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Senior Operations Manager

Wilkes Barre, PA - On-site


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$48 - $54 Per Hour

Start Date:


This position is a 5 month contract with strong likelihood of extending or converting. Fully on-site in Wilkes Barre, PA.

The incumbent is responsible for the efficient management and operation of the Wilkes Barre Distribution Center. This includes all tasks in the Corporate Facilities + Services area, i.e. technical facility management (e.g. operation of structural and technical installations, fire prevention), building-related services (e.g. safety, cleaning, waste, outdoor facilities) and workplace-related services for employees (e.g. health & safety, space planning, moves, catering, mail services, car pool).

Key Responsibilities:

– Responsible key function in the management team of the Workplaces Team which ensures a very high service level for all customers across the Wilkes Barre Facility

– Aligning service levels and costs for Corporate Facilities + Services and providing regularly reports to senior management.

– Leading and further development of the assigned employees and teams.

– Negotiation, administration and controlling of all services at the location.

– Adherence to guidelines and standards of Corporate Property + Services/HQ in Herzogenaurach.

– Resource management (administration, planning, organization and controlling of personnel, tasks, timelines, costs).

– Planning, organization, and supervision of constructional and technical facility management, taking economic aspects into account.

– Adherence to US statutory safety regulations (e.g. OSHA).

– Analysis, quality control and further development of standards and processes.

– Build-up and further development of relationships with business partners at the site in order to better understand customer requirements. Ensure communication through all hierarchy levels.

– Space/occupancy planning and implementation of moves (moves management).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

– Functional and disciplinary lead and further development of the assigned employees and creation of an effective work environment.

– Project management (schedule, quality and cost control, representation of the owner, steering of external architects, specialist planners and other third parties).

– Design, planning, organization, tendering, placing and supervision of services and construction work, including scheduling, invoice control, documentation, defect tracking and warranty management.

– Autonomous planning, organization, and supervision of technical and constructional maintenance work as well as renovation and remodeling work in coordination with Site Management and specialist colleagues, taking into account different priorities, strategic goals and relevant regulations.

– Preparation of presentations, decision proposals, price comparisons, cost estimates and investment requests.

Requisite Education:

– University/college degree focusing on civil engineering, electrical engineering and/or mechanical engineering with additional business management training or requisite experience equalling the same.

– At least 7 years’ relevant experience in a similar function.

– Extensive knowledge of all areas of state-of-the-art facility management.

– Entrepreneurial and business mindset. Distinctive analytical, conceptual, and communicative skills. Own initiative and independent work style.

– Distinctive team orientation and assertiveness.

– Solid MS Office skills, knowledge in the application of CAFM systems. Knowledge of SAP an advantage.

– Competent English language skills.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $48-$54 Per Hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.


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Client Description

Our client strives to be the global leader in the sporting goods industry with brands built on a passion for sports and a sporting lifestyle. They are committed to continuously strengthening brands and products to improve their competitive position. Their strategic focus is on increasing brand credibility, elevating the experience for their consumers, and pushing the boundaries in sustainability. The execution of their strategy is enabled by a mindset of innovation across all dimensions of their business as well as their digital transformation.