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Junior Facilities Manager

Sonder

Sonder

Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024

Sonder is revolutionizing hospitality through innovative, tech-powered service and inspiring, thoughtfully designed accommodations combined into one seamlessly managed experience. Officially launched in 2014, Sonder is making a world of better stays open to all with a variety of accommodation options — from rooms to suites and apartments — found in 40+ cities spanning 10 countries and three continents. Sonder’s innovative app empowers guests by making self-service features and 24/7 on-the-ground support just a tap away. From simple self check-in to boutique bathroom amenities, we bring the best of a hotel without any of the formality.

Given Sonder's global expansion plans, there will be extraordinary opportunities for personal and professional growth for the right candidate.

We are seeking an operations-focused, high-performance, energetic, detail-oriented, organized, hospitality-passionate, and excellent communicator to join our team.

As a Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that our facilities operate efficiently and safely, providing an optimal environment for our employees and customers. You will work closely with various departments to coordinate and oversee all activities related to facility management and maintenance.

AT SONDER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Planning, coordinating, and overseeing the overall management of facility maintenance, including preventive and corrective maintenance, external service management, and improvement projects.

  • Managing and supervising maintenance teams to ensure the proper functioning, safety, and functionality of the facilities within our hotels.

  • Developing and implementing facility management policies and procedures to optimize operational efficiency and minimize costs.

  • Coordinating with external vendors to ensure compliance with technical-legal requirements according to the standards set by relevant regulations, as well as for repairs or extraordinary maintenance that must be carried out by certified external companies.

  • Conducting regular inspections of facilities to identify and address maintenance, safety, or regulatory compliance issues.

  • Managing quotations/budgets and resources for facility maintenance and improvement activities, ensuring efficient use of financial resources.

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for all facility-related issues and proactively resolving any problems that arise.

  • Maintaining records of maintenance operations, repairs, inspections, and other aspects related to facility management.


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Bachelor's degree in MEP engineering or similar technical background

  • Demonstrable experience in similar roles

  • Solid knowledge of facility systems and equipment, including HVAC, plumbing, electricity, fire safety, as well as their requirements according to local regulations

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with different levels of staff and stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions.

  • Results-oriented and able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment.

  • Relevant certifications in facility management, health and safety, or related areas will be considered favorably.

We also have great benefits to make your life easier so you can focus on what you’re best at:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Generous stock plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (where applicable)

  • Flexible vacation

  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders

  • A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!

  • Workplace flexibility (for remote-specified positions only) #ABetterWaytoWork

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status or other protected classes.