Job Description

Director of Operations (Operations)
Des Moines, IA, United States of America


Marsden Building Maintenance, a Marsden Holding Company, is a facility services provider with an unmatched reputation for operational excellence. We clean, sanitize, and service large and small businesses across the Midwest. In a nutshell: we clean buildings… really well. 

Job Skills / Requirements

The Director of Operations oversees a regional operation leading the management group in executing a high level of customer care with financial responsibility for all accounts within that region as well as creating a safe and respectful work environment for all.


Core Responsibilities

  • Oversees area cleaning managers at customer facilities to ensure that customer expectations and agreed upon KPIs are met.
  • Ensures standards for service quality, equipment, and performance are maintained and that cost-effective resources are used to maximize service standards. Ensures fixed assets are preserved. Initiates recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to scope of work.
  • Develops, monitors, and reports on operating costs within functional areas. Alerts management of cost and labor over run. Makes recommendations and implements solutions to problems related to same.
  • Advises managers on labor issues including safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, training, grievances, etc. Ensures managers and supervisors are adhering to company policy and administering practices in fair and equitable manner.
  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with human resources as appropriate.
  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.

Business Conduct

  • Commits to behave in compliance with the company’s values and Code of Conduct
  • Builds a culture of work safety and leads by example with one's own safe behavior
  • Treats co-workers with respect and approaches conflict with positive intent and professionalism
  • Asks questions to understand why we do what we do and how we do it - champions change when improvements can be made
  • Ensures one's own compliance with the company's published Operations Standards


Supervisory Responsibility

  • Leads a team of Operations, Account, and Area Managers.


Skills Required

  • Must have a coaching mindset and be a champion of your team.
  • Clearly and effectively formulate directions for others, effectively conveying expectations and what success looks like.
  • Build authentic relationships within the organization, with customers, and with the community. Strong employee and client focus.
  • Clearly demonstrates exceptional business acumen, critical thinking, sound decision making, and creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute on established strategic vision to drive successful completion of objectives and key results.
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the organizational values
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, develop and lead a team.
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, with strong ability to make decisions and collaborate across the business.
  • Proficient written and verbal English communication.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities.


Education and Experience Required

  • 5+ years managing employees and or managers.
  • 5+ years of customer service experience.
  • P&L reporting knowledge.
  • Restaurant, maintenance, or janitorial experience a plus.


Frequent daily travel within the Des Moines and surrounding areas, driving personal vehicle with allowance and/or company vehicle.


Additional Information / Benefits

Marsden Holding L.L.C is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Marsden and its affiliates do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, age, sex, creed, ancestry, disability, sexual or affectional orientation, marital, or veteran status, color, religion, national origin, status with regard to public assistance or any characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, 401K/403b Plan

This job reports to the Gabriel Velasquez

This is a Full-Time position 2nd Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1