Director of Operations

in Portland, OR

Director of Operations Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    870911

  • Req #

    2022-870911

  • Job Location

    Portland, OR 97239, US

  • Job Category

    Management

  • Job Type

    Full Time

Allied Universal®, North America’s leading security and facility services company, provides rewarding careers that give you a sense of purpose. While working in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workplace, you will be part of a team that fuels a culture that will reflect in our communities and customers we serve. We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for all full-time positions!

Allied Universal is currently hiring a Director of Operations (Dir of Ops) to oversee all Account Managers and on-site scheduled, managed business in a Mega Market by visiting client sites and ensuring the highest levels of client satisfaction and Security Professional performance.  The successful Director of Operations will achieve goals and objectives, ensure the highest level of Security Officer Quality, retain quality clients by providing excellent customer service, build and retain profitable business growth and hire and develop strong talent. To support and ensure success in this role, we provide a comprehensive, week-long management onboarding course designed to provide best practices, tools and guidance.

Primary responsibilities for the Director of Operations include:

  • Set an example as a leader with a management style that encourages participation and ownership by all, along with a continuous focus on execution, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and financial management
  • Conduct all business with the highest of ethical and professional standards while assuring maintaining client bill rates and overseeing billbacks
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with senior management at all accounts; key region and corporate functions and counterparts across the organization
  • Oversee all managed business and client relationships
  • Perform daytime client visits and post inspections
  • Negotiate client account renewals
  • Support and execute Performance Management and Talent Management programs and initiatives for all assigned personnel
  • Continually reinforce and encourage exemplary service delivery to all clients, and ensure that all direct and indirect reports do the same, to assure client satisfaction and retention
  • Conduct all business with the highest of ethical and professional standards 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information and data
  • Keep records and prepare accurate and timely feedback / reports as required

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree or related field plus at least 5 years of general management experience in a service industry.  Contract or proprietary security services experience is preferred. In addition, we seek the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including highly effective written and oral delivery
  • Dedication to high quality customer service delivery and integrity through proven client and customer relationships
  • Strategic thinker with financial acumen to grow the business while maintaining and retaining current business
  • Proven track record of excellence in service and financial management (awards, top rankings, etc.) using consultative client engagement
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior leadership, peers, subordinates, internal resources and clients
  • Proven track record of developing and engaging people to achieve superior results.  Passionate about coaching and development
  • Proven success in hiring the best talent and effectively managing team performance
  • Ability to deal with internal and external customers and to ensure compliance with fair employment practices and perform employee investigations 

Key Competencies:  integrity, problem solving, conflict management, time management, customer focus, timely decision making, motivating and directing others, drive for results.

Additional Information

Who We Are

Men and women who have served in the military are an integral part of Allied Universal and we salute our veterans and extend gratitude for your service.

Military service members are often on the front lines, sacrificing everything to protect our freedom. And at Allied Universal, these unsung heroes help do their part to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses in every corner of our communities.

When they join our ranks, they bring with them leadership attributes, significant life experiences and military core values that are a perfect fit to be successful among a large security force, helping to make a difference in our communities.

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