Operations Manager Job
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Baton Rouge, LA 70816, US
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 an Operations Manager that is responsible for staffing, scheduling and processing payroll for all Security Professionals within assigned client sites in the Division or Branch for which the Operations Manager is responsible. Maintains regular communications with Security Professionals, resolving issues regarding pay, morale or complaints. Manages overtime by effective scheduling and making timely, qualified hiring decisions. Takes prompt action to when complaints are received regarding employee performance or conduct, administers disciplinary and coaching actions, and initiates and executes routine termination actions. 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.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Interviews and hires qualified applicants to fill open post positions in a proactive and timely manner, following company interviewing guidelines. Also regularly evaluates low-performing employees for replacement, upgrade or transfer;
- Makes initial/conditional job offers (for new employees) and job transfers (for existing employees) using company forms and procedures, offering rates, schedules and benefits in alignment with post contract requirements. Maintains and publishes weekly Open Post List and actively manages job openings within division/branch;
- Creates, modifies and manages post schedules in Winteam to ensure adequate coverage at all times. Ensures schedules are properly maintained in WinTeam and are updated regularly;
- Ensures all positions are staffed according to contract requirements and effectively manages branch overtime through proper scheduling and staffing. Maintains a qualified, sufficient pool of rovers for backfill of vacant positions as needed;
- Receives weekly time-sheets and updates Winteam schedules as necessary (verify such for self-scheduling accounts). Runs bi-weekly payroll according to company procedures. Ensures records are properly maintained and updated to reduce payroll errors. Resolves payroll discrepancies in a timely and efficient manner, and communicate status of such to affected employees, to minimize financial exposure for Company;
- Follows all company policies regarding timekeeping procedures, meal and rest period breaks (where applicable), ensuring signatures and acknowledgements are properly documented (where applicable), and conducting weekly audits of timekeeping records to ensure accuracy;
- Processes requests for final paychecks, anniversary bonuses and other pay related issues, and execute the distribution of such pay. Acts as a Company representative in such matters as unemployment hearings, workers’ compensation hearings/depositions, union meetings (where applicable), state agency activities, depositions, and other related liability matters;
- Conducts disciplinary and counseling sessions with Security Professionals as needed in a proactive and professional manner. Ensures all such issues are documented according to company standards, and that all issues receive proper follow up for resolution;
- Initiates termination procedures as needed for voluntary and involuntary separations. Executes termination meetings as necessary and complete all follow up documentation according to company standards;
- Maintains regular proactive contact with Security Professionals to ensure all staff is being effectively utilized, properly trained, and ready for placement as needed. Reviews “No Hours Report” with branch Human Resource staff on a weekly basis, and disposition employees who are on “active” status with no hours, in accordance with company policies, ensuring no employees remain on “no hours” status beyond 3 weeks;
- Maintains high employee morale and low employee turnover through effective and proactive communications and timely problem resolution. Ensures all hiring, counseling, disciplinary and termination procedures are executed in a consistent manner;
- Ensures a smooth running operation by enforcing post specific policies and procedures through proper communication and training. May utilize field training staff to assist in executing post-specific training
- Maintains a well-organized, clean and effective working area, and ensure all daily, weekly and bi-weekly deadlines are consistently met. Prepares and runs all required reports as directed by managers, reviews such reports in a timely manner with management team, and takes appropriate action as necessary to address any report discrepancies or operational issues
- Performs additional projects or tasks as may be directed by managers.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or experience required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required. Prior security industry and/or military experience preferred. College degree or coursework desirable;
- Minimum 3 – 5 years of professional-level experience required, managing non-exempt employees in a fast-paced, service organization. Prior experience in the security industry, law enforcement, military and/or customer service highly desired. Experience in scheduling, operations and/or employee management in a service-related industry a significant plus;
- Must be able to secure a valid Guard License if required by the state in which you are applying. As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a behavioral assessment, all new-hire paperwork, a background/reference evaluation, and a post-offer/pre-employment drug and alcohol test;
- May require a current state driver’s license and have the ability to safely operate a vehicle; may be required to drive to client sites to address scheduling or employee issues on an as needed basis and must provide own reliable transportation for such;
- Ability to write effective and concise reports and document investigations and counseling sessions. Must be able to effectively communicate coaching, counseling and disciplinary actions, as well as termination meetings in a professional manner in accordance with company standards;
- Demonstrated working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office software mandatory. Ability to learn and efficiently operate various timekeeping and payroll programs, such as Winteam, eHub, and CyCop;
- Demonstrated ability to be very customer service oriented, with the ability to successfully interact with all levels in the organization, including with Security Professionals, Vice Presidents and clients in a courteous and professional manner, while functioning as a team player. Must demonstrate an effective ability to de-escalate situations before they become hostile or unpleasant;
- Energetic and focused personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines. Must demonstrate a high level of integrity, and apply rules, policies and employment actions in a consistent, fair and equitable manner in all situations;
- Professional, articulate and able to use good independent judgment and discretion;
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to read, write and speak English in a clear, concise manner.
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.