Allied Universal

Area Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2024 11:09 PM)
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Allied Universal® Janitorial Services is uniquely capable and personally committed to delivering exceptional janitorial services. We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, retirement plan, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for most full-time janitorial jobs!

We pride ourselves on fostering a promote from within culture.

Job Description

Allied Universal® Janitorial Services, an Allied Universal® Company, is hiring a Area Manager. The Area Manager is responsible for staff management, business operations, and customer relations within an assigned geographical area for a leading nationwide provider of Janitorial services in Retail, Facilities, Education, and Commercial Office Buildings.



  • Manage sixty (60) Site Supervisors plus a sizeable hourly staff of cleaners at multiple accounts; provide ongoing guidance and direction; hire and develop line supervisors and staff; identify performance goals and provide ongoing training, coaching and feedback; proactively identify performance issues and provide immediate feedback; assess and determine best course of action; address union relations issues; assist in resolving grievances; and address non-union employee relations issues, as necessary.
  • Lead on-going efforts for process improvement to enhance productivity and increase efficiencies while sustaining high level of quality; implement cost reduction, profit enhancing strategies; direct and execute new customer/contract start-up operations; identify start-up team, develop action plans, implement services in a timely and cost effective basis; continually assess financial performance of accounts/contracts, identify problem areas, implement plan to address concerns; financially manage and ensure account profit and productivity goals are met introduce new products and/or services, negotiate terms and insure contract supplies and equipment requirements are met; identify ongoing financial and operational efficiencies
  • Present account contract bids; discuss issues, follow-up with changes and implement contract/services on a timely basis; schedule and conduct visits and inspections at all customer/site locations; walk through facility, identify, and discuss problems, issues, and solutions; develop action plan to address; provide feedback to project managers and/or staff; leverage relationships and build new business opportunities
  • Manage and control staff expenses; communicate company business and travel expense policies; function as communication leader


  • High School diploma equivalent (e.g., GED)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in managing operations in the services industry, preferably in the cleaning and maintenance business
  • Experience with the development and maintenance of budgets and labor costs and monitoring financial information
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to effectively influence others through positive, proactive communication style
  • Leadership skills with ability to positively impact customer and employee relations
  • Excellent attentive and active listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and able to effectively utilize all available office management technology
  • Sound independent judgment and discretionary skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Results-oriented, balancing a sense of urgency for immediate problems with proactive planning and problem identification


  • College degree in Business Administration/Management
  • Experience working with and negotiating union contracts
  • Ability to speak, read, and write the Spanish language


Salary: $64,480/year


Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information:


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