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Facilities Manager

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.


The purpose of the position is to assure the effective functioning of Univar’s corporate facilities and provide an efficient, safe working environment for employees and their activities by using best business practices to manage resources, services and processes to meet the needs of the company.


  • Oversees and/or coordinates maintenance/repair work assignments performed by technicians, vendors and contractors performing building maintenance, landscaping, and janitorial work Responds to client inquires and complaints.
  • Manage vendor relationships and supervise on site.
  • Manage facility move, add and change projects.
  • Prepare and maintain annual operating and capital budget for three buildings.
  • Processes invoices and ensures proper cost center coding. Reviews periodic reports including financials, and explains variances. Works with finance team to correct.
  • Provide coaching and direction to facilities team.
  • Performs facilities inspections and prepares reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.


Requirements are:


  • Minimum of five years of related progressive experience and/or training.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with focus Facilities Management, Facilities Engineering or related qualification such as project management, business management, or construction management.
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of project management; business administration; electrical and mechanical systems; procurement and contracts; health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Experience in construction, maintenance and all facets of facility operations
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Solid computer and systems knowledge
  • Driver’s license required.


Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Full time
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, US