Operations Specialist - Remote

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Company: Sonepar

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As one of the largest utility distribution organizations in America, we constantly strive to bring our best to our customers, suppliers, and fellow associates. Irby Utilities is uniquely positioned to provide dynamic solutions to essential utility services impacting our local and broader communities.

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as a team. Through our tremendous growth, we are continuing to develop opportunities and look for people to join us as we journey forward.

Job Summary

As the remote Operations Specialist you will manage all documentation and processes for facilities leased or owned and relating to general maintenance, new construction, and remodeling projects. This position will also assist in preparing long-term planning and budgets related to the expansion and contraction of the business as it relates to building requirements.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review and ensure facility compliance with lease documents, specifications, and building codes.
  • Collect and analyze best practices and standards for facility-related activities.
  • Facilitate and record all financial transactions related to facility leases, including security deposits, base rent, insurance, taxes, building maintenance, etc., in accordance with applicable lease agreements.
  • Identify and implement sustainability initiatives with the support of the Sonepar Sustainability team and Irby Senior Leadership.
  • Assist local management in assessing current and future needs; incorporate this information into company-wide plans to help meet the needs of continued growth, changing business requirements, and consistency of corporate standards.
  • Identify and manage national programs to address ongoing maintenance and upkeep, negotiate and implement service contracts, assist in the layout and purchase of new furniture, review vendor invoices, and work with HR and Safety to meet the needs of local associates.
  • Coordinate with the Sonepar team to ensure all network installation projects, hardware upgrades, and IT procurements are completed according to design and scope.
  • Administer our corporate printer lease agreement, including but not limited to equipment procurements and transfers, invoicing, and service issues.
  • Facilitate and standardize building access, security, and surveillance systems focusing on compliance with Sonepar-approved suppliers. Periodically review internal standards to make sure we are meeting the needs of associates and visitors.
  • Support the accurate reporting of general liability and other claims, including workers’ compensation, related to
  • Coordinate building signage installations in partnership with our national sign vendor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Facilities Management or business-related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating and managing contracts, project management, and a general understanding of building systems.
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects while working in a team environment locally or regionally, strong organizational and communication skills, and familiarity with project management tools and concepts.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of others to obtain efficient results.
  • Ability to create reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Very strong customer orientation, service awareness, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Proven leadership/management skills.
  • Familiarity with Outlook, Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Microsoft Projects.
  • Able to be the “team leader” that expedites projects and drives project objectives.
  • Must be able to identify problems, develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and successfully resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Must have good judgment regarding problems and issues.
  • Must know when to seek help in resolving problems.



Additional Desired Skills / Experience

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • SharePoint and Teams

Why work for Irby Utilities?

Irby Utilities is a crucial link in the distribution chain, connecting manufacturers to their customers in electrical power, natural gas, and broadband services. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions through logistical and operational support, sales and account management, project services, data analysis, and more. We firmly attribute our success to our people in each of these fields, and we are constantly advancing our skills and abilities.

Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation and Personal, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance.

About Irby Utilities

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and 700 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  We have experienced incredible growth over the past five years, presenting many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.   Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas