Senior Manager, Area Support (Food)

Unit Description

Job #72490 - Sodexo is seeking an Executive Level Culinary Support Manager of Dining Services for new business of accounts in a system located throughout FL, GA, LA, and TX. As new locations are added within the system, this position would be responsible for the new locations; up to 16 planned. Must travel 80% of the time to unit locations and live within a 50-mile radius of a major airport.

Major responsibilities: implement culinary systems, processes, and procedures, training employees on basic culinary skills, menu development, inventory and on-line food ordering, cost controls, food and kitchen safety and sanitation, and Sodexo systems and standards. The ability to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of the organization is critical. Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to integrate fully within our client's organization becoming a trusted adviser and member of the account leadership team.

Your Skills Checklist for this position;

Culinary Degree / Trade School Certificate and Servsafe Certified

Healthcare / Seniors / CCRC background

Contract Food Service Management experience

Financial skills for food & labor cost controls

HR skills to partner with General & District Managers

Computer skills; Financial, Food & Labor Management Systems

Experience with high level customer satisfaction and quality standards

Working knowledge of HACCP monitors for Regulatory compliance

Dynamic leadership skills for outcomes that exceed Client and Resident expectations

Work hours and days vary, based on account needs: Mon-Fri with some weekends

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Position Summary

Serves as a subject matter expert for the Division relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery and culinary services. Typically aligned with a Senior Vice President or Vice President and supports that geography.

Key Duties-Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of standards and other regulatory requirements, as well as with Sodexo's templates and standards for customer service. Provide expert advice and guidance relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery, inventory management, and culinary services. Provide operational support to existing and prospective client accounts.

* Support a Division with deployment of account business plans to enhance customer service, facility layout and design, account profitability and retention, and client and customer satisfaction. Provide initial design consulting and conceptual design services to internal and external clients. Support the implementation of new unit openings, including the development and administration of training plans.

* Supports the sales process by assisting with operations and costing analyses, and by providing technical support in the development of service proposals. Ensure that area meets specific targets for reduction of food cost through implementation of food production systems and purchasing compliance. Ensure that area meets specific targets for implementation of purchasing/product compliance and product rationalization.

* Lead the installation of the Food Management Process. Train others following the installation of the Food Management Process to reinforce new management behaviors. Communicate the Division's retail strategy and provide input to area leadership on its implementation within a region. Conduct unit operational assessments and financial analyses. Visit and inspect current accounts, providing objective feedback based on operational standards and ensure contractual and regulatory compliance. Recommends changes in operations based on standards, identify appropriate resources, and assist in implementation plans. Conduct inspection tours of facilities to provide information needed to develop a proposal for prospective clients.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in operationsSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.