Sodexo Universities is seeking a District Manager 2 to oversee food services operations for the client portfolio of up to 7 Universities accounts in the states of Ohio and Michigan. The DM will preferably reside in Michigan due to the concentration of the business. The scope of service is a mix of residential dining, multiple retail sites and catering operations with a total revenue base of approximately $20M. Reporting to the RVP, day to day responsibilities will include providing overall planning, direction, evaluation and control to assigned food service units to achieve operations and financial goals, participation on a team, HR functions, establishing and maintaining effective customer/client rapport and providing leadership support to a team of Managers and front-line hourly associates.
** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE WITH THIS POSITION! **
The ideal candidate will have strong strategic leadership, financial acumen, talent management, strong communication and project management skills. This candidate will need to be able to work both horizontally and vertically within both organizations and have outstanding presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage the workload accordingly. Works with clients and RVP in all matters relating to contract and account operations in order to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship that ensures account growth and account retention. Some travel will be required.
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Serves as the primary representative of Sodexo for multiple accounts in a designated geographic area. Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing all activities within the assigned geographic area through subordinate managers, supervisors and employees including financial performance, client retention, and employee training and development. Works with each client and the Vice President in all matters relating to contract and account operations in order to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship that ensures account retention. Develops a business plan and budget for the accounts with the General Manager's.
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 7 years
Basic Functional Experience - 7 years
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.