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Sodexo's universities segment is seeking a Food Operations Manager 3 for our premiere account in Jonesboro, AR. Arkansas State University is a large public university with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 and a resident population of approximately 3,500. This position will report to the General Manager and be responsible for resident dining, retail, catering and concessions with a manager in each format reporting to this position. Knowledge of Food Management, Labor Management & Market Connection as well as all other Sodexo systems would be beneficial. Employee recruitment and training, coaching/counseling & motivating hourly associates as well as managers is preferred. Experience in maintaining high standards in food and service quality as well as customer and client satisfaction is extremely important. Will helps to oversee a large salaried staff and up to 100 associates in a mixed workforce or part time, full time and students. This high level positions will assume GM responsibilities in the case of the GM absence.
Is this opportunity right for you?
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.
Are you the experienced food service manager we’re seeking?
We are looking for candidates who will:
The ideal candidate:
Where is your new career opportunity located? In Jonesboro, Arkansas! We are located in northeast Arkansas and are one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Arkansas. This is a town of 75,000 people offering everything the big cities do but without all the traffic and high cost of living! (Memphis is 1 hour, St. Louis 4 hours, and Little Rock 2 hours and you are only 6 hours from New Orleans!).
10 great reasons to live in Jonesboro: Education - Enjoy a top notch school system, Friends & Neighbors, Safety, Healthcare, Cost of Living, Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Dining & Diverse Geography and Rich Heritage.
Check out Arkansas State University: https://www.astate.edu/
Provides leadership and supervision for the on-site food service exempt and non-exempt level staff in the delivery of our contractual agreement with the client. Provides supervision for food services at account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the company. Implements business practices in order to uphold company mission, values and commitments made in the Sodexo client contractual agreement.
- Establishes a safe work environment
- Assumes General Manager’s (GM) responsibilities and authority in his/her absence
- Utilizes Sodexo tools and programs to develop client, customer, and staff relationships, to ensure account retention
- Implements and fully utilizes all Sodexo tools and programs to ensure financial outcomes
- Directs daily operations of food service to ensure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory and resources, ensures operating standards and regulatory requirements are met
- Develops and implements plans, projects, with defined objectives, methods, timetables and budget to support client and Sodexo strategic plan
- Ensures adherence to all HR standards for Sodexo, client, and regulatory agencies
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree
Basic Management Experience - 3 years
Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.
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