• General Manager 4 - Food Located in Indianola, IA

    Location US-IA-INDIANOLA | US-NM-Albuquerque | US-CA-Greater Los Angeles | US-FL-Miami | US-NY-New York | US-PR-San Juan
    System ID
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Campus Dining has an opportunity for a General Manager 4 for our account at Simpson College located in Indianola, IA, minutes from Des Moines.  This College is located in a beautiful town with approximately 1100 students on meal plans. The General Manager will oversee Resident Dining, Retail Dining and Catering for a total managed volume of approximately $3 million. We offer multiple Retail brands as wellThe GM will oversee an Executive Chef, a Retail Manager, and a Catering Manager.  


    The ideal General Manager candidate will possess:


    • College/University Operations Manager or General Manager-level experience (volume $2.5-5M)
    • Experience in account opening/transition
    • Experience interacting with executive-level clients and building those relationships as well as with other campus departments.
    • Experience managing resident and retail operations food service business.
    • Experience training and leading other salaried managers.
    • Experience with food and labor management systems.
    • Experience writing budgets and managing those budgets.
    • Experience with new account openings and/or change management.
    • Strong administration, organization and client relations skills are necessary at this management level.

    Simpson College is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts college in Indianola, Iowa, and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Simpson has been fully accredited by North Central Association since 1913. The college is a close-knit community with about 1,400 full-time and 300 part-time students. In addition to the Indianola residential campus, Simpson has a facility in West Des Moines.

    Simpson has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. In 2016, Washington Monthly ranked Simpson #38 on its list of "Best Bang for the Buck Midwest Colleges" (#25 among private colleges).[2] The college has been named by the John Templeton Foundation as one of 60 colleges that offer students an exemplary first-year program.

    Simpson is known for a strong commitment to civic engagement and non-partisan education on public issues, exemplified by the John C. Culver Public Policy Center and by its two Pi Kappa Delta debate national championships from 2016 and 2018. [3][4]

    Simpson's campus is located 12 miles (19 km) south of Des Moines, Iowa, providing students with easy access to the many attractions, cultural resources, and employment and internship opportunities in the Des Moines Metro. The Leadership at Simpson is looking for a leader who is a great communicator, strong in business acumem and an innovative thinker. A leader who works closely with the student organizations to bring a strong sense of civic commitment to the position.


    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


    We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 



    Position Summary

    Directs all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Manages through managers and is accountable for the contract. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account.
    Provides local leadership and strategic direction while developing team for new and emerging business solutions that sustain growth in the day to day operations.
    Key Duties
    - Directs all contract services.
    - Oversees management/administrative team who are responsible for special functions, cash control and payroll.
    - Customer and client satisfaction
    - Drives growth
    - Financial management

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree           

    Basic Management Experience - 5 years              

    Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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