• General Manager, Aviation Lounge 1

    Location US-TX-HOUSTON
    System ID
    General Management
    Relocation Type
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Aviation Services has an exciting opening for the UNITED Polaris Business lounge.  We are seeking a General Manager, Aviation Lounge 1 at IAH-Houston, George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The lounge is dedicated space for Business class passengers to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy chef created dishes from the buffet or pre-flight dining a la cart menu or ordering from the bar serving premium wine and spirits. We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and experienced Lounge/Restaurant Manager to be part of creating memorable dining experiences for our elite guests.



    We are looking for candidates who will be:


    Responsible for insuring excellent front of house guest services for this first class lounge. We are seeking seasoned hospitality professionals with food service knowledge as well as experience managing Bartenders, alcohol/bar service, food attendants and custodial staff. The members in these private clubs expect and deserve 5 star service!


    If you have prior experience in a high-end hospitality venue; including hotels, fine-dining restaurants or other 5-star hospitality venue, we want to hear from you!


    Learn more about United Polaris lounges: https://youtu.be/EXAzQJQzNx8


    The ideal candidate will have: 

    • 5+ years of experience as a Restaurant Manager or General Manager in a high-end hotel or fine-dining restaurant; aviation/lounge exp is a plus
    • Ability to lead front-line staff in providing exceptional customer service 
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implementation of company policies
    • Employee relations relations experience
    • Strong level of client and guest interaction
    • Experience with premium wines and spirits

    Why choose Sodexo?  Explore the benefits here!  


    Position Summary

    Responsible for general management of an account/unit providing one or more core services (Core Services of: Lounge Operations and may include any of: Complementary Food and Bar, Food For Sale, Appearance Care, Credential Desk, Purchasing and Concierge Services. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account.

    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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