• General Manager 4 - Food

    System ID
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Food Service General Manager


    Sodexo Government Services has a dynamic career opportunity for a Food Service General Manger supporting the most exciting and meaningful missions in the World with a high-profile Government Services client in Central Virginia area.


    This Food Service opportunity will require someone to develop innovative food solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results. Our clients depend on our expertise to help them to optimize their business.


    This is a high-profile position with regular client interactions and Sodexo leadership – interpersonal skills and ability to handle a high degree of accountability will be necessary.


    About the contract:

      • Sodexo will provide full range of food service for a base operations support at a secured US Government location with cafeteria operations, catering services, special event support, and hospitality services.
      • The food services/meals in support of base events to include but not limited to: boxed breakfasts , boxed lunches, a healthy snack program, cookouts/BBQs, hot entrees, hors d'oeuvres, special men us to support V IP guests fine dining and official ceremonial events.

    This business is over $2.5 Million Annual Revenue


    About the position:

    The Food Services General Manager for a Base Operations Support contract in the Central Virginia area will direct, coordinate, and manage the work effort associated with the full range of food services provided at the US government location.

    The Food Services General Manager will demonstrate and apply highly developed interpersonal, analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills the ability to manage complex programs in a diverse and dynamic environment with short-notice tasking’s under high pressure situations.


    • Ensure that all services are delivered, and all tasks are performed in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW).
    • Support other key management personnel in their responsibilities and ensure they manage in line with relevant statutory, security, environmental, health, and compliance requirements.
    • Maintain a professional staff and ensure that they follow established Government training protocols, policies, directives, and procedures at all times.
    • Communicate effectively with the US Government employees and departments to accomplish tasks and requirements and promote a customer friendly environment in support of operations at all levels.
    • Meet the requirements SOW, delivering high quality services that align with the needs of the customer and in accordance with applicable statues and industry best management practices.
    • Be responsible for management of the food services staff and infrastructure
    • Manage the preparation and delivery of quality food services, establish menus, and generally oversee all activities for daily cafeteria services and unique offerings in support of special events and VIP guests
    • Provide occupational skills to lead a dispersed food service organization
    • Demonstrate leadership of a team by ensuring cohesiveness with the unit and the client
    • Oversee expenditures to control unit financials Manage schedule to incur little to no OT based on coverage of scheduled conferences and/or VIP events Direct daily food service operations in order to provide variety and quality products
    • Maintain and implement sanitary and food safety conditions and training to adhere to auditing procedures and statutory regulations.
    • Develop a business plan that establishes rapport, promotes partnership and fulfills the clients' needs and expectations
    • Responsible for the execution of service quality by maintaining the highest level of delivery Promote and support workplace diversity initiatives.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

      • Five (5) years management experience with three (3) years of functional experience
      • High School Diploma with a preference to a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management or related field
      • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing a professional kitchen and dining environment.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of food sanitation, safety codes, industry trends and practical business applications.
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Must possess a current TS/SCI clearance with polygraph


    Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to work nights and weekends
    • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills Expert computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience using MAXIMO

    About Sodexo’s Government Segment:  We are a federal contractor within Sodexo and have a business portfolio of approximately $450 million in revenue and our star status client portfolio includes the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, Intelligence business and Federal Government locations throughout the United States and Guam.  


    Come join a growing segment and grow your career!

    The successful candidate must possess a current TS/SCI clearance with polygraph for this position. Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer. 



    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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