General Manager, Aviation Lounge 1

System ID
General Management
Relocation Type
Employment Status

Unit Description

Let your passion for people be the driver of your success at Sodexo. Through your leadership, your team will make a real impact every day.


Sodexo's Airport Lounge Segment has an exciting opening for the private United Club located at Washington National Airport (DCA).   We are seeking a top-notch, hospitality-driven Club General Manager to lead the Food and Beverage operations within this private club/lounge. 


The lounges are dedicated spaces for elite passengers to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy chef created dishes or order from the full-service bar, which serves premium wine and spirits. We are seeking dynamic, energetic and experienced General Managers to be part of creating memorable dining experiences for our guests.  These managers will be responsible for ensuring excellent front of house guest services for our upscale clubs/lounges.


The ideal candidates for these roles will be seasoned hospitality professionals with a food and beverage management background within hotels, restaurants or similar high-end venue.  A team consisting of Bartenders, Cooks, Food Attendants and Custodial Staff will report to the General Manager.  


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Food & Beverage:
      • Supply chain management/product ordering
      • Proactive menu design based on customer feedback and take-rates;
      • Local menu creativity/food product placement and display.
      • ServSafe / food handling
    • Staffing/Training:
      • Employee coaching and development;
      • Staffing management (coverage)/schedule planning.
    • Other:
      • Proactive communication/escalation of operational issues and ability to problem-solve in partnership with Regional Manager;
      • Hospitality-centric ability to pivot and try new things in partnership with United based on industry trends;
      • Customer service delivery beyond product service and facility cleanliness- ability to create a friendly environment and appropriately engage with guests;
      • Proactive in identifying and communicating key local market needs/trends in order to support creation of a ‘Uniquely United and Distinctly Local” atmosphere.


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Working for Sodexo:

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.



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 or equivalent experience   

Basic Management Experience - 5 years              

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

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


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