• District Manager 2

    Location US-IL-CHICAGO
    System ID
    General Management
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for a District Manager 2 (Food Services) in the greater Chicagoland area.


    Relocation offered!


    Are you the one?

    Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations, you will oversee and direct the food service operations for our large, multisite clients ensuring successful operations and strong client relationships. This includes the following key duties:

    • Build and maintain strong client relationships promoting the Clients for Life philosophy.
    • Work proactively with clients and Sodexo VP in all matters relating to contract and account operations to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship. 
    • Lead and inspire your team to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers.
    • Analyze and forecast financial results making decisions based on data and needs.
    • Develop and innovate to promote improved performance within units.
    • Manage vendor contracts and oversee performance.
    • Build and maintain strong teams through recruitment and retention.

     You have:

    • Experience managing large scale food operations in a complex, multi-unit portfolio.
    • Extensive fiscal management experience which includes developing and managing individual budgets upwards of $35M+ within company and client targets, fiscal analysis, utilization of data to make effective business decisions and proven ability to deliver on growth strategies.
    • Knowledge of the latest trends and innovations to drive client value.
    • Demonstrated ability to build, develop, and lead a strong management team.
    • Highly developed organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, meet deadlines and proactively address operational and client needs.
    • Proven ability to develop exceptional client relations.
    • Strong communication, presentation and client relations skills and the ability to work both horizontally and vertically within both organizations;
    • Business development skills to identify and successfully target growth opportunities among existing clients.

    This career opportunity offers a competitive salary, bonus, company car, and full benefits. This position is a full-time position with variable hours that may include occasional evenings or weekends. 


    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. 


    Apply Now!

    Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!


    Position Summary

    Serves as the primary representative of Sodexo for multiple accounts in a designated geographic area. Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing all activities within the assigned geographic area through subordinate managers, supervisors and employees including financial performance, client retention, and employee training and development. Works with each client and the Vice President in all matters relating to contract and account operations in order to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship that ensures account retention. Develops a business plan and budget for the accounts with the General Manager's.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree
    Basic Management Experience - 7 years
    Basic Functional Experience - 7 years

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


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