• Food Operations Manager 3

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

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Operations Manager 3 at Murray State University – a new university account with over 10,000 students - located in scenic Murray, Kentucky.   


    Is this opportunity right for you?


    This position will report to the General Manager and be responsible for daily operations of multiple Food Service venues, including but not limited to Resident Dining, Food Retail Dining with a mix of National and Internal brands and Catering.


    Are you the experienced food service manager we’re seeking?  We are looking for candidates who will:

    • have oversight of day-to-day operations;
    • deliver high quality food service;
    • achieve company and client financial targets and goals;
    • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;
    • develop strategic plans;
    • create a positive environment; and
    • ensure Sodexo Standards are met.

    The ideal candidate:

    • has 3-5 years of experience managing in a high-volume dining environment – Campus, Hospital, or large Corporate Dining;
    • has a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;
    • has ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;
    • can demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed;
    • had strong background in Employee recruitment and training, coaching/counseling & motivating other managers and hourly associates;
    • can demonstrate working knowledge of Food and Labor Management Systems, and proficient in computer skills and report management; and
    • is seeking ongoing growth in their food service management career!


    ** Relocation assistance is available! **


    WHY Sodexo at Murray State?

     MSU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" as one of the top regional universities in the U.S. for 26 straight years.  For more information about Murray State – visit: https://www.murraystate.edu/   Live in a family friendly community where outdoor activities abound…swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, etc…


    Sodexo is a recognized leader in diversity, sustainability and wellness. We were named Global Sustainability Industry Leader in our sector for the 10th year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and are the only company to have been in the top 2 of Diversity Inc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for five consecutive years.


    Do you enjoy managing daily operations while balancing multiple departments and building an overachieving team? Join us to work in this fun and productive high-volume dining environment. APPLY TODAY!


    Position Summary

    Provides leadership and supervision for the on-site food service exempt and non-exempt level staff in the delivery of our contractual agreement with the client. Provides supervision for food services at account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the company. Implements business practices in order to uphold company mission, values and commitments made in the Sodexo client contractual agreement.
    Key Duties
    - Establishes a safe work environment

    - Assumes General Manager’s (GM) responsibilities and authority in his/her absence

    - Utilizes Sodexo tools and programs to develop client, customer, and staff relationships,  to ensure account retention

    - Implements and fully utilizes all Sodexo tools and programs to ensure financial outcomes

    - Directs daily operations of food service to ensure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory and resources, ensures operating standards and regulatory requirements are met

    - Develops and implements plans, projects, with defined objectives, methods, timetables and budget to support client and Sodexo strategic plan

    - Ensures adherence to all HR standards for Sodexo, client, and  regulatory agencies



    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

    Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

    Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

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


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