• General Manager 3 - Food

    Location US-IL-ROCKFORD
    System ID
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Food Service General Manager 3 for Rockford University – a long standing University Dining account about 1 hour from the Greater Chicagoland area -in Rockford, IL.  Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and as a 2018 Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News and World Report, Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,260 full-and part-time students.   In this lead management role, the General Manager will be responsible for the overall management coordination and direction of the Residential, VIP/ Presidential Catering, and Retail Dining operations, in addition to client interaction and strategic planning. 



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

    • have oversight of day to day production and front of house operation;
    • have strong culinary background, menu design and deliver high quality food service;
    • achieve company and client financial targets and goals; and
    • develop and maintain client and customer relationships; elevating student engagement.

    Is this opportunity right for you?  The ideal candidate:

    • has a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively;
    • has culinary production experience and 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;
    • has hiring, training, on-boarding, coaching, and employee development experience; and
    • can demonstrate working knowledge of Sodexo Food Management Systems (FMS) and Market Connections (MSC), and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience.

    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.


    For more information about Rockford University, visit https://www.rockford.edu/ 


    Sound like the career move you have been looking for?  APPLY TODAY!



    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
    - Provides team leadership & training
    - Controls unit financials
    - Directs daily food operations for quality & safety standards
    - Supervises day to day activities
    - Delegates authority
    - Assigns & prioritizes activities
    - Monitors operating standards
    - Establishes a safe work environment
    - Support workplace inclusion activities

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    Basic Management Experience - 3 years
    Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

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


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