Sodexo Operations LLC Food Operations Manager 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Food Operations Manager 3 for the University of Louisiana Lafayette , located in Lafayette, Louisiana . Lafayette is located 40 miles west of Baton rouge LA. and 120 miles northwest of New Orleans LA. The University of Louisiana Lafayette has a resident population of 3400 and growing and a total student population of 18,500. The university features a student union, a state of the art resident dining facility, and 8 additional retail locations. The operations manager will be responsible for the directing, planning and coordinating of all dining, concessions, and retail locations, as well as the leadership and development of 5 managers, and all of the systems to support food quality, customer service and strict adherence to company policy and procedures.

The ideal candidate must have a strong financial acumen and multi-unit experience. Be able to interact with students and have exceptional client relations skills. Ability to effectively manage a diverse and talented work force. Be able to enforce safety practices and lead by example. Be proactive, forward thinker and overall professional presence.

Is this opportunity right for you?

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.

Are you the experienced food operations 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.

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.

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

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.

System ID 75264

Category Food Service

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time