12 days old

Food Operations Manager 3

Kirksville, MO 63501

Unit Description



Join a team that embraces your love for working with people, mentoring them as they achieve personal and professional goals.


Sodexo is seeking a Food Operations Manager 3 for Truman State University located in Kirksville, MO. Nestled in the heart of Northeast Missouri, Kirksville boasts a historic downtown square surrounded by a 3,000 acre state park and some of the nations top hunting grounds. From classic small town festivals to premier cultural events, Kirksvilles vibrant blend of art, history, recreation and nature will impress you.


Truman State University has been ranked for 18 consecutive years as the #1 public university in the Mid-West region by U.S. News & World Report and ranked #19 on Kiplingers list of the 100 Best Public College Values in the nation.  With a student enrollment of approximately 4200 plus 1500 faculty members, our food operations include 2 resident dining halls, retail food venues and catering. 


The Operations Manager will oversee salaried managers in the retail, catering, convenience stores and resident dining operations to ensure that each department is staffed, running smoothly and efficiently, as well, as following all policies and procedures within the organization.  From a culinary standpoint, you will manage Sodexo's global integrated \"end-to-end\" food management process in the platform called DRIVE, as well as, oversee the preparation, portioning, garnishing and presentation of food in these departments as well as sanitation and training.The successful candidate 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/or
  • ensure Sodexo standards are met.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who: 

  • have a work history demonstrating strong employee engagement leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively; 
  • have culinary production experience and a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance; 
  • can manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service; 
  • prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and/or
  • demonstrate working knowledge of DRIVE. The Market Connection (TMC) and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience. This is only for internal candidates as external candidates wont have this knowledge.

Learn more about Truman State University at https://www.truman.edu/ Learn more about Sodexos Benefits  Not the job for you? We offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.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 enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry.


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 Managers (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 - Bachelors 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.


Posted: 2021-03-30 Expires: 2021-04-29

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