1+ months

General Manager 4 Food - Schools (Enrollment 2,500-9,999)

Aurora, IL 60505

Unit Description

Dont miss out on this opportunity to utilize your drive and passion to lead a food service program to the next level! 

*Relocation assistance is available for this position*


Sodexo's School Services Division is seeking a high energy General Manager at East Aurora School District located in Aurora, IL.  The school district is in a very diverse community and workforce.  This position will report directly to the District Manager and will oversee a Unionized team of 60 Employees, serving 5 secondary schools. Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) encouraged to apply.


Day to day, this role will be responsible for serving the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, and overseeing cafeteria operations.  Specific duties will include supervising front of the house operations as well as the food production staff, purchasing and receiving food and supplies, monitoring inventory and data entry in our financial system. 


The ideal candidate will be well versed in K-12 food service operations, food and labor cost controls, while also having proven success in driving customer results. The ability to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of the organization is critical. Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to:

  • Integrate fully within our client's organization becoming a trusted adviser and member of the accounts leadership team.
  • Achieve continuous improvement in customer and client satisfaction scores
  • Create an exceptional student experience through marketing, menu design, and excellent food qualityMeeting (or exceeding) Sodexo standards of operations (Gold Check)

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Prior Schools General Manager-level experience
  • Experience with driving revenues
  • Experience training and leading a food service team
  • Excellent client relation skills and financial acumen
  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • Customer service, excellent client relations and team building skills are a must.  
  • Account receivable and payable experience is required, along with the skill set to effectively implement all USDA training requirements.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate with strong K12 and Sodexo experience. 

Learn more about East Aurora School District


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


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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.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement Associates degree, with academic major in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field

Basic Management Experience - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 4 years of relevant school nutrition programs experience


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



Posted: 2021-07-15 Expires: 2021-10-16

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