Director, Nutrition Services

ThedaCare - Appleton, WI3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Position Summary:
The Director, Dining Services provides strategic direction and operational leadership for dining and food services. Ensures patient/guest satisfaction and efficient, cost-effective direction of the department to meet or exceed expectations. Develops and directs the leadership team. Identifies, develops, and supports performance metrics that align with division and ThedaCare strategies and goals. Works collaboratively with leaders to develop department/division initiatives and policies and procedures that focus on employee engagement, meeting financial/business performance objectives, process improvement initiatives, patient/guest satisfaction, quality, and workplace safety. Works closely with division leaders and team members to adjust processes to achieve targets.

Provides strategic planning, program development, labor management, and overall operational administration of the department.
Effectively directs team members in a manner consistent with ThedaCare policies and values. Ensures the recruitment and retention of competent team members to meet the needs of the business operations of the department.
Oversees and ensures accuracy of time and attendance and payroll practices.
Establishes and communicates goals and objectives for accomplishing food and dining services plans.
Reviews staffing plans and work schedules for providing nutrition services and identifies resource needs including team members, supplies, consultants/contractors, and capital to accomplish goals and objectives.
Advises management on emerging issues relating to nutrition services. Thinks creatively to develop innovative menu items and delivery platforms, while having a deep understanding of the food services environment and achieving desired operational goals. Leads the preparation and administration of budgets. Reviews expenditures against budget and oversees countermeasures for controllable expenditures. Champions cost reduction opportunities and takes ownership of results.
Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local codes, licensure, and regulatory requirements as well as accreditation standards. Continuously stays up-to-date with food and nutrition standards and industry trends.
Works effectively with leaders and team members to drive business innovation, service strategies, and continuous improvement processes to ensure service excellence.
Models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers.

Department/Unit details:
The Dining Services department at our hospitals provides a "made to order" room service meal plan for our patients. Patients can order what they want, when they want, and the Foodservice Assistant takes meals directly to the patient. We have a progressive, healthy food focused program in place, using "from scratch" cooking methods to add flavor and taste. Pace of work varies, very busy over meal periods. We are a large department - together provide meals to patients, cafeteria customers, catered events, meals on wheels, child care.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Holiday Rotation:
Hours per week: 45+
Call Rotation: As needed
Shift Time: Varies based on need Primarily days

Shift Length:
Expected Schedule: M-F 7a-5p flex
Travel Requirements: Yes, to all locations. Appleton, Neenah, Shawano, New London, Waupaca, Wild Rose & Berlin
Weekend Schedule: As needed
Home Location: Appleton, WI
Why ThedaCare?
A respectful and challenging work environment, supportive colleagues, vibrant communities, and the great feeling that comes with making a difference in other people's lives These are just a few of the reasons to choose ThedaCare as the home for your career!

We are looking for team members who put our patients and families at the center of their work; who have an unrelenting passion for safety and quality; and who will contribute to a great working environment where everyone can do their best.

Job Qualifications:Education:
Required: Bachelor's degree
Preferred: Master's degree
Required: ServSafe Manage Certification
Preferred: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; WI Certified Dietitian

Eight years of progressive responsibility in food and nutrition services
Five years of leadership experience to include leading teams and/or projects