Food Operations Manager 2

Sodexo - McLean, VA (30+ days ago)3.8


Sodexo Government has an exciting opportunity for potential sale of a prestigious food service account located in the northern Virginia area. This account generates approximately $5-6 million annually in revenue. The Operations Manager 2 will be responsible for maintaining an excellent client relationship and ensuring high customer service standards in retail setting as well as catering functions.

The Operations Manager 2 will have full oversight one unit while managing 20 frontline unionized employees. This operation is Monday thru Friday, 52 weeks per year and closed on all Federal holidays. The Operations Manager 2 will have oversight of Dunkin Donuts retail and the unit's Cafe. This opportunity will also have oversight of exclusive catering functions of VIP personnel on some evenings. This individual will provide support to management in the daily oversight of key functions and employees during the normal course of business.

Security clearance will be required, which will include a polygraph interview. US citizenship is required.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas:

Experience in all aspects of retail, cafeteria operations and catering, Customer Service, Cash handling, HR responsibilities, Financial Reporting, Marketing and promotions.
Must have detailed experience and knowledge of the culinary process. To include inventory control, ordering, recipe compliance HACCP and the ability of ensuring food quality at the highest level. Must also be able to forecast sales and maintain the production process.
This position requires an individual with a high level of financial acumen. Must understand food cost, labor controls, middle of the page expenses with an expert level of P & L knowledge.
Ability to manage standards/systems in a café / retail operation. The ability to hold employees accountable and the ability to create an engaged productive work force.
Previous Retail operations experience and a passion for providing quality food options to enhance and elevate the dining experience.

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
  • 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
Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience - 2 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.