Food Operations Manager 2 - Located in Alma, Michigan

Sodexo - Alma, MI3.8

Seeking an experienced Food Operations Manager 2

for long tenured (65 years!) account in Alma, Michigan

Relocation Assistance Available!

Alma College is a private liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan. (about 90 minutes north of Lansing and 20 minutes from Mt. Pleasant). Alma is a small community and our college consist of 1200 residential students. We operate Hamilton Dining Commons which is our main residential dining option with a mandatory board plan for students. Dining Hall was recently renovated. We also run 2 retail units, catering and a brand new fully licensed Starbucks store.

Check out Alma College:

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 Operations Manager we’re seeking?

Reporting to the Area General Manager, the Operations Manager will be the #2 on campus. Successful canidiate will assit in running this 3.8MIL MV operation consisting of Resident Dining, Catering and Retail venues. We have 4 Sodexo salaried Managers with a mixed work force (full time, part time and students) of up to 75 Sodexo associates.

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.

The ideal candidate:
has a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills, as well as previous management experience and the ability to work collaboratively;
has a background in HACCP, safety and sanitation compliance;
has the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;
can demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and
can demonstrate working knowledge of Sodexo Food Management Systems (FMS) and Market Connections (MSC), and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience.

Working for Sodexo:
Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

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.

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.