Food Operations Manager 1

Sodexo - Little Rock, AR (30+ days ago)3.8


Sodexo, leader in quality of life services has an immediate opening for a Operations Manager 1 at Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart, Arkansas. which is about 10 miles outside of North Little Rock. In 2009 the facility became a part of the Baptist Health system. Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart is licensed by the state of Arkansas for 49 acute care beds. This hospital is one of eight Baptist Health hospitals in Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas and American Hospital Association, major health networks and is Medicare certified.

Our Geriatric Behavioral Health unit offers comprehensive services for behavioral and emotional care such as depression, dementia and behavioral changes for adults age 55 and above.

Reporting to the Area General Manager our Ops Manager 1 will run the day to day operations of this unit that serves about 200 people per day. The Ops Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Food & Nutrition Services on the campus. This is a great opportunity for a candidate that enjoys a being busy. The ideal candidate will have a certified dietary manager certification, have prior management level experience in a hospital environment, will be a customer focused, innovative leader with exceptional customer service skills as well as demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong client relationships and meet financial objectives in the unit.

Responsibilities include:
Implementing and maintaining Sodexo programs and practices
Ensuring Sodexo standards for employee training are in place and create a culture of teamwork and loyalty
Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, such as food and physical safety, and menu systems
Coordinating department functions and standards with other managers
Ensuring client needs and goals are met
Client communication
Special projects

Qualifications for this position include:
Proven ability to develop teams
Proven ability to motivate and inspire staff and participate on a management team
Computer literacy to achieve and maintain competence in web-driven Sodexo programs
Full HACCP knowledge, and Sodexo ServSafe certification within 3 months of hire
Prior food service management and client retention experience in a health-care environment strongly preferred

Careers in Health-care:
Working for Sodexo in Health-care allows you to offer patients, health-care professionals and caregivers around the world the best health-care experience possible while influencing patient satisfaction, as well as cost reduction and increased productivity for our clients. Sodexo’s unique CARES culture develops a dynamic atmosphere where employees are respected, turnover is low and career growth opportunities are created from within.

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. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

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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 – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

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