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Grow your career and develop a team that shares your desire to make a difference.

Sodexo is seeking a Food Operations Manager - University Dining for our newly acquired account at Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN.

As Minnesota's first university, and ranked #1 in the state it has empowered students to make the world better for everyone since 1854. Here at Hamline University, students can broaden their horizons and gain a sense of independence that extends past college. With a variety of places to eat and spend time with friends and classmates, you can make Hamline your own whether you’re sipping a cup of coffee in Anderson Center or grabbing some food from the Piper Grill to take back to your dorm for a spontaneous movie night.

As the Food Operations Manager, you will have oversight of resident dining operations and drive strategic growth with both internal brands and National Retail Brands. We are looking for an innovative leader who is comfortable with technology advances and learning new retail programs.

The successful candidate will:

  • assist the GM with oversight of all food service day-to-day operations;
  • successfully coordinate all required tasks through subordinate managers, supervisors and frontline staff;
  • achieve company and client financial targets and goals;
  • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;
  • help develop strategic plans;
  • work hands-on with the team to ensure safety and sanitation (HACCP) compliance; developing and mentoring; engaging and fostering culture;
  • have daily interaction with patients, their families and the clinical team to ensure patient satisfaction;
  • create a positive environment;

The ideal candidate will have:

  • food service management experience in a contract-services, healthcare, or high-volume hospitality environment;
  • strong leadership skills and proven ability to foster culture, retain employees, and develop frontline staff;
  • culinary and/or food service experience and a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;
  • proven ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrated professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;
  • be enthusiastic, eager to learn, and self-motivated;
  • a results-driven mindset that enjoys working hands-on to support the team;
  • proven ability to prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed;

Learn more about Hamline University at Hamline University

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. 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.

What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
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.

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

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