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Sodexo is seeking a Food Operations Manager 1 for the Unites States Marine Corps, Mess Hall 5005, located in Quantico, VA. This is a high profile operation that is a component of a very high volume, high prestige, US Military contract. Position will be part of a management team of 3 to include a GM, an Operations Manager, and a Production Manager with 3 to 4 additional front of house managers. Operation is part of a prestigious military contract that provides service 3 meals per day feeding 500 to 4000 meals daily in a military cafeteria style setting. Position will manage approximately 20 full time union employees and work with a contract service in managing an additional 20 employees. Position requires a low level security clearance and food production skills will be helpful

The Operations Manager will direct the day-to-day operations, ensure recipe compliance and food production for the dining facility. Key factors for success include mentoring and developing the team as second nature, and a true spirit of progress. If you have a successful Food Service background in a medium-volume, fast-paced kitchen with knowledge on cost controls, systems and culinary experience - we look forward to interviewing you.

This position is located on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. This position will be providing leadership and supervision for the Cook's in the kitchen. On some occasions the Operations Manager will be required to provide support to other Mess Halls on the Main-side of Quantico. The Operations Manager is responsible for scheduling, developing and training the Cook's, and ensuring strict contractual compliance. The Operations Manager will need to have cooking experience.

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • have oversight of day-to-day operations;
  • deliver high quality food service;
  • ensure recipe compliance and food production for the dining facility;
  • achieve company and client financial targets and goals;
  • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;
  • mentor and develop the team;
  • 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 supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively;
  • has culinary production experience and a strong background in 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 The Market Connection (TMC), and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience.
  • Food Production experience of 3-5 years preferred

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.

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.


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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