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Let your passion for people be the driver of your success at Sodexo.


Sodexo Campus Dining is seeking a hands-on Food Operations Manager 3 to join our dining services team at Jacksonville State University which is located in Jacksonville, Alabama. Reporting to the General Manager, the Food Operations Manager will assist in the oversight of a dedicated and talented team of employees within the dining operation. This position will lead the management food team with a strong focus on service, standards, training, systems, programs and client excellence. We are seeking a well-rounded food operations manager with experience that includes front and back of the house food operations, as well as catering services.

Jacksonville State University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and in the middle between Atlanta Georgia and Birmingham Alabama. Jacksonville State University is considered the friendliest campus in the south.

The successful candidate will:

  • have oversight of day-to-day front of house operations (multiple dining rooms, catering and a bistro);
  • have a passion for food and promotes and mentors guest service excellence cross departmentally through the people we serve;
  • 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.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively;
  • catering knowledge with proven experience delivering upscale events with great visual appeal;
  • a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;
  • 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 and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience.

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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 - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 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.

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