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You want high visibility, challenging opportunities, and a rewarding Food Service Management career?

Sodexo is seeking a Dynamic Food Operations Manager 3 for South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Brookings, less than 60 miles from Sioux Falls, is far from average. With a fresh mix of artsy attractions and outdoor adventures, plus family favorites and sweet dining, this little city is one big surprise. Sodexo at South Dakota State is host for our Culinary Training Center of Excellence, upskilling our teams and growing our own next generation of culinary talent for the region!

Relocation Assistance is available and No State Income Tax!.

As Food Operations manager, you will be overseeing day to day dining operations including Student Dining - multiple food retail operations (Chik-fil-A, Einstein's Bagels, 2 C Stores, Starbucks, Dairy Bar, Qdoba, Erberts & Gerberts, Mein Bowl); and Campus Catering and Concessions.

Are You the One? We are looking for candidates who:

  • have previous success in managing a higher education University Campus account, 5 years of experience a leader in a university dining in multi-unit setting strongly preferred
  • demonstrate strategic leadership for current university dining trends,
  • lead with exceptional financial acumen, effective talent management, strong communication with executive clients and innovative project management skills.
  • demonstrate experience of success with campus Concessions, Resident Dining, and Catering are equally important to the successful execution of this role.
  • possess superior interpersonal skills, able to articulate ideas, thoughts and opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations

Enjoy the campus schedule of Holidays and Campus Breaks and No State Tax in SD!

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Working for Sodexo:
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.

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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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.

Application Instructions

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