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Sodexo is seeking a Food Production Manager 3 for Stanford Medicine Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. The Food Production Manager will oversee inventory, purchasing, and assist with general kitchen management for the medical campus. This strategic leader will come with a background in inventory management and have a proven ability to lead and develop teams in a culinary setting with a hands-on approach.

The salary range is negotiable and dependent on experience with a full benefits package that kicks in immediately. The Food Production Manager will report to the Executive Chef with a primarily Monday-Friday schedule.

The successful candidate will:

  • oversee all procurement, purchasing, and inventory management
  • help implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures
  • supervise, develop, and mentor frontline staff
  • assist with scheduling and time-keeping
  • help create menus based on client needs
  • help create interpersonal relationships with clients

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

  • a strong culinary background in a high-volume environment
  • extensive inventory management and purchasing experience
  • strong leadership skills and experience
  • proficient computer skills, highly organized, and detail-focused

Learn more about Stanford Medicine Lucile Packard Children's Hospital click here.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K, 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.

Position Summary

Responsible for inventory management and procurement of food and supplies at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company. Manages food production through kitchen staff in a large facility. Contributes to account revenue and operating profit contribution through cost containment and safety.
Key Duties
- Utilizes Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and programs to direct daily operations including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.

- Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.

- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards

- Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary

- Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards

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.

Application Instructions

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