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A passion for helping people and attention to detail are the hallmarks of your success. Join a team where you can make a difference!!

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Sodexo's School Services Division is seeking a high energy General Manager at Durant Public Schools, located in Durant, OK. This bonus-eligible position will report directly to the District Manager and will oversee a team of non-unionized employees.

Our ideal candidate will be a strong leader with proven client relations skills and the ability to effectively lead a team of managers to accomplish multiple priorities. Strong financial and analytical skills are important for this position. Experience managing a food service team in an education environment is strongly preferred but not required - this aspect can be trained. Day to day, this role will be responsible for managing the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, along with overseeing cafeteria operations at 7 schools.

The successful candidate will:

  • create a positive working environment;
  • have a strong financial acumen and be able to achieve company and client financial targets and goals
  • have experience managing multiple locations;
  • integrate fully within our client’s organization becoming a trusted adviser and member of the accounts leadership team;
  • develop and execute a strategy to accelerate business growth;
  • create an exceptional student experience through marketing, menu design, and food quality;
  • lead and motivate the team, inspiring strategic direction;
  • ensure the fulfillment of all contract commitments;
  • sustain client satisfaction and retention

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

  • have a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization;
  • possess the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and exhibit a passion for a high-level of customer service;
  • exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and/or
  • demonstrate working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems as well as menu graphics programs.

Learn more about Durant Public Schools at https://www.durantisd.org/

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.

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


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 with academic major in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field

Basic Management Experience - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 4 years of relevant school nutrition programs experience


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

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