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Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve!

Sodexo is seeking a General Manager for its operations at our very prestigious client on the South side of Chicago, IL. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned, entrepreneurial manager who is constantly seeking a better way to conduct business. This key leadership position is directly responsible for the successful operation of The Dining Services. The General Manager ensures client, customer service/satisfaction with efficient cost-effective management that both meets and exceeds expectations. A CDM is required for this position.

The successful candidate will:

  • have oversight of day-to-day dining and culinary operations;
  • control and ensure company and client financial targets and goals are achieved;
  • ensure that the highest possible standards of food handling and preparation are achieved;
  • provide technical training and expertise, coaching and leadership to the production team while working side by side in the operation as needed.

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

  • have a passion for a high level customer service and culinary arts, with a strong culinary production background, ideally in a healthcare or retail setting;
  • are able to develop trust and build strong client relationships while meeting the expectation of the client as well as Sodexo;
  • have demonstrated experience managing a culinary team and exceptional human resource skillset;
  • are hands-on, and have an innovative leadership approach to management;
  • are able to work independently and make sound business decisions within company guidelines;
  • have the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • possess strong financial acumen and experience managing a food service operations budget;
  • are experts in compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards.

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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.


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


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

Application Instructions

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