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Let your passion for people be the driver of your success at Sodexo. Through your leadership, your team will make a real impact every day.

Sodexo Universities is seeking a dynamic Resident District Manager, Dining Services 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 and Annual Incentive Bonus programs are available! **

Also, South Dakota has No State Tax!

Our successful candidate will lead capital renovations and manage national brands, as well as executing Sodexo concepts for our clients and students.

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 as GM 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

Is this opportunity right for you? The successful candidate will:

  • develop exceptional client relationships, ensure the fulfillment of all contract commitments, as well as lead and motivate the management team
  • develop, train and mentor our managers and ensure training and developing front-line hourly employees to prepare them for promotional opportunities
  • manage a strong team to oversee Front and Back of the House, in culinary functions, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation

Sound like the leadership role you have been looking for in Student Dining? APPLY TODAY and join Sodexo at South Dakota State University! Did you know South Dakota has NO STATE TAX?

Learn more about South Dakota State and SodexoMyWay – click here: https://sdstatedining.sodexomyway.com/dining-near-me/open-now

For more information about Brookings, SD – visit: https://www.liveinbrookings.org/

Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

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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 - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

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

Application Instructions

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