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Senior Manager, Area General

Company: Sodexo
Location: PALO ALTO
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Job Description:

Unit Description:

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. 

 

The Good Eating Company is seeking an experienced Area General Manager. This dynamic leader will be based in the Bay area of California and will have an office in Palo Alto and will mentor two additional units in an expanded leadership role.

 

The Area General Manager will be fully responsible for supporting Varian a high profile account. The AGM must be client savvy, customer service orientated and have experience with catering and retail food operations while having the financial acumen to be strategic in managing Sodexo and our client’s needs.

 

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • experience managing a management team both front-of-house and back-of-house
  • financial acumen, experience with creating and managing budgets
  • experience training and directing a talented and diverse staff
  • innovation and ability to grow revenue( not sure if this is the correct term)  and manage cost
  • customer driven and strong track record in organizational development
  • superior client relations skills and executive presence
  • who has experience with farm to table cuisine and sustainability

The Ideal candidate has:

  • A positive “can do” attitude - we’re always willing to go the extra mile, and offer 100% commitment to our customers, clients and colleagues
  • Absolute pride in the quality of our food, service and presentation
  • A keen but respectful sense of humor, having fun at work

Our vision is simple: We want to set the definitive standard for workplace dining. 

Our team are simply without doubt our greatest asset; we never undervalue or take their commitment for granted. We are always looking for talented new team members who share our enthusiasm for good food and service are you ready to join our team.

 

Learn more about the Good Eating Company.

 

 

Position Summary:

Functions as the in-unit leader for multiple accounts and/or contracts within a defined geography. Single point of contact and/or client liaison in support of a multi-site.
Key Duties
- Monitors operations by planned and unplanned visits to each operating account of the system to plan projects, implement new processes, client interactions, and new technology to ensure sufficient resources.

-  Develops business plan and budget w/each account GM that supports the System and District goals – Reviews and analyzes financial statements and data and other financial information to ensure attainment of financial goals for both the client and Sodexo.

-  Central Point of Contact for Client Liaison promoting a solid business partnership - assists in contract negotiations for the system.

-  Maintains Quality & Company Standards – reviews and maintains reports to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and Sodexo / System Client(s) policies and procedures.

- Responsible for system succession planning/employee development/diversity initiatives/training/constructive counseling. Promotes and supports workplace diversity initiatives.

-  Provides strategic leadership to the respective units within the system to maintain client satisfaction and retention
 

Qualifications & Requirements:

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years work experience in facilities (e.g., maintenance, plant operations, engineering services, grounds, custodial/environmental, or transportation) or food (e.g., food services or operations, concessions, retail sales, store operations, or vending) services

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

Keywords: Sodexo, Palo Alto , Senior Manager, Area General, Other , PALO ALTO, California

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