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Area General Manager

System ID
General Management
Relocation Type
Employment Status

Unit Description

Sodexo Corporate Services is seeking a High Performing Area General Manager with our client GlaxoSmithKline Global Account.  The USA portfolio is $23 million covering (6) sites.  The locations are in the greater Philadelphia area, Rockville, MD and Raleigh, NC. This position will travel up 40% including limited global travel.


The position is a highly functioning role where the client places a high value on customer and employee satisfaction and engagement. The Area General Manager will have direct management responsibility for 8 management positions.


This operation offers breakfast, lunch and catering. The ideal candidate will need to be focused on high quality food offerings, consistent retail standards, food and physical safety standards. Being detailed-oriented, well organized with proven communication skills (written and verbal) and possessing strong planning skills are critical to the success of the position.


Key Responsibilities

  • Have financial responsibility of accounts
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with multiple clients
  • Attend regular meetings, and be visible with all unit operations
  • Have oversight of daily operations
  • Deliver high-quality food service
  • Maintain and lead a high-end catering department with extremely high-level clients
  • Achieve company and client financial targets and goals
  • Partner with Global Food team in the execution of strategic initiatives
  • Develop and grow the management team,
  • Provide Innovation in all aspects of the program
  • Ensure the fulfillment of all contract commitments


Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 



Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? now! 




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
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

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


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