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Careers Center - Food Service Manager 2

Food Service Manager 2

System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Employment Status

Unit Description

Sodexo Universities Dining has an opportunity for a Food Service Manager 2 for Minnesota State University-Mankato located in Mankato, MN. With a student enrollment of over 15,000, this 350-acre campus overlooks the Minnesota River Valley and the busy streets of Mankato. Located in south central Minnesota, Mankato is a fast-growing community of 50,000 just 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mankato consistently ranks as one of the most livable communities in the country, ranking #3 in the nation in Forbes 2014 “Best Small Places for Businesses & Careers” and as one of the top 100 communities for young people by America’s Promise for four consecutive years. 


Reporting to the General Manager, the Food Service Manager will be primarily focused on resident dining in a new $32 million state-of-the art dining hall  that opened in January, 2017! This position will work along side 5 salaried managers and 7 supervisors and approximately 150 hourly employees in a large resident dining facility serving approximately 2,500 students 4,000 meals/day.  


The ideal candidate will possess:


  • Large-volume and high-quality food service management experience.
  • Experience supervising and training a diverse workforce of frontline employees (union experience is helpful).
  • Culinary production/kitchen management knowledge.
  • Proven ability to motivate employees toward continual improvement
  • Strong financials/ P&L acumen; ability to manage food and cost controls
  • Proven ability to manage HACCP, Food Safety and Physical Safety Programs
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, automated ordering/production system experience


To learn more about Minnesota State University/Mankato, please visit


To learn more about how Sodexo can contribute to your Quality of Life  Click Here!


Position Summary

Provides supervision for multi-functional food service areas at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company.  Contributes to account revenue and operating profit through the implementation of Sodexo programs while executing against Standard Operating Procedures.
Key Duties
- Maintains and develops client relationships and customer satisfaction for multi-functional food service areas to ensure account retention and positive public relations
- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment
- Supervises day-to-day work activities by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing activities and monitoring operating standards
- Utilizes Sodexo resources and programs to ensure operating standards and regulatory requirements are met and employees have the necessary equipment and inventory
- Manages by providing positive and constructive feedback to employees in order to reward, coach, correct and motivate in order drive a high-level of employee engagement



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent     

Basic Management Experience - 1 year 

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


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