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General Manager 5 - Food

Romeoville, IL
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Careers Center | General Manager 5 - Food

General Manager 5 - Food

System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status

Unit Description

Relocation Assistance Available!


Sodexo's universities segment is seeking a dynamic General Manager 5 for it's long tenured and premiere account at Lewis University. Lewis University is a mid-size Catholic University located 35 miles Southwest of Chicago in Romeoville, IL.  We oversee dining services including resident dining, retail and catering.  Lewis University has a total enrollment of 6,000 students with Resident enrollment of approx 1000 students and a large commuter population. All units on campus are declining balance.  There are a total of five units on campus that are all open 7 days a week. 


Reporting to the District Manager, you will oversee 5.5MIL in MV with a staff size if 55+ sodexo associates (mix of full time and part time) with an additional 20 students and 4 salaried managers in a union environment.


Are you the experienced general manager we’re seeking?


We are looking for candidates who will:

  • have oversight of day-to-day operations;
  • deliver high quality food service;
  • achieve company and client financial targets and goals;
  • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;
  • develop strategic plans;
  • create a positive environment; and
  • ensure Sodexo Standards are met.

The ideal candidate:

  • has a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills, as well as previous General Manager or Director level experience;
  • has culinary experience and a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;
  • has the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;
  • can demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and
  • can demonstrate working knowledge of Sodexo Food Management Systems (FMS) and Market Connections (MSC), and is proficient in computer skills and report management experience.

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Position Summary

Directs all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Manages through managers and is accountable for the contract. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account.
Provides local leadership and strategic direction while developing team for new and emerging business solutions that sustain growth in the day to day operations.

Key Duties:
- Directs all contract services.
- Oversees management/administrative team who are responsible for special functions, cash control and payroll.
- Customer and client satisfaction
- Drives growth
- Financial management

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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