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Indianapolis IL-Chicago MI-Detroit, IN
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Careers Center - Senior Manager, Area Support (Food)

Senior Manager, Area Support (Food)

US-IN-Indianapolis | US-IL-Chicago | US-MI-Detroit
System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Employment Status

Unit Description

Sodexo, a world leader in quality of life services, is seeking two (2) Senior Manager, Area Support Managers (Food) to provide onsite management and grow the Dining Services Operations for our new lines of business within our Seniors Services Segment. The successful candidates will provide strategic leadership as well as providing direct support to local Systems in one of the following States; Indiana and Texas. Successful candidates must reside in one of the areas noted. 

In this position, you will be required to be the resident expert on 


  • Supporting premier upscale clients.
  • Experience opening new business, cost management and, training of production staff and food safety program.
  • Continual training of a diverse culinary team and creating a culture of quality food that is well presented and alive with flavor.
  • Implementation and training of culinary programs/ retail excellence programs to the onsite teams at all locations within the portfolio.
  • Provide strategic analysis and solutions to manage product cost and food productions systems.
  • Local travel required, as these positions will cover (1) Indiana and (1) Texas. Occasional travel to nearby states.


 The ideal Senior Manager, Area Support (Food) candidate will have exceptional communication skills, an eye for high end restaurant quality food, and a high level of organization. A strong focus in customer service, culinary expertise, and attention to detail are key in our selection process.  Computer skills and basic accounting skills are required 


Sodexo is a leader in bringing innovative solutions to the facilities and business challenges of Corporate Environments through creativity, outstanding people, and a commitment to constant improvement. We welcome you to join our team with this career opportunity.



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Position Summary

Serves as a subject matter expert for the Division relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery and culinary services. Typically aligned with a Senior Vice President or Vice President and supports that geography.

Key Duties
-Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of standards and other regulatory requirements, as well as with Sodexo's templates and standards for customer service. Provide expert advice and guidance relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery, inventory management, and culinary services. Provide operational support to existing and prospective client accounts.

-Support a Division with deployment of account business plans to enhance customer service, facility layout and design, account profitability and retention, and client and customer satisfaction. Provide initial design consulting and conceptual design services to internal and external clients. Support the implementation of new unit openings, including the development and administration of training plans.

-Supports the sales process by assisting with operations and costing analyses, and by providing technical support in the development of service proposals. Ensure that area meets specific targets for reduction of food cost through implementation of food production systems and purchasing compliance.
Ensure that area meets specific targets for implementation of purchasing/product compliance and product rationalization.

-Lead the installation of the Food Management Process.
Train others following the installation of the Food Management Process to reinforce new management behaviors. Communicate the Division’s retail strategy and provide input to area leadership on its implementation within a region. Conduct unit operational assessments and financial analyses. Visit and inspect current accounts, providing objective feedback based on operational standards and ensure contractual and regulatory compliance. Recommends changes in operations based on standards, identify appropriate resources, and assist in implementation plans. Conduct inspection tours of facilities to provide information needed to develop a proposal for prospective clients.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree 

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in operations

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


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