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Sodexo Food Production Manager 2 in WINONA LAKE, Indiana

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Sodexo Universities is seeking an experienced and career focused Food Production Manager 2 to support Campus Dining locations at the Grace College located in beautiful Winoa Lake, IN! This individual will oversee culinary operation at our main dining hall The Commons on the Green. The position will operate within the Dining Leadership team and report to the Campus Executive Chef while working within Resident Dining.

Sodexo is seeking an experienced food production manager to oversee Resident Dining, Retail and Catering at Grace College and Theological Seminary – a private, faith based university located in Winona Lake,IN. Sodexo has partnered with Grace College for over 15 years , with the dining services program including 1 resident dining hall, concession services, 3 retail platforms , and both catering and conference services. There are 1000 students on meal plans and living in the resident halls on campus. The dining hall is an "all you care to eat" program with 6 meal plans offered and is scheduled to have a complete renovation in the summer of 2021. Winona Lake features a beautiful lake for boating and fishing, a newly restored historical district with quaint and eateries. Two museums which focus on the history of the town and the famous evangelist, Billy Sunday, are also open. There are many beautiful and unique homes, a , and golf courses.

Reporting to the General Manager, this Production Manager will assist the Campus Dining Team with menu management, ordering and inventory processes, scheduling support, training and HACCP standards. Hands on production, culinary support and oversight of quality.

The successful candidate will:

  • have oversight of daily food operations and deliver a high-quality product;

  • achieve company and client financial targets and goals to include oversight of cash-handling and the POS system;

  • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;

  • motivate, coach, mentor and develop frontline (hourly) staff; and/or

  • ensure Sodexo standards are met to include compliance with company food and physical safety programs.

  • Oversee the daily food production including production planning and controls;

  • Plan and implement special events and market retail locations

  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality;

  • manage food costing, controls and compliance;

  • develop menus and manage inventory;

  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food;

  • have the ability and willingness to recruit, develop and train frontline employees;

  • have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and

  • Knowledge of Sodexo Food Systems is preferred.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization;

  • possess the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and exhibit a passion for a high-level of customer service;

  • exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and/or

  • demonstrate working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems as well as menu graphics programs.

Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

Position Summary

Responsible for inventory management and procurement of food and supplies at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company. Manages food production through kitchen staff in a medium facility. Contributes to account revenue and operating profit contribution through cost containment and safety.

Key Duties

  • Utilizes Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and programs to direct daily operations including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.

  • Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards

  • Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary

  • Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards

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.


System ID 651484

Category Culinary

Employment Status Full-Time