Sodexo Universities is seeking a District Manager II to oversee food services covering Southern Louisiana. We are looking to continue to grow this market enabling our retention and extension for these client accounts. The scope of service is a mix of residential dining, multiple retail sites, catering operations and arena retail food and catering operations. Reporting to the VP, day to day responsibilities will include providing overall planning, direction, evaluation and control to assigned food service units to achieve operations and financial goals, participation on a team(s), HR functions, establishing and maintaining effective customer/client rapport and providing leadership support to a team of Managers and front-line hourly associates. The ideal candidate will reside in Southern Louisiana.
The ideal candidate will have strong strategic leadership, financial acumen, talent management, strong communication and project management skills. This candidate will need to be able to work collaboratively, both horizontally and vertically within both organizations and have outstanding presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage the workload accordingly. Works with clients and VP in all matters relating to contract and account operations to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship and ensure account growth and account retention.
Serves as the primary representative of Sodexo for multiple accounts in a designated geographic area. Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing all activities within the assigned geographic area through subordinate managers, supervisors and employees including financial performance, client retention, and employee training and development. Works with each client and the Vice President in all matters relating to contract and account operations in order to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship that ensures account retention. Develops a business plan and budget for the accounts with the General Manager's.