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Sodexo Inc. Director, Retail in PALO ALTO, California

Unit Description

Sodexo is looking for a Director, Retail Food Operations to support Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto. Responsibilities in this role include retail oversight and implementation. This position will be responsible for leading the retail team in a healthcare organization, including creative, retail dining excellence, marketing, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

Stanford Health Care, recognized as one of the nation’s best health systems, is transforming its Food Services through its partnership with Sodexo. The Food Transformation Journey at Stanford Health Care is a story of leadership, vision, innovation, collaboration, and the rediscovery of nourishing local fare. Together, Stanford Health Care and Sodexo have embraced a sustainable approach to Food Service that has produced higher sales and tapped into an underserved segment of customers. With guidance from a local chef and Sodexo’s Executive Chef, Stanford Health Care now offers healthier, better quality food that is seasonal and local, antibiotic- and hormone-free, organic, and plant-based

Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Lead and direct the retail team in a high-volume healthcare organization

  • manage food costing, controls and compliance

  • develop marketing plan for retail formats

  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food

  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees

  • have a passion for customer service and innovation

  • experience with online Food Management Systems

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong working knowledge of all Sodexo retail programs, retail excellence

  • Strong knowledge of all internal brands, all external brands

  • Possess strong financial acumen and understanding of P&L

  • Strong ability to manage processes and drive results

  • Experience managing high volume in retail settings

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations

Careers in Healthcare:

Working for Sodexo in Healthcare allows you to offer patients, healthcare professionals and caregivers around the world the best healthcare experience possible while influencing patient satisfaction, as well as cost reduction and increased productivity for our clients. Sodexo’s unique CARES culture develops a dynamic atmosphere where employees are respected, turnover is low and career growth opportunities are created from within.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

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Position Summary

The Retail Director will plan and execute all retail operations within the region. This person will ensure that the retail operations provide both revenue growth and profitability growth. This person will direct all retail initiatives within the region and will contribute to the overall effort to retain accounts and add accounts. Determines the mix of national and in-house brands on each campus. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the company’s audit and survey processes and ensure that all units in the region consistently use and support these processes.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in operations

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

System ID 85968

Category Food Service

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time

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