Sodexo Inc. Food Production Manager 3 in SPOKANE, Washington

Unit Description

Are you an experienced Chef or Kitchen Manager ready to take your career to the next level?

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Food Production Manager 3 for Whitworth University, a longstanding account located in Spokane, WA. This Dining program serves approx. 1400 boarders on various plans, as well as catering, conference, retail and concession operations. The Production Manager will manage all food production, ordering/inventory for the dining operations and Catering, will implement production processes, properly manage food and labor costs and have a thorough working understanding of HACCP, all to exceed customer and client expectations.

* RELOCATION assistance is available for this great opportunity! *

Best qualified candidate possesses:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, Customer Engaged, hands on management style.

  • The ability to build teamwork is a must – visible, out on the floor FOH and BOH.

  • Previous or current Sodexo kitchen management experience or in other high-volume environments: college, hospital or corporate business segments, banquet/hotel.

  • Strong "culinary chops" and ability to ensure high volume, high quality food production, presentation. – including Catering.

  • solid understanding of computerized production systems for food management - ordering/inventory, recipe development, etc, Labor Management,as well as HAACP food and physical safety.

  • The ability to provide strong kitchen management; hire, train and mentor a diverse kitchen staff.

WHY Sodexo at Whitworth:

In 2016, Whitworth maintained the No. 3 position in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 16th consecutive year, Whitworth also ranked one of the top 10 best universities out of 118 master's-level universities in the 15-state region of the Western United States. Forbes ranked Whitworth as the 40th in the West in America's Top Colleges rankings. Kiplinger's consistently recognizes Whitworth as a top-rated institution, along with some of the country’s most elite schools, based on the university’s high four-year graduation rate, high average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources, and overall great value.

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

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 large 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 - Associate's Degree

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

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

System ID 77812

Category Culinary

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time