Executive Chef, Regional Operations Support
Unit Description:Sodexo is looking for an Executive Chef- Resource Operations Manager to support the San Diego area along with the West Region- CA, NV, ID, OR.This position is projected to be temporary but can extend up to 1 year and will require travel to support the Western US if necessary.This position will be focused on kitchen production and day to day kitchen operations.We are looking for candidates who will:manage the daily food production including production planning and controls;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 develop and train frontline employees;have a passion for food and innovation;have knowledge of special diets and allergens; andknowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (FMS) is preferred.The ideal candidate has:a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;previous experience working in a high volume facility preferably in a Healthcare or Senior Living setting;strong management skills.Position Summary:The Manager II, Regional Operations Support (ROSI) has overall responsibility, or a portion of an on-sight operations area (ie Food, ES, Clinical, Culinary, Facilities, CTM) as assigned by the Client executive. In this role, the ROSI has direct accountability for executing Sodexo systems, programs, resources, tools, and talent management that drives operational excellence and our service commitments that are: Predictable, Reliable, and RepeatablePrimary Responsibilities:Client / Customer Service - 20%Navigates the client organization through effective communication while influencing and persuading at multiple levels. Seeks to collaborate for win-win outcomes.Provide effective communication for clients and customers to ensure excellent customer service.Effectively partners with client and Sodexo employees to drive successful outcomes.Complies with all client policies and procedures.Operational Excellence - 40%Owns, drives, and measures operational excellence outcomes of Sodexo and client.Effectively deploys, embeds and ensures Sodexo standardized processes are in place.Creates a continuous quality improvement culture that drives operational efficiencies.Drives change and creates a culture where change is embraced and operationalized.Utilizes all operational processes to drive continuous improvement and celebrate successes.Analysis & Decision Making - 20%Utilizes tools within Sodexo Healthcare to drive and manage middle of the page (Labor Expense, Raw Materials) to deliver positive outcomes.Accountable for effective utilization of labor resources.Analyses data to engage in data driven decision making using data, logic, benchmarking, and leading practices in decision making to determine best solutions for the business.Effective risk management by ensuring consistent regulatory and legal compliance.Compliance with supply chain management requirements.Understands and effectively manages unit finances in the Sodexo budgets.Sets operational goals with key metrics and ensures quick analysis of variances to ensure a prompt resolution and mitigate adverse impact on our clients or our performance.Delivers predictable top and bottom-line results at the site, relentless focus on driving efficiency, and makes difficult decisions.Effectively delegates operational responsibilities to appropriate individuals / positions.Follows best practices in decision making to determine best solutions for the business.Safety - 10%Ensures that individuals performing service-related tasks have the competence to do so without putting the health and safety of themselves or others at risk.Behaviors include: Working as a team for safetyCommunicating Effectively for SafetyManaging Safety RisksOptimizing Human and Environmental FactorsRecognizing, respond and reporting incidentsAdherence to all operational safety practices and protocolsDrives a safety culture throughout the teamTalent - 10%Ability to effectively manage aspects of Human Resources (ie. Leadership, People Management, Employee Relations, etc) to support individual and team development and drive operational outcomes.Creates a culture of continuous learning and development for self and those within the unit assigned.Qualifications & Requirements:Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 3 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities (eg, maintenance, plant operations, engineering services, grounds, custodial/environmental, or transportation) or food (eg, food services or operations, concessions, retail sales, store operations, or vending) services, CTM, or Clinical NutritionSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.