Job# 55054 - A $5,000. Sign on Bonus is available for this position! Sodexo is seeking a Food Service Operations Manager for Maine Maritime Academy, located in prestige Castine, Maine. This is a high volume dining account with over a 1000 students and dining services that include: Resident Dining, Retail Food operations, Conferencing, Special Events, Catering services, Concessions and we provide meals and catering to students and alumni on a 90 day training ship that goes out to sea in the summer. We are in "growth-mode" and will be going through some exciting renovations and improvements to the dining hall and programs over the next couple of years. Reporting to the General Manager, this position oversees a dedicated and talented team of 50 employees and several salaried managers within the operation. Position leads the management food team with a strong focus on; service, standards, training, systems, programs, and client excellence. Your high level leadership skills are put to the test as you will function in the absence of the General Manager at this location as needed. This is an employee & customer centric environment that requires superior organizational skills, impeccable follow through with ability to manage multiple priorities, the ability to lead teams in planning, production and service, excellent leadership skills and the ability to interact with customers, clients and all levels of the organization while successfully implementing Sodexo programs and standards. Ideal Candidate Skills / Certification: Prior high-volume campus / university food service management experience Specific background in food retail, catering, high-end events and resident dining Strong understanding of retail marketing concepts and strategies Cash control, payroll records, inventory management, on-line purchasing Compliance to food safety, sanitation, workplace safety standards Detailed knowledge of HACCP and Department of Health Regulations Leadership skills to train & develop 50 employees in a fast paced environment Experience in training and developing staff and coordinating customer service programs Culinary background & hands on food production experience Innovative menu planning, keen attention to detail in production, service, catering Computer skills; Financial, Food & Labor management systems Strong financial acumen; labor management, food costs, and inventory control Project manager for renovations experience is a plus! Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine http://mainemaritime.edu/ Sodexo Benefits at a glance; http://bit.ly/12E1uUf Sodexo - A world leader in Food and Facilities Management Services http://www.sodexousa.com/usen/careers/careers.aspx Please visit our Network with Us page and consider signing up for our Career Connections eNewsletter Connect, Search and Apply all on the go with the Sodexo Jobs App! Available for smart phones and BlackBerry devices http://m.sodexo.jobs/jobs_app.htm Position Summary Manages all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and directly supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account. Qualifications & Requirements Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree Basic Management Experience - 2 years Basic Functional Experience - 4 years 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.