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  • 12-Oct-2021 to 11-Dec-2021 (PST)
  • University of Mississippi
  • Oxford, MS, USA
  • Full-Time Salary Year Round


The University of Mississippi, located in Oxford, MS, is looking for a General Manager.

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.


Principal Function:

The General Manager is charged with general oversight and leadership of all food and beverage operations, and in some cases, merchandising operations. He or she serves as the linchpin for communications, support and resource allocation to optimize unit profitability and meet the day-to-day operating budget.

The General Manager's highest priorities will be to ensure that Sodexo live! standards for quality, service, timeliness, safety, security, sanitation and regulatory compliance are adhered to.

The General Manager will plan and prepare for events and activities according to anticipated guest attendance and client expectations, will provide hands-on management and oversight, and will direct and support post-event activities, reconciliation and reporting.

The General Manager will establish daily priorities and will direct the on-going activities of department heads in key functional areas such as administration, culinary production, hospitality, warehousing, sales, accounting and cash management to ensure that operations run smoothly, efficiently and in accordance with client/partner specifications.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the procurement, production, preparation, service and sale of food and refreshments for all outlets within assigned units.
  • Communicates and promotes Sodexo live! culture and values; Provides hands-on leadership and direction department heads and staff.
  • Ensures compliance with company standards, client specifications, contractual obligations, and other legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Manages the financial performance of the venue through effective control of expenses and through the development, analysis and implementation of budgets, sales plans and forecasts.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection and training processes as needed for assigned unit.
  • Identifies and responds to client and customer feedback and assists in escalated situations as necessary.
  • The successful candidate will be forward thinking, have communication skills and business acumen to manage all required relationships

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelors degree and/or appropriate combination of education and experience to support on-the-job effectiveness.
  • A minimum of 5 years of previous senior leadership experience within a diverse, contract-managed food and beverage environment, to include successful management of a large staff and focus on exceptional client and customer service.
  • Sports and Leisure experience preferred
  • High Volume experience of 15 plus million in annual food and beverage sales is a definite plus
  • Demonstrated financial acumen with significant past P&L responsibility.
  • Strong working knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and general workplace safety standards with knowledge of Health Department requirements.
  • Technologically savvy, with high proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.
  • Flexibility, ability to work extended or irregular hours to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and, on several tasks,/projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of retail operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.

Other requirements include but are not limited to:

Subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly quartered environment.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo live! While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.

Sodexo live! is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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