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Retail Manager 3

Job category: Food Service

Job ID: 75463


Posted: 24-Sep-2018

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Retail Manager 3 at Lipscomb University located in Nashville, TN!


Lipscomb is a Christian based University and is connected to the Church of Christ. The University has 1500 residents and 3500 commuter and graduate students. The University recently celebrated its 125 anniversary.   


Sodexo operates the dining services on campus which consist of seven retail food outlets. five of which are national brands, one regional and one Sodexo brand. In addition Sodexo operates the student dining room which can accommodate in excess of 400 guests per seating for continuous dining.  Sodexo also provides upscale Catering service on campus with sales of over $1.2 million dollars. 


This Retail Manager will be fully responsible to develop operating budget for all expenses and revenue sources and develop monthly business objectives to attain targets; will be expected to coordinate all unit special events and catering orders for quality and timely delivery; will be accountable for safety and sanitation standards in the unit; implement and coordinate campus standards for Retail Dining and Catering. This facility has a unique dining program that represents a high commitment to special diets, sustainability and local products being offered.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience managing in a very large volume college/university retail dining environment;
  • Experience as an effective leader in customer service, front of the house operations and food production processes including labor costs, food costs, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage process to select, train, schedule, counsel and develop unit staff;
  • Prior experience coordinating special events and catering orders for quality and timely delivery;
  • Functional knowledge and competence regarding sustainability practices in a food service operation.

** Relocation Assistance IS available with this position! **



Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience – 1 year of work experience in concessions, retail sales, or store operations


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