Area Manager

SLA Management Baton Rouge , LA 70804

Posted 1 week ago

School Food Management Company seeking a dedicated and experienced Area Manager for a leadership position in the Baton Rouge, LA market. Open to candidates in other markets who are interested in relocation.

The position is full time, year-round, salaried with bonus, benefits and an excellent working environment. Favorable schedule of mostly Monday-Friday with holidays off. Training and relocation programs are available.

Candidate will be part of a growing and successful company that is a leader in school food service. Applicants must enjoy working in a school setting, and provide a positive and uplifting meal experience.

Candidate for the position of Area Manager will possess the following qualities

  • Prefer at least 2 years of multi-unit supervisory experience (Restaurant or Food Service).

  • Willingness to travel out of state for portions of training.

  • Ability to pass an extensive nationwide criminal background check and fingerprint analysis.

  • Must possess top hospitality and communication skills, working well with others.

  • College degree, or 3 years Equivalent operational experience in a relevant field.

  • 5 years' experience in food service and fresh food production.

  • Strong computer and analytical skills, with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and documents in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Experience with POS and online reporting systems is also strongly preferred.

  • Must have strong leadership skills and abilities, coupled with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

  • Must have the ability to work independently while keeping the executive management team updated on pertinent information from the field.

Duties of the Area Manager will include

  • Staffing, training and managing school food service staff full time.

  • Implementing effective control of sales, food, beverage, paper, chemical and labor costs among all units.

  • Achieves predetermined profit objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, sanitation, merchandising and promotion.

  • Continuously evaluating performance, encouraging improvement and developing team members. Plans and administers a training and development program within the department to foster a culture of growth and career advancement. Oversees departmental matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws.

  • Ensuring that resources are in place from both a staffing and supply standpoint.

  • Implementing a wide range of functions to insure food quality, production, planning, purchasing, and facility maintenance.

  • Working directly with School Cafeteria Leaders in order to develop an in-unit marketing strategy.

If you feel your credentials fit our job position, please share your resume and we'll be in touch.

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