Chef Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
£22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£22000 - £24000
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Due to internal promotion, Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for a Chef Manager to join our team at a client site in the Dyce area of Aberdeen.

As Chef Manager, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the catering and cleaning service at the site. You’ll be tasked with the preparation of food for the restaurant and providing leadership to the cleaning team. In addition to being operational in service delivery, you’ll also manage administration associated with the site, including: payroll, stock management/ordering, client billing, cash reconciliation and people management tasks such as appraisals, training and employee relations activity, with the support of central functions such as HR and finance.
Package description
£22,000 - £24,000 per annum
5% bonus (performance based)
Pension scheme
Sodexo Discounts
Training & development opportunities

Main responsibilities
Ensure that within food services all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customer special dietary requirements
Develop strong working relationships with on-site client/third parties and operate proactively in line with Sodexo philosophy to enhance client retention and customer satisfaction
Carry out internal audits in line with Sodexo standards and contractual obligations
Support line manager through regular monthly meetings
Seek to understand the business environment, local competitors and drivers, developing and maintaining strong relationships and establishing a network of contacts
Maximise the profitability of the operation by managing costs and increasing the sales through the development of an agreed budget and business plan
Ensure that Sodexo accountancy, documentation and administration procedures are delivered to the required contractual specifications
Maintain the standards and integrity of the service offer and Service Level Agreement at all times
Recruit, induct, motivate, manage and develop all employees following Sodexo HR policy and guidelines
Manage employees using the Sodexo performance review processes, talent development and succession planning
Role model the focus on five behaviours to improve engagement, enhance performance and retain Investors in People accreditation
Manage labour in line with productivity models, policies and procedures

Ideal candidateEssential

Professional cookery qualification
Good standard of literacy and numeracy
Experienced in using Microsoft Office
Previous experience in a commercial facilities environment
Ability to interpret and utilise financial and commercial information
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and employees at all levels
Excellent planning and organisational skills
People management experience
Manage multiple workloads and shifting priorities
Achieve, set standards and operate to performance criteria; for example health and safety and hygiene
Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Work effectively as part of a team
Proven experience of managing a diverse workforce within a service environment


IOSH managing safely qualification
CIEH Level 3 qualification
Experience of delivering training 
Experience of managing conflicting expectations of the client and consumer within one business area

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Ryan Candy

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