DIR, DINING SERVICES SR II – Minneapolis, MN

Compass Group USA

Morrison Living, a member of Compass Group®, is the nation’s only company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition & wellness, EVS and hospitality services to the senior living industry.? Morrison has over 350 registered dietitians, 250 executive chefs, 400 hospitality associates and 7,000 professional food service team members. Actively committed to fostering ways to enjoy great-tasting, healthy food through socially responsible practices and superior customer service, the Atlanta-based company serves more than 450 senior living clients in 42 states, including some of the largest and most prominent senior living communities in the United States.

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Job Summary

Working as a Senior Director of Dining Services (Sr DDS), you will manage multiple K12 schools within a district or across districts. You will be our point of contact for the school administrator responsible for foodservice, lead the teams within your assigned account(s), and manage the overall operation. You will provide planning and direction within the assigned accounts to achieve operational and financial goals in a dynamic environment, comply with all applicable regulations, maintain strong client relationships, and fulfill our mission to feed kids.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads, manages, and inspires a diverse team(s) at a large account or multiple accounts, with the goal of providing top-notch service to the client, students, and community
  • Drives and develops self and team at the account(s) towards building strong relationships with client(s) and achievement of key performance indicators (profitability, safety, engagement, etc.)
  • May serve on district leadership team, and participates in ongoing conversations with peers to share best practices, mitigate risks, champion diversity, and build community
  • Ensures decisions are weighed for risk/reward and short/long term implications, while gathering input from the team and partners
  • Fosters a culture of transparency, understanding, education, safety, and accountability
  • Serves as the representative/brand ambassador of the Chartwells team within the district(s) and the community; attends key client and community events
  • Ensures client(s) needs are met or exceeded, we retain the account(s), find cross-sell opportunities, and assist in rebid process as directed
  • Supports functional areas including but not limited to safety, marketing, nutrition and culinary
  • Ensures adherence to local, state, federal and company policies, and conducts unit audits to ensure conformance for key areas (e.g. food storage, sanitation)
  • Maintains compliance with USDA regulations and guidance for all applicable meal and retail programs, along with completing all required reporting on time
  • Champions development within the account(s) and has a full understanding of all roles within the operation; conducts performance evaluations, along with succession planning for the account(s)
  • Owns the financial results for the account(s), and works to ensure accuracy for reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes
  • Ensures consistent and fair administration of all policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Educational minimum and work experience per USDA Professional Standards for the account(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three (3) years of management experience, preferably in foodservice, hospitality management, plant operations management, environmental services, laundry, or other Support Services area
  • Is well-versed in foodservice management with proven track record of success, ideally in K12 foodservice
  • Has proven track record of leading a business and a team, strong customer service, and good business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrates strong initiative, critical thinking, ownership, communications (listening, written, and verbal), multi-tasking, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Champions the inclusion mindset, and is proactive, positive, professional, and resilient
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and POS software

Occasional travel required in this position

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Morrison Community Living are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.


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