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Vice President 1, NorAm Operations - Universities

Las Cruces, NM 88001
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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Vice President for the New Mexico State University. Reporting to the Senior Vice President-Universities, you will be responsible for all services (including but not limited to food services, facilities, student housing) at New Mexico State University.  This position will provide both challenge and satisfaction while allowing you the opportunity for continued career growth. Large international population that demands authenticity with a highly engaged client liaison to ensure high level execution. This opportunity requires an innovative and creative approach with experience managing university auxiliary services. You will influence client decisions based on market research and emerging trends needed to support new and existing concepts, innovations, student meal plans, housing, facilities services, and other auxiliary services. As a member of our senior management team you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of duties to include ensuring unit managers are in compliance with corporate, regional and financial goals. Additionally, you will be responsible for the overall operation, growth and profitability of the contract.  The ideal candidate will have extensive leadership experience managing large teams in complex educational auxiliary services departments. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong strategic leadership, solid understanding of business diagnostics, financial acumen, talent management, strong communication and project management skills.


Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Achieving segment goals by providing the leadership, management and oversight necessary to ensure that the areas portfolio of business has the proper solutions, products, metrics and talent in place to effectively grow the organization and meet/exceed defined revenue and profitability targets and other KPIs. 
  • Contributing to the innovation of services to expand Sodexos Service Solutions at New Mexico State University.
  • Overseeing proposal development activities, including positioning, strategy development, customer negotiations, contract review, and pricing/costing.
  • Resolving client issues and concerns with agility and professionalism. Establishing organizational protocols and systems to identify client issues, trends, and opportunities and effectively integrate them into area strategies.
  • Hiring, growing and developing current and future talent.  Providing positive and constructive feedback through coaching, mentoring and counseling.
  • In collaboration with Sales and Brand Teams, designing and implementing Strategic Partnership programs that create value for New Mexico State University. Responsible for communication and marketing plans.
  • Establishing visibility and relevance for Sodexo by preparing presentations to management groups, leadership groups and boards to explain the companys market position and initiatives. As a Change Champion, prepares the culture to adapt to and embrace ongoing, fundamental changes that will enable the business to grow and prosper.
  • Leveraging Sodexos commitment to diversity and inclusion to extend Sodexos reach in area communities



  • Bachelors Degree required and Masters Degree preferred.
  • Market Industry Knowledge
  • Strong Business Agility
  • Strong Operations Focus and Experience Demonstrated Fiscal Management Expertise Client/Customer Focus
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to Quickly Analyze Data and Draw Conclusions
  • Demonstrated Ability to Build Effective Teams
  • Strong People Development Skills Diversity Awareness and Sensitivity Integrity and Trust Interpersonal Savvy
  • Strong Business Communication Skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills
  • Negotiation, Influencing, and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Ability to Maintain a \u201cBig Picture\u201d Strategic View
  • Demonstrated Success in Leading and Managing Change
  • Demonstrated Success in Leading and Managing Change
  • Ability to Work Productively in a Fast-Paced, Stressful, Demanding, and/or Ambiguous Work Environment

Demonstrated Experience in Driving Accountability

  • A strong leader that can help people translate vision into practical, actionable, measurable and cost-effective approaches and tactics that make sense for the business.
  • The ability to manipulate, interpret, analyze, and explain financial information. This includes understanding financial data and accurately interpreting financial statements and reports, and identifying the key factors affecting the financial performance of the business.

Position Summary

Responsible for leading all activities and teams for a specific activity sector or geographic area in a regional segment. Leading the business to achieve economic and commercial performance and managing talent in scope. Reports to the Regional Segment Head.

-Lead the division team to deliver on our Quality of Life positioning and achieve a safe working environment that meets or exceeds economic and commercial performance targets

-Work with the Regional Segment Head to develop and implement the segment strategy within the division and more widely in the region to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and value for Sodexo clients and our business

-Manage the division Sales team for the region to ensure that the new development and cross-selling development targets are met through solutions selling and development of a robust pipeline

-Manage and develop the division talent in collaboration with HR and segment leadership

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 10 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 10 years of multi-unit, support, or strategic leadership experienceSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2019-09-12 Expires: 2019-10-28

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