Food & Facilities Operations Manager - Project - Harrisburg, PA

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Harrisburg, PA US
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Posted Date:
1/22/2018 6:26:20 PM
Food Services
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Food - Healthcare

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


Aramark Healthcare is seeking candidates for a Project Role - Food & Facilities Operations Manager at UPMC Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding areas.  The General Manager will plan, administer and direct all unit activities related to food service.  Responsibilities include Aramark Healthcare and client financial accountability, and compliance with the standards established by Aramark Healthcare, regulatory agencies and client.  Leads food service departments. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments to provide a unified food service experience for patients, residents, visitors and employees. Primary level of impact in within own operations.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Delivers strong operational performance by executing against Aramark Healthcare and regulatory agency standards and programs, continually monitoring operations, and completing assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal food quality and meal service, and drive patient and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards.
  • Interacts with Client Management and maintains effective client and customer relations at all levels of client organization, including conducting rounding. Identifies Aramark service expansion opportunities.
  • Provides overall direction and manages performance for all Food Service Managers, Supervisors and front line employees, ensuring employee development, engagement and compliance with human resource related policies and standards, including conducting applicable rounding.
  • Directs, staffs, and trains food service department regarding food presentation, quality, cost control, and cash handling.
  • Develops operational component forecasts and is able to explain variances. Responsible for component's accounting functions.
  • Ensures compliance with all contract obligations.


This position reports to the Resident District Manager.  This position has frequent contact with client department heads and patients.  This position makes decisions concerning food production, presentation and employee relations.  Communicates regularly with other Aramark personnel.

    • Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree, or be a Certified Dietary Manager, or be a Registered Dietitian and have a minimum of 6 years food service management experience to include strong financial acumen as supported by a minimum of 3 years of successful P&L management experience within a professional environment.
    • Healthcare Food Service Management experience preferred. 
    • Excellent opportunity for a Food Service Director from a 500+bed facility to take the next step.
    • Candidates must demonstrate experience with managing salaried individuals and soft skills necessary to drive programs and develop careers.
    • Effective communication (listening, verbal and written) skills with clients, customers of client and support staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand food cost and the usage of food.
    • Demonstrated attention to the achievement of high quality standards coupled with a proven track record in identifying defects in the preparation and service of food and the implementation of improved quality control procedures.
    • Strong catering background.
    • Ability to write letters, summaries and reports, using prescribed format and conform to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style. 
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics. 
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. 
    • Requires management and leadership skills and the ability to work with confidential employee, client and Aramark information.
    • Demonstrated ability to responding effectively and efficiently to changing client demands.
    • Strong computer skills are essential in this role

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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