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Retail Food Operations Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Due to an internal promotion we are looking to recruit a Retail Food Operations Manager to manage all food areas within the retail operation at one of our most prestigious venues, Ascot racecourse. This role will work with the Retail Operations Managers, to implement the retail strategy whilst ensuring the retail outlets operate at a high standard.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Role Responsibility

This is an extremely varied role; working across the many retail outlets you will be involved in overseeing the complete operation from set-up, logistics and breakdown including the execution of the operation on race days. Working across various departments from culinary, supply chain, marketing and staffing you will ensure the operation is innovative, efficient, and market leading. In addition you will work with the Head of Retail and the finance team to analyse retail performance and drive profitability. This is an excellent opportunity for a retail catering professional who is looking to take the next step in their career.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Presentation skills to present information appropriately at all levels
  • Previous event, retail or hospitality experience
  • Passion for food and on trend offers
  • Competent use of MS programmes
  • Ability to balance a diverse working schedule
  • Operations experience
  • Management of budgets and forecasts

Package Description

Up to £35,000 + Bonus + Benefits

About the Company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.


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