As a dietitian, you will have the necessary resources, rewards and encouragement to foster growth and learning. Through education, training (both on-the-job and off-the-job), and rewarding best practices, you can apply your abilities in your current specialty or expand your ambitions into countless other disciplines where we provide service.
Explore a traditional dietitian career path within Sodexo:
Entry Level Opportunities
Leads day-to-day responsibility for menu management. Instructs patients and/or hospital personnel in basic principles of nutrition and modifications of normal diet.
Provides comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients/residents. Plans special diets and supervises their preparation. Instructs patients and/or hospital personnel in complex principles of nutrition and modifications of normal diet.
Unit Leadership Opportunities
Coordinates and directs the efforts of all patient care areas of an account. Assists Clinical Area Support Manager in completion of projects, assessment of clinical programs at other accounts and mentoring of less experienced Clinical Nutrition Managers. May direct a dietetic intern.
Manages and operates all contract management service operations at a single account. Actively participates in the daily functions of the unit. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations, senior most person assigned to one client account.
Directs all contract management service operations at a single unit and provides additional resources to multiple accounts in the area. Assists District Manager, while supporting and mentoring General Managers in respective area of responsibility.
Develops and administers wellness programs based on the development and alignment of the clients' mission and vision. Provides direction for planning strategic goals, standards, and maintaining effective communication with other managers and interdepartmental liaisons. Programs may include physical fitness, weight-reduction, smoking cessation, early-detection and Wellness related programs.
Regional Leadership Opportunities
Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Sodexo master recipe, ingredient, menu and nutrient database. Ensures continuity and accuracy of recipe, inventory, menu, costing and nutrient data.
Directs and coordinates the dietetic internship, responsible for internship curriculum. Ensures the supervised practical and didactic experiences prepare interns for dietetic registration.
Under guidance from the Vice President, Nutrition Services, provides direction and oversight to the Medical Nutrition Theory program. Drives program development, supervises billing staff and provides training and support to unit staff. Develops policies and procedures of program.
Provides staff clinical services at multiple accounts in a geographic area. May oversee staff dietitians or diet technicians at assigned accounts which includes auditing, staffing, and performance appraisals. Requires travel between accounts.
Serves as a subject matter expert on standards and practices for patient/clinical services. Works with operations constituents in areas relating to financial management, people management, account development, and account operations. Supports the implementation of new unit openings, including the development and administration of training plans.
Serves as the primary representative of Sodexo for multiple accounts in a designated geographic area. Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing all activities within the assigned geographic area through subordinate managers, supervisors and employees including financial performance, client retention, and employee training and development.
Provides direction and leadership to the Nutrition program. Ensures nutrition resources are current and meet regulatory, market, client and practitioner needs. Develops and updates division-specific nutrition strategic plan. Coordinates participation of Clinical Area Support Managers and Regional Dietitians. Drives on-going program development.
Senior Leadership Opportunities
Responsible for strategic and business planning and management for a specific geography within a Division. Provides leadership and direction for all business aspects within the assigned geography including account operations, growth, and retention, staff development and training, and financial growth and accountability.
Broaden Your Potential
Dietitians at Sodexo are offered the opportunity to leverage existing skills and develop new ones in one of the following related roles:
Responsible for implementing, coordinating and/or administration of HR programs, policies and procedures. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in formulating and applying human resources and other management policies to non-routine and complex business challenges.
Ensures corporate and regulatory compliance for the company's quality assurance and food safety initiatives by pro-actively providing technical expertise, training, and support across Divisions at the regional level. This position is also responsible for managing the crisis resolution process in a timely manner.
Manages all accounting and financial matters for large accounts. Responsibilities include accounts payable/receivable, budget, payroll, reporting, inventory, training, etc.
Responsible for promoting awareness of Division products, services, and capabilities. Develops internal communications strategy for Division, as well as marketing plans and strategies for individual business segments. Rolls out marketing programs and assists with proposals/presentations on an ongoing basis.
Provide support regarding the proper implementation of operating standards and procedures. Develop appropriate communication tools for a division or area.
Manage contracting activities and develop national and regional contracts for various goods and services. Manage supplier relationships to ensure contract compliance; identify ways to enhance value, measure actual performance, and enhance consistency of products and services provided.
Provide direction for the implementation of training for all field, district and regional employees. Manage overall departmental customer satisfaction and effective communication to field HR and operations.
Manage the accident and fire prevention programs for an assigned geographic territory, while enforcing compliance with company policy, federal, state, and local codes and standards involving the safety of employees and the public.
The activities of this position are directed towards supporting Commodity products and participating in the procurement process to assist in defining product quality standards, developing and monitoring specification limits, conducting product analysis to assure conformance, analyzing trends on product deficiencies and establishing vendor auditing protocols.
Supports operations through the successful dissemination of programs, processes, and products. Plays a key role in supporting start-ups, operations training, standards implementation and audits. Assists with Unit Operating System development and initial installation of new products, services and programs.
Explore New Horizons
Senior leaders have the opportunity to reinvent their careers and move in new directions:
Lead the divisional, departmental or corporate wide communication efforts, including strategy, internal communication, and interaction with outside partners.
Direct Project Management activities related to information systems and applications including strategy, application selection, development, training and production management.
Manage HR issues for a significant segment of the business. Play a lead role in the design, implementation and management of HR program, while ensuring compliance with all HR policies and procedures and local, state, and federal requirements.
Responsible for purchasing of a broad category of goods and services. Provide expertise and necessary resources to operations, clients and sales personnel in the areas of cost analysis, product selection and handling, and sales proposal presentations.
Assist in the establishment of strategic sales strategy for the division and implemention of the strategy for a large section of the division.
Overall responsibility for establishing and implementing the Division’s strategic direction. Responsible for driving client and customer satisfaction. Assesses potential new business ventures.
Develop marketing strategy and create marketing tools, programs and initiatives that drive national results. Develops communication strategies targeted to multiple audiences.
Top finance position for one or more Divisions, Services or Markets. Responsible for Group, Corporate, and Division reporting. Also responsible/accountable for final financial decisions in area. Manages all functions of Finance for one or more Divisions, Services or Market.