Operations Leader, Food and Nutrition Services

Permanent posted 3 months ago

Job Description

INDUSTRY: Healthcare


Merit Services is looking for an experienced and results-oriented Operations Leader for our client. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and a solid understanding of food service operations in a healthcare environment.


  • Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives to improve food and nutrition services and support the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Manage daily operations including menu planning, cooking, inventory management, and budgeting.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements, including food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including patients, visitors, employees, outside vendors, and suppliers.
  • Recruitment, training, and supervision of food service personnel, performance management and employee relations.


  • Degree in Food and Nutrition, Hotel Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in food service and nutrition, including a minimum of 1 year in a managerial/supervisory position.
  • Ability to lead and manage a diverse team in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.
  • Good knowledge of food safety rules, regulations, and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with customers, stakeholders, and team members.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.