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Forecast Planning & Control Manager

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Job Introduction

As a Forecast Planning & Control Manager at Sodexo, based in our Salford, London, or Stevenage offices (depending on your location), you are not only a strategic thinker but also a catalyst for change. In this pivotal role, you will oversee the DRIVE process and Food Management Systems (FMS) across the UK&I, driving efficiencies and fostering the right behaviours within our food operations. Your efforts will ensure that Sodexo remains at the forefront of operational excellence and sustainability in our industry. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

Get ready to lead and innovate within Sodexo's food service operations. As the manager of Forecast Planning & Control, you'll play a key role in shaping our food management strategies, ensuring compliance, and enhancing operational efficiencies. This is your chance to impact our global food processes and contribute to our mission of improving the quality of life for all we serve.

What you’ll do:
  • Develop and maintain the DRIVE strategy for effective management of the food management system across the UK&I.
  • Lead the delivery of accurate and timely costing of food services menus and manage direct labour cost frameworks.
  • Coordinate with the Global Food Platform team to support the evolution of DRIVE processes.
  • Ensure robust compliance measures across the business and lead action plans for continuous improvement.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement to enhance business processes and add value.
  • Manage and communicate system updates and maintain strong data control to support business decisions.
  • Mentor and guide your team, promoting a collaborative and efficient work environment.
What you bring:
  • Proven ability in developing costing models and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Deep understanding of food management systems and their implementation in complex operations.
  • Experience in using data to drive decision-making and business changes within the food industry.
  • Excellent people management and coaching skills, coupled with strong communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and manage high volumes of work effectively.
  • Knowledgeable about food product and menu development, with a clear understanding of the role of food in Sodexo.
  • Ability to lead and manage a data entry team within a dynamic food service environment.

What we offer: 

Competitive Salary, bonus and benefits

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company

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