Develops cohesive leadership and employee teams that have strategic focus, maintain, or enhance the patient and customer experience, meet regulatory standards for food and clinical nutrition services, and operate within the business objectives of the hospital/health system. Builds and develops leader team to establish positive work culture and deliver outcomes. Promotes teamwork inside/outside the department and collaborates with hospital/health system stakeholders to implement programs and processes that meet the needs of the organization. Ensures that the operations are well managed, employee performance is evaluated and follows health system performance management guidelines. Has sound financial understanding of healthcare food and nutrition services, establishes budget, and ensures that department meets financial targets for staffing, supplies and revenue. The Director serves as a leader and mentor for the department, organization, and profession.