• Catering Manager 2

    Location US-MA-NORTH ANDOVER
    System ID
    82726
    Category
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    No
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 2 for Merrimack College located in North Andover, MA. The campus is composed of 220 acres which reach across two towns, North Andover and Andover, MA.

     

    This is an excellent position for a hands-on professional who is customer-service driven in a fast-paced, university/hospitality service environment. Ideal candidate will have high-end catering experience and excellent client communication skills. Best qualified candidates will have the ability to plan, execute and coordinate multiple events according to specific standards and to re-evaluate and improve on practices.

     

    Is this opportunity right for you?

    At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

     

    The ideal candidate is a self-starter and will have/be:

    • demonstrate knowledge of catering and catering logistics, casual and fine dining, and banquet management;
    • dreative, has excellent event execution/planning skills, and is visionary regarding buffet presentations;
    • excellent interpersonal skills and excels in client/customer, guest, and employee relations;
    • excellent communication skills;
    • ebility to work independently and with other managers to manage the daily operations of the catering department through direct supervision of non-exempt/hourly employees, including hiring, orientating, scheduling, training, and developing employees;
    • excellent time management skills adapt well to dynamic change, and is driven to get the job done with excellence in a timely manner;
    • high level of integrity and considers the best interest of our employees, clients/customers, and our operation;
    • experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems;
    • anticipates problems that may affect customer experience and financial requirements and moves quickly to correct them with little or no impact to customer relations or the operation; and
    • financial ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with material costs, labor, procurement compliance and controllable expenses.

    Careers in Universities:

    Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

     

    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

     

    We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

     

    Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!

     

     

    Position Summary

    Oversight of catering activities for a small to mid-size location/unit with $500k-$1M in managed catering volume. Medium complexity with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering events. Strong client interaction.
    Key Duties
    - Oversight of Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and use of catering programs to direct daily catering events including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.
    - Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference service events. Works with client and customers to design events.
    - Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.
    - Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards in various environments. Drives the Zero Harm mindset.
    - Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary
    - Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards
     

     

     

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma or GED

    Basic Management Experience - 1 year


    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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