• Conference Services Manager

    Location US-AZ-FLAGSTAFF
    System ID
    88185
    Category
    Facilities
    Relocation Type
    No
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Leisure is seeking an experienced Conference Services Manager to drive our catering operations at High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona! In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of the more than 30,000 square feet of conference space. This is an upscale facility focusing on world-class service and amenities for meetings and events of all types and sizes.

     

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • This HANDS ON manager will provide flawless execution of events and providing a high level of customer service to our clients; accountable for staff scheduling, event planning assistance, ordering, cost control
    • Capable of motivating, training and developing the front of house team with a strong focus on service and safety standards
    • Oversees scheduling of staff, day-to-day activities, with high level of priority on quality client service 

     

    So what skills & attributes are we seeking?

    • experience in leading High-End catering event management
    • able to simultaneously manage multiple events utilizing various services including: catering, room setup & tear-down, high-tech audio visual services, facilities management and concierge services;
    • high level of energy and extraordinary event execution knowledge
    • excellent communication and organizational skills, a high degree of accountability and strong interpersonal skill
    • impeccable quality standards
    • ability to develop and inspire a world-class front of house team
    • proven history of multiple event leadership success
    • passion for keeping up with market and decor trends
    • demonstrates great communication skills and an ability to exceed client & customer expectations
    • successful experience as a Banquet/Catering Manager at a conference center, resort, hotel and/or high-end catering atmosphere
    • experience working in a high-end catering/conference environment with groups up to 500 or more is desired

    Sodexo's Sports and Leisure division specializes in customer service delivering outstanding food and FM service. Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: Sodexo Sports & Leisure 

     

    High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona is looking for a highly energetic and talented hands-on Executive Chef to lead and develop our culinary team. High Country Conference Center is an upscale IACC certified (International Association of Conference Centers) Conference Center located on the north end of the Northern Arizona University campus. High Country Conference Center strives to provide world-class service and amenities for meetings and events of all types and sizes and is conveniently located 2 hours from Phoenix and 3 hours from Las Vegas.

    Position Summary

    Strength in event mgmt. skills- planning and working events/meetings, attention to detail, customer interaction/service skills

    Key Duties
    - Coordinate event/functions (food – event environment)
    - A/V knowledge/responsibility
    - Customer Services/directing operations
    - Staffing

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
    Basic Management Experience - 2 years
    Basic Functional Experience – 1 year


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

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