Catering Manager 3

Location US-TX-EDINBURG
System ID
886343
Category
Food Service
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status
Full-Time
Posted Range
$45000 to $67870

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 3 for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley located in Edinburg, TX.  Catering is an important aspect of our campus dining program, expressing the UTRGV brand through its influence on the impressions of campus visitors, creating outstanding culinary experiences at fund raising dinners and student life social events. This position will require experience with High End Catering/Banquet Service. 

 

Our Catering Manager will oversee all catering operations, including on and off site caterings, as well as concessions, camps and conferences.  This manager will supervise up to 20 employees.  

 

The successful candidate will:

  • identify customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • educate and develop rapport with clients and promote partnerships;
  • promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs;
  • coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.
  • maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction; 
  • ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and/or 
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests. 

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who: 

  • Have a work history demonstrating strong employee engagement leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Have  a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance
  • Manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service
  • Prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Extensive formal training in Catering services, with particular emphasis on customer service, event planning and presentation, and event management
  • Strong focus on food quality and presentation as well as high end catering experience
  • Strong leadership skills, computer skills, culinary knowledge and food/beverage cost controls.
  • Experience in diverse culinary functions, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation
  • Technical competence in unit financial management, pricing, menu development and will be responsible for the training and development of front line hourly employees and managers. 
  • Superior interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop and maintain professional, positive working relationships with multiple clients, liaisons, customers, employees, supervisors and vendors.
  • Effective communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations.
  • Exceptional time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to enhance the learning environment on campus through world-class food service 

 

What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions.  Large amount of high profile 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 services. 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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.


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

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