Catering Manager 2

Job Description Inspire students through food, bringing them together for fellowship. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 2 for the University of Mary Washington located in Fredericksburg, VA . The campus caters to a wide variety of events, from on and off-campus meetings, graduations, reunion weekends, concert series, weddings, corporate galas, picnics and much more. The Catering Manager will have a strong focus on sales growth, building a strong relationship with current and potential clients, and executing on-trend events. The University of Mary Washington is a public liberal arts university located within an hour's drive of both Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA. There are approximately 4,400 undergraduate students enrolled. 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: solid organizational skills; excellent leadership/team building skills; the ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives; and/or professional demeanor is required. Learn more about the University of Mary Washington at Link available when viewing the job Learn more about Link available when viewing the job Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management and Catering positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Link available when viewing the job . Working for Sodexo: Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. 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. 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. Job Requirements

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