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Catering Sales Manager

Sodexo
Boston, MA 02109
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Unit Description

As a natural problem-solver, you thrive on challenges. Youre also an expert at implementing solutions.

 

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Sales Manager  for Universities Segment in the Boston, MA area.  

 

** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE WITH THIS POSITION! **

This position will manage a team of hourly employees.  A strong emphasis will be placed on client and customer engagement, strengthening the catering operations and growing catering and conference business. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Three consecutive years of food service experience in high volume catering management;
  • 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 and beverage cost controls;
  • 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 

We are looking for candidates who can:

  • Identify internal and external customer needs and expectations
  • Ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met
  • Educate and develop rapport with internal/external customers and promote partnerships
  • Promote a customer and client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs
  • Coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership/team building skills
  • The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives
  • Professional demeanor is required

Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 

 

Not the job for you?

We offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Health Care, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.

 

Working for Sodexo:

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

 

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 experienceBasic 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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Posted: 2020-01-21 Expires: 2020-03-01

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