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Catering Manager 4

North Andover, MA 01845
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Unit Description

Sodexo Universities is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 4 for Merrimack College, NORTH ANDOVER, MA 


********Relocation Assistance is Available********


The Catering Manager 4 oversees the Catering Department. The right candidate will have strong customer service skills, strong organization, and be able to ensure the successful execution of all catering events.  Our successful Catering Manager will WOW our clients with flawless execution for casual and high-profile events taking place around the campus. Do you excel at building excellent relationship with clients and developing teams? This leader will manage catering sales, and hire and develop a professional full-time, part-time and on call catering team. A great opportunity for someone with multiple years of catering experience! 


If you have experience at all service levels from coffee services, served meals, drop-offs to high-end events and everything in between, we hope you will apply. Proven ability to plan, coordinate, setup and execute high profile specialty events numerous times during the year is key to success at this account. Organizational and planning skills, as well as experience overseeing events are areas where our successful candidates need to have a proven track record and can speak to this experience in detail. Maintaining a keen interest of food, trends, and unique presentations as well as a desire to establish new looks, tastes and flavors in this operation will also aid in the success of the account. 


Are you the experienced Catering Manager were seeking?


We are seeking Catering Manager candidates with the following in their skills

  • A strong artistic flair in relation to catered events
  • Knowledge of current catering and food trends
  • Experience with event planning and execution 
  • The ability to multi-task and manage multiple events at the same time
  • The ability to inspire a catering staff 
  • Previous experience in high-volume University, Hotel or Conferences

Is this opportunity right for you?

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in Catering. 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.


Are you the experienced Catering Director were seeking?


We are looking for candidates who can:

  • identify internal/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/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs; and
  • Coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.


Your success will be measured by your ability to:

  • maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction;
  • ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.


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.

Position Summary

Provides supervision for catering services at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company. Oversees a highly complex and high volume of catering sales and functions in excess of $1.5M in managed catering volume.Contributes to account revenue and operating profit contribution through the implementation of services and creation of opportunities for growth. Plans projects, including defining objectives, methods, timetables and budget to support client and Sodexo's strategic plan.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 - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in catering, food production, or food service management or a related field


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

Posted: 2020-03-26 Expires: 2020-04-26

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