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Special Event Planner

Nashville, TN 37201
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Sodexo is seeking a Special Event Planner for One Century Place Conference Center located in Nashville, TN. We are hiring  an experienced event planner to work in our conference center helping clients with meetings, conferences, food services, and events. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits and a great schedule. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail oriented and enjoy working Monday-Friday daytime hours in the events business.The successful candidate will:

  • work with customers to plan and cost menus and generate¬†BEOs (banquet event orders) for all events;
  • manage all catered events from simple breakfast and lunch set-ups and deliveries to high-end, seated, plated and coursed lunches and dinners;
  • motivate, coach, mentor and develop frontline (hourly-paid), staff who are dedicated to the catering and event department;
  • increase catering sales using innovation, marketing and promotions;
  • assist in other areas of the food service operation when catering business is slower; and/or
  • be confident with administrative oversight¬†of event financials¬†

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

  • demonstrated knowledge¬†of catering and catering logistics, casual and fine dining, and banquet management;
  • excellent event execution/planning skills, and is experienced regarding food presentation;¬†
  • excellent client/customer, guest, and employee relations skills as well as stellar verbal and written communication skills;
  • the ability to work independently and collaboratively with managers, to execute the daily operational goals of the catering department through direct supervision of non-exempt/hourly employees, including hiring, orientating, scheduling, training, and developing employees;
  • excellent time management skills and the drive to get the job done with excellence in a timely manner;¬†
  • the foresight to anticipate problems that may affect customer experience and financial outcomes and the flexibility to quickly correct them with little or no impact to customer relations or the operation.

Learn more about Sodexos Benefits  Not the job for you? 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. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.Working for Sodexo:At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients

Position Summary

Oversees the planning and execution of logistics for meetings and special events. Manages facility selection, contract negotiations, food and beverage selections, and arrangements for audio/visual service, transportation, etc.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience - 1 year of experience in event planningSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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Posted: 2020-03-17 Expires: 2020-04-17

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