1+ months

Catering Manager 2

Durango, CO 81302
**Unit Description**

Join a great team where students are at the heart of everything we do!

Sodexo Universities is seeking **Catering Manager 2 for our long standing partnership withFort Lewis College (https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/housing-dining/room-and-board-rates/campus-dining)** in beautiful **Durango, Colorado, a small resort town in southwestern corner of CO.** This family friendly community is ideal for enjoying outdoor culture, biking, hiking, skiing, the sky is the limit! As a small mutually supportive management team, involvement beyond catering is expected, understanding the team support will be returned with large catering events. Catering events include everything from tail-gating to high profile donor events. Our Catering Manager will be dedicated to our sustainability program and is the owner of our campus relationships with key staff and administration.

**RELOCATION is available for candidates who live more than 50 miles from the unit!**

Building relationships with clients and customers is vital to your success in this position **. A positive attitude and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and support our other dining operations on campus** during any lulls in catering **.** As the catering manager, you will be responsible for setting up catering contracts, creating menus, using CaterTrax software, and working catering events from start to finish.

As a Catering Manager for Sodexo Universities, you will enjoy a **better work life balance** mostly M-F schedule with some evening and weekend events. This is a great opportunity to start your Sodexo career and continue growing your management path with our Global Company!

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

+ 2 3 years catering experience, including some supervision/management oversight.

+ the ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives;

+ solid organizational skills;

+ an understanding of food cost;

+ a willingness to be hands-on;

+ knowledge of catering software, such as Catertrax;

+ excellent leadership/team-building skills;

+ professional demeanor; and

+ ****A valid Drivers License is required.**

**Are you the one? 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;

+ demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests; and

+ ensure all HAACP standards are followed.

Learn more about Fort Lewis College HERE (https://www.fortlewis.edu/)

**Sound like the opportunity you have been searching for? APPLY TODAY and join the Sodexo Team at Fort Lewis College!**

**Working for Sodexo:**

Sodexo Universities offers **BEST in CLASS Onboarding training** . Within the first month after hire, all newly hired managers will be scheduled to travel to participate in a two-week training at a nearby Sodexo Center for Excellence. Through this comprehensive onboarding model, managers will be equipped to execute their positions at the highest level, train and lead their teams to do the same, and build a culture of excellence in their respective units.

Sodexo Universities provides a **more balanced Work/Life Balance with reduced activities during holidays and summer breaks** . As per Sodexo culture, there is **great career growth** within Universities and other business segments in this Global Company!

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

**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 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.

**Location** _US-CO-DURANGO_

**System ID** _903379_

**Category** _Food Service_

**Relocation Type** _Yes - According to Grade_

**Employment Status** _Full-Time_

**Posted Range** _$39100 to $59070_


Posted: 2022-12-20 Expires: 2023-04-22

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