25 days old

Catering Manager 2

Kirksville, MO 63501

Unit Description

Sodexo Universities is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 2 for our long standing account, Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, centrally located just hours from DesMoines, IA, St Louis and Kansas City, MO.  Reporting to the General Manager, the Catering Manager is responsible for all Catering events including on campus and off site, high end/high volume and day to day events (averaging 20-25 events/week).


RELOCATION assistance is available for this exciting opportunity!


 We are looking for candidates who can:

  • identify internal/external customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • 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; and
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

  The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent leadership/team building skills; 
  • The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives;
  • Excellence in training and leading by example all staff in superior customer service;
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Catering Software CaterTrax experience is preferred;
  • Experience working with chefs to assure food quality, menu development and food/labor costs; and
  • Professional demeanor.

Sound like the Career move you are looking for?  Join the Sodexo Team - APPLY TODAY!


WHY Sodexo at Truman State Univ?

For 22 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges has ranked Truman as the No. 1 public school in the Midwest.  https://www.truman.edu/    Within driving distance of St. Louis, Kansas City, and Des Moines.


Kirksville offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere and a location within easy driving distance of several major cities - a great place to raise a family!   https://www.truman.edu/about/welcoming-college-town/things-to-do-in-kirksville/ 



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.


Posted: 2019-09-18 Expires: 2019-10-18

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