1+ months

Pepperdine - General Manager 4, Catering

Malibu, CA 90265

Unit Description

Sodexo at Pepperdine University is seeking an exceptional leader to become our General Manager 4, Catering bringing a resume of extraordinary results in high profile events and will bring high-energy, laser-focus, highly creative and imaginative skills with a discriminatory eye for detail. Sodexo has had the opportunity to provide our services since 1978 for Pepperdine University - a high profile and fast paced account with high expectations from our clients, clientele, and organization located in beautiful, sunny Malibu, California.  Click here to view our Campus!




As a General Manager 4, Catering you will oversee our $3M Catering operation on our main campus and providing direction for two additional operations. Catered events take place on and off campus, with services which include simple wholesome presentations to very high-end productions all with a seasonal and sustainable menu.


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for:


  • Sophisticated leadership skills along with an executive presence to maintain strong client relationships through frequent interface with senior level leadership, University departments and student group event organizers;
  • Managers will pro-actively seek out feedback to exceed client and guest expectations;
  • Innovative manager who will build the program to a new level with new approaches, strong knowledge regarding logistics and event transportation, a commitment to processes and protocols for standards and safety/sanitation; and
  • General Manager to enhance the learning environment on campus through world-class food service.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational and trouble shooting skills and will be responsible to evaluate and improve upon existing practices;
  • Exceptional time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities - Organizing and execution of all catering events and be able to manage over 15 events per day and up;
  • Experience handling a variety of initiatives to achieve sales goals and guest satisfaction, staff training, labor management and control systems;
  • Effective communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations; and
  • Experience recruiting and training a diverse and talented catering staff and upholding exceptional service standards.

Pepperdine University is located on 830 acres of hillside overlooking Malibu beaches and Santa Monica while the Pacific Ocean laps nearly at our doorstep.  Do you wish to be part of a forward thinking, passionate, and dedicated team who strive each day to do the right things? Do you consider yourself to be highly guest service oriented and believe that we are here to teach others about great foods and service while delivering such - then this may be the right place for you to grow your career and apply your skills by joining up with the Sodexo team at Pepperdine!  

Position Summary

Directs all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Manages through managers and is accountable for the contract. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account.Provides local leadership and strategic direction while developing team for new and emerging business solutions that sustain growth in the day to day operations.Key Duties- Directs all contract services.- Oversees management/administrative team who are responsible for special functions, cash control and payroll.- Customer and client satisfaction- Drives growth - Financial management

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience  

Basic Management Experience - 5 years              

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

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


Posted: 2019-12-13 Expires: 2020-02-12

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