Unit Description You believe in an open, inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Lead a team where engagement, productivity and innovation are born in this environment. Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 2 for a University account in Indiana, near Fort Wayne. . A strong emphasis will be placed on client and customer engagement, strengthening the catering operations and growing catering and conference business. Excellent career opportunity for someone interested in growing business, introducing newest trends. This person will manage catering and retail and will have over 25 employees reporting to them. Our catering operation provides a wide scope of catering services throughout the campus including receptions, plated meals, meetings and special events. Event sizes can range from 10 to 500. The primary scope of the Catering Manager is to coordinate and directly oversee/execute the various catering events to meet and exceed customer expectations. The ideal candidate will have: Three consecutive years of food service experience in high volume catering management; Extensive formal training in Catering services, with particular emphasis on customer service, event planning and presentation, and event management; Strong focus on food quality and presentation as well as high end catering experience; Strong leadership skills, computer skills, culinary knowledge and food and beverage cost controls; Technical competence in unit financial management, pricing, menu development and will be responsible for the training and development of front-line hourly employees and managers Superior interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop and maintain professional, positive working relationships with multiple clients, liaisons, customers, employees, supervisors and vendors; Effective communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations, Exceptional time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities We are looking for candidates who can: Identify internal and 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 and client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs Coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results The ideal candidate will have the following: Solid organizational skills. Excellent leadership/team building skills. The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives. Professional demeanor is required. 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 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 GEDBasic Management Experience - 1 year. Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.