Sodexo USA Palo Alto, California
Mar 25, 2020Full time
Unit Description Sodexo is seeking a Catering and Events Manager for Stanford Medical Center located in Palo Alto, CA . Responsibilities in this role include managing special events and catering operations. This position will be responsible for leading and managing the special events/catering team both on-site and off-site. Stanford Health Care, recognized as one of the nation's best health systems, is transforming its Food Services through its partnership with Sodexo. The Food Transformation Journey at Stanford Health Care is a story of leadership, vision, innovation, collaboration, and the rediscovery of nourishing local fare. Together, Stanford Health Care and Sodexo have embraced a sustainable approach to Food Service that has produced higher sales and tapped into an underserved segment of customers. With guidance from a local chef and Sodexo's Executive Chef, Stanford Health Care now offers healthier, better quality food that is seasonal and local, antibiotic- and hormone-free, organic, and plant-based. Read Sodexo and Stanford's Food Service transformation here Is this opportunity right for you? At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you'll enjoy an improved quality of life that's unique in the hospitality industry. Are you the experienced food service manager we're seeking? We are looking for candidates who can: identify internal/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/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs; and coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results. Your success will be measured by your ability to: maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction; ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests. 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 Working for Sodexo: How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee. We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. Apply Now! Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now! Not the job for you? At Sodexo, 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. Position Summary Provides supervision for catering services at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company. Oversees a highly complex and high volume of catering sales and functions in excess of $1.5M in managed catering volume.Contributes to account revenue and operating profit contribution through the implementation of services and creation of opportunities for growth. Plans projects, including defining objectives, methods, timetables and budget to support client and Sodexo's strategic plan.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 services. 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 - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience Basic Management Experience - 3 years Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in catering, food production, or food service management or a related field Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.