Conference Services Manager

**Unit Description** **Sodexo at Central State University** is looking for a **Conference & Event Service Manager** to join our team at in Wilberforce, OH. The account currently has the Marauder Cafe (Resident Dining), the WoW Cafe (Retail) and a Catering operations which also includes conference rooms for meetings. **The Conference Services Manager will be responsible for:** + Working directly with the client answering phone calls and urgent needs + Arrange/Coordinate all Event Logistics for Conferences (May Assist with Food Logistics) + Complete all Conference Services Billing and Reporting + Manage room execution with Custodial Event Staff + Coordinate Special Event Floral and Linen Arrangements + Monitor and Manage Linen Supply + May Perform Special Event Related Duties to Include: + Order and Coordinate Rentals + Provide Room Set Supervision + Set Various Decorative Elements for Special Events + Set Tables with Linens/Skirts + Assist with Event Execution and Oversight as Needed **Is this opportunity right for you?** At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Conference Services and 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. Y **our 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 **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. **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. See **Position Summary** Strength in event mgmt. skills- planning and working events/meetings, attention to detail, customer interaction/service skills Key Duties - Coordinate event/functions (food – event environment) - A/V knowledge/responsibility - Customer Services/directing operations - Staffing **Qualifications & Requirements** Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree Basic Management Experience - 2 years Basic Functional Experience – 1 year Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer. **System ID** _68570_ **Category** _Facilities_ **Relocation Type** _No_ **Employment Status** _Full-Time_

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