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Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering and Conference Services Director for Northampton Community College located in Bethlehem, PA. The Catering and Conference Services Director will execute on-trend events from coffee service to VIP dining events on and off-campus while working closely with the Catering Executive Chef on menu development. This role will also work closely with the overall summer team in an advisory and mentoring role on all planning and details for conferences and events while overseeing the request process by any non-College entities to streamline the reservation of all space with campus facilities for external events and & meetings throughout the year.
This role will require organization, passion, and commitment. The ideal candidate will have experience in contract negotiation for conferences and/or events, along with conference program development. Events could be held during the day, evenings and on weekends.
The successful candidate will:
- identify customer needs and expectations;
- ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
- educate and develop rapport with clients and promote partnerships;
- 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;
- ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and/or
- demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.
Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:
- solid organizational skills;
- excellent leadership/team building skills;
- the ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives; and/or
- professional demeanor is required.
Learn more about Northampton Community at https://www.northampton.edu/
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Working for Sodexo:
Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. 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.