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Traveling Catering Director - Southeast Region - Collegiate Hospitality

Conway, SC

  • Food Service

  • Salaried

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Regional Catering Director will serve as a support function to the Southeast Region’s overall catering, culinary, and financial excellence. The Southeast Catering Director will primarily partner with in unit Catering Directors and other catering staff (including hourly) thru the District Manager, to ensure and establish consistent processes, standards, and pricing models at every level of catering with guest experience at the forefront at all times

Key Competencies:

  • Influence without Formal Authority.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Developing Subordinates
  • Hiring and Staffing
  • Managing Courageously 
  • Dealing with Paradox
  • Problem Solving
  • Building Team Spirit

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Job Responsibilities

  • Create a catering lead network within the region to be able to share industry standards/trends, ideas, best practices, training, and Aramark Catering Resources, to provide guidance and vision like other champion roles. 
  • Train, develop and execute an end-to-end process including sales (planning, coordination, pricing, menu costing, billing), operations execution (plan-o-grams, set up, staffing), and presentation (set up, food) to include different tiers from small to large events as well as account size.
  • Ensure large-scale VIP events are designed and executed.
  • Partner with culinary team for a collaborative approach of successful execution of events.
  • Interacts with client management and maintains effective client and guest relations at all levels with client organization. May participate in sales process and negotiation of contracts.
  • Plan, execute, and participate in a schedule of catering showcases across the region to partner with the culinary, marketing, and retention teams for client exposure opportunities.
  • Assists with catering growth strategies and plans for achieving within the accounts and region.  Implement a comprehensive marketing plan with associated collateral.   
  • Assist local account teams in the design and execution of catering events. These events are typically VIP events; however, the Regional Catering Director could be asked to manage smaller more routine events based on business need.
  • Identify and develop future catering leaders within the region. Motivate and recognize positive behaviors within the team.
  • Review and implement action plans to address revenue and profit growth at accounts as needed.

Qualifications

Key Competencies:

  • Influence without Formal Authority.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Developing Subordinates
  • Hiring and Staffing
  • Managing Courageously 
  • Dealing with Paradox
  • Problem Solving
  • Building Team Spirit

About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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