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Special Events General Manager

Pinehurst, NC

  • General Management

  • Salaried

Job Description

Aramark Sports & Entertainment is looking to hire a Special Events General Manager to support our food and beverage operations in high profile events such as USGA golf, NCAA collegiate athletics, and more.
THE OPPORTUNITY: As the Special Events General Manager, you will plan, manage, and lead multiple contracted services with multi-million-dollar revenue to meet operating and financial goals, client objectives, and guest needs. Services include food and beverage operations which consist of concessions, catering and premium dining services. This position will support and be responsible for executing large sports events and other large venue special events. The Special Events General Manager will report to our Director of Collegiate Athletics with a team of salaried direct reports as well as oversight of a large staff of task force management and hourly employees. This position is salaried, plus bonus eligible, contingent on achieving certain financial and performance goals.
WHO YOU ARE: Our General Managers are best-in-class operation managers who lead a team to provide excellent service to our clients and guests. Being in sync with our clients’ vision, strong relationship-building skills, financial acumen, and a commitment to safety, our leaders make a difference every day. Ideal candidates have managed large revenue accounts, make data-based decisions, and have extensive experience with financial analytics and forecasting.


COMPENSATION: The salary range for this position ranges from $115,000 to $125,000, depending on circumstances including an applicant’s skills and qualifications, certain degrees and certifications, prior job experience, market data, and other relevant factors. This is Aramark’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of compensation for this position as of the time of posting.​

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and Aramark reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time AND FOR ANY REASON, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO for reasons related to individual performance, Aramark or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Full P&L responsibility in regard to food and beverage operations of the event
  • Manage the client relationship throughout the event, while providing hands on execution and leadership of operations.
  • Leadership of a large team of managers and workforce throughout multiple units and concepts.
  • Develop new concepts to increase existing revenue sources for foods/concessions, premium service and catering outlets.
  • Partner with the Director of Collegiate Athletics, District Managers, and Regional Vice President of Operations to plan and execute business development strategy for growth.
  • Recruitment and development of new and existing managers.
  • Interact successfully with the client, guests and team members on a regular basis.

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice. 



In order to be prepared for this leadership role, qualified candidates will possess:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of large venue or multi-unit management experience is required.
  • Premium and Concessions Management experience preferred.
  • Direct P&L responsibility within a comparably scoped environment
  • Ability to lead a large team of culinary & operations managers in a high volume, fast-paced environment. 

This role may have physical demands including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and/or extended walking and standing. This role may also require uniforms and/or usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

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 or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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