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Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 4 for South Dakota State University located in Brookings, South Dakota. South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher-education institution. The SDSU Jackrabbits compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level in all sports.

Sodexo manages the catering for the entire campus which caters to a wide variety of events, from on-campus meetings, graduations, weddings, VIP events, and much more. The Catering Manager will have a strong focus on growth, building a strong relationship with current and potential clients, and executing on-trend events. A valid driver’s license is required.

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 South Dakota State University: South Dakota State University

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Retail Management. 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.


What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.


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.

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