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Events Coordinator (Food Services)
We are seeking a friendly and knowledgeable individual to join the team as an Events Coordinator. The Events Coordinator is responsible for the successful coordination of different events, including planning menus, putting up decorations, ordering flowers and ensuring the event runs smoothly. Individual will be ensuring deadlines and budgets are met
Full time/Part time, hourly position. Must be available weekdays and weekends, holidays and various shifts. Must adjust the schedule to meet business demands. Jobs within the restaurant and catering industry are synonymous with having varied schedules and a fast-paced environment.
Part time: Competitive pay, 401(k), family atmosphere, and career advancement opportunities
Full time: Competitive pay, 401(k), health.
Full time plus: Competitive pay, vacation, 401(k), health, dental, vision, life, LTD, and AD&D.
Use products and services knowledge, information and available resources to educate guests and assist them in making product selections that are right for them
Coordinate details of events such as conferences, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, charity events, surprise parties, sales meetings and business meetings
Coordinate interdepartmental activities. Work together with management, floral, meat, deli and bakery departments to ensure products are available and prices are accurate
Calculate budgets and needs of the guest, and adjust when necessary
Work with guests to ensure all requests are met
Define company brand through events
Set up booths, flowers, decorations, and other event decor
Support the events manager with the menu planning and ordering food
Sample food, including main dishes and desserts
Create and contribute to an environment that is geared to innovation, high productivity, high quality and guest service
Act as a resource to department managers and staff on matters pertaining to improving efficiency and guest services
Maintain excellent relationships with Store Directors and event staff
Analyze industry trends and understand competitive products in order to position product offering accordingly
Understand “Our Mission” and live “Our Core Values” daily
Facilitate coordination and communication between store and corporate support
Establish and nurture relationships with related businesses, schools and communities
Other duties as required
- Requires hospitality and exceptional people skills
2-5 years of experience in event planning and catering is strongly preferred
Must be able to deliver excellent guest service
Strong leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills required
Exceptional communicator with verbal and written skills
Highly developed organization skills
Able to operate independently
Must be diligent and quality-driven in regards to cleanliness and safety
Event coordinator needs to remain calm during crisis and the high pressure of an event in progress
Energetic, self-motivated and detail oriented
Demonstrated trustworthiness and integrity in daily activities
Computer proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Creativity, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit that enable partnering with every culture, team member, support center level leadership, individual Store Directors, Vendors and Guest! (aka. Customer).
-Proven leadership ability to exercise sound judgment in interpreting, communicating, and applying policy
-Commitment to a culture of learning and personal responsibility.
-Courage to make and implement hard decisions in a timely manner.
-Ability to supervise, motivate, and empower others.
-Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, advocacy, and time management skills.
-Ability to read and understand documents pertinent to role.
JOB PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to bend, reach, kneel, carry and squat
Able to stand for long periods of time
Able to lift 45 lbs.
Successfully pass a drug test
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer