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Catering Sales Manager - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Req #3462
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Catering Sales Manager develops strategies and oversees the planning and execution of events both internally and externally for the Event Sales Department. This position reports to the Director of Catering Sales.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Responsible for oversight of event sales team, including but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, training and performance management.
  • Strategize, plan, and imple
  • ment events for internal and external clients.
  • Carry out details and logistics of all events and lead/participate in future event development.
  • Responsible for oversight and implementation of Event Sales Team policies and guidelines


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The Event Manager will oversee a diverse portfolio of events, encompassing both paid and non-paid initiatives, as well as offsite meetings and events. This role requires adept relationship-building skills with various departments, the ability to maintain composure under pressure, and competence in managing high-stress environments. The ideal candidate will thrive as an independent worker, demonstrating self-motivation and a proactive approach to event planning and execution.


JOB EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ years experience managing a team and overseeing team regarding compliance with established guidelines.
  • At least 5 years experience with event planning and management.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of 2 or more employees
  • Working knowledge of food and beverage and banquet style services.
  • Working knowledge of catering menu planning and development.
  • Strong working knowledge of food & beverage safety standards.
  • Familiar with trends in catering, food & beverage and hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment.
  • Able to operate word processing, spreadsheet, and database systems (ReServe Cloud knowledge preferred).
  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines with a high level of accuracy.

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego , CA
  • Position Type: Salaried Full-Time Exempt Position 
  • Salary Range: $71,200 to $78,760

     

 

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

 

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our team members, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

 

As a Federal Contractor, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. 

 

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a drug free workplace.

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  • 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA