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DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY – ATHLETIC DIVISION

Job title:Director of Hospitality for Southern Way Catering- Athletics Division

Department:Operations

Job type:Exempt (salaried)

Salary Range:Based on qualifications and experience

LocationColumbia, SC

DESCRIPTION:

Southern Way Catering was founded by deep southern roots and a philosophy that demands the best. We provide the highest level of food quality, service, and have been exceeding client expectations for over 35 years!

We are currently hiring Director of Hospitality for Southern Way Catering – Athletics Division in Columbia, SC.

The Director of Hospitality for Southern Way Catering Athletics will work at the Colonial Life Arena, as well as on event sites. This position will require an organized, hands-on individual who embraces the challenge of creating and ensuring an efficient operation with the highest level of detailed execution. You will be a representative and promoter for one of our most valued clients on behalf of Southern Way Catering. This role is critical in the partnership of the two organizations. You will need to make sure every event is managed to perfection and is held at the highest standards. This position requires a highly organized individual with strong logistic capabilities as well as someone who possesses excellent leadership skills. This position is responsible for complete supervision of a team of associates.

Please contact our HR Department at tknight@thesouthernway.com.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Oversee contract with the University of South Carolina
  • Oversee all athletic catered events
  • Oversee on site culinary production for game day operations
  • Manage an on site operations staff
  • Help insure all athletic events are executed with the highest level of detail and precision.
  • Work with Southern Way team to coordinate weekly and/or daily logistics plan.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • 4 years of experience managing a team, preferably of 5+
  • Hospitality and/or food service experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with ability to learn internal software program
  • Available to work nights and weekends
  • Must be able to walk/stand for a significant amount of time throughout the business day
  • Must be able to work in hot, cold, non-air-conditioned environments
  • Must be able to regularly & repetitively bend, carry, climb, grasp, kneel, lift, pull, push, reach, sit, and twist
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