Harvard University Food Services Supervisor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43647BRAuto req ID:43647BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Catering Operations Manager (Crimson Catering)Sub-Unit:Dining Services Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:HS Diploma and at least 3 years prior front of the house catering experience with off-premise or hotel catering operation.Previous supervisory experience.Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel). Ability to learn other software applications as needed.Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.A valid driver’s license and willingness/ability to drive.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Hotel/Hospitality Management. Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service.Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse constituency.Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills.Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage competing priorities.Good professional judgment and ability to independently make sound business decisions.Must be adaptable to a frequently changing environment and ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations.Works professionally, ethically and with integrity; Uphold the vision and mission of HUDS and the University.TIPS, CPR/Heimlich, and Serv-Safe sanitation certification.Additional Information:Emergency Status Designation: Essential PersonnelDepartment:Dining ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:Hospitality & Dining Services Duties & Responsibilities:Position Summary: The Catering Operations Manager oversees deliveries to all catering events and manages a staff of drivers. This position is the point person at Headquarters and through whom all operations information flows. This position acts as a liaison between the Kitchen, Sales and Events and Events team. Duties and Responsibilities:Supervision and Staff Scheduling: Schedule, assign work and ensure the staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.Coaches, counsels, retrains personnel as needed in order to ensure superior levels of performanceSchedule, assign work and ensure the staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.Schedule catering personnel appropriately based upon business needs and eventsSchedule through Kronos on- call System Staffing personnel appropriately based upon business needs and eventsOrdering: Order all items necessary for events including linen, paper goods, coffee, and temporary wait staff.Establishes appropriate par levels for all banquet equipment and supply inventories, so as to support forecasted activities without experiencing shortages or excessive inventory situationsOrder all smallware itemsOrdering of all employee uniformsDaily Operations: Payroll Management. Maintaining all staff payroll in Kronos system; ensure that payroll is submitted accurately each Monday.Responsible for weekly scheduling and payroll for the catering.Manage day to day operation activities of the catering department including drivers and wait staff.Review all Event Orders to determine staffing levels, distribution and execution of events.Ensure that all daily catering orders are processed, and fulfilled to Catering expectations. Communicate with sales department availability of last minute orders and add-ons efficiently and courteously. Communicate information to the kitchen on times for all the events to ensure proper food delivery and pick up times are met while maintaining standards of food, beverage and meeting specifications.Manage Catering vehicle fleet including maintenance and all expenses incurred. Includes 6 vans, 1 box truck. Handles insurance claims, vehicle maintenance, repairs and fuel management. Ensures cleanliness of vehicles each day.Supervises all catering deliveries and ensures Catering standards are met through spot checks and training of delivery staff.Acts as Central Point of contact for all Catering Operations in the absence of the GM from the building.School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.