Conference Operations Manager

Up to £35,000 + Benefits
10 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Ms Ruth Mullin
Contract Type
Full Time
Sodexo have secured a new contract with Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, which is set to become the pre-eminent events venue in the South East, as such we are looking for a Conference Operations Manager. The centre is set to open early in 2018 and Sodexo are extremely pleased to be part of this exciting new venture.  This role offers the opportunity to join the team from the start and establish the venue as a leading events destination. As the Conference Operations Manager you will support all Operational requirements, ensuring the conferences and events are delivered to a high standard.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Rugby World Cup. 
For more information on working in our Sports and Leisure Sodexo business see Careers in Sports and Leisure

  Package description

Up to £35,000 + Excellent Benefits

Main responsibilities
This role will manage and the lead the Operations team on site, managing the conference function including set up, equipment and general logistics, the end result will be an exceptional service offering and a fantastic customer experience. Working closely with all departments, across staffing and catering you will help to coordinate all aspects of the event. In addition you will ensure forecasts are carried out weekly, reports are produced and performance tracked. There is also responsibility for ensuring all areas comply with Health & Safety and Food Safety standards. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and hands on Manager who wants to make a name for themselves within this exciting new venture.

  Ideal candidate
  • Operational knowledge, skills and experience in Hospitality
  • Client liaison capability
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience to manage multiple tasks and prioritise importance
  • Confident in the use of MS Office, especially Excel along with other computer programmes 
  • Motivated and adaptable, confidently able to manage workload and different tasks simultaneously