DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE - Pueblo Convention Center (Pueblo, CO)
The Director Food & Beverage is responsible for the efficient, professional and profitable operation of facility. This individual ultimately oversees every managerial, f/t and p/t position, and ensures full compliance with state and federal labor laws, sanitation and food-related ordinances, and alcohol service regulations.
Essential Job Functions:
Ensure legal, efficient, professional and profitable operation of the assigned venue.
Generate and review financial reports, including budgets, projections, forecasting, revenue analysis,labor and product costs, wage and salary control, P&L financial statements.
Conflict resolution; last-resort mediation; arbitration and labor negotiations, when applicable.
Oversee scheduling and labor allocation.
Evaluate recent historical sales and purchasing data for the purpose of identifying purchasing patterns and accurate cost of goods.
Program and maintain the point of sale system to ensure accurate financial reporting, tracking of accountability, and commodity levels by location.
Directs and assists managers in preparing and attaining future goals.
Provides each manager with the proper direction and follows up on all assignments.
Inspects the operation on a regular basis to ensure that the established quality standards are maintained.
Prepares required reports accurately and submits them on time, follows up with department heads to ensure that their reporting is completed within the same guidelines.
Develops an effective management team.
Gives the managers clear direction, and provides the necessary assistance for them to provide them to perform their work.
Evaluates each manager’s performance and makes recommendations for their improvement.
Reviews and assists in the development of menus and marketing plans with the appropriate department heads.
Establishes and maintains personal relationships with show managers, suppliers, vendors and the public that projects the venue in a positive light.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, professional and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
Ability to make sound business/operations decisions quickly and under pressure.
Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
Solid working knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft office, POS systems, timekeeping systems.
Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment.
Possess a thorough working knowledge of all existing concessions and premium services locations: geographical location, equipment, evacuation procedures, adjacent employee and guest areas, and facility access.
Possess valid Food Handlers certificate and Alcohol Service Permit if required by state or local government.
Possess thorough working knowledge of all applicable sanitation requirements, food preparation guidelines, alcohol service policies, safety standards, etc. pertaining to PCC.
Ability to calculate basic and complex math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages).
Ability to handle cash accurately and responsibly.
Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.
Ability to work independently with little direction.
Education and Experience:
MA or MS; BA or BS with business-related major; accounting minor or credits preferred.
Minimum 5 years management experience in food-related or concessions industry.
Concessions Manager Certificate from the National Association of Concessionaires.
Nationally recognized, advanced food service sanitation training course certification.
Performing the duties of this position involves extensive and continuous standing and walking. Routine activities require the employee to be able to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.
MARKETING AND SALES INTERNSHIP - Pueblo Convention Center (Pueblo, CO)
General Statement of Duties: This position will work directly with the Marketing and Sales staff to market, promote, plan and work events at Pueblo Convention Center and Memorial Hall. This position will also research, create and implement various promotional and public relations efforts. This position will support the Sales Department efforts while performing other duties as assigned by the Marketing Manager.
Areas of Responsibility:
Assist in the development, implementation and review of the sales and marketing plans and event budgets
Assist in the implementation and review of advertising/ media buying, promotions, public relations and group sales for events.
Assist in creating collateral materials such as print ads, promotional pieces, posters, press releases, schedules, calendars and various ticket brochures from concept to completion
Assist in escorting media at events, and various event day responsibilities
Brainstorm creative ideas to market events and sell space with other members of the department
Implement social networking campaigns to increase ticket sales
Gathering press clips
Coordinating marketing table at public relations, promotional, and venue events
Coordinating sales table at public relations, promotional, and venue events
Marketing research that will require making phone calls, faxing, emailing, searching the internet, and conducting meetings with various individuals within the market
Learn and participate in the day to day operations of the sales department in a public assembly facility
Assist with cold calling
Assisting with grassroots marketing, including distribution of flyers, hanging posters, and creating relationships with various retailers to promote events *This will include hours outside of 9-5, M-F*
Qualifications and Requirements:
Open to college juniors, seniors and grad students seeking internship
Marketing/promotions, advertising or business related majors preferred
10-20 hours per week during normal business hours with flexibility to work nights / weekends as needed
Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various social media sites
Strong leadership, organizational and computer skills required
Working knowledge of the Adobe Suite including Photoshop and InDesign preferred
Excellent communication skills
Recommended for Marketing, Communications, Management, or Hospitality Majors
A winning, do-what-it-takes attitude and a desire to learn
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