Office Manager - #19544352

Centerplate Catering Hospitality Services

Date: Apr 8, 2021
City: Lawrence, KS
Contract type: Full time
Centerplate Catering Hospitality Services

Centerplate, a Sodexo Company, is seeking an experienced Office Manager for our Food & Beverage operations at the University of Kansas, located in Lawrence, KS.

The University of Kansas is the state's flagship university and one of just 65 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

We push the boundaries of knowledge, transform the academic experience, and create solutions through innovative research. The Jayhawk community extends around the globe, united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to creating a better world.

Centerplate, a Sodexo Company, and our partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years at gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom. As the pioneer and leader in live event hospitality, we are committed to making the time that people spend together more rewarding and more valuable. "Making it better to be there since 1929."TM

Principal Function

The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. He or she is responsible for providing office management services for the venue assigned. This includes maintaining office services and efficiency, supervising office staff and maintaining office records and to ensure the implementation and enforcement of Centerplate's overall standards for accuracy, efficiency, quality and financial performance.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maximize Centerplate's revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to office and administrative operations.

  • Provide leadership and direction to office staff.

  • Contribute to goal of making Centerplate #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.


  • Bachelors degree and/or appropriate combination of education and work experience to support on-the-job effectiveness.

  • One year previous administrative experience with exposure to office management principles and administrative procedures.

  • Ability to work independently and exercise appropriate judgment, and initiative.

  • Excellent verbal and customer service skills.

  • Exceptional computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite software.

  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.

  • Keen ability to promote and participate in a team environment.

  • Ability to work extended or irregular hours to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.

  • Self-starter who can work independently and on several tasks/projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of retail operations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.

  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.

Centerplate, a Sodexo Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable City, County or State law.

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