Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France, Sodexo is now the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services. For over 50 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 425,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.

Sodexo Burnaby, BC, Canada
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Job Title Wedding and Events Coordinator Location Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 CA (Primary) Category Food Services/Hospitality Career Level Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff) Education Some College Coursework Completed Shift Type Day Sodexo Job Type Full Time % of Travel 0 - 10% Relocation Offered No   Job Description Wedding and Events Coordinator   Burnaby, BC   Your Contribution: Grow your career with a company that shares your passion.   Our Education Division is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of  Wedding and Events Coordinator for our site located in Burnaby, BC.  A wedding is one of the most memorable days for any couple who's about to be married. The job of a wedding planner is to make this event worry free and unforgettable. Months before the big day, a wedding planner consults with the bride and groom, negotiates with vendors, orders food and flowers and ensures that everything is within budget. It all comes to life when the event happens flawlessly. If you are willing to give up your weekends and have a flair for event planning, this may be an ideal career choice In your new role, you will provide oversight at the direction of management on site to coordinate routine work activities of the team engaged in food operations of our prestigious client site.  This location provides wedding and banquet services to alumni of the campus as well as other parties.  Located on Burnaby Mountain, the catering site offers spectacular views and is well known for their excellence in service.   This role is generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events. You may be required to work with a varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends, and extended hours as business dictates. This is a full time role which offers a great annual salary as well as paid vacation and extended benefits.     At Sodexo we care and serving others is our purpose. This generates an authentic sense of pride for us. Improving the Quality of life for everyone we come into contact with is our North Star. If you want to catch the Sodexo Spirit then we have the position you are searching for.    Accountabilities: In addition to being detailed oriented, organized and innovative, a wedding planner must be an expert in calming the bride and groom, throughout the planning process. Initial consultation with the bride and groom involves discussing budget, color scheme, theme, and other event logistics. Subsequent pre-wedding duties include consulting on the wedding party attire, ordering the cake, selecting flowers, securing a venue space and dates, contracting entertainment, choosing a menu and determining the décor for the ceremony and the reception. Mindful of the budget, a wedding planner negotiates the best possible prices from vendors. And when the day of the wedding arrives, you will see all of the hard work paying off. A wedding planner ensures that every detail is realized, as planned. Directing the pace of the wedding and the reception, coordinating the grand entrance at the reception, signaling the first dance and organizing the cutting of the wedding cake are all important duties of the wedding planner. The job of a wedding planner is not complete until the venue is clean, wedding gifts are loaded onto the assigned vehicle, and the last guest walks out the door.   Wedding Planner Skills Wedding Planners must be extremely detail-oriented and organized individuals with a real passion for assisting others. Excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm amid chaos are paramount to success in the profession. In addition to these general skills and traits, employers are looking for Wedding Planner candidates with the following skills. Core skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs Experience with Sale and Catering software People-oriented and friendly Creating and working within budgets Negotiating with vendors Understanding contracts Being able to sell products and services Having up-to-date knowledge of wedding trends   Growth and Development: · Business or Diploma or Degree is a strong asset. · Previous supervisory experience required from Hotels, Catering as an Event/Wedding planner · 2 – 4 years of related work experience · Must be able to coordinate the routine responsibilities of staff and resources. · Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential. · Ability to maintain a positive attitude. · Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect. · Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees. · Ability to use a computer Word, Excel, Email   Value Behaviours: Serving Clients and Customers Integrity Flexibility Analysis and Decision Making Quality Assurance and Safety Diversity Awareness Drive and Dependability Interpersonal Relations Communication   Who We Are: Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience.  Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.   Our Advantages  *A wide array of interesting jobs *Nationwide locations *Tremendous growth possibilities *Continuous learning opportunities *Incentive Plans *Rewards & Recognition *Employee Benefits *Flexible Time *Discounts *Committed to People Development *Promoting Individual and Collective Achievements *Diversity and Inclusion *Corporate Citizenship *Hunger Fighting Initiatives *Environmentally Conscious………… To find out more, come visit us at: Sodexo is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of national origin, race, religion, ethnic group, age, disability, gender, sexual preference, sexual or gender identity, status as a veteran or any other federal, provincial or local protected class. “We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.” *Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. *