Event Planning (Part Time) South Hills Market District

About Us
Who We Are:
Finding a career in a new world of food is closer than you think. Market District is a food destination that is a big part of the Giant Eagle family of stores. At Market District, we celebrate a passion for amazing food and food expertise by combining the best of everyday grocery shopping with foods, ingredients and services rarely found in traditional supermarkets. In 13 locations in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, the Market District stores feature teams of chefs and other culinary professionals preparing fresh foods from scratch every day. All of our Team Members, Chefs and other culinary professionals are expertly trained to provide unsurpassed quality and service. And we love FOOD!
Our Market District family has a special heart for Team Members who understand the difference between making a meal and making an adventure. That's a quality we want to help grow, so we take care to match the best candidates to their perfect roles. That simply makes good sense, and we think our Team Members appreciate knowing that we're setting them up for success the moment they walk through our doors. We know you'll deliver exceptional experiences for our guests when we deliver unparalleled experiences for you.
Position Summary
Our Caterer is a key player in our store's success by making sure all of our Banquet and Catering offerings are exceeding our guests expectations. This role is for a mover and a shaker in the foodie world! Who You Are: You are a team player at heart. You know that you are only successful when those around you are set up for success. You are eager to support an amazing team, have the drive to grow your career in leadership, and have the ability to inspire those around you. You are creative with cuisine, and love to help others foster their own creativity. An interest in food doesn't quite scratch the surface for you; you're passionate about the business, the trends, and what makes customers tick. You have culinary vision beyond a simple \""What's for dinner?\"" and every opportunity to connect with people is an opportunity for you exchange ideas and learn tricks of the trade. Our store leads are the cream of the crop and must ensure that each guest discovers the pleasure of tasting incredible food and our passion for providing it at every turn.
Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety as the top priority in all aspects of our work, for our Team Members, guests, and products.

  • Enable unparalleled guest service by leading the team by example, constantly striving to delight and surprise our guests, vendors, and stakeholders.

  • Cultivate a foodie culture by sharing excitement and passion for food with Team Members and guests.

  • Respond to telephone and walk in inquiries by determining guest's needs and specifications for referral to the Catering Manager. This is a Guest contact position requiring attention to a multitude of tasks while consistently providing exceptional service.

  • Handle event bookings from initial contact to completion of event. Possess strong attention to details, be well organized, and follow through.

  • Produce and distribute contracts; complete catering paperwork, menus and correspondence. Handle all post event written correspondence.

  • Be present at client site visits, tastings and events to assist with execution when requested by manager.

  • Support the sales efforts of the department with emphasis on catering segment.

  • This position requires good communication skills, both verbal and written; must have the ability to think clearly and remain calm in pressure situations.

  • Must possess computer skills, including Microsoft office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Responsible for controlling some expense within a department.

  • None

Education and Training Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 18 months to 3 years of additional training

Experience Required

  • 0 to 6 months

Experience Desired

  • Must have working knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point

  • Must be organized and detail oriented

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, while providing exceptional service to our guests.

  • Previous hotel and catering experience preferred. Prior sales experience strongly preferred.

Age Requirement

  • At least 18 years of age

1st Shift - 6a - 3p, 2nd Shift - 2p - 10p
Competencies Required

  • Adaptability

  • Customer Focused

  • Gets Things Done

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Respect for Self and Others

Work Environment

  • Cooler

  • Extreme Outdoor temperatures

  • Dust

Physical requirements

  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds

  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds

Equipment Used

  • Adding Machine

  • Dolly

  • Registers

  • Copier

  • Fax Machine

  • Telephone

  • Cardboard Baler

  • Carts

  • Cash Register

  • Compactor

  • Dumpster

  • Intercom

  • Plastic Baler

  • Portal POS

  • Register

  • Scale Labeler

  • Scale

  • Trash compactor

  • U-Boats

  • WalkieTalkie

Company Description:

Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle is one of the 40 largest family-operated companies in the US and operates Giant Eagle, GetGo and Market District stores.  Giant Eagle has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with retail locations throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana.  As we continue to grow and expand, our commitment to our core values and the well-being of our Team Members, customers, and our communities is as strong as ever. We listen to what you have to say and do everything we can to provide a safe, caring, family-oriented environment.  

Giant Eagle strives to be a best place to work in the eyes of the nearly 36,000 individuals who work in our stores, pharmacies, warehouses and in our corporate offices. At Giant Eagle, you'll have the opportunity to develop a real career with countless opportunities for you to grow with us. The way we conduct business and treat one another €“ our Team Members, customers, community members and valued partners €“ defines what the Giant Eagle culture is all about.

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