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Catering Production Assistant (NO POSITION AVAILABLE)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Swift + Company Catering Production Assistant reports to the Catering Manager and the owner of the company, and is responsible for assisting in the production of Swift + Company catering events. This is a full time position with excellent growth potential. Off-premise catering experience preferred but willing to train the right person with a can-do attitude.

LOCATION:

Swift + Company
2137 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098

JOB SUMMARY ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CPA is an integral member of the Swift + Company catering team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Scheduling staff for events
+ Recruitment and hiring of bartenders and wait staff for events
+ Answering phones / directing inquiries
+ Filing documents
+ Miscellaneous errand running
+ Maintaining an organized office
+ Carrying out specific projects and research by deadline, following up on results
+ Acting as an event production assistant the day of events as needed
+ Catering event management
+ Arranges showroom displays, maintains a clean showroom and keeps shelves organized and stocked with rental equipment
+ Maintains a neat desk with minimal personal items
+ Assist beverage manager with beverage load-out for events and beverage inventory
+ Manages account with van rental agency
+ Manages small fleet of catering vehicles, including maintenance and re-fueling
+ Responds to customer service problems and resolves complaints and/or refers complaints to the appropriate department
+ Attends industry related functions as assigned by manager
+ Fill in for other positions, when necessary, for smooth operation of the business
+ Networks with other industry professionals
+ Attends walkthroughs on job sites as requested by catering manager
+ Applicant must be able to work weekends, as events usually fall on the weekends, and we are open on Saturdays
+ Miscellaneous administrative duties
+ Assists other Inside Sales/ Customer Service Representatives when needed
+ Follows all procedures for safety violations and injuries
+ Adheres to all company policies, procedures, rules and regulations in written or verbal form
+ Attends production meetings
+ Sourcing and ordering office supplies and equipment
+ Other duties to be determined
+ Personal assistant to owner of company with the following attributes:  efficient, discrete, flexible, self-motivated, organized, proactive, good communicator, IT literate
+ Personal assistant to owner of company. The role of a personal assistant can be varied, such as answering phone calls, taking notes, running errands, scheduling and / or attending meetings, emailing, texts etc. In business or personal contexts, the CPA / personal assistant will provide services that relieve his or her employer from the stress of tasks that are associated with managing one’s personal and/or business life. He / she assists with a variety of life management tasks, including running errands, arranging travel, shopping, gift wrapping, and general everyday tasks. The CPA / personal assistant is someone that completes tasks the owner requires whether personal or professional. He / she ensures that everything runs smoothly.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

+ Must maintain a professional personal appearance
+ Knowledge of the event industry. Prior catering, event planning or other hospitality experience a plus
+ Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Suite
+ Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel
+  Associates degree in marketing, communications, business, English, art, fashion or other related subjects
+ Ability to thrive in a team orientated, fast pace and innovative environment
+ Strong sense of ethics, etiquette and tact
+ Ability to establish and develop relationships with fellow employees, vendor and customers
+ Problem solver and solution oriented with the ability to identify and handle conflicts timely
+ Positive attitude and team player!
+ Strong communication skills, written and verbal
+ Detail oriented and organized with the ability to complete and manage a large volume of high quality work quickly coupled with the ability to multi task effectively
+ Timely return of responses to customers, orders and information request
+ Positive attitude, composure, humor, creativity, adaptability and approachability
+ Availability to work flexible day/night and weekend schedules due to the seasonal nature of the Swift + Company customers’ business volume
+ Be able to adhere to assigned schedule as business dictates
+ Must possess customer relation skills
+ Must be able to use mathematics to solve problems
+ Must be able to speak English clearly and write legibly. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus
+ Must be able to lift approximately 70 lbs.
+ Must pass company drug screens / background check
+ Must maintain an acceptable attendance record
+ Must be able to provide, understand and complete instructions furnished in written, oral or scheduled form
+ Maintain a cooperative working relationship with co-workers
+ Must be able to maintain a high degree of patience
+ Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
+ Must display excellent customer service skills and great attitude
+ Must have good clerical skills
+ Must be highly motivated with ability to work independently
+ Must be detail-oriented, dependable, and possess a strong work ethic
+ Must have valid Texas drivers license and ability to drive catering vans and trucks
+ TABC certified

Swift + Company offers medical insurance coverage, and many other benefits in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

We are a drug free facility and perform background checks.

SWIFT + COMPANY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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I understand the employer follows an “employment at will” policy, in that I or the employer, may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law; this “employment at will” policy cannot be changed verbally or in writing, unless the change is specifically authorized in writing by the chief operating officer of this organization. I understand that this application is not a contract of employment. I understand that federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens: all persons hired must submit satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity; failure to submit such proof will result in denial of employment.