Event Catering Logistics Supervisor

The JDK Group Camp Hill, PA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Likely to Respond


 Position Type: Exempt/Salary/Full-time

Work Week:  Non-typical, Average 50 Hours Per Week

Reports To:  Chief Operating Officer

 Position Description:

Responsible for The JDK Group’s rental and onsite/venue operations teams for catered events and the direct influence these teams have on the execution of the events.  This role ensures the success of everyday operations by appropriately training and maintaining the organizational systems and staff members of the rental and onsite/venue operations teams.

 Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

 Supervision/Training/Staff Development

  • Oversee production and quality of work with rental and onsite/venue operations teams complete with daily meetings, constant hands on coaching, and employee accountability through monitoring and appraising job results and routine employee appraisals
  • Maintain and manage safety standards in-house and at venues with rental teams
  • Ensure operations and event success by improving and advancing training programs for rental and onsite/venue operations teams, to include knowledge of venue policiess
  • Develop a family-oriented company culture that emphasizes The JDK Group’s 4 Core Values and 12 Guiding Principles that attracts, retains and motivates top quality employees
  • Cultivate a superior team of employees through coaching and mentorship, that fosters a work environment that encourages leadership and empowerment
  • Responsible for both Forklift and Driver Training programs

 Management of Assets

  • Manage rental and onsite venue inventories to ensure accurate inventory control and proper stocking of goods, to include using the FIFO system
  • Create and maintain standards for asset maintenance of rental and onsite venue inventories to include proper storage and transit of items; continually working with the staff to help educate and improve our asset maintenance program while also holding the staff accountable
  • Maintain physical condition of rental and onsite venue inventories through proper training, inspecting rental equipment, issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Oversee vehicle and forklift maintenance and upkeep in safe, working condition and in compliance with state inspection requirements
  • Responsible for purchases when necessary and reconciling new, damaged or broken inventory within data management systems
  • Communicate with appropriate departments, to include but not limited to the sales team and staffing teams, inventory and quality control concerns
  • Responsible for communicating any onsite/venue inventory needs, such as paper products to the Manager of Catering Warehouse Operations

 Administrative, Managerial and Financial Responsibilities

  • Prepare all rental logistics schedules with qualified personnel and truck routing schedules to include securing additional rental vehicles as needed
  • Develop personal weekly schedule to include being available for oncall shifts and questions, late evening issues and weekend work
  • Manage labor costs through daily payroll audits and day-to-day management of staff
  • Adhere to and provide input for departmental budgets set by the COO
  • Participate with Leadership Team in general management issues as well as monthly Managers’ meetings
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Weekly communication updates to COO of department status, advancements, and personnel issues
  • Communicate as necessary with Director of Warehouse Operations and the Staffing Department regarding shared staff
  • Establish and manage vendor relationships and work to build effective partnerships
  • Required to step into other warehouse roles if positions are currently empty, there is a lack of staff, or for call offs

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Job Requirements

  • Passion for developing relationships with staff as well as operations and execution
  • Excel in team environment with minimal supervision
  • Handle fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions
  • Self-motivator, self-driven, time managed, and multi-tasker  
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Manage multiple teams of people at one time
  • Detail-oriented, logistical-minded, and organized
  • Independent decision-making and problem solving skills in stressful environment
  • Forward thinker with strong leadership ability
  • Basic handyman knowledge and or skills is helpful
  • Well-groomed/presentable
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record for 3 years and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass/comply with background, driver’s record, and reference checks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

 Physical Demands

  • Lifting 25lbs on a regular basis
  • Standing, walking, climbing, and reaching is often required

 Work Environment and Other Pertinent Job Information

  • Nights and weekends are necessitated
  • Long hours and long days are typical
  • On-call hours are required
  • Participation in trade shows, donations, and other events that The JDK Group partakes in


This Manager of Catering Event Logistics job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The JDK Group Catering & Events is Central PA’s premier catering and event-planning company where clients, and their special life moments, come first. Since 1987, we’ve continued to reinvent the standards for events and hospitality for the areas surrounding Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York. With over 25 years of event management experience and the ability to plan a celebration for 15 to 15,000 people, our talented a passionate team offers exceptional guest service, incredible fresh food, and innovative event design.

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