Account Director - Venues & Events

Job Title: Account Director - Venues & Events
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-05 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3273/RC
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 05, 2019 12:43

Job Description

Sodexo Sports & Leisure is currently sourcing an Account Director to oversee clients in the London/South region. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, support business growth and drive employee engagement.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Package description

Competitive + car/car allowance + 20% bonus + flexible benefits package

Main responsibilities

In this role you will lead the delivery of profitable growth across your region for new and existing contracts, you will do this by building strong relationships, developing business strategies, driving employee engagement and looking for innovation solutions. Acting as the strategic link between the senior leadership team and the site based Managers, you will take ownership of account development plans, drive sales and growth whilst ensuring compliance and risks are mitigated. With a commercial focus you will demonstrate a high level of thought leadership, acting as a change agent to drive the business forward. Whilst business growth and developing client relationships are key to the success of this role, we are also looking for someone who appreciates the importance of an engaged workforce and can lead on relevant activities. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated leader, looking to develop their career within a leading global business.

Venues included in the region are The Crystal, Knebworth House, BA i360 and Emirates Aviation Experience.

Ideal candidate
  • Experience of managing multisite and multiservice contracts within a similar catering/hospitality/events business
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Commercial focus and proven experience in managing P&L accounts
  • Management of large and diverse teams
  • Ability to interpret and utilise complex and varied financial and commercial information
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative within a team environment
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.