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MGM Resorts International Executive Director - Catering (ARIA) in Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas, Nevada

Become one of the stars behind The SHOW and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.

The Executive Director of Catering provides overall strategic direction and day-to-day oversight of property, industry-leading luxury meeting and event operations, specializing in catering, group dining, hospitalities and weddings, including strategic planning, leadership, financial performance and development of staff. This position develops and executes strategies that maintain property competitive advantage within the market and maximize revenue.


  • Provides leadership to the Catering, Group Dining, Hospitality and Wedding Sales teams through consistent communication, coaching, administration, education on departmental goals, ensuring the buy in and support of all team members to impact the success of the department, and creation of synergy between these teams and the Convention Services, Sales and Banquet departments.

  • Accountable for monitoring Catering and Banquets financial statements, reporting forecast and pace, delivering direction in the development of the department’s budget, aligning with short and long-term strategic objectives, and driving the maximization of revenue through development of food and beverage offering selection and pricing structure.

  • Engages in sales strategy to maximize revenue and mitigate risk through effectively reviewing the availability of space and implements marketing strategies to target off peak dates, the negotiation and monitoring of definite contracts, the writing of catering discount clauses, cultivation of client relationships and direct catering management of a minimum of two groups per year.

  • Develop and maintain brand standards through curation of progressive and trendsetting food, beverage, and venue offerings, participation in the property's sustainability initiatives, and effective partnership with Brand Marketing and garner maximum revenue

  • Hold team and self accountable for adherence to property guest service and brand standards by refining service standards and modeling professional and modeling internal and external guest interactions.

  • Owns the execution of functional strategy and the operational direction of the department, proactively assessing, modifying, and standardizing processes and systems to optimize efficiency and improve the guest experience.

  • Takes responsibility for the division’s Human Resources responsibilities for assigned department(s) to include: creating a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, staffing level evaluation, training and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment.

  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.


  • Four (4)+ years of prior experience in Catering, Convention, and/or Banquets.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.


  • Prior experience in a similar a similar luxury resort setting.

  • Prior experience in the development of operating and capital budgets, staff planning, and purchasing of equipment.


  • TAM Card.

  • Food Handler Card.

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

MGM Resorts International is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, MGM Resorts International will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

MGM Resorts International believes in providing opportunity for every employee to grow, develop and succeed in a work environment where you can be your best. We encourage you to explore our job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact our Corporate Diversity and Disability Outreach department at 1-844-247-0370 or email diversityrecruiting@mgmresorts.com