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Executive Director – Catering (ARIA)

MGM Resorts International

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted March 1, 2021.

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.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Posted 2 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

With 77,000+ employees, the Company is one of the world’s leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 23 resorts. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations.

While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.

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 .

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are also committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our employment application site, including the protection of any personal information provided to us. For more information about MGM Resorts International, including our privacy policy and commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit careers.