Catering Coordinator

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

+ Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

+ Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

+ An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

+ A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Abbott Park, IL location in the GPS Global Engineering Services division.

As the Procurement specialist, you’ll will effectively serve as a point of contact for events such as caterings, reservations, bookings, and other services.

What You’ll Work On

+ Serves as a point of contact for reservations, bookings, equipment, event menu development and other such services

+ Communicates to internal and external clients

+ Coordinates logistics, setup/knockdown and on-site problem resolution

+ Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

+ Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

+ Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner

+ May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

+ High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience.

+ 4+ years catering related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

+ Maturity of judgment and behavior.

+ Maintains high standards for work areas.

+ Maintains a positive attitude.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful and overtime.

+ Must comply with any dress code requirements.

+ May work occasional late afternoons – weekends.

+ Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

+ Lift 30+ lbs. Bend, twist, standing (3+ hrs)

+ This Catering Position will be primarily catering, but at times may be asked to help with other aspects of the food service business to become cross trained (cashiering, serving, food preparation)

  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $14.10 – $27.90 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC240954945

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: Jul 07, 2023

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