Director of Food & Beverage

AccorHotels

Manama, Bahrain

Posted on: 31 May 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

- Achievement of budgeted food sales, beverage sales, labour costs and profitability
- Completion of guests' follow-up calls on a timely basis
- Timely analysis of Food & Beverage Prices in relation to competition
- Participation and input towards F&B Marketing activities
- Entertainment of potential and existing guests.
- Preparation of sales promotions & mailings
- Competitive analysis every six months by calling competition and gathering data such as F&B/Culinary kits, room rental rates, etc.
- Telemarketing to previous clients to inquire about possible future bookings.
- Development and maintenance of all department control procedures
- Handle all Food & Beverage inquiries and ensure timely follow up on the same business day
- To coordinate with Front Office, Room Reservations and Sales Teams regarding specific group requirements with the services & facilities offered. The Executive Chef is to be included in food related discussions
- Directly responsible for overseeing medium/small function billings with particular regard to accuracy and timeliness (48 hours)
- Completion of monthly forecast
- Attendance and participation at weekly F & B meeting and Department Head meeting
- Assist in menu planning and pricing
- Development and maintenance of department manual
- Supervision of weekly payroll input
- Be available to Hotel Staff at all times in case of emergency.
- Must have a complete knowledge of Fire Procedures.
- All other duties as directed by the General Manager or Hotel Manager.
- Participation in Manager on Duty (MOD) shifts as required.
- Assure bar inventory, including opening and closing inventories, accurate bar summaries and cash deposits are prepared.
- Assure the maintenance of bar control policies.
- Assure completion of requisitions where deemed necessary.
- Completion of monthly inventory.
- Assure the ordering and purchasing of beer, wine, liquor, premix canisters and canned soft for Food & Beverage and vending.
- Purchasing of purchase requirements of small wares, linens requirements etc.
- Ensuring that services meet guests' specifications/requirements.
- Liaise on an on-going basis with the Sales Department to ensure all guests' needs and requirements will be met.
- Work with the Chef, Food & Beverage Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Bar Manager to ensure all arrangements and details are dealt with.
- Establish a rapport with groups to ensure guest satisfaction and repeat business.
- Minimize number of customer complaints.
- Ensure a professional attitude and proper grooming standards when on property, ready to meet or service guests at any time,
- Ensure professional attitude and company grooming standards are adhered to by the colleagues.
- Teamwork-Relations with colleagues and management.
- Quality of Food & Beverage services and department phone handling.
- Responsible for staff training and development.
- Ensure all staff has accredited certifications in Food Safety Handling and other international F&B certifications
- Department meeting being held monthly. General Manager, Hotel Manager and Human Resources Director to be notified of meetings in a timely fashion.
- Ensures the colleagues' performance appraisals are administered on a timely basis and that Personal Learning and Development Plans are in place.
- Responsible for overseeing all scheduling within the department.
- Participation towards overall Hotel Maintenance and cleanliness.
- Achieving service that exceeds expectations.
- Overall maintenance of the operation at a level in keeping with the standards prescribed.
- Report any deficiencies in equipment and facilities and ensure hotel assets are well maintained.

Requirements:
- Previous experience in a similar function from a luxury hotel or resort.
- Good leadership with experience in managing a unit or department.
- Knowledgeable and experienced in using MICRO system, MS Office Applications
- Hands-on person
- Fluent in English, local or other major foreign languages (e.g. Arabic, French, etc.) are a plus
- Excellent interpersonal skill

ABOUT THE COMPANY

A caring employer providing respect, training and career development for our employees. An attractive employer offering more than 100 professions across the 5 continents.

We are much more than a world leader. We are 250,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,300 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making "Feel Welcome" resonate as the finest hotel promise.

From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels'​ more than 20 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

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