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Director of Food and Beverage

Location: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District - Savannah, Georgia
Requisition Number: 4629
# of Openings: 1

Description

 

Purpose / Objective

The overall objective and purpose of the Food and Beverage Director position is to coordinate, supervise and direct all property food and beverage operations while maintaining a profitable F&B department and high quality products and service levels.  The F&B Director is expected to market creative ideas to promote business; reduce turnover; maintain revenue and payroll budgets and meet budgeted productivity while keeping quality consistent with 4-Diamond standards.

 

Areas of Responsibility

Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor and control payroll and other expenses
  • Create and adhere to F&B budgets
  • Create schedule utilizing forecasting and scheduling tools to provide maximum efficiency and labor savings
  • Directs food and beverage services organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to functional strategic thinking and direction.
  • Analyzes trends, prepares critical measurements, develops the F&B business plan; addresses customers, profits, associates and markets with the hotel management team; implements production, productivity, quality and guest-service strategies, designs systems solves problems; implements change
  • Implements food and beverage financial strategies by anticipating requirements, trends and variances; develops budgets and capital expenditure plans; develops action plans, measures and analyzes results, initiates corrective actions, minimizing the impact of variances
  • Approves menus by consulting with executive chef, beverage manager, room service manager and banquet managers; reviews potential F&B menus; evaluates popularity of past menu options and availability of seasonal food ingredients and wines; anticipates food and beverage consumption and estimates cost of ingredients; minimizing waste; approving orders with suppliers; monitors the evaluation of the quality of product
  • Controls F&B supplies by meeting with sales representatives; negotiating prices and contracts; developing preferred supplier lists; reviewing and evaluating usage reports; analyzing variances; taking corrective actions.
  • Keeps F&B equipment operating by enforcing adherence to operating instructions
  • Maintains safe, secure, legal and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing sanitation and quality of food and beverage preparation and service standards and procedures; monitors conformance to the regulations of the alcoholic beverage commission; enforcing sanitation and legal regulations of all kitchens, bars and service areas.
  • Identifies current and future customer service requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand guest service requirements.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s)

To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent.

  • Strategic business leader - Works strategically to devise plans in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Cultivates engagement - Builds loyalty to the company and not to themselves. Proven ability to host/facilitate effective meetings, motivate teams to produce results with tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects.
  • Generates alignment - Ensures proper time and effort is spent to build high level performance and consistency throughout collection.
  • Leads with courage - Provides a culture of accountability.
  • Execution of plans - Utilizes our systems, tools and resources to accomplish results and achieve goals
  • Advanced level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to implement and uphold service standards
  • Effectively motivate associates and maintain a cohesive team
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments
  • Ability to work well in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work with and understand financial information, data and basic arithmetic functions

 

Key Partnerships

To perform this role successfully, an individual must cultivate successful relationships with the following individuals to achieve alignment and support.

  1. Vice President of Food & Beverage Concepts
  2. Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations
  3. General Manager
  4. Director of Human Resources
  5. Controller

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervisory and leadership responsibilities include achieving results through providing direction and accountability of the following Grand Performers within the culture and policies established by the Kessler Collection.

  • Assistant Food and Beverage Director 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Certifications, Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related training equivalent - required
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
  • Experience within luxury brand/markets – required

 

Work Environment / Conditions

The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience.

  • Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.
  • Must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.
  • Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions & physical demands of this role.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to move 10lbs on a daily basis.
  • Push, pull, and lift up to 50lbs on a weekly basis.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to travel by foot, car, bus,  airplane or other means of transportation which require sitting, waiting and standing for long and short periods of time.



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