Director of Food & Beverage

Sage Hospitality Resources   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation

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Less than 5 years

Posted 74 days ago

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Posting Overview:

The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for successfully driving all food and beverage operations; including banquets, culinary and restaurant outlets. Ensures high food quality and service levels while maximizing revenue, accurate forecasting and budgeting. Ensure accurate inventory controls are implemented, menus are continually updated and food costs are kept in line. Develop and implement annual budgets and marketing plans to penetrate new sales opportunities and maximize use within existing markets. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.

Requirements:

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food & beverage/hospitality profession. This includes the knowledge required for management of people, complex problems and food and beverage management. Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities.

Must possess highly developed communication skills to negotiate, convince, sell and influence other managerial personnel, hotel guest(s), and/or corporate clients. Must possess excellent comprehension and hearing skills due to telephone and face-to-face interaction with guests, corporate office and associates.

Must have excellent vision for administrative responsibilities (i.e., forecast, purchase orders, budget review and invoice approval).

Must possess excellent speech communications for guest, corporate, vendor and associate interaction, 100% of the work day. Must be literate for written guest communication, administrative and Human Resource responsibilities. Requires excellent reading and writing abilities 100% of the work day.

Abilities

Limited physical requirements in order to assist various outlets during peak business demands (i.e., banquet room turns, restaurant bussing, etc.). Bending/kneeling -as directed above. Physical ability to supervise on-floor activities required 60% of work day. No continuous standing. Climbing Stairs -up to 20 steps 20%of work day. No driving required. Chemicals/Agents – Limited access in the course of supervising the sanitation of the operation.

Education/Formal Training

A four year college degree or interaction education/experience

Experience

Four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s)

Material/Equipment Used

Various business equipment in order to perform administrative responsibilities

12360BR