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Director of Food & Beverage

Kempinski Hotel

Posted on June 17, 2019

3 - 4 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any European National

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Job Description

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Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
• Set an example by reporting to duty punctually wearing business attire according to the hotels dress code & Kempinski grooming standards, maintaining a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times.
• Provide a professional and courteous service at all times and ensure that all employees follow the example.
• Be knowledgeable of all services and products offered by the hotel.
• Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all food & beverage products and services.
• Prepare/consolidate the yearly budget for the department in cooperation with the Finance Department.
• Prepare the monthly income statement for each outlet and the department as a whole, hold the monthly performance meeting with the Outlet Management.
• Attend and actively contribute to all relevant staff meetings and hotel trainings.
• Conduct daily operations briefings with the Executive Chef.
• Conduct daily or weekly Food & Beverage meetings.
• Take the necessary disciplinary actions, when needed, in accordance with local legislations.
• Ensure all departmental operations manuals are prepared and updated annually.
• Source the best available products, constantly aim to improve quality, communicate about the products both internally and externally.
• Establish good partnerships with suppliers and involve them in activities that will strengthen working relationships, e.g. invite them to the hotel.
• Monitor and constantly improve quality and guest satisfaction with the given tools (Leading Quality Assurance, Customer Satisfaction Survey).
• Handle guest complaints in prompt and courteous manner.
• Oversee every service at least once a week (breakfast, lunch, dinner, lobby, banqueting, room service, bar).
• Prepare a yearly marketing plan for the department in cooperation with the Sales & Marketing Department including a competitor analysis and a revision of global trends.
• Conduct the competitor analysis through on-site inspections to assess the local food & beverage offering including both hotel outlets and stand-alone restaurants.
• Analyse the global trends by reviewing print and web based media and attend local/regional trade shows and gastranomic events.
• Maintain an active relationship with the hotel s PR Manager in regards to hotel s Food & Beverage outlets and events.
• Ensure that all Outlet Managers are fully aware of market needs and trends and that their product and service meet the demands.
• Coordinate with the Chef to ensure that employees are educated and aware of seasonal and new products on the market.
• Develop departmental trainers, assign training responsibilities and meet with the trainers on a monthly basis.
• Ensure that each Outlet Manager plans and implements effective outlet specific training programs.
• Respond to any changes within the Food & Beverage department as dictated by the hotel management.
• Act as the main point of contact to the Corporate Food & Beverage Team.
• I mplement corporate policies, procedures, guidelines, traditions and initiatives.
• Ensure that all outlet concepts are followed and that alterations or reviews of concepts are brought to the attention of the Corporate Food & Beverage Team.
• Attend all corporate conference calls and the relevant regional and global Food & Beverage events.
• Provide support for the Corporate Food & Beverage Team as requested in accordance with the hotel-corporate agreement.

Hotels / Hospitality

Chefs / F&B / Housekeeping / Front Desk

Desired Candidate Profile

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
• Minimum three 3 years in F&B management role and
ideally experience in a successful stand alone food & beverage operation.
• Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure
in challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to establish and retain effective working
relationships with hotel staff and clients/vendors.
• Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Applies a professional, confidential and ethical
approach at all times.
• Works in a safe, prudent and organised manner.
• Ability to operate computer and office equipment.
• Proficiency in Excel and Word.
• English excellent oral and written skills.
• Additional language beneficial.


Director of Food & Beverage


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Kempinski Hotel

Beginning its journey in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Headquartered in Geneva, the group has a wide collection of distinguished properties all over the world including the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, China, Austria, Thailand, Turkey, and other locations. Each year, Kempinski keeps adding new destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Moreover, Kempinski Hotels owns and operates a broad international portfolio of more than 70 Hotels, luxury resorts, business and Spa hotels reflecting the finest and mesmerizing traditions of European hospitality.

The group believes its success completely relies on its diversified team of dedicated and experienced professionals. Kempinski provides numerous exciting and rewarding career opportunities and other benefits such as People Training and Talent Development Programs to ensure a great learning process for its people. It employs over 22,500 employees in more than 30 countries, with an average of 4 million guests every year. The Hotel Group believes that its corporate social responsibilities extend beyond its guests and employees into the communities where it operates.

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