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Bar & Lounge Manager - Buddha Bar Beach, Abu Dhabi (Pre-Opening)

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Food and Beverage & Culinary


Job Description

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Posting Date Apr 08, 2018
Job Number 1800103G
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP
Brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Renowned for its exhilarating fusion of adventurous food, exotic interiors, and signature music, the legendary Buddha-Bar Beach by Buddha-Bar will provide guests with a unique food & drinks experience, the perfect combination of Buddha-Bar signature atmosphere against the backdrop of the luxurious St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

 

The day-to-night destination will be the fourth of its kind in the world and the first one to be as a permanent destination. Day-time palate temptations offer a choice of exceptional Buddha-Bar signature creations and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. When the sun sets, renowned DJs will spin up the beats while the master mixologists boldly concoct tantalizing cocktails to sip on with Tapasian bites, and a delightful selection of Pacific Rim dishes, made with the finest ingredients and spices, fusing Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Asian flavors with a zest of the West & Mediterranean.


The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design.

The award-winning St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the city’s true beachfront leisure address located just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes from the city’s bustling downtown


JOB SUMMARY

Areas of responsibility include Bar & Lounge. Supervises daily restaurant operations and assists with menu planning, maintains sanitation standards and assists servers and hosts on the floor during peak meal periods. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance in areas of responsibility. Determines training needed to accomplish goals, then implements plan.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Day-to-Day Operations

• Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.

• Maintains service and sanitation standards in restaurant, bar/lounge and room service areas.

• Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

Leading Food and Beverage Team

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

• Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaches, mentors, or otherwise helps others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

• Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees.

• Provides the leadership, vision and direction to bring together and prioritize the departmental goals in a way that will be efficient and effective.

• Ensures compliance with all food & beverage policies, standards and procedures by training, supervising, follow-up and hands on management.

• Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

• Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

• Ensures staff understands local, state and Federal liquor laws.

• Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.

• Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.

• Monitors alcohol beverage service in compliance with local laws.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

• Manages day-to-day operations, ensures the quality, standards and meets the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Acts as the guest service role model for the restaurants, sets a good example of excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

• Handles guest problems and complaints.

• Meets with guests on an informal basis during meals or upon departure to obtain feedback on quality of food and beverage, service levels and overall satisfaction.

• Ensures corrective action is taken to continuously improve service results.

• Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.

• Manages service delivery in outlets to ensure excellent service from point of entry to departure (e.g., greeting from hostess, speed of order taking and food and beverage delivery, fulfillment of special requests, collection of payment & invitation to return).

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

• Identifies the educational needs of others, develops formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaches or instructs others.

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably. Strives to improve employee retention.

• Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.

• Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.

• Strives to improve service performance.

• Ensures recognition is taking place across areas of responsibility.

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

• Assists servers and hosts on the floor during meal periods and high demand times.

• Recognizes good quality products and presentations.

• Supervises daily shift operations in absence of Assistant Restaurant Manager.

• Oversees the financial aspects of the department including purchasing and payment of invoices.

 
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