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Director of Food & Beverage for an International Hotel chain – Nairobi


Our client, an international Hotel Chain in Nairobi, is looking for an experienced F&B Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall smooth and economical running of the F&B department. Strong accent is to be given to the hospitality towards the guest as a prime goal and thus to maintain and develop the attitude of the related staff. Must have international hotel chain experience!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide positive leadership to all people within the Food & Beverage Department.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, motivation, working conditions, internal communications, quality control, employee empowerment and staff recognition within the Food & Beverage Department.
  • Act as a positive, contributing member within the hotel’s management.
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan for the Food & Beverage Department.
  • To report and explain to outlet managers financial objectives and actual results on an ongoing basis.
  • Approve menus and wine lists.
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Chef to ensure the service team product. knowledge of all menu items and ingredients is thorough.
  • Maximize sales and control costs to enhance F&B margins.
  • To drive the performance of the Food & Beverage team members, including completion of performance appraisals, coaching counselling and performance management in conjunction with Human Resources.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Hospitality management or relevant field, a Masters would be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on similar role in a 5-star Hotel.
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail and a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize challenging workloads.
  • Strongly results oriented, ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • Significant IT skills, Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • International Hotel Chain experience.

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