Food and Beverage Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Food and Beverage Manager
Contract: Permanent
Location: Nairobi
Profile Introduction: Our client, one of the largest chains of Hotels and Lodges in East Africa, seeks to recruit a self-driven individual to fill the position of Food and Beverage Manager. 
The successful candidate will be tasked with Forecasting, Planning and Managing all Food and Beverage orders, staff and finance with the goal to maximize sales and revenue through customer satisfaction and employee engagement.


The successful candidates will have the following primary responsibilities;
  • Ensuring that Food and Beverage cost percentage figures for all outlets and department are maintained at acceptable standards;
  • Ensuring efficient and profitable operations of the outlets in liaison with the Outlet Managers;
  • Ensure that all regulations and hotel policies pertaining to the operations are adhered to and that standards are maintained;
  • Ensure adequate supervision of service of all meals and any functions;
  • Ensure placing of all weekly Food and Beverage orders based on forecasted occupancies in liaison with the Executive Chef;
  • Liaise with Executive Chef and the Operations Manager in giving suggestions and ideas on food display and related activities of the day;
  • Make sure that all service areas are kept clean and tidy at all times;
  • Make sure all bars are well stocked with adequate beverage as per approved beverage list;
  • Ensure that all staff in the department have job Descriptions, effective muster rolls, duty rotas, leave rotas and ensure that overtime is discouraged;
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of staff training programs to ensure the company’s operating standards are achieved;
  • Ensure completion of staff appraisals as per company policy;
  • Interviewing  Food and Beverage  candidates  for  recruitment  and placement in the department in liaison with the Human resources Manager;
  • Marketing and promotion of Food and Beverage products in liaison  with  the Marketing Manager;
  • Ensure that guest satisfaction is established and maintained by Food and Beverage Department staff;
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with all the Hotel guests.
  • Strong Financial Acumen;
  • Leadership& People Development skills;
  • Customer Focus;
  • Communication Skills.
  • Operational Excellence
Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma or Degree in Hotel Management, Culinary Arts or related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Be computer literate, proficient in use of Micros, MC, Fidelio and Opera;
  • At least 6 years’ experience in Food and Beverage service (preferably in a luxury hotel) with a managerial experience of not less than 3 years;
  • Highly conversant with HACCP regulations as well as safety policies;
  • Knowledge in budgeting, forecasting and management of costs;
  • Be conversant with advanced principles of food and beverage management, revenue management and cost control.
How to Apply
If you are qualified and up to the challenge apply through, before 5PM, Friday 24th June 2016. 
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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