Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager – (in English)

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Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is located on a private bay with a ‘blue-flagged’ private beach facing the magnificent Aegean Sea, offering its guests a unique and luxurious vacation. In one of our spacious rooms or luxurious suites, we guarantee that your vacation will be a sophisticated and fulfilling experience. Through a rich variety of restaurants, bars and the magnificent Sanitas Spa, we always strive to serve you the Kempinski promise of European luxury.

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

To contribute to and to support Kempinski’s vision of becoming the undisputed leader in the hospitality industry, making our food & beverage offer a key differentiating factor for the Kempinski brand. The Assistant Director of Food & Beverage must grow into the position of Food & Beverage Head of Department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 and beverage products and services.

  • Oversee the operations of the outlets appointed by the Food & Beverage Head of Department.

  • Assist in preparing/consolidating the yearly budget for the department.

  • Assist in preparing the monthly income statement for each outlet and the department as a whole, attend the monthly performance meeting with the Outlet Management.

  • Manage the consolidated inventory of Food & Beverage department’s OS&E together with the Stewarding department.

  • Attend and actively contribute to all relevant staff meetings and hotel trainings.

  • Conduct daily operations briefings with the Executive Chef in the absence of the Food & Beverage Head of Department.

  • Attend or conduct (in the absence of the Food & Beverage Head of Department) daily or weekly Food & Beverage meetings.

  • Review and update all departmental operations manuals annually.

  • Assist in sourcing 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).

  • Assist handling guest complaints. 

  • Oversee every service at least once a week (breakfast, lunch, dinner, lobby, banqueting, room service, bar).

  • Prepare a yearly marketing plan for the appointed outlets in cooperation with the Sales & Marketing Department including a competitor analysis.

  • Follow the local and global food & beverage trends.

  • Ensure that all managers plan and implement effective training programs in the appointed outlets.

  • Be actively involved in the operations of the appointed outlets to ensure regular guest contact.

  • Respond to any changes within the Food & Beverage department as dictated by the hotel management.

  • Act as the secondary point of contact to the Corporate Food & Beverage Team.

  • Support the implementation of corporate policies, procedures, guidelines, traditions and initiatives.

  • Attend all corporate conference calls and the relevant regional and global Food & Beverage events in the absence of Food & Beverage Head of Department.

Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA/BSc in Hospitality Management or related field, preferably from hotel school or MBA.

  • Minimum two 2 years in F&B management role, preferably including experience in a successful stand alone food & beverage operation.

  • Local language – excellent oral and written skills

  • English – excellent oral and written skills

  • Additional language - beneficial

  • 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.

  • Passionate for Food & Beverage

  • People Oriented

  • Passionate for European luxury

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Straightforward

  • Business acumen

  • Sense of responsibility

  • Leader

  • Team player

  • Analytical thinker

  • Flexible and reliable

  • Tolerant and open minded

  • Works well under pressure

About Kempinski

At Kempinski Hotels we pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. Dedicated to please, educated to entertain and never compromising on the European elegance of service, we are driven by our passion for crafting distinct and meaningful experiences. Each of our remarkable properties is a stage upon which our people perform their best and every day is an opportunity to apply their unique talents. We offer recognition for your skills, an environment that encourages personal growth, and respect and support from colleagues and leaders. Connected by our shared values, our passion for craftsmanship, and our care for one another, we are a global community of hoteliers. Your stage awaits.

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