Cluster Director of Food and Beverage

Publisher :

Caterer Global LTD

location :

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Contract type :


Working hours :

Full time

Salary :

Gross remuneration $ Yearly


Smart Working
International experiences
Available for business trips



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the entire Food & Beverage department’s smooth operation.
  • Update Line Manager daily in all other Food & Beverage operation function as required.
  • Develop menu, pricing, theme and events for various food outlets
  • Drive initiative to maximize department revenue.
  • Develop and implement F&B department budget yearly plan.
  • Control inventory, labour cost and other expenses within the department.
  • Monitor and control department expenses and payroll in cooperation with Culinary Director where applicable.
  • To assist in the preparation of the department budget and the sales and marketing plans.
  • Prepares annual business plan as well as Sales and Marketing Plans.
  • Orders equipment and supplies and maintains inventory control for all Food & Beverage area according to the budget.
  • Create and develop annual department objectives, goals and budget. 
  • Develop, monitor and take corrective action of annual operating budgets of controllable costs, progress report and P&L Statement.
  • Introduce new profitable ideas.
  • Assist the preparation and deliver the SBU’s Food & Beverage Department’s objectives.
  • Prepares duty roster to ensure maximum staff productively.
  • Ensure that all colleagues’ activities adhere to and support the JA Resorts & Hotels quality management system.
  • Maintains overall welfare to Food & Beverage associates.
  • Develop and improve product activities and assist Restaurant Manager in planning and implementation of effective sales and promotions to increase maximum revenue.
  • Develop and enforce Standard Operating Procedure, ensuring that the manuals are up to date according to the Food & Beverage scope.
  • Co-ordinate all Food & Beverage promotion with all related entities to carry out action plan and establish end results. Measure the successes thus initiating revenue driving initiative for Food & Beverage outlets.
  • Follow up the execution of the action plans and work along with other team members to ensure the achievement of department and company’s objectives.
  • Actively participate in the business planning process in Food & Beverage department.
  • Apply creative solutions and propose ideas to grow; develop and improve the business. Assist Restaurant Managers to achieve sales and profit targets and enhance the margins through effective stock management and minimizing controllable costs.
  • Ensure that performance appraisals are up to date, carried out proficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Supervise the work of the team to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures are followed, correcting errors or problems.
  • Contribute to a team-oriented and associate-oriented company culture.
  • Support an effective training program for Food and Beverage associates and Managers.
  • Oversee the development of management and leadership skill of the team members.
  • Continually develop and attract new diverse, high-calibre talents that make positive impact for the organization. Interview and recruit Managers according to the requirements in liaison with the Human Resources Department

Experience and Skills

  • University Degree or equivalent – preferably in hospitality.
  • Advanced Food Hygiene – Desired (not compulsory) Certificate in WSAT (Wine and Spirit, Education, Trust) – advance.
  • Budgeting and financial modelling experience.
  • Costing, budgeting monitoring and control.
  • Menu engineering.
  • P&L financial awareness.
  • Focusing on new worldwide market trends.
  • Create bench marketable products/standards.
  • Managing food costs and inventory control.
  • Excellent knowledge of outlet operations.
  • Proven track record in successfully launching promotions.
  • Proven track record in successfully launching new concepts.
  • Proven track record in training and developing staff. Managing multicultural work force.
  • Preferred second language, Russian, German, French or Arabic, however not essential
  • Resort Experience
  • Multi Property Experience 
  • Ideally you are currently an Assistant Director of Director of Food and Beverage in a large resort with a minimum of 2 years experience in the same role
  • Preferred Middle East experience, however not essential

This announcement is aimed to both genders and people of all ages and all nationalities.

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