Jean-Georges Management

Corporate Beverage Director

6 months ago
Job ID
2017-1221
Jean-Georges Management
# of Openings
1
Category
Management

Overview

 

 

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Jean-Georges Management is built on a powerful culinary foundation and has evolved into a reputable and award winning restaurant group. From inception, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten placed emphasis on the importance of providing the very best in culinary and tailored hospitality, which has resulted in the success of an acclaimed constellation of international restaurants. With over 25 restaurants located in 5 countries, we continuously strive towards excellence and rely on the support of our culinary and hospitality team members to contribute to our worldwide operations. At Jean-Georges Management, we pride ourselves on cultivating talents as well as hiring skilled professionals and rewarding them with the chance to grow alongside our constantly evolving organization and industry.

 

Responsibilities

This individual manages all activities of the beverage function for throughout the organization.  S/he will run an efficient, effective, and profitable beverage operation across all NYC restaurant venues under the leadership and direction of the Vice President of Food and Beverage.  S/he will be responsible for streamlining the current programs in use and creating an improved comprehensive program, leveraging vendor relationships and best practices. This person will identify, evaluate and develop strategies to increase revenue and guest satisfaction within the restaurants while ensuring compliance with all food and beverage regulations. Creativity and latitude is encouraged to create programs representative the innovation and hospitality Jean-Georges Management is known for. Other responsibilites include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct all activities of the Jean-Georges Management beverage program
  • Ensures the implementation of all corporate annual beverage program initiatives
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of the beverage program that supports brand clarity and takes advantage of local beverage opportunities
  • Provides necessary beverage training with emphasis on sales, exceptional service, and product knowledge to ensure operational success
  • Creates appropriate wine list enhancements, beverage lists, recipes and menu collateral
  • Maintain strong working relationships with staff and business partners by providing leadership and direction for beverage operations and purchasing.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, regulations regarding sale of alcohol. Conduct training of state and local beverage laws and regulations, including knowledge for proper customer service of all alcohol products
  • Maintain the highest standards of beverage quality, service and marketing to maximize profits through excellent customer service
  • Responsible for innovative drink menu development
  • Monitor beverage inventory and pricing on a daily basis regarding changes to restaurant bar menus
  • Develop and institute beverage training to F&B team
  • Provides the necessary beverage cost management tools to operations for successful cost management
  • Ensures beverage cost and operational efficiency and great guest beverage experience by providing standard operating procedures and ongoing training for team members
  • Ensures competitive pricing and product through regular research
  • Ensures all security, safety, and sanitation standards are met
  • Effectively utilizes all financial control systems
  • Ensures continuity of retail pricing throughout all properties
  • Works with restaurant managers and team members to ensure proper product control and handling of all inventory and equipment is practiced
  • Maintains and perpetuates strong partnerships with vendors, and assists in the development of mutually beneficial programs
  • Liaison with Vice-President of Operations and Vice-President of Food and Beverage to assist in various property openings, training and development as requested
  • Interacts with and supports restaurant management teams through active communication, support and participation in meetings
  • Maintains regular contact with restaurant managers and staff members to promote a positive guest experience

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the time performing each function to be solely determined by the Vice-President of Food and Beverage, based upon the particular requirements of the company:

 

• Attend Meetings

• Create spreadsheets documenting all beverage inquiries

• Monthly inventory, daily sales reports

• Develop Short term and long term plans and goals

• Complete other duties as assigned by Management.

 

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5-7 years food & beverage management experience in the hospitality industry, preferably in fine-dining establishments. 
  • Ability to taste and evaluate food and beverage products to Jean-Georges Management standards
  • Possess extensive wine, beer and beverage spirits knowledge
  • Possess knowledge of applicable local, state, federal, province and other applicable laws within the multiple locations jurisdictions
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong commitment to delivering a exceptional customer and guest service with demonstrated initiative, leadership, and management skills.
  • Customer service oriented with the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including late nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of accounting policy and procedures and POS Systems is required.
  • Must be willing to contribute and support the restaurant managers at all properties with hands-on approach to our culinary operations when needed or asked in order to maintain our business.

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