Director of Food & Beverage

Bahrain (BH)
Competitive Expat Package
18 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
Job Level


  • Minimum of 5 years food and beverage management experience, preferably in the luxury setting
  • A strong understanding of operational controls, budgeting, forecasting, menu engineering, sales, and marketing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to train and develop team members
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and take initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software)
  • Language skills according to the hotel needs

Position Overview:

The F&B Director is responsible for giving direction to the entire food & beverage operational departments, which include Banquets, Restaurant, Room service, Lounge, Bakery, and the Kitchen. The F&B Director is responsible for continually focusing on achieving hotel profitability through revenue generation and effective cost controls.

They must achieve guest satisfaction targets and team member satisfaction goals. In addition, they are responsible for developing and training F&B operational managers and supervisors, analyzing current trends and making recommendations accordingly.

The F&B Director contributes to the overall business planning and development of the hotel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the operational activities of the Restaurant, Bar, Room Service, Banquets and


  • Development of all budgets, forecasts and schedules in line with the hotel business plan
  • Implements guidelines, policies, and procedures for those operating departments
  • _Guides operations and establish a work environment to achieve goals and objectives
  • Manages performance issues that arise within the respective operating departments
  • Is an integral part of the business team, attends all scheduled meetings and contributes actively with proper preparation
  • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental employees/managers according to company standards
  • Effectively communicates with team members
  • Conducts a daily briefing with team members on current key activities
  • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the guest mix and competitive set, to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes as necessary
  • Ensures guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market competitiveness and exceptional financial performance
  • Anticipate and address guest issues and establish proactive processes to promote guest satisfaction
  • Be an inspiration to all hotel staff to achieve luxury levels of performance
  • Interacts in a positive way with other departments to ensure a luxury guest experience
  • Ensures compliance with local health and safety regulations
  • Must be an example of the Sofitel Values, brand standards, and a champion of grooming and appearance guidelines