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Food & Beverage Director (m/f/d)

  • Germany, Europe
  • Competitive Salary

About The Opportunity:

  • We are looking for an F&B Director to join our team of the brand new Manifesto Market at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.
  • You will be leading the F&B operations of the Market, this includes our very own Soot bar, as well as the individual restaurants.
  • While doing so, you are tasked with creating a lively and stylish atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy all Manifesto has to offer.
  • You get to collaborate with tenants, suppliers, and staff to ensure the site runs efficiently.
  • You will be responsible for handling customers and customer satisfaction.
  • You will report directly to the General Manager Manifesto Berlin.
How we see the role & what you will do:
  • Your primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day F&B operations, during the opening of Manifesto and beyond.
  • Achieve and maintain the highest possible levels of customer service, forging long-term relationships with suppliers and contractors.
  • Conduct evaluation processes and find ways to improve by monitoring sales quality of onsite food and beverage, systematically.
  • Recruit, manage and train the F&B team of people who love our guests, by setting and monitoring goals, empowering and developing them.
  • Manage the labor costs through a daily/weekly labor tracker.
  • Implement standard operating procedures & policies (SOP's) to be followed by the team.
  • Source suppliers and negotiate pricing.
  • Ensure stocking, organizing and preparing service-related items in the space and storage.
  • Contribute to budget planning and master the balance between cost and quality.
  • Complete all administrative duties efficiently and thoroughly in a timely manner.
  • Inspect market areas to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Collaborate across teams to improve hospitality standards and sales performance of the market.
  • Work closely with the Sales & Marketing team to plan and execute events and other initiatives that result in improved sales while creating unique experience.
  • Work with the General Manager to achieve sales revenue goals.
  • Provide solutions to issues by being the go-to person for finding a solution.
  • It's a fast-paced place and we like to keep a handful of projects on the go at the same time.
What's in it for you:
  • The opportunity to play a key role in crafting unique food and beverage experiences in the heart of Berlin.
  • A full time position starting as soon as we will find the best candidate.
  • Fixed salary and performance based bonus.
  • Work in a positive and passionate environment.
  • Position in a design-driven, open-minded international team.
  • Lots of opportunity to progress and switch it up as part of a global family of brands.
  • Team get togethers, from our team Happy Hours to annual team building offsites - we know how to have a good time!
This could be your job if you:
  • You are an experienced, commercial savvy manager and have prior experience in a similar role (preferably with a high-demand, open concept hotel or restaurant), hospitality and F&B progressive concepts.
  • Restaurant opening experience is a plus.
  • Experience in planning & budgeting.
  • Knowledge of business processes and functions such as finance, HR, procurement, or operations.
  • You lead others with empathy towards common goals.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You are able to stay positive and calm under pressure.
  • Fluent in German and English.
  • Have a passion for finding creative solutions to complex challenges. Nothing is impossible!

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