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Head Sommelier

Job Brief

The Head Sommelier is responsible for the Hotel’s wine stock and the supervision of the day-to-day operation of all outlets and Room Service. He maintains Constance standards at all times.

Fixed Term Contract

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To anticipate the volume of business, taking into consideration the peak/low seasons, holidays and general activities in the Resort.
  • To inspect all outlet equipment such as decanters, openers, wine lists and refrigerators continuously and keep them well maintained to ensure proper functioning.
  • To re-evaluate and restructure the wine list(s) to an award winning level for all major global publications.
  • To develop and maintain the highest standard of quality as they relate to presentation, supervision and control of wine service in all outlets, In Villa Dining and Excursions.
  • To build and maintain a strong and efficient sales & support team within supervisors and employees.
  • To create loyal and trustworthy staff who take pride in their work, thereby providing the highest level of service possible.
  • To be constantly inspecting all outlets and In Villa Dining for clean, presentable and updated wine lists.
  • To assist in preparing the annual wine sales plan and promotion matrix.
  • To finalize the weekly roster to be posted six days before the actual date.
  • To adhere to the rules & regulations of the Resort.
  • To conduct wine inventories on a regular basis, together with the Cost Controller and Food & Beverage Manager.
  • Advise on slow moving items and recommend required action, where and when necessary.
  • To review wine sales in all outlets on a regular basis.
  • Schedule monthly staff training.
  • To ensure that all outlet managers are fully aware of current and future house pours, new additions and estimated sales targets.
  • To maintain communications with all other Resort’ departments.
  • To create a sound and strong working relationship with all staff and help to develop their maximum potential.
  • To keep the Resident Manager informed on all wines or additions of interest.
  • Coordinate any activities, which involve other departments.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as Head of Sommelier level in 5* resort environment.
  • We require candidates with exceptional wine knowledge and must be currently a Head Sommelier
  •  Must have experience with developing wine menus, costing and have great contacts with wine suppliers worldwide
  •  For this Head Sommelier role, we require an individuals who has worked internationally and must be able to deal with high profile clients and VIP’s too
  • We need hard working, well-presented, creative individuals who have lots of personality, strong communication skills and be real extroverts

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