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Head of Food & Beverage - first direct Arena, Leeds

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Head of Food & Beverage - first direct Arena, Leeds
The Role

This post is responsible for the effective management of the Food & Beverage department within the venue, ensuring service standards and control systems are in place of a high standard and adhered to at all times with a high priority on food safety and revenue generation.

Key accountabilities

General

  • As a head of the department, contribute to the venues’ strategic plans and objectives and be a senior management team member.
  • Provide inspired and effective direction and leadership for the food and beverage department.
  • Assist with the development of, and deliver, the business plan by helping to optimise all food and beverage revenue streams and seek new ideas, innovations and ways of working to reduce cost and to adapt to a changing financial or operating environment.
  • Ensure that the food and beverage SOPs are implemented and adhered to.
  • Manage all administrative duties, including cash handling, stock taking and accurate stock management, including month-end reporting
  • To plan and accommodate the food and beverage offer for events and ensure that all areas are set up for forthcoming events overseeing the F&B departments to ensure that all elements are in place.
  • Ensure effective management of concession bar areas, ensuring stock rotation, cleaning, and suitable levels/ranges of stock are in place.
  • To ensure a high level of hospitality service is delivered across a restaurant environment and hospitality suites.
  • Work with the facilities management team to ensure all maintenance and statutory obligations are achieved on equiptment including overseeing the management and relationship of relevant vendors/sub-contractors.
  • Ensuring all risk assessements are completed in line with company policy and health and safety obligations are met including staff training.
  • Assist the DPS in upholding the licensing objectives and any specific licensing conditions.
  • Manage constructive relationships, where relevant, with key stakeholders, contractors, clients, customers, and colleagues.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the General Manager, which may include EOD shifts.
Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Responsible for implementing the Food Safety Policy and delegated procedures throughout the areas of responsibility by setting up, monitoring management control systems and ensuring that all staff members are trained and comply with their legal obligations to the standards set out in the food safety policy.
  • Liaise with the Group Food Safety Manager regarding any matters referring to Food Safety Policy procedural matters, HACCP and Environmental Health Officer (EHO) and Trading Standards Officer (TSO) visits inspections.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with food safety hygiene and allergen regulations (Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs. Food Safety Act 1990 and The Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2008).
  • Understand and comply with the company Food Safety Management System and HACCP procedures and ensure the team comply with these and ensuring that the appropriate food safety control measures are identified, implemented, managed, monitored and verified regularly.
  • Ensure that all foods are kept safe within the company guidelines with the hazard analysis of critical control points (HACCP) and the Food Safety Policy.
  • Discuss with the General Manager, European Food & Beverage Director and the Group Food Safety Manager any on any food safety matters and training needs required by any food handlers commensurate to their work activity.
Staffing
  • To oversee the recruitment and ongoing development of the food and beverage team.
  • To develop, train, lead and supervise the food and beverage team at events and oversee all activities within the food and beverage department including;
    • Payment method controls
    • stock control
    • food quality
    • health and safety
    • hospitality
    • subcontractors
    • conference & events.
    • introduction and compliance with SOP
    • Provide adequate and appropriate training to all food handlers in all areas of food safety, food hygiene and food allergens and ensure that comprehensive records of such training are kept.
    • Oversee the scheduling and efficient use of salaried and casual staff, ensuring sufficient cover for events within budgetary parameters and work at other venues as required.
Finance
  • With the General Manager and the Finance Assistant, set and monitor budgets, ensuring the department’s ongoing financial viability.
  • To ensure the food and beverage operation achieves financial targets of revenue and profit.
  • Provide analysis reports, including flash sales and wage costs.
  • Management of EPOS and PDQs.
  • Ensure staff payroll is managed effectively.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Knowledge and Qualifications :
  • Minimum of five years working in a senior role in a similar, high volume, customer-focused venue, including high-end hospitality services.
  • A culinary school diploma or degree in food service management or related field may be advantageous.
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering
  • Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering
  • Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering
  • Holder of a Personal Licence.
  • Knowledge of the local and regional entertainment offers and venues.
  • Sound knowledge of budgeting, stock and margin control.
Skills:
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Smart appearance and presentation.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Hands-on approach and be part of the service delivery.
  • Ability to manage several tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills with the ability to work flexibly under pressure prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Examples of self-motivation and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Drive, determination and resilience.
Experience:
  • Experience in the management of statutory requirements.
  • Have a thorough understanding of food hygiene and health and safety regulations and hold a Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering certificate.
  • Excellent cash-handling & stock controlling experience.
  • Experience in providing excellent customer care.
  • Experience in financial and budget management
  • Experience in working with the staff at all levels throughout a company.
  • Proven IT experience.

General information:

The requirements of the business are such that a high degree of flexibility is necessary, and therefore, some evening and weekend work will be required. Additionally, there will be occasions where the Head of Food and Beverage will be required to work at other venues operated by ASM Global.


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How to Apply

Please download and complete the Employment Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to:
recruitment@eu.asmglobal.com ensuring that you detail the role that you are applying for.

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Position
Head of Food & Beverage

Salary
Up to £40,000 (depending on experience) plus Bonus & Benefits

Working Hours
48 hours per week (annualised)

Location
first direct Arena, Leeds

Closing Date

16/05/2021
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