• F & B Concept Development Manager

    Posted Date 3 months ago(19/02/2018 12:34)
    Job ID
    2018-1873
    Job Location
    Dubai
  • Overview

    The First Group is an international hotel and property development company with more than 30 years’ experience and success in the global marketplace. Headquartered in Dubai and with a global presence spanning Algeria, Azerbaijan, China, Ghana, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The First Group boasts a multi-cultural and multi-national workforce of talented individuals who strive for success in all of their endeavours. We pride ourselves on providing a dynamic corporate working environment that encourages and rewards ambition. As one of the Middle East region’s fastest-growing property developers, we offer exciting opportunities for career progression and innovative training and support programmes to help candidates reach their full potential, including award-winning sales and marketing tools.

    Job Description

    The role is responsible for ensuring that the Food and Beverage operations meet TFG-R&B’s goals, and is also focused on optimizing revenues by maximizing the financial performance of all TFG owned R&B products. The position develops and implements strategies that deliver products and services not only to meet but to exceed departmental goals and supports the openings of TFG F&B operations. Responsibilities would include reporting and analysing, forecasting and global reporting as well as specific Design Development and Food and Beverage projects, working alongside with Design, Construction and Marketing teams as well as others where applicable. The position focuses on the execution of assigned projects and initiatives and ensures implementation throughout the region. 

     

    PRE-OPENING SUPPORT

    • Liaising with operations for on-site pre-opening support
    • Assists in the count down of HALO outlets
    • Franchise restaurant support if it should be required

     MANAGING OPERATIONS

    • Develops new FB concepts
    • Conducts in market survey for Food and beverage opportunities.
    • Supports the design development team for new trends and project research.
    • Develops food and beverage reports and analysis for TFG R&B that is aligned with the department’s business strategy.
    • Monitors restaurant occupancy, revenue, R&B initiatives and updates the R&B data banks
    • Tracks R&B initiatives and innovations and ensures compliance.
    • Assists in R&B openings throughout the region.
    • Creates the monthly R&B Newsletter and keeps the R&B website up to date.

    DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING FOOD AND BEVERAGE/CULINARY GOALS

    • Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how food and beverage is performing against budget.
    • Makes recommendations for food and beverage performance optimization in accordance with TFG R&B’s strategy.
    • Ensures the tracking of Culinary, R&B, Catering and Events goals

     ORGANIZING AND MANAGING PROJECTS

    • Initializing projects and communicating with all properties.
    • Creating realistic timelines to track progress of projects
    • Assists and manages the internal conferences.
    • Works closely with each R&B team of the properties together to execute projects

    MANAGING AND CONDUCTING HUMAN RESOURCE ACTIVITIES, E.G. WORKSHOPS

    • Helps organizing workshops covering Culinary, Beverage, Restaurant and Bars, Events and Catering as well as R&B Social Media.

    Desired Skill & Expertise

     

    • High school diploma with 6 years’ experience in food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area.

    OR

    • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major;
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area.
    • Previous similar experiences supporting R&B operations and development

     

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