Assistant F&B Manager, Open to flexible working

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
12 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type

This is a chance to be involved in an ambitious and truly one-of-a-kind team, where our aim is to create remarkable and unforgettable experiences across each and every one of our venues across Scotland. Johnnie Walker Princes Street will take visitors on an immersive, multi-sensory journey through the flavours of Scotland, sharing our love for Scotch with a new generation of whisky drinkers. Visitors will lose themselves in the journey whisky-making in our experiences and make purchases from our fantastic retail offerings. We want our guests to embrace every minute with us and feel the same way we do about our heritage. Being part of Diageo means being a torchbearer for our brands and making them even better for the next generation. It’s a career-defining responsibility. If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and our products, help us continue the story and build a great career in the process. 

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you. 

About the Role 

From our stunning roof top bars to our amazing food offering the Assistant Food and Beverage (F&B) Manager will inspire our hospitality team and drive world class customer service. This role will be instrumental in creating the world’s most extraordinary and iconic hospitality experiences at Johnnie Walker Princes Street for all guests.  

The Assistant F&B Managerwill be responsible for establishing and maintaining exemplary standards of professional service, responding proactively to identify and take ownership of customers experiences. You will be working with a number of stakeholders such as our Head Chefs and kitchen teams, Experience and Retail teams, as well as our Brand Ambassadors to create a world-class hospitality experience for our guests.  

You will support with the day-to-day operations of the department, ensuring the teams are fully briefed before each shift and assisting with training and staff development as well as continuously improving the team’s personal development growth. Actively participating in all aspects of service and guest interaction, you will also assist in strategically designing exceptional menus to mirror industry trends, purchasing goods, and continuously make necessary improvements operationally.

Along with this, you will work with the F&B Manager to develop imaginative menus, profitable pricing structures and processes to cater for diverse market segments, including international visitors and connoisseurs. This will involve having a strong insight into market trends and continuously reviewing our products, operational standards and service offerings to maximize customer experience and profitability.  You will also manage the rostering of the F&B department.

About You 

This is the perfect position for someone with management experience of F&B operations in a high-end visitor experience/hospitality business where world class service is a minimum expectation. You’ll be a true leader and empower others to work collaboratively with a positive and enthusiastic approach and the ability to develop, support and encourage the team to ensure that you are all set up for success. 

You will have a proven track record of hitting world-class standards within customer service, delivery of targets and KPI’s and inspiring engaged and passionate teams. You will be committed to exceptional standards of customer service and be up to date with current food and beverage trends with menu creation skills and the ability to suggest ways to increase the department’s revenue. Administration skills and the ability to operate computer systems are also required.   

This role will have operational complexity and as such strong influencing, negotiating and advocacy skills, with the ability to think analytically, independently, and strategically is required. This role will require weekend and evening work. 

We have a saying here – that character is everything. We’re looking for enthusiastic, curious, endlessly energetic people. Self-motivated, tenacious team-players who want to learn and grow – and fast.   

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity. 

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings. 

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.