Director – Food and Beverage – Jumeirah Saadiyat Island

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Job Description


About Jumeirah & the Hotel:

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise.

Its award-winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities.

As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and sale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

A sustainable hospitality leader in the capital, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a breath of fresh air offering an eco-friendly stay amidst contemporary surroundings on the Abu Dhabi coastline. Surrounded by natural beauty and designed to care for every aspect for guest wellbeing, the resort resembles a perennial summerhouse where visitors can experience Abu Dhabi Island life at its best. The luxury beachfront resort is home to seven world-class restaurants and bars, three swimming pools and the award-winning SPA featuring an extensive menu of specialized treatments and exclusive products from all around the world. 

In addition, guests can utilize a wide range of leisure facilities including a mixed and ladies only gym, a kids club and a tennis court. Boasting 400 meters of pristine private beach and sand dunes, the resort is anchored on one of the most desirable beach locations in the UAE and was conceived with the environment in mind having implemented eco-friendly strategies and initiatives since its launch in 2018.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a Director of Food and Beverage to lead our Food & Beverage Department in Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. The main duties and responsibilities of this role: 

  • Set periodically business plan, budget, forecast and performance reports close conjunction with each Outlet Manager
  • Analyze food and beverage daily reports
  • Monitor closely the profitability of all food and beverage outlets in order to provide solutions to improve problem areas and assist in implementing corrective measures.
  • Initiate special promotions and activities that generate additional revenue and popular interest, maintaining the hotel image 
  • Coordinate the development, interpretation and implementation of hotels policies and procedures
  • Monitor service and food and beverage standards in all outlets and conference & events ensuring that managers take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating the organizational and administrative functions in all areas of the Food and Beverage Department to ensure delivery of the strategy and compliance with Jumeirah standards 
  • Assist in monitoring the activities and trends of competitor hotels, restaurants and bars and keep up to date with international trends in order to ensure the competitive advantage of the hotel.
  • Make recommendations for modernization of equipment, service methods, and presentation to improve guest satisfaction and profits.
  • Participate in public relations activities, sales calls or other promotional activities designed at enhancing the image and profitability of the Food and Beverage department and the hotel.
  • Personally and frequently verify that guests in the hotel are receiving the best possible service available in order to make continuous improvement
  • Frequently verify that the best products are used in the hotel operation to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Ensure that HACCP and other local regulations are adhered to ensure the highest standards of health, sanitation and cleanliness in food and beverage areas
  • Maintain effective communication between all departments and a favourable working relationship with all departments to promote a harmonious working climate
  • Conducts random checks to ensure all standards are applied 
  • Ensure food and beverage outlets update guest preference database regularly 
  • Work closely with Jumeirah corporate office and promote Sirius and ISME activities within the food and beverage department 
  • Maintain up-to-date records of the food and beverage department personnel including appraisals, individual development plans, succession plans, attendance, vacation, lieu days, overtime, labour costs, absenteeism, and disciplinary action. 
  • Conduct daily food and beverage meetings to discuss VIP guests, arrivals, in house and any other food and beverage activities or financial performance
  • To assist in bringing all Outlet Managers up to date with market needs and trends and ensuring that their product matches these needs
  • Train and develop Outlet Managers so that they are able to operate independently with their own profit centre and to exceed budget
  • Perform any other duties that management may reasonably require
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the management.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 to 12 years in managing F&B operations in hotel industry & 2 years in a senior F&B management role in a luxury hotel 
  • Experience within a large Conference & Events Hotel 

About Benefits:

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package including dental coverage, flights home, life insurance, incentive programs, children’s education assistance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for a career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.