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Director of Food & Beverage

posted January 5, 2019

The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland, ME
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About This Job

You have a proven track record of success in restaurant management and you want to take your career to the next level. You’re as passionate about business as you are about food. Their complexities are well suited for your high energy and commitment to excellence. Elevating the guest experience and achieving maximum flow through are welcome challenges. And your enthusiasm and ease for sharing what you know attracts the talent to make it reality. As Director of Food and Beverage for Interstate, you’ll have many opportunities to apply what you know, strengthen as a leader and make goals reality.

As Director of Food and Beverage you will

  • Oversee all aspects of food and beverage operations by exercising demonstrated knowledge and experience in all phases of food and beverage management, including kitchen, lounge and catering operations, staffing, and budget and forecast management. 
  • Provide the vision, leadership and strategy to inspire your associates to deliver exceptional service and drive financial success.  You have a strong food and beverage management background and an obvious passion for hospitality.  Your passion for hospitality service is contagious and you are a natural coach that masterfully builds effective teams and inspires individuals to do their best. 
  • Enable innovation and drive results. You execute successful food and beverage marketing programs, artfully leverage revenue management within tight margins, driving profit to the bottom line with solid financial controls. Coordinate with the chef on menus and work with sales to create enticements that capture both in-house guests and the local market share, achieving or beating sales goals.
  • Keep a pulse on the budget. Develop, recommend and manage the division’s budget, business marketing plan, and forecasts, to meet or exceed management expectations.
  • Take measures to protect guests, associates, and the asset. Help oversee food and operational safety to ensure a comfortable environment for guests, that’s safe for associates. Take preventive measures to maximize workplace safety and loss prevention.

Fundamentals

A four-year college education or equivalent is helpful, with four to five years of employment in a related position required. Advanced hospitality knowledge in food and beverage is expected. To be successful in this role, you must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally in English with associates, guests, and leadership.  You must be able to deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism. You will regularly use a computer and various software. This position may require domestic travel for task force assignments.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3830 or email ADA.Assistance@interstatehotels.com with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

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About This Employer

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

(207) 775-5411

289 Room Hotel

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The Westin Portland Harborview provides travelers a perfect vantage point to explore Maine's largest city. Originally opened in 1927 as the Eastland Park Hotel, this historic hotel has been immaculately restored. Visitors can take a short walk to discover the Old Port and some of the best restaurants, retail shops, museums and artistic venues in Maine. Guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived when they stay over in our plush rooms and suites. Each of the guest rooms feature a stunning view of downtown, the harbor or Casco Bay. Guests can enjoy a thoroughly satisfying night's sleep in a Westin Heavenly® Bed. They can re-energize in our state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio or relax with a massage, manicure and more at Artné Spa. We offer on-site dining, including the timelessly chic Top of the East rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Weddings and meetings thrive here with nearly 15,000 square feet of event space and a spectacular grand ballroom.