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Interim Senior Manager, Food & Beverage Development EMEA (Initially 12mths Fixed Term)

Posted November 24, 2022

Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe
Watford, United Kingdom
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About Hilton

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 7,000 properties with more than 1,000,000 rooms in 122 countries and territories. In the 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 19 world-class brands, with the emergence of the Tempo brand and including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 100 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

Position Statement

You are an experienced restaurant, bar and retail concept creator and brand development professional with experience in complex business with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for the management and execution of Brand Food & Beverage development strategies and solutions across all brands in Middle East, Africa and Turkey, primarily focused on restaurant and bar development, while supporting the new brand and product F&B development lifecycle. You are responsible for contributing and supporting high quality, profitable and contemporary food and beverage solutions that aim to exceed the guest expectation within our franchised and managed hotels, enhance the value proposition for our brands and appeal to the local dining clientele within the market.

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Brand Food & Beverage Development – EMEA will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

• Conduct market research and analysis to support Brand F&B Development in region and as needed, contributing to the team’s database regarding trends, customer profiles and market research

• Manage the concept development process for the Brand Food & Beverage Development department, creating detailed concept briefs for restaurant and bar projects in InDesign and PowerPoint for review, distribution to internal and external stakeholders

• Assist Snr Directors Brand Food & Beverage Development (EMEA) with creative development/ presentation support using skills in graphic design and copy writing

• Produce and deliver presentations and communications tools/aides to support Brand F&B Development’s mission and strategy, especially in the set up and growth of paid concepting and branding services for franchise owners in region

• Support/manage special F&B projects including new brand and product development, as needed

• Assist where able on the repackaging and creation of projects involving restaurant and bar prototypes

Direct Reports: N/A


What are we looking for? 

Specific Job Knowledge, ability, and skill

• Facilitate easy access to resources and materials referenced above to Brand F&B Development and business stakeholders

• Support/Manage third party relationships to ensure quality controlled and on time project delivery

• Drive effective project management timelines for Brand F&B Development to ensure on time delivery of projects and updates

• Ensure the continued communication and regular meetings with brand management teams, F&B Operations, Hotel Operations, AD&C and other internal stakeholders

• Identify and recommend third party business partners in areas of design, electronic media and operational brand partnerships

• Track and communicate continuous status and feedback related to departmental progress and performance in collaboration with the Brand Operations department

• Manage development and maintenance process for entries specific to EMEA within the The Lobby online resource and other relevant centralized digital resources and project management tools

• Manage the process of updates to global Brand F&B Development content and resources in a centralized repository including marketing materials, PR and brand/creative assets, programs and initiatives collateral, performance analytics/SALT, financial performance and project pipeline

• Support rollout and support of proprietary project tracking/reporting tool (EMEA)

• Manage internal and external stakeholders to continuously improve the performance, culture, efficiency and standards of the Brand Food & Beverage Development department

• Identify F&B related marketing, PR and corporate communications opportunities and present same to Senior Directors, Brand F&B Development, EMEA

• Record and prepare accurate minutes of meetings and plan regional team meetings (where required)

• Ensure tracking and reporting of departmental expenditures and compares results vs. budget and progress achieved


Required Qualifications

• BA/ BSc /degree or equivalent, or significant work experience in lieu thereof

• Degree or academic study in Interior Design, Graphic Design, Culinary/F&B Management, Business Administration, Marketing/Branding and or General/Liberal Arts

• Ability to demonstrate a proven track record in a diverse hospitality industry experience preferred, with a mix of experience in operational F&B/hospitality

• Experience in a design or concepting agency also preferred as part of experience mix

• Rich and significant knowledge of current hospitality brands, F&B concept, restaurant/bar design, trends

• Management or internship experience in Food & Beverage operations or related industry

• Excellent presentation and public speaking skills, as well as excellent written communication skills

• High proficiency in MS PowerPoint, InDesign, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Suite, Sharepoint

• Attention to detail

• Ability to manage change, resolve conflicts and ensure collaboration within teams and/or units

• Maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity

• Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information

• Strong problem-solving skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with others

• Ability to assemble general project budget, timeline and coordinate project management through execution to launch

• Ability to prioritize short and long-term project work in coordination with multiple stakeholders

• Ability to work independently and manage independent work within larger groups as appropriate

• Ability to travel up to 30% of time

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in English and at least one other regional language

What will it be like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton!

We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an employee you will become a member of the The Hilton Club which provides reduced hotel room rates in our hotels worldwide, plus discounts on products and services offered by Hilton Worldwide and its partners. We look forward to explaining in detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organization like Hilton Worldwide.

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Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe

Maple Court, Central Park, Reeds Crescent
Watford, WD24 4QQ
United Kingdom

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Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 5,100 properties with more than 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. In the nearly 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 14 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 69 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.