F&B MANAGER

WHO ARE WE
Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're an accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome F&B Manager for Generator Amsterdam.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.

BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.

ABOUT GENERATOR AMSTERDAM
Winner of the Hospitality Design Best Economy Hotel Award. Ride your bicycle along café-lined waterways, visit the most creative shops around De Pijp or just kick back by the canal and try a few cold Dutch beers. It’s pretty hard to get stressed in Amsterdam, but having a good time is easy.

Generator Amsterdam is located in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark. This former zoological university building can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with incredible views on the surrounding and en-suite bathrooms. There is also one luxury apartment for six people with views of the park and a self-catered kitchen. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a raised café and an outdoor terrace. We’ve turned the former lecture hall into an impressive chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room. The basement and café are now dining destinations and the original boiler room has become a secret late-night bar.


NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB
  • To direct the functions of administration and planning of the food & beverage department and responsible for the overall running of the department to meet the daily needs of the operation
  • To confer with management on reports, forecasts, budgets, policies and future planning. Recommends to management, changes or innovation in policy and future planning, procedures and equipment
  • Strive at all times for 100% customer satisfaction
  • Have a knack for activating spaces, making sure every square metre of space is monetised
  • Fully integrate events programming to create genuine lifestyle experiences
  • Partner with the right suppliers to curate the food, coffee and craft beer experience
  • Exceed the budgeted departmental P&L and be commercially savvy in exploring new revenue streams
  • Control payroll and all cost of sales with a strict and robust stock management system
  • Know all statutory legislation and ensure H&S, Fire Safety and Food Hygiene compliance
  • Builds an efficient team to ensure continued employee motivation is maintained through consultation, target setting and regular reviews
  • Develop and train all employees within your charge in order that they perform to the required standard
  • Train staff on upselling techniques to maximise daily revenues
  • Communicate effectively so that the team understands its goals and is motivated to achieve them
Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.
 
 
WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA
  • To be able to lead and inspire people to be their best
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be organised, hardworking and have an excellent appearance with a strong focus on guest requirements
  • Always keep cool under pressure
  • Show commerciality with a strong passion for driving revenue
  • Understand stock-control and keep costs to a minimum
  • Like getting your hands dirty, wherever, whenever, because you will
  • Available to work when needed
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role
 
YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE
  • Appropriate experience in the field of Bars and Restaurants, preferably within a lifestyle concept
  • Some years of experience in managing F&B operations
  • A passion for trending local Food and Drink concepts

OUR GLOBAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Idea Generators Incentive - Quarterly award to double gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 15 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Online learning tools
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
 
SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?
That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.staygenerator.com or our social media pages:
 
www.facebook.com/stayGENERATOR/
www.twitter.com/AskGenerator
www.instagram.com/staygenerator/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGeneratorHostels
https://www.linkedin.com/company/generator-hostels
 
Here you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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