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 Washington D.C.
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.

Properties are found in the most central locations in 15 destinations across Europe and the U.S. including Madrid, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Miami and Washington D.C. The acquisition of award-winning Freehand Hotels expanded the brand’s U.S. footprint to four more properties and three additional cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles for a total of 19 properties worldwide.

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

ABOUT GENERATOR WASHINGTON D.C.
Check in with Generator to make the most of your stay. Our downtown location puts you right at the heart of one of the world’s most iconic cities. In town on business? Generator has the facilities, the location and the can-do attitude to help you close out a successful yet relaxing trip. Here for the sights? The buzz here is like nowhere else on earth, and we’re perfectly positioned to help you capitalize on your trip to the Capital, with us situated near the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Embassy Row, Adams Morgan neighbourhood and The Phillips Collection Museum.
 
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 feet 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
 
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
GENERATOR GLOBAL BENEFITS
  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to $1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - 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)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools
LOCAL BENEFITS
  • 401(K)
  • 8 yearly holidays (plus one additional birthday holiday)
  • Two weeks vacations per calendar year
  • 6 sick/personal days
  • Medical + Dental + Vision (minor employee contribution)
 
Employment Requirements: Employees must be able to furnish necessary identification providing eligibility to work in the United States as defined in the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). If hired, the employee must complete and submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) at the start of employment. This position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.
Generator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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.

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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