F&B Contract Manager – Fixed Site Catering Jobs in Dammam at Absolute Taste Middle East

Title: F&B Contract Manager – Fixed Site Catering

Company: Absolute Taste Middle East

Location: Dammam


Founded in 1997, Absolute Taste is an independently owned and worldwide renowned leading catering and hospitality company. With over 20yrs of experience in Europe we are now established in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with fixed contracts and events in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al Ula.

Our business is growing quickly here in Saudi Arabia, creating exciting opportunities for candidates with all levels of experience. We would like to invite you to register your interest our advertised positions as we seek to recruit a talent pool of people like you who hold passion for F&B and can provide a professional service in a busy and diverse operation.

The opportunity to register your interest in the available positions will remain open until all positions are filled and our Recruitment Team will reach out to all candidates whose experience, and profile fit the available roles.

Job Purpose:
The F&B Contract Manager is responsible for overseeing the whole F&B Contract for our client. Responsible over-all Commercial and Operational management of the sites from mobilisation to managing the day-to-day food and beverage operation, guiding the team, shaping the business and working with all Stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Leading the site FOH and BOH team
Prepare the outlet for a successful mobilization / opening and operation
Daily communication with The Client and internal Stakeholders
 Implement and monitor the food and beverage plan
 Ensure the team is trained and ready to run the operation smoothly
 Control inventories across food and beverage
 Enforce established processes and procedures within the team
 Ensure the site operation is always meeting all food and health and safety standards
 Ensure the site operation is compliant with the relevant food and beverage regulatory requirements
 Monitor daily the operation to ensure a high-quality product and service are delivered to each and every customer
 Address customer queries courteously and ensure customer satisfaction
 Take full responsibility for contract P&L
 Create regular reports on the outlet’s performance

Work Experience:
 Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role
 Mixed experience in high volume quality retail or fixed site catering preferred
 Experience of project mobilization process preferred
 Experience working within logistically challenging environments preferred
 Full P and L responsibility experience essential
 Experience of managing large multi-cultural teams essential

Skills Required:
 Confident and fluent in English communication, spoken and written
 Exceptional financial control and proven delivery of P and L accounts
 Ability to illustrate experience of reporting and communicating with multiple stakeholder essential
 A true leader with presence and ability to command the team
 Proven ability to deliver training and maintain consistent standards at all times
 Full understanding of HACCP policy and procedure
 Full understanding of Health and Safety policy and procedure
 Solid knowledge of diverse food and beverage products essential
 A desire to do things differently, to challenge the norm to improve customer experiences
 Excellent customer service skills and standards and an eye for detail essential
 A strong problem solver with an ability to think on their feet and adapt to new circumstances
 Ability to spot opportunities to grow sales and/or become more efficient essential
 Experience in adhering to and driving company initiatives
 Experience with using F and B Software, excellent communicator with strong computer skills essential

 Diploma, undergraduate or graduate certificate minimum standard
 Hospitality, catering and business management quantification preferred

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