IHG Director, Limited Service Brands Food and Beverage in Atlanta, Georgia

Director, Limited Service Brands Food and Beverage

Job Number R701535_41

Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate

United States - United States - Georgia - Atlanta

Description

About Us:

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.

We’re growing; grow with us.

Your Day to Day:

What you will need is ambition, talent and some key skills. For this vital role, we’re looking for someone who can develop, implement and manage innovative F&B programs, concepts and standards for the

Limited Service IHG Estate Hotels. Collaborate with the brand marketing and operations team to ensure continuous improvement in F&B programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities- (Key Activities)

Develop strategies to improve existing F&B programs and operations to include operational standards, financial results and physical renovations.

  • Provide subject matter expertise and consult on pre-openings, brand standards manuals, OS&E and FF&E selection, recruitment, product sourcing and budgeting.

  • Perform research and data analysis on external market, internal programs, competitive set, relevant market pricing for F&B products, or economic factors affecting F&B. Prepare reports or presentations summarizing this data, and make recommendations to senior leaders for new programs or changes to existing programs based on findings and trends. This includes the management of 3rd party consultancy agencies.

  • Partner with brand managers or company senior management to respond to data requests, identify trends in F&B data for a particular hotel or segment, or provide additional information.

  • Participate in Industry update events through tradeshow attendance and industry conferences. Coach, counsel hotel staff and participate in marketing opportunities for Hotel F&B operations. Create regional incentives in order to grow revenues and decrease cost in certain areas.

  • Conduct and lead special projects in various F&B program areas. Examples include driving the implementation of the major F&B database to the Business Intelligence dashboard, developing tools or presentations for new F&B program rollouts, monitoring start-up costs.

  • Develop best practices with IHG procurement agencies regarding the purchasing for new F&B outlets, and translate purchasing specifications for kitchen equipment, bars, restaurants, other outlets and banquet operations to the field, assisting in answering daily inquiries and questions.

  • For New Hotels/Hotels under renovation – develop concepts (or coordinate with third party) and liaise with brand organization to ensure concept fit with brand.

  • Provide guidance and recommendations to Food & Beverage in limited service hotels (by providing best practices and standards)

What We Need From You:

Education-

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Business, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. MBA in hospitality management strongly preferred

Experience-

10years of progressive F&B operations experience including department head responsibilities.

10years progressive work-related experience in financial, statistical or market analysis, with demonstrated understanding of multiple disciplines/processes related to this position.

Technical Skills and Knowledge-

  • Thorough understanding of hotel and/or F&B programs.

  • Thorough understanding of F&B operations including but not limited to Banquet operations, restaurant operations and bar operations.

  • Project management experience from conception to implementation.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff. Must be able to articulate F&B, business and culinary terms

  • Financial and business analysis skills, and demonstrated ability to analyze operating, forecast, and budget information.

  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and relational databases. Property Operating System knowledge /skills to include, Micros, Bartech, Domestic, Delphi, Fidelio FO and S&C and Opera FO strongly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel up to 30% of time required.

What we offer:

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve