Director of Restaurant Operations
Posting Date Nov 05, 2021 Job Number 21128529 Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary Location Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, Virginia, United States Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts Schedule Full-Time Relocation? N Position Type Management Located Remotely? N Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels. Marriott Hotels , Marriott International's flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel. JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you're happy, our guests will be happy. It's as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you'll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That's The JW Treatment (TM) . JOB SUMMARY Manages all restaurant and kitchen operations and staff on a daily basis. Areas of responsibility include Restaurants/Bars, Room Service and Kitchen. As a department head, directs and works with the food and beverage/culinary management team and employees to successfully execute all restaurant and kitchen operations. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance in areas of responsibility. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area. OR 2-year degree from an accredited university in Food Service Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 4 years experience in the food and beverage, culinary, event management, or related professional area. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Day-to-Day Operations Estimate food, liquor, wine, and other beverage consumption in order to anticipate amounts to be purchased or requisitioned. Maintains service and sanitation standards in restaurant, bar/lounge and room service areas. Order and purchase equipment and supplies. Developing and Maintaining Food and Beverage Goals Establishes challenging, realistic and obtainable goals to guide operation and performance. Develops business goals and creates appropriate development plans. Integrates objectives, opportunities and resources to achieve business goals. Developing and Maintaining Budgets Identifies and addresses financial opportunities as needed. Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports. Manages department's controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals. Maximizes revenue opportunities through competitive pricing of food & beverage products and services. Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility. Leading Food and Beverage Team Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example. Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc. Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors. Develops means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc. Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaches, mentors, or otherwise helps others to improve their knowledge or skills. Acts as the guest service role model for the restaurants, sets a good example of excellent customer service, and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations. Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations. Ensures compliance with all food & beverage policies, standards and procedures by training, supervising, follow-up and hands on management. Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards. Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team. Strives to improve service performance. Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention. Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed. Estimates cost and benefit ratio, maintaining balance between profit and service satisfaction. Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement. Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels. Responds effectively to guest problems and handles complaints. Shares plans with property leadership and ensures corrective action is taken to continuously improve guest satisfaction results. Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. Ensures that expectations and objectives are clearly communicated to subordinates; subordinates are also open to raise questions and/or concerns. Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers. Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably. Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations. Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and or managers. Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns. Additional Responsibilities Informs and/or update the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Recognizes good quality products and presentations. Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.