• Cafe Manager / Food Manager Kuwait City
  • Al Futtaim Group in Kuwait City, , Kuwait
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Overview of the role:

The Café Manager must ensure the seamless running of the M&S Café in the most efficient and effective manner. They must deliver the highest possible standards of service, whilst being pro-active in maintaining and or improving turnover and profitability. Reports to the Store Manager.

What you will do:-

Description of Accountability:

Café & Customer Management
• Seek and maximise revenue opportunities and minimise costs
• Consistently exceed customer expectations
• Develop a motivated and high performing team committed to delivering clear goals
• Protect the health, safety and well being of our customers and colleagues
• Be a change agent, constantly reviewing service delivery
• Work closely with the existing M&S Café team to ensure a seamless operation
• Develop a culture of actively seeking feedback from customers on a regular basis
• Agree and implement actions to continuously improve the customer experience
• Ensure customer requests and feedback, both... verbal and written are responded to promptly and efficiently
• Maintain and further enhance relationships within the immediate locality, namely residents, retail and office tenants
• Create, deliver and measure promotional activities, including staff incentives
• To provide a clear handover during shift changes and ensure each shift is reviewed and handovers/briefings are carried out
• Ensure Bi-weekly meetings take place with key personnel both in the Café and the store to ensure the team are fully briefed and action points are recorded and achieved.
• Make yourself aware and notify your team of any menu changes, special requirements (including menu items and dishes), outstanding orders or work tasks required prior to the commencement of service
• Ensure all staff are well briefed on their responsibilities and are given constant supervision and motivation on all aspects of their work
• Supervise the daily morning meetings with all staff to brief on the day’s activities, menus and events

• Develop a positive and direct relationship with all colleagues
• Within the department, support a culture of pride, ownership and desire to exceed expectation
• Foster a culture of flexibility
• Ensure you respond quickly and positively to changing requirements whether within the department or outside in order to meet business demands

Health and Safety
• Develop an awareness of the implications that H&S issues have on insurance premium
• Understand relevant H&S legislation and the implications on the business, taking action as required
• Ensure all departmental staff work hygienically and productively
• Ensure a safe workplace by identifying and reporting hazards and taking corrective action
• Review and communicate health and safety audit reports and initiate required action with relevant departments
• Action and respond to alleged food hygiene issues, deploying all necessary resources to protect reputation and brand integrity
• Be fully aware of fire evacuation procedures for your department and your colleagues

• Review and communicate financial information to assist in proactive and timely decision making
• Manage monthly stock-takes and review results and variances with relevant departments
• Ensure that in house control systems/audit requirements are adhered to
• Maintain/develop specific departmental control systems in order to meet or exceed food and beverage margins
• Control costs without compromising standards and customer experience
• Build and maintain an efficient team of employees, driving the team towards the objectives of the business
• Develop a calendar of all key training with the Training Manager, identifying training needs and capability gaps within the team
• Manage all employees’ performance in line with job descriptions, giving regular feedback and appraisals
• Manage all disciplinary and grievance issues within the department in consultation with the Human Resources team, giving particular focus to the kitchen / Cafe relationship
• Audit holiday and sickness administration to ensure consistency and accuracy
• Ensure all staff complete an exit interview


Required Skills to be successful:
• Business acumen & market understanding
• Sales & negotiation skill
• Problem Solving
• Analytical Skill
• People management
• Customer handling capability,
• Effective Communication,
• Interpersonal skills & listening Skills.

What equips you for the role:
• Bachelor’s degree with food and hospitality backround, local market experience preferred.
• 5 years experience in the Hospitality/Food & Beverage industry experience
• Strong knowledge of food and its preparations, trends, competition
• Knowledge of local health and safety regulations
• Demonstrates good ability to work under pressure and multi-task
• Strong customer focus.
• Experience with, and passion for premium food outlets and cafe’s
• Individual Accountability
• Continuous Improvement
• Personal Leadership
• Teamwork
Kuwait City Kuwait


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