Head of Food & Beverage

Fred Olsen Ltd
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a well-established brand operating within one of the most competitive parts of the travel industry. With high brand awareness and a clearly differentiated product this friendly, family-managed business has an established and respected position within the industry based on excellent service and rewarding guest experiences.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking individual who brings proven Food and Beverage management experience to join our busy Hotel Operations department. As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate a solid financial and commercial awareness within a similar environment. You will be motivated by maximising productivity and profitability, a confident communicator with the ability to lead and develop a team. Based at our head offices in Ipswich, and reporting to the Hotel Operations Director, you will be an inspirational leader who is passionate about delivering extraordinary guest experiences.

Responsibilities will include:

Driving continuous improvements in both people and product delivery

Acting as the motivational and inspirational leader of the largest department within Hotel Operations including the Galley, Bar and Restaurant operations

Supporting on board teams ensuring they have the necessary resources to deliver the Guest experience.

Identifying any operational issues and addressing accordingly

Leading and directing any training initiatives and other projects

Establishing and monitoring performance targets

Ideally, as the successful candidate, you will have 3+ years previous experience working within a prestigious hotel operations/hospitality role. A Diploma in Food & Beverage or Culinary Management is essential.

Skills required:

Strong leadership at all levels

Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills

Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, Fidelio and MMS

Good attention to detail

Excellent presentation and communication skills

This is a full time role and flexibility will be required as there will be occasional travelling. A full driving licence is also essential.

In return Fred. Olsen offers a competitive package including pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, critical illness cover, discounted holidays and concessionary cruises

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