Director- Food & Beverage

February 19, 2024
St. andrews


irector – Food & Beverage, Destination St Andrews Location Onsite at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St AndrewsFull time, permanent contract Base salary of up to circa £70K plus bonus and other benefits About Us The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is an AA 5-star, award-winning resort based in St Andrews which prides itself on the highest levels of guest care. We are an independently owned resort, forming part of Kohler Company, a leading global hospitality provider. To find out more about Kohler Co. please visit Why Join Our Team? With a reputation as an employer of choice, we are committed to ensuring our associates are our number one priority. St Andrews is the home of golf, and we are the home of great guest service. People are our passion, and we believe each associate plays a vital role in providing memorable memories to our guests. We are a forward-thinking employer committed to the Hoteliers Charter and developing our people, which is why we employ based on personality. We believe all skills can be taught! Throughout your career with us, you’ll have access to a wide range of different training opportunities providing routes to progress from within, allowing you to reach your full potential whilst supported by our committed leadership team. Whilst working for one of the most iconic hotels in Scotland, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, company pension scheme, free onsite car parking, meals whilst on duty, 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and FREE fitness access. We love celebrating our associate’s success and do so through our employee reward recognition schemes which encompass our ‘HOME’ ethos including Associate of the Month. Our benefits don’t end there, in your spare time, we also offer free access to The Duke’s golf course and superb discounts in our restaurants and spa. Giving you the opportunity to enjoy the many luxuries Old Course Hotel has to offer and experience the 5* service for yourself. When you are not on duty at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, you have access to request to stay at a discounted rate, where available. A career at Old Course Hotel, what’s not to love? *All benefits subject to availability About the Role We have an exciting opportunity for a Director – Food & Beverage to join our team. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the front facing Food and Beverage operation, through a passion for excellence in Food and Beverage operations and service levels and by displaying proven leadership experience.Reporting to the General Manager, Old Course Hotel -this is an exceptional opportunity to lead the food and beverage management team in producing a positive operating income whilst delivering outstanding customer service levels.ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIESLead the Resort’s food and beverage operation including restaurants, bars, conference and events, special events and in-room dining, ensuring the seamless delivery of 5 red star service. Become part of the Resort Leadership team to ensure food and beverage is represented and contributes to the Resort Strategic Plan. Co-ordinate the selection, training, development and evaluation of Associates and Managers in the Food and Beverage brigade through effective management. Establish clear performance expectations, motivate, provide regular feedback and appraisals against performance expectations.Reward and recognise high performers.Be visible in the Resort, build rapport, recognise and maintain relationships with regular guests and cultivate new relationships with new. Foster effective communication across all operational and support departments, attending regular operational and leadership meetings to ensure Resort wide coordination for Food and Beverage. Lead the Food and Beverage teams in the development of strategic, financial, capital plans and control of salaries and wages through effective labour standard setting and controls. Be revenue generating focused through the development of upselling initiatives and effective diary management. Contribute to the sales and marketing plans for all Food and Beverage outlets to provide the opportunity for inspirational content, and to ensure marketing spend is focused appropriately. Directly manage the Food and Beverage Manager and overall responsibility for all outlet managers and Resort sommelier. Cover Duty Management shifts as requiredEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • Extensive experience overseeing multiple outlets with front and back of houseresponsibility, ideally in a 5 star Resort setting. • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are essential. • Extensive wine and beverage knowledge. · Strong background in cost control, service excellence and otheroperating expense.The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race.If, as an individual with a disability, you require any adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact the HR department through If you require any additional documents to be uploaded to your CV and application please email them to*Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies.On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! Note for Recruitment Agencies – the Kohler Talent Acquisition team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible. We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us. Speculative CVs sent by any agency to Kohler Co. without a specific request by our Talent Acquisition Team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.#LI-onsite #AH

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