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Senior F&B Manager - EXPO2020 Job at Emirates Flight Catering Dubai United Arab Emirates

Key Accountabilities• Lead and manage the food and beverage operation during build up, operations and liaise with both EKFC stakeholders and Expo 2020 organising committee (OC) to ensure the best results for EKFC.
• To support the VP Expo on the creation and roll out of company strategy for Expo 2020– considering specific product ideas whilst leveraging the current EKFC assets.
• Lead on the catering, laundry and any other rate card service provision for EKFC.
• Develop and implement the standards expected for the provision of catering to each country pavilion – working in conjunction with appointed agencies and the Expo organising committee.
• Work Expo2020 to determine the workforce and school meal solutions that will enable us maximise revenue opportunity for EKFC.
• Represent EKFC within EK Group Steering committee as and when required.
• Act as the representative of EKFC to establish and maintain high-level relationships with potential clients and key customers to promote and secure future/ repeat businesses.
• Provide and support reporting on catering activity at site throughout all phases of planning, mobilisation and operational delivery.
• To optimise the efficiency of all the resources thereby maximising profitability from all the F&B assignments.
• Manage by leading, guiding, motivating and developing the team so that the team collectively achieves the agreed targets.
• To communicate directly with the potential customers in selling EKFC products and services while negotiating on the contract and its terms keeping in mind the overall profitability.
• Motivate team members and identify opportunities for participating in change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account international best practices, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.

Qualifications and Experience• Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary or Business Administration is desirable 
• 8 years of relevant experience in F&B field
• Experience of senior management in Catering at a major event/ environment is essential
• Experience of leading a team to deliver to tight and immovable deadlines
• Project management skills and experience of creating operational solutions
• Experience of influencing stakeholders
• Experience of budget control and developing and delivering to service specifications
• Ability to manage a number of different commercial models within the vent 
• Proven communication skills and ability to deliver quality written reports and presentations
• Accustomed to working with a high level of corporate and public scrutiny.
• Ability to work and manage multiple nationalities 
• Experience in working and dealing with VIP/ IPP guests 

Skills• Open and with high integrity and a positive can do attitude
• Good negotiation and relationship management skills
• Ability to co-ordinate numerous and varied suppliers and contractors across different operations
• Ability to assimilate with other department owners and to ensure an integrated approach to planning
• Knowledgeable about major event related catering matters
• Pragmatic and practical with a clear eye on solutions 
• Prepared to take accountability and to make decisions
• Good influencer and communicator
• Demonstrates an ability to deliver excellent results
• Flexible & adaptable through organizational growth
• Resilient & positive through change
• Approachable and friendly
• Ability to promote and foster a team culture where values such as excellence, hard work, service to stakeholders, honesty, integrity and achievement are paramount

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