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SMG Food & Beverage Manager in Kent, Washington

Job Title: Food & Beverage Manager Department: Food & Beverage Reports to: Director of Food & Beverage Supervises: Catering and Concessions associates FLSA Status: Salary/Exempt SUMMARY: ASM Global/SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an immediate opening for a Food & Beverage Manager at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. This position performs event driven operations for premium and concession departments. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: * Work with Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage to create menu items that are cost effective and maintain the integrity of the Food and Beverage Department. * Update/create Suites, Catering, Bar and Concessions menus. * Prepare invoicing for events. * Work with the Client(s) regarding event details and preparation. * Ensure proper staffing and service levels for all events with correct number of staff for each position. * Oversee the operations of Suites, Catering, Bars and Concessions from beginning to end of all events. * Ensure proper event coverage by hiring and training staff on a regular basis. * Supervise employees and ensure all company policies and procedures are followed. * Develop, counsel and discipline staff when necessary. * Responsible for accuracy and completion of opening and closing duties, deliver and transfer of inventory, cash and company assets (equipment, keys, small wares, etc.) of all staff. * Supervise bar operations such as proper pouring of alcohol, cash handling, maintaining of inventory, monitoring compliance of Washington State Liquor Laws and company policies, staff open and closure duties, customer service, etc. * Responsible for training staff members in proper Customer Service and ensure prompt and friendly service. * Assist with all food & beverage functions and willingness to perform all positions required. Able to perform in all food & beverage functions in absence of Director of Food & Beverage. * Act as a liaison between event staff, kitchen staff and guests. * Complete documentation outlining events from beginning to end and distribute among facility staff. * Update and maintain company website in relation to food and beverage operations and availability. * Work directly with in-house client(s) to enhance sales and productivity. * Work with and update prospecting/marketing log to increase clientele and drive revenues. * Collaborate with the marketing team to enhance suites and catering sales. * Ensure compliance with health, safety, sanitation, and alcohol service standards. * Actively seek and pursue new business and revenue streams for the food & beverage department. * Maintains inventory control for both catering and concessions departments. * Observe physical condition of facility equipment, small ware, and d├ęcor. Make recommendations for correction or improvement as needed. * Assists with analysis of information concerning facility operation such as daily food sales, patron attendance, and labor costs to prepare budget and to maintain cost control of facility operations. * Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, inventory, and cash controls. * Assist Director of Food & Beverage with daily management of the Food & Beverage Department. * Assist Director of Food & Beverage with the overall direction and coordination of Food and Beverage units. * Establish and maintain food & beverage vendor relations. * Any other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: * HS Diploma Required. Bachelor's degree preferred. * 3 years' experience in food and beverage service. Arena/Stadium industry preferred but not required. * Highly motivated, self-directed, personable, positive, and hard working. * Detailed oriented and able to perform independently with minimal supervision. * Strong communication skills and works well in a team-oriented environment. * Must be customer service and client focused. * Must be able to adapt to new processes, procedures and working environment when necessary. * Must obtain current food handlers and mixology permit. Obtain SERV Safe within 90 days of start date. * Experience with Point of Sale software. * Must be available to work nights, weekend, holidays and extended hours along with normal business hours. TO APPLY: Applications can be found at ( Kate Anderson, HRD accesso ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent, WA 98032 Fax: 253-856-6713 Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact- 253-856-6706. ASM Global/SMG/accesso ShoWare Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled