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Assistant Manager F & B at American University of Nigeria

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region.
To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development. AUN is committed to providing the skills and the leadership essential to advancing the continent's pressing social and economic challenges.

The Assistant Manager manages all aspects of the department including but not limited to operations, planning, budgeting with hotel policies and procedures. The Assistant Manager provides leadership and support to all staff members of the Food and Beverages, implements and enforces the AUN Hotel Standards of Excellence in all areas supervised.

 

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • 5 years relevant experience in Hotel management.
  • Experience in Food and Beverages management will be an added advantage
  • Must have stamina to remain focused and resolute in regular stressful and tiring job conditions.
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable, mature and resilient
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills. Should be able to communicate effectively with top management, fellow managers, and subordinates and with the general public. 

 

Skills/Requirements:

 

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of overall Food and Beverage industry, current market trends and federal, state and local laws pertaining to the hospitality industry, i.e. Department of Health and Sanitation regulations...
  • Ability to access, understand and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers and staff, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, empathy and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to move throughout the hotel property and continuously perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in both English and Hausa (optional), both verbally and in writing.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Specific Duties


15%

Train, supervise and schedule food and beverage staff in accordance with business needs, productivity and service standards.

15%

Develop all F&B outlet including Catering menus, i.e. Banquet Food and Beverage marketing strategies.

20%

Implement new menus and promotions, such as holiday and special event promotions.

10%

Utilize computer equipment to analyze, forecast, cost, and revenue reports and make decisions based on that information to ensure maximizing of profits.

10%

Observe Food and Beverage outlet operations along with Catering Banquet & Meeting and take needed action to ensure standards of product presentation and service are being maintained. Taste test Food and Beverage products for consistency.

15%

Respond to guest inquiries and coordinate special arrangements and requests in Food and Beverage outlets with emphasis on Catering, all Banquets and outlets F&B operations.

10%

Assist outlet managers in coordinating services from support departments, such as maintaining adequate stock of linen.

2. Other

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by AUN Hotel from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with AUN Hotel rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Employees who violate Hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

 

3. Supportive Functions

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the hotel.

  • Visit and observe competitive hotel and restaurant operations to keep abreast of marketing techniques and promotions.
  • Perform duties of restaurant manager when necessary to ensure proper management coverage is maintained.
  • Perform line employees job functions as needed under high volume and emergency situations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Food and Beverage Manager.

 

Application Method:

 

Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to recruitment.hotel@aun.edu.ng before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at www.americanuniversitynigeria.org

 

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