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Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Apply now Job no: 507794
Employment type Full time
Property / Office: Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Department: Management (Manager), Food & Beverage

The successful applicant will have the organizational capability, creativity, flexibility and commitment required to successfully manage the Food and Beverage operations of the hotel and to run the operation profitably (meeting or exceeding budget) ensuring full implementation of Mandarin Oriental standards of service and safety and the highest levels of guest satisfaction.

The Assistant Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for the overall daily Food and Beverage operation, maintenance of quality standards, and training and performance management of all colleagues.  

The Assistant Director of Food and Beverage reports directly to the Director of Food & Beverage



  • Ensure smooth running of F&B operations and maintain standards within budget and F&B dining venues:
  • To supervise the function of all F&B employees, facilities and financial performance to ensure maximum departmental profit and cost efficiency and productivity is achieved.
  • To coordinate and supervise the preparation, presentation and service of food and beverage products to ensure the highest quality at all times.
  • To ensure maintenance and programming of all F&B systems.
  • To ensure that all hardware is operational and updated.
  • To participate in public relation activities or promotional activities designed at enhancing the image and profitability of the food and beverage department of the hotel.
  • To provide leadership and support for all colleagues who are reporting to the F&B Manager.
  • To establish and maintain effective employees relations.
  • To conduct such functions, as interviewing, hiring, employee orientation, appraisal, coaching, counselling and dismissal if necessary to ensure appropriate staffing and productivity.


  • French & English fluently, another language a plus!
  • Bachelor Degree in Hospitality, a minimum; MBA or Management Certification of the highest level, a plus !
  • Experience in back and front-of-the-house Food & Beverage operations. Experience in luxury hotel operations
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the same position in a similar luxury hotel. International experience preferred. Experience in a French environment desired.
  • Three to five years' experience in the luxury hotel industry or relevant luxury service industry background
  • Impeccable professional image combined with good ethics and values
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Driven for results
  • excellent "model" behavorial attitude
  • Creative, focus and flexible
  • Possess strong leadership attributes
  • Detailed oriented


You are willing to deliver a professional, attentive and impeccable service to our hotel guests and make sure there experience in Mandarin Oriental is unique and exceptional.

This job opportunity will suit a person aspiring to be a Hotel Manager within 3 to 5 years.



A work permit can only be delivered by the local and Swiss authorities to candidates who are citizens of one of the 20 European countries which have signed the Free People Movement Accord with Switzerland.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Advertised: W. Europe Daylight Time
Applications close: W. Europe Standard Time

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