Sage Hospitality Resources Assistant General Manager- F&B Operations in Alexandria, Virginia
Sage Hospitality has recently added two beautiful Marriott Autograph Collection hotels to our portfolio in Alexandria, VA: The Alexandrian and the Morrison House. Historic design and modern comforts come together at The Alexandrian and the Morrison House provides a unique luxury boutique experience, all with easy access to the region’s most popular historic attractions.
We are seeking an Assistant General Manager to manage the F&B for both properties. Why aren’t we calling this position a Director of F&B or a Director of Outlets? Because this role will sit on the executive committee and assist with expanded responsibilities. Our ideal candidate will have restaurant and banquet management experience and is interested growing potentially in a GM career track.
This role will lead all F&B, including banquets (2K sq feet at one location and 15K sq feet at the other including the courtyard), room service and restaurants/bar. Will manage the Executive Chef, Banquet Manager and the Outlet/Restaurant Manager at both locations. One of the top priorities coming into this role is the potential to reimagine the main restaurant format and concept. How exciting to get on the ground floor with these potential updates!
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. Sage’s portfolio currently consists of over 60 hotels and 15 restaurants located in 20 states with approximately 6,000 associates. With nearly $1B under management, the company’s portfolio of high quality hotels including luxury and independent boutique properties, as well as premium-branded select and full-service properties operating under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt brand family flags. The company strives to be recognized by its customers as the best in the business – creating places that people go to, not through.
Assistant General Manager- F&B Operations
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
The Director of Food and Beverage is responsible for successfully driving all food and beverage operations; including banquets, culinary and restaurant outlets. Ensures high food quality and service levels while maximizing revenue, accurate forecasting and budgeting. Ensure accurate inventory controls are implemented, menus are continually updated and food costs are kept in line. Develop and implement annual budgets and marketing plans to penetrate new sales opportunities and maximize use within existing markets. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food & beverage/hospitality profession. This includes the knowledge required for management of people, complex problems and food and beverage management. Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities.
Must possess highly developed communication skills to negotiate, convince, sell and influence other managerial personnel, hotel guest(s), and/or corporate clients. Must possess excellent comprehension and hearing skills due to telephone and face-to-face interaction with guests, corporate office and associates.
Must have excellent vision for administrative responsibilities (i.e., forecast, purchase orders, budget review and invoice approval).
Must possess excellent speech communications for guest, corporate, vendor and associate interaction, 100% of the work day. Must be literate for written guest communication, administrative and Human Resource responsibilities. Requires excellent reading and writing abilities 100% of the work day.
Limited physical requirements in order to assist various outlets during peak business demands (i.e., banquet room turns, restaurant bussing, etc.). Bending/kneeling -as directed above. Physical ability to supervise on-floor activities required 60% of work day. No continuous standing. Climbing Stairs -up to 20 steps 20%of work day. No driving required. Chemicals/Agents – Limited access in the course of supervising the sanitation of the operation.
A four year college degree or interaction education/experience
Four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s)
Various business equipment in order to perform administrative responsibilities
Inside 90% of the work day.
Due to responsibility of total operation, specifically sanitation standards, position requires 10% of work day inspecting various walk-in coolers, temperatures ranging as low as 30 degrees.
Full Time - Regular