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Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

SLS Barcelona | Carrer de Vila, 08017 Barcelona, Spain


Company Description

SLS Barcelona brings a new variety of oceanside glamor, indulgence and excellence to Barcelona’s vibrant 22@ neighborhood. Here the hallmarks of an SLS wonderland – playful ambiance, VIP treatment, and theatrical experiences - meet idyllic views to set a lavish stage for the extraordinary to unfold. The only 5-star hotel in the city to feature a terrace off every guestroom (471 in total), SLS Barcelona is all-encompassing in its delight, with two pools, a spa, fitness center and six bars and restaurants that create lively food and entertainment within this singular location. A 750sqm auditorium and a dozen versatile meeting spaces round out the offering to form the complete destination - inviting groups, events and travelers of all types to say, “farewell to the ordinary.”

Job Description

What you’ll do

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Director of Food & Beverage to join the pre-opening team at SLS Barcelona. Under the guidance of the Director of Food & Beverage, the Assistant Director of Food & Beverage supports directing the Food & Beverage strategy of the hotel while supporting the Food & Beverage day-to-day tasks. The Assistant Director of Food & Beverage assures the hotel service is true to the SLS brand by fostering a team culture in which its members feel empowered to make decisions and take responsibility for their workload and professional development.

  • Drive revenue through strategic management of commercial initiatives with the Director of Food & Beverage.
  • Take responsibility for the branding (in accordance with SLS’s brand), revenue and management of food & beverage colleagues in partnership with the food & beverage leaders.
  • Ensures that regular, on-going communication occurs in all areas of food and beverage.
  • Inspire staff, provide guidance and training, and address any performance issues.
  • Contribute to the hiring process, conduct performance appraisals, and make personnel-related decisions.
  • Collaborate on financial forecasting and budgeting for the department. Analyzes financial reports and statements to evaluate Food and Beverage performance relative to budgetary targets.
  • Maintain awareness of market trends, competitor pricing, and sales strategies to inform decision-making.
  • Support the Director of Food and Beverage in various administrative tasks, including departmental reports and strategic planning.
  • Assists in the inventory management and ongoing maintenance of hotel operating equipment and other assets.
  • Establishes clear expectations and holds the food and beverage leadership team accountable for exemplifying desired service standards.
  • Facilitates the integration of new hires into the department through orientation programs and tailored training initiatives to enable successful job performance.


What we are looking for...

  • Degree with emphasis in Hospitality/Restaurants management.
  • +4 years experience in hospitality within hotels/restaurants with high volume of food & beverage operations in a management position.
  • Knowledge of local market will be a plus.
  • Proven team leader with a high level of energy and motivation with a proven track record of living the company's values.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems such as: Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook is required
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have a high level attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • You make people feel good - your team, guests and colleagues alike.  You make a positive impact.
  • You’re a strong team leader, a natural at managing and inspiring others in a way that gets the best out of them.
  • You are an excellent relationship builder, confident in working with other teams and leaders; you’re passionate about what we can achieve together.
  • You take ownership of important issues, solve problems, and make effective decisions.
  • You learn quickly and adapt to SLS’s unique culture.
  • You are humble and open to ideas. We leave our ego at the door and help get things done.
  • You’re up for doing things differently and trying (almost) everything once.
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun along the way.

Additional Information

What's in it for you...

  • The opportunity to join an innovative, fast-growing, international group that’s committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand.
  • The chance to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding.
  • Become part of a team that’s very passionate about creating great hospitality experiences and exploring new locations at every opportunity.
  • A competitive package and plenty of opportunity for development.
  • Excellent discounts across the entire Ennismore family of brands.

SLS is part of Ennismore, a creative hospitality company rooted in culture and community, with a global collection of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Ennismore is a joint- venture with Accor, formed in 2021.

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