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Bar Manager – Barbue

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Company Description


We’re looking for a Bar Manager with energy, personality and charm to join our team at Barbue. Reporting to our Director of F&B you will be responsible to provide a highly efficient and effective service, ensuring standards are maintained and guest needs are anticipated.

Barbue is a destination cocktail bar by award-winning mixologist, Renato Giovannoni. The bar uses drinks, music and hospitality to express the sharing of cultures between Europe and South America, while celebrating the rich history of the Lloyd building and of those that passed through - toward a better life. Barbue is a story of migration, integration, and adaptation and of people coming together - Italian accented, Argentinian inspired, and situated in the grand old ticketing office of an iconic 20th Century building in Amsterdam.

More about us…

A city so good we had to double down! In 2023 we have opened our second Hoxton in Amsterdam, this time based in the Eastern Docklands where we are lovingly taking the reins of the historic former Lloyd Hotel. This beautiful property features 136 bedrooms, including the introduction of some new rooms categories for the Hox, a large ground floor restaurant and huge outdoor terrace, a new bar and The Apartment – our unique meetings and events concept.

The Hoxton is a series of open-house hotels, each in a neighbourhood that we love. Ever since we opened our first hotel in Shoreditch, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that: proving style doesn’t need to be sacrificed for good value and providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces.

What’s in it for you…

  • Become part of a team that’s very passionate about creating great hospitality experiences.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays).
  • Food on us during your shift.
  • Enjoy a free night at The Hoxton and a meal for two when you first start with us.
  • Training to get you settled into your role with ongoing development that helps you think, make and thrive to set you up for success at work.
  • Time off to volunteer with one of our partner charities.
  • Hox Hero and Nifty fifty, our rewards for going the extra mile and living our values.
  • An annual diversity and inclusion calendar of events creating opportunities for you to learn, celebrate and make a positive impact.
  • Regular team get togethers, from our High Fives to our (pretty special!) team parties – we know how to have a good time!
  • The chance to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding.
  • Join an innovative, fast-growing, international group that is shaking things up on the hospitality scene.
  • Excellent discounts across The Hoxton and the global Ennismore family.

Job Description

What you'll do...

  • Set the brand standards for the bar.
  • Recruit, lead, train and motivate the bar team in delivering exceptional service, helping them improve their skills and providing support for career development.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Drive sales and maximise profits whilst controlling operational expenses.
  • Supervise stock rotations for the soft and alcoholic drinks and catering supplies.
  • Ensure that there is enough equipment to ensure smooth operations, inventory to follow stock in place and order to be pass accordingly.
  • Increase sales through your innovative and creative approach and reliable advice.
  • Guarantee the respect of procedures governing cash operations, administration and audits, in line with the hotel policy.
  • Control all equipment in the bar to ensure full par stocks.
  • Maintain high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety.
  • Run monthly the inventory, analyses beverages ratios results and optimize the target.


What we're looking for…

  • Individuals. You’re looking for a place where you can be you; no clones in suits here.
  • Passion for hospitality – whether that’s a drink, a meal, an event or a bed for the night.
  • You’re all about having a positive impact on the people you interact with, leaving them with a memorable experience.
  • You’re not precious. We leave our egos at the door and help get shit done.
  • You’re up for doing things differently and trying (almost) everything once.
  • If we got stuck in a lift together, we’d have a good time and share a few laughs.
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun along the way.
  • You have a high level of verbal and written communication skills and competent computer skills
  • 2+ years of experience as a Bar Manager.
  • You will have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • You love spices/herbal herbs and know how to extract their best flavour.
  • You have a passion in mixology and have a creative sense for decoration to add that special touch.
  • The ability to lead, motivate and influence your team.
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