Assistant Bar Manager

Who We Are

HYDE Hotel is one of the most popular hotels and bars in Galway, owing to its excellent service, unique ambience, and dedicated staff. We’re focused on style with substance, whether that means high-quality cuisine served with a flourish, craft cocktails made with flair, or eye-catching surroundings that equal great stays. Our hotel’s aesthetic and service are important parts of HYDE Hotel, but our people are who we are. That’s why we’re looking for an Assistant Bar Manager who lives our values and is keen to help elevate our standards even further. Does this sound like you?

Who You Are

You’re a hospitality hero, and you’re excited about the idea of working in one of Galway’s most popular hotels and bars. Putting smiles on customers’ faces appeals to you, and you’re passionate about doing the right thing and thinking ahead. You enjoy collaborating with team-mates, leading them, and making sure that the bar runs seamlessly. As Assistant Bar Manager, you’ll help manage and lead all bar operations to deliver the financial success of the Food & Beverage function.

Key Deliverables and Responsibilities

  •  To lead the Bar department and execute the strategy to achieve department goals.
  • To support the Food & Beverage Manager/GM in the strategic running of the hotel Bar.
  • To review and report staff performance
  • To retain and develop employees
  • Manage all training from on-boarding through to development
  • Managing Staff and delegating duties
  • Deliver departmental monthly meetings
  • Attend weekly management meetings
  • To engage in the recruitment process by partaking in interviews, overseeing trials and making hiring decisions
  • To ensure new staff are fully trained and supported during on-boarding period
  • To ensure all staff are up to date with IACT training
  • Manage correct set-up and service of Bar, floor, lobby and glass corridor for all service times and ensure consistency at all times
  • Hands on approach to service required
  • Support Restaurant in absence of Restaurant management
  • To maximise profitability and identify new sources of revenue and product development
  • To create and develop new beverage menus
  • Liaison with Sales and Marketing on the beverage promotional programme for the year ensuring profitability
  • Attend monthly commercial meetings
  • Produce beverage package/ deal ideas
  • Support/Oversee events in the hotel to ensure excellence in service at all times.
  • To liaise with reservations parties to ensure all booking requirements for F&B are correct and delivered.
  • To effectively manage and forecast staff rosters, to finalise rosters and then rectify variances going forward
  • To be responsible for payroll costs for department and to ensure they are meeting their forecasted payroll costs
  • To ensure all shifts are inputted correctly into Alkimii and are signed off.
  • Cash handling and control
  • Management and control of stock
  • Complete requisitions to replenish shortages or additional items needed for the anticipated business.
  • Responsibility for all beverage purchases, inventories and stock levels within the operation
  • Ensure all beverage deliveries are checked, signed in and accepted on hotels procurement system
  • Work closely with HR to ensure compliance with licensing regulations, health & safety, employment regulations and other statutory regulations.

Core Competencies

  • Customer orientated
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and delegation
  • Decisiveness
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge of food and beverage
  • Pro-activeness
  • Training
  • Approachable
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Strategic thinking

Professional requirements and Experience:

  • Proven track record from a similar role with emphasis on Food & Beverage leadership from a Bar/Hotel in Ireland
  • Hospitality/ Event Management Degree desirable
  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours
  • Fluent in English written and verbal

For further information or to apply for this role, please contact Human Resources / 091 38 1200.

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