Assistant Manager F & B at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa's first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent's critical social and economic problems.This position is local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria. We are seeking for suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below in an Hotel Division:Job Title: Assistant Manager F & BLocation: YolaDepartment: AUN HotelReport to: F&Bs ManagerReport for: All F&B Outlets ManagerSummary of PositionPosition Overview:The Assistant Manager manages all aspects of the department including but not limited to operations, planning, budgeting with hotel policies and procedures.The Assistant Manager provides leadership and support to all staff members of the Food and Beverages, implements and enforces the AUN Hotel Standards of Excellence in all areas supervised.Job Summary:Assist the Food & Beverage Manager in the supervision of all Food and Beverage operations in order to ensure that the highest quality standards are met for food, service and cleanliness.Specific DutiesAverage Percent of Time:(15%): Train, supervise and schedule food and beverage staff in accordance with business needs, productivity and service standards.15%: Develop all F&B outlet including Catering menus, i.e. Banquet Food and Beverage marketing strategies.20%: Implement new menus and promotions, such as holiday and special event promotions.10%: Utilize computer equipment to analyze, forecast, cost, and revenue reports and make decisions based on that information to ensure maximizing of profits.10%: Observe Food and Beverage outlet operations along with Catering Banquet & Meeting and take needed action to ensure standards of product presentation and service are being maintained. Taste test Food and Beverage products for consistency.15%: Respond to guest inquiries and coordinate special arrangements and requests in Food and Beverage outlets with emphasis on Catering, all Banquets and outlets F&B operations.10%: Assist outlet managers in coordinating services from support departments, such as maintaining adequate stock of linen.Other:Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by AUN Hotel from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with AUN Hotel rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Employees who violate Hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.Supportive FunctionsIn addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:Visit and observe competitive hotel and restaurant operations to keep abreast of marketing techniques and promotions.Perform duties of restaurant manager when necessary to ensure proper management coverage is maintained.Perform line employees job functions as needed under high volume and emergency situations.Other duties as assigned by the Food and Beverage Manager.Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and AbilityThe individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:Knowledge of overall Food and Beverage industry, current market trends and federal, state and local laws pertaining to the hospitality industry, i.e. Department of Health and Sanitation regulations...Ability to access, understand and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers and staff, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, empathy and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.Ability to move throughout the hotel property and continuously perform essential job functions.Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in both English and Hausa (optional), both verbally and in writing. 

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