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Head Bartender Position - St James Bar, Sofitel London St James
About Us: Situated within the exquisite ambiance of Sofitel London St James, our St James Bar epitomises French sophistication in the heart of London. With meticulous attention to detail, we offer an array of fine spirits, wines, and handcrafted cocktails, creating an unparalleled experience for our guests. Renowned for our commitment to excellence, St James Bar has proudly received numerous prestigious awards, celebrating our dedication to setting the standard for sophistication and innovation in mixology. These accolades serve as a testament to our unwavering pursuit of perfection and our relentless passion for delivering exceptional hospitality.
Job Overview: Embark on a journey to elevate your career and assume the esteemed role of the Head Bartender at St James Bar. As a pivotal member of our team, you will excel mixology to become the visionary leader assigned with crafting exquisite cocktails and curating unforgettable experiences for our discerning guests. If you possess a fervent passion for delivering unparalleled service, coupled with a natural ability to inspire and lead your team to unparalleled heights of excellence, then this opportunity represents the pinnacle of your professional aspirations.
- Inspire and lead our bar team to deliver a level of service that surpasses expectations, ensuring every guest's experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
- Curate and continuously evolve an innovative cocktail menu that is both seasonally inspired and exquisitely crafted.
- Maintain unwavering standards of beverage quality, presentation, and consistency, reflecting the pinnacle of sophistication.
- Oversee inventory management with precision, optimising efficiency in ordering and stock control to uphold the bar's esteemed reputation.
- Uphold meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accurate posting of guests' checks at the conclusion of each service period.
- Assist the Bar and Beverage Manager with stock management, implementing controls to ensure accuracy in pricing updates.
- Mentor and cultivate the skills of our bar team, fostering their growth in both mixology expertise and the art of impeccable customer service.
- Uphold the highest standards of cleanliness and organisation within the bar area, adhering meticulously to health and safety regulations.
- Collaborate seamlessly with the Bar and Beverage Manager to assist in achieving our collective goals of revenue growth and sustained profitability.
- Taking an active role in engaging with social media platforms, serving as a dynamic advocate for the bar and Sofitel London St James
- Actively participating in the recruitment process for the bar department, utilising your insights and experience to identify candidates.
- Ensuring smooth operations and a motivated team ready for success by assisting with schedules, sales incentives, training, and additional outlet responsibilities.
- Proven track record of excellence in a Head Bartender or similar leadership role within the luxury hospitality sector.
- Extensive knowledge and appreciation of spirits, wines, and current cocktail trends, coupled with an innate flair for creativity.
- Demonstrable expertise in mixology, with a portfolio showcasing your ability to craft unique and memorable cocktails.
- Exceptional leadership skills, coupled with outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
- Thrives in a fast-paced, high-end environment, consistently delivering excellence under pressure.
- Possesses an innate passion for delivering unparalleled customer service experiences.
- In-depth understanding of health and safety regulations within a hospitality setting.
- Holds relevant certifications and training in mixology and beverage service.
- Must be entitled to work in the UK.
What is in it for you:
In return, we offer fantastic industry leading rewards and benefits, including:
A competitive salary, Loyalty bonus of £1.300,00 per year and service charge
Free stays in the UK or Ireland (4 nights/year) with your family or friends
Meals free of charge while on duty
Be part of the largest hospitality group in Europe
Sofitel experience - enjoy one night in the hotel - breakfast included
Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
Exceptional opportunity for personal training and development
Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
Social events and activities...
And many more exciting benefits