OCEAN - Restaurant Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESTAURANT MANAGER

 

A VIKING LEADERSHIP ROLE

As a Viking Shipboard Leader, you represent Viking’s values and leadership philosophy (Hávamál). You are a hospitality professional who demonstrates passion for excellence, who takes ownership for your areas of responsibility, and who believes in empowering your team with the skills, knowledge and tools to succeed. You are an exceptional role model for the Viking Family and have strong motivation to achieve the company’s goals and objectives. You are flexible, stress resistant, focused, and a truly committed team member.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • The Restaurant Manager ensures efficient food and beverage (F&B) operations and maintains high production, productivity, quality, and guest-service standards in accordance with Viking’s STAR Service Standards.
  • You are required to implement and maintain all service standards as determined by the Corporate Office, and it is your duty to provide your team with ongoing training and support.
  • It is your responsibility to create a friendly, guest-oriented service culture to ensure Guest satisfaction and repeat business, which in turn, will increase revenue and profitability of the company.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and execute F&B related ship functions and special events; conduct daily menu presentations, in conjunction with the Executive Chef.
  • Estimate & plan consumption, ordering and forecasts, and maintain inventories at par level; conduct inventories on a monthly basis and create accurate & realistic quarterly orders, with a business - orientated mindset, contributing to the financial success of our company.
  • Organize the opening & closing routines for your entire team and schedule opening & closing hours for all your outlets, depending on Guests’ and operational needs; demonstrate ownership for all maintenance related matters in the Restaurant Department.
  • Identify opportunities to improve service delivery in accordance with Viking’s STAR Service Standards, by incorporating feedback from the Restaurant Team.
  • Greet and welcome our Guests and check on their well-being, while on duty, at all times
  • Minimize equipment loss/damage, and maintain immaculate cleanliness standards in relevant areas, by applying safe working policies and procedures, according to all Public Health Policies, and ensuring that all equipment is sanitized and returned accordingly, after each use.
  • Be familiar with the Human Resources Manual & Shipboard Training; have an in-depth understanding of the working hours policies & procedures; be familiar with crew contracts and work schedule hours/week, to maintain working hours paperwork and if necessary, correct entries for payroll.
  • Lead and support a multi-cultural team, maximizing crew satisfaction, productivity and retention; meet with Team Leaders on a daily basis for “The Daily Reunion”, to provide feedback & operational updates as well as to ensure that your department is performing to Viking’s STAR Service Standards.
  • Regularly inspect that the mise-en-place for all areas are prepared 15 minutes prior to service.
  • Provide the highest level of comfort and service to Guests, as per Viking’s STAR Service Standards and all Public Health Policies; manage service according to Guest flow, embarkation & disembarkation, sea day activities & other activities; assign crew for dis-/embarkation and luggage duty.
  • Identify potential STARS, and assist, train & lead them to success; implement and motivate a culture of ownership & responsibility and provide the necessary guidance/training and information to the Restaurant Team, in accordance with company standards and operational needs. 
  • Provide competent leadership to all direct reports. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conducting performance reviews, including discipline as needed, ensuring Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) compliance and onboard training, succession planning, crew communication and recognition.
  • Ensure you always wear the appropriate and task specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for your duties onboard. Always use correct lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
  • Uphold impeccable grooming standards within your team at all times by complying with Viking’s Image and Uniform Standards.
  • Ensure that company property is appropriately secured and protected, especially during rough weather conditions, in order to prevent unnecessary loss or damage.
  • Ensure that all Human Resources related issues are handled properly and fairly, in line with Viking’s Policies, Procedures and Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrates outstanding flexibility: able to work at different times of the day, under pressure and reflect a positive can-do attitude and the best image of Viking at all times.
  • Become knowledgeable and ensure your team are knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call, shore excursions and shipboard activities such as events, entertainment and programs.
  • Positively contribute to achieving/succeeding Restaurant KPI goals (quality & financial) for the Restaurant Department; have full knowledge about safety & security procedures and can operate in line with all Public Health, Environmental and Safety & Security Policies; participate in all training concerning onboard training, safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company. This document describes the primary activities, duties and responsibilities of this position. Your manager or supervisor may assign additional duties and responsibilities to you.

 

YOUR PROFILE:

  • A required minimum of 3 years plus experience as a Restaurant Manager or similar position, within a 5 Star hospitality and/or restaurant environment. Experience working on a ship is an advantage.
  • Fluent in English - must have excellent English communication skills to clearly communicate to the Restaurant Team and Guests. The ability to speak additional languages is an advantage.
  • Must have experience in leading multi-cultural teams; flexible, stress resistant, committed team player; strong administration skills are preferred and must be proficient with PC based databases, spread sheets, and word processing systems.
  • Guest-focused, service-oriented, positive personality, professional appearance and impeccable hygiene standards are required, with excellent knowledge of all Public Health Policies; team builder with exceptional work ethic, motivational skills and coaching abilities.

 

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures & STAR Service Standards within the department.
  • Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated Grooming Standards.
  • The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description if necessary, at any point of time during her/his employment.

 

 

Position:                    Restaurant Manager

Supervisor:               Hotel General Manager

Direct reports:           Restaurant Supervisor, Head Waiter, Waiter, Assistant Waiter, Café Attendant, Crew Mess Attendant

Line manager:          Hotel General Manager

 

 

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”


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