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VP Food & Beverage at OTO Development

VP Food & Beverage

OTO Development Spartanburg, SC (Onsite) Full-Time

Salary Range: $180,000


OTO Development Vice President, Food & Beverage

We are recruiting for a Vice President, Food & Beverage with executional expertise in hospitality food and beverage to lead our $44 million F&B operation at our hotels coast to coast.

The Vice President, Food & Beverage is responsible for driving the overall F&B revenue, profit, guest satisfaction and team member development for our portfolio. From setting strategic goals to executing tactical plans, this position ensures exceptional service and quality that exceeds guest expectations. This position requires frequent overnight travel to hotels across the country but is based in our home office in Spartanburg, SC. Relocation to Spartanburg County is required.

This role will work closely with development, purchasing, marketing, public relations, sales and operations teams so collaboration, teamwork, strong communication skills are utilized daily. Our ideal candidate has a knowledge of and passion for food and beverage, catering and events experience, strong organizational and analytical skills.

Here's what you'll do: Partner with key stakeholders to understand and drive the overall business (revenue, profit, quality and guest satisfaction).

  • Identify opportunities and implement strategies to enhance revenue, guest service and profitability.
  • Develop culinary programs for a wide range of outlets in our hotels
  • Develop processes for executing successful catering and banquet events
  • Serve as a liaison between all departments ensuring brand focus and activation feasibility
  • Ideate through brainstorming and research to come up with wish lists of possible concepts for new outlets as well as activations for existing outlets
  • Vet new activations through budget projections and operational model viability
  • Make recommendations for operations staffing structure and assist with identifying, hiring, training and developing team members.
  • Evaluate new property opportunities with the real estate and development teams. Create F&B layouts that correspond and complement existing overall site plans and layouts
  • Develop and implement property-specific innovative strategies including budget considerations, marketing goals, and 360-degree activation plans to support the hotels' business objectives for the F&B segment
  • Selects the best opportunities for the hotels F&B outlets based on market conditions and hotel needs; then conduct performance analysis of past F&B programs/events and adjust strategies accordingly to enhance future initiatives.
Your strengths include:
  • Financial acumen - understands how to analyze a p&l and create actionable goals
  • Communication - must have strong skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong understanding of food and beverage marketing and operations
  • Positive and inspiring leadership
  • Being resourceful and detail oriented
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing with ease in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major.
  • Minimum 8 years of hospitality related experience in a senior role in operations or catering and events is required, ideally in a multi property role
  • Prior experience opening new hotels and F&B venues is desirable.
  • Experience successfully leading and managing teams
  • Experience creating, working with, and managing budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to think both creatively and strategically
  • Strong F&B knowledge including staffing, equipment needs and culinary
  • Experience conceptualizing, producing and executing culinary events, sometimes in unconventional locations
  • Existing vendor contacts a plus

Skills & Knowledge
  • Results driven strategic thinker
  • Adaptability - Develops strategies and identifies resources to implement and manage change; models flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates the need for change in a positive way that encourages commitment
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.
  • Applied Business Knowledge - Understanding market dynamics, enterprise level objectives and important aspects of our business to accurately diagnose strengths and weaknesses, anticipate opportunities and risks, identify issues, and develop strategies and plans. Aligning individual and team actions with strategies and plans to drive business results.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services, or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Diversity relations, customer service orientation, teamwork
  • Organization - Orientation, multi-tasking, time management

Physical Requirements for this Position

You must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time as the job dictates.

Travel Requirements

This position requires up to 40% travel. Travel is outside the local area and overnight

About OTO

OTO Development (OTO) is a one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the lodging industry. As an industry leader, OTO develops, owns, and operates award-winning select-service hotels in key markets across the U.S. with brand partners: Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. For six years, OTO has ranked on INC. 5000's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies and in 2018 was certified as a high-trust, high-performance workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute. We would love for you to join our team!

OTO provides competitive pay and benefit programs, including medical insurance options, dental and vison insurance, 401k with company match, company provided life insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, paid holiday time, travel discounts, and more.

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