Bar Manager – Hotel News ME

Responsibilities of the bar manager position:

  • Maintains inventory.
  • Create food and drink menus.
  • Determines employee schedules.
  • Ensures the bar is well stocked and clean.
  • Tracks customer behavior and sales.
  • Maintains budget and monitors costs.
  • Maintains beverage recipe documentation.
  • Oversees the planning of special events.
  • Appropriately delegates tasks to staff.
  • Selects and purchases alcoholic beverages and other supplies.
  • Supervises staff including bartenders and barbacks and in some cases bouncers, servers and/or kitchen staff.
  • Hires, trains, promotes and, if necessary, disciplines or fires staff.
  • Selects music, books bands, and provides decor and marketing information, including social media and other forms of advertising.
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with suppliers.
  • Uses POS tracking technology and bar and restaurant management platforms.

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Bar Manager Qualifications/Skills:

  • Accomplished mixologist.
  • Excellent multitasking ability.
  • Skills for problem solving.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership ability.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of the Food, Beverage and Hospitality industries.
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to maintain restraint in stressful situations.
  • Ability to defuse tense interactions.
  • Judgment and creativity.
  • Ease with math.
  • At ease with reception and sales technology platforms.
  • Enthusiasm and a lot of energy.

Education, experience and licensing requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Associate’s degree or higher in hotel and restaurant management an asset.
  • Bartending license.
  • First experience in a bar or restaurant.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with POS tracking technology and bar and restaurant management platforms.