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Executive Wine Director at Spiegelworld Corporate

Company: Spiegelworld
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 2006, Spiegelworld is a quirk force of 550+ organizers, agitators, dreamers, doers, insiders, outsiders and iconoclasts of every flavor, on a mission to make the world a more art-filled, inspired and playful place, one unforgettable memory at a time. Scope Spiegelworld is looking for an experienced Wine Director to join its corporate team to support current operations and new concepts. This position will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and operating a competitively priced, thoughtfully curated, expertly executed wine program that is well-received by our guests, profitable to the business, and consistent with our brand. The Wine Director is expected to oversee all outlets under the Spiegelworld umbrella, be globally, and wide in its breadth, creative and complimentary to the food experience. The offerings should all be of the highest caliber in terms of product and execution. The ideal candidate will thrive in a creative environment. This role is responsible for curating the vision of the wine program and is ultimately accountable for the wine program's success. The Wine Director will be invited to participate in, influence and contribute to Spiegelworld's BEAF (Beverage, Entertainment, Art & Food) experience). This position will work closely with our Executive Beverage Director and reports directly to the Vice President of Hospitality. Responsibilities The following job functions are some, but not all, of those that will be essential to your position:

  • Building a wine beverage program that exceeds the guests' expectations and provides strong leadership while living our vision and values. Using thoughtful creativity to enhance our guests' experience.
  • Providing the necessary guidance, training, and systems to ensure goals are met in sales, in budgeted cost of sales, and in guest satisfaction.
  • Managing monthly beverage inventories, stock control, costing, purchasing, and budgeting.
  • Training the staff in wine offerings, general beverage knowledge, and service; mentoring, coaching and inspiring the staff; sourcing talent, interviewing wine sommeliers, hiring, and staffing the restaurant.
  • Actively developing F&B knowledge and instilling excitement and passion for food, beverage, and service in their team. Conducting regular education sessions for staff on products and techniques.
  • Participating in service/culinary education sessions
  • Teaching, training, and reinforcing our company culture and standards of professionalism and hospitality.
  • Manage administrative tasks which includes but is not limited to menu updates, inventory management, reviewing sommeliers labor scheduling, payroll, and other duties as required by the beverage department.
  • Attending wine fairs, wine tastings seminars, visiting wineries, building relationships.
  • Researching accessibility for fine wines, and negotiating preferred purchase programs.
  • Creating a business model to introduce bulk purchasing and aging wine, potentially having a centralized wine storage unit.
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with the various leaders in management, ownership, resort partners, and operations.
  • Understanding of the competitive market, business trends, and making proactive decisions to ensure profitability and growth.
  • Providing an unwavering commitment to excellence and hospitality, demonstrating it in every interaction and taking ownership on wine related of guest feedback
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our purveyors.
  • Maintaining a complete knowledge of:
    • All food menu items, specifications, and allergens.
    • Wine regions of the world, bottlings, verbiage, pairings, pricing, and the like.
    • Outlet standards for organization of back bar, service well, and storage areas.
    • Origins, operations, and concept/branding points of the concept.
    • knowledge and understanding of the CBA and operate in accordance with union representation to create a cohesive working environment.
    • Helping promote a safe and clean environment for guests and co-worker by following all health and safety regulations.
    • Holding and attending regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.
    • Following uniform and appearance standards.
    • Following all procedures and policies set forth by the company, division and department.
    • Further duties not currently listed in this outline may be added at the manager's discretion.
      • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in a fine dining restaurant in a senior-level management role overseeing a world-class beverage program, including bar and wine.
      • Sommelier level 3 or higher at an accredited institution required.
      • Skilled in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel (or equivalent) as well as a working knowledge of Point of Sales (POS) systems and operations
      • Experienced in daily fine dining restaurant operations and procedures.
      • Maintain expert knowledge of the characteristics and description of all spirits, beer, and every wine/champagne by the glass and major wines on the wine list.
      • Exhibit proper knowledge, selling techniques, service, and delivery of food and both non and alcoholic beverages.
      • A highly motivated and energetic personality with a strong commitment to excellence in hospitality.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all business contacts, guests, team members including management, fellow employees and guests.
      • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations.
      • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance.
      • Proven people management, motivation, and development skills to be an inspirational leader to the service team. Experience managing union staff is a plus
      • Passion for ensuring you and the service team deliver the highest standards consistently and ensuring that the guest is at the center of the experience.
      • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in an always changing, never dull, creative environment that creates memorable moments.
      • Possesses excellent communication (written and verbal), financial acumen and business management abilities.
      • Able to work in a nightlife atmosphere with loud music and flashing lights.
      • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work the occasional nights, weekends, and holidays.
      • Following a conditional offer of employment, able to show proof of being fully vaccinated, able to get vaccinated within the first 60 days of employment, or have a qualifying medical or religious exception.
      • Following a conditional offer of employment, able to show proof of being fully vaccinated, able to get vaccinated within 7 days, or have a qualifying medical or religious exception.
      • Willing to participate in employer-paid COVID-19 Mitigation protocols which include testing and onsite screening.
      • Must have valid work authorization for the US Preferred:
        • Experience opening a restaurant or bar, including training and setting standards for staff as well as creating SOPs for front and back of house.
        • Sommelier experiences gained in a fine dining restaurant operation.
        • Management positions held within multi-outlet hotel/resort integrated F+B programs.
        • Spirits and advanced wine certification.
        • Previous experience in special events / banquet functions and operations. From free benefits to competitive pay, Spiegelworld is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our eligible part-time and full-time employees. Benefits include 100% employer paid health coverage for employees, access to a network of support for our employees' health & well-being, and vacation time & paid time off including holiday pay opportunities. What's more, Spiegelworld offers employee discounts on goods and services that will help our employees live a better and healthier life.

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