Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage Event Operations
Pacific National Exhibition
Vancouver, BC, CA
5d ago

Full-time Permanent

Date Posted : March 7, 2018

  • Who we are…
  • The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories.

    This 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $48 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams : the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-

    round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance.

    The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.

  • We are looking for a talented individual to join our PNE Food & Beverage Team, who will work under the direction of the Food &
  • Beverage Manager and assist with staffing and operations of the Food & Beverage outlets, events at Playland, as well as other year-

    round catered functions. The PNE fosters a challenging, dynamic and rewarding environment, and you will be surrounded by other committed and passionate team members striving to be the best.

    Join us and take part in putting together a number of exciting and impactful events that will leave lasting memories for our guests!

    Why join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
  • Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
  • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
  • On-site fitness center
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!
  • What will you do this year?

    In your role as an Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage , your primary accountabilities will be to :

  • Assist the Manager, Food & Beverage with the planning and execution of Playland food outlets, events / functions ensuring all guest requirements are met.
  • Assist with the management and execution of catered events / functions such as banquets, corporate BBQ’s, meetings, concerts, ensuring all guest requirements are met;
  • this may include : room set-up and tear down while supervising and assisting during event.

  • Assist with the Management of a large complement of frontline employees (Approx. 500 Seasonal Staff); provide instruction and direction to staff while trouble shooting food and beverage-
  • related issues during events.

  • Create staffing schedules ensuring that there are appropriate staffing levels for Playland F&B.
  • Oversee the recruitment, orientations and training of new employees on an as needed basis.
  • Oversee functions related to inventory administration including but not limited to ordering, receiving, and inventorying food and beverage products.
  • Follow up on any issues in order to improve service standards and accountable for all issues and concerns related to the Food &
  • Beverage department including a clean, well-maintained and safe working environment.

  • Enforce policies and procedures according to the Food & Beverage Department, FOODSAFE guidelines and all applicable legislation and company policies.
  • Liaise with clients to ensure functions are running smoothly and according to plan and individual budgets.

  • Determine, requisition and control cash floats, ensure adherence to established cash handling procedures, audit receipts, identify shortages and take corrective action as needed.
  • Assist with monitoring monthly and annual budget targets and participate in strategic planning with respect to food and beverage for the Annual Fair
  • Ensure that all operating equipment and supplies are properly cared for, stored and secured.
  • Act as a role model, provide guidance, leadership and management for direct reports and performance manage staff throughout employment
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • What else?

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role within the Food & Beverage Industry ;previous experience in a reputable, high volume Venue setting is considered an asset.
  • Must have successful completion of Grade 12; post-Secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • Must have knowledge of food & beverage / food outlet operations, and all applicable quality, hygiene and liquor licensing legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills to effectively motivate team members and address performance concerns with staff.
  • Outstanding written, oral communication and presentation skills; ability to speak, read, write and understand English for the purpose of written and oral instructions
  • Must have a proven track record of implementing and maintaining superior service standards : and the ability to communicate customer needs and resolve complaints independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Sufficient financial and tech savvy skills to perform billing and reconciliation duties.
  • Strong administrative capabilities including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and electronic and hard copy file management.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and effectively manage various situations involving clients.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, tenants, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Must be able to work on an event based work schedule which will require extended hours and workweeks throughout the year (weekends and late nights);
  • specifically during the Playland, Fair and Fright Nights Season (May to October).

  • Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.
  • Passionate
  • An effective leader
  • Proactive
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Solid work ethic
  • An advocate for excellent guest service
  • Where and when to APPLY?

    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at / jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled.

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