Retail and Beverage Manager - Newmarket Racecourse

Up to £27,000 based on experience
24 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Ms Felicity Dyson
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Full Time

Newmarket and Huntingdon Racecourse offers the exhilarating excitement of world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conference & events facilities,

The main role of the Retail and Beverage Manager is to plan and deliver all race day and non-race day liquor support to the highest of quality and efficiency. The main objective is to ensure the smooth planning and delivery of the day to day and race day hospitality function within unit, to our clients and customers whilst managing the business need and performance standards. 

Package description

Up to £27,000 based on experience

5 out of 7 days - flexibility required during race days

A fantastic multi-site role taking ownership of the Retail and Beverage Operation at these fast paced, exciting venues.

Main responsibilities

Our team at Newmarket Racecourse are looking to recruit a Retail and Beverage Manager to join their team! 

As a Retail and Beverage Manager you will oversee the smooth delivery of race day operations at Newmarket and Huntingdon Racecourse. Due to the nature of our racing season, you will need to be flexible in your approach to work, as you will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

As Retail and Beverage Manager you will assist in the planning, preparation and running of all fixed and temporary bar outlets. You will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, engaging and have good attention to detail. 

The job role will also involve supervising casual staff on race days, with a focus on training, product knowledge and stock control in individual areas.  

On a race day the Retail and Beverage Manager must also be confident in building and maintaining client and customer relations whilst leading the team by communicating and motivating individuals effectively towards the achievement of set objectives.

Ideal candidate
  • Previous cellar and beverage management experience, within a large complex with multiple bar/cellar operations
  • Positive attitude and friendly approach
  • Commercial experience in a fast paced, high volume environment (essential)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be innovative and the ability to offer new ideas
  • Experience of working with a client group
  • High degree of IT proficiency
  • Ability to lead others
  • Engaging, enthusiastic, sociable and motivated (essential)
  • Able to influence and operate at all stakeholder levels
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing priorities
About the company

Compass Group UK & Ireland offers excellent career and development opportunities, as an organisation that's proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent. That's why we offer a number of courses and qualifications for our talented Managers. For our future stars, we have The Academy and Accelerate programmes which will equip you for a career in Catering Management. For established managers, we have our Evolve programme which will hone your existing skills and add to your managerial capabilities. We’re also Edexcel approved, so you can be sure you are getting the best training available to you. So whether you are a Future Star with big aspirations or an established High Performer with a proven track record - there is a development plan for you. If this isn’t enough, we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and life assurance, sick pay, and company discounts. And because life isn't only about work, we offer a good annual leave entitlement too.

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