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Bar Manager at Ci Siamo

Full Time
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Ci Siamo is the new restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and Chef Hillary Sterling, debuting this summer at Manhattan West. Celebrating the beauty of simplicity, Ci Siamo will center around live-fire cooking. The Italian-inflected menu takes inspiration from Chef Sterling’s extensive travels and is rooted in the understated excellence of seasonal ingredients and purposeful preparations. Ci Siamo, which loosely translates to “we’ve made it” or “we’ve arrived,” bridges the traditional with the contemporary to introduce a new space that is at once transportive yet warmly familiar. Ci Siamo looks forward to participating in New York’s revival, and welcoming the city to our home.

Who you are:

The Bar Manager is responsible for the oversight of all functions pertaining to beverage operations, including service, menu development, staffing & people development, bar maintenance, and administrative responsibilities such as inventory, recipe costing, and scheduling. The Bar Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Bar and Service team, ensuring a high functioning & high-quality bar and beverage program that is set up to create memorable moments of hospitality for our guests and meet our financial targets

What you’ll do

  • Actively participate in the cycle of service as a manager on the restaurant floor, providing support to all service staff as needed.
  • Maintain a compelling and brand-aligned cocktail and liquor program focusing on American whiskey and agave, a beer program to suit all tastes, that drives both value and engagement with guests, and keep wines by the glass in stock and ensure staff is well-versed in all offerings.
  • Ensure all beverage-related expenses are performing at or below budget.
  • Grow and maintain a thriving bar business and beverage program that meets and exceeds sales targets.
  • Ensure proper systems and procedures are in place and consistently enforced to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability of the bar program.
  • Perform monthly inventory of all beverage products on site, ensuring accurate accounting of all products used.
  • Provide ample training and education to the Service and Bar team members to ensure sound knowledge and proficiency of all beverage offerings, with the ability to offer suggestions and adjustments to meet guest needs.
  • Ensure that all POS systems, inventory systems, beverage lists and any other information related to the beverage program remain accurate and up to date and are understood by the team.
  • Maintains excellent organization, and cleanliness of the bar area, ensuring that all bar & beverage supplies and disposables are available, and the bar is DOH compliant at all times.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all leaders and line staff throughout service periods, ensuring effective and timely communication.
  • Provides feedback and guidance with excellence and hospitality in mind, ensuring that all team members have a pathway for growth and development.
  • Consistently looks for internal and external opportunities to build our growing team.
  • Ensure knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policies and procedures in addition to DOL/Health Department compliance as it pertains to the operation,

What we need from you:

  • 3+ years’ experience behind the bar in a similar environment, management experience strongly preferred 
  • Excellent food and beverage knowledge 
  • Excellent verbal & written communication 
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree or Certification in Hospitality-related field or equivalent expertise gained from time on the job 
  • English fluency required, Spanish preferred 

What you’ll get from us:

  • Annual compensation of $70,000, plus bonus potential*
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing
  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services through Radish Health
  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund

*The above represents the expected salary for this position. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your experience and other job-related factors.

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