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Bistro & Event Manager

We are seeking a passionate, energetic, experienced, and highly motivated Bistro and Event Manager to join our team at Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley. Ex Nihilo is an established boutique winery located in picturesque Lake Country overlooking Okanagan Lake. The winery has an excellent reputation for producing premium wines and delivering a world-class guest experience. This is a dynamic role that requires an ambassador who will thrive in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple teams and a variety of responsibilities.
 
In coordination with our management team, this position will oversee guest experiences including Chaos Bistro and Events. The candidate will work with department managers and staff to ensure exceptional customer service standards and attention to detail. Responsibilities will include hiring, training, scheduling, coordination and planning.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS
  • The Bistro and Event Manager will be responsible for reaching agreed upon KPIs for each profit centre.
  • Collaborate with our Executive Chef to plan seasonal offerings as they relate to Tasting Experiences, Chaos Bistro and Events.
  • Be able to train, coach and mentor FOH staff, managing staff performance on a daily basis.
  • A strong communicator and able to maintain a professional, business like relationship with all staff, management, vendors, and guests.
  • Experienced with staff management, development, and goal setting.
  • Maintain desired inventory levels and controls for retail wine, merchandise, service supplies and materials.
  • Ensure opening and closing duties are followed according to checklists - ensuring compliance with all restaurant security procedures.
  • Ensure cash management procedures are completed timely and accurately.
  • Must have a valid Serving it Right Certification - Valid First Aid is considered an asset.
  • Adhere and comply with all company policies.
  • A strong in-depth knowledge of our wine product and suggest pairings, and ability to train staff to elevate their wine knowledge.
  • A strong in-depth knowledge of our food menus and our ingredients, showing an understanding and communication toward food allergies and dietary concerns.
  • A passion for building a strong rapport with all our customers, connecting with all incoming guests to ensure superior customer service it always met at an exceptional level
  • A strong understanding and compliance with our Health and Safety Programs
REQUIREMENTS
  • Applicants should have a minimum of at least 3 years of restaurant management and/or tasting room experience.
  • Minimal two year post-secondary education.
  • Must have proven leadership skills with the ability to train and motivate others to a superior level of customer service and adherence to all company policies.
  • A strong work ethic, great team player, regular/reliable attendance and a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • A strong ability to use and operate all relevant computer applications.
  • Exceptional written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must love working with people, entertaining guests and have a passion for the Okanagan wine industry.
  • The position’s requirements include standing for long periods, lifting up to 40lbs and working indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be available to work EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS and holidays as required.
  • The position provides competitive pay and benefits based on experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $45,000.00 per year
Benefits Include:
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Store discount
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay
Education: Bachelor's Degree or Completed Diploma (required)
Experience: Hospitality/Wine - 5 years (required)
Work Location: One location
 
Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@exnihilovineyards.com
 

Tasting Room Manager

We are seeking a passionate, energetic, experienced, and highly motivated Tasting Room Manager to join our team at Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley. Ex Nihilo is an established boutique winery located in picturesque Lake Country overlooking Okanagan Lake. The winery has an excellent reputation for producing premium wines and delivering a world-class guest experience. This is a dynamic role that requires an ambassador who will thrive in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple teams and a variety of responsibilities.
 
In coordination with our management team, this position will oversee all guest experiences in the Tasting Room and Wine Club Events. The candidate will work with department managers and staff to ensure exceptional customer service standards and attention to detail. Responsibilities will include hiring, training, scheduling, coordination, and planning. Experience in management and /or Human Resources is an asset.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS
  • The Tasting Room Manager will be responsible for reaching agreed upon KPIs for each profit centre.
  • Be able to train, coach and mentor Tasting Room staff; including sommeliers, winery ambassadors and bussers.
  • Maintain desired inventory levels and controls for retail wine, merchandise, service supplies and materials.
  • Ensure opening and closing duties are followed according to checklists - ensuring compliance with all restaurant security procedures.
  • Ensure cash management procedures are completed timely and accurately.
  • Must have a valid Serving it Right Certification - Valid First Aid is considered an asset.
  • Adhere and comply with all company policies.
  • A strong in-depth knowledge of our wines and the Okanagan Wine Industry. Must have the ability to train staff to elevate their wine knowledge.
  • A passion for building a strong rapport with all our customers, connecting with all incoming guests to ensure superior customer service it always met at an exceptional level.
  • A strong understanding and compliance with our Health and Safety Programs.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Applicants must have a minimum of at least 3 years of wine industry experience, AND a minimal of 1 year in a Tasting Room management role.
  • Minimal two year post-secondary education.
  • Must have proven leadership skills with the ability to train and motivate others to a superior level of customer service and adherence to all company policies.
  • A strong work ethic, great team player, regular/reliable attendance and a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • strong ability to use and operate all relevant computer applications.
  • Exceptional written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must love working with people, entertaining guests and have a passion for the Okanagan wine industry.
  • The position’s requirements include standing for long periods, lifting up to 40lbs and working indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • The position provides competitive pay and benefits based on experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00-$60,000.00 per year
Benefits:
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Store discount
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay
Education: Bachelor's Degree and Diploma (required)
Experience:
Hospitality/Wine: 5 years (required)
 
Work Location: One location
 
Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@exnihilovineyards.com
 
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