Wine and Sprit Bar Business Development and Operations Director

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -012023-101849 Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 Experience Level: Director / Multi-Unit Managers

Job Description

Do you have a background in operations and business development for restaurants? Do you like Wine and spirits? Are you passionate, presentable, and personable in front of the public? Do you enjoy working hard, developing new ideas, and making people happy?

Wine and Spirit Bar Business Development and Operations Director Qualifications:
  • 3+ Years as a Director or Multi-Unit director for an UPSCALE bar or restaurant
  • Wine and spirit retail knowledge and experience
  • Somm or WSET certification preferred
  • Expert financial knowledge
  • New Restaurant opening experience
  • Presentable, marketable, and confident persona- comfortable with public attention
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time

Wine and Spirit Bar Business Development and Operations Director Responsibilities:
  • Manage the operations of all wine and spirit bars and tasting rooms
  • Create and foster relationships with local wine and spirit producers
  • Negotiate prices with wine and spirit vendors
  • Scout, sell, and open new locations for successful concepts
  • Increase and develop a retail program

Wine and Spirit Bar Business Development and Operations Director Benefits:
  • Excellent base salary
  • Attainable bonus
  • 401K with match
  • MVD benefits
  • Other amazing benefits!

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Benjamin Riggs
Senior Recruiter & Training Coach
Pinnacle Billers Member

Benjamin Riggs is a people-passionate and introspective former chef with transcendent character and cultural insight.
Benjamin began his career cooking as the head cook at a Boy Scout camp when he was 16 and still claims that it was the hardest job of his life. He worked his way up through fine dining establishments to the level of Sous Chef while studying Philosophy at Washington State University in eastern Washington. Afterward, he moved around Washington State, working in many different restaurants that include corporate, high-volume, independent, artisanal settings, including within luxury hotels and on yachts.
Using his background in Ethical Philosophy and his Master's in Business Administration, Benjamin worked as an independent restaurant coach and counsel. He helped turn around struggling independent restaurants and usher culture change in toxic environments. Benjamin's culinary capacities aside, his true passion was building, guiding, and developing teams and positive workplaces.
Benjamin enjoys working with job-seeking candidates who are all too easily overlooked for nonconformity of their resumes and backgrounds. Additionally, he enjoys helping potential employers see the diamond in the rough. He also relishes in working with employers looking for a unique person for a unique position and hunting unicorns. He believes that the key to a great employer-employee match is a common shared system of values and priorities for the business and workplace.
Benjamin lives in Washington State, where he enjoys the richness and bounty of the Northwest, including hiking, foraging, and fishing. He enjoys the garden and raising his twin boys.
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