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Food & Beverage Director - Aberdeen IronBirds (Aberdeen, MD)


The successful Director, Food & Beverage will oversee all food and beverage operations at The Ripken Experience-Aberdeen, including those at Ripken Stadium. The Director oversees a staff and operation that supports amateur baseball, professional baseball, catering, premium clubs and luxury suites, and events. As the leader of the department, the Director will be responsible for all financial, personnel and food quality verticals.


As our Director of Food & Beverage, you will:

  • Design and implement an annual Strategic Plan, including menus and operations efforts, to increase revenues, selection and quality, all while improving customer service and minimizing food and labor costs

  • Supervise full-time staff and seasonal staff members including. 

  • Oversee ordering and inventorying of food and beverage materials and supplies

  • Provide timely sales reports and flash summaries to the General Manager for all events, including third-party events

  • Working with Concessions Manager, create standard operating procedures for all locations

  • Negotiation contracts with vendors and work with third-party contractors to ensure cutting edge, financially beneficial relationships

  • Oversee hiring and training process of all seasonal employees

  • Prepare budgets and operate under budgetary guidelines; forecast for the future

  • Create and promote a synergistic relationship with team members in all departments, service groups, and business entities

  • Provide feedback, ideas and recommendations to senior management

  • Other duties as assigned


We require:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of Food & Beverage operations experience at a manager- or director-level

  • Ability and willingness to multi-task

  • Excellent people-management skills and extensive experience in managing employees at many levels

  • Strong time-management skills, coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • At least 1 year previous experience in budgeting/forecasting

  • Effective customer service skills

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that will strive to provide the highest quality of F&B operations to external customers


We STRONGLY prefer:

  • Prior experience with F&B in a professional sports environment

  • Experience with Quest POS

Special Physical Requirements of the Job/Working Conditions:

  • Use of hands, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Routinely lift up to 50 lbs. pounds- at least 50% of the time

  • Routinely exposed to extreme hot/cold conditions

  • Routinely exposed to dust and particles

  • Routinely exposed to loud noises

  • Required to work flexible schedule based on the needs of the business

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