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House of Blues Bar Manager in Leeds, United States

Job Summary:

Venue: O2 Academy Leeds

Company: Academy Music Group

Location: Leeds

Reports to: General manager

Working hours: Full-time Role The bar manager is responsible for multiple bars, stock control procedures and management of a large and diverse team of front-of-house employees. The role is to ensure our bars’ operation is executed to the highest standard across a wide variety of live performances, from high profile shows to late-night club events. The bar manager will work closely with the general manager to drive financial success and achieve annual company targets. Our Team Our bar manager is a senior member of the management team at O2 Academy Leeds, one of the most prestigious and iconic venues in the city, where our shows and events are as diverse as the individuals within it. With a positive and supportive approach, the successful candidate will inspire a dedicated, creative team, drive our core values of excellence and inclusivity, and deliver the very best experiences in live entertainment. About You

  • Personal licence holder

  • Experience in bar management within the hospitality industry or live venues

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and EPOS systems

  • Competent in cellar management

  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and licensing

  • Proven track record of bar sales, GP and yield

    What We Need

  • Drive key product ranges and develop promotions

  • Maximise sales opportunities (spend-per-head / profit-per-customer)

  • Demonstrable leadership and motivation of others

  • Enthusiasm for the live events and hospitality industry

  • Flexibility to work irregular hours (weekends/evenings/public holidays)

  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills

    What You’ll Be Doing

  • Recruitment and training of front-of-house employees

  • Stock management, ordering and regular stock-takes

  • Smooth running of operational responsibilities

  • Management of a large team

  • Achieving targets as set by the general manager

  • Assist in forecasting revenues and cost control

  • Financial reporting

  • Cash management

  • Processing weekly payroll

  • Duty management at live events

  • Liaison with suppliers, partners and head office

  • Bars and cellars maintenance and repair and service management

  • Supervision of deliveries

  • First-class client and customer service

  • Highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene across all bar operations

    Equal Opportunities We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the standard rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and home life. As a growing business, we’ll encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities. Reality Check While this is a great opportunity in an exciting industry, this is not just a chance to see shows for free! The role is not your ordinary nine-to-five and the industry is demanding, with sometimes long and unsociable hours. The excitement and energy of the shows and events we create comes from the hard work and dedication we commit to our work, and this position is no exception so get ready to bring your very best to the role. Our Company Academy Music Group (AMG) is the UK’s leading owner and operator of live music and entertainment venues with award-winning credentials. Several of our historic theatres are unique institutions of British music and culture and our vision is to inspire artists and audiences by hosting unforgettable live performances.

AMG is part of Live Nation Entertainment which is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, LN Media

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.

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