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Associate Director of Beverage

Union Square Hospitality Group (853 Broadway)
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as an Associate Director of Beverage at USHG!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta, Manhatta and Porchlight to name a few!

The Associate Director of Beverage (ADB) is responsible for ensuring the excellence, creativity, brand promise and profitability of all bar and beverage programs within USHG (Both Union Square Events as well as Full-Service Restaurants).  The position serves as a leader, educator, coach and mentor to the Bar Managers and Beverage Liaisons as well as the bartenders and line staff as a whole. The ADB works with local leadership to make decisions that impact the financial health of the business and are responsible to do so in a way that is aligned with the culture and policies of USHG.  This position combines management of people with organization of staff education, creative input and financial responsibility in roughly equal parts. The Associate Director of Beverage actively embodies, inspires, and teaches skills that will elevate the core values and mission of Union Square Hospitality Group and will allow our bar programs to move forward in both quality and scope at a quick pace. 

As a valued member of our team, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities Include:

Beverage Program: Ensure the excellence and profitability of the bar programs within USHG 

Hospitality: Work with the entire management team and lead the service staff in ensuring that USHG provides unparalleled hospitality for every guest 

Service: Work with the Beverage Managers and Liaisons to define and lead the service staff in ensuring the excellence of the technical elements of service during each meal period, as outlined in the service manual 

Human Resources: Ensure compliance with and uphold the excellence of all aspects of USHG’s policies and practices

Operations & Profitability: Work with the entire management team and staff to ensure the efficiency and excellence of operations and profitability of USHG 

Personal Development: Work with the Director to define and achieve goals that will lead to personal and professional growth

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Excellent Beverage knowledge – including beer, wine and spirits
  • Excellent understanding of beverage inventory and cost management
  • Excellent knowledge of restaurant service team roles
  • 3 + years of restaurant beverage management experience
  • Strong Communication Skills (verbal/oral/listening)
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Understanding of Restaurant Systems (POS/Resy/Avero)
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university preferred
  • English
  • Spanish a plus
Skills & Requirements Qualifications