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Food & Beverage Controller

Ankole Grill
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

  • 3 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in a similar role preferably in a 4 star or 5 Star establishment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance / Accounting / Commerce
  • Working knowledge of financial principles & F&B controls
  • Working knowledge of Inventory & POS Systems – Micros Fidelio / Materials Controls is preferable
  • Administration and leading high effective teams
  • Good computer skills: MS Excel, MS Word. Receiving Software, Inventory system QuickBooks & Micros POS
  • Hospitality certification is a plus,
  • HACCP and hygiene training
  • Excellent personal hygiene and grooming habits.
  • Customer service oriented with a lively, energetic, and outgoing personality.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong safety and hygiene awareness


  • Prepare, generate on a monthly basis reports for distribution to the Management Accountant and concerned Heads of Department.
  • Participate in planning daily salvage, control and usage of usable left over food items.
  • Continuously review and furnish current portion cost information to the General Manager, Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef, so that they can adequately price menus.
  • Monitor cost control for staff meals and calculate the cost of employees’ meals each month
  • Takes regular bar stocks and produce bar stock take results.
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory of the beverage store room.
  • Maintain daily records of cost, potential sales and actual sales, investigate any significant variances.
  • Cost requisitions and direct issues on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to produce a Daily Food Cost Report and Beverage Cost report.
  • Analyze actual cost vs budget and share the red flags on the variances for effective decision making.
  • Control the stores by ensuring accuracy of inventory, stock control and the pricing of good received.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of all costs, prices and ensuring all the cost / prices measurement controls are within budget and advice of any deviations.
  • Responsible for ensuring optimal inventory holding and ensures the SLOBs (Slow Moving Obsolete) inventory cost is at minimum and no carrying forward of obsolete and expired stock.
  • Responsible for inventory reconciliation i.e. physical stock with the stock in the system and advising management on the root cause of deviations (if any).
  • To undertake the function of stock taking and confirm the periodic stock on a regular basis by working closely with the designated process owners.
  • Check and ensure that no material is issued out from the store without requisition or approval from the respective department head.
  • Check the menu pricing on the POS systems and ensure the correct prices are loaded.
  • Make periodical checks on the value of the restaurant food as compared to posted food totals including carry out spot checks on bin cards.
  • File food and beverage reports; review trading margins and performance reports daily, weekly and monthly with management.
  • Ensures that monthly inventory of food, beverage, cutlery, crockery, glassware, cleaning materials, re-saleable, empties, linen, stationery, and disposable is taken and computed.
  • Preparation of data for presentation in the finance meeting.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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