Wine Director (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Part Time

  Monkey Bar

  New York, New York

Job Details

Monkey Bar, Hogsalt's newest restaurant in New York City, is seeking a Full Time Wine Director ($95,000-$110,000/year + Bonus Structure) to join our team!


Hogsalt is not your typical restaurant group.  Guests know us for transportive spaces and sumptuous fare, but what we are most proud of is the generosity we extend to our teams.  Our service team reimagines hospitality with energy and a sense of fun.  Our culinary team makes classic dishes so expertly that you'll remember why they became classics.  No matter which of our 20+ restaurants you visit, you'll see we're an organization that makes people — our guests and ourselves — happy.


We offer a full suite of benefits and perks including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401(k), commuter benefits, dining rewards, and Paid Time Off!


Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a passion for all things food and beverage.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Enjoys creating memorable guest experiences.
  • Leads in a positive fashion while multitasking and prioritizing workloads.
  • Pays rigorous attention to quality by upholding defined standards over time.
  • Guides and supports employees.
  • Is involved in the day-to-day operations of our restaurants.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2-5+ years of experience in full-service restaurants.
  • Must have open availability including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to ongoing changes.
  • Able to inspire, motivate, and develop employees.
  • Ability to identify problems and solve.
  • Proven track record in building high-performing teams.
  • Professional and confident verbal and written communication with guests, employees and ownership.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Inspire and lead an inclusive wine culture.
  • Be an advocate for wines of all price points and values.
  • Provide knowledgeable, humble wine education opportunities for teammates and guests.
  • Create and follow weekly, monthly, and quarterly forecasting for all beverage items.
  • Plan, forecast, execute, and track beverage orders.
  • Ensure all invoices are uploaded accurately every week; keep order guides current with items and pricing.
  • Procure high end wine selections through auctions & specialty distributors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Beverage Team, including getting approval for any new menu item.
  • Maintain pricing and packages for private event beverage offerings and participate in private event execution as needed.
  • Communicate and build strong relationships with vendors.
  • Enter all beverage related POS items into the system before service begins. 
  • Ensure accurate pricing for all beverage menu items in POS system.
  • Ensure all beverage storage areas (liquor room, wine coolers, wine racks, keg rooms, etc. ) are clean, organized, and working properly.
  • Maintain current menus that are aligned properly, have no spelling errors, have correct prices and correct vintages.
  • Be an active participant in all areas of the restaurant and constantly contribute to its success.
  • Train, motivate, inspire, develop, and manage a high performing team.
  • Maintain flexibility and willingness to adapt to ongoing changes.
  • Identify and solve problems with a positive mindset.
  • Process customer complaints with patience, grace, and generosity.
  • Adhere to food, health and safety standards.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed, including hiring, progressive discipline, and wage increases.
  • Participate in 6-month reviews for FOH hourly staff.

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