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Raffles Singapore, Singapore



Restaurant Manager, Butcher's Block


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Job Description

The Restaurant Manager of Butcher’s Block is responsible to support the Restaurant General Manager for supervising the overall operations and service standards of the outlet to meet and exceed guest’s dining experience expectations. As Restaurant Manager, you will be responsible for stepping up in the absence of the Restaurant General Manager to fulfil the role as the “face” and ambassador of the restaurant, leading the venue’s personality and soul. You will be expected to take ownership of the operations and to ensure that the business is optimised in line with the vision and financial projection set out by the management. We are looking for the right candidate to realise the aspirations to make Butcher’s Block one of Singapore’s most recognised and loved sustainable restaurant concept.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating a Food & Beverage destination within Raffles Hotel Singapore, maximising revenues, achieving financial and quality targets, marketing, confirming required staffing levels, conducting training and development of team members.

Primary Responsibilities

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Highly organised with strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Excel in a business environment) and ability to learn new programs/systems quickly.
  • Ability to work under pressure and remains within all set deadlines.
  • Identifies what needs to be completed and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations.
  • Understands, embraces, and integrates corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities.
  • Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent, genuine service to internal and external guests.
  • Executes project management including research of equipment, materials, supplies and methods, sourcing and negotiating with qualified suppliers or contractors, reviewing contracts, and quality control during all stages of the project.
  • Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the organisation together with Chef In-charge.
  • Maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilises, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards and goals.
  • Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others.
  • Makes choices or reaches conclusions by establishing objectives, gathering relevant information, identifying alternatives, setting criteria for the decision, and selecting the best option.
  • Systematically develops plans, prioritises, organises and manages resources in order to accomplish business goals within a specific time period.
  • Able to create ‘Colleague Welcome Kit’ in coordination with Talent & Culture.
  • Able to establish, review and adjust sequence of service if necessary.
  • Prepares training manual and conduct departmental service training in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-charge.
  • Develops pre-opening training schedule in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-charge.
  • Establishes colleague’s working schedule in line with operational requirements and regulations issued by Ministry of Manpower and local union.
  • Reviews simulation processes and updates evaluation criteria for smooth opening.
  • Creates simulation schedules, menus and critique forms in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.
  • Establishes operating par stock for OS&E and beverage.
  • Establishes menu pricing based on market knowledge and cost considerations in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.
  • Creates restaurant Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Establishes minimum/maximum of guest supplies in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.
  • Creates a maintenance equipment check list to be conducted on weekly basis with Engineering and Housekeeping team.
  • Establishes a monthly walk-through with Hygiene Officer in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.

Oversees Daily Operations and Achieving Targets

  • Forecasts sales, covers and payroll costs.
  • Supervises operation, ensuring sufficient manning coverage for operation.
  • Assigns the Assistant Manager and Supervisors with responsibilities and tasks that they are best suited for.
  • Ensures that all duties, tasks and services are carried out according to the required standards as prescribed by the hotel.
  • Consistently adheres to timelines of deliverables.
  • Maintains consistency in quality of food, beverage and service above all else in coordination with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.
  • Attends briefings and meetings held by the department and updates all latest policies as needed.
  • Possesses in depth and superior knowledge of all food and beverage menus and its preparations and presentations. This includes in depth and supervision knowledge of bar and wine operations.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in establishing, training and executing sales techniques and marketing plans.
  • Ensures cleanliness and appearance of the restaurant and related areas at all times and takes immediate action if needed or required.
  • Familiarises self with the company’s applicable processes, software and technologies (e.g. Micros, Avero, Material Control, etc.).
  • Revises and updates the outlet SOP annually.
  • Is present in the operation during all key meal periods.

Provides a Leading and Consistent Guest Experience

  • Promotes sales through direct guests’ contact. Constantly obtains guest feedback during operation to ensure satisfaction and builds and maintains loyal following/return guest’s database.
  • Handles guest complaints and comments competently and swiftly.
  • Leads the service and culinary team to personalise guest experience and in accordance to Hotel standards.
  • Builds strong relationship with local guests and builds loyal following as foundation for a successful operation.
  • Maintains levels of confidentiality and discretion of the guest, team members, operator at all times.

Management and Leadership of Outlet

  • Is a mentor and role model.
  • Proactive, innovative with in depth Food & Beverage and market knowledge.
  • Executes hands-on leadership by actively engaging in colleague support and guest service during all major meal periods.
  • Leads and supports the team to maintain consistent service standards while executing a collaborative and enabling leadership style. Conducts regular team meetings, provides trainings, arranges examinations and provides learning opportunities for all team members to reach highest standards and skill levels.
  • Coaches and trains team members to prepare them to move to the next level within 14 – 24 months.
  • Drives the team to achieve common goals and builds strong team work.
  • Uses the performance review process to identify and develops talent for growth.
  • Manages performance issues by using varied coaching styles.
  • Displays cultural affinity and shows empathy to all team members.
  • Reviews work performance of all colleagues to assure that established procedures and policies are being followed.
  • Enforces and upholds highest standards in discipline and knowledge of the contents in disciplinary actions. Actively enforces colleague motivation and team building.
  • Observes colleague’s individual performance, grooming and punctuality.
  • Performs colleague appraisals and executes disciplinary actions if required.
  • Provide a level of Safety and Security for guests and employees.
  • Assists in recruitment, induct and train the team who are competent and confident.
  • Ensures grooming and hygiene practices of colleagues are in line with Raffles Hotel Singapore and National Environmental Agency standards.
  • Attends daily meetings and all other meetings, which fall under his/her jurisdiction, follows directives given and advises Food & Beverage Operations Manager on topics of importance.
  • Attends monthly departmental meetings and communicates with the team. Follow up on projects assigned if any.
  • Checks daily opening and closing duties.

Marketing Plan and Revenue Management

  • Displays the knowledge and confidence to represent the brand and promote the outlet.
  • Is comfortable being a media personality with all public statements being subject to approval and supervision of the Management and Marketing Communications team.
  • Answers questions and attends to queries or feedback regarding the restaurant comfortably and confidently.
  • Provides recommendations to Management about potential sources of incremental revenue e.g. promotions etc.
  • Implements appropriate and effective measures to improve control of labour and operating.
  • Submits regular restaurant revenue and expense forecasts.
  • Submits monthly sales analysis with respective improvement recommendations/action plan.
  • Uses revenue management tools to generate reports.
  • Ensures all reports generated are accurate before submission.

Training, Learning and Development of the Team

  • Arranges training for all colleagues in line with established training requirements and co-ordinates all arrangements for proper execution.
  • Conducts regular on the job trainings for colleagues to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Records and submits monthly On-the-Job Training hours to Food & Beverage Office before the 15th of each month.
  • Guides the departmental orientation for new hires.
  • Ensures that colleagues are aware of hotel rules and regulations.
  • Ensures that colleagues are trained on fire and safety, emergency procedures and hygiene.
  • Consistenly develops in self-learning and development of own skills and knowledge.

Other Responsibilities

  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department.
  • Coordinates all functions with Culinary Team, Catering Sales Team and Service Team to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Develops own knowledge and skills to grow as business partner and leader.
  • Ensures NEA rules and regulations are met and maintained.  
  • Uses a Heartist® approach – makes the guests and colleagues Feel Welcome, Feel Heart-warmed, Feel Incredible, and Belong.
  • Ensures service standards and individual performances is aligned with Accor Values - Guest Passion, Trust, Sustainable Performance, Spirit of Conquest, Innovation and Respect.
  • Contributes to the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts by supports the Planet 21 program.
  • Performs any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.


Candidate's Profile

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Food and Beverage/Hospitality Management or extensive hands-on experience in similar restaurant concept.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the hotel or free-standing restaurant and bar environment, minimum 2 years in similar position.
  • Prior work experience in Asia, Singapore or Southeast Asia preferred.
  • Accustomed to and comfortable with media exposure.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and an additional language.
  • Involvement in reservations and understanding of Revenue Management processes.
  • Thrives in large scale operation and high volume operation.
  • Detailed knowledge of culinary trends.
  • Strong understanding of sustainability.
  • Familiar with LQA and Forbes standards.


  • Extrovert, sociable, and avid representing the outlet and the Raffles brand.
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Service oriented with an eye for details, passion and innovative for Food & Beverage.
  • Ability to work effectively and contribute in a team across divisional borders.
  • Good presentation and influencing skills.
  • Able to work and thrive within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Flexible and able to embrace and respond to change effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and has good initiative in dynamic environment.
  • Self-motivated and energetic.
  • Flexible and adaptable to different working locations.
  • Inspiring and people person.
  • Commitment to professional and brand values.
  • Visionary - able to lead the team to continuous improvement.
  • Innovates and sets trends.
  • Demonstrates sophistication, humbleness, personality, charisma, confidence, professional etiquette and pride.
  • Builds strong rapport and coordinates actions together with Restaurant Chef In-Charge.
  • Sense of urgency and able to priorities.
  • Good business acumen.

Additional Information

Restaurant Profile

Butcher’s Block is an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire. Helmed by new Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao, who was born and raised in Hawaii where cooking, fishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, it exhibits the highest quality of produce, meats and seafood sourced from around the world translated through fire. Feast your eyes on premium meats hanging in the Meat Vault and over 200 exciting wine labels, including a good selection of natural wines, in the Wine Library.

Benefits of Joining Raffles Hotel Singapore

  • 5-day Work Week.
  • Duty Meals are provided.
  • Colleagues’ Discount and/or Preferential Room Rates at worldwide Accor Hotels.
  • Flexible Benefit – Dental/Optical/Vacation Expenses/Children’s Education.
  • Medical and Wellness Benefit.
  • Comprehensive Insurance Coverage.
  • Local/Overseas Career Development & Growth Opportunities.
  • Holistic Learning and Development Opportunities.

Diversidade & Inclusão para a Accor significa acolher cada um e respeitar suas diferenças, priorizando apenas qualidades e habilidades na ampliação de oportunidades de emprego e desenvolvimento. Nossa ambição é proporcionar emprego com propósito, e uma cultura acolhedora, excelentes condições de trabalho e promover o desenvolvimento de todas as pessoas, incluindo as pessoas com deficiência. Não hesite em nos informar de quaisquer necessidades específicas que possa ter para que possamos levá-las em consideração.


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