Al-Futtaim-Cafe Manager

Al-Futtaim-Cafe Manager

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

Job Purpose:

The Café Manager must ensure the seamless running of the M&S Café in the most efficient and effective manner. They must deliver the highest possible standards of service, whilst being pro-active in maintaining and or improving turnover and profitability, reporting to the Store Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

Café & Customer Management

    • Seek and maximise revenue opportunities and minimise costs
    • Protect the health, safety and well being of our customers and colleagues
    • Develop a motivated and high performing team committed to delivering clear goals
    • Agree and implement actions to continuously improve the customer experience
    • Ensure Bi-weekly meetings take place with key personnel both in the Café and the store to ensure the team are fully briefed and action points are recorded and achieved
    • Make yourself aware and notify your team of any menu changes, special requirements (including menu items and dishes), outstanding orders or work tasks required prior to the commencement of service
    • Ensure all staff are well briefed on their responsibilities and are given constant supervision and motivation on all aspects of their work


    • Develop a positive and direct relationship with all colleagues
    • Within the department, support a culture of pride, ownership and desire to exceed expectation
    • Foster a culture of flexibility
    • Ensure you respond quickly and positively to changing requirements whether within the department or outside in order to meet business demands

Health and Safety

    • Develop an awareness of the implications that H&S issues have on insurance premium
    • Understand relevant H&S legislation and the implications on the business, taking action as required
    • Ensure all departmental staff work hygienically and productively
    • Ensure a safe workplace by identifying and reporting hazards and taking corrective action
    • Review and communicate health and safety audit reports and initiate required action with relevant departments
    • Action and respond to alleged food hygiene issues, deploying all necessary resources to protect reputation and brand integrity
    • Be fully aware of fire evacuation procedures for your department and your colleagues


  • Review and communicate financial information to assist in proactive and timely decision making
  • Manage monthly stock-takes and review results and variances with relevant departments
  • Ensure that in house control systems/audit requirements are adhered to
  • Maintain/develop specific departmental control systems in order to meet or exceed food and beverage margins
  • Control costs without compromising standards and customer experience
  • Develop a calendar of all key training with the Training Manager, identifying training needs and capability gaps within the team
  • Manage all employees’ performance in line with job descriptions, giving regular feedback and appraisals
  • Manage all disciplinary and grievance issues within the department in consultation with the Human Resources team, giving particular focus to the kitchen / Cafe relationship

    About You:

To be a successful M&S ambassador you will have at least 5 years of experience in the Hospitality/Food & Beverage industry, having strong knowledge of food and its preparations, trends, competition, understanding the local H&S regulations, great organizational skills, excellent communication skills, have the ability and knowledge necessary to solve the problems they may face, supervision and teamwork skills. They also need to be extremely knowledgeable on all the products they sell and has passion for premium food outlets and café’s

We’re here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.

Before you click “apply”: Please read the job description carefully to ensure you can confidently demonstrate why this opportunity is right for you and take the time to put together a well-crafted and personalised CV to further boost your visibility. Our global Talent Acquisition team members are all assigned to specific businesses to ensure that we make the best matches between talent and opportunities. We not only consider the requisite compatibility of skills and behaviours, but also how candidates align with our Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

As part of our candidate experience promise, we also want to make ourselves available to you throughout the application process. We make every effort to review and respond to every application.


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