Careers at Life & Brand

Job applications and CVs must be emailed to careers@lifeandbrand.co.za

The Life & Brand Portfolio three arrows is our rallying cry. An all-encompassing battle charge to reinforce and deliver our three core values; Creativity, Consistency and Culture. Not only are our three arrows applied to every brand within the Portfolio, but also for every employee in the company. We’re on the search for new members of the team that will continuously strive to adopt and deliver on the vision of the company.

General Manager - Plettenberg Bay

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced General Manager to run The Grand Lookout. Reporting to the Area Manager, The General Manager will be responsible for the management and overall responsibility of the restaurant. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure an efficient and smooth running restaurant..

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of front of house and back of house
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior & Junior Managers - La Parada

La Parada is currently seeking experienced Junior and Senior Front of House Managers. These candidates will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Daily administrative requirements;
• Events and functions; all events and function communication to guests and management; communication to relevant departments for stock and OE requirements, for approval by the General Manager
• Daily store and floor operational requirements;
• FOH and guest liaisons
• Daily pre and post shift checklists are, implemented, completed, checked and filed.
• Consistently review operations and staff to identify any problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Daily checking of My Inventory on My Micros
• Ensuring that all staff rostered to work are on time
• Regular presence on the restaurant floor during service

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior & Junior Managers - Tigers Milk

Tigers Milk is currently seeking experienced Junior and Senior Front of House Managers. These candidates will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Daily administrative requirements;
• Events and functions; all events and function communication to guests and management; communication to relevant departments for stock and OE requirements, for approval by the General Manager
• Daily store and floor operational requirements;
• FOH and guest liaisons
• Daily pre and post shift checklists are, implemented, completed, checked and filed.
• Consistently review operations and staff to identify any problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Daily checking of My Inventory on My Micros
• Ensuring that all staff rostered to work are on time
• Regular presence on the restaurant floor during service

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Marketing & Events Coordinator - Gauteng

Life & Brand Portfolio are looking for a young and dynamic marketing and events coordinator based in Gauteng to work on some of the portfolios brands together with the management team. Working in coordination with the Cape Town based head offices, the role requires a great amount of initiative, organisation and people skills.

Duties Include (but are not limited to):
• Executing brand campaigns at a store level
• Taking direction from both the Group Marketing Manager and the Group Events Manager
• Liaising and booking music and entertainment at the restaurants
• Creating design and social media briefs for the Marketing team
• Conceptualising and executing events and campaigns at a local basis
• Reporting on campaigns and events
• Liaising with printers and other suppliers
• Host influencers and media at the restaurants on a regular basis
• Assisting with launch campaigns and events for new restaurants in Gauteng
• Manage activations within store by liaising with suppliers and store managers
• Executing and sourcing corporate and private functions for each venue
• Plan and execute all group/function enquiries for all JHB stores of 20 people or more.
• Prepare function sheets and ensure all bookings are accurate in line with SOP’s.
• Manage client site inspections.
• Ensure accurate timeous invoicing and payment received.

Preferable: Marketing or Events Degree

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Bartenders

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks experienced professional bartenders to work at various restaurants. Reporting to the General Manager, these candidates will be responsible for providing excellent service to guests. The ideal candidate should be friendly, highly motivated, efficient and detail orientated.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant customers
• Interact with customers, take orders and serve normal menu.
• Assess customers’ needs and preferences, make recommendations and upsell.
• Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails
• Validate customers’ identification and confirm it meets legal drinking age.
• Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies.
• Stay customer focused and nurture an excellent customer experience.
• Comply with all food and beverage regulations and brand standards (SOPs).
• Time to time stock take spot checks.
• Responsible for the stock in the bar area.
• Ensure cleanliness of all bar areas.
• Maintain cleanliness and standards in all bar storerooms.
• Control glassware and equipment ensuring minimal breakages and responsible and correct usage of equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• Minimum of 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Knowledge of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong communication skills.
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Self-motivated with the Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• Professional and friendly. (Even in tough situations)
• Effective communication skills with guests and staff.
• Quick thinking and a team player.
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Waiters & Waitresses

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks experienced professional waiters and waitresses. Reporting to the General Manager, these candidates will be responsible for providing excellent service to guests. The ideal candidate should be friendly, highly motivated, efficient and detail orientated.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Learn menu items and be able to describe them appropriately to guests.
• Take beverage and food orders.
• Deliver beverages and food in a timely manner.
• Clear dirty dishes from table.
• Refill beverages throughout the meal.
• Greet guests and make them feel comfortable.
• Waiters and waitresses must be on their feet for long periods of time

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• Minimum of 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Basic knowledge of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong communication skills.
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Self-motivated with the Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• Professional and friendly. (Even in tough situations)
• Effective communication skills with guests and staff.
• Quick thinking and a team player.
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior Manager - Harbour House

Harbour House V&A Waterfront is seeking an experienced Senior Front of House Manager. This candidate will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Daily administrative requirements;
• Events and functions; all events and function communication to guests and management; communication to relevant departments for stock and OE requirements, for approval by the General Manager
• If by any chance the 1 IC is not on duty you will be in charge / responsible and accountable for the shop
• Daily store and floor operational requirements;
• FOH and guest liaisons
• Daily pre and post shift checklists are, implemented, completed, checked and filed.
• Consistently review operations and staff to identify any problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Daily checking of My Inventory on My Micros
• Ensuring that all staff rostered to work are on time
• Regular presence on the restaurant floor during service
• Labour Management – ensuring a 20% labour cost is maintained

QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Management/ Cost Accountant

Life & Brand Portfolio is currently looking for a Management/ Cost Accountant. Reporting to the Financial Director, the ideal candidate must be analytical and have the below listed experience and qualification.

• Tertiary qualification – Minimum a BCom.
• Registration with a professional body preferable: CIMA, SAICA, SAIPA.
• Manufacturing experience
• Stock control experience
• Oversight of costing. Working with production staff to create bill of materials/recipes and overseeing correct programming of ERP system to capture this data.
• Acting as a go-between with sales/marketing and production staff to ensure pricing is accurate.
• Hospitality experience an advantage but not essential
• Strong excel a non-negotiable (complex formulas and pivot table analysis)
• Oversight of stock audits
• Stock variance analysis and reporting across multiple locations
• Analytical

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Professional & Experienced Restaurant Manager - Lynnwood Bridge

The Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Restaurant Manager to assist in running one of our restaurants. Reporting to the General Manager, the Restaurant Manager will be responsible for the management and overall responsibility of the restaurant. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various staff to ensure an efficient and smooth-running restaurant.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met;
• Ensure smooth running of front of house and back of house;
• Supervision of staff;
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met;
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range;
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions;
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management;
• Ensure reports are issued timeously.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role;
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable;
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task;
• Discretion and integrity;
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills;
• Stress tolerance;
• Decision-making;
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

General Manager - Tigers Milk Stellenbosch

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced General Manager to run Tigers Milk Stellenbosch. Reporting to the Area Manager, the General Manager will be responsible for the management and overall responsibility of the restaurant. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure an efficient and smooth running restaurant..

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of front of house and back of house
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Assistant General Manager - The Grand V&A Waterfront

The Grand V&A Waterfront seeks an experienced Assistant General Manager to assist in running this busy restaurant. The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for the assisting with supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure an efficient and smooth-running restaurant.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of front of house and back of house
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Restaurant Head Chef

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Head Chef to run the kitchen of one of our busy restaurants. Reporting to the Group NPD Chef & Quality Manager, The Head Chef will be responsible for the management and overall responsibility of the kitchen. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various staff to ensure an efficient and smooth-running kitchen.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Assists in management of daily operational requirements of the kitchen and facility, co-ordinates food production schedules and ensures highest level of food quality, taste and presentation
Prepare, check and delegate daily production and preparation sheets. This will include an entire daily inspection and walk about of each section, checking of all relevant stock and food items, checking that recipes are measured accurately and executed according to operational standards.
Control food cost by assisting in training kitchen staff on the proper methods of food preparation and handling. Assist the Executive Chef /F &B/Operations Manager by ensuring that ALL recipes and sub recipes, are correctly costed and yields reported. All seasonal changes to dishes are recorded immediately and daily records are kept on any variances that might occur due to seasonality or supply problems.
The Head Chef must maintain effective communication within the kitchen, be responsive to staff suggestions and concerns and actively work to resolve problems
Maintain effective working relationships with all departments in the Life & Brand Portfolio.
Complete daily food orders based upon scheduled events and projected levels of trade, check all orders and request whilst maintain par levels and wastage. Uphold FIFO principles and correct stock rotation and handling and storage.
Conduct daily inspections of the entire kitchen, scullery, all holding areas, fridges and freezers and storage rooms and promptly act to correct deficiencies found during inspection
Performs additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as per operational needs

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

5+ years in a similar role.
Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
Strong Leadership ability;
Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
High attention to detail and process driven;
Ability to interpret statistical information;
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
Ability to multi-task
Discretion and integrity
Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
Stress tolerance
Decision-making
This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL