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.

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced General Manager to join our teams at various locations across Cape Town and surrounding areas. 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:

• 3-5 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

La Parada is seeking an experienced Assistant General Manager to join our team in various restaurants across Cape Town and surrounding areas. The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for assisting and supporting the General Manager. Assist 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:

  • 3 – 5 years in a similar role.
  • Ability to speak English and Afrikaans;
  • Own vehicle and drivers licence;
  • Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable;
  • Experience in working on Micros
  • 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

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Senior Manager to join our team. Positions are available at various restaurants across Cape Town and the surrounding areas.  This candidate will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff. The ideal candidate should highly motivated, efficient and have previous experience in a similar role and environment.
 
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 General Manager 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:
  • 3 – 5 years in a similar role
  • Ability to speak English and Afrikaans;
  • Own vehicle and drivers licence;
  • Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable;
  • Experience in working on Micros
  • 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

La Parada Menlyn Maine is looking for a General Manager to join our team. 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:

• 3-5 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

Life & Brand Portfolio in and around Cape Town is looking for an experienced storeman to control and distribute items from the restaurant store room. Reporting to the General Manager, the storeman will be required to purchase and maintain inventory levels and dispersal of all food and beverage products.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Purchase and maintain inventory levels and dispersal of all food and beverage products.
  • Establish and maintain the most effective purchasing and receiving procedures.
  • Control inventory levels and record keeping of all transfers to ensure cost controls are in place. Ensure the most accurate accounting procedures for food and beverage costs per outlet on a monthly basis.
  • Check daily variances.
  • Be present with all stock takes and verify the counts with spot checks.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a similar role.
  • Basic knowledge of storage procedures.
  • 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.

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

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced General Manager to join one of our teams in the Northern Johannesburg area. 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:

• 3-5 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

Life & Brand Portfolio are looking for a talented Events Curator to oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of diverse ticketed and non-ticketed events across South Africa. This role demands creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to cater to a broad spectrum of clients with varying event genres and preferences.

 Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute a variety of events including concerts, festivals, corporate events, charity galas, product launches, and more.
  • Ensure seamless logistics management, including venue selection, catering, décor, technical requirements, and staffing.
  • Develop and manage comprehensive event budgets, ensuring financial targets are met.
  • Collaborate closely with clients to understand their event objectives, preferences, and target audience.
  • Provide expert guidance and innovative ideas to tailor events to client specifications and enhance overall guest experience.
  • Identify, negotiate with, and manage relationships with vendors, suppliers, and contractors to secure services and products within budget and timeline constraints.
  • Coordinate closely with external partners to ensure all deliverables meet quality standards and client expectations.
  • Partner with marketing teams to develop and implement effective promotional strategies and campaigns for events.
  • Utilize digital marketing channels, social media platforms, and traditional advertising methods to maximize event attendance and engagement.
  • Oversee all aspects of event operations on-site, including setup, registration, attendee management, and troubleshooting.
  • Conduct thorough post-event evaluations to assess event success, gather attendee feedback, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare comprehensive event reports and analysis to inform future event planning strategies and client recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and legal regulations throughout the event duration.

 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an Events Curator or similar role, with a strong track record in planning and executing diverse events.
  • Excellent project management skills, including budget management, resource allocation, and timeline adherence.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities to effectively liaise with clients, vendors, and team members.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to address challenges and ensure smooth event operations.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and travel as required to oversee events across South Africa.
  • Familiarity with South African event industry practices, venues, suppliers, and regulatory requirements is advantageous.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Hospitality Management, Marketing, or related field preferred

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development within a dynamic events management environment.
  • Chance to contribute to and shape memorable events that cater to diverse client needs and preferences across South Africa.

 

Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter detailing relevant experience, and examples/portfolio of successfully managed events. We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic and skilled Events Manager to join our team and deliver exceptional event experiences to our clientele.

 

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

 

Life & Brand Portfolio is looking for a self-directed and detail oriented, successful Sustainability Reporting Supervisor with an inquisitive nature and the desire to solve problems with analytical thinking. The ideal candidate should have good organizational skills and experience in both leading and working as part of a team, preferably in the hospitality or food industry. You will form part of the procurement team so previous experience in procurement will be advantageous. You will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager and be required to:

 

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

  • Operations: Ensure that service delivery to all stores by engaging with contractors and keeping records thereof.
  • Develop and implement sustainability initiatives to meet the company’s objectives
  • Administration: Ensure job cards are actioned, filled and followed up on. Analyse and check for irregularities.
  • Ensure all waste manifests from contractors are received and kept on file
  • Ensure UCO is monitored and sales tracked monthly
  • Ensure all pricing is in accordance with procurement contracts.
  • Training & Audits: Liaise with audit team to ensure there is focus on waste management compliance in stores and that al stores are following all company waste disposal policies and procedures
  • Liaise with training team to ensure waste disposal training is done with stores that are struggling with the disposal of any of the waste streams.
  • Regular meeting with General Managers regarding the above.
  •  Procurement and Sustainable Development Initiatives by sourcing and maintain relationships with service providers. Keep up to date with legislation and industry trends. Research and develop new ways of reducing waste. Implement recycling through all restaurants.
  • Reports & Policies: Develop and update policies and procedures on all waste management. Make recommendations upon analyzing statistics.
  • rate of uptake of central kitchen products and returns.
  • Manage the full delivery function, ensuring; accuracy, punctuality, proper temperatures, condition of delivery trucks.    
  • Manage the company’s BBBEE scorecard with the aim of continuous improvement.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

 

  • Relevant experience – minimum of 5 years
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Experience in waste management procedures advantageous.
  • Deep understanding and professional experience with Purchasing Contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Analysis and reporting across multiple locations
  • Analytical
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Excellent negotiation and consulting skills
  • Strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions
  • Previous knowledge of Micros advantageous

 

 

 

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