International Speedway Corporation, (“ISC”) founded in 1953, is a leading promoter of motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. The company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s premier motorsports entertainment facilities, which in total, have approximately 900,000 grandstand seats and 500 suites. ISC’s facilities are located in six of the nation’s top 13 media markets and nearly 80 percent of the country’s population is located within the primary trading areas of its facilities. ISC promotes major motorsports events in every month of the racing season — more than any other motorsports promoter. Collectively, the company’s facilities promote well over 100 motorsports events during the racing season.
Americrown, a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, was formed in 1989. It is the leader in motorsports catering, concessions and merchandise sales and service. Operating at 12 NASCAR and IndyCar-sanctioned tracks nationwide, Americrown touches millions of race fans annually. Its ever-growing fleet of mobile food concessions, merchandise and catering equipment is unparalleled in the industry.
Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. NASCAR has crowned its champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway for 15 consecutive years (2002-16) at Ford Championship Weekend. The track, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, is a 650-acre facility that is active nearly 300 days per year, and features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The track generates more than $301 million annually for the region.
ISC and Americrown are seeking a Director of Food & Beverage for Homestead-Miami Speedway. This position is equivalent to a General Manager of a professional venue. Responsible for the effective leadership of venue operations including event planning, promotion, menu planning, inventory control standards, compliance with alcohol service polices, safety, guest service, employee/volunteer recruitment training, and supervision. F&B Manager oversees the operations of concessions and catering during event and non-event periods. Partners with business unit leadership to manage operations and marketing strategies to increase revenues and guest satisfaction while providing financial analysis, streamlining operations, and effectively managing costs.
- Strong, Leadership, Management, Planning and Coaching Skills
- Staffing – Proper staffing levels, Set Goals and Expectations, Training
- Ability to drive consistency & strategic and innovative initiatives
- Work with the management staff to identify and evaluate strategies
- Monitor all event activity to ensure proper planning and execution for events
- Execute food and beverage policies and procedures
- Continue education on Tips Training Programs, safety programs and the Department of health’s regulations as they apply to food service handling
- Strong communication skills; both written and verbal with an ability to communicate on various levels to include Sr. Management, BU Management, Marketing, Community Leaders, customers, and sponsor
- Proficient computer skills to include various internal programs, Microsoft Office programs, email, and internet
- P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience
- Exceptional fiscal management skills, including financial analysis, budget creation, forecasting, labor and inventory control, and P&L oversight
- TRAVEL UP TO 25% REQUIRED AT DISCRETION OF VP
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Must have Bachelor’s in hospitality or business field
- Minimum of at least 5 years of experience successfully managing F & B operations in a large sports and entertainment venue, theme park, or similar environment
- Experience managing in a fast-paced environment with focus on providing innovative hospitality, high quality food and beverage services as well as experience in retail merchandise within a venue
- Demonstrate excellent leadership, planning, and organizational abilities
- Ability to work independently, multi-task, solve problems, and collaborate with other staff at all levels
- Demonstrate excellent skills in verbal and written communication
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination by employers, in compensation and employment opportunities, against qualified individuals with disabilities who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the “essential functions” of a job. A function may be essential for any of several reasons, including: the job exists to perform that function, the employee holding the job was hired for his/her expertise in performing the function or only a limited number of employees are available to perform that function.