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Corporate Beverage Director

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Date: Jan 6, 2017

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Beverage Director will create consistency across the resorts, enhancing the guest experience through training programs, driving revenue and profitability for the beer, wine, and liquor categories. This role requires a collaborative effort with the F&B Directors across the resorts in leveraging purchases, creating core beverage offerings, reducing inventory holding, building signature beverage lists, and implementing training for up-sell opportunities, merchandising, and increased revenue capture. The Beverage Director will also be responsible for the overall leadership of the Starbucks Licensed Concept portfolio with direct oversight of the three hospitality stores in Eagle and Aspen and best practice support for the remaining five stores.



  • Develop and implement wine, spirit and beer programs that leverage current trends to increase sales, meet budgeted objectives and increase the overall guest experience.
  • Identify beverage trends in the industry and bring recommendations to the enterprise on how to operationalize those opportunities.
  • Work with Mtn Dining Directors to develop a multi-year strategic beverage plan for each resort.
  • Provide P&L, guest and employee oversight to the three Starbucks stores in hospitality through direct leadership of the Regional Starbucks Manager.
  • Develop wine selections with restaurant General Managers that are appropriate for the restaurant concept, assist with formatting wine lists and integrate wine lists into POS for wine sales tracking
  • Manage the negotiation process with vendors while being aligned with the Vail Resorts procurement department and F&B Directors
  • Collaborate with designated team to identify products appropriate to the operations and manage the selection process ensuring high quality standards are maintained at all times
  • Support the efforts and training of local and state liquor laws consistent with the company Alcohol Management Guidelines
  • Ensure all security, safety, liquor code, and sanitation standards are met
  • Maintain and perpetuate strong partnerships with vendors, strategic partners, and assist in the development of mutually beneficial programs
  • Assist General Managers with property openings, core beverage program development, on-site training, and signature development and programming opportunities
  • Conduct on-site beverage operational reviews to ensure compliance, success, and consistency
  • Maintain a high standard of quality and service to maximize the guest experience and support the resort brand
  • Develop revenue opportunities through merchandising, enhancing programs/promotions in the quick serve restaurants, bars, table service restaurants, and catering
  • Establish strong connections with sommeliers and restaurant managers to ensure buy-in to the programs
  • Establish a developmental program to develop future sommeliers and move current sommeliers to the next level



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 Years F&B operations experience, with 7-10 Years supervisory
  • Advanced Sommelier Certification
  • Word, Excel, Point of Sale and Procurement systems knowledge
  • TIPS Trained, ServSafe Certified
  • Knowledge of Liquor Code by State and Region

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 129843

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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