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Senior Director Mountain Dining

Date: May 6, 2019

Location: Park City, UT, US

Company: Vail Resorts

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 most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.




This senior role will lead the Mountain Dining Division for Park City Mountain.  The ideal candidate will have a senior level of operations management over multiple food and beverage units within a resort setting.  The person in this role should have a strong ability to develop relationships with key business partners and other functional groups.  Most importantly we are looking for someone who will be strategic and solutions oriented with strong leadership and top notch food & beverage expertise.

The Mountain Dining Sr. Director is a member of the Vail Resorts Mountain Dining Leadership Team driving innovation, quality, and profitability in the restaurant operations, and a key member of the Park City Mountain Senior Leadership Team working to drive an overall high quality resort experience. The right candidate will demonstrate / have:

  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.
  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.


  • Responsible for overall operations in the Park City Mountain Dining division and maintaining a high standard of quality and service to maximize the guest experience and support the resort brand.
  • Responsible for compiling capital project needs for operations, overseeing menu development and service guidelines, and ensuring operations are maintaining a high level of guest and employee service.     
  • Works as a member of resort's senior leadership team to drive a high quality resort experience.
  • Builds and develops a talented management team that is aligned with resort goals and culture and can deliver to established operational standards.
  • Works with the Mountain Dining Management Team to develop a strong, engaged team.
  • Ensures that operations are enforcing sanitation and safety practices, complying with labor laws and company policies, and submitting monthly inventory reports.
  • Responsible for financial results in all outlets, maximizing revenue, managing COS, labor, and expense to achieve overall contribution targets.
  • Responsible for department strategy with revenue generation, branding of outlets, and future capital projects.
  • Leads the charge in progressive menu development, pricing, recipe costing and standardization of portion controls.
  • Responsible for implementation and execution of Vail Resorts F&B SOP’s and Best Practices.
  • Follows company compliance requirements.  Oversees the compliance of state liquor laws and all health regulations.
  • Ensures the Mountain Dining department is leading the charge in regard to recycling efforts and environmental initiatives.
  • Responsible for day to day maintenance of Mountain Dining facilities to meet standards for safety, cleanliness and overall appearance, inside and out (including restrooms, snow removal, and exterior signage).
  • Responsible to partner with HR and finance on recruiting and hiring/workforce planning to reach desired staffing levels in order to achieve revenue and service goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in multi-unit high volume full service, fast casual, and quick service operations including front and back of the house
  • Strong track record of leadership growth and team development
  • Demonstrated success in leading guest service initiatives
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to partner with colleagues and operate at a Senior level
  • Ability to ski or snowboard to different outlets. Must be able to comfortably ski or snowboard down blue level terrain in all conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of F&B management experience
  • ServSafe and TIPS Certifications (will be required prior to start of job)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • PeopleSoft & Infogenesis preferred
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Resort Experience

Becoming part of the Park City team means you’re joining one of the best ski brands in the world. The legendary Park City mountain and town are crafted from local charm and hospitality. And living and working in Park City brings its own benefits. From the hip and friendly ski-into-town cultural scene to the unrivaled Wasatch powder of America’s largest mountain resort, Park City has a pulse that’s as charming as it is rewarding. Join our team and come experience all that Park City has to offer.

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 167949

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City