• Bar Manager - 4th Street EDC

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Venue Name
    4th Street EDC
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY. Just a short walk from downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and other major attractions, Fourth Street Live! is your one stop destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping!


    We are in search of a energetic and professional person to join our team as a Bar Manager



    Include, but are not limited to:

    • Control the day-to-day operations of the venue within the policies and guidelines set forth by the company.

    • Maintain a professional company image, including restaurant and bar cleanliness, proper uniforms and appearance standards.

    • Manage service contracts with outside vendors, including consulting agreements, including all third-party entertainment vendors, as well as Entertainment Director if applicable.

    • Preparation of Profit-After-Controlling-for-Expenditures (“PACE”) reports and other financial disclosures and taking appropriate actions.

    • Control Profit & Loss by following cash control/security procedures, maintaining inventory, managing labor, reviewing financial reports and taking appropriate actions to include maintaining appropriate stock of liquor, beer and other bar or restaurant products.

    • Ensure the daily deposits have been deposited, safe counts conducted and venue's cash is secured at all times.

    • Maintain cost of goods sold, nightly comps, nightly recap reports and safe audits by overseeing inventory counts.

    • Respond to customer service needs to provide the highest standards of service.

    • Complete financial and personnel/payroll related administrative duties accurately, on time and in accordance with company policies.

    • Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents.

    • Representing the venue in a professional manner to the community-at-large, including local businesses, civic organizations, and media. 

    • Manage the maintenance staff, which includes scheduling for daytime and overnight shifts, setting goals for the team, communicating the needs of table and chair layout and other responsibilities to ensure this department runs efficiently and effectively.

    • Oversees facility R&M including preventative maintenance (PM), warrantee work, daily cleaning, repairs and associated budgets.  

    Human Resources 

    • Recruit, interview and hire team management members; train, supervise and motivate; take disciplinary action and terminate team management members when necessary.

    • Ensure all staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.

    • Ensure correct on-boarding of all employees according to company standards.

    • Monitor all payroll functions from the timekeeping system to any adjustments to ensure all guidelines outlined in the Employee Handbook are met.

    • Ensure compliance on all “Wage and Hour” standards according to city, state, federal and company guidelines.

    • Practice company's “Open Door” policies.

    • Monitor workplace to make sure all employees are being treated respectfully.

    • Develop employees for advancement.

    • Identify employees for promotion and discover unique employee abilities. 

    • Provide a professional and safe work environment for all employees.

    • Enforce all training standards (initial, on-going and specialty) including testing, updating training materials and the certified trainers program.

    • Maintain proper staffing levels to maximize sales.


    Financial and Business Management 

    • Perform weekly inventories per company standards.

    • Assemble and turn in PACE per pre-determined company standards.

    • Perform financial reporting and analysis as directed by superiors.

    • Maintain COGs according to company standards.

    • Understand and execute all company cash handling procedures including: safe maintenance, deposits, change orders and all banking functions.

    • Audit financial operations randomly. 

    • Maintain and audit POS system for accuracy and efficiency, ring all sales according to plan.

    • Maintain 90+ third party ”shop” scores.

    • Manage office systems including: cash handling, office management.

    • Maximize sales on event day and game day operations including pre/post event activities.

    • Achieve or exceed P&L objectives per pre-determined projections and company expectations.

    • Implementing and controlling of a receiving system for product delivered by vendors.


    Marketing and Promotions 

    • Develop and execute weekly and monthly promotions to build the brand and generate revenue.

    • Request and utilize collateral to support promotional and marketing efforts.

    • Effectively develop and manage the 120 promotional calendar to clearly plan promotional efforts.

    • Oversees the scheduling and effectiveness of all promotional hours and outings.

    • Work with district marketing plan to maximize venue's profitability.


    Sales Building 

    • Manage all sales building personnel to accomplish pre-designated goals.

    • Constantly monitor and adjust sales building offer as needed.

    • Approve and monitor all sales building collateral and outreach efforts.

    • Oversee all Sales Builder “sales report” reporting.

    • Manage sales building systems: check-ins, data collection, etc.



    • Oversee pre-designated BOH systems according to established standards.

    • Maintain and monitor all menus and recipes according to established standards.

    • Oversee all product chain of custody for all products.

    • Maintain all food and supply storage areas.

    • Maintain great relationships with all vendors.

    • Oversee BOH staffing and BOH crew development.

    • Establish and maintain proper inventory controls and standards.

    • Keep food cost at or below Company acceptable standards.

    • Establish and maintain BOH standards including: ticket times standards, expediting operations, etc.

     Private Parties and Catering 

    • Effectively communicate and execute all private parties according to plan including: food service and quality standards, greet procedures, POS and pay out procedures, set up and décor standards, party rental, supply storage.

    • Accomplish the goal of rebooking all repeatable parties.

    • Utilize BEOs and reservation system to effectively utilize resources and maximize revenue.

    • Provide information to sales team and Director of Sales in a timely manner in order to help book parties.

    • Provide feedback to team to update menus, provide better operations and to keep sales team up to date.

    • Manage weekly BEO meeting.


    • High School Diploma or GED; College degree preferred.

    • Must have 1-3 years leadership experience in a fast paced hospitality food and beverage environment and have proven ability to thrive in such environment.

    • Good people management skills, communication and listening skills.

    • Proven ability to lead a team and communicate efficiently, both verbally and in writing.

    • Must be flexible and adaptable to change.

    • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.

    • Must be internally motivated and detail oriented and have a passion for teaching others.

    • Exceptional time management and organization skills.

    • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

    • Must be at least 21 years of age.


    This job requires ability to perform the following:


    •  Moving about the facilities.

    •  Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 75 pounds.

    •  Handling food, objects, products, and utensils.

    •  Bending, stooping, and kneeling.




    Equal Opportunity Employer


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