Soon-to-open Mini Bar needs a full-time bartender. Owner Joseph Kornides says he prefers candidates with some English-language skills and bar experience but will train the right candidate, namely, someone who shows a genuine interest in learning to run a bar and make drinks. The position involves bragging rights of working in the world’s smallest bar. If you are interested in this position, send your CV to Kornides at twelvesqm (at) yahoo. com or stop by his other operation, 12sqm on Nanluguoxiang.
Soon-to-open wine shop The Loop in the Sanlitun-Gongti area seeks a manager. The position includes dealing with walk-in and established customers, arranging deliveries, organizing tastings and, no doubt, sampling quite a few bottles. The ideal candidate is able to function in Mandarin and English, has a strong interest in wine, and is available to start work when the shop opens in June. The successful candidate will be paid a salary plus commission. The Loop also seeks a part-time sales assistant.
The Loop will primarily focus on wine retail and hold occasional wine tastings, cooking classes and other events.
If interested in this position, forward your CV to Weiley Lu at luweiley (at) gmail.com
SALT restaurant in the Lido area of Beijing is in need of a “driven, experienced and well-presented” operations manager. The idea candidate has at least five years of management experience in restaurants or hotels and an ability to run both front of house and back of house operations. That includes “staffing, cost control, customer service, daily operations, financials, budgeting, etc.” The ideal candidate also has experience with marketing, high-end catering and event management, and a good list of local contacts. SALT says its willing to offer an excellent remuneration package for the right candidate. If you are interested in this job, send a short letter explaining why you are the right candidate, plus your CV and photo, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lido area restaurant SALT has a pair of job openings.
One is for a catering and events sales manager to create marketing materials, liaise with customers, and book events and catering jobs, among other duties. The ideal candidate has previous catering sales experience as well as contacts and experience in event management in Beijing. This is a commission based job and is available immediately.
The other is for a restaurant supervisor with front of house experience. SALT seeks someone with “impeccable presentation” and good people and communication skills who is able to deal with both customers and the kitchen team. This job is also available immediately, either part time or full time.
To apply, send your resume, photo and, for the supervisor job, salary expectations to info (at) saltrestaurantbeijing.com.
Cross-posting this from sibling blog Grape Wall of China since both these jobs are based in Beijing and might be of interest to readers here.
First, a major South African wine company seeks a country manager for China to handle everything from clients, events and media relations to warehouse management and creation of a trade sales program. Even better is The candidate should have excellent English and written Chinese skills and a relevant university degree. Even better if the person knows his / her Pinotage from his / her Chenin Blanc. For more details on the job and its requirements, click here.
Second, Bordeaux winery Le Ponty seeks an executive assistant for its Beijing branch – the company also has presences in Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. The job includes dealing with finances, deliveries, event organization and customers relations. Candidates should be fluent in English and Chinese and have good organizational and interpersonal skills and basic IT knowledge. More details here.