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Manager, F&B Product Development (Beverage)

American Multi-Cinema, Inc.
401(k)
United States, Kansas, Leawood
11500 Ash Street (Show on map)
April 11, 2024

Manager, F&B Product Development (Beverage)

Job Summary

The Manager of Food and Beverage (F&B) Product Development - Beverage is responsible for providing thought leadership and executing tactical product development initiatives for AMC's beverage strategy across all concepts and brands. The manager identifies and researches consumer/product trends and organizational opportunities within the beverage industry, ensuring AMC maintains a competitive edge.

This position is based in Leawood, KS and is eligible for relocation.

Job Description

Do you speak in movie quotes? Have a movie moment that changed your life? If you love all things movies, you may be a perfect fit for our team!

AMC has propelled industry innovation since 1920, and we continue to innovate by delivering premium sight and sound, new and improved food and beverage options, and diverse content in our state-of-the-art theatres.

What you will be doing:

  • Developing exciting new beverage products through hands on research and development, data-driven exercises, consumer testing, and collaboration within the F&B team for AMC's Traditional Concession, Dine-In, and MacGuffin's Bar Theatre Experiences.
  • Integrate food safety and cost considerations into new product frameworks.
  • Develop and release field-facing execution materials to support new product initiatives.
  • Ensure AMC stays at the forefront of innovation through communication with new and current supplier partners.
  • Provide licensing support for new and existing locations and product offerings.
  • Collaborate with Learning & Development, Training, and F&B Operations departments to enhance training for the AMC Alcohol business.
What we need from you:
  • 2+ years of managerial experience in eater-tainment concepts, or 2+ years of AMC Senior Manager or General Manager experience.
  • Willingness to travel, up to 20% of the time.
  • Passion for beverages and proactive approach to product development.
  • Demonstrated readiness to proactively lead new beverage product development initiatives for AMC.
  • Ability to manage multiple shifting priorities and navigate ambiguity effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
What we also value (preferred):
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field like Business, Hospitality, or Culinary Studies, or 2+ commensurate experience in a high-volume eater-tainment concept or marketing role.
  • Experience with vendor relations and joint product development.
  • Experience managing food cost and effective labor management skills.
  • Familiarity with financial modeling and business case development.
  • Bar operations experience.
  • Familiarity with the operations of a concession stand/quick service restaurant (QSR) environment.
  • Negotiation skills and ability to build industry-centric professional relationships.
  • Demonstrates creativity, resourcefulness, and the ability to think innovatively.
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic operations pertaining to Coca-Cola Freestyle, ICEE, and Bottle/Can executions.
  • Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)/Quality Control.
  • Experience with beverage equipment and station design.
AMC team members enjoy a very competitive benefits package including a hybrid (remote/in-office) schedule and annual bonus opportunity for most positions, accrued vacation/absentee time, medical/dental/vision coverage, 401(k) match, an open and casual work environment equipped with Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, half off eats and drinks at the theatre, and most importantly for us movie people...FREE movies at any of our theatres nationwide!

AMC's company culture is focused on innovation and diversity to ensure that we provide the latest and greatest experience for our guests and associates. We lead by example in doing what is right and take responsibility for our own results and our company's success. Our open work environment promotes teamwork and unscripted conversations, resulting in fast solutions and therefore, better outcomes.

We appreciate your interest in AMC and look forward to seeing you at the movies!


AMC and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws. AMC strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination and will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant's race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

Minimum Job Requirements


  • 2+ years of managerial experience in eater-tainment concepts, or 2+ years of AMC Senior Manager or General Manager experience.
  • Willingness to travel, up to 20% of the time.
  • Passion for beverages and proactive approach to product development.
  • Demonstrated readiness to proactively lead new beverage product development initiatives for AMC.
  • Ability to manage multiple shifting priorities and navigate ambiguity effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

About AMC

AMC amazing. That's the promise we deliver to nearly 35,000 associates, 240 million guests domestically, and 350 million guests worldwide each year. AMC has propelled industry innovation since 1920, and we continue to innovate by delivering premium sight and sound, new and improved food and beverage options, and diverse content in our state-of-the-art theatres. We focus on delivering friendly, superior service to our guests. We lead by example, have fun, and give back to the communities in which we live and work. If you feel motivated and energized by our culture, and if you can name your three favorite movies in the next 30 seconds, then AMC may be the right place for you. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and an environment that encourages teamwork, inclusion, collaboration, and results.

Department

Food & Beverage

Job Address 1

One AMC Way

Job Address 2

11500 Ash Street

City

Leawood

State

Kansas

Zip Code

66211

Employment Status

Full Time

Pay Rate Type

SALARY

Relocation Eligibility

Yes

Job ID

27005BR

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