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Jumeirah Group


Job description



Are you a diversified professional looking for a role within an ambitious Hospitality business? Are you confident, able to influence, challenge and to build relationships at all levels? 


Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives is recruiting for a Sommelier to join our exceptional Talise Spa based in the Maldives. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone with proven hospitality experience who is personable and capable to quickly establish their credibility.


At Jumeirah, we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in world class environment. We value diversity and equal opportunity, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 140 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa the Middle East.

Jumeirah Vittaveli is a mere 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport, nestled in a spot of astounding beauty. The resort comprises 90 villas and suites, each offering exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. With four restaurants, a Talise Spa, and dedicated kids and separate teenagers clubs, the resort is ideal for couples, families or groups, bringing personalized excitement to any holiday.

Informal yet elegant, with the perfect touch to fulfill every need, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a magical island escape that indulges and delights. Whether you dream of romantic togetherness or long to revel in playful leisure, an abundance of unparalleled choice, comfort and pleasure sets the stage for the freedom that Jumeirah Vittaveli unveils.

If you are excited by a challenge, have a can-do attitude and a passion for creating unique and memorable experiences; join us as we build a very special team in a region of outstanding natural beauty, rich heritage and unique culture.


About the Role

  • Provide friendly, professional and efficient bar service ensuring maximum guest satisfaction in a manner consistent with Jumeirah Standards.

  • Being responsible for the overall wine experience on the island and ensuring a unique wine experience is being offered to all guests, in line with resort standards.

  • Maximizing daily wine sales to result in increased profits for the department and resort.

  • Should be flexible and ready to work any shift given as per the requirement of the Outlet managers and adhere to company service standards.

  • Ensuring that the outlet and work areas are cleaned and correctly set-up as per service standards prior to each service, including the selection and positioning of glassware necessary for the service of beverages.

  • Ensuring the availability of all beverage items, as well as cigars and cigarettes, and suggesting the best alternative in case of any unavailability of the requested product.

  • During service, checking on an ongoing basis that the outlet and work areas [including front and back of house areas] are of kept as per resort standards and taking any necessary corrective action.

  • Ensuring a high level of guest service by approaching your job with always the guests in mind, following all set resort standards, paying attention to detail and providing a personalized service.

  • Displaying excellent knowledge of the wines, their vintages, grape variety and other characteristics.

  • Ensuring that the guests are comfortable with wines they have ordered.

  • Hosting special Resort Wine events such as wine cellar dinners, wine tasting sessions etc.

  • Assisting the Sommelier and Asst. F&B Director / Ass. F&B Manager to devise harmonious pairing of wine and food by working closely with the Chefs.

  • Getting feedback from guests on an on-going basis, informing the department to ensure proper follow up and actions are taken place.

  • Overseeing wine inventory, sales and supply. Checking beverage requirements, maintaining wine stock and leading the month-end wine stock take.

  • Handling all store requisitions and ensuring that items are kept at the appropriate par levels.

  • Assisting with the inventories of operating equipment, particularly glassware for wine service.

  • Ensuring that the cellars are safely locked when not in operation.

  • Monitoring all beverage costs by overseeing the beverage service in the outlets and taking immediate corrective actions when needed, or reporting the issue to the outlet supervisor. Suggesting cost control measures in relation to beverage service.

  • Managing glassware inventory and controlling breakage. Ensuring that all beverage control procedures are adhered to.

  • Communicating with the other departments of the resort to ensure that all team members are knowledgeable of food and beverage activities so that they may actively promote these activities.

  • Preparing the month-end consumption report together with the Assistant Sommelier.

  • Self-studying and reading about wine in general. Being able to speak with authority on grape varieties, regions and their products. Keeping well informed about wine trends and market prices.

  • Displaying knowledge of fortified wines, their vinification, storage and handling. Being aware of the various methods of distillation and the making of spirits and liqueurs. Being knowledgeable about cigar production, particularly Havanas’.

  • Being familiar with beer making processes and the varieties.

  • Assisting in maintaining the Resort Master Wine List and wine printing materials for the outlet with daily follow-up on available wines.

  • Executing all F&B activities and promotions according to guidelines given by F&B Management.

  • Keeping updated on changes to other areas of resort product and sharing such information with your team and department on an ongoing basis.

  • Maintaining excellent grooming and hygiene ensuring all grooming standards are met in relation to personal grooming and uniform presentation.

  • Complying with Resort Safety & Environment policies, initiatives and legislation.

  • Abiding by all Work Place Health, Safety and Hygiene regulations at all times.



Qualifications and experience

•     Intermediate to Advanced levels of Business English

•     Advanced knowledge of wine, spirits & cocktails

•     Excellent guest service skills

•     Good problem solving skills

•     The ability to multitask & work well under pressure


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Job type
F&B service, Sommelier
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

Jumeirah Group

JUMEIRAH™ Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards.

The company was founded in 1997 and currently operates 20 hotels in 7 countries. Jumeirah’s promise of STAY DIFFERENT™ delivers imaginative and exhilarating experiences in culturally connected environments offering a thoughtful and generous service.

In line with this promise, the individuality of the Jumeirah portfolio is unmistakable, encompassing Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; the world renowned Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel and recognised as the symbol of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.

Jumeirah Group also manages two five-star luxury serviced residences: Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre in Dubai and Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living in London; Talise, our spa brand; Jumeirah Restaurants, our restaurant division; the thrilling Wild Wadi Waterpark; and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.

Whenever you stay with us or use any of our services, our aim is for you to come away with a sense of the Jumeirah spirit - a genuinely caring and personal service. In our own words, to STAY DIFFERENT™.

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