Wine Director


: $81,965.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

Make a meaningful impact as the Wine Director at Union Square Cafe!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

The Wine Director is responsible for ensuring the excellence, creativity, brand promise, and profitability of our wine program. This position serves as a leader, educator, coach, and mentor to the management team, Sommeliers, and front-of-house staff. The Wine Director will ensure knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policies, and procedures and work to continuously build a high-performance team.

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you ll receive

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities (More details here:

  • Ensure excellence in the standards and practices of the Beverage Program at Union Square Cafe
  • Ensure high performance, creativity, brand promiseandprofitability while maintaining overall excellence & hospitality throughout each day s specific service periods
  • Ensure knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policiesandprocedures
  • Continuously build ahigh-performanceteam

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven t- and creating opportunities others wish they d thought of first
  • Preferred Bachelor s Degree or Certification in Hospitality-related field or equivalent expertise gained from time on the job (specifically related to wine & beverage)
  • At least 2 years management experience in hospitality & fine dining, with a concentration in wine & beverage education
  • At least 2 years running a wine program (responsibilities should include list selection, purchasing, inventory management, staff training, etc.)
  • Excellent food and beverage knowledge, specifically in wine and spirits
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong Understanding of POS and inventory systems
  • Leadership and Integrity
  • Desire and ability to teach and foster growth
  • Problem Solving, Multi-Tasking & Delegation
  • Initiative & follow-through
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Attention to detail
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Associated topics: administrative, assist, assistant, associate, chief operations officer, front desk, front office, food, operation, operations director * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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