Restaurant Front of House Supervisor

Front of House · Kutchan, Hokkaido
Department Front of House
Employment Type Full-Time (PLE)
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation 3.62-4.08M

The Role

Team Management

  • Ensure appropriate planning for the shift is carried out by reviewing reservation numbers and requests and assigning FOH staff to specific tasks and adjust shift hours according to business requirements.
  • Provide for the efficient and effective management of the shift.
  • Provide the FOH team with the skills and knowledge required to deliver service standards through the preparation and delivering of effective training sessions.
  • Ensure the effective operation of the FOH team by monitoring individual performance, acknowledging achievements and recommending improvements.
  • Lead a daily staff briefing at the start of each shift.
  • Ensure FOH staff on shift maintain the company uniform, personal presentation, time keeping and restaurant process and policy requirements.

Floor and Restaurant Operations

  • Oversee the appropriate preparation and presentation of each day’s operations of the FOH area by ensuring staff complete all tasks and setups in accordance with checklists relevant to the season.
  • Resolve customer complaints and operational problems that are referred by staff by investigating the issues and negotiating/creating a satisfactory solution with the appropriate parties.
  • Provide back-up and shift relief by carrying out the full range of tasks assigned to other FOH staff (refer position statements) to ensure service levels are maintained.
  • Ensure an effective knowledge FOH operations is maintained by updating operation logs, shift reports, transferring all necessary information from shift to shift and conducting team briefings, meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensure the FOH work area is clean and clear of hazards.
  • Complete as necessary incident reporting on all major issues or occupational health and safety matters, major Guest complaints/issues and significant damage or breakages.
  • Contribute to the development of operating policies and procedures by monitoring the effectiveness of existing FOH policies and procedures and recommending changes to improve team performance.
  • Assist the FOH with planning for smooth event operations.


  • Ensure reservation requests are answered accurately in a timely manner.


  • Complete all required stocktakes, inventory checks and orders.
  • Assist the FOH Manager with POS/Reservations systems updates and system maintenance.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • A sound working knowledge of HTM policies, operating procedures and service standards.
  • Customer service skills and telephone manner to professionally and courteously respond to a culturally diverse range of customers.
  • Ability to handle difficult queries and customers in a calm and positive manner.
  • Cash & credit card handling and reconciliation skills for the accurately processing of cash float.
  • Team management skills to effectively oversee the activities of the FOH team.
  • Computer operating skills - Microsoft Office Suite
  • Native level English or Japanese required. Bilingual in Japanese/English spoken desirable.

Employment Package Details

Employment Period: on going

Employment Status: Full time year round

Contract Value: ¥3,620,000 to ¥4,080,000

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan - An Dining (in Ki Niseko) or Kumo Restaurant(in Skye Niseko)

Working Hours: average 40 hours per week (shift times vary by season and workload)

Starting Date:  Before July 2022

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  • Location
    Kutchan, Hokkaido
  • Department
    Front of House
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (PLE)
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation