General Manager - Commercial Catering

An exciting opportunity has arisen for candidates with managerial and operations experience in the Commercial Catering sector. This role will be an integral part in the setting up of this entity, aligned to well established Brands within the region.

Manage the day to day operations and ensure service delivery is of a high quality with an emphasis on standards and the patient experience
Prepare and review the allocation of operational budgets to meet the requirements of the contract on both revenue and capital costs
Ensure that all financial targets and KPI’s are achieved within a framework of absolute financial control with Risks and Opportunities actioned and reported on a monthly frequency
Develop and manage a professional client retention and communication strategy, attending meetings with the Trust as required
Business growth/retention and development
People management, including development and close management of any Employee Relation issues
Ensure efficient and economic use of labour without premium rate overtime or spikes in annual leave
Managing debt within contractual requirements and ensuring labour management targets are met
Health and Safety; committee to a reduction in accidents year on year

The Ideal Candidate

Proven experience of successfully managing client relationships
Track record of leading, managing and developing a team
Experience of budget management, food delivery, hospital services
Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, be persuasive and decisive
Literate in IT
Commercial acumen and business sense