General Manager - Cool Multi-faceted Restaurant/Bar/Leisure Operation

Hospitality
Permanent
Up to £45,000 plus bonus, benefits, private health, progression
Leamington Spa
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

GENERAL MANAGER - Cool Multi-faceted Restaurant/Bar/Leisure Operation

To run the leisure & bars side of the business

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EXPANDING RESTAURANT/BAR/LEISURE GROUP

LOCATION: LEAMINGTON SPA/BICESTER/OXFORD

SALARY: UP TO £45,000 plus bonus, benefits, private health, progression

GREAT WORK/LIFE BALANCE – 40 hour week

My client is a successful growing multi-faceted luxury leisure & hospitality business with restaurants, bars & leisure under one roof. Due to their increased success, ambitious growth plans & development of their existing sites, I am seeking a General Manager to run their cinema operation along with the F & B/Bars side of the business in their flagship operation - a multi-faceted venue under one roof.

The operations themselves are exciting and provide an array of luxury experiential leisure & entertainment alongside fantastic large restaurant & bar operations under one roof and are a ‘one-stop shop’ for those looking for a day or night out. They attract customers from all walks of life and are popular with individuals, groups and families alike. The sites are unique in design with space used to its maximum effect and are light and airy with eye-catching cool décor.

My client is at the top of their game and are extremely passionate and knowledgeable of their market and audience. They are constantly innovative, looking for new ideas and ways to improve & expand their offering and stay ahead of the market.

The company have 11 sites across the UK with further operations in the pipeline.

The Role:

This role is General Manager of the cinema side of the business which includes some F & B and bars. We are looking for a strong candidate who has previously ran a large busy operation and is used to running multiple quality restaurant/bar (and/or leisure) concepts & is now keen to run multiple operations under one roof and who is looking to join a innovative growing company.

The role is incredibly hands-on & is a very important role within the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for running the company's successful operation which, due to its continued popularity & success, is going through a period of expansion & development.

It has a very strong restaurant & bar offering and we are looking for someone with a strong F & B focus, who is used to running quality restaurant & bar operations serving quality dishes & cocktails. The ideal candidate will also have experience running cinema or experiential leisure businesses.

The successful candidate will have managed a multi-faceted branded leisure or hospitality business with a strong wet offering and a strong food offering and will be used to managing different teams and functionalities. The successful candidate will have worked within a branded hospitality/leisure environment or within the cinema industry & will be used to working with processes, checks & detail.

The company actively promote a very entrepreneurial culture and the successful candidate will be very forward-thinking with lots of different ideas to bring to the table.

As  General Manager of the cinema you will be accountable for all aspects of that part of the business which includes various branded fresh food concepts as well as busy bar areas and will lead & manage your teams to ensure that the operation performs to the highest standards, building on its existing success and taking it to the next level whilst also ensuring that guests receive an amazing guest experience.

Requirements:

  • A proven track record of success working within the hospitality and/or leisure industry & a real passion for the industry.
  • Experience of working as a General Manager of a cinema or quality branded restaurant/bar or leisure company. We would also consider Senior Deputy Managers with experience of running large multi-faceted operations under one roof and who are ready to take a bigger challenge.
  • Experience of working with high volume well-respected quality branded operators.
  • Cinema or similar experiential leisure experience would be an advantage though not absolutely essential for an amazing candidate with great passion.
  • Food & wet-led high-volume experience.
  • Experience of running large multi-faceted venues with restaurants, bars, kitchens & a leisure offering.
  • Proven track record of recruiting, managing, inspiring, motivating & developing great teams. Full responsibility for the performance & welfare of the team with a focus on succession planning, developing talent from within.
  • Commercially strong & organised with strong attention to detail & great planning & decision-making skills.
  • Result driven - focused on operational & financial performance – driving financial performance, budgeting/forecasting, payroll, stock, cash management & controllable costs.
  • Fully P & L accountable - proven track record of managing stock & controlling costs.
  • The desire to work in an entrepreneurial innovative business
  • Excellent operating knowledge of different business & training systems & procedures and advanced knowledge of Food Safety, Health & Safety licensing laws & regulations.
  • Passionate & committed to ensure that guests are continually delighted.
  • A real pride and ownership of your venue - ensuring that the look & feel is presented to the highest possible standard & the venue, team presentation & atmosphere is consistently great.
  • The ability to assist in the development of new ideas and offerings to complement the current business.
  • The ability to work closely with Senior Managers & Directors within the business.
  • The desire to work for a company that really values its people and offers attractive hours (around 40 hours a week) & a real work/life balance.

Salary package:

Starting salary of up to £45,000 plus bonus & various company benefits, private health, travel costs etc. The role also offers attractive hours and although the role will require evening & weekend work, managers work around 40 hours on average a week so there is a real work/life balance. There is also real potential to grow & progress with this exciting group.

If you feel that you have the right experience and are looking to join a growing, forward-thinking company with amazing multi-faceted operations then please send your CV.

For further opportunities please see our website www.heskethjames.co.uk

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