General Manager - Healthy Fast Food Operation

Up to £35,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

General Manager – Healthy Fast Food Operation
Location: Manchester
Salary: Up to £35,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Our client, a cool and hugely popular healthy fast food operator, is looking for a highly experienced, hands-on and passionate General Manager to lead and manage their new healthy eating counter service concept opening in Manchester. A new opening for Summer 2022 - this operation will be a go-to hotspot for those who love to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as diehard foodies!

We are looking for a hands-on, personable and confident General Manager with a strong passion for healthy fresh food and solid proven all-round management experience – ideally from a fresh food counter service background. Although the operation will have seating for diners; the service style will be counter service and due to the size of the operation, you will be managing a small team and sometimes be expected to work on your own. The ideal manager will be full of personality, have a real passion for fresh food, healthy eating and will be able a strong advocate as the face of the business - a real all-rounder!

As General Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management and be fully accountable for the entire operation proudly running it as if it was your own. You will be a strong business manager, have very strong leadership skills, a good business/financial acumen and as a strong motivator be able to get the most out of your team at all times. You will be working closely with the directors of the business in preparation for the new opening with particular involvement in recruitment and any relevant planning leading up to the launch of the operation and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong General Manager who really wishes to make their mark in this niche industry! Required experience for this role:

* Solid General Manager experience managing a branded counter service fast food operation.
* A real passion for healthy fresh food and healthy living.
* Strong leadership, management skills and experience of managing a well-established team
* Strong financial knowledge and experience required (including Profit & loss - GPs, wage costs)
* As the face of the business you must have a warm and friendly personality, be fun, passionate, charismatic, enthusiastic, people-focused and adaptable to all personalities.
* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the team and others involved

The ideal candidate for this role will:

* Have strong business management and leadership skills.
* Be motivated and highly organised and preferably have previous experience within a similar role.
* Be a strong communicator with the ability to work well within a large team.
* Have a passion for hospitality, quality service and an excellent food knowledge.
* Be enthusiastic, have a desire to exceed guest expectations and want to impress and progress.
* Understand the financial and commercial aspects of the business.
* Have an understanding of the local market in which the business will operate within
* You must have full eligibility to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the kitchen team, front of house team, senior management and others involved

Should you be successful, you will benefit from:

* A fantastic salary of  up to £35,000 + discretionary bonus + amazing benefits
* Excellent training and development opportunities
* Great company culture and exciting concept

This is a fantastic employer with an excellent reputation and offers great scope for future development.

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