General Manager - Central London - Up to £35,000

Switch Consulting Recruitment Limited
Central London, London
16 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Client

This well established retail business has established itself as a premium and highly focused retail specialist. With market leading range, quality and pricing the success and expansion of the store portfolio is set to continue. A crucial part of the growth strategy is to complement internal talent development with the attraction of superb experienced General Manager hires.

The Role

As General Manager you will have a full and broad remit to drive the success and development of your store team and customer service proposition. You will have the operational drive to run the Deli as well as the commercial acumen and experience to run the kitchen and catering service. The role you play in in the leadership and delivery of results is crucial. Key aspects of the role include:

  • Managing a store team of that consists of a range of specialism and skill sets, including an Assistant General Manager and Head Chef. Your ability to manage a diverse talent workforce is a key element of the role
  • Coaching and leading great people will be at the heart of everything you do, in order to deliver a high performing Store
  • Controlling and driving the commercial fundamentals of all aspects of your Stores performance
  • You will also work closely with the Area Manager and HR Teams to develop and recruit the very best talent into your Store

The Candidate

You should be ambitious and committed to developing and delivering the best retail standards and experience to your customers and colleagues:

  • You must have management experience of retailing in a food or hospitality environment, understanding the costing’s of menu production with full P&L accountability
  • You will be a hands on operator, not scared to get involved in the day to day operations of your Stores in order to role model what good looks like, and to set the benchmarks for what is expected within the store
  • Strong effective communicator, with strong leadership qualities is an absolute must
  • Possess a highly commercial aptitude coupled with open and honest leadership capability
  • Have the ability to understand the bigger picture and use business acumen to grow both the retail and a catering side of the business

Salary & Benefits:

Up to £35,000