Head of Retail - Food & Beverage

02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a talented and outstanding retail professional to develop and deliver our retail strategy and lead the operation of our prestigious high profile venue. You will need to demonstrate a successful commercial track record of achieving significant levels of profit contribution. Identifying new innovative sales, marketing and profit opportunities, developing our people and delivering industry leading customer service are a pre-requisite for the role. You will positively challenge the offer in order to grow our people and the business.

Globally recognised for our hospitality excellence, our client has helped to create and deliver exceptional customer experiences at world renowned sporting events such as The Tour de France, The Commonwealth Games, The Olympics, The Open, and Rugby World Cup.

The venue is synonymous with quality, excellence and a memorable customer experience, few sporting venues in the world can match the history or prestige of this operation.

A unique and rare opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to play a pivotal role in the development of our retail operation, within our highly successful Sports & Leisure segment.

Responsibility of the Role:

This is a site based role, where you will lead the strategy for the various retail offerings across the venue. You will identify organic growth opportunities whilst working closely with our client to design and deliver a world-class portfolio of retail offers which reflect our target market within the operation.

Developing and implementing a retail strategy for our client, you will take overall responsibility for ensuring that the retail operation exceeds minimum budgetary targets. You will be confident at both presenting our offers to our client and ensuring they are innovative, industry-leading and deliverable.

The scope of the retail operation is wide and unpredictable, especially during high profile events, so you must be familiar with designing retail offers of an exceptional standard across multiple sites and experienced at seeing these offers turn from concept to a commercially viable reality.

Candidate Profile

  • A commercial operator with responsibility for multiple million pound profit and loss accounts and budgets
  • A leader of teams with a strong retail background
  • Ability to work with the culinary team to develop innovative and exciting world class Retail food and beverage offers.
  • Development and implementation of retail SOP's
  • Good awareness of marketing tools and current industry initiatives to drive additional retail revenues
  • Retail expertise, operational skills, customer service and operational standards
  • Experience of client liaison at a senior level
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Resilience to manage multiple tasks and prioritisation often within a pressurized environment
  • Ability to interpret and utilise financial and commercial information

Due to the location of the venue and working hours, we do strongly advise applicants to be fully licensed with the use of a car or other means of private transport at all times. Parking is provided on site.