Operations Manager -for a leading catering company

Greycoat Lumleys
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking for an Operations Manager to join their busy catering company.
Overall Objectives:

To manage all the operations activities of the catering company
To run the temporary staffing agency, providing temporary front of house staff
To manage the front of house team at some events
To manage the hire, cellar and warehouse managers and their departments
To ensure all events are well planned and executed
To develop and manage control systems across the company to improve accountability and increase profitability
To manage the fabric of the company’s buildings

The right candidate must be a good communicator, be organised, enthusiastic, motivated, dependable and technical. They must also show initiative and good leadership skills, as well as being able to run the team with good humour. The right candidate must also have experience of working with different London venues, and have catered for numbers up to about 1,000.

Job Role

Manages, recruits, supervises, controls and develops all operations and support services for the following areas:
Hire & Cellar Manager
Warehouse/transport manager
Building management


Ensures all departments work smoothly together to achieve maximum efficiency, service standards and profit


Health and safety (excepting food safety)
Health and Safety

Adhere to Health and Safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Both at events and our premises
Ensure all new staff are fully inducted into the systems, policies and methods
Ensure premises and paperwork is ready at all times for EHO or other inspectionRisk assessments Planning.

Ensures all events are properly planned in good time. Working with EPs and Ops staff Ensures operations departments have right level of staffing for busy period Go on site visits with EP and relevant staff.

Authorise direct reports over time and expenses sheets and holidays
Ensures all staff are trained in relevant and legal requirements for their roles and venues we are working at

Qualifications, required

Personal license holder
Health & Safety level 2
Qualifications, good to have

First Aid - 3 day course
HGV license
Manual handling

Responsible Consultant:Darren Lewis
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 gross per annum
Hours and Days: flexibility is required