General Manager

Shenley Recruitment
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Salary:£29,000 per annum + 20% bonus after probation

Our client is a well established but expanding restaurant and catering group with a strong ethic of providing fresh quality food from local suppliers. They are looking for an experienced General Manager that has managed a Bar / Restaurant / Café with a turnover of at least £1million.

Opening Hours: - Mon: 12 midday to 9pm

Tues to Sat: 12 midday to 11pm

Sun: 12 midday to 9pm

The food style covers everything from high quality pizzas, pasta, salads.

You will also have experience of managing a team of around 15 staff in total, have a strong commercial acumen, a "lead by example" attitude, with confident financial and staff management skills.

Responsible for:

  • Day to day management of the restaurant and bar.
  • Creating effective business plans.
  • Measure performance and reporting to Senior Directors.
  • Ensuring budgets are maintained and results achieved.
  • Ensuring all staff stay focused on business plans and results.
  • Ensuring health and hygiene standards are maintained above minimum legislative and company standards.
  • Using effective priority management tools and techniques.
  • Delivering team objectives and motivating the team to achieve them.
  • Delegating responsibilities effectively.
  • Creating effective strategies to control costs.
  • Communicating effectively to engage the team in cost control.
  • Supporting the business plan through succession planning.
  • Building individual development plans and implementing them.
  • Supporting a culture of continuous learning.
  • Meeting mandatory training needs for the entire team.
  • Measuring performance and providing effective feedback to team members.
  • Understanding and analysing financial results.
  • Linking financial indicators to improvement strategies.
  • Completing financial reporting within deadlines.
  • Maintaining 100% accuracy in cash handling procedures.

Skills Required:

  • Previous General Management experience within a high volume, fast paced Restaurant / Bar/ Café with a high turnover.
  • Experience of managing a large team of around 15 staff.
  • Strong staff and financial management experience.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language - written and spoken.
  • Good MsOffice skills.
  • Disciplined and able to make strong decisions.
  • Creative and solution orientated.
  • Good self development and motivational focus.
  • Able to remain calm under pressure.