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Foodservice Manager

Blakemore Retail
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10 May 2021

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Foodservice Manager

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Foodservice Manager within our Retail Foodservice department who is motivated, friendly, hands-on and passionate about their role whilst offering excellent service and standards to our customers. You will manage effectively and drive the retail sales & net profit development, of the multipoint foodservice departments, in an urban retail environment. Implementing a vibrant food and beverage offer in collaboration with the Proposition and Marketing teams. Enabled by a motivated and excellent team, delivering an outstanding customer experience underpinned by exceptional compliance to health & food safety standards.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Our stores offer a wide range of food-to-go options, including; Food To Go and Daily Deli as well as a number of franchise partners to increase the choice available to customers such as Subway & Greggs.

Key accountabilities:

  • To lead and support the foodservice team to provide outstanding customer experience
  • To drive sales, by:
  • Implementation of the foodservice strategic programme
  • Delivering excellent product quality and standards of presentation
  • Working in collaboration with Proposition colleagues to develop product ranges to exploit market trends and seasonal opportunities
  • Working in collaboration with Marketing colleagues to develop programmes to capture sales across all channels
  • To optimise net profit through effective control of costs
  • To achieve and maintain level 5 food hygiene rating, by:
  • Implementing and complying with food safety management systems
  • Producing a maintaining a well-trained team

Key knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Ability to analyse business reports and financial information and work proactively to maximise profitability
  • High level of leadership and experience in leading teams
  • Experience in production of high quality and high-volume food
  • Ability to develop new products to a specification
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in delivering to all levels
  • High level knowledge of food safety management
  • Ability to cater for all day parts (breakfast / lunch / evening)

What's in it for you?

  • Develop your Management skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
  • Outstanding Training & Development
  • Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced convenience store company
  • Excellent benefits package.

Location: Aberystwyth

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Very Competitive (depending on experience) plus the opportunity to earn bonus

Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities

You may have experience of the following: Foodservice Manager, Production Manager, Programme Manager, Product Manager, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Retail, etc.

Ref: 98853
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