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General manager

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Job Introduction

Job Description

General manager - Catering - Central London

Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience

Working in our prestigious Met Police contract at Empress State Building

Monday - Friday 

(occasional weekends will be required to suit business needs)


We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

What you'll be doing:

General Manager - Catering - Central London

Are you a General Manager who wants to lead and develop winning teams of departmental managers and frontline colleagues to provide exceptional service to our clients and customers and deliver great results for Compass Group.

Are you passionate about creating a positive safety and wellbeing culture throughout the team to ensure the safety of people, clients and customers and take responsibility for the delivery of all contracted services, particularly the successful management of the outputs of each of our strategic partners and sub-contractors.  

More about the role:

Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  • Overseeing the soft catering service delivery including the provision of hospitality and catering
  • Communicate regularly with client 
  • Complete action plans following client satisfaction surveys
  • Ensure all client hospitality is delivered to the correct standard and look to identify opportunities to improve and increase the service where possible
  • Analyse, monitor, and manage GP whilst ensuring cost and sales records are accurately inputted and maintained
  • Ensure all customer requirements are communicated to all departments in advance to ensure effective planning
  • Complete/adjust labour schedule in line with sales
  • Analyse and effectively manage all in unit costs
  • Ensure budgets are understood and achieved ensure all costs are managed effectively within budget

Who you are:

Our Ideal General Manager will: 

  • have knowledge of working in a management role within the catering / retail industry
  • You will have the ability to display a real passion for food and customer service and be financially and commercially astute.
  • Good Communication skills - both written and verbal. 
  • Good computer skills
  • Interpersonal, administrative, and organisational skills
  • A 'Can do' attitude
  • Eye for detail
  • Excellent leadership skills

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