Title General Manager - Flagship Opening Gorgeous Contract
Type Corporate Client
City of London
General Manager - Flagship Opening Gorgeous Contract catering client
This is a gorgeous brand new top notch contract Catering contract (working for a fabulous bespoke niche independent London contract caterer boasting amazing food) that is opening soon and needs an all singing all dancing General Manager to mobilise and grow as the number of people in the building grow so will the role! The offer is free issue with no expense spared! Quite literally whatever the clients wants they get and you make it happen! You will not be micro managed at all – we need someone who is happy to be left alone to make things happen and find a way to say yes to whatever request this client has and make decisions yourself. Be great if you had some contract catering experience so you understand about managing a client coupled with a true passion and genuine interest and zest for all that is happening in the food markets in London as well as the high-street – what’s new, what’s buzzing, whatever you think your clients will enjoy… you bring it on to site to save them going out to eat ANYTHING!
This American client wants a personality who knows what’s new on the high-street – what’s the latest pop up – the latest fab grab n go that everyone wants – they will arrange for you to go to New York where their Partner company is based and check out the latest food trends in Manhattan and bring them back to the UK city property! Sky really is the limit – this site is all subsided by the client so I don’t need someone who is particularly interested in G.Ps as there is literally no expense spared.
Culturally I need someone who is easy going, ‘gets’ what great grab n go food needs to look and taste like – the clients on site are a chilled bunch although the American client is super driven and wants the food to be THE BEST. This needs a real character, someone who makes things happen and is positive and upbeat! The service consists of Breakfast, elevenses’, lunch and tea – very high quality food, this client wants only the very best sourced ingredients for their staff – it is a high octane environment these traders work very very hard and mostly take their refreshments back to their desk, so no fine dining or Hospitality here, time is money!
This needs to be someone who is strategic can look 3 months in advance as of course being a May opening the number of clients to begin with will be few only 400 growing to 1000 in next 12 months so my client is very much building for growth and sees this role as one that needs to mobilise initially, be hands on, but then develop into a strategic forward thinking manager role Above all else you need to have a huge amount of drive and know your food!
I cannot emphasise enough what a truly great opportunity this is – don’t think small think long term - as the site takes on more clients your team will grow, you will mould and shape the food offer and have a fantastic close and strong relations with this client – this is the company’s flagship site so your site will be where prospective clients are taken to show what this nice foodie caterer can do – so very high profile for your career.