Operations Manager Kent / Essex

Job Title: Operations Manager Kent / Essex
Salary: £53000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + company car options
Reference: CJ6047_1681992972
Contact Name: Claire Philpott
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Job Description

We are currently looking for an established Area Operations Manager on behalf of a vibrant, forward-thinking and diverse contract catering company, who have the highest standards of service and focus on a fresh food approach in to the B&I, Education and Care markets.

We are looking for a passionate and driven multi-site Area Operations Manager who is currently operating within education contract catering. You must have a true love of fresh food and excellence of service, as you lead, mentor, train and develop Managers and teams across 18-20 contracts within Education businesses.

As Area Manager, you will be overseeing sites from small Chef Manager to larger General Managed sites. It is essential that you live in the South Essex/Kent area and are happy to travel within the regions surrounding you.

With a natural confidence in this client-facing role, you will need to be immaculate in your presentation and really enjoy the buzz of the customer experience. You will also need to be adept with financial monitoring and P&L’s, reporting these to the Operations Director on a regular basis.

We are looking for a strong leader, someone who is passionate about people, food and service. You will need to have strong values when it comes to client delivery and you will most certainly need to be into the detail.

In summary, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • experience at multi-site level within education contract catering
  • ability and interest in being hands on and visible in your sites
  • a genuine interest in fresh food
  • a natural leader who gains follow-ship
  • a logical problem solver, able to think on your feet
  • good at forging and maintaining client relationships
  • strong on finance and report writing
  • a team player with a genuine interest in developing others

This is a superb opportunity to join a passionate and standards-driven contract catering company.

If you are interested in finding out more, please apply today by sending your CV (as a Word document).

Please note, due to volume of applications, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

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Claire Philpott
Operations Director

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