Senior Operations Director

Job Title: Senior Operations Director
Reference: CJ5240_1713868406
Contact Name: Claire Philpott

Job Description

This established independent contract catering company are looking to recruit a Senior Operations Director. A newly created position, the emphasis will be on client retention and supporting continued growth within the food service sector.

As Senior Operations Director, you will work closely with the Managing Director. You will take responsibility for a number of key accounts within state education, independent schools and a small proportion of B&I. You will be accountable for the leadership and development of a team of 5 Operations Directors and Managers.

Due to the locations of the patch, you will ideally reside in the Hampshire to Surrey area to ensure good coverage and balance of time.

A company with an excellent reputation in the marketplace, they are known for personal service, fresh food and a hugely passionate team.

It is essential that the Senior Operations Director joining this team must be:

* Experienced at Operations Director level within independent education contract catering
* A strategist with experience in stepping back from the day to day to focus on special projects and continuous improvement
* Driven by client relationships, quality service and fresh food
* Motivational, with experience in nurturing and developing an established, self-sufficient team of Operations Directors and Operations Managers
* Strong financially with commercial acumen
* Non-corporate in their style with creative flair and eye for detail

This company operate predominantly within the education (independent and state) sector and work with clients, providing an outstanding catering offer. They have many long-standing clients, which are maintained through dedicated relationship management. Retention and relationship bonding will be a very key part of the role. Excellence of client retention and long service will present additional, admired stand-out qualities for this role.

If you have the skills and experience listed above, please apply by sending your CV as a Word document.

Please note, due to volume of applications, only suitable candidates with the above skills and experience will be contacted.

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Claire Philpott
Operations Director

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