Title:  Group General Manager

Requisition #:  500962

Essex, ESS, GB

Career Area:  Food Services

Job Description

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join Aramark UK as Group Manager sat within our Education sector and responsible for Colchester Institute, based primarily at Colchester, CO3 3LL.

As Group Manager reporting to our Director of Operations, you will be tasked with developing and executing strategy, advocating for your client, encouraging dedication, driving engagement, and delivering positive financial results. The Group Manager owns the operations of food service accounts by ensuring areas of responsibility meet objectives and client expectations and will be responsible for both Braintree and Colchester sites.  

Within this role you will be responsible for breakfast and lunch service for students and staff, in addition to managing hospitality and events. Colchester has a main dining room and two coffee shops with a smaller extended coffee shop and quick service offering at Braintree.

Job Responsibilities

Overall ownership and accountability of operational management and financial performance of the sites
Work closely with the Head Chef to ensure correct stock level
Ensure OpX and waste management processes are in place and weekly reviews are completed for production
Champion excellent customer service and effectively implement all customer communication tools provided by marketing in order to build sales
Ensure RRP is maintained as per company policy and that the tariff in all areas meets client / company requirements
Implementation of schemes including new products, planograms, procedures, and menu specifications, ensuring they adhere to Aramark guidelines and brand standards
Work and develop good commercial relationships with suppliers, ensuring receipt of service and quality levels required to obtain the highest financial return
Knowledge of all applicable personnel policies, labour laws and agreements
Ensure strict compliance with Aramark Hygiene and Safety requirements
Prepare and manage accurate projections for all P&L accounts including raw materials, wages etc
Oversee the performance evaluation process for staff on site to ensure this is conducted in a timely manner and based on agreed objectives and targets. Annual reviews for all staff are completed
Plan and lead team management meetings and daily briefings
Lead appropriate contract negotiations with client to achieve contract sign off (New business / retentions / scope changes)
Identify & unlock opportunity for growth
Develop strategic plans & value proposition

Experience Required

  • Hospitality/ Catering background
  • People management experience
  • Good client communication skills
  • Computer skills 
  • Knowledge of finance systems
  • Full clean enhanced DBS is required


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