General Manager

Job Description

The opportunity:

Global Talent 2020 is proudly working with Edinburgh’s award-winning, upmarket Restaurant and Bar venues. This long-established, renowned venue is looking for a passionate wet/dry sale 50:50 ratio experienced General Manager for this prominent, beautifully positioned venue in a trendy part of town. The opportunity is not one that comes around very often and is a high-profile venue within the company. Our client is looking for a leader, and proven restaurant/bar business driver.

The role:

The General Manager our client will be empowered on a daily basis to run the operation, and make conscious decisions to support the growth of the site, whilst reporting to a group Operations Manager. You will be leading a diverse and settled large team across the site. This luxury-appointed food and drink venue will require a General Manager candidate with previous proven hands-on operational experience. You will need to be very comfortable being customer-facing, and lead by example. You must possess an eye for detail, and possess sound commercial nous, especially in a changing marketplace.

The venue at the moment is operating more so on a 40:60 wet/dry ratio, our client ultimately wants to address this to a 50:50 wet/dry sales ratio, given the location of the venue, and potential. It is also about consistency of service delivery and exceeding the expectations of the customer.

You will manage all staff across the front/back of the house, kitchen, and bar areas as required. This will be in concert with your established HOD’s and supervisory team. Great understanding of stock controls, cellar management, health & safety, training, and development of others, as well as possessing first-class communication skills are prerequisites for this diverse and fast-paced role.

Other skills that would be advantageous, would-be marketing, working with drinks brands for promotions, and understanding social media as a route to market for the services.

The person:

Our client at Global Talent 2020, is looking for a hands-on approach type leader, with a focused, well-organised mind. With a positive attitude and is driven to achieve commercially.

This is a multi-tasking, challenging role, in an amazingly fast-paced environment. Quality understanding of all areas of a volume bar and restaurant operations are key for this opportunity.

Our quality-focused client requires the ideal candidate to possess first-class people soft skills, with “right-first-time” engagement with customers, and colleagues alike. Sound understanding of P&L and cost management is also desired, and this role would ideally suit a current General Manager applicant, looking to step up into a higher profile venue, with added diverse responsibilities, and comfortable managing a weekly turnover that exceeds £45k to £65k per week.

The benefit:

The opportunity is with Global Talent 2020 long established, highly respected Edinburgh operator. They have strong plans for growth for 2023. They offer an excellent base salary package, generous bonus potential, and great company benefits, whilst working in a premier established venue.

Interested? Get in touch, apply today, and then let’s talk…

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Job Overview

Job Title
General Manager
Role Type
Full Time
Job Reference
MPR 1010
Date Job Posted
Closing Date
Salary £42k to £45k DOE plus Bonus

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