We are looking to recruit an Operations Director for this well-established Event Catering Company. With over 30 years of experience, the company create and deliver bespoke, tailor-made catering packages for a variety of occasions at unique venues including museums, marquees, offices, palaces. Their geographical footprint is mainly within London and surrounding counties, however some of their regular events take them up to the Midlands.
We are looking for an experienced Operations Director to assist and support the Managing Director in running the day to day operations, ensuring compliance, optimising profitability and growth, as well as developing good client relationships and improving communications across the company.
Seventy percent of this company’s business is outdoor / on-location catering, therefore we are seeking an Operations Director with a strong track record in outdoor catering event leadership.
As Operations Director, you will be tasked with;
- People management and development
- Setting of sales targets and KPI’s
- Delivering high standards of service and customer engagement
- Attending client meetings, food tastings, site visits etc.
- Supporting with menu development
- Supporting Sales with client / business tenders
- Financial management; forecasting, timely and accurate information provided to accounts
- Optimising profitability
- Negotiating pricing structures
- Ensuring ordering procedures adhered to
- Assisting the MD with annual budget setting and client presentations
- Providing operational reports with action plans
You must be:
- A strong and effective communicator at all levels, both internally and externally
- Able to lead the juggling of numerous events at one time
- From an outdoor catering background with demonstrable experience in logistics
- Highly energetic and prepared to work long hours during peak seasons
- Passionate about creating bespoke offers for clients, delivering that individual wow factor
- Strong financially and articulate
- Able to be the face of the company in the absence of the MD
If you love the event catering world and the variety outdoor catering presents, then this could be the ideal role for you. Please apply by sending your CV.