General Manager - Madejski Stadium, Reading

Circa £65,000 per annum
12 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017
Ms Gaynor Levi
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Full Time

Levy Restaurants UK has an excellent opportunity available for a General Manager for the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football club.  The Madejski Stadium offers a great range of event spaces for Match and non-match day events. The Royal Berkshire conference centre is managed and spaces sold by Compass and therefore this role offers a great platform for an experienced General Manager to really make an impact.

As General Manager you will take full responsibility for the £5M contract working closely with our clients and driving the business. You will ensure standards across all event and non-event days in both commercial and hospitality services. The business is a great mix of conference and events and you will develop and manage a motivated team, ensuring appropriate skills to ensure budget targets are achieved. Working with a fixed team of 20 and up to 300 casuals at peak times you will be an excellent leader, able to communicate at all levels.

Package description

Circa £65,000 per annum

To work 5 out of 7 days, in line with business needs.

Main responsibilities
  • Managing client and contractual relationships in a commercial manner ensuring compliance and company policies are adhered to
  • Driving the service and support to exceed our client's and our customers' expectations
  • Planning and implementing plans to achieve strategic growth of the operation and overall contract delivery
  • Coaching, developing and leading a team to provide exceptional service to the clients
  • Driving service excellence thereby exceeding customer expectations/requirements and enhancing the customer journey
  • Deliver the profit for the business through leading and supporting your team in delivery of their financial targets
  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of Food & beverage, operating with focus on innovation, standards and market awareness
Ideal candidate
  • Strategic Management experience within a similar Sport and Leisure / Retail and C&B background
  • The ability to build and lead an effective team
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Results orientated and motivated to achieve measurable results
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Be self-motivated and show the ability to work in a pressurised commercial, customer facing environment
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Computer literacy
  • Financial and commercial acumen
About the company

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK& I and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients including Twickenham Experience, Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House and The O2, through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.

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