Salary: Up to £32,000 per Annum (DOE) + Car Allowance

Shift hours: Full Time

Area Support Chef Manager

West & West Midlands Region

Up to £32,000 per annum plus car allowance.

As an Area Support Manager, you will be supporting the Area Manager, Unit Managers and teams onsite by getting the best out of people and maximising commercial opportunities, you will be drawn to satisfaction from managing and training your team. The Senior Area Support Manager will support their team in providing a professional service, ensuring that company standards are maintained and that Client expectations are met. You will support the Area Manager in running an area of 16 sites and will be the lead and accountable for 5 of these sites. This role is a progression step into Area Manager role. You will be guided and developed by your area manager to progress your career.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Take accountability for the monthly accounts of approximately 5 sites.
  • To provide management support for catering operations including running of site cater services when required inc. cooking of meals
  • To support the operations team in ensuring that catering outlets consistently adhere to the company policies and procedures relating to the use of nominated suppliers, and carry out discussions and negotiations with suppliers, as requested
  • Carry out checks and audits in the areas of food standards and controls identified sites and report findings to the Head of Operations and appropriate Area Manager.
  • Support Catering Managers in all areas of their management of the catering establishment to ensure that the operational standards are maintained and developed
  • To ensure all aspects of the Catering Managers functions are carried out whilst covering absences
  • Assist the Area Manager in preparing and presenting annual client budgets to the agreed company standard
  • Ensure all Team Members under your control, either on a permanent or temporary basis have received full induction and job training that has also been recorded.
  • To assist the area manager with driving innovation throughout the business.
  • To proactively identify to the Area Manager where potential improved financial performance opportunities are possible.
  • Assist the Area Manager in preparing and presenting annual client budgets to the agreed company standard
  • Carry out one-off projects on any area of financial control/ management as requested to support the operations team and company. 
  • Investigate innovative ways to enhance the marketing and presentation of the food in the company outlets and carry out feasibility studies, as requested. 
  • Assist the sales department in selling of client services, visiting prospective clients and preparing sites for visits, as requested.
  • To assist the Area Manager with client meetings when required.
  • To take responsibility for the Area Manager in their absence.
  • Experience as a Catering / Chef Manager 
  • Strong Catering / Culinary background
  • Previous experience of running multiple P&Ls
  • This is an area role and therefore a driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.
  • Proven ability to effectively build relationships and influence internally at a senior level
  • Led the implementation of change programmes to deliver operational benefits
  • Ability to drive and retain business
  • Experience of working within brand guidelines to deliver results
  • Experience in highly commercial and price sensitive markets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable success as a credible and confident influencer
  • The ability to quickly build a trusted relationship with cross-functional customers  
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Teams
  • Works well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • A creative and innovative thinker
  • Able to quickly build credibility with key stakeholders

About Us

As part of Compass you’ll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK’s biggest businesses.

Job Reference: com/1710/40770001/52539895/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone’s talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive – Diversity is Our Strength!

Reference: com/1710/40770001/52539895/SU

Location: Gloucester

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