As the in-house caterer at St Paul’s Cathedral, we manage the Café and events space. We welcome guests a haven from the hustle and bustle of London to enjoy barista-made coffee, afternoon tea and fresh food from our café. In addition to this, we cater for special events such as; dinners, receptions, conferences, seminars and meetings.
An opportunity has arisen for a General Manager to join our team. This is an amazing opportunity to not only join Searcys, but to also manage our catering contract in one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London – St Paul’s Cathedral.
As the General Manager, you will be responsible for all catering aspects and will report to the Operations Director. As the Searcy’s ambassador at St Paul’s, your role will involve working closely with the client to ensure we are exceeding the customer and clients requirements at all times.
·Communication – Build a strong rapport with the client and support team, to ensure that a professional and reliable relationship is established
·Operational – Accountable for managing all elements of the catering contract, ensuring standards are set and upheld with a consistent review process to ensure development
·Sales – You will have a proactive approach to sales & marketing through a strategic plan, and take full accountability for all events
·Financial – Full P&L accountability; ensure that the client’s needs are met, in addition to your own financial targets, and identify new commercial and financial opportunities
·People – Day to day management of a core team of 13; in addition to a casual work force who will be required to support various events
·Culture – Drive an engaging culture which is customer focussed at all times
·Previous experience of working within events/hospitality/restaurants as an Assistant General Manager/General Manager
·Able to work within a fast paced environment and competent in managing their time effectively
·Previous P&L accountability
·Strong business acumen, and motivated in driving sales and revenue for the business
·Experience of managing a team
·Exposure of building and maintaining relationships with a client is desirable
·Passionate about coaching and developing your team
·Excellent communication skills
·Enthusiastic about delivering memorable moments for guests
·Positive “can-do” attitude
This is a superb opportunity for someone who is looking to progress within a company that operates within some of the most iconic venues across London; where you are able to work off your own initiative and bring new ideas to the business to continue to build on our success.
We offer a competitive salary plus bonus, in addition to some great benefits!