Regional/Area Manager
Mise en Place
London, UK
1d ago

Vacancy Description :

Responsible for management of the day-to-day operations and running of the shops, regularly working autonomously to ensure business objectives are met.

This is very much a practical role that requires strong communication skills as well as the ability to engage and motivate the butchers and retail staff.

We are looking for a solutions person as opposed to a problem reactive character. A people's person, but with strong management skills.

The future of the business very much is digital and online, so a strong understanding of growing ecommerce would be required

Working for supportive operators, you will have previous area / operational management experience within a premium retail food store / butchery concept successfully overseeing the management of multiple sites on a day to day basis ( currently 4 outlets)

  • Preferred experience and knowledge of butchery. This can either be from a commercial or practical side. We are looking at promoting this aspect from within for practical aspects, but there is a need for strong knowledge of the industry.
  • Strong HR skills for management of butchers and shop staff. They must be able to motivate and engage with butchers. This will involve everything from administrative through to disciplinary etc.
  • Recruiting, interviewing and induction.
  • Administrative duties : organizing resources, rotas for the stores
  • Work proactively to drive growth across the business and shops, and make key decisions to problem solve on a regular basis.
  • Regulatory implementation of EHO policies and procedures and ensuring compliance in all 4 locations.
  • Commercial awareness, including negotiating costings and contracts.
  • Financial and accounting awareness to assess store GP’s and profitability and ability to work towards improvement.
  • Quality control.
  • About you :

  • Minimum 10 years' experience working within a comparable high end food led retail operation at a management level
  • Must be polite and professional in communications and be a friendly individual with a positive and motivating approach
  • Prior experience of training, mentoring and developing teams
  • Someone with a calm approach and the ability to be hands on and take on duties outside of their remit when required to ensure the smooth running of the outlets
  • Experience and a thorough knowledge of the fine foods and the butchery industry, with a strong understanding of emerging trends.

  • An understanding of health and safety and food hygiene regulations and policies.
  • Experience in high growth evolving environments is beneficial with a solid understanding of current of driving online revenue and logistics
  • Company transport available / laptop provided

    Hours primarily Monday to Friday daytimes - though ad hoc weekend work could also be required

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