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Area manager for premium independently owned multis site butcher & delis outlets - SW London  

Vacancy Reference: OM6118
Vacancy Title:Area manager for premium independently owned multis site butcher & delis outlets - SW London
The Company:
This exciting established and growing mutis site brand works with small, sustainable and ethical farms throughout the UK, they have gained a fantastic reputation for offering premium meats and other bespoke food products and also have a growing online ecommerce presence.
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 

Salary & Benefits:
£ 55- 60k + the 5% share option.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.

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