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General Manager Designate - Fort William, Inverness and Elgin areas - Whitbread

Location: Lochee
Company: Whitbread
Hours: Full time
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General Manager Designate

Fort William, Inverness & Elgin Area

We are looking for an experienced General Manager to join us within a leadership role for the region, supporting and troubleshooting our highest volume and biggest businesses across Fort William, Inverness & Elgin. The ideal candidate will have a full drivers licence as working at multiple locations will be essential. A day in the life of this role may see you leading a team alongside the restaurants General Manager on our peak trading shifts, driving our sales and commercial measures looking for coaching opportunities to our team to providing holiday relief cover in the absence of a General Manager in an number of businesses.

You will working directly for the ROM to support and grow our businesses in the Highlands. Ideal candidates will see themselves as a troubleshooter and ‘go to’ within the region with knowledge of all areas of the business. Long term this role may lead to appointment as a General Manager within one of our restaurant brands or Hotel manager in our Premier Inn business.

It takes a great team to deliver a best in class restaurant experience, so you’ll…

  • Be responsible for recruiting, onboarding and inducting any new team members.
  • Inspire, develop and lead your management and team members, ensuring great retention.
  • Maximise revenue opportunities through analysing sales figures and effective forecasting.
  • Effectively manage all controllable costs and site P&L.
  • Support the Regional Operations Manager in delivering long term business goals.
  • Drive individual high performance through regular one to ones.
  • Have an eye for detail and thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment.
  • Show passion for the brand and ensure your team are equally as knowledgeable and confident around delivering the values
  • Ensure all health and safety measures are met to the highest standard.
  • Demonstrate a clear passion for achieving high guest measures.

We want you to be the best and so we will give you the tools to manage your labour and cost margins. It’s then up to you to show what you’ve got when it comes to driving sales and revenue and proactively using guest feedback to maximise opportunities.

We’re an innovative business so you’ll also champion change and implement this with the team.

Ideally, you’ll come from a high-volume, guest facing leadership role with an understanding of delivering in a branded operation.

Whats in it for you:

  • Full induction and training
  • Performance related company bonus scheme, Pension Scheme and Share Save Scheme
  • Whitbread Privilege Card offering up to 25% in Whitbread Restaurants and up to 50% off Premier Inn Hotels.
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Perks at Work Discounts through a variety of Retail and Leisure outlets

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

If you want to be part of a dynamic management team and our vision, develop yourself in a market leading company and have the skills, personality and passion to create moments that matter for our teams and guests then apply now!

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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