Group Commercial Manager - Food & Beverage

UK HOLIDAY PARK OPERATOR

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD OR ON-SITE LOCATION

c£70,000 plus excellent performance related bonus, and car

Successfully filled August 2017

We are delighted to be exclusively retained by Away Resorts Ltd, a privately owned and entrepreneurally spirited holiday park operator with a real passion for the industry.  Founded in 2008 by its three highly motivated owner directors, the business has brought innovation and energy to the UK holiday park sector.  Its determination to be the best and to provide its many customers with a unique blend of quality retro and inspiration has resulted in numerous industry awards and accolades.  The company has also been ranked in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK.

From the launch of its original park on the Isle of Wight, the portfolio now includes a further five parks based in Lincolnshire, Essex, North Wales and two in Hampshire.  There are exciting prospects for the future including continued investment in its facilities and ambitious plans to increase the footprint across the UK.

Key to the ongoing success of the Group is the recruitment of a Group Commercial Manager to be responsible for all areas of secondary spend.  This is strongly focussed towards driving the growth and enhancement of a fresh and modern food and beverage offering within its varied bars, cafes, and restaurants.  Over and above this there is a full and diverse range of entertainment and activities; health, fitness and beauty; cycle shops and boats; and a variety of shops providing everything from fresh, local produce to holiday essentials.

Candidates should have previously experienced a breadth of general management experience and run all or part of a commercial business where strong operating controls and people management are essential to the success of the company.  This experience is likely to have been gained in a medium sized commercially driven retail, catering, leisure or hospitality business and have involved being very hands-on in establishing and running tight operating systems and controls.

Of prime interest will be candidates who have enjoyed a breadth and seniority of experience within a medium sized multi-site high street F&B retail business where there has been an emphasis on fresh, modern and innovative food and drinks.

This will be a demanding and hands-on role requiring regular and extensive travel.  There is the option to be based at the Hemel Hempstead head office, or at one of the holiday parks.

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