The Company and the Role:
The company provides Catering and Facilities Management Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across a mix of clients including remote sites, Construction, Accommodation Camps ,Education, Healthcare, Mining and Energy.
They are seeking a Catering Operations Manager to be based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia The position is permanent.
Key Features of the Role:
You will be responsible for managing multiple client operations across different sectors in Dammam where our client is providing catering, housekeeping and laundry and maintenance services.
Your main responsibilities will include the overall accountability for the preparation and control of budgets, monthly P & L accounts, client relationships, business development, staff management and ensure an adequate supply and compliance with our clients QHSE policies and procedures.
You will prepare staff forecast and work with HR on recruitment needs, training / development needs and career / succession plan. Coordinate with HR on staff movements, formalities, mobilization and demobilization plans.
You will develop strong, valuable client network ensuring long term relationships for account retention, organic growth and future business opportunities.
You will work with the Finance team for all finance related matters such as collection, cash management and for continual improvement of financial results.
You will support business development team by sharing information on market situation, upcoming opportunities and threat within the area of responsibility.
Knowledge and Skills:
You will be an accomplished Catering Operations Manager with a proven track record in contract catering and Facilities Management ideally in the Middle East.
You must have multi- site management experience and have a strong knowledge of international cooking.
Your practical experience should be supported by some formal qualification in catering and / or hospitality and you should have a good understanding of the Middle East.
Your management experience must have included full business unit responsibility ideally across various sizes of units and you will have experience in workplace training and mentoring.
You must be able to manage routine and complex contract activities with the ability to overview situations, review and evaluate, defining and revising set plans to achieve contract goals.
You will have experience of financial analysis and management skills in a profit and loss environment coupled with outstanding budgetary and cost control management skills.
You should be a confident communicator with the ability to supervise, motivate, coach and train a team of local nationals.
You will be flexible, possess initiative and able to pick things up quickly.
Superb inter-personal skills and instant credibility are essential as you will be inter-facing with a number of people from different backgrounds, nationalities and religions.
Finally, you should be pc literate and possess a Drivers Licence and be fluent in English.
What’s on Offer?
Basic Salary including Quality of Life Allowance will be around £41,000 per annum tax free. In addition there is an annual performance bonus which can up to £9,000 per annum tax free.
Two economy class round trip air tickets per year to the country of origin.
42 days paid vacation per year including local land festive holidays.
Company provided accommodation, Company Car, utilities and medical insurance.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Catering Operations Manager.
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