Business Development Manager
Salary details: £37107 - £39961
Salary details: Grade 11 - £37,107 to £39, 961 per annum
Ref: CRO 1195
Economy and Infrastructure
Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Services
Place of Work: Flint Street, Huddersfield
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time Only
Hours per Week: 37
Closing date: 27 January 2019
Kirklees Catering Service provides high quality catering services to 176 schools, extra care schemes and commercial premises throughout Kirklees and other local authorities. The catering service employs in excess of 900 staff and has a turnover of approximately 20M per annum
An opportunity has arisen for a talented, passionate and enthusiastic Business Development Chef to drive forward our menu concept, design and direction.
You will develop the culinary direction of a continually evolving brand to deliver innovation through menu development. You must have strong craft skills and knowledge of modern food trends with the imagination to bring ideas and concepts to life, as well as having the financial acumen to make sure sales and profit margins are achieved
You will need to have a warm friendly genuine character to help build trust and buy in from the teams, building strong relationships as a key part of the role will involve undertaking culinary workshops to support the development of our workforce.
You will support tender processes from site visits and tender presentations, through to supporting the mobilisation of new contracts
Prepare and present food presentations and culinary workshops to our chefs and clients
Present with confidence on all aspects of our food offer and demonstrate thorough knowledge of Nutritional standards and all appropriate government guidelines
Produce food concepts and recipes which demonstrate flair and imagination which also takes into account the diversity of cuisine, food trends, and fresh locally sourced sustainable ingredients.
Exceptionally high standards of food quality, health & hygiene and food safety practices.
Knowledge and understanding of the hospitality sector, specifically the schools sector.
A professional attitude which also promotes a fun culture driven approach to motivate individuals and teams to develop their culinary knowledge.
Researching skills and an eye for detail which support food creativity and innovation.
Interpret, analyse and report on food costs to minimise waste and maintain portion control in ways that maximise efficiency and maintain gross profit.
The ideal candidate will have an impressive background with the catering industry with multi-site experience gained within busy commercial and customer facing operations
Experience in planning, facilitating and organising culinary workshops and food demonstrations
Knowledge with current Allergen legislation and dietary guidance
Strong communication skills, both written and oral including computer skills (Word, Excel, PPT, Publisher)
Excellent organisational, presentation and research skills.
Have a proven track record in delivering results through teams.
Ability to motivate, enthuse, and inspire
Strong financial & commercial acumen with previous responsibility for budgets/GP Margins monitoring, and financial planning knowledge
Driven, self-motivated, and sales, service, and standards focused with strong leadership skills and an inspirational approach that enables you to motivate people
Government pension scheme
25 holiday days per annum (pro rata) plus bank holidays with additional holiday entitlement for length of service
Employee benefits scheme
Requirements of the Job
Advanced Food Hygiene is essential.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral including computer skills (Word, Excel, PPT, Publisher
Willingness to travel is essential; therefore a full clean driving licence is essential.
This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday with occasional weekend and evening working to support business needs
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend and present a 30 minute practical food based demonstration on Monday 18th February 2019. Applicants will be pre-notified what this task involves, applicants must be available to attend on this date to be considered for this post.
Interviews to take place on Monday 25th February 2019.
In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile - this information needs to be inserted under the 'Relevant skills, experience and behaviours' section on the Application Form. CV’s will not be accepted.