Business Manager
Geraldine, Full Time, Sales
Please Quote Reference Number 72157
  • Manage the operation of Barker's Food Store & Eatery
  • Varied and challenging role
  • Join an Innovative Market Leader

  • 2019 marks the 50th anniversary for Barker's of Geraldine and the much-anticipated, inaugural opening of the Barker's Food Store & Eatery, located in the heart of Geraldine. Construction is well underway with an opening date set for September 2019.

    Geraldine is a thriving community that Barker's is proud to call home. The opening of our new Barker's Food Store & Eatery will be an exciting milestone for us as a business and will help to drive Geraldine's reputation as a flourishing foodie destination.

    We are now welcoming applications of interest for a passionate Business Manager for the Food Store & Eatery to help lead the team that will drive its future success.

    About the Company:
    Innovation has been pumping through our veins since 1969. Barker's has been driven by the desire to be different and to explore new and better methods whilst continuing to respect, foster and grow our business.
    With roots in New Zealand's fertile soil, we're committed to supporting our local economy and caring for our environment whilst living our values of innovation with passion, leadership through humility and trust through transparency.

    About the Role:
    This Geraldine based position will be responsible for managing the operation of the Food Store & Eatery to optimise quality service, business growth and a world-class customer experience, while at the same time enhancing the Barker's brands.

    We are seeking a candidate who will:
    • Not be afraid to be hands-on with their team and the operation
    • Manage the development and management of budgets and budget reviews
    • Oversee the service and shop teams to ensure an outstanding customer experience
    • Develop and implement marketing plans
    • Work closely with suppliers, including negotiating contracts
    • Ensure we excel in all areas of Food Safety
    • Recruit, train and coach team members
    • Provide the team with outstanding and effective leadership
    • Operate a safe working environment for both employees and customers
    Managing a team of up to 15, this role will not be short of challenges and opportunities!

    To be successful in your application you will:
    • Possess a broad knowledge and understanding of hospitality and retail businesses
    • Have a commercial mind-set, with extensive leadership experience
    • Have a customer service ethos
    • Be able to operate autonomously, working effectively in high pressure and fast paced environments
    • Be committed to continuous improvement
    If this sounds like a challenge and you believe you fit the brief, we would love to hear from you!



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