Operations Director required to spearhead the regional development of a growing food concept. The Operations Director will be responsible for: Overall responsibility for the implementation and launch of the business line and the ongoing growth, profitability and operations. Providing strategic direction, leadership and transitioning the business line from the project mode to an ongoing steady state operations mode. Translating the strategic business plans into well-defined operational plans to meet business objectives. Defining & implementing suitable performance management metrics & reporting structures to monitor performance against objectives. Setting the budgets for the coming year and executing the annual, medium-term & long-term plans for the business with the objective of setting up and launching the business line including the building of the team. Owning P&L for the business line and driving cost optimisation. Responsibility for the operations of the business; setting & ensuring standards of excellence and driving 'customer delight’. Planning, building & nurturing the infrastructure, resources, leadership & processes for delivery of the annual plan. Talent acquisition, nurturing, mentoring & retention of staff. Accountability for Compliance and Risk Management for the business line, including setting processes & reporting to ensure compliance to all statutory norms. Overseeing the roll out of new stores across the country as well as optimising the performance of current stores. To be successful in this role you are likely to come from a restaurant background, preferably with experience in casual dining where you would have operated at the highest level. Strong leadership and communicational skills are essential.


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