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Associate Director – (Culinary Development and Events Delivery)

£54,131 - £70,579

UK / West Midlands

Higher Education Professional Services

Permanent

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Hayley Mintern
020 3962 9900

MRG’s Living Assets and Commercial Education practices, led by Hayley Mintern specialises in the appointment of mid-senior leaders. We have a specialist team, who solely facilitate appointments within Higher education commercial services and hospitality, Purpose Built Student Acco

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Job Description

REF: 16126
Posted: 21 June 2021
Closes: 04 July 2021

Join an industry leading team that places excellence at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 8,000 staff, 36,000 students, and a turnover of c.£700m, the University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University. Our heritage as the UK’s original ‘red brick’ and civic university, is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen. Home to world-class researchers whose work on everything from new cancer treatments to harnessing the power of atoms for future energy sources makes a real difference to people’s lives - the university provides innovative solutions to big problems. We think, recruit, and compete worldwide. The stunning, 300-acre Edgbaston campus is iconic.

Business and Operations – Campus Services (BOPs) is a commercial hospitality business function with a turnover of £11 million. Our vision is to simply go beyond food and drink on campus.

This is a newly created leadership role heading up the food development, innovation, and delivery team for one of the largest hospitality organisations in the West Midlands. Reporting to the Director of Business and Operations (DoBOPs), you will have autonomy and freedom to act across the Campus Services and provide advice that will significantly influence decisions relating to the area of impact.

You will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Food and Beverage provision, determining strategy, driving operational consistency, innovation, and exceptional quality. You will lead the strategic development and operational performance of menu design, food production, presentation, and service delivery, creating appropriate and deliverable food offers. This will involve managing a large team, through intermediate managers, to deliver effective and efficient services, achieving budget, ensuring legal compliance, and ensuring exceptional levels of student, staff, and visitor satisfaction both in Edgbaston and at the University’s Dubai campus.

You will have a creative and innovative personality with ability to implement new ideas. You will have substantial leadership experience, ideally within a commercially driven food and beverage function.

With a genuine commitment to continual service improvement, you will possess strong organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work proactively, using a high level of initiative. You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work collaboratively and across boundaries and to influence and negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.

You will hold a professional hospitality qualification, ideally an industry chef qualification.

To arrange a confidential discussion and to request the full briefing particulars, please contact Hayley Mintern (Hayley.mintern@mrgpeople.co.uk) or James Gregory (james.gregory@mrgpeople.co.uk) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 020 8892 0115.

Join an industry leading team that places excellence at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 8,000 staff, 36,000 students, and a turnover of c.£700m, the University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University. Our heritage as the UK’s original ‘red brick’ and civic university, is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen. Home to world-class researchers whose work on everything from new cancer treatments to harnessing the power of atoms for future energy sources makes a real difference to people’s lives - the university provides innovative solutions to big problems. We think, recruit, and compete worldwide. The stunning, 300-acre Edgbaston campus is iconic.

Business and Operations – Campus Services (BOPs) is a commercial hospitality business function with a turnover of £11 million. Our vision is to simply go beyond food and drink on campus.

This is a newly created leadership role heading up the food development, innovation, and delivery team for one of the largest hospitality organisations in the West Midlands. Reporting to the Director of Business and Operations (DoBOPs), you will have autonomy and freedom to act across the Campus Services and provide advice that will significantly influence decisions relating to the area of impact.

You will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Food and Beverage provision, determining strategy, driving operational consistency, innovation, and exceptional quality. You will lead the strategic development and operational performance of menu design, food production, presentation, and service delivery, creating appropriate and deliverable food offers. This will involve managing a large team, through intermediate managers, to deliver effective and efficient services, achieving budget, ensuring legal compliance, and ensuring exceptional levels of student, staff, and visitor satisfaction both in Edgbaston and at the University’s Dubai campus.

You will have a creative and innovative personality with ability to implement new ideas. You will have substantial leadership experience, ideally within a commercially driven food and beverage function.

With a genuine commitment to continual service improvement, you will possess strong organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work proactively, using a high level of initiative. You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work collaboratively and across boundaries and to influence and negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.

You will hold a professional hospitality qualification, ideally an industry chef qualification.

To arrange a confidential discussion and to request the full briefing particulars, please contact Hayley Mintern (Hayley.mintern@mrgpeople.co.uk) or James Gregory (james.gregory@mrgpeople.co.uk) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 020 8892 0115.