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Chief Operating Officer - Casual Restaurant Business

Chief Operating Officer – Casual Restaurant Business

Salary:                 Up to £150,000

Location:             North London with extensive travel

COREcruitment’ s executive search team are currently supporting a leading Restaurant brand as they look to appoint a new COO.

Based in North London, this position would be ideal for an established executive level operator.

The business operates a casual family restaurant concepts with a reputation for great produce, style, and excellent food.

Consequently, the business is looking for an individual with in-depth, casual dining knowledge from restaurants and an understanding of franchise partnerships.

Skill Set required:

  • Experience of the casual dining
  • Strong understanding of openings, acquisitions and re branding projects
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – someone who will lead it as their own.
  • Strong leadership of Head of Department – HR, Legal, Property, Finance etc
  • Can foster a strong people culture.
  • Passion for food and drink – this is a prerequisite.
  • Franchise partnerships
  • Excellent proven experience in a business going through growth or change.
  • Significant experience in a business with responsibility of turnover exceeding £50 million.
  • Ideally understand southeast Asia Culture and Cuisine

Key Objectives of the role of COO:

  • To lead, support and develop the current operation in line with the Brand culture and vision.
  •  You will align with and lead the Senior Leadership Team working collaboratively on existing and future business goals.
  • To assist the Founder in identifying suitable locations and acquisitions for expansion of the brand, acting as a Project Manager for new locations when required they have 5 new sites ear marked.
  • Assume ownership and manage relationships with key members of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Ideally have experience around the HR/People side of the business – culture is paramount to the operation.
  • To take full responsibility for the overall operation and services provided – 21 sites
  • Ability to make decisions that align with the culture and ambition of the business
  • Manage, maintain, and upkeep all current Restaurants to the highest of standards.
  • Be the point of escalation and final decision maker on all Brand policies and procedures relating to employees, customers, and partners.

Chief Operating Officer – Casual Restaurant Business

Salary:                 Up to £150,000

Location:             North London with extensive travel

If you’re interested in discussing the details further, please reach out to with your up-to-date cv.

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