GENERAL MANAGER (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time


  Leek, England

The Red Lion is a fantastic traditional town centre pub, set in the heart of the Leek marketplace. This site dates back to the 18th century and has held a prominent position as a social hub for historical events, meetings and a whole host of entertainment.  

We have a reinvestment pending for the site, and we are now seeking a strong General Manager to take the lead on this exciting opportunity.

The site offers traditional pub food and a variety of wet products with a good range of ales to choose from. There are several seating areas with low and high seating, 3 real fires, a function room and a small outside area.

Other benefits for you include:

  • Capped bonus plan
  • Health Plan
  • Pension
  • 50% discount on some of our food houses on completion of your mandatory online courses
  • 5 day working week

Why work for Hydes

We’re not a branded operation by any means.

  • Our sites are all unique although they share the same commitment to quality and service.
  • Our food is predominately fresh and our menus demand a good skill base to deliver it. Head Chefs and General Managers have an input into the menu development.
  • Our beer range is underpinned by the fantastic products from our own brewery in Manchester - consistently great at all times. You’ll also see the usual suspects of beer portfolios that customers enjoy.
  • Our wine and spirit ranges include many premium and high end products but do also cater for more standard tastes as well.
  • Our head office team provide all of the support and expertise that you need to create and grow a successful business.
  • Our IT support is top notch with online ordering, full EPOS and stock management, all to help you manage efficiently and save time.

The Role and you

The General Manager is a key role in making the Red Lion a success. With this in mind you need to be something special. It goes without saying that you'll have the basics. We’re looking for the best. Does this describe you?

  • You will have run a similar town centre site that takes at least 12K net a week
  • You will have been involved in a redevelopment opportunity
  • You will have the ability to be hands on in the kitchen as and when required
  • You’ll be geared up towards self promotion through social media and building a fantastic reputation. Your sites always grow sales because of what you do. You’ve built this reputation based on excellent service.
  • You engage with different types and age range of customers and their feedback is important to you
  • You build and motivate a strong efficient team. You’re an active leader, creating a culture of involvement, professionalism and fun. You’ve a waiting list of people wanting to work with you.
  • You know your way around a P and L and actively manage your GP, food and wet as well as your labour spend – the biggest cost and the largest asset you have.
  • You are super organised, you have tight control on cash and tills, manage your controllable costs, and your returns are always impeccable and returned on time

Oh yes – You love pubs!

But what defines you is your dedication to the little details, which is crucial to us as it's standards that turn a great pub into the best pub!

If you feel you've got the ability to really make a difference in this role and are excited by the prospect of joining a leading regional brewer and pub retailer the opportunities are endless.

Closing Date: 31st October 2018

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