Senior Appointment – General Manager

Reference: LG/500/9921
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Kent
Duration: Permanent
Working Hours: Mon to Fri - some flexibility to meet the needs of the business
Holidays: TBC
Salary: 80,000 + Car/Car Allowance + Bonus
Job Description:

Red Eagle Recruitment (AGY) is looking to appoint a high calibre general manager on behalf of our client who specialise in product supply to the hospitality sector. To be considered for the position candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in generating and developing business, forecasting pipeline’s, P&L and managing the total headcount across the business.  If you think you have the attributes and business acumen to drive this progressive business to the next level please send your up to date CV and covering letter to or call me for a confidential chat on 01303 851133.

Main Purpose of the Job:

To manage the company’s operations in accordance with the strategy agreed by the Board to ensure that the company achieves its mission and growth objectives. Full responsibility for achieving agreed gross and net profit targets.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Direct and supervise all staff members, providing guidance, training and discipline where appropriate; monitoring their performance and motivating them to reach targets
  • Develop sales strategies and set targets for individuals to secure new customers and develop existing customer accounts; to be personally active in the market visiting prospective and existing major accounts
  • Reporting performance to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis with historical financials/ KPI’s and short term forward trading pipeline & forecast; to advise the Board of market and competitor activity that may impact on achieving objectives and propose solutions
  • To recommend the addition of new products or changes to existing products to maintain a competitive market position together with an evaluation of cost benefits
  • Maintain close relationship with Operations Manager to ensure that products are ordered in timely manner and stock levels are kept to a minimum, safety regulations are adhered to and recorded correctly, and quality management is maintained
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of the business including annual budgeting process
  • Ensure the health and safety of all staff and facilities are maintained 

Personal Requirements: 

  • Experience of the hospitality market/or similar
  • Solid financial understanding and analytical skills
  • Leadership and decision-making capability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to a small but ambitious private company environment
  • Ability to work within a small but growing organisation
  • Ability to make effective difficult decisions quickly
  • An enthusiastic and energetic individual with ambition to progress to Board of Directors
  • 5 years plus in within a senior management role, ideally with strong sales management experience
  • Strong desire to expand their own and the company’s potential
  • Strong proven leadership and management skills
  • Experience of compiling budgets and analysing performance





How to apply:

For further information on this vacancy please contact:
Folkestone: 01303 851 133 E-mail:
Please quote the job reference and attach a recent CV if available.

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