Operations Manager - Leeds

Job Description

Our Client is the company where the happiness and health of their employees is of utmost importance to them and they recognise that their success depends on people. As well as a competitive salary and pension, they also provide you with:

  • Car allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Access to discounts designed to save you money
  • An additional days leave to celebrate your birthday!

Our Client expects all staff to share their commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company.


As an Operations Manager you will be responsible for a specific area within one of the busy regions. Overseeing the performance of catering operation for a number of Primary & Secondary school contracts, you will lead your team in delivering an excellent food operation whilst meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations

The role is:

  • 40 hours per week
  • 52 weeks per year
  • £45,000 - £50,000 per annum
Main Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that all services detailed within the contract are adhered to, delivered and where possible, enhanced to meet and exceed the clients, customers and company expectations
  • You will continually review the performance of each contract and its profitability whilst ensuring costs are controlled but that they don’t affect the service quality nor delivery
  • You will ensure food is of the highest standard and in line with the current high street trends
  • Managing and supporting the development, progress and performance of all line reporting managers whilst keeping engagement levels high
  • You will support the sales function in retaining existing business and obtaining new business opportunities
  • You’ll ensure compliance with all Health & Safety and Hygiene procedures and standards
The Ideal Candidate

Currently working in the hospitality/contract catering sector, you will have worked in a similar role previously, supporting, coaching and developing teams whilst ensuring that the team all have the passion to meet high standards and an excellent service level at all times.

With excellent communication skills, you can lead client meetings, managing their expectations and overcoming challenges.

As well as being service focused, you are process led ensuring standards, procedures and systems are maintained and followed at all times. You’ll need excellent computer skills, the ability to work under your own initiative with the desire to learn and achieve.

About the Company 

Our Client is a specialist school catering business born in 2009 out of a passion for great tasting food  – They’re all about providing fresh, delicious and exciting meals that bring a healthy dose of fun to the school day.

This small, independent, Midlands-based company has a family feel, and focuses on building strong relationships with their teams and clients. This means that their employees, their wellbeing and the opportunities for development and growth within the business are extremely important to them. Our Client rewards teams and recognises their hard work to make sure they feel happy and valued in their role  with the company.

Pineapple Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and are acting as a Recruitment Agency. 

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  • Location Icon Location Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £45000 - £50000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1207
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 24 April 2024
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