General Manager


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Toronto, ON 


Food services



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Full Time



Job Description:

Cerise Fine Catering at the Beanfield Centre, is brought to you through a partnership between the Windsor Arms Hotel and Sodexo Live! with hospitality at the epicenter of our service promise, Cerise Fine Catering ensures that each event is uniquely designed and customized to your individual taste and occasion. Nothing beats the power of being at a live event. That's why we're proud to announce the launch of Sodexo Live!, our brand dedicated to the sports, events and hospitality industry. We concentrate all of our skills, insight, and experience into one brand that instinctively knows how to make the most of every moment. Let's go Live! together.

We are seeking an experienced General Manager for the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Beanfield Centre offers meeting planners an environmentally friendly meeting venue for groups of 50 to 3000 delegates. The first LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) conference centre in Canada, Beanfield Centre is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Ontario at Exhibition Place.
Beanfield Centre is powered exclusively by clean, renewable energy sources such as wind,solar, low impact hydro, biomass, biodiesel or geothermal power through Renewable Energy Attributes (REC) from Direct Energy Business. This Renewable, or Green Power, is sourced from Ecologo certified generation facilities,which ensures that the generat ion is derived from naturalsources that replenish themselves over short periods-of-time. Since all sources of electricity'whether they come from renewable or non-renewable sources'are combined once they are added to the grid, the purchase of the renewable attributes (REC) guarantee that Beanfield Centre's energy purchase is supporting the production of clean, renewable electricity. Using 100% Green Power results in energy consumption savings equal to removing 168 cars off the road per year,and a reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent to 422 acres of planted trees annually.

Principal Function:
The General Manager is charged with general oversight and leadership of all food and beverage operations, and in some cases, merchandising operations.  He or she serves as the linchpin for communications, support and resource allocation to optimize unit profitability and meet the day-to-day operating budget.
The General Manager will provide hands-on leadership to facilitate dining experiences that exceed guest expectations, while revenue is maximized and expenses are effectively controlled. The General Manager’s highest priorities will be to ensure that Sodexo Live!’s standards for quality, service, timeliness, safety, security, sanitation and regulatory compliance are adhered to.
The General Manager will plan and prepare for events and activities according to anticipated guest attendance and client expectations, will provide hands-on management and oversight, and will direct and support post-event activities, reconciliation and reporting. 
The General Manager will establish daily priorities and will direct the on-going activities of department heads in key functional areas such as administration, culinary production, hospitality, warehousing, sales, accounting and cash management to ensure that operations run smoothly, efficiently and in accordance with client/partner specifications. 

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversees the procurement, production, preparation, service and sale of food and refreshments for all outlets within assigned units.
  • Communicates and promotes Sodexo Live!’s culture and values; Provides hands-on leadership and direction department heads and staff.
  • Ensures compliance with company standards, client specifications, contractual obligations, and other legal and regulatory compliance requirements. 
  • Manages the financial performance of the venue through effective control of expenses and through the development, analysis and implementation of budgets, sales plans and forecasts.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection and training processes as needed for assigned unit.
  • Identifies and responds to client and customer feedback and assists in escalated situations as necessary.  

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or appropriate combination of education and experience to support on-the-job effectiveness.
  • A minimum of 5 years of previous senior leadership experience within a diverse, contract-managed food and beverage environment, to include successful management of a large staff and focus on exceptional client and customer service.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen with significant past P&L responsibility.
  • Strong working knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and general workplace safety standards with knowledge of Health Department requirements. 
  • Technologically savvy, with high proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
  • Self starter who can work independently and on several tasks/projects. simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of retail operations.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.
Other Requirements:
  • Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.
Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. Please note, only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted.

Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or any other applicable Provincially protected status.
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