General Manager – Gateway Center


Job Title: General Manager
Organization: Ovations Foods Services
Work Locations: 1 Gateway Drive Collinsville, IL 62234
Job Posting: March 9, 2015
Closing Date: n/a

Job Summary
Are you a dynamic individual who sees the big picture, yet you also excel in managing the details? If so , this is your opportunity! Reporting to the Regional Vice President, the General Manager is responsible for the efficient, professional, and profitable operations management of the venue. In addition, you will be overseeing every managerial, full time, and part time position and ensuring full compliance with state and federal labor laws, sanitation and food-related ordinances, and alcohol service regulations.

This is an exciting and demanding opportunity requiring you to be team oriented, with the ability to work independently in a fast paced, event driven environment. If you have the qualifications, we want to hear from you.

Typical Duties
As our General Manager, you will be responsible for employee relations, corrective actions and coaching as well as counseling employees and completing necessary HR related paperwork.

Additional responsibilities include:
* Generating and reviewing financial reports, including budgets, projections, forecasting, revenue analysis; disbursements, capital investments, labor and product costs, wage and salary control; and P&L financial statements

* Making the final decision on equipment purchases and leases

* Engaging in conflict resolution; last-resort mediation; arbitration and labor negotiations, when applicable; writing and amending policies & procedures, as well as contracts

* Preparing required reports accurately and submitting them on time; following up with department heads to ensure that their reporting is completed within the same guidelines

* Developing an effective management team; giving the managers clear direction and feedback on their work; evaluating each manager’s performance and making recommendations for their improvement

* Reviewing and assisting in the development of menus and marketing plans with the appropriate department heads

* Establishing and maintaining personal relationships with show managers, suppliers, vendors, and the public that projects the venue in a positive light

Minimum Qualifications
5 years of Management experience

Possess valid Food Handlers certificate and Alcohol Service Permit if required by state or local government

Preferred Qualifications

MA or MS, BA or BS with business related major, accounting minor or credits

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
* Communicating with internal staff and guests in a clear, professional, and courteous manner

* Making sound business/general decisions quickly and under pressure

* Proficient Microsoft office, POS systems, timekeeping systems

* Possess a thorough working knowledge of all existing concessions and premium services locations: geographical location, equipment, evacuation procedures, adjacent employee and guest areas, and facility access

* Possess valid Food Handlers certificate and Alcohol Service Permit if required by state or local government

* Possess thorough working knowledge of all applicable sanitation requirements, food preparation guidelines, alcohol service policies, safety standards, etc. pertaining to Ovations and venue concession and premium services

* Ability to calculate basic and complex math functions

* Ability to handle cash accurately and responsibly

* Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality

* Education and Experience

* Nationally recognized, advanced food service sanitation training course certification

Veteran’s Preference Veteran’s are encouraged to apply

General District Employment Requirements

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