Salary: €45000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

We’re currently recruiting a dedicated General Manager to help ensure the smooth running of the operations in Compass Group Ireland on a full time basis, contracted to 40 hours per week.

As a General Manager, you will use your skills to maintain a high standard of quality work. In return, you will have the chance to progress your career with a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

Could you bring your spark to Compass Group Ireland? Here’s what you need to know before applying:

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To be responsible for the overall efficient and effective management of the contract to ensure great quality, consistent food and beverage services across 5 outlets
  • To maintain positive client relationships ensuring we are true partners in their business
  • To ensure the smooth planning of the contract and resources to deliver a first-class food and beverage service to our clients and customers
  • To be responsible for the management, recruitment, development and training of 35 team members
  • To ensure the contract is fully compliant with company policies and procedures
  • To deliver on the agreed financial budget and run commercially in line with net income and cost targets

Who you are:

As the General Manager, you will ideally have a successful background in Contract Catering/Hospitality/Retail Catering, using your entrepreneurial skills to create a thriving and successful working environment. You possess excellent management and communication skills, have a good understanding of report writing and financial management, and be able to demonstrate your analytical approach to problem solving. You will have the ability to display a real passion for food and customer service and be financially and commercially astute.

Key Competencies:

  • Communication
  • People Management
  • Customer Focused
  • Results Orientated
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Analytical
  • Quality Driven
  • Leadership



  • Previous experience in contract catering, managing a large site circa 3,000 customers
  • Experience of leading and managing teams to deliver results
  • Track record of growing sales and retaining business
  • Previous budget management and/or profit & loss responsibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deliver an exceptional Customer experience
  • Strong leadership with the ability to motivate and engage teams
  • Positive attitude and adapts to changing Organisational and Operational service needs
  • Proven record in HR engagement and people management
  • Ability to liaise with colleagues, customers and clients at all levels
  • Quality and process driven with particular focus on delivering results
  • Financially astute with proven track record in managing P&L and achieving budget targets in a large Commercial operation
  • Compliant with Company policies and procedures in line with client agreements
  • IT Literate (MS Office, Email)
  • Full Clean Drivers Licence


  • Knowledge of SAP & Nexus
  • Project/Change Management experience
  • Management of 7-day operation

We ensure you’re rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • ​​​​​​​ Free meals while at work
  • Additional, seasonal and overtime hours available
  • Career Pathways to support career progression and/or skills development
  • Perks shopping discount Card which can be used across the Island of Ireland to save at various restaurants, high street stores, hotels, day out venues, leisure centres, gyms, golf courses and many more
  • Learning & development programs available alongside access to hundreds of online training courses for personal and professional development & growth
  • Flexible Working to support Work Life Balance
  • Additional Leave Purchase scheme to balance home and work life
  • Access to wellness programs to promote mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues
  • Employee Assistance Program to guide and support our employees
  • Exciting internal reward and recognition schemes
  • VHI Healthcare discount
  • Life assurance cover

Making food work for you. Part of Compass Group UK&I, Compass Ireland delivers brilliant food experiences that are rooted in trust, driven by individuality and are truly rewarding for our customers, clients and people.

Job Reference: com/0509/40267001/52511144/WJ/ROI

Compass Group UK&I is an equal opportunities employer, committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive environments for every employee.


Reference: com/0509/40267001/52511144/WJ/ROI

Location: Dublin

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