Reference : JAO14088

Global Project Manager

New Openings • London based with frequent international travel £60,000 to £80,000 depending on experience
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The Company
Our client is an exciting quality global restaurant group based in London. They operate both company-owned and franchised hospitality venues around the world and are passionate about people, uncompromising on quality, and above all, they love what they do!

They look for motivated, dynamic individuals who can really make a role their own, challenge them as a business, and can deliver the highest standards of service and hospitality to ultimately make the company’s venues the best they can be.

Their growth plan is well underway with exciting openings planned in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East throughout 2022 and beyond.

 

The Opportunity
This is a new role for the organisation to support and further their international growth plan by leading on openings projects globally.

As Global Project Manager, you will lead the simultaneous planning, development, and delivery of numerous projects internationally through the timely and efficient management of critical paths and project development cycles, using Prince-2 or similar practices.

The role will work highly collaboratively across all aspects of the business, interfacing with colleagues and resources across the senior leadership team, operations, and HR, design and conceptualisation, local licensing and permissions, market and finance, procurement, and construction with a strong emphasis on delivering time, cost & quality targets.

The Global Project Manager will work with multiple user groups and internal departments to establish project objectives, develop project scope and/or definition documents, coordinate strategic partnerships locally, review and coordinate opening projects budgets and schedules to ensure that all program requirements are met within the budget and time constraints.

The role will work in the best interests of the company locally and be a positive brand representative at all times. Regular reporting to the business on the status of all active projects will be key and the Global Project Manager will allocate and prioritise resources as appropriate and when needed.

Establishing excellent communication lines is essential in this role to ensure the quality of work and results delivered always meet the objectives for the company, along with identifying process challenges and agreeing on improvements with the leadership team.

 

The Candidate
You will be an experienced hospitality operator with a solid track record in general management of quality F&B settings, coupled with a demonstrable background in leading complex openings projects internationally.

Ideal candidate’s experience and skills include:

  • Degree- educated
  • Prince 2 qualifications are desirable
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in leading international hospitality openings projects
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at GM level within a quality hospitality setting
  • F&B project development and leadership experience is essential
  • An understanding of and some international experience in property management, licensing and permissions, and construction projects
  • Experience in managing franchise partnerships is desirable
  • Collaborative, pro-active and the ability to work at pace
  • Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and a robust sense of humour!
  • Able to work independently, soak up the pressure and be what’s needed
  • Must have the ability to travel internationally and work effectively whilst on the road

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