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Regional Operations Director - Food & Beverage

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: Excellent salary plus bonus & benefits

Our client is one of the largest operators of sports and entertainment venues in the world and a leading light in the Food & Beverage sector. A dynamic business synonymous with high profile events at iconic venues, they have enjoyed considerable success and with further growth on the agenda, now is the ideal time to join this exciting and thriving business. 

Their Northern UK Region comprises of an impressive collection of venues including, TECA, the new £333m conference, exhibition and entertainment event complex opening in Aberdeen later this year, the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, in addition to a host of other well-known, cultural, sporting and entertainment destination venues and events across the region.

An exciting new role has been created as Regional Operations Director for Food & Beverage to manage this strategically important Northern region. You will play a pivotal role in the successful management of the food and beverage operations of these Northern venues as well as overseeing the opening of the new TECA venue. You will be given considerable autonomy and scope to manage all aspects of the food & beverage operation through your team in this broad ranging role which will include the full mobilisation of resources to ensure a world class guest experience at these venues and that the opening of the TECA complex lives up to the promise of this truly outstanding project.

To be successful you will have a proven track record of achievement in an operations leadership position within the event / hospitality / food & beverage / venue management sector with experience of venue opening. You will have a natural passion for customer service combined with strong operational leadership and a creative flair. You will need to demonstrate a unique and innovative approach, a real ability to get things done.

As an ambitious leader in this international group the opportunity for career advancement is very considerable and success in this role will undoubtedly be a real personal and professionally satisfying career achievement. 

As this role will be overseeing the opening of TECA, an Aberdeen base would be ideal.  There is a highly attractive and negotiable remuneration package commensurate with the role.

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