General Manager

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Pirate Life Perth is part of the award-winning hospitality team, Sneakers & Jeans, whose portfolio includes ARARA, Caballitos, Hadiqa, Tupí and decade old, Varnish on King. The sprawling Pirate Life Perth precinct showcases a multitude of unique spaces, including in-house brewery, casual fine-dining restaurant TOMA, two private dining rooms and Cali/Mex inspired CRUSH.

About the role…

We’re seeking an experienced General Manager to take ownership of this multi-faceted venue and run it like it is their own. With the continuous support of the Sneakers & Jeans HQ team, you will be given the opportunity to take full leadership and future development of the venue. We have high standards of our managers and are seeking candidates who can offer their own individual expression, knowledge and insight to the role.

You’ll be working directly with the Pirate Life Brew Team with the full support of the S&J executive departments and will be responsible for every aspect of operational & business management. You will aspire to ensure agreed KPI’s are being hit across the board and will be the barometer by which the success of this venue will measured.

We’re seeking a human that is passionate about training and developing all those around. You are a mentor rather than a dictator – with a positive, encouraging and inclusive leadership style, and exceptional organisational, communication and management skills. You will lead and motivate the entire management team to exceed both customer, company and industry expectations.

With minimum three years’ experience in the following, it’s likely you’re the right person for this role working for one of Perth’s leading hospitality operators.

Key skill requirements…

  • Strong passion for the industry with a friendly service-focussed attitude. This is a hands-on role so a love for being among the action and ensuring exceptional guest experience is a must
  • Ability to think creatively and problem-solve on your feet. With many components operating in unison, this role requires the ability to manage multiple teams, focus on guests across all areas, and ensure the smooth operation of the venue during busy periods
  • A high level of business, management and financial acumen with a commitment to achieving KPIs, managing departmental budgets, and implementing cost-effective and revenue focussed strategies
  • A desire for self-progression as well as the development of those around you. At Sneakers we believe in a ‘tribe mentality’ – a group of people that care for each other and look after each other no matter what. Bonded together by a strong sense of shared values, meaning and purpose

You’ll bring with you…

  • This role has requirement of 3+ years minimum experience within a venue management, or other relevant management role.
    Experience in function management not a requirement but will assist with the role.
    Unrestricted Approved Manager’s Card

What we offer…

This role provides the opportunity to work in a vibrant team for nationally respected hospitality operator, Sneakers & Jeans – brought to you by hospitality legend Andy Freeman. Named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2020 Business News RISE Awards and scooping ‘Hospitality Operator of the Year’ at the AHA Awards for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020), all eyes are on S&J right now.

This is a great opportunity for hospitality professionals seeking a role within a company committed to the development of their employees and the prioritisation of a positive staff culture. You’ll benefit from a casual position in a fun, energetic and award-winning team – and have the opportunity to grow as we grow, with some delicious staff benefits, including 30% off at The Flour Factory, 20% off at any S&J venue and the acclaimed S&J staff wellness program; S&J top-up.

We urge you to find out a little more about our portfolio and us before applying. Check out our website and socials!

Apply with a cover letter addressing your skills & experience along with your resume & salary expectations. You’ll be required to present references should you be successful for interview. 

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