Area Manager Area Manager

You’ll be the manager of numerous sites in one particular area – you’ll ensure continuity between the sites and bring collected data back to head office

Job Summary

  • Manage the catering services contracts at client premises throughout your area
  • Familiarise yourself with a diverse range of facilities, from snack bars and vending machines to executive hospitality suites
  • Carrying out health and safety checks
  • Develop business and client relationships
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports
  • Identify potential new contracts, developing business leads and negotiating new contracts with the sales team
  • Appraise the performance of your managers, giving feedback on what they are doing well, and helping them improve in other areas

Skills required

  • People management skills
  • Problem solving
  • Contract management
  • Project management
  • Financial and budge management
  • Negotiating and sales experience

Qualifications and Training

Having a decent set of qualifications will help you progress quickly along this career path; hospitality and business qualifications at College and Degree level may be expected from employers

Salary Expectations

An Area Manager can earn between £25,000 and £50,000 a year, though depending on experience and the company this can increase to over £65,000.

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

You’ll be managing numerous sites

You’ll have the opportunity to spearhead some major projects and play a role in changing the face of your company

* Figures from caterer.com December 2015