20 Sep 2022

Catering Manager at International Facilities Services (IFS)

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Job Description

International Facilities Services (IFS) is looking for a versatile and energetic  person to fill the position of catering Manager at its operations in Kansanshi mining plc.

Purpose of the Role

To manage continuous catering production improvement initiatives on site and step change the processes and performance to ensure sustained,high quality and cost effective performance and delivery against the relevant contract.

Job key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Ensure that catering staff productivity is maximized through the continuous monitoring and trending of process and equipment improvements and effective shift management.
  • Drive and guide site managements decision making around catering operations, specifically relating to the process ,equipment and service requirements and associated cost implications.
  • Standardize menus and catering and kitchen processes and procedures to drive operationalization across the site through continual monitoring, training and guidance.
  • In conjunction with operations manager, work on new catering products and processes ensuring the requirements are planned, implemented and reviewed so as to be seamlessly integrated into current processes.
  • Ensure that catering functions and activities conform to good management practice standards and promote a safe and healthy work environment through the continuous improvement of safety and healthy standards.
  • Work with employees to identify and develop continuous improvement strategies that will drive operational excellence, increased capacity and cost reductions.
  • Conduct assessments of catering operations to provide focused improvements opportunities to increase production efficiencies, eliminate waste, reduce stock on quality and performance against contract specifications.
  • Ensure that meals, meal packs, event catering as well as theme and any other relevant functions are planned and prepared on to the prescribed quality that at least meets but preferably exceeds client expectations.
  • Physically verify prompt execution of the above on a daily basis.
  • Verify the correct quality of stock received especially perishables and proteins.
  • Ensure that the meal specifications with regards to weights and variety as specified in the contract are strictly adhered to at all times.
  • Design and implement duty rosters for the kitchen team bearing in mind production peaks & R commitments and other variables.

Qualification and experience:

  • Grade twelve (12) certificate
  • Appropriate post matric qualification in hospitality/catering.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in with at least two years in a similar position.

Job specific knowledge and skills:

  • Health and safety standard
  • catering and hospitality management practices and policies.
  • Stock control principles
  • Computer literacy
  • Good verbal and written communication
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Method of Application

If you meet the above requirements and are enthusiastic to join the IFS family,please send your application with the necessary documents to [email protected] by Friday 23/09/22 close of business. Please take note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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