Person, Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Lunch, Meal, Bean

Assistant Unit Manager

  • 602259
  • Brisbane CBD
  • Assistant Unit Manager
  • Full Time

ESS Defence delivers the best hospitality and catering services to our Defence personnel. We are committed to providing nutritional and delicious meals to our customers, whether it is in dining halls or out on the field. The work that we do is essential in keeping our Australian Defence Force healthy, comfortable, and living their best Defence Life!


As an Assistant Unit Manager, you will report directly to the Site Operations Manager and be responsible for supporting the site to achieve key objectives.


The Position:

  • Assistant manager of site operations (this is a hospitality and catering contract).
  • Maintaining consistent site based operational performance, driving business activities to ensure standards of quality, cost, safety, people capability and performance.
  • Driving regular and sustainable improvement in our safety performance; conducting regular safety interactions across all levels, ensuring food safety compliance, and supporting any investigations.
  • Fostering a high-performance culture through continuous improvement and innovation, staff engagement and development, and by modelling positive working relationships at all levels, including internal and external relationships.
  • Actively engaging with, and providing proactive solutions when required, with clients, local and other business stakeholders to ensure achievement of key business objectives and continuous improvement.

The Person:

  • Previous experience as an Assistant Manager, having held joint responsibility for overall site performance.
  • Strong and decisive leadership skills with ability to build effective and engaged teams.
  • Financial acumen including P&L management and cost control.
  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholder relationships and project deadlines with competing priorities and limited resources.
  • Experience in staff recruitment, retention, rostering, and subsequent management of both permanent and casual workforces.
  • Strong computer skills are essential.
  • Hospitality qualifications are desirable, as is proven management experience in large scale hospitality services environment.

The Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Comprehensive training provided.
  • Family friendly rosters.
  • Uniforms provided. 
  • Company discounts. 

As you will understand, Defence establishments need to be highly secure. This means that due to Defence security clearance requirements, the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Federal Police check.

Closing date: Jul 08, 2021
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