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

Site Operations Manager

  • 606270
  • All of Australia
  • Nowra
  • Wollongong
  • Assistant Unit Manager
  • Other
  • Unit Manager
  • Full Time

ESS Defence has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel. Whether it’s out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks, to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions. The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service. We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.

Do you fancy a "tree change"? No better time to consider a move to regional NSW where you'll be based in Nowra and joining the global leader in catering and support services. We’re looking for an accomplished hospitality leader looking for a challenge and the opportunity to develop your career.  

You’ll be a flexible and resourceful hands-on leader, willing to lead the team from the front to ensure success. With an eye for detail, your challenge is to deliver exceptional service, innovation and change within the business.

The key to your success will be developing relationships across all levels of the business, delivering flexible and responsive solutions to operational challenges and looking after the safety and well-being of your team.


  • Flexible roster offering excellent work life balance 
  • Job security, we are an essential service
  • Range of discounts and special offers with our preferred benefit providers
  • Reward and Recognition Programs and Annual Star Awards
  • On-site training available to ensure you are fully supported
  • Competitive salary on offer subject to relevant experience plus relocation allowance

 Key duties:

  • Mentor your team to success in a complex multi outlet site
  • Grow a positive Safety Culture and ensure that our people remain safe at work
  • Develop the team to ensure high Food Safety and Allergen Management standards are adhered to at all times
  • Liaise with Management and our Support teams to ensure contract deliverables are met
  • Developing strong, honest relationships with your team and our client to deliver exceptional outcomes

 The person:

  • Experience in managing multi-site operations within a hospitality environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of financial management practices and reporting
  • Experience in motivating your team to success and achieving key KPI’s
  • Strong computer literacy skills and the ability to learn new systems
  • Must have a passion for quality, commitment to delivering outstanding service and a can-do attitude

Defence establishments are highly secure and due to security clearance requirements the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Police check.

Compass Group embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Closing date: Aug 19, 2021
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