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

Unit Manager

  • 606132
  • Canberra
  • 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.

The Position

An exciting Full Time opportunity has emerged for an experienced Unit Manager to join our team based in Campbell Park ACT. This key position will be the face of our business, who will continue to develop and nurture client interactions and relationships on site.  You will also be responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the catering team to ensure consistent delivery of a high food service. You will be leading a small team, working in a Monday to Friday capacity.

Key Duties

  • Client and contract management of the site
  • Motivate and lead our team of employees in all our site operations
  • Manage HR related functions - recruitment, staff induction, employee relations, performance management, training & development
  • ‘Hands on’ delivery of exceptional food and service standards
  • Develop and exercise relevant legislative knowledge required for business compliance
  • Stock control and ordering of produce in line with budget and site requirements as well as completion of relevant paperwork in a timely manner
  • Implementing and maintaining the Compass Group's HSEQ Quality Assurance program
  • Preparation, production, packaging and transportation of food products to all required internal and external standards
  • Management of raw material stocktake, stock management, production records and associated financial records

The Person

  • Operational background with hospitality management experience
  • Retail experience desirable
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to manage a budget & the ability to form productive relationships with clients and individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Highly developed communication relationship building skills
  • Experience in HACCP, food safety and infection control
  • Proven track record in exceptional safety standards
  • Computer skills essential, you will be required to use company computer based programs

The Benefits 

As a Manager with Compass Group, you will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes that you would expect from a global organisational. As an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs and company discounts. If you're looking for a career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass Group is for you. Working together, we will continue to experience success as the industry's best.

For the successful applicant we offer an attractive salary package between a range of $70-80K.

If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and "can-do safely". Click apply now.

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: Aug 18, 2021
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