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General Manager - Bexleyheath, London

German Doner Kebab
Bexleyheath, London
From £30,000 per annum
Closing date
10 May 2024

Job Details

General Manager - Bexleyheath, London

You are the Captain of the Ship. You are responsible to ensure consistency of food standards, excellent service and maintain the cleanliness and condition of the Restaurant. You are accountable in achieving the store’s sales and profit by maintaining ideal cost of all the restaurant’s expenses including proper preparation of weekly roster without sacrificing the guest experience. It is your responsibility to keep your people driven and create a cheerful professional working environment that will keep our guests wanting to return to German Doner Kebab

Duties and responsibilities

Leads Operations Excellence:

  • Oversees and manages all areas of German Doner Kebab Restaurant
  • Ensures guest service exceeds company standards and strong guest satisfaction is maintained
  • Responds efficiently to guest complaints and takes appropriate action to solve the problem
  • Enforces and ensures the best quality of products possible is served
  • Organise and supervise shifts to ensure both team and guest satisfaction
  • Trains and develops team through strong, well organised training and ongoing operational feedback
  • Appraises teams’ performance and provides formal feedback to keep them upbeat and productive
  • Estimate consumption, forecast requirements and maintain stock inventory to ensure product availability and minimum product wastage
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with food safety and health & safety rules and regulations
  • Control costs and minimises waste to ensure maximum profitability of the restaurant
  • Successfully promote and publicize the GDK brand
  • Nurture a positive working environment and leads by example
  • Monitor all restaurant operations and initiate corrective actions
  • To be duty manager on rotation basis (role shared with supervisors)
  • Lead all financial areas including sales growth, cost management, and profit growth
  • Takes responsibility for the business performance of the Restaurant
  • Analysing and planning restaurant sales levels and profitability
  • Organising marketing activities, such as promotional events and discount schemes
  • Preparing reports at the end of the shift / week, including team control, food control and sales
  • Creating and executing plans for sales, restaurant profit and staff development
  • Setting budgets and / or agreeing them with the franchisee
  • Coordinating the entire operation of the restaurant during scheduled shifts
  • Managing team welfare and providing them with regular feedback
  • Ensuring that all employees adhere to the company uniform standards
  • Meeting and greeting guest and organising table reservations
  • Organising and supervising the shifts of kitchen, dining and counter team
  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety
  • Checking stock levels and ordering supplies and ordering correct amount of supplies
  • Preparing cash drawers and providing petty cash as required
  • Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate
  • To take a proactive role in encouraging teamwork, cooperation, harmony, productivity and a positive attitude within the working environment
  • At the end of each shift complete all necessary daily reports
  • Attend any training or meetings as and when required by German Doner Kebab or the Franchisee
  • To perform any other duties as designated by Operations Manager due to business demands
  • To take responsibility for and ensure the security of a German Doner Kebab Restaurant
  • Working with supervisors to coordinate all aspects of stock deliveries. Keep accurate records
  • To regularly collaborate with GDK and the Franchisee to ensure the monthly accounts are accurate and the receipt and administration of all deliveries are up to date
  • To administer and maintain the German Doner Kebab PMC system
  • To monitor the stock storage areas, ensuring they are secure, neat and clean at all times
  • To collaborate with the supervisors to ensure tight stock control and budgeted margins are achieved
  • To monitor with daily ordering so as to ensure that stock levels are maintained and orders are placed in a timely manner
  • To meet and greet all customers where possible and role model exceptional customer care
  • To monitor the training of restaurant staff including holding annual performance reviews
  • To lead and comply with maintaining high standards of food quality
  • To support the supervisors and colleagues at peak times and to undertake any operational duty which might be reasonably required, to ensure guest expectations are met
  • Ensure GDK team are always well groomed and smart ready for work
  • At all times promote and follow legal responsibilities and requirements associated with the business
  • Maintain a local authority food safety certificate i.e. scores on the doors 5 stars. Check all areas of the restaurant to ensure compliance with the EHO and fire safety officers
  • Have a good working knowledge of all equipment and efficiently takes care of preventative maintenance. Business Relationships within the restaurant
  • Team members and Supervisors
  • Store Management Team
  • Guest / Uber drivers
  • GDK personnel
  • Store Franchisee


A qualified candidate for the position of a Restaurant Manager should have outstanding interactive and communication skills and also possess the enthusiasm to work with colleague and staff as a team player. In addition to these, the following qualities, skills, knowledge, and abilities are most sought:

  • Proven working experience as a Restaurant Manager
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service management
  • Extensive food knowledge
  • Proficiency in English
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with restaurant management software
  • Strong leadership, motivational and people skills
  • Financial management skills


  • £30,000 per annum
  • £750 bonus per quarter - KPI related
  • Company pension
  • Free staff meal


German Doner Kebab is revolutionising the kebab across the globe! Our gourmet kebabs are freshly prepared by our passionate and friendly team in front of our customers eyes. They are made using premium, lean, succulent meats and fresh local vegetables, served in handmade toasted breads with unique signature sauces. 

We opened our first restaurant in Berlin back in 1989 and spent the next decade perfecting our game-changing kebabs and our processes. Fast forward to 2022 and we now operate over 100 restaurants across the UK, Europe, United States, Canada and the Middle East, with further global expansion in the pipeline for this year and beyond! We are currently the fastest growing restaurant brand in the fast-casual dining sector and are looking to double the number of UK restaurants this year. That’s where you come in!

We can’t provide expectation-defying kebabs and unrivalled guest experiences without great people! The time to join us is now as we try to change the world, one kebab at a time. 

Kebabs. Done Right.

Our menu offers a unique experience in flavour and taste. 

  • Succulent  - slow cooked high-quality meats
  • Unique - signature sauces
  • Delicious - handmade toasted breads
  • Fresh - salads freshly prepared each day

We pride ourselves on the freshness and quality that we provide, so our kitchen is the hero of each restaurant. All GDK restaurants are kitted out with an open kitchen design, allowing our guests to watch our kebab theatre in action.!

We are guest obsessed at GDK and go above and beyond to provide every customer with the best experience possible, all centred around our quality kebabs.

As our brand grows, we have every faith that you’ll be an asset to us all here at GDK! Whether you’re looking for a part-time job whilst studying, or if you can see yourself sitting in our board room someday, we are committed to developing career pathways for our team. We are also currently developing an exciting eLearning platform to support everyone on their GDK journey. 

Join our team. Exciting times ahead.

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