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About Role

General Manager – Golf 


My client, a high profile golf club, is now searching for a dynamic, driven and highly commercial General Manager to lead a fantastic club with a multimillion turnover.

The General Manager role is focused on coaching, developing and mentoring department managers whilst also driving performance on a daily basis. We really need someone with a strong commercial and private club background who has the ability to personally deliver financial success whilst ensuring the current membership is maintained and well catered for.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop the club’s profit streams, to ensure optimum performance against budget
  • To achieve/exceed the key financial targets for golf memberships, retail,  function forward bookings and food and beverage.
  • Recruit, Develop and Lead a team of Heads of Departments
  • Set and monitor clear goals and performance expectations for the HOD team.
  • Manage daily operations across the club. Communicate daily and weekly targets and facilitate their achievement through the HOD team.
  • Monitor all costs to maximise efficiency. In particular payroll costs to be managed within budget while ensuring adequate cover of all business areas.
  • To ensure the golf club operates consistently to the standards required.
  • To ensure all revenue opportunities are maximised and all costs controlled with the aim of improving individual club profitability.
  • Ensuring on-going forecasts and plans are made to deliver budgeted expectations and to effectively and timeously evaluate risks and identify opportunities.
  • To develop a high performance service culture that ensures consistent excellence in all we do.
  • Continually look for ways to improve the quality of the golf product, corporate golf and other events.
  • Ensure all staff have access to the necessary financial information to allow them to do their job effectively, that relevant necessary accounting procedures are followed within the club and that relevant accounting information reaches the Finance Department by the agreed dates.
  • Manage agreed CAPEX budget effectively and look to maximise return on investment

Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience in General Management within a golf environment
  • P&L accountability in excess of £1M+
  • A solid understanding of good HR practice would also be advantageous.
  • Full understanding of People, Member, Shareholder ways of working.
  • Excellent knowledge of food, beverage and events.
  • A passion for golf

For a full job description and client brief please contact James in confidence

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