Regional Managing Director @ From March 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Operations Director @ Led a team of 4 regional area managers and 36 restaurants in the northern division of La Tasca, stretching from Aberdeen to Oxford, including Northern Ireland with full P&L accountability for 50% of the company sales budget and 70% of company
Regional Managing Director @ From March 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Operations Director @ Led a team of 4 regional area managers and 36 restaurants in the northern division of La Tasca, stretching from Aberdeen to Oxford, including Northern Ireland with full P&L accountability for 50% of the company sales budget and 70% of company EBITDA.
Worked jointly with project team on new brand design and brand evolution and collaborated with the commercial team to drive online marketing through database subscription and marketing at restaurant level through social media. From January 2010 to May 2011 (1 year 5 months) Operations Manager @ Responsible for 10 restaurants across the North West with a £13 million turnover. This included 3 of the highest volume restaurants in the brand.
Also supported the development of the premium La Vina brand through innovative food development and market leading service levels. From February 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 11 months) Business Development Manager @ Led several regions within Spirit including Value Food and Taverns From October 2004 to January 2007 (2 years 4 months) Operations Project Manager @ Supported several projects within operations to improve productivity across the whole estate of pubs and restaurants.
Trialled initiatives, assessed findings and wrote papers for Board approval to roll out across the estate.
Supported the delivery of a new system to implement more efficient labour distribution, through a team of 6 that rolled out the system within restaurants.
Responsibility for several company contracts including Sky and waste disposal. From June 2003 to October 2004 (1 year 5 months) Birmingham, United KingdomRetail Business Manager @ Responsibility for 3 different regions over 4 years within the It's a Scream student themed brand.
Had direct involvement in the design and implementation of the Brand Operating Plan.
Had key responsibilities for Operational Excellence and Audiovisual Policy From October 1999 to June 2003 (3 years 9 months) Bar Manager @ Opened and responsible for 2 new build large capacity Its a Scream pubs in Hull and Preston From July 1996 to October 1999 (3 years 4 months) Graduate Management Trainee @ From October 1995 to July 1996 (10 months)
Legal Practice Course, Law @ College of Law, York From 1994 to 1995 LLB, Law @ The University of Hull From 1991 to 1994 Karen French is skilled in: Business Development, Food, Retail, Restaurants, Restaurant Management, Catering, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Management, Hospitality Management, Team Leadership, Event Management, Hospitality Industry, Recruiting, Customer Service
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