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General Manager Designate – The Farsons Old Brewhouse 13/04/2018

A vacancy has arisen for the post of General Manager (Designate) who will be responsible for the redevelopment of the Farsons Old Brewhouse. The project covers over 7000 square meters of iconic, industrial space, which will include a Brewery Visitor Experience, food and beverage outlets, flexible workspace, retail and service amenities.

Working in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary project team of local and international experts and reporting to the Chief Business Development Officer, the General Manager (Designate) will be expected to oversee the building’s conversion from design to full implementation, with a view to manage the overall business once operational.

Designed to be an important showpiece for the Farsons brewery and brands, the landmark project is envisaged to be completed by end 2020.

Principal Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and review redevelopment from design to full implementation;
  • Manage and administer budget according to agreed financial targets;
  • Coordinate & collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams;
  • Manage Brewery Visitor Experience, retail and special events;
  • Manage and lease food and beverage outlets and flexible workspace;
  • Manage all aspects of facility maintenance, housekeeping and security.

The selected candidate/s will have:

  • Ideally a Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate qualification in Business Administration or a related field;
  • Proven management experience at senior level with relevant working, technical and administration experience;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in project planning and hospitality/retail management as well as strong negotiation and networking skills;
  • Financial management/reporting, contract administration and analytical skills;
  • Excellent decision making, communication and intrapersonal skills.