Mitchells & Butlers is on the hunt for two kitchen design managers to create best practice kitchens for its various brands and ensure it gets the best return on its investments.
Like most pub and restaurant operators, Covid-19 put the brakes on M&B’s kitchen project activities, which led to the group scaling back its equipment team.
But now the 1,600-strong outfit is looking to strengthen its kitchen design resources in order to deliver dozens of new schemes, conversions and refurbishments.
Both vacancies are 12-month fixed term contracts and will require candidates to travel nationwide, partnering with its wider internal kitchen design team to design and deliver safe, ergonomic and commercially-sound kitchen designs for kitchens across its overall estate.
Kitchen design managers are expected to design best practice kitchen proposals based on brand module templates for each project, meeting a brief that follows safe working practices and maximises design quality, capital cost-effectiveness and kitchen workflow.
The role involves close communication with operators, building development managers and external project teams, including catering contractors and other key stakeholders.
Mitchells & Butlers said the successful candidates will get a company car, a 33% discount across all its brands, flexible working hours and inclusion within its annual bonus scheme.
Those thinking of applying for the role must have comprehensive kitchen design and ergonomics knowledge, proficient computer skills with CAD experience being advantageous and sound building and construction understanding.
Previous kitchen management experience or pub and restaurant experience is “highly desirable”.
Mitchells & Butlers said: “It’s been a tough 18 months, but we’re not letting that stop us. Our investment programme is underway, and we have been working in the background to make sure we come back stronger than ever.”
The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 14 October 2021.