CPU Operations Manager

Do you want to work for a company who have recently won the “best places to work” award?

We have a fantastic opportunity for you as a CPU Operations Manager to join our fantastic new Central Production Kitchen in Balham, London.

You will ideally have previous experience of working within a fast-paced catering environment. You will enjoy what you do, working with a great team, for a company fanatical about food serving wonderful customers.

Must be a good all-rounder. Punctual, friendly and approachable.

Key responsibilities:

  • The overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of the food production operation within the CPU including purchasing, storage, preparation, cooking, packaging and distribution of a rage of ambient, chilled and grab & go or ingredients to various locations within London and surrounding areas in an efficient, safe and profitable manner.
  • Must have a prior experience in food manufacture or Central production kitchens.
  • Must have solid management experience of whole team operations, from packaging to cleaning.
  • Experience and knowledge of equipment & Machinery for production on scale.
  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance. Role modelling safe behaviour and reporting unsafe behaviour, near misses and accidents/incidents to management in a timely manner.
  • Cleaning and safety experience, managing COSHH and paperwork for EHO visits
  • Quality control skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation

You will have the following skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An all-round team player
  • Organised with attention to detail


  • £48,000.00 per annum
  • Full time role
  • Working Monday to Friday.
  • Wider wallet scheme (discounts at major retailers, restaurants, gyms etc)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Unrivalled individual training and development
  • Team & company social events
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Excellent career progression within a leading independent contract caterer

Sound like the ideal role for you? Apply today!

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process. As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Franks

We actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion and would like to invite applications from groups who are currently under-represented, because we believe greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life.

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