General Manager | The Newport Complex

Merivale, owned by the Hemmes family, has been established in Australia for over 60 years.  Owning a growing portfolio of more than 80+ restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels, and function spaces in Sydney, including one of our top, multi-site venues, the Newport, where we are in search of an exceptional General Manager to join us.  


The Venue

Take a break from the city and head north to the beaches this summer. The Newport, nestled amongst sprawling, idyllic gardens and overlooking the breathtaking Pittwater is the perfect day and evening spot that you will never want to leave. Picture sunsets and live acoustic sessions from some of the local talent while you sit back and relax with friends and family, sharing our famous wood-fired pizza and sipping one of our refreshing cocktails. There really is something for everyone!


Operating seven days, The Newport employs several hundred staff during peak season, consisting of casual and full-time waiters, sommeliers, bar staff, bottle shop, cellar, and a dynamic management teams across the complex. 


The Role

We are seeking an experienced General Manager who can oversee the whole operations of the venue across all areas at within The Newport.  You will be the face of this iconic venue and drive an exceptional experience for our guests.  


This rare opportunity will see you working in one of our biggest venues which welcomes thousands of guests through the doors in Summer, be involved in the local community while working at a destination location and enjoying the work / life balance that The Newport offers, plus you’ll be working with Executive Chefs like Jordan Toft! 


Reporting to the Group Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:  

  • Delivery of the venue budget, objectives, and deliverables;   
  • Drive agreed financial focuses with the team, and cascade consistent messages and targets;  
  • Deliver quality guest experience through carefully curated food, beverages, retail, operations, and ambiance;  
  • Drive innovation in venue (group) direction and product development;  
  • Exhibit and maintain an elite level of leadership across all areas of the business;  
  • Drive cohesion and performance between the venue team and other business stakeholders to deliver results;  
  • Support, develop and drive asset protection and risk mitigation strategies including but not limited to food safety, licensing and regulatory compliance;  
  • Recruit, induct and retain key talent;   
  • Partner effectively with key community stakeholders. 


Who Are You

You will be a passionate and driven leader and one who can adapt to varied service styles, clientele, and offerings in one location while also being community focussed.


To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Have previously worked within a similar role within a large scale or multi-site venue, and understand complex environments. 
  • A hospitality background with knowledge across Work Health & Safety, and Regulatory Compliance is highly advantageous; 
  • Be a commercially astute people manager, with demonstrated experience in your field; 
  • Have exceptional financial acumen; 
  • Bring ideas and initiative to the table and drive growth in your venue; 
  • Be truly passionate about leading and developing a team, and well connected to your industry. 


The key focus of Merivale's success is our people; we build and develop strong teams to deliver excellence, ensuring continued growth and success. We invest in our people and draw on their talents, passion, and imagination to define new experiences and create a culture of opportunity and success. 


The Reward 

As part of our Merivale Family, you will be joining a team where individuality means everything – we want you to bring your authentic self to work. In return, you will be working with the industry's best. Merivale offers a range of benefits including the opportunity to drive change in our industry, staff discounts across our venues, partner discounts, fantastic development opportunities, and a strong and supportive team culture. 


If you are looking to excel in your career, please apply today by submitting your resume for review and we will be in touch.  


Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe’ organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a ‘COVIDSAFE’ environment for all.  

(Please note only suitable applicants that have the right to work in Australia will be contacted) 

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