Senior General Manager

Simmons Bars

Covent Garden£50,000Full time

Salary & Benefits:

  • Basic salary of £50,000
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • 50% staff discount, including on top of our award-winning Happy Hour!
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Regular team gatherings and parties
  • Exciting incentives, including trips abroad
  • The Top-Shelf perks platform, with discounts and cash-back options on over hundreds of retailers and supermarkets!

Job Summary:

As the Senior General Manager at Simmons Bars, you will play a pivotal role in the management and growth of one of our busier sites. You will be responsible for leading a large team, ensuring financial success, and continuously improving the overall guest experience. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, financial acumen, and a proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales and profitability targets.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead, motivate, and manage a large team of 30+
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment
  • Develop, mentor and train team members to maximise their potential
  • Identify & nurture future leaders/managers and plan for succession
  • Taking ownership of venue recruitment, ensuring the best candidates are hired within target time frame; partnering with the Talent Acquisition Partner to fill management roles

Financial Management:

  • Develop and execute strategies to achieve weekly sales targets of upwards of £50k
  • Monitor and manage the financial performance of the venue, including cost control, rota planning and budgeting
  • Consistently deliver on EBITDA targets and profitability goals

Operational Excellence:

  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the venue
  • Implement the Simmons values and maintain high standards of service and quality
  • Oversee inventory management, stock control, and procurement
  • Managing internal and external partners to ensure that the venue is clean and safe for both our teams and guests to be in

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and execute a successful business plan to achieve long-term growth and profitability
  • Identify opportunities for venue improvement and innovation
  • Stay updated on industry trends and competitor analysis

Guest Experience Enhancement:

  • Maintain a customer-focused approach to ensure an outstanding guest experience from start to finish
  • Address customer feedback and implement improvements accordingly
  • Uphold the brand's reputation and values for excellence
  • Establish and maintain a strong partnership with the Sales and Reservations team to maximise sales opportunities with guest bookings


  • Proven experience as a General Manager or Senior Manager in the hospitality industry, ideally late night bars
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve and exceed weekly sales targets upwards of an average of £50k
  • Track record of successfully managing teams of 30 or more
  • Strong financial acumen with a history of consistently delivering on EBITDA targets
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and team-building skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and adaptability.
  • A passion for delivering outstanding customer service

If you are a results-oriented leader with a passion for the hospitality industry and a track record of financial success, we encourage you to apply for the Senior General Manager position at Simmons Bars. Join our team and be a part of our exciting journey as we continue to deliver exceptional experiences to our valued customers.

Simmons Bars is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.