Restaurant chain seeks hungry project manager

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 October, 2007, 12:00am

An initiator who sees no boundaries with a hunger for innovation and challenge is sought to work for a quick service restaurant chain.

McDonald's Restaurants is looking for a project manager for its construction department overseeing the fitting-out of new stores, re-imaging existing restaurants and dealing with restaurant licensing matters with statutory authorities.

'The project manager plays an important role in the business development for the hamburger business in McDonald's Hong Kong,' Benny Chung Tak-yin, senior human resources manager, said.

'We are going to expedite our re-imaging programme of existing restaurants and the aggressive expansion of McCafe, so we need to strengthen our project management team for the successful execution of the plan.'

The construction department, which has 12 staff, will support the candidate but, senior construction manager Chris Kong Huk-kun said, 'Nevertheless, he or she has to play an important role to work with the contractors and vendors closely in terms of the project progressing as well as work quality.'

Someone with an empathetic mindset for networking and relationship building, along with the ability to take on new challenges and be detail minded, would be pivotal for the company's success.

'We don't need a technical manager or project manager, but a person with good people management skills to work with our internal and external co-workers,' Mr Kong said.

Mr Chung said: 'A good project manager will share his expertise and experience with his co-workers and eventually improve the overall performance of the whole team.'