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John Binnie

Almost 10 years experience leading small teams in hitting targets.

Work experience

Jun 2015Present


Greene King

(11 months)

Nov 2013Present



(2 years 6months) social networking tool, video app, and instructional skillscards, aimed at increasing player/coach contact time.I have personally learned the skills required to build the initial prototype, in order to keep startup costs to a minimum.

Nov 2012Jan 2013

Executive Chef

Great American Diner

(3 months) Startup company, implemented systems of work and was responsible for kitchen layout, in order to maximize productivity, and reduce wait times. Designed recipes in accordance with menu produced by the owners. I also added various specials, as the original menu was a little limited. Trained staff to follow new systems of work. provided advice to owners regarding marketing, staffing levels, and systems of work for front of house.

Aug 2009Jan 2013

Kitchen Manager

Stonegate Pub Company Limited

(3 years 6 months) Implemented new systems of work, involving my team in the process, changed kitchen layout to reduce wait times by over 40 mins, during busy periods. Reduced kitchen waste by up to 80%, by implementing lean waste management controls, to identify, quantify and tackle causes of waste. Increased mystery guest scores by almost 50 %.

May 2008Aug 2009

Assistant Manager

Bar Itza

(1 year 4 months) providing support to general manger, training new staff/ongoing training, cashing up, locking up, placing orders, customer service, marketing and creating links with other local businesses. Introduced successsful Friday night pool tournaments

Mar 2006Aug 2008

Assistant Leakage Technician

.Farrer Consulting

(2 years 6 months) 



BSc Sport, fitness and Coaching

The Open University

Various short courses and modules

The Open University

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7 highers, 2 CSYS

Balwearie High School