Fine Dining Restaurant Director of Operations

New York, NY 10014

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -022023-102225 Salary: $145,000 - $150,000 Experience Level: Director / Multi-Unit Managers

Job Description

Fine Dining Restaurant Director of Operations needed. We are a growing stable national group. If you are quality-driven and look through a premium lens, please come join our team of restaurant professionals. You will need high attention to detail and a passion for exceeding guests' expectations. If this is you, please apply today!

Fine Dining Director of Operations Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience demonstrating leadership in an upscale multi-unit, restaurant operations leadership role
  • Experience with executing new initiatives, SOPs, promotions, budgeting, forecasting, etc.
  • Independent learners eager to work their way up within the company
  • Hospitality degree appreciated
  • A sincere passion for hospitality
  • Must have a high level of restaurant operation skills with a good tenure working for reputable restaurant concepts
  • Valid food handler card, reliable transportation, and willingness to be in the field at the locations, not an office job.
  • New store opening experience a must

Fine Dining Director of Operations Responsibilities:
  • Out-of-state travel is 70-75 percent of the time
  • Responsible for the highest standards in customer service
  • Strong attention to detail curious and constantly in pursuit of improvement
  • Coaching to driving excellence and confronting incompetence
  • Build relationships quickly and build solid teams
  • Must be a road warrior since this requires a lot of travel. Being close to a major airport is a must
  • Travel between restaurants to ensure consistency and SOPs are followed
  • Exude high energy, positive reinforcement, and show passion for hospitality
  • Great communicator and intelligent with the ability to develop leaders
  • Multi-unit P&L management

Fine Dining Director of Operations Benefits:
  • Attainable bonus structure
  • Healthcare
  • Growing company with longevity and stability
  • Travel package

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Latoya Gibbs
Senior Recruiter

Working as a results-oriented professional focused on achieving the highest standards of excellence with a passionate commitment to helping others are traits Latoya Gibbs has brought from her operations background into the recruiting realm.

Latoya has enjoyed over 25 years serving in academia, restaurant, hotel, and aviation sectors. Most of her professional experience was in aviation, serving first as a flight attendant and later as a cabin crew instructor conducting regulatory training in compliance with international guidelines, and collaboratively developing a Leadership Empowerment Program that certified team members according to international standards. Additionally, she also held roles as restaurant AGM & GM, and currently holds an Affiliate Professorship. Latoya's diverse managerial industry experiences are enhanced by her academic qualifications. She earned her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from Oklahoma State University (OSU). Prior to OSU, she received her Master of Arts in Communication for Social and Behavior Change from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management (Hons) from Florida International University (FIU).

Latoya began her journey in the recruiting profession with Goodwin and is committed to a successful and productive partnership that provides significant benefits for our clients and candidates.

On a personal note, Latoya and her husband Larry are both avid soccer and track and field enthusiasts. They enjoy volunteering, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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