Independent Restaurant Manager

Redmond, WA 98052

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -032023-106237 Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers

Job Description

We need a leader! We are looking for a strong leader in a high-volume environment that can instill strong systems and think outside of the box. This is very much a working manager position, active on the floor in addition to scheduling and purchasing. The ideal person will have experience with restaurants over $4M in sales in a casual environment.

Independent Restaurant Manager Qualifications:
  • 3+ years as a GM or AGM in a $4M+ casual dining environment
  • Expertise in purchasing, inventory management, and negotiating prices for beverage
  • Experience with scheduling and managing a staff of 30+ team members
  • A mix of Corporate restaurant experience and independent experience is a big plus!

Independent Restaurant Manager Responsibilities:
  • Schedule all staff according to budgets and projections
  • Actively manage labor during the shift to attain budget expectations
  • Purchase all beverages and manage beverage costs by ensuring proper pours and rotation
  • Work in concert with the Executive Chef on offerings and consistency
  • Drive business with creative thinking and by taking advantage of new opportunities

Independent Restaurant Manager Benefits:
  • Healthcare benefits
  • PTO benefits
  • Sick time
  • Other amazing benefits!

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

Benjamin Riggs
Senior Recruiter & Training Coach
Pinnacle Billers Member

Benjamin Riggs is a people-passionate and introspective former chef with transcendent character and cultural insight.
Benjamin began his career cooking as the head cook at a Boy Scout camp when he was 16 and still claims that it was the hardest job of his life. He worked his way up through fine dining establishments to the level of Sous Chef while studying Philosophy at Washington State University in eastern Washington. Afterward, he moved around Washington State, working in many different restaurants that include corporate, high-volume, independent, artisanal settings, including within luxury hotels and on yachts.
Using his background in Ethical Philosophy and his Master's in Business Administration, Benjamin worked as an independent restaurant coach and counsel. He helped turn around struggling independent restaurants and usher culture change in toxic environments. Benjamin's culinary capacities aside, his true passion was building, guiding, and developing teams and positive workplaces.
Benjamin enjoys working with job-seeking candidates who are all too easily overlooked for nonconformity of their resumes and backgrounds. Additionally, he enjoys helping potential employers see the diamond in the rough. He also relishes in working with employers looking for a unique person for a unique position and hunting unicorns. He believes that the key to a great employer-employee match is a common shared system of values and priorities for the business and workplace.
Benjamin lives in Washington State, where he enjoys the richness and bounty of the Northwest, including hiking, foraging, and fishing. He enjoys the garden and raising his twin boys.
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