Restaurant Director of Operations

Washington, DC 20330

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -022019-33902 Pay Rate: $140,000 - $180,000

Director of operations will oversee the Northeast market during a growth stage of this multi-national company. Not looking for office directors - we are looking for hands-on developers of people to teach and educate our current team to be the next leaders as we grow.
You will coordinate and oversee the organization's daily operations and be a mentor to your teams while collaborating with executive leadership to manage all growth aspects in your region.

Can be based in MD, WV, NC, or VA

Director of Operations Responsibilities:

  • Manage operational practices while maintaining corporate standards
  • Allocate resources and materials to meet project deadlines
  • Track and forecast operational trends and analysis
  • Provide daily operations oversight
  • Formalize policies and procedures in accordance with human resources' regulations

Director of Operations Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years in the restaurant industry, preferably in QSR, Fast Casual, or fast food segment
  • At least 5+ years of experience in a director or VP role with 3+ direct reports
  • Annual sales volume of $60+ million
  • Experience managing a region of 30 or more units
  • Exemplary leadership qualities with a focus on training and people development
  • Strong problem solving and strategic planning skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or MBA preferred

Director of Operations Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary of $140K-$180K
  • Health Benefits, PTO
  • Bonus Potential
  • Growth and so much more!!

Jason DeSpain
Senior Recruiter

Nothing sounds better than the excitement of a candidate finding their perfect job/company or a client finding just the right person for the job. I feel like less of a “headhunter” and more of a matchmaker! I thoroughly enjoy our team here at Goodwin, and knowing that we stand firm on integrity, congruent relationships, and transparent communication makes me proud to be a part of this brand.

  • Jason DeSpain joined Goodwin Recruiting in the summer of 2017 and has been successful in learning the business, the companies, and the operators.
  • Growing up in the deserts of Arizona where agriculture was one of the primary sources of income, Jason understood the importance of producing food for the community. Having a hands-on appreciation for farming in the searing desert heat of 122 degrees, he gravitated to the business side. He found that guest interactions and the people business were where he thrived most while working at a local pizza restaurant. Jason developed his joy for cooking watching his mom. She didn’t win Chopped or Iron Chef, but she was the first to awaken his culinary passion!
  • Jason attended the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University (NAU), one of the best in the world. NAU provided Jason with deep industry insights through one-on-one relationships with the professors and future leaders in the industry. Here he gained well-rounded, valuable, hands-on knowledge and skills managing hotels as well as restaurants.
  • Jason’s operations experience includes managing Desert Highlands Golf Club, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Village Tavern, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Ruby Tuesday, and Flip Burger Boutique. During these great experiences, he learned to find the best talent for the position, be it hourly or management roles.
  • As a father of three between ages 5 and 13, Jason stays busy with coaching soccer, being Scoutmaster of a BSA troop, church, and overall just being a taxi driver for his kids! Traveling, camping, boating, motorcycles, scuba diving, flying, and being the best father and husband he can sums up Jason in a nutshell.
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