Restaurant General Manager

Newark, NJ 07114

Company Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -092019-39685 Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers Job Function: Operations
General Manager Role and Responsibilities

Position Summary:
The Team Lead is the management leader in our units - this position is responsible for all day-to-day restaurant operations for multiple concepts and crew-member performance. This may include Front-of-the-House/Back-of-the-House staffing, development and training, food quality and presentation, guest services, and the maintenance of all policies and procedures in the restaurants. The Team Lead is accountable for business results in support of operational goals and for assisting managers and crew members in implementing changes and results.


General Manager Responsibilities:
  • Promotes an attitude of pride, cooperation, and success in the unit
  • Directly in charge of the ordering process in the unit
  • Directly oversees all cost and sales projections weekly
  • Directly responsible for the overall unit budgets
  • Directly in charge of unit-scheduling managers as well as Crew Members
  • Provides leadership to the Managers and Crew Members in the unit
  • Establishes high standards for food quality and customer service
  • Directs the Managers and hourly staff to achieve company standards
  • Plans staffing needs for the unit
  • Administration and follow-up on management and Crew Member training
  • Assigns and defines areas of responsibility for the managers, establishing and setting deadlines for the completion of assignments
  • Directs the team toward achieving the unit's financial goals
  • Maintains a positive work environment for both the management team and staff
  • Provides a workplace free from hazards, following all safety policies set forth by the company, and conforming to any laws and regulations related to the workplace
General Manager Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Minimum of three to five years of senior managerial experience in multi-unit concepts
  • Proficient knowledge of P&L, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Strong culinary background and fine-dining experience is a plus
  • Commitment to service of customers, crew, co-workers, and management
  • Demonstrated dependability, personal drive, and leadership - ability to lead by example, high level of integrity, reliability, work ethic, passion, and commitment to company values
  • Ability to train, delegate, coach, and develop crew members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, days, and shifts, including holidays
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Ryan Marino
Senior Recruiter

Since working with Goodwin, I have been able to help candidates and clients further their careers and businesses. The best part is watching the progress and growth.  

  • Ryan Marino joined Goodwin Recruiting in February 2016.   
  • Ryan grew up in Chicago in an Italian immigrant family. Ever since he can remember, he was always surrounded by food and hospitality, which set him on track to be a Chef and Restaurateur. 
  • Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management from the Culinary Institute of America. He earned a Master’s degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management from Roosevelt University. He also holds an MMS (Mess Management Specialist) certification from the US Navy. 
  • Ryan worked for Morton’s, Levi, Wit Hotel, JW Marriott, and Michael Chiarello.  
  • In his free time, he loves to cook, snowboard, golf, and help his fellow veterans. 
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