Restaurant Manager - Full-Service

San Jose, CA 95125

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -012019-33447 Pay Rate: $50,000 - $58,000
Restaurant Manager needed for national brand full-service restaurant

Restaurant Manager Responsibilities:

  • Constantly monitor and upgrade the overall operations of the restaurant as it impacts the total guest experience
  • Hire, train, motivate, and retain team members
  • Conduct regular one-on-one informal feedback and address performance concerns on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with team members
  • Through attraction of external candidates and retention of internal employees, ensure a steady pipeline of candidates exists for hire and promotion as openings arise
  • Maintain current knowledge of and support the management team in complying with the Company's operational and Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Ensure the restaurant is audit ready at all times, in compliance with all state, federal, and local laws
  • Conduct effective "Team Huddles" daily

  • Resolve guest concerns through creative problem solving, modeling the value of the guest with sensitivity to profit margins.
  • Develop and monitor daily, weekly, and annual sales projections.
  • Work with employees to seek out sales-building opportunities to meet and exceed sales projections.
  • Analyze guest data and actively solicit team feedback to identify marketing opportunities to expand the guest base.
  • Oversee the accuracy of all management duties such as reports, cash handling, daily deposits, overages/shortages, safe security, paid-outs, inventory control and documentation, record keeping, etc.
  • Participate in execution of Local Store Marketing plan.

  • Interact with team members to communicate weekly, monthly, and annual profit plans as they relate to fixed and controlled expense
  • Responsible for maintaining efficient staffing levels, for establishing an optimal team member compliant level, and for directing actions to ensure the restaurant maintains its optimal headcount of team members based on business needs
  • Oversee repairs and maintenance, cleaning supplies, vendor relations, registers, retail inventory, and critical supplies

Restaurant Manager Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 or 4-year degree in restaurant management, hospitality, culinary or a minimum of 3 years of restaurant management experience
  • Some experience in both front of house and back of house management

Other Key Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals, at all levels of the organization, internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Results-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and make decisions within defined authority level
  • Demonstrated safety mindset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of P&L, budgeting, and inventory management
  • Demonstrated ability to work with technology (MS Office, KDS, business systems)
  • Ability to drive and possess a valid driver s license
  • Working knowledge of labor laws, health codes, safe food handling and sanitation, alcohol safety, safety and security systems and procedures, and computer operations preferred
Restaurant Manager Compensation:
  • Base salary of $50,000 to $58,000, plus excellent benefits and bonus plan
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.

Jim Newcomb
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I love recruiting because I get to help others achieve their goals, and I find that very rewarding.  

  • Jim Newcomb joined Goodwin Recruiting in 2013.    
  • Jim is a second-generation Southern California native. His family are horse people and chose a path that lead to hospitality.  
  • Jim studied Architecture and Communications.  
  • Jim owned an inn and vacation rental business and art gallery. He ran all three from the gallery in a small mountain town in Southern California.    
  • Jim is very active with Non-profit Arts Organizations.   
  • In his free time, Jim enjoys working on new projects and being creative – usually work-related. He has published an e-book called, “Ending the Job Search” that he shares with both candidates and as a LinkedIn Advisor.  It’s a compilation of tips and advice from a recruiter’s perspective.  
  • In his private life, Jim’s spouse and four dogs keep him very active.  The dogs eat a raw diet that they prepare themselves.  They go on extensive hikes every day and enjoy traveling.    
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