Restaurant (Department) Manager

  • TGI Friday's
  • Joliet, Illinois
  • Sep 12, 2021
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSEResponsible for managing all aspects of a specific department(s) within the restaurant including the selection, development and performance management of restaurant Team Members, optimizing profits and increasing sales.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIESManage all areas of operations for a specific department including marketing and human resources, while ensuring the Company's standards of quality, service and operations are maintained.Manage operations during scheduled shifts that include daily decision-making, staff support, scheduling, planning while upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness.Frequently interacts with Guests to ensure they receive the Fridays Service Style experience; follow up onany issues and complaints they may have.Proactively runs shifts and anticipates Guest needs.Ensures that the restaurant and staff are set up for an outstanding shift.Ensures all newly hired Team Members follow and complete their appropriate training plan, including required paper and electronic paperwork (tip credit notices included where applicable).Maintain an accurate and up-to-date manpower plan of department staffing needs.Prepares schedules and ensures that their department is staffed for all shifts.Use the recruiting process to interview hourly Team Members, ensuring Team Members hired are fit with the brandStaff, train and develop their department's hourly Team Members through ongoing feedback and coaching, establishment of performance expectations and by conducting performance reviews on a regular basis. Identify operational opportunities to build sales and control costs; develop and implement plans toaddress opportunities (i.e., R, marketing).Perform liquor, wine, and beer check in to ensure proper invoicing.Ensure proper security procedures are in place to protect Team Members, Guests and Company assets,including security of beer walk-in, liquor room, store room, freezer and office.Prepare end of shift reports.Directly supervise Team Members, coaching, correcting behaviors as needed, and providing recognition to continuously improve performance.When acting as Manager on duty, oversee all of the restaurant's operations and conduct root cause analysis as needed to guarantee operational efficiency and an excellent Guest experience.Ensure great food is served to every Guest through managing all Team Members.Manages inventory efficiently, accurately, and in a cost-effective manner.Fosters open communication with BOH and FOH staff Makes:Customer service issuesGuest relations issuesEmployee relations decisions with General Managers or Human Resources input as neededVendor related issuesKEY DECISIONSInfluences:Team Member hiringTeam Member terminationsSales and service objective strategiesRecruiting strategiesMEASURES OF SUCCESS Guest satisfaction scores meet/exceed company standardsAnnual sales dollars achieved compared to budgetMeeting/Exceeding requirements for Food Safety Audit scores for the yearGrow sales to meet or exceed annual sales budgetTeam Member turnover meets company requirementsMeeting Labor BudgetQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS4-year college degree preferredMinimum of 6 months experience working in a full service restaurantMust be capable of performing all functions and meeting qualification standards for all hourly positionsMust be able to walk and stand during entire shiftFrequent bending and stooping requiredMust be able to lift up to 30 lbsMust be able to read and write EnglishMust be able to hear well amongst loud background noiseCOMPETENCIESASSESSING AND SELECTING TALENT: Effectively identifies and evaluates the talent within the restaurant in order to select individuals that exhibit pride, passion and personality and to build top-performing teams.Helps identify strong team member candidates and "sells" the brand in order to get the best talent on board.Utilizes selection tools and processes as guidelines to effectively assess and hire the right people for the team.Supports selection decisions by identifying high potential within the team in order to maximize internal promotes.Identifies great talent based on diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities as well as common passion for the business.Understands where individual talent can be best utilized; matches the right people with the right job.Knows who top performers are and takes the necessary steps to engage and retain them.Ensures that new employees are equipped with the proper training and resources necessary to experience success.COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE: Spends time guiding, teaching and providing clear and directed feedback to your team to help them grow and succeed.Provides ongoing guidance and direction to help Team Members reach their full potential.Gives honest feedback that is specific, timely and action-oriented.Promptly recognizes and encourages effective performance.Helps to develop and execute plans for each Team Member that maximize strengths and improve weak areas.Ensures team members are given challenging assignments to help them learn new skills that can prepare them for the next level.Takes a hands-on approach to developing others by providing clear examples of desired behaviors to ensure understanding.LEADS AND INSPIRES OTHERS: Sets the example for the team; effectively influences and motivates them to reach goals.Acts with integrity in all dealings; demonstrates consistency in words and actions.Demonstrates genuineness, openness, and approachability and consistently treats all Team Members and Guests with dignity and respect.Effectively manages stress level during difficult situations.Demonstrates the ability to understand and adjust leadership style to fit others' needs.Rallies and harnesses the energy of the restaurant by being present, upbeat and engaged.Frequently and genuinely acknowledges and rewards strong performance.Treats all employees in a fair and consistent manner.COMMUNICATIONKeeps everyone on the same page through frequent information sharing and open dialogueEncourages open, honest and timely communication among Team Members.Fosters frequent dialogue between the FOH and BOH staff. Demonstrates effective listening by being available to Team Members and responding to needs and concerns.Communicates the "why" behind important goals and initiatives to gain buy-in.Respects the opinions of others; listens to comments and concerns with an open mind.Holds frequent meetings where information is shared freely by staff.Takes advantage of opportunities to engage in one-on-one communication.MANAGING EXECUTION: Enforces performance standards and follows up relentlessly to ensure accountability for top quality results.Ensures 100% compliance with standard operating procedures.Enforces high standards and always looks to raise the bar.Follows up regularly to ensure proper execution and offers support and/or redirection.Holds Team Members accountable to meet obligations.Confronts sub-par performance directly and holds people accountable for making improvements.Makes tough but necessary decisions in regards to discipline.Sets clear expectations and goals and holds others accountable for achieving them.Identifies and corrects mistakes immediately to provide hands on learning experiences.PASSION FOR THE GUEST: Ensures that every action and decision leads to an exceptional Guest experience.Maintains visibility within the restaurant; models exemplary hospitality by engaging regularly with the Guests and interacting in a positive, sincere manner.Encourages Team Members to focus efforts and attention on going above and beyond to exceed Guest expectations and create repeat visits.Effectively balances Guest needs with business needs.Utilizes Guest feedback to improve the Guest experience.Shows awareness of Guest needs and expectations; prevents problems before they occur.Follows up to ensure that Guest issues and complaints are addressed and resolved promptly.Shows attention to food quality/appearance, ticket times, and the fine details that define the overall Guest experience.DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING: Thinks problems through, acts with urgency and always keeps the best interests of the brand at heart when making decisions.Able to digest information quickly, boil it down, and identify relevant issues.Finds root causes in order to develop workable solutions to problems.Draws important connections and considers both short and long-term implications of decisions.Right or wrong shows the willingness to make the call and accepts responsibility for decisions and results.Evaluates various solutions to problems before taking action.Acts quickly and decisively when needed based on the need and urgency of situation. FLEXIBLY ADAPTS AND MANAGES CHANGE: Keeps up with shifting business needs and embraces change in order to drive results and grow the brand.Responds quickly to changing needs and adapts as necessary to meet new challenges.Displays a positive, confident attitude for tackling new challenges and initiatives.Understands new initiatives and speaks knowledgeably of changes to both FOH and BOH staff.Helps ensure that changes are fully integrated into operations and sustained over time.Effectively manages daily priorities while keeping track of long-term initiatives.Perseveres through resistance to change with positive influence and firm accountability.MANAGING FINANCIAL RESULTS: Demonstrates an understanding of the financial components of the restaurant operation and how to impact results.Helps analyze financial profit and loss results, Guest satisfaction measures, and other key performance data.Uses appropriate tools and resources to monitor location's performance and understands factors that affect success and growth.Supports the DO and GMs initiatives to grow businessEnsures consistent quality and execution of food and service in order to help drive the brand and increase sales.Makes financial needs an important consideration in plans and decisions.