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Pollo Tropical General Managers (i.e. GM's) lead the operations of the restaurant and a team of hourly associates. In accordance with the goals of the company, they are responsible for managing all aspects of their restaurant including, but not limited to: restaurant operations, financial performance, management/staff development, customer satisfaction, quality standards, sales & marketing, and general communications with employees, vendors, customers, and corporate support staff.
Restaurant Operations:
Follows and enforces all restaurant operations standards as defined in the Restaurant Operations Manual (i.e. Red Binder), the Management Systems Manual (i.e. Green Binder), and the Restaurant Technical Manual (i.e. Yellow Binder).
Ensures the restaurant is operating at the highest level of standards and compliance adhering to all state and federal government regulations.
Accounts for successful execution of all operating systems (ordering, receiving, inventory, equipment, maintenance, waste, etc.).
Financial Performance:
Oversees and ensures compliance with all weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial controls.
Reviews and responds to both Front of House and Back of House schedules on a daily and weekly basis to control labor costs.
Focuses on long-term financial performance rather than short-term maximization.
Ensures proper execution of all accounting functions and complies with internal audit guidelines (i.e. checks signed on a timely basis, proper invoice coding, coupons and voids, deposit procedures, etc.).
Achieves all budgeted sales and EBITDA restaurant objectives.
Assists in the preparation of the annual restaurant budget process.
Management/Staff Development:
Holds frequent management and team member meetings to keep staff informed of important policy changes, new product rollouts, and operational updates.
Demonstrates ability to attract, develop, and retain top talent with a passion for service, excellence, and quality.
Conducts frequent evaluation updates and a formal, annual performance review for all managers and staff outlining strengths, opportunity areas, and merit recommendations.
Management/Staff Development:
Ensures proper follow through and execution of all corporate and field training programs as defined by the Training Department and company.
Maintains proper follow through and execution of all Human Resources administration and legal compliance including, but not limited to: proper orientation, interviewing and hiring, new hire documentation, counseling, performance reviews, HR audits, etc.
Develops management and staff by following Phase Training Program, cross-training, pre-shift meetings, and required city/state/federal training (e.g. Food Safety, Alcohol license, etc.).
Customer Satisfaction:
Demonstrates high energy, a fun loving personality, and leadership skills that inspire a culture of hospitality and 100% guest satisfaction.
Responds and resolves (on the spot) guest complaints, unsatisfying or disappointing issues, or potential problems to ensure the guests leave with a positive view of the brand.
Hires guest-oriented staff, makes them knowledgeable of the service model and products, and holds them accountable to the guest-satisfaction standards (e.g. bonus criteria) outlined by the company.
Develops and executes internal customer-making programs to ensure guest loyalty, such as: addressing customer's by name, remembering their favorite meals, maintaining a customer log, sending "thank you" notes, using comment cards, etc.
Quality Standards:
Ensures the restaurant is accountable for the successful execution of all quality operating systems (i.e. PARs, line checks, Quick Check, OPSuperiority Restaurant Readiness checklist, Food Quality Control checklist, pre-shift checklist, etc.)
Communicates and reinforces quality standards to all team members and management.
Maintains and upkeeps equipment for optimal performance and efficiency.
Prepares and sells product that only meets brand standards and consistency.
Sales & Marketing:
Involves self and management team in all aspects of sales, promotions, local store advertising, and catering sales initiatives.
Seeks ways to reach out to existing and potential customers by involving corporate marketing staff to execute against unique and profitable sales building activities.
Ensures proper execution of all internal marketing initiatives.
Builds a store culture that visibly drives add on sales both at the register and with in-house service opportunities (i.e. in-store product tests, dessert trays walked around in dining room, happy hour specials, etc.).
Communicates and educates management and hourly team members on new products and promotions ensuring knowledge is imparted with clarity, purpose, and add-on sales results.
On a frequent basis will communicate and interface with Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations Director(s), Marketing Directors, Field Marketing Coordinators, District Managers, Corporate Human Resources, Field Human Resources Manager, Accounting, Service & Catering Manager, Legal department, paying customers, various vendors and suppliers.
Associates degree or Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Hospitality preferred. High School degree or equivalent required.
Capable of adapting to business needs and solving problems quickly and efficiently.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to fluently understand Profit & Loss statements, costs controls, and restaurant operations.
Focuses on "over the top" guest service experiences.
Demonstrates highly motivated, energetic, and engaging characteristics.
Minimum 5 years working in a restaurant environment, showing career progression and verifiable results.
Minimum 3 years as a General Manager of a quick casual or quick serve environment.
Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, and back of house restaurant systems such as labor schedulers, inventory tracking systems, ordering, etc.
Ability to comfortably speak, write, and comprehend English in a business setting.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.
Continuing variety of conditions depending upon season, day of week, and time of day.
Employee frequently required to grasp and carry hot and cold items.
Employee periodically required to lift weights from 25 up to 50 pounds.
Employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, or hear. Floor conditions could be wet or slippery, noises from fans and other equipment may be moderate to high.
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