General Manager

Panda Express | Panda Restaurant Group - Salt Lake City, UT3.7

Panda Express is part of Panda Restaurant Group, the world leader in Asian dining experiences that also includes Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." Guided by this mission, we are a family dedicated to creating an organization that inspires better lives for our people and our communities in which we serve. Whether through sharing good food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in our genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda.

Panda was founded in 1983 in Glendale, California Panda Express is the largest family-owned American Chinese Restaurant concept in America. As America’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Panda Express has close to 2,000 locations globally and continues to grow over 100 restaurants annually.

At Panda, we invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.

As a General Manager, you are responsible for the successful day-to-day performance of your store. Additionally, you’ll train new front- and back-of-the-house associates, deliver exceptional Guest experiences and contribute to achieving financial targets.

Restaurant Management Team Responsibilities:
Lead People aspects of a Panda Express restaurant including hiring, training, coaching, and development.
Ensure the safety of our Guests and Associates through training and execution of food safety and restaurant safety standards and guidelines.
Lead Guest components of a Panda Express restaurant including excellent food quality, guest service, associate friendliness, and restaurant cleanliness through your team using proven systems and routines.
Lead Financial areas of a Panda Express restaurant including sales growth, cost management, and profit growth.
Apply thorough knowledge of all policies, procedures and practices utilized within unit managed.
Understand ways in which your unit relates to and impacts PRG.
Demonstrate knowledge of PRG operations and objectives.
Seek information regarding trends affecting food service industry.

We offer our Full-Time Management Team:
Progressive Compensation Package and Bonus Opportunity.
5 or more Weeks of Comprehensive Training to prepare you for success.
On-Going Career & Leadership Development.
Medical and Dental Insurance.
401 K with Company Match.
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Associate Discounts (Panda Express, Hibachi San, Panda Inn plus Theme Parks) and free meals when you work.
Lucrative Associate Referral Bonus.
Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

ADA Statement: While performing duties, counter areas are often hot with steam from steam table and food vapors. Work space is restricted and employees are expected to remain standing for long periods of time. Employees must prepare hot and cold foods, use Chinese cook knife and other kitchen equipment and work quickly without losing accuracy. Employees may be required to lift up to 50 lbs., stand up to four hours and reach across counter tops measured at 36 inches to serve customers. Kitchens are hot and noise levels are usually high; storage space is limited and shelving is high.

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Previous management experience required * College degree or equivalent experience preferred * High school or GED required * Excellent leaders with great people skills * Proactive – Sees life as choices and chooses to make a positive impact. * People Oriented – enjoys working with our guests and associates, possess good communication and interpersonal skills. * Growth Oriented – knows that learning and growth are keys to personal and professional success and is willing and able to share learning with others. * Results Oriented – focuses on getting results without compromising guest, people, and financial areas.