Assistant General Manager

Beatrix - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants - Chicago, IL4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $49,000 a year
Lead and direct the daily operations of a restaurant and consistently deliver an exceptional guest and employee experience; lead and develop the front of house (FOH) and back of house (BOH) teams while fostering our Culture of Caring; and assist the General Manager (GM) in driving sales, managing costs, growing the business.

Essential Functions
Organize, run and supervise smooth and efficient daily shifts (including opening and closing shifts), ensuring an exceptional guest and employee experience
Provide guidance and leadership to hourly and management teams while fostering our Culture of Caring
Respond immediately and effectively to guest and employee needs and feedback
Maintain proficiency in job functions of all FOH and BOH positions and provide active back-up support when business needs require
Assist GM in managing costs, driving sales and growing the business in support of financial goals
Partner with GM and management team to interview, hire, onboard, train, schedule, supervise and develop all FOH and BOH hourly employees (including proficient use of online applicant tracking, training and other HR systems and tools)
Assist the General Manager with interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training, scheduling, supervising and/or developing the management team
Monitor, address and document individual hourly employee performance through on-going feedback, positive recognition, formal performance reviews, coaching and, when necessary, disciplinary action up to and including employment termination
Perform opening sanitation checklist, pre-shift line check and shift walk-throughs
Balance, pare and maintain security of all cash banks
Prepare for and conduct pre-shift and other employee meetings
Ensure repair and maintenance needs are addressed
Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
Ensure proper food storage, quality and presentation standards, including temperature controls
Monitor and ensure the restaurant and the team’s compliance with all Company and restaurant policies and procedures as well as all legal and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety and sanitation regulations and alcohol management) and represent the restaurant and Company in interactions with legal and regulatory authorities
Perform regular and ad hoc inventories of food, beverage and restaurant supplies and track high cost items; place food, beverage and restaurant supply orders; and accept and inspect deliveries
Work a variety of days and shifts (including early mornings, late nights and weekends) at multiple sites as needed
Travel overnight occasionally as needed
Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools, utensils, equipment and software (for example, restaurant management software, etc.)
Effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
Multitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
Work in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levels
Move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
Stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties
Model and promote teamwork across all teams
Use tact and good judgment when dealing with challenges pertaining to guests, vendors and employees, and respond with patience and courtesy
Organize and conduct periodic informational seminars for employees
Successfully complete alcohol awareness training
Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
Other duties assigned as needed