Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL at Ramen-San - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Date Posted: 10/8/2017

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Seeking A Restaurant Manager for our Leadership Team!
The Ramen-san brand is growing, so we’re adding RESTAURANT MANAGERS to our team! This is a true career growth opportunity -- whether you’re an hourly team member eager to start your management career, or a current LEYE manager looking for new challenges. 
Requirements:
  • 1+ years of restaurant management experience OR 3+ years of applicable hourly experience
  • A positive, energetic approach to leadership & service
  • Skilled at creating rapport with your guests
  • Ability to lead teams as well as be a part of a team
  • Experienced with working effectively in a high-volume environment

Additional restaurant management or AGM-level experience is also welcome.

Lettuce Entertain You is an Equal Opportunity Employer.We Participate in E-Verify.
  POSITION SUMMARY:   Responsible for assisting the General Manager with the overall operation of a single restaurant.  Work with the General Manager and Executive Chef in setting the direction of the business in day to day operations as well as a plan to grow the business, drive sales and manage costs.  Must have the ability to run a smooth and efficient shift. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Other duties will be assigned as needed) Must be willing and able to do the following:
  • Interact with, direct and supervise employees on a daily basis in a fair and dignified manner.
  • Assist with the interviewing, hiring, training, development and retention of qualified employees.
  • Promote teamwork among co-workers and employees.
  • Be hands on with all Front of House positions to ensure smooth and efficient service.
  • Authorize comps and voids for all service personnel.
  • Follow up with employees and co-workers to ensure completion of assigned projects.
  • Identify, address and document individual employee performance problems according to standard operating procedure.  Discipline and/or terminate as necessary according to LEYE procedures.
  • Assign employee workstations.
  • Uphold applicable policies and requirements of employment laws.
  • Become proficient in all job functions of both front and back of house employees.
  • Organize and conduct periodic informational seminars for employees.
  • Have thorough understanding of and practice LEYE Employee Handbook, employee benefits, and company philosophies.
  • Assist with the scheduling, conducting, and documenting of employee reviews according to standard operating procedure.
  • Review and amend agenda for shift service meetings (to be conducted by shift manager).
  • Complete projects as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Perform varied duties to ensure proper restaurant operation according to standard operating procedure.
  • Create atmosphere including lighting, music, and temperature levels.
  • Address customer complaints and problems effectively and courteously on an as needed basis.
  • Use tact and good judgment when dealing with difficult guests.  Respond to their needs with patience and courtesy.
  • Ensure adequate evening preparation levels based on business levels.
  • Perform a pre-shift line check to ensure quality of all items.
  • Perform a shift “walk through” in order to assess staffing, maintenance, cleanliness, zoning and any special needs.
  • Complete opening sanitation checklist, assign sanitation projects to hourly staff and follow up with employees to ensure their completion.
  • Work with Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate ticket times.
  • Maintain food quality standards including consistency and presentation.
  • Assist with the maintenance of portioning and product specification.
  • Comprehend and adhere to all sanitation guidelines as prescribed by federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Comply with all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Identify and communicate inventory and equipment needs to ordering manager.
  • Communicate repair and maintenance needs to General Manager and/or appropriate repair source.
  • Become proficient in the use of equipment and utensils related to the operation of the restaurant.
  • Become proficient in the use of all restaurant computer equipment, including the Point of Sale system, Avero, TMX/LLMS, Open Table, Frequent  Diner and Gift Certificate terminals, and credit card terminals.
  • Responsible for the security of, and balancing and paring of all cash banks.
  • Track high cost items according to standing operating procedure.
  • Inventory and order appropriate restaurant supplies i.e. liquor, food, linen, paper goods, cleaning supplies, general restaurant supplies etc.
  • Perform and extend an end of the month and/or weekly inventory.
  • Lead by example.
  • Move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven and slick surfaces.
  • Must wash hands regularly, according to guidelines.
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures.
  • Pass a food and beverage test in English with a score of 90% or more.
  • Pass an Alcohol Awareness test in English with a score of 90% or more.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Be able to stand and walk for an entire shift.
  • Communicate cordially, effectively and clearly with all employees, managers, partners and guests.
  • Communicate in English in order to comprehend and perform/follow job requirements in written and spoken direction.
  • Perform more than one task at a time.
  • Maintain a positive, pleasant attitude every shift. 
  • Accept direction and constructive criticism from management.
  • Perform calmly and effectively in an extremely busy and stressful work environment.
  • Be able to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends and increased work schedules.
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels.
  • Lift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
GENERAL RULES Must be willing and able to do the following:
  • Get along with others and be a team player.
  • Follow all uniform and appearance guidelines as befitting the image of the restaurant for the duration of the shift.
  • Refrain from smoking for the duration of the shift.
  • Arrive to work on time and in ready to work condition.
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • May not work under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs.
  • May not resort to any type of violence, discriminatory or harassing behavior.
  • Must successfully pass a drug and alcohol test within 90 days of hire date, where applicable.
  • Failure to abide by these and any other conditions of employment of the company set forth elsewhere can subject an employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Accessibility varies by location