Restaurant Manager Job Descriptions

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Restaurant Manager Job Description

A restaurant manager is tasked with leading and managing a restaurant. To be successful, they need to have strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. The restaurant manager may be responsible for a wide variety of tasks. This can include recruiting and hiring staff, training, overseeing food quality, developing menus, and helping the restaurant bring in new business.

Restaurant Manager Job Description Template

We are looking for a skilled restaurant manager to help our company increase its customer base and improve the quality of both operations and our menu offerings. You will be responsible for leading every aspect of our business, including motivating our staff and delivering a high-quality menu.

Your job will also include back of the house tasks to ensure our restaurant operates as efficiently as possible. This includes tracking and maintaining inventory, maintaining the restaurant’s revenue, and ensuring that all food health and safety requirements are consistently met.

In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to be equally capable of managing others and overseeing back of the house operations. The amount of time that you spend in each of these roles can vary from night to night. Therefore, applicants will need to be able to demonstrate their ability to work successfully in a fast-paced setting.

Ultimately, we are looking for a manager who has the ability to help us grow our restaurant. Candidates who have demonstrated this capability will be preferred.

Restaurant Manager Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, and train new staff
  • Coordinate and manage daily restaurant operations in the front and back of house
  • Deliver superior customer service and motivate staff to do the same
  • Respond and resolve customer complaints in a professional manner
  • Ensure compliance with all food and safety requirements
  • Track inventory, estimate future needs for goods, and order those goods as needed
  • Identify and implement measures to cut waste and improve profits
  • Promote the restaurant in the local community and recommend methods for reaching a broader audience
  • Support staff in the front or back of house as needed

Restaurant Manager Requirements

  • Previous experience in restaurant or hospitality management is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, hospital management, or culinary schooling is a plus
  • Proven customer experience skillset and the ability to teach that skillset to others
  • Familiarity with restaurant management software such as PeachWorks and OpenTable
  • Strong motivational, leadership, and people skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Ability to represent our brand in a professional way

Restaurant Manager FAQ:

What tasks do restaurant managers do?

In their daily work, restaurant managers will be expected to oversee the operations of both front and back of house teams. This starts with creating and maintaining a staff schedule. Managers may also need to support their staff by assisting with serving, bussing, or kitchen operations from time to time.

Additionally, managers will be responsible for managing restaurant inventory, ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements, and managing the restaurant’s finances. Finally, restaurant managers will also be asked to recruit staff, make hires, and train new hires. They will need to motivate their entire staff to perform exceptional customer service.

Can I use your restaurant manager job description template?

Yes, you’re free to use our template as a starting point for your help-wanted ad. However, make sure that you customize the template to match the specific needs of your restaurant. Your restaurant manager role may have different responsibilities or requirements than the ones that are listed here.

What should I include in my restaurant manager help-wanted ads?

The best help-wanted ads start with an eye-catching job description. You can use the one we’ve included above as a starting point. However, the more detail you can add about your restaurant and the position the better. After that, your ads should also include sections that detail the complete responsibilities and requirements of the position.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Restaurant Manager

What is the best way to find and hire a Restaurant Manager near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Restaurant Manager applicants. Employers posting their Restaurant Manager job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Restaurant Manager applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Restaurant Manager are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 19 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Restaurant Manager positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Restaurant Manager role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Restaurant Manager job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Restaurant Managers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 168% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Restaurant Manager applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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