Manager Little Donkey Homewood

Manager

Full Time • Little Donkey Homewood

Company Overview

 
For the past several years, the original location of Little Donkey Mexican Restaurant in the lovely neighborhood of Homewood, AL has been an oasis offering fantastic food and gracious service in a lively location. Little Donkey has grown to include a location just outside of Birmingham, on Highway 280 in the Greystone neighborhood and a Montgomery, AL outpost.  Our dining rooms are bustling with energy and our bright and breezy patios offer outdoor dining options. Each day fresh salsas are made, meats are stewed and smoked, seasonal vegetables cared for and cooked to be served with our tortillas that are made from scratch throughout the day. That means that we make flour tortilla dough and soak and grind corn for masa that we form into tortillas by hand and cook on the hot comal (iron pan) in our kitchen. The bar features a robust craft cocktail menu as well as classics where we feature local beer, wine, cold, bottled Topo Chico, soft drinks and house-made horchata and Jamaica (hibiscus)—something for everyone! 
 

Job Summary

 
The Manager’s role is to provide uncompromised excellence at all times, making the People and the Food the heart and passion of all they do. This includes ensuring consistent execution of all FOH and BOH systems and profitability by providing and ensuring quality training, coaching and follow-through. The Manager is accountable for service standards, systems, cleanliness, organization, Employee engagement and the Guest experience including suggestive selling, answering questions, taking and delivering the Guests’ order, follow up to ensure each Guest receives their correct food and/or drink order, and every Guest is made to feel welcome at all times.
 

 Responsibilities  

  1.  Knowledgeable of all Dining Room and Kitchen systems and operations; must demonstrate the ability to run effective shifts in all aspects of the restaurant. 
  2.  Provides direction, coaching, and leadership for all Employees including training, safety and sanitation, and company policies and procedures.
  3. Communicates effectively with the Management Team and staff. 
  4. Effectively maintains the restaurant’s facility, both exterior and interior, to the Company standards (clean, neat, and organized) and ensures sufficient supply levels of tools available for both FOH and BOH  Employees to execute their responsibilities. 
  5. Writes department schedule, effectively maintaining labor goals and Guest satisfaction. The schedule should be planned using forecasted sales and labor budget, while taking Employee availabilities, requests and vacations into consideration. 
  6.  Responsible for posting department schedule in a timely manner. Ensures adequate advance notice is provided when posting holiday schedules. 
  7. Communicates effectively with vendors. 
  8.  Knowledgeable of inventory procedures and is able to complete weekly inventory in their area of responsibility. 
  9. Provides direction, coaching, and leadership for all employees including FOH and BOH training, safety and sanitation, and company policies and procedures. 
  10. Interviews and assists in the hiring of all departments to maintain appropriate staffing par levels. 
  11. Effectively maintains an area of responsibility in restaurant.
  12.  Maintains a strong sales focus, and coaching Employees throughout and after the shift
 

Qualifications

 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 
  1. Exceptional leadership and motivational skills required. Must be able to attract, train, develop and retain the very best Employees in the industry. 
  2. Exceptionally strong Guest focus mentality, with the ability to provide an exceptional dining experience for each Guest. 
  3. Ability to define, measure and attain stretch financial goals for the restaurant – with a focus on year-over-year sales growth, Guest count increases, effective staffing levels, great service, add-on sales, and labor cost management. 
  4. Ability to see, hear, read, and write. Basic math and verbal communication skills required. 
  5. Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction.
 

Benefits/Perks

 
  1. Health Insurance
  2. Dental Insurance
  3. Vision Insurance 
  4. Life Insurance 
  5. Disability Insurance
  6. Employee Discount
  7. Flexible Schedule
  8. Vacation Pay
Compensation: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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BENEFITS

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Vacation Pay
Employee Percentage
Flexible Schedule