Area Manager - Abilene, TX
Company: Whataburger Restaurants LLC
Posted on: January 14, 2019
The Area Manager/Supervisor is responsible for leading the overall operations, and performance of more than one restaurant. Area Manager/Supervisor is typically responsible for two or more restaurants in an assigned market area. The Area Manager/Supervisor directs General Managers and Managers for designated areas to ensure recruiting, budgeting, marketing, and sales goals are obtained throughout his/her restaurants. Works with the General Manager on personnel decisions regarding recruitment, development and performance of the Family Members within his/her assigned market area. Duties:* Demonstrate and ensure operational excellence through the training, coaching, disciplining, and encouragement of General Managers, Managers, Team Leaders, and Team Members.* Conduct and attend meetings as required.* Communicate complaints involving Whataburger policy violations to Senior Area Manager, Director of Operations, or Human Resources, as appropriate.* Partner with Human Resources in any investigations that arise in the Area and work with HR to finalize and make decisions on any action to be taken.* Work with the Senior Area Manager, HR Team and/or Director of Operations to develop and implement an effective a Human Resources Recruitment Plan to accommodate growth and management succession in the Area, acting as a direct resource for the hiring process.* Serve as a resource for Manager candidates (with Human Resources support) and have final accountability for every Manager hire.* Conduct routine visits to restaurants in his or her area to ensure each General Manager is maintaining company standards. If any deficiencies are found, work with management and staff to clearly outline the problem areas and assist them in developing a plan of action to correct problems in a timely manner.* Work with Senior Area Manager and Director of Operations on new restaurant site selections and new restaurant budget planning.* Manage the area's financial accountability through reviewing critical reports, adhering to the budgeted Gross Operating Profit, and evaluating the area's combined expense plan to ensure overall operations meet Whataburger's financial goals.* Coordinate specific activity to capture opportunities for increasing profitable sales with each General Manager.* Assume additional responsibilities as assigned. To continue the path for career success at Whataburger, the Area Manager/Supervisor will participate in a skills development program and will be required to achieve certifications associated with the position. Required: Experience: (Minimum experience the job requires.)* 3 years' experience in the restaurant industry.* Demonstrated advanced level of ability to communicate, influence, and negotiate decisions while motivating assigned staff.* Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.* Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Knowledge: (Level of knowledge required to perform the job effectively.)* Intermediate knowledge of back of house systems, point of sale systems, restaurant operating systems, and the Internet.* Strong general knowledge of the organization and its functions.* Strong general knowledge of working practices, procedures, and techniques.* Intermediate to advanced understanding of budgetary concepts and procedures.* Intermediate to advanced ability to delegate projects and get work done through others.* Intermediate to advanced understanding of performance review process.* Ability to prepare and present ideas and recommendations to colleagues, managers, and direct reports with ample notice and preparation. Education: (Minimum formal education the job requires.)* High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience. Physical: (Minimum physical requirement to perform the job effectively.)* Must be able to manually lift and move up to 50 lbs. on occasion.* Must have the ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.* Ability to reach, bend, stoop, lift, shake, stir, pour, carry, and push occasionally.* Ability to read (orders on tickets, menu board, receipts, etc.).* Frequent contact/immersion of hands in water, cleaning and sanitation solutions, meat products, poultry products, seafood, and produce items.* Frequent washing of hands.* Ability to use computers, telephones, and office equipment. Other:* Exempt Family Members are expected to work the necessary time to satisfactorily fulfill job responsibilities.* Must be able to report to work timely and as required by operational/business needs.* Must be able to work a full-time schedule with a minimum of 40 hours per work week.* Must be able to support restaurants that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.* Must be able to travel, both locally and long distances (including air travel and overnight travel), to worksites, meeting sites, and other locations.* Driving is an essential job responsibility. Possession of a current and valid driver's license required, liability insurance, acceptable driving record, and a satisfactory background check required.* Working conditions exist to satisfactorily fulfill job responsibilities. Preferred: Experience:* Previous experience in a restaurant leadership position.* Multi-restaurant management experience in a quick-service or full-service chain restaurant organization. Knowledge:* Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Education:* Associate's degree Professional Certification:* Food Safety Certification (may vary based on city, county, and state requirements)* Food Handler's Certification
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