Restaurant Area Manager

at Whataburger

Oklahoma City, OK

Posted on Jul. 11, 2017

Full Time

Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401k / Retirement Plan

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.

We're Seeking am Area Manager in Oklahoma City!

What's in it for you?
You will participate in one of the best bonus programs in the business!
You will be part of running a multimillion-dollar business!
You will be eligible for 401K and Profit Sharing!

*Meet our Hiring Managers in person
*Visit us on July 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
*Click Apply now for the location address

• 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.

Qualifications REQUIRED:
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.

Required 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.

Required Education: (Minimum formal education the job requires.)
• High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Experience:
• Previous experience in a restaurant leadership position.
• Multi-restaurant management experience in a quick-service or full-service chain restaurant organization.

Preferred Experience/Knowledge/Education:
• Previous experience in a restaurant leadership position.
• Multi-restaurant management experience in a quick-service or full-service chain restaurant organization.
• Associate’s degree
• Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Food Safety Certification (may vary based on city, county and state requirements)

Benefits Beyond Burgers:
Whataburger offers competitive salaries and benefits, great opportunities for career advancement and other resources to enrich our Family Member's lives.

Whataburger franchisees are independently owned and operated, and therefore job benefits and compensation may vary between franchise controlling companies.

For All Family Members:
•Competitive Weekly Pay, Direct Deposit, 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing
•Employee Assistance Program, Whataburger Family Foundation and Scholarships Program
•Quality Meal Program – discounts on the best food in town (based on eligibility)
•Wellness Program, Opportunities for Career Development and Growth, Community Volunteer Opportunities

Team Members:
- Flexible Schedules
- Medical Plans – Qualified and Affordable under the ACA Guidelines*
- Whatagames (Ask Us About This!)
* Team members who work an average of at least 30 hours per week over a defined measurement period are eligible for these benefits.

*Meet our Hiring Managers in person
*Visit us on July 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
*Click Apply Now for the location address

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