Restaurant Manager - Modern Times Beer - Los Angeles

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The Restaurant Manager reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Modern Times Restaurant including staff scheduling, product ordering, and proper cash handling skills. The Restaurant Manager is responsible for overseeing the service staff, product, and training, along with managing the front desk. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitment to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

- Responsible for hiring, scheduling, training, evaluating, and corrective actions for all restaurant personnel, in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
- Coach, support, recognize, reward, and maintain continuous communication with all restaurant staff 
- Assist in the development of and implement policies, procedures and rules 
- Create an environment that encourages ownership, accountability, and maintains the highest standards of food and service
- Address and respond to guest complaints in an efficient and timely manner
- Monitor and ensure staff adherence to health department regulations regarding food handling, storage, temperature, and sanitation
- Monitors ticket times and restraint cleanliness
- Assess areas of opportunity and recommend solutions or develop plans 
- Run all stations in the front of house effectively
- Possess great communication skills with both back and front of house employees
- Organize and submit accurate inventories and weekly orders
- Proactively manage the forecasting and reporting of weekly, monthly, and annual sales, labor, COGs, and other restaurant operations performance metrics
- Identify and communicate maintenance, service, vendor, and safety concerns to General Manager and Facilities Department
- Support the General Manager in managing food and labor costs to increase Restaurant profitability
- Lead restaurant to achieve financial goals set by the Operations Leadership Team
- Understand the purpose, intent, rationale, mechanics, requirements and desired results of all company driven programs and initiatives
- Actively collaborate, organize and support program implementations at the restaurant level
- Assist the executive team and the local sales force to take advantage of opportunities to host and/or collaborate with accounts and partners in the community
- Develop relationships with local community organizations
- Have clear knowledge of all food and beverage products offered by Modern Times 
- Become an expert in all things Modern Times Beer and Coffee, and develop menu items that complement these products
- Be a team player and able to interact with all levels within the organization 
- Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations 
- Other tasks as needed

- Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
- Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check 
- A degree in Hospitality or equivalent work experience required
- ServSafe or applicable state Food Handler Certification required
- LEAD Certification required
- Minimum 2 years of people management experience in a hospitality environment
- Minimum 3 years of hospitality management experience in a full-service restaurant environment
- Evening, weekend, and holiday availability required
- Opening, running, and closing shift availability required
- Able to use all tools associated with the position including but not limited to draft lines and point of sales systems
- Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes, and proper food preparation techniques 
- Complete understanding of restaurant operations
- Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, budgeting experience and full understanding of financials
- Demonstrated word processing and spreadsheet computer applications
- Able to positively observe, communicate with and direct the actions of peers
- Able and willing to work in the front of house and back of house
- Strong interpersonal skills and a genuine love and aptitude for meeting and interacting with people
- Strong problem-solving skills through ability to diagnose and implement solutions
- Thorough attention to detail and desire to take initiative
- Must adhere to company’s policies and procedures
- The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company 

- Up to 30% travel time may be required

- Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods
- Able to read and follow written English instructions
- Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
- Able to safely navigate the tasting room and snack bar areas, including crowded spaces
- Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance 
- Able to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools 
- Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
- Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors
- Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards

**Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**

- Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time
- Health, Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a $125.00 per month employer contribution towards any plan)
- Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Unlimited paid time off (pending manager approval)
- Eligible to participate in 401(k)
- Eligible for 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years
- Radical beer and coffee perks

Full-time employees become eligible for health benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).

Modern Times is a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and (almost) all of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout Southern California, San Francisco, the Central Coast, Maui, and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community. We plan to open a pilot brewery, restaurant, & specialty coffee shop in Los Angeles in 2017. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.

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Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.