YellowBelly Brewery at YYT – Restaurant General Manager

Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House
Job Description
Located just past security in the St. John's International Airport, they've ‘got the good times cornered'! YellowBelly Brewery at YYT is the first full-service restaurant and bar to open in the departures lounge offering unmatched forward-thinking cuisine. Specializing in wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, fresh local seafood, and gastropub appetizers and entrees, YellowBelly Brewery is renowned for their craft beers and incredible food. The goal is to treat all guests with respect through friendly and professional service.

What You Will be Doing
The General Manager will be responsible for overseeing all operations and ensuring the establishment runs efficiently. They will be responsible for the operations and business performance of the restaurant, as well as maintaining high standards of food, service and health & safety. Additionally, they must effectively manage inventory and supplies, the restaurant team's HR needs, and understand the accounting needs of the business.
Customer service is paramount and making sure guest expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing and planning restaurant sale levels and profitability
  • Preparing reports at the end of the shift/week, including labor cost, sales, accounts receivable and inventory
  • Interviewing, recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining, terminating, maintenance of employee files, etc.
  • Creating and executing plans for staff development, retention, and incentives
  • Coordinating the entire operation of the restaurant during scheduled shifts
  • Scheduling and managing staff, provide guidance/feedback
  • Greet customers, respond to and solve customer complaints
  • Maintain high standards of quality control, hygiene, health, and safety
  • Chairing an occupational health and safety committee of 4-5 people
  • Preparing cash drawers and providing petty cash as required
  • Ensure bar inventory is completed daily, both opening and closing
  • Ensure all opening, mid shift and closing duties are completed
  • Conduct monthly meetings with owners
What You Will Bring
Due to the nature of this location, work hours may be irregular hours and include early mornings. They must be able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment, as well as being able to spend much of a shift on your feet.
  • Previous experience in leadership or management in a related field, such as sales, marketing, finance, or operations considered an asset
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team, delegate tasks effectively, and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills to develop and implement business plans that achieve organizational goals
  • A solid understanding of financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis
  • Effective communication, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with employees, stakeholders, and customers
  • Ability to identify problems and find effective solutions to improve organizational performance
  • Must be adaptable to changing circumstances and able to make quick decisions when necessary
  • Ability to work overtime and/or longer shifts when necessary
Don't meet every single requirement? Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification listed! We recognize that our team members skills and abilities don't only come from work experience but lived experience outside of the workplace too! We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all current and future team members.
If you're excited about this role but your past work and lived experience doesn't tick all the boxes for every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!

The Perks
We are proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and believe in rewarding the value that our staff bring. As co-owner Craig says, "The staff are your business. Especially in a small business, the staff are everything to you."
This is a full time permanent position with an annual salary of $60,000 in addition to the below benefits..
  • Paid Parking while working in Airport Staff Parking lot only
  • 2 weeks (10 days) paid vacation
  • $65 / month cell phone allowance
  • Company Health Plan (100% contribution)
YellowBelly Brewery is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.
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