Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro a highly regarded restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently seeking a seasoned and dynamic General Manager to lead our exceptional team and ensure the continued success of our establishment. As the General Manager, you will oversee all aspects of restaurant operations, delivering outstanding service, fostering a positive work environment, and driving business growth.
- Provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the restaurant team, ensuring the highest level of service, quality, and guest satisfaction.
- Oversee daily operations, including staffing, scheduling, training, and performance management, to maintain efficient and effective restaurant functioning.
- Develop and implement operational policies, procedures, and standards to achieve excellence in service, food quality, and cleanliness.
- Monitor financial performance, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost control measures, to achieve profitability targets.
- Foster a positive work culture, promoting teamwork, employee engagement, and professional development.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with guests, addressing any concerns or feedback promptly and ensuring exceptional dining experiences.
- Collaborate with the culinary team to develop and enhance menus that reflect our brand and customer preferences.
- Stay updated on industry trends and competitive landscape, implementing innovative strategies to drive business growth.
- Ensure compliance with health, safety, and sanitation regulations, maintaining a safe and clean environment for guests and employees.
- Proven experience as a General Manager or in a similar leadership role within the restaurant industry.
- In-depth knowledge of restaurant operations, including front-of-house, back-of-house, and administrative functions.
- Strong business acumen, with demonstrated success in financial management and achieving revenue targets.
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team.
- Effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with the capacity to handle challenging situations with composure.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
- Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management or a related field is preferred.
Join the distinguished team at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro as the General Manager and lead our restaurant to new heights of excellence. To apply, please submit your resume and a compelling cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and leadership capabilities.