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Restaurant Manager - CareersForward - Bloomington IL

CareersForward is actively seeking a Restaurant Manager for immediate placement within a recognized fast casual brand at the local/regional level in Bloomington, IL. 

Compensation for this position will be up to $45k with a realistic work life balance - 2 days off per week. Some limited relocation assistance may be provided. 

The Restaurant Manager is a working general manager and will spend most of his/her time on the "floor" actively managing daily operations. This is not an office/desk job. The Restaurant Manager is a coach and a leader and will work in a fast paced and every changing environment on a daily basis.  

Qualifications for this opportunity are as listed;

  • The Restaurant Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the dining room/bar areas of the restaurant 
  • Some P&L responsibility
  • Responsible for supervising front of house staff and typically reporting to the General Manager
  • Manage a team of up to 45+ employees 
  • Oversee that all opening and closing duties are completed correctly and that cleanliness and maintenance are maintained
  • Responsible for the correct operation of the POS systems
  • Balancing of all daily and nightly cash drawers and POS
  • Inventory and maintenance of par levels for front of house items
  • Providing excellent customer service to guests and excellent leadership to employees
  • Enforce and monitor all health, safety, and sanitation standards 
  • Handle guest complaints according 
  • 2+ years restaurant experience
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Organized and capable of multi-tasking with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including word and excel


  • Ensure the restaurant operates efficiently and effectively within the Company’s fiscal and operational guidelines.
  • Monitor overall operations of the restaurant including guest satisfaction, food quality, and ambiance.
  • Develop and monitoring daily, weekly, and annual sales projections and maintain restaurant budget.
  • Food Production and Preparation
  • Ensure all menu items are made according to established specifications.
  • Maintain food safety and sanitation standards.


  • Develop initiatives to build sales, profitability and Guest counts.
  • Provide positive Guest relations
  • Staffing and Team Development
  • Train, supervise, coach and counsel restaurant staff.
  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels.
  • Compliance and Safety
  • Monitor safety and security procedures to maintain the safety and health of Teammates and Guests.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with a broad range of individuals both within the company and externally.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong math and cash handling skills.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Set clear priorities and see to it that they are followed.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed mode.
  • Work well under pressure and be able to respond to continuously changing needs.
  • Open to a flexible schedule.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and background check screening.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate progressive career responsibilities and have held in prior work experiences, like and similar duties.

It is preferred that the Restaurant Manager currently resides in the greater Bloomington IL area. For consideration regarding an opportunity as a Restaurant Manager, please submit your resume and information. If your skill set is a fit to a role that we are looking to fill, you will be contacted directly by a member of the CareersForward team.

Thank you.  


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