Area Director - Fantastic Benefits Package
Lincoln, NE 68508
Award Winning Concept - Now Hiring
In the 15+ years we’ve been in business, our goal hasn’t strayed since our first restaurant. We want to offer our customers the freshest, highest quality meals they can find on the go. Instead of having a vast menu where quality can get lost in the sauce, we’ve focused on a handful of delicious options and put our efforts into being the best in the industry. Our success in the South has allowed us to expand to locations across the country with more expansion plans on the books! This journey wouldn’t have been possible without our Management teams and hourly crew.
Title of Position: Restaurant Area Director
Job Description: This particular Restaurant Area Director candidate will be accountable for overseeing the operations of our restaurants in the Iowa & Nebraska markets while creating a strong group of professionals through recruitment, coaching, mentoring and development. The person hired in today as the Restaurant Area Director has the potential to move into a Regional VP role within a year. The Restaurant Area Director is in a position to lead their team by example following guidelines, procedures and our businesses values. As the Restaurant Area Director, you will be engaged in all aspects of generating a multi-million dollar company from building guest relationships to promoting local community involvement. You'll architect techniques to increase sales and revenue targets, and integrate our strategic blueprint. We have been searching for a Restaurant Area Director with value-driven leadership who's prepared to make the choices essential to achieve excellent outcomes. If you have the skill for building others and a passion for excellent service, this can be the best opportunity to enhance your career!
- 5+ years of current Multi-Unit Management experience as a Director of Operations or above
- Must be local to the Lincoln Nebraska area to be considered
- Must have experience overseeing a minimum of 25 locations and $50 million in volume to be considered for this position
- Full Service or Fast Casual Multi-Unit experience is required to be considered for this role
- Has a sense of urgency, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has guest focus mentality
- Ability to drive sales and guest service initiatives by motivating team members
- Understands Profit and Loss Reports, Food Cost, Inventory, Food Safety and Sanitation Requirement
- Ability to hire, train and develop Solid Management Teams
Apply Now - Area Director located in Lincoln, Nebraska!
Tara Gates, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
Tara Gates joined the Gecko Hospitality team as a Restaurant Recruiter in 2014. As a Recruiter, Tara has been very successful in connecting top talent candidates with successful corporate restaurants. She has mastered the craft of engaging candidates on a personal level, coordinating interviews with the clients, as well as determining the hiring needs and fulfilling the position with candidates that excel expectations set forth by the client. She attributes this to her 20+ years of experience managing different types of restaurant settings from privately owned upscale facilities, banquet, to casual corporate environments.
In addition to being a Recruiter, Tara is an adventurous risk taker and thrill seeker and has a passion for living on the edge. She enjoys four wheeling, rock climbing, white water rafting and traveling. Tara attended Penn State University and was an All Star Track and Cross Country runner.
Had a great experience with gecko! My rep, Tara Gates, took all the stress out of the job searching experience. She took care of setting up my interviews and provided great feedback at each stage of the interview process so I could present myself as a strong and knowledgeable candidate. I really felt like she was in my corner for anything I needed during my job search. If you’re looking for that next big promotion, gecko can definitely make it happen!
You are a great “people picker” and talent developer! Tara is terrific and reps you well. I am on to the next phase of interviews! I truly feel I am a good pick for JGilberts. Tara’s attitude is contagious and she motivates me, but keeps me grounded. Thank you!
Kathy H - May 5, 2019
Very impressed. Tara Gates guided me through the process and gave me extremely beneficial information in order to be successful. She was attentive and professional. She was a positive and friendly person that represented your company perfectly. Thank you Gecko and Tara Gates for helping find and obtain a dream employment opportunity.
Jodi V - March 13, 2019
Tara has been so fantastic!
Carver P - August 17, 2018
I was surprised. Tara made me her number 1 priority and set up multiple interviews that were good fits with everything I was looking for in a job. She reached out multiple times to check up on me and gave me warm congratulations I After I landed the job that I had wanted from the start. Tara did an excellent job from beginning to end!
Cindy V - December 16, 2018
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Tara. She was always pleasant and willing to help me. She also sent me valuable information on interview tips and coached me at all times! I will use Tara in the future if I am looking for a job
Melinda H - December 16, 2018
It was a great experience. Tara was so helpful. She coached me along the entire process and was also like my cheerleader :)
Jeff C - November 15, 2018
Both Tara, and Kirsty do a great job finding me qualified people in a tough employment market. Jeff Cox
Shannon H - October 26, 2018
I thought Tara Gates was a wonderful person to work with. She was so knowledgeable and a kind soul.
April W - April 6, 2019
Tara was very professional. She helped me find a good fit