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Area Director

Reston, VA 20190

Posted: 08/17/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1704 Salary: $110,000-$120,000 State/Province:

Job Description

Area Director of Restaurant Operations Wanted: Join a National Leader in the Casual Theme Full-Service Segment - Northern Virginia/DC

Are you an experienced multi-unit restaurant professional with a passion for leadership, team development, and driving results? We're seeking an Area Director of Restaurant Operations to oversee our casual theme, full-service restaurants with bars in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a national brand and industry leader while making a significant impact on our continued success.


As our Area Director of Restaurant Operations, your duties will include:

  • Providing leadership and support to a team of 7-10 Restaurant General Managers across your market span
  • Ensuring operational excellence, strong P&L performance, and consistent delivery of exceptional guest experiences across all locations
  • Developing and implementing strategies to drive sales growth, increase profitability, and optimize efficiency
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and team development through coaching, training, and performance management
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with company goals and objectives
  • Monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators, adjusting strategies as needed to maximize results

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience at a multi-unit level, managing $10M+ in annual sales revenue
  • Proven success in the casual theme, full-service restaurant segment with bar operations
  • Strong leadership skills and a track record of developing high-performing teams
  • In-depth knowledge of P&L management and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel locally to support restaurant locations within your market span
  • Proximity to the Northern Virginia or Washington DC area
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary ranging from $110,000 to $120,000, commensurate with experience
  • One of the industry's best comprehensive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and generous PTO
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth within our national organization
  • A supportive, collaborative work environment that values innovation and excellence
  • The chance to make a real impact on the success of our brand and contribute to the growth of our restaurants
All resumes received will be treated with strict confidence. If you're a results-driven restaurant professional with multi-unit experience and a passion for leading teams in the casual theme, full-service segment, we want to hear from you! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and explaining why you'd be the perfect fit for our team.

Join us in shaping the future of our brand and making a difference in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC communities. Apply today!

Please send your resume to Tom Bull tombull@geckohospitality.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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