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Director Of Operations

La Jolla, CA 92037

Posted: 09/05/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1588960 Salary: 150000k/year - 180000k/year State/Province: CA

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Operations

Location: San Diego, California

Company: Gecko Hospitality

Salary: 150,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Job Description:

Gecko Hospitality, a forward-thinking restaurant brand, is on the hunt for a visionary and strategic Director of Operations. This key leadership role will drive the operational success of our locations, ensuring excellence across all aspects of our business, from service to profitability. If you're a seasoned professional with a flair for operational strategy, Gecko Hospitality invites you to be part of our ambitious growth journey.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership: Provide direction, inspiration, and guidance to the entire operations team, fostering an environment of excellence, growth, and dedication.

Operational Oversight: Ensure all restaurant locations maintain the highest standards of service, cleanliness, and compliance, while operating efficiently and profitably.

Training & Development: Oversee the creation and implementation of training programs for management and staff to bolster performance and career growth.

Financial Management: Drive profitability and growth by managing operational budgets, analyzing key business metrics, and devising strategies for improvement.

Brand Standards: Uphold and ensure consistent brand standards across all locations, ensuring a unified brand experience for all guests.

Expansion & Development: Play an integral role in the expansion strategy, identifying new market opportunities and aiding in the opening of new restaurant locations.


Minimum of 8 years' experience in restaurant operations, with at least 4 years in a directorial or senior managerial role within the fast-casual segment.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Hospitality, or related field preferred.

Proven ability to lead and inspire large teams across multiple locations.

Strong understanding of restaurant operations, P&L analysis, and budgeting.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Capability to think strategically, analytically, and solve problems effectively.


Competitive salary with performance-based bonuses.

Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Opportunity to shape the future of a rapidly growing brand.

Professional development and continued career growth opportunities.

How to Apply:

Passionate candidates who are ready to take their career to the next level are encouraged to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their suitability and vision for the role.

Gecko Hospitality believes in empowering its employees, celebrating diversity, and creating a culture of innovation and excellence. Come and grow with us as we redefine the dining experience!

Meet Your Recruiter

Lucas Andrews

Lucas Andrews has over 15 years of experience in restaurant operations and another 5 of that being in recruiting and onboarding and leadership experience. During high school, Lucas began his career as a busser and moved up the ranks and was a part of the managing team within three years while going to college. Lucas had held many different management positions before transitioning into recruitment.

He grew up in a suburb of Roseville in Northern California, then moved to Southern California to pursue his successful restaurant management career. Lucas’s’ ability to see talent and passion for others makes him an exceptional recruiter.

Lucas is a devoted family man and spends most of his free time with his wife Ashley, and his two sons – Callum and Liam, and daughter Presley. He enjoys football, boating, basketball, hiking and fantasy sports!

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