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Restaurant Business Development Manager | Salary to 85k

Westminster, CO 80234

Posted: 05/15/2024 Country: US Job ID: 2020896 Salary: 80k/year - 85k/year State/Province: CO

Job Description

Restaurant Business Development Manager – Denver, Colorado


Gecko Hospitality is now searching for an experienced and motivated Restaurant Business Development Manager in the Denver area. The ideal Restaurant Business Development Manager should excel in cultivating top-tier partnerships, driving growth opportunities, enhancing customer service, strategizing revenue initiatives, participating in the bidding process, collaborating with teams, and reporting to Executive Leadership.

About The Company: Boasting over three decades of industry expertise, we oversee a diverse portfolio encompassing nationally renowned brands, locally curated culinary destinations, and exclusive in-house creations. Emphasizing a personalized operational strategy, we are renowned for tailoring each venture to suit its specific locale and demographic, aiming to deliver exceptional customer service. Presently, we manage over a dozen establishments in airports in Colorado and California.


  • Identify new alliance opportunities to expand reach and enhance public image and business performance in airport-related restaurant ventures.
  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership to explore fresh bidding prospects and define strategic pathways.
  • Prospect and secure license agreements with key retail and F&B brands, generating new leads.
  • Nurture existing partnerships to ensure mutual profitability and overall success.
  • Maintain professional relationships within the organization through effective communication, integration, execution, and integrity.
  • Engage with company leaders to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, community leaders, and business partners.
  • Establish and uphold SOPs for managing business relationships, fostering a conducive environment for partnership growth.
  • Support the RFP bidding process comprehensively to maximize bid success rates.
  • Coordinate with architects, designers, and writers to deliver compliant and timely proposals for all projects.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: up to $85,000
  • Bonus Potential
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k


  • At least 3 years of recent experience in a Business Development Manager role.
  • Demonstrated success in securing and leading strategic partnerships, ideally in the restaurant, hospitality, airport concessions, or related industries.
  • Exceptional relationship-building abilities, industry acumen, and influence over restaurant-industry figures.
  • Proven expertise in brand development and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve results and advance partnerships through interpersonal finesse, perseverance, and creative approaches.
  • Track record of negotiating mutually beneficial deals and exceeding partnership expectations.
  • Proficiency in business modeling, financial analysis, and opportunity assessment.
  • Strong teamwork skills to collaborate across departments like marketing and operations to drive business growth.
  • Proven history of fostering innovation.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Upholds high personal integrity and excels in teamwork dynamics.

For immediate consideration, e-mail your resume to jacob@geckohospitality.com or apply today

Meet Your Recruiter

Jacob Tarabar

Since 2006, Jacob Tarabar has been an integral part of the Gecko Hospitality community

He joined Gecko as a part-time Recruiter covering the state of Arkansas, and in 2010, Jacob came aboard full-time, dedicating all his efforts to finding new opportunities for candidates in the market, eventually handling the state of Colorado as well. In addition to his recruiting contributions, Jacob has been actively involved assisting with Gecko Hospitality's advertising and website Job Management for several franchise partners, improving the quality, results and organization of their advertising.

Jacob and his family currently reside in the St. Louis area, though he still finds time to avidly root for Philadelphia sports teams, including the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Candidate Testimonials

“This was absolutely an experience above anything I expected; I applied for a job and had an amazing experience working with Jacob. He gave me helpful advice and was very encouraging and critiqued what I could do better to help me get the job I really wanted. I have already recommended this company to 2 of my friends looking to get different jobs in Texas and I can not speak enough to how helpful my experience was with Gecko Hospitality.” - April R.

“It was amazing Jacob I have used in the past and he is great at what he does. I will always use him for future endeavors.” - Robert T. 

“I’ve used Gecko multiple times and Jacob has been terrific." - Colby C.

"Jacob was outstanding, he was extremely helpful and understanding of my personal situation and goal for employment. I was connected quickly and moved through the interview process fast, unfortunately I went to the final phase and was not accepted for the position. Jacob worked hard to get me in touch with another position knowing my need for employment. He quickly lined up another interview and I moved through that process quickly as well. I can truly say that Jacob was one of if not the best in assisting me through the process and I would definitely refer him to others in need" - Robert S.

“I had an amazing experience with Gecko and them helping me find an amazing job! They listened to all of my needs and came through perfectly!!” - Samantha B.

"Jacob is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I was unsure of what path to take. He was patient and persistent. He knew what I wanted even if I didn't. I am now happily employed with a company I believe can become "home". Thank you so very much!!” - Diane R.

“Jacob was amazing and persistent on getting me a new career! I will recommend this company to everyone I know in need!” - Jeffery R.

"Jacob connected me with a few different opportunities that fit my skill set and experience at a competitive salary, ultimately landing me a great job offer within a couple weeks. Professional, responsive and frankly the only effective recruiter I’ve ever worked with. Thanks y’all!” - Mike W. 

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