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New Restaurant Opening Manager-Remote
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Location 14 Ridge Square NW, Suite 500, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States

New Restaurant Opening Manager-Remote


Description

Company Profile:
At CAVA we make it deliciously simple to eat well and feel good every day. We are guided by a Mediterranean heritage that’s been perfecting how to eat and live for four thousand years. We prioritize authenticity, curiosity and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We are working towards something big, together.

We foster a culture built on five core values: 

  • Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in service of others.
  • Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious.
  • Act with Agility: We welcome change; it’s the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt.
  • Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility.
  • Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose.


The Role: Restaurant Opening Manager
The Restaurant Opening Manager is passionate about providing amazing training during new restaurant openings. An ideal candidate is highly engaging and knows how to build relationships with others. The Restaurant Opening Manager is a CAVA training expert and has a thorough understanding of all operational tools and training materials.  The candidate will be motivated by developing others and have a track record of success with new restaurant openings.  Successful candidates will be strong team players but also able to work independently.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for recruiting of local New Restaurant Opening Trainers with a focus on developing and retaining CAVA team members
  • Responsible for Pre/Post-Opening Budget including; New Restaurant Openings (NRO) Team Travel and Entertainment expenses, Pre-Opening Labor, Pre/Post-Opening Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
  • Lead New Restaurant Openings performance development and performance management
  • Validate training of assigned openings leadership teams (General Managers, Guest Experience Managers, and Culinary Leads) with weekly check-in calls and validation of training completion
  • Lead New Restaurant Openings Bootcamps as needed to support new restaurant openings
  • Support at new restaurant openings as needed
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as directed that support the conversion and new restaurant opening process with a focus on streamlining Restaurant Opening Training processes partnering with Learning & Development, localizing Restaurant Opening Trainers and Leads, Reduction of New Restaurant Opening Training Timeline with a focus of training efficiency and cost savings
  • Provide support to the restaurant openings project manager to ensure all punch list tasks are completed by development by their specified due date. Coordinate with relevant partners to ensure this is completed.
  • Partners with all support center departments to ensure openings are successful
  • Lead conference calls with the General Manager to assist in hiring and recruiting for the restaurant
  • Partners with General Manager in writing the training and opening weekend schedules
  • Attend weekly calls with New Restaurant Openings team and provide status updates on each restaurant project

 

The Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a General Manager or equivalent
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time  
  • Substantial experience with new restaurant openings
  • Highly organized and able to track multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently with excellent time management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (excel, word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring
  • Ability to lead a team, delegate tasks and follow up on execution
  • Takes ownership of each project and partners with others to find a solution to every problem

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain stationary position to be able to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Must be able to identify, analyze and assess details
  • For certain positions, must be able to occasionally move or transport items up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively
  • Constantly positions self and move about to support ordinary restaurant or food production support or office operations, as applicable
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner

 

What we offer:  

  • Competitive salary, plus bonus and long-term incentives*
  • Early Wage Access!
  • Unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, plus paid opportunities to give back to the community
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution
  • Company-paid STD, LTD, Life and AD&D coverage for salaried positions*
  • Free CAVA food
  • Casual work environment
  • The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand


*Indicates qualifying eligible positions only

 

CAVA – Joining “A culture, not a concept”



As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law.

Company Profile:
At CAVA we make it deliciously simple to eat well and feel good every day. We are guided by a Mediterranean heritage that’s been perfecting how to eat and live for four thousand years. We prioritize authenticity, curiosity and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We are working towards something big, together.

We foster a culture built on five core values: 

  • Generosity First, Always: We lead with kindness. Our best work happens when we act in service of others.
  • Constant Curiosity: We are eager to learn, grow, and explore beyond the obvious.
  • Act with Agility: We welcome change; it’s the only constant. We embrace, adjust, adapt.
  • Passion for Positivity: We greet each day with warmth and possibility.
  • Collective Ambition: We have high aspirations that are achieved when we work together with a shared purpose.


The Role: Restaurant Opening Manager
The Restaurant Opening Manager is passionate about providing amazing training during new restaurant openings. An ideal candidate is highly engaging and knows how to build relationships with others. The Restaurant Opening Manager is a CAVA training expert and has a thorough understanding of all operational tools and training materials.  The candidate will be motivated by developing others and have a track record of success with new restaurant openings.  Successful candidates will be strong team players but also able to work independently.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for recruiting of local New Restaurant Opening Trainers with a focus on developing and retaining CAVA team members
  • Responsible for Pre/Post-Opening Budget including; New Restaurant Openings (NRO) Team Travel and Entertainment expenses, Pre-Opening Labor, Pre/Post-Opening Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
  • Lead New Restaurant Openings performance development and performance management
  • Validate training of assigned openings leadership teams (General Managers, Guest Experience Managers, and Culinary Leads) with weekly check-in calls and validation of training completion
  • Lead New Restaurant Openings Bootcamps as needed to support new restaurant openings
  • Support at new restaurant openings as needed
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as directed that support the conversion and new restaurant opening process with a focus on streamlining Restaurant Opening Training processes partnering with Learning & Development, localizing Restaurant Opening Trainers and Leads, Reduction of New Restaurant Opening Training Timeline with a focus of training efficiency and cost savings
  • Provide support to the restaurant openings project manager to ensure all punch list tasks are completed by development by their specified due date. Coordinate with relevant partners to ensure this is completed.
  • Partners with all support center departments to ensure openings are successful
  • Lead conference calls with the General Manager to assist in hiring and recruiting for the restaurant
  • Partners with General Manager in writing the training and opening weekend schedules
  • Attend weekly calls with New Restaurant Openings team and provide status updates on each restaurant project

 

The Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a General Manager or equivalent
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time  
  • Substantial experience with new restaurant openings
  • Highly organized and able to track multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently with excellent time management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (excel, word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring
  • Ability to lead a team, delegate tasks and follow up on execution
  • Takes ownership of each project and partners with others to find a solution to every problem

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain stationary position to be able to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Must be able to identify, analyze and assess details
  • For certain positions, must be able to occasionally move or transport items up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange information accurately and effectively
  • Constantly positions self and move about to support ordinary restaurant or food production support or office operations, as applicable
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner

 

What we offer:  

  • Competitive salary, plus bonus and long-term incentives*
  • Early Wage Access!
  • Unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, plus paid opportunities to give back to the community
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more!
  • 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution
  • Company-paid STD, LTD, Life and AD&D coverage for salaried positions*
  • Free CAVA food
  • Casual work environment
  • The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand


*Indicates qualifying eligible positions only

 

CAVA – Joining “A culture, not a concept”



As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law.


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Location 14 Ridge Square NW, Suite 500, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States

Skills
Training Experience
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14 Ridge Square NW, Suite 500, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States