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Paisano Partner (Buca-Livonia)

November 19, 2012 - November 19, 2012
Location:Livonia, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Buca di Beppo - Operations

Famiglia Contribution:                        The Paisano Partner contributes to the success of Buca di Beppo through the direction and control of restaurant operations to ensure a positive guest experience and company profitability.  The Paisano Partner's responsibility is to direct the operation of the restaurant, attain sales and profit objectives, maintain the highest standards of food quality, service, cleanliness, safety and sanitation by directing and supervising managers and family members.


Reporting Relationship:                      The Paisano Partner reports to the Divisional Vice President.


Essential Functions:

§  Ensure a High Quality Operation

§  Maintain Controls

§  Manage Family Members

§  Advocate a Team Environment

§  Manage Personal Development


Ensure a High Quality Operation

§  Provides family members, managers, and Guests with a positive experience and atmosphere.

§  Ensure prompt, friendly service according to Buca di Beppo's guidelines.

§  Direct overall activities and performance of family members on a shift-by-shift basis.

§  Drive positive Guest experience through a front door and floor presence and accurate seating and quoting.

§  Ensure positive Guest experience by monitoring and ensuring appropriate 10 Steps of Service.

§  Maintain the proper atmosphere through music and lighting levels for varying business periods.

§  Promote an atmosphere of positive Guest Relations. Build Guest relationships and respond to Guest complaints or concerns professionally and in a timely manner.  Responsible for written communications with Guests.

§  Manage the responsible service of alcohol.  Monitor alcohol awareness.  Establish a positive relationship with the local authorities and seek their help in managing alcohol related issues.

§  Responsible for developing sales and marketing strategies and for implementing, advertising, and promoting campaigns.  Responsible to support and implement Paisano Support Center initiatives.

§  Maintain and inspect dining room, food receiving, preparation, production, and storage areas to ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times.  Correct unsafe practices or conditions.

§  Supervise cleaning and maintenance of equipment and arrange for repairs, contracts, and other services.  Maintain restaurant cleanliness and organization for both the interior and exterior of the restaurant.

§  Follow the Ten Points of Difference and Guest Standards of Execution as described in the Manager Training Orientation Workbook.

§  Ensure all kitchen functions are performed according to Buca di Beppo guidelines.

§  Prepares for new menu implementations. Trains family members on new menu implementations.  Ensures recipe adherence and check ticket times.

§  Performs line checks throughout shift. 

§  Direct kitchen activities and performance of heart of house members on a shift-by-shift basis as needed.

§  Ensures that all meal and rest breaks are provided when required

Maintain Controls

§  Review financial information such as sales and costs and monitor budget to ensure efficient operation and that expenditures stay within budget limitations.  Take action to correct any deviations from the budget.  Use the computer for review and analysis of information. Responsible for the financial results of the restaurant.

§  Maintain and control restaurant assets. Monitor restaurant's on-hand inventory for waste and theft.

§  Control service contract; follow through on all work done, ensure proper billing and compare costs on a semi-annual basis with other purveyors.

§  Conduct line checks to ensure product standards and specifications.

§  Ensure adequate inventory levels that allow for Guest needs but do not tie up company assets in unneeded and costly inventory.

§  Complete daily paperwork and projects on a timely basis.

§  Comply with cash control policies and procedures.  Ensure all managers comply with cash control policy and procedures.

§  Drive positive results for labor through proactive scheduling and reacting to business trends.

§  Control operating costs by instituting awareness through the restaurant.

§  Manage capital expenditures within the restaurant.

§  Conduct inventories and calculate food and beverage costs.  Use computer to facilitate collection and analysis of information. Respond to discrepancies from budgeted costs.

§  May at times be responsible for ordering food and beverage products.  May be responsible for receiving and checking orders to ensure that they adhere to company specifications.

§  At times will direct the kitchen activities and performance of heart of the house members on a shift-by-shift basis.

§  Responsible for submitting accurate information to the home office and DVP.


Manage Family Members

§  Ensure quality recruiting and training of new managers.

§  Hire, train, motivate, and evaluate all family members.

§  Create positive relationships with family members and managers by treating all members with respect.

§  Minimize turnover by responding to and resolving family member and manager issues.

§  Support and practice an open door policy.

§  Implement programs to reward positive contributions.  Recognize and promote positive performers. Coach and counsel family members whose performance is below expectations.

§  Develop family members. Ensure that timely performance reviews of family members are conducted. Conduct performance reviews of management team. 

§  Maintain a trained staff through effective use of employment orientation, individual training sessions, employee meetings and implementation of company training programs for family members and managers.

§  Assure compliance with company policies, practices and procedures; communicate changes. Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.


Advocate a Team Environment

§  Display, encourage, and inspire high morale and motivation in the restaurant.

§  Conduct family meetings to plan menus and related activities, plan special events, share information, or conduct supplemental training.

§  Communicate with other managers using the manager's log on a daily basis.

§  Show daily attention, participation and sensitivity needed to establish credibility and promote unity in the team.

§  Hold management team accountable for areas of responsibility.

§  Respond to team conflicts professionally and work towards positive resolutions.

§  Set a good example through attitude, involvement, and positive influence.

§  Establish an environment that does not permit or promote sexual or any other kinds of harassment.

§  Ensure restaurant is staffed to avoid work load and poor morale issues.

§  Report employee relation issues of a sensitive nature to Family Resources.  Work with Family Resources and the Division Vice President for the positive outcome of such issues.


Manage Personal Development

§  Provide effective leadership.

§  Demonstrate organizational skills.  Complete assignments and duties on time.

§  Develop personal goals for professional growth.

§  Maintain a pleasant, positive, and professional attitude in the eyes of family members, management team, and Guests.

§  Exhibit a neat and clean appearance consistent with a professional image.

§  Execute company programs and decisions with support and commitment.


Paisano Partner Qualifications:



§  Professional oral and written communication skills.  Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language of the restaurant.

§  Organization and time management skills.

§  Work well under pressure.

§  Can effectively solve problems.

§  Able to take and give direction.

§  Can be flexible as needs dictate.

§  Work well with other people in a team environment.

§  Service driven.

§  Excellent attendance is required with schedule flexibility determined by business needs.

§  Must be able to work all shifts when the restaurant is open.



§  Two (2) year associate's degree or a bachelor's degree from a four (4) year college (desirable).

§  Minimum of Two (2) years prior experience as a General Manager for a full service, high volume restaurant.

§  If being considered for internal promotion, must have Five (5) years Manager, Senior Manager, or Kitchen Manager experience, or Division Vice President approval.


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