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Area Coach

Company: Taco Bell
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Looking for a seasoned, Quick Serve or Fast Food Restaurant Area Coach / Above Store Leader to support and oversee multiple locations within a geographic territory. Applicants may reside in multiple areas within the State of Georgia.

5+ years experience in quick serve restaurant management preferred.

"You are applying for work with a franchisee of Taco Bell, not Taco Bell Corp. or any of its affiliates. If hired, the franchisee will be your only employer. Franchisees are independent business owners who set their own wage and benefit programs that can vary among franchisees."

Position Summary:

Oversee operations, financial performance, training and development and guest satisfaction of multiple units. Hire the right people and ensure the restaurant teams consistently demonstrate and execute behaviors that produce the culture and results consistent with company and franchisor standards, policies, programs and systems. Effectively motivate, communicate, model and remove barriers to enable maximum performance of subordinates and develop solutions that drive positive business results.

Accountability Scope:

Fiscal and operational management is a key accountability. This position is directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in capitol and resources. Other Above Store Leader accountabilities include, but are not limited to: field-visibility in restaurants; complete and timely compliance with Company and franchisor standards for Food Safety, security, safety, and employment matters including staffing and labor laws. Enhances image of the Company by ensuring product integrity.

Principal Responsibilities

LEADING PEOPLE / DEVELOPMENT - Coaches and supports the restaurants by providing timely and consistent development; ensures RGMs provide appropriate development for AGM's and other team staff ; encourages management teams to improve performance, provides the training for them to do their jobs well and does not let people work without proper training. Utilizes restaurant G-4 visit routines as a forum for discussion and coaching. Demonstrates teamwork by holding regular Area meetings, effectively resolving concerns, and ensuring resources are shared. Builds people capability through execution of the Bench Planning and internal promotion processes. Ensures execution of Team Member selection process in their restaurants to hire only the right people (application, TUMS, Interview Guide, Preview Day, and reference checking). Hires, develops, and promotes RGMs and AGMs. Ensures all management and Team Members receive effective and timely Performance Evaluations and Development Plans as appropriate. Demonstrates "BELIEF IN PEOPLE" by treating each person on their team fairly and with respect. "RECOGNIZES" individuals and frequently encourages team members to recognize each other. Displays positive energy in restaurants. Smiles and greets all Team Members. Ensures all Management are Serve-Safe certified; ensures implementation of the Learning Zone program at all levels; develops and implements succession bench planning for all AGMs and up; participates in management recruiting to coach and assist in building successful restaurant management bench.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS -Effectively communicates brand culture and strategy to restaurant teams. Discusses company goals and performance in Sales meetings and Rallies and ensures engagement of the entire team. Functions as a team builder and coach; recognizes and eliminates communication barriers; teaches and models good employee relations techniques such as 24-hour cool-down; communicates important issues to RGMs on a consistent basis; maintains documentation on important employee relations issues. Escalates applicable matters to HR and VP of Operations such as: performance issues, employment decisions, leaves, background checks, sexual harassment and other matters that substantiate their guidance and expertise to limit legal exposure.

FINANCIALS - Ensures controllable expenses are managed to plan; ensures reports and tools are consistently and effectively used to meet financial controls; manages labor cost, including average wage, to meet Area wage guidelines; reviews daily sales, food cost, cash, and labor reports and follows up on all variances from plan to meet or exceeds Area Sales Plan. Works effectively with functional support partners to drive business results.

MARKETING - Ensures Area-wide consistency in execution of all marketing programs. Recognizes business generators, traffic patterns and acts to maximize opportunities. Coordinates local store marketing programs within the Area.

OPERATIONS - Develops CORE learnings and standards. Uses coaching plan, period and weekly calendars to drive restaurant visit agendas. Conducts effective visits and documents visits. Ensures Area compliance with all training standards; ensures proper opening and closing security procedures are followed and signed cash and security policies are in place; ensures preventive maintenance and ongoing cleanliness programs are in place; ensures compliance with all municipal, state and national codes; conducts restaurant consultations according to Company guidelines; follows up on sanitation checklists. Maximizes use of current technology to continually leverage innovation. Serves as an information resource for entire Area as well as peer group. Identifies and taps all existing resources and utilizes creative problem solving when faced with a new challenge.

SERVING THE CUSTOMER - Demonstrates "POSITIVE ENERGY" by handling customer concerns on the spot using LAST and by helping management teams and Team Members resolve customer concerns. Recognizes and rewards Customer Mania behavior. Leads Rallies. Ensure managers are empowered to resolve customer complaints; ensure follow up on customer complaints; ensure flawless execution of new product rollouts; Total customer satisfaction communicated and participated at all levels; ensure product quality procedures are followed (i.e. food safety procedures, hold times, QA program).

SALES - Drives restaurant operations to achieve at or above standard results (I.e. customer service and CORE standards) and local store marketing. Drives RGM and AGM accountability for growing sales and executing standard processes and achieving restaurant metric standards. Ensures metric board tracking and communication with team. Ensures restaurants are ready for marketing and product promotions and are suggestive selling. Follows-up with RGM to ensure execution. Visibly supports new restaurant development. Holds RGMs and AGMs accountable for participating in and executing company initiatives. Monitors success daily through Area Coach tools.

COMPANY REPRESENTATION - Creates and maintains a positive image within the community (with documented activities). Ensures incremental sales through out-of-store activities are profitable. Builds business by using company facilities proactively and efficiently in support of local organizations. Encourages participates in events and public service organizations which enhance the image of the company. Ensures compliance with company canister program.

Ensures ICOS processes are executed in the restaurant. Utilizes operating measures to monitor profit variables. Reviews restaurants Management & Team Member schedule for effectiveness weekly. Ensures RGM manages cash by using brand control procedures and shift drawer accountability enforced. Requires RGMs to involve their teams in setting and reaching restaurant goals. Uses P&L, and other appropriate reports to analyze their business and establish and execute tactics for improvement. Uses In-Restaurant coaching to improve performance. Conducts period and quarterly business reviews to ensure plans are in place to improve performance.

Key Relationships

Significant communication aspect is communicating with restaurant teams and keeping Region Coach and VP up to speed on the status of restaurant operations (providing operational reports and sharing/seeking advice on problem issues.)

Restauarant Team - providing leadership direction, motivating staff, giving direction and guidance, building trusting relationships.

Internal Staff - establishing and maintaining excellent relationships to enlist expertise in areas of need.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Reliable transportation and maintain a valid driver's license and insurance for positions that require driving: Area Coach, Region Coach, General Manager, Assistant Manager and Shift Managers. In addition to reliable transportation, valid driver's license and insurance, Above Store Leaders with positions requiring significant business driving must maintain an acceptable driving record (MVR).

Key Challenges

  • Personal Effectiveness - Takes personal ownership of tasks and responsibilities; self-motivated and self-directed. Confident. Disciplined and goal-oriented. Strong administration/organizational skills on time management and handling details. Persistent in the face of resistance or obstacles.
  • Management Effectiveness - Leads and models Company values by example; ability to communicate strategic direction; establishes a trusting/collaborative environment with employees; motivates excellence. Pursues job problems quickly and handles decisively. Sets and adheres to high standards in hiring, employee development and conflict resolution. Ability to achieve desired results through others by delegating and coaching; ability to motivate staff to continually improve results.
  • Judgment/Process Improvement - Can look beyond the numbers on paper to apply industry and business benchmarks, creates appropriate and timely analysis that assists the management team in understanding and solving business challenges; ability to interpret and evaluate multiple points of view; strong evaluation skills.

Keywords: Taco Bell, Alpharetta , Area Coach, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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