Barnes and Noble Careers – Cafe Manager – Holmdel

Website Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Job Description:

As a cafe manager (CM), you enjoy working with people and are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our customers and baristas. This passion translates to running an exceptional Cafe, one which delivers the best customer experience, the perfect handcrafted beverage and food products and inspires a team of talented baristas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the achievement of sales goals and deliver operational excellence to maximize efficiency and minimize loss through timely execution of all processes.
  • Communicate with your cafe team respectfully and in a timely manner on key issues and messages, creating a culture that demonstrates the values of the company.
  • Manage product quality, preparation and presentation standards.
  • Review financials such as P&L, product mix, category sales, waste and gross margin reports in order to maximize our sales and profitability.
  • Demonstrate how to deliver the cafe customer experience by ensuring consistent, friendly, personal service and thoughtful recommendations, first by the example you set and second by the training on first-class service you deliver to the entire cafe team.
  • Manage cafe inventory levels by following cafe ordering practices.
  • Ensure a vibrant Cafe by delivering on our commitment to presentation and cleanliness.
  • Develop the cafe team through engagement and coaching; work with team by providing feedback to assess and recommend talent for development in the store.
  • Ensure compliance to cafe standards as it pertains to safety, customer communications and all store operations.
  • Interview and hire baristas that will provide an optimal shopping experience for our customers.

Job Requirements:

  • Understand the cafe business and impact of ordering and sales upon results.
  • Deliver honest and constructive feedback.
  • Experience building collaborative and productive working relationships at all levels.
  • Can empathize with and understand people.
  • Passionate about the cafe business and has excellent standards of service.
  • Experience in managing and developing employees at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and comfortably.
  • Can solve problems through good decision making and knows when to take partnership.
  • Effective organization, planning and prioritization of workload.
  • Able to delegate and work through others.
  • Knowledge of food safety, regulations and standards.
  • At least two years of management experience, preferably in retail, food service or hospitality.
  • Solid cafe, food service or hospitality knowledge.

Job Details:

Company: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Holmdel, NJ, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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