Restaurant Recruiting Manager

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe American Fork , UT 84003

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for an experienced Restaurant Recruiting Manager to join our family! Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is built on delighting our guests in a way that creates loyalty. We create loyalty by offering fresh high-quality food, providing comfort to the guest and building meaningful relationships with our guests, communities, employees, vendors and suppliers. We are looking for an individual who can help provide support for our operators and employees who work hard for us every day!

Headquartered in American Fork Utah, Kneaders Bakery & Cafe has 56 restaurants in Utah, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas & Missouri.


The recruiting manager provides leadership, support, advocacy and vision to Regional Directors, District Managers and General Managers while ensuring we find the best talent for the brand.

Essential Functions

  • Full-cycle recruiting for Restaurant Management; performing extensive sourcing and screening of candidates daily/weekly, vetting for culture, behavior, fundamental technical skills and targeted competencies.

  • Manage the selection process including: requisition management, documenting the selection process in the ATS, sourcing candidates, behavioral interviewing, developing a compelling compensation package and closing the deal.

  • Partner with Regional Directors to understand their hiring needs as well as coaching them on effective interview techniques, workforce planning practices and compensation requirements.

  • Partners with the Director of HR to identify future talent needs and proactively sources to develop robust ready to hire talent pools.

  • Strategically use social media and sourcing tools (i.e. LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and traditional job boards) to generate a healthy pool of qualified candidates.

  • Develop and implement recognition initiatives to increase the retention of managers and hourly employees.

  • Provide an impeccable candidate experience through consistent and accurate communications regarding the recruiting process.

  • Fully utilize the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reviewing and prescreening resumes daily/weekly while conducting Competency Based Pre-screen interviews.

  • Provide support and training to restaurant managers on how to legally and effectively source, screen, interview, select and retain individuals within their markets.

  • Contribute to continuous recruiting process improvement efforts, while ensuring accurate reporting and data for distribution and analysis on candidate flow, time-to-fill, cost per hire, etc.

  • Create and distribute new hire information data, offer letters, and documentation for all newly hired employees.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Business Acumen.

  • Communication

  • Consultation

  • Critical Evaluation.

  • Leadership & Navigation.

  • Relationship Management.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.


This position requires up to 25% travel. Travel is sometimes within the Utah market and other markets we do business in. There may be overnight stays in other markets if needed for training or recruiting events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from college or university preferred.

  • 5+ years recruiting experience in restaurants, agency or corporate environment; preferably in the restaurant industry.

  • Deep functional knowledge and expertise in advanced sourcing techniques using social media and experience using LinkedIn Recruiter, Twitter and Facebook to identify and engage talent.

  • High degree of business acumen and strong analytical skills in order to optimize the team and business processes.

  • Strong time management and impeccable organization skills with proven ability to manage multiple jobs and candidates; providing accurate and timely status updates to hiring managers.

  • Impeccable communication skills that projects credibility and ability to respond quickly to the needs of the business and prospective candidates.

  • High level of emotional and executive maturity that enables one to develop strong client partnerships.

  • Strong internet search and social networking skills that enables one to build a consistent and sustainable talent pipeline.

  • Proven ability to produce consistent recruiting results by delivering timely, high quality candidates.

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Ability to adapting to change in a fast paced high growth environment.

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