Restaurant Performance Specialist

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Salary:  €27-32k + Benefits Including Company Car, Phone, Laptop, Pension Scheme

Contract type: Full-time Permanent role with ASAP start (40-48hr week)

Location: Cork/Limerick (Munster Region)

Essential: Candidates need to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a hands-on role in the food industry. A recognised third level qualification related to the restaurant and hospitality industry is also necessary. Must have a valid driving licence and be willing and able to travel nationwide. Must be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving and communication skills. Specific food qualifications also desirable.

The restaurant performance specialist will work with restaurants to identify issues needing attention across all aspects of the business. You will begin by taking a hands-on role to learn the basics of the operation, and this hands-on approach will continue as you lead by example on site visits. Most likely 4-6 weeks training will be provided so you are briefed on the company’s processes and procedures, but my client is looking for someone who can hit the ground running.


  • Complete written reports on assigned locations in a timely manner 
  • Plan and schedule work and to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Taking a hands-on role in the food and customer service environment to assess the ability of a team
  • Set examples of best practise through stores in terms of personal presentation, work ethic, brand knowledge, and professionalism
  • Devise and deliver training programmes
  • Review wider business performance to identify opportunities in profitability and local marketing
  • Spot trends and areas of potential common to multiple locations
  • Proactively track and monitor progress of key data
  • Maintain integrity of reporting operational results and metrics
  • Participate in and contribute to regular meetings  

Skills & Experience

  • Familiarity with food preparation practices in a professional environment
  • Experience working in a public facing role
  • Strong accurate attention to detail
  • Good communication both written and oral
  • Flexibility and adaptability are key, as is having the appetite to meet challenges head on
  • Familiar with controlling profitability within the restaurant industry
  • Familiar with various controls on food safety within the restaurant industry
  • Excellent time keeping skills necessary as successful candidate will be planning their own schedule
  • Positive attitude with the proven ability to build relationships
  • IT literate

*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile.  We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff.  If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.
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Shane Nolan

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