Studio Movie Grill

Job 176331 - Area Director
Monrovia, CA

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Job Details

Location: Monrovia, CA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $0.01 - $0.01

Job Description

Are you  up for a Challenge?


The Area Director provides strategic direction for the team of General Managers (GMs) and acts as the primary support for the GMs in his/her designated area. The Area Manager must convey the Studio Movie Grill culture to his/her staff and be a creative team player who likes to work hard, have fun, and show sincere dedication to Studio Movie Grill. This role may require relocation in the future and travel. 


1.      Leadership: Mentors all positions within his/her operational area to ensure a high level of engagement and success. Maintains availability for development of all operational personnel.

2.      Maintain Culture: Support, reinforce, and align decisions with Studio Movie Grill Exceptional Culture.

3.      Operational Assistance: Assists GMs to ensure restaurants are delivering a rewarding and an exceptional Customer Experience.

4.      Training and Development: Trains and develops GMs; manages career expectations for the management team; clearly conveys standards.

5.      Manage Strategic Initiatives: Understands, defines, and delivers the purpose, requirements, and desired results of all Company programs. Leads his/her respective Operational Area in the execution of these programs. Directly accountable to, develops strategies & directs support of Restaurant Marketing, Area Training / Talent and Recruiting Functions.

6.      Leverage Support: Utilize Home Office, VP of Operations, and area support personnel to identify and mitigate any needs or gaps in current business practices. Lead support personnel in the planning, development, and implementation of operational improvement practices.

7.      Develops and Manages Business Planning Processes: Works with the GMs to develop, implement, and manage a business plan for Restaurants; analyzes external and internal environments to detect where improvements may be made and how those changes should be implemented.

8.      Brand Marketing: Effectively executes Brand MKT campaigns and strategies and provides direct influence over market-wide spend / branding opportunities by representing a market expertise to maximize brand exposure opportunities and ROI for those investments.

9.      Financial Accountability: Maintains full responsibility for financial performance directly impacting area restaurant operations. Oversees the financial performance of his/her team of MPs & GMs; performs financial analysis of individual restaurants and the district; makes recommendations for improvements. Accountable to all aspects of the restaurant EBITDAR – budget planning, management and performance.

10.   Financial Analysis: Analyzes business trends and financial data to assess and improve area performance, both operationally and financially.



  • College Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 12 months of multi-unit multi-state management with a proven record of success required, preferably in the Casual Dining Industry.
  • Experience in an organization where he/she had specific career progression
  • Knowledge of the Full Service Casual industry as well as the necessary business acumen of running a complete business unit [Risk, Talent, Facilities, etc]
  • Knowledge and skills in analyzing profit and loss statements and overall financial performance
  • Knowledge and skills in staffing with proven record of results
  • Compliance Champion – demonstrated expertise leading locations based in city/ states with strict labor/ wage/ hour laws and certification requirements
  • Local store marketing experience preferred
  • Proficient in a variety of technology systems, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and able to adapt to new systems easily


The intellectual and physical demands described below are representative of what must be met by a Team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Team members with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to lead, motivate, and empower Studio Movie Grill managers to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Ability to align crew with Studio Movie Grill’s Culture by balancing work ethic and having fun
  • Ability to manage basic tasks and fiscal operations for an Area
  • Takes initiative in solving operational an personnel problems quickly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage all guest facing interactions
  • Ability to recognize problems and problem solve
  • Ability to recognize personal shortcomings and willingness to Coach
  • Ability to set goals, create plans, and convert plans into action for individual locations and the entire area
  • Ability to measure performance, objectively and subjectively as well as hold direct accountability to meeting desired performance expectations
  • May be required to lift, carry, push or pull heavy objects up to fifty pounds; kneel, bend or stoop, ascend or descend stairs; reach and grasp objects

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