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Inspire Brands General Manager in Centerville, Iowa

As a SONIC Drive-In General Manager, you are responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the Drive-In to provide quality food in a clean, safe, and efficient manner so that guests will have an enjoyable experience at the Sonic Drive-In. As the highest management position within the Drive-In, you are accountable for the Drive-In and its operations. Responsibilities include:

Hiring, training, managing, supervising, directing, and developing Great People ready to serve a SuperSONIC experience to every guest

Demonstrating a Fair, Firm, Fun leadership approach, and leading by example

Managing a profit and loss statement to exceed expectations every week, month, and year

Swiftly resolving employee concerns with a thoughtful approach

Celebrating team successes and coaching for better performance

Setting expectations and providing clear and continuous feedback

Creating an upbeat positive atmosphere during the shift that makes work fun

Helping employees understand the big picture and their role by sharing the “why” behind tasks

Understanding how to use metrics to evaluate Drive-In performance and make necessary improvements

Getting out in the community, making a difference, and growing sales for your Drive-In and the brand

Maintaining and enforcing SONIC safety and sanitation standards

Relentlessly complying with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations

What You’ll Need:

Prior management experience; restaurant or retail industry highly preferred (subject to franchise discretion)

High standards for self and the team

Positive attitude, especially during rushes or stressful situations

Resiliency – trying different approaches to solve a problem; working to get better every day

Eagerness to learn and grow professionally and personally

Ability to prioritize and complete tasks accordingly

Excellent leadership and communication skills

Associate’s degree in Business or related field preferred (subject to franchise discretion)

Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays

Additional General Manager Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management or related fields are preferred

Minimum of two (2) years of restaurant management experience (QSR preferred), experience running shifts without supervision

Required to work a minimum 5 day workweek with 4 closing shifts (or 4 day workweek guaranteed) including irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays

Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing and selection practices

Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations

Leadership and supervisory practices and skills; effective verbal and written communication skills

Basic accounting and computer skills

Ability to follow directions and work with autonomy once given directions; ability to multi-task and successfully solve problems

Problem solving, decision-making and conflict-resolution skills

Willingness to abide by the appearance, uniform and hygiene standards at SONIC

Sure, classic cars and vintage threads may be things of the past, but the Sonic Drive-In experience will always be groovy, right on, awesome, wicked, fab, the bee’s knees, cruisin’ . . . you get the picture! It’s downright sensational!!

All that’s missing is you, so APPLY TODAY!

SONIC and its independent franchise owners are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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