Assistant Restaurant Manager

2655 Ericeira, Portugal

Full Time

About the Role

As an Assistant Restaurant Manager, you will work very closely with the owner and will be in charge of the restaurant and café service in their absence. You will be responsible for managing a multicultural team and delivering excellent guest experiences.


Your responsibilities

  • Lead the Balagan service operations for both F&B outlets

  • Hire, train, and schedule team members

  • Assist guests and deliver an excellent guest experience at all time

  • Be in charge of all service standards as per the company’s guidelines

  • Plan and manage beverage orders in a timely manner, ensure proper stock rotation

  • Ensure control and compliance with all health and safety regulations and local laws

  • Support creating and developing the bar menu

  • Support tracking and analyzing revenues and expenses

  • Support developing the profitability of the café and restaurant operations

  • Support sales & marketing related activities to promote the location

Your competencies

  • You have the relevant job experience for this position

  • You have excellent communication skills in Portuguese and English (mandatory)

  • You are an aspiring leader and have a vision for the bigger picture

  • You are able to teach your team the importance of selling

  • You don’t mind getting your hands dirty and setting an inspiring example for others

  • You love to be in the middle of the action together with your team

  • You are a natural people person and know how to mobilize others

  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced restaurant start-up environment

  • You are well-organized and result-oriented

  • You are able to analyze and present the financial performance on a monthly basis

  • You pay attention to the details and have the ability to solve problems on your own

  • You are able to work evenings, weekends and on holidays


What we offer

  • Full-time position with 40h per week with a year-round contract

  • Attractive compensation package including bonus structure

  • Free meals while on shift

  • Career development opportunity within the first year

  • Flat hierarchies and space for personal growth

  • Continuous internal and external training opportunities

  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day off for everyone

  • Free access to the location’s cultural and wellness activities

About the Company

Balagan Food is a Middle Eastern inspired restaurant business operating as a nomad concept since 2020 in Greater Lisbon area. The Beach House at Praia do Sul in Ericeira will be our first fixed location with two F&B outlets: a Deli & Café on the ground floor and a full-service Restaurant & Bar on the first floor open 7 days a week. We are committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients but once served to the table transformed into a vibrant Mediterreanean-Middle Eastern cuisine. Opening this summer season, it’s an exciting time to join Balagan and we look forward to writing this new chapter together with you!

IMPORTANT: Applications are accepted in English or Portuguese.
Please send your CV as well as a short motivation letter about why you would like to work with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!