NANDO'S VISIONAt Nando's, we want to be the most loved restaurant brand in North America, sharing the spirit of Nando's PERi-PERi with everyone who chooses to access it. We will redesign and build a business that thrives as it answers fully it is consumers' needs -and endures over time through genuinely putting people at the heart of what we do. We will lead with our values and act with care, compassion, and kindness. By doing this, we will Change Lives Together, every day and everywhere.ROLE SUMMARYThe Area Director influence, inspire, and lead at every level by building behaviors to own the Nandoca and Guest experience while driving results that allow for sustainable growth. They have a proven track record of people development and can drive operational excellence for their region. The Area Director will oversee 6-8 restaurants and work through their General Managers to ensure staffed and stable teams are engaged and deliver an excellent guest experience. As with all members of the Nando's family, there is an expectation to wear multiple hats, seek out opportunities to make us and themselves better every day and in general, be a good team player!KEY FOCUS AREASManage SelfPartner with General Manager's to deliver and maintain a great experience in their region.Can constructively deal with changes, proactively manage risks, and drive opportunities within their region. Proactive to ensure that the period and quarter align with regional objectives, action plans and goals.Can be a confident leader and adapt their leadership style in different situations and with different people to get the best results.Manage Work RelationshipsWork collaboratively with restaurant leadership, regional peers, and Central Support.Promote a team culture in which General Managers talk to each other, motivate each other, support each other, and know when to ask for help.Support and keep General Managers engaged by upholding standards and holding everyone equally accountable.Actively listen to the thoughts and concerns of their team to improve the way they work togetherSeek to build networks with suppliers that directly and positively impact the region. Lead Your TeamPartner with General Manager's to ensure there is a pipeline of future leaders to assist in the growth and turnover in current and future markets.Responsible for keeping the culture of the region alive and ensuring they have the resources and support needed to have staffed, stable, and engaged teams.Work with the People Team to identify future leaders by effectively hiring, training, coaching for internal and external openings in current and existing markets.Responsible for having a customized development plans for each General Manager and give real time, honest and direct feedback to address any ongoing performance opportunitiesReview and validate development plans are happening at every level of within the regionConsistently provide feedback, coaching and communicate disciplinary actions, as required to ensure accountability to Nando's standards and policies.Communicate in a clear, effective, and professional way to navigate and resolve situations.Manage Your BusinessDisplay complete knowledge and ownership of Nando's food safety and operational standards to ensure a safe guest and Nandoca experience.Work with Central Support to implement planned maintenance and minor capital projects for the region and addressing issues, risks and opportunities that have been identified during property inspections and condition surveys.Conduct regular restaurant visits to identify opportunities for improvement and partnering with General Manager in the implementation of solutions.Take overall accountability for understanding the trade area, brand standards, marketing and guest experience provided in each of the restaurants and how to prioritize the region's biggest opportunities.Partner with the General Manager's and Marketing team to support marketing plans while driving like for like sales growth.Address and resolve Guest complaints that have been escalated from General Manager level.Ensure an excellent Guest experience and sharing results and action plans if needed with the team. Metrics may include mystery shopper results, direct Guest feedback and NPS.Build and manage the regional budget by collecting and analyzing historical data, trends, and trade area.Examine restaurant performance and daily sales figures versus targets and implement action plans with General Manager to ensure each restaurant achieves targets.Manage business growth which includes organic growth in the existing market and growth into new markets.Monitor emergency plans within the region to ensure compliance with crisis and recovery management plans.ROLE REQUIREMENTSHigh School diploma or equivalent education (GED), preferredMust have 5-7 Years Multi-Unit experience within restaurantsMust have sound financial and business acumen relevant to running a restaurant.Must graduate from training within allotted time and have completed any additional training with regards to the Area Director position.Friendly and polite with a professional work ethicMust have effective written and verbal communication skillsAbility to give direction and create a cohesive team environmentCommitment to quality service, and food and beverage knowledgeMust demonstrate understanding of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures and can coach and teach their teamAbility to work effectively with others in a team-oriented environmentMust be able to travel to any restaurant within the region to which you are applying.Must have or be able to get required food/ alcohol licensing and maintain it on an ongoing basis.Understanding of basic computer and internet navigation skills, requiredPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAble to independently lift to 35lbs for an extended periodMust be able to walk and/or stand for 8-10 hours per dayHand-eye coordinationReaching, bending twisting, stoopingPushing and PullingLifting overheadMust be able to climb stairs in restaurants that have multiple levelsPERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & VALUESPassionEnergetic: goes the extra mile for their teamRooted: sees the work as more than just a job and is enthusiastic about success in their rolePositive: constructive, optimistic, and confidentDedicated: committed, loyal and steadfastLearning orientation: desire and drive to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform job more effectivelyPrideMeticulous: demonstrates a commitment to quality and excellence in the execution of workSelf-motivated: initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without prodding or supervisionConscientious: hardworking, diligent, and reliableHumility: modest and unassuming, taking pride and not praise in activities and achievements, this does not take the form of arrogance.FamilyCourteous: respectful and considerate in manner and behavior towards others, treats others with compassion, care, and kindnessAdaptable: work effectively within a variety of diverse situations, and with diverse individualsTeam player: engaging, cooperative, contributing, and supportive of team membersWilling: eager, prepared, and quick to act or respondCourageAssertive: confidently communicate needs or wishes in a constructive mannerResilient: effectively handle stressful or pressurized situationsTenacious: persistent regardless of setbacksIntegrityIntegrity: adherence to accepted principles of right and wrong, interesting in doing the right thingCredible: honest, trustworthy, accountable, and dependableGenuine: keeping everyone's best in at heartNandos North America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.