Regional Vice President in Bradenton, FL at First Watch Restaurants

Date Posted: 5/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

No Nights Ever!  Join a brand that places You First!

Company Summary
First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. A recipient of hundreds of local “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch’s award winning chef-driven menu includes elevated executions of classic favorites for breakfast, lunch and brunch along with First Watch-specific specialties such as our protein-packed Quinoa Power Bowl®, Farmstand Breakfast Tacos, Avocado Toast, Morning Meditation (juiced in-house daily), our Vodka Kale Tonic, Chickichangas and our famous Million Dollar Bacon. In 2021, First Watch was recognized as FSR Magazine’s Best Menu and as the fastest-growing full-service restaurant company based on unit growth. There are more than 425 First Watch restaurants in 28 states, and the restaurant concept is publicly traded on the Nasdaq and majority owned by Advent International, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. For more information, visit

Job Summary
The Regional Vice President (RVP) is responsible for supporting the mission, vision and values of First Watch through all that s/he does in their role every day. The primary purpose is to develop Directors of Operations, General Managers and restaurant teams, build on the Company's You First culture and create memorable experiences for each and every customer. The RVP is ultimately responsible for the success of all First Watch operations within their span of control. The RVP will typically have 3-5 direct reports and is responsible for a span of control that will typically exceed 250 – 500 employees. The RVP will be responsible for revenue operations in excess of ten to twenty five million dollars.  This role provides strategic leadership within the Washington DC Metro area, as part of the Northeast region of First Watch. 

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position’s duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

  • Enhances organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Proactively drives improvements and sets standards for accountability and measurements of success
  • Communicates effectively with management, hourly employees, and customers, providing positive feedback and promoting a positive / You First culture.
  • Ensures the maintenance of a safe and harassment free workplace in all restaurants
  • Trains, coaches and develops Directors of Operations, General Managers and Operations Managers, through timely performance and observation feedback and evaluations
  • Safeguards the Company assets, including funds and collateral, equipment, and the facilities/building
  • Ensures cost effective and customer oriented openings of new restaurants within the area; and ensures a profitable performance as soon as possible in newly opened restaurants
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition team to ensure appropriate managerial staffing levels are maintained at the restaurants, to include growth and anticipated/unanticipated turnover, effectively plans manpower needs, identifies and develops the next DO and General Manager
  • Takes quick and responsible action in investigating and solving problems and uses reason when dealing with individual or staff performance based issues to include personality conflicts
  • Takes a lead role in administering an appropriate level of disciplinary action through the use of Company policies and procedures
  • Supports the senior leadership team by making consistent and progressive steps toward organizational sustainability; effectively communicating work plans and priorities derived from the organization's strategic plan coordinating accountabilities, objectives, and relevant budgets
  • Performs monthly inspections and administrative audits on each restaurant
  • Ensures smooth implementation of company initiatives, menu revisions, and changes to current programs
  • Acts as administrative liaison between restaurants, home office and regularly channels communication up through the Vice President of Operations
  • Acts as a brand ambassador to promote First Watch outside the restaurant
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, local, and state laws

  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelors of Arts – concentration in food & beverage, business, marketing or management is preferred
  • A minimum five to ten years’ experience in a service-oriented, hospitality industry such as hotel, resort, restaurant, retail, entertainment venue preferred
  • A track record of leadership effectiveness, strong business acumen, and a demonstrated history of achieving results through collaboration, strong influence, and communication
  • Hands-on leadership style and ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast-moving company
  • Ability to work with a level of ambiguity and still make decisions when not all variables are known
  • Strong project management, strategic communications and/or change management skills
  • Management skills in employee relations, recruiting and retention and employee recognition
  • Collaborative problem-solving, people, and time management skills
  • Solid level of competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office) is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement without heavy oversight
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel as required for company business
  • Flexible and willing to work a varied schedule that could include nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the needs of the business
  • Passion for providing excellent service and quality

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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