Culver City, CA

New Restaurant Opening (NRO) Recruiter at sweetgreen

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Market/New Restaurant Opening (NRO) Recruiter

As a member of the sweetgreen Talent Acquisition Team, you will serve as the recruiter for your respective markets helping to find the most talented team members to begin a career at sweetgreen. You will help to ensure that we have the right strategies and processes in place to ensure that our new restaurants are set up for staffing success. You will provide on the ground support to bring our hourly recruitment strategy to life. This means you strategically build relationships, have an eye for talent, and enjoy getting creative to find the best people in your area. Your role is critical to fueling the growth of our company by identifying hourly talent to join our team.

You’ll partner with Area Leaders (Multi-Unit Managers) and Head Coaches (Restaurant General Managers) to plan and execute the hiring strategy for the stores under your care. Additionally, you’ll work with the Head of Talent Acquisition and Team Lead for Field Talent Acquisition to implement process and system improvements as needed to support your hiring efforts. 

What You’ll DoNRO Talent Planning
  • Understand, prioritize and proactively execute hiring needs for the new stores by engaging in market research and partnering with the larger NRO team to track timelines and bodies of work 
  • Attend NRO meetings to stay up to date on NRO progress and work to ensure the NRO calendar is managed 
  • Gather grassroots intelligence for compensation analysis in new markets (Conduct market analysis prior to NRO and recommend wage and recruiting strategy
  • Attend NRO Cross-Functional Meetings to understand the hiring needs of each restaurant
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Area Leaders and Head Coaches to understand their unique needs and/or challenges typical for their market stores
  • Support Head Coaches with streamlined communication and a seamless full-cycle recruitment process (from submitting hiring needs to hire) at the store level
  • Maintain and provide reporting over your market(s) as required
  • Partner with leadership to forecast future needs
Recruitment Strategy
  • Understand the local talent pool and identify any market-specific traits and challenges to attract top talent for all hourly Team Member roles
  • Gain a deep understanding of each market’s culture and guide hiring decisions to foster a positive culture
  • Utilize reporting to understand trends in 90-day turnover, spot regions or stores with potential recruiting problems and adjust hiring accordingly
  • Find, connect and build relationships with community partners that can support the candidate pipeline in terms of quantity and quality
  • Plan recurring recruiting events with strong partners that can be executed by the Area Leaders or Head Coaches
  • Utilize employment branding to advocate for sweetgreen both digitally and physically, in the local talent community
Seamless Execution
  • Ensure all stores are staffed prior to orientation and transition recruiting and through NRO ramp period
  • Train NRO hiring managers (Head Coach (General Manager) + Assistant Coach (Assistant General Manager)) to interview, hire, and track new applicants with special focus on to conducting informational, engaging and culture focused interviews to allow all applicants to feel the core values
  • Maintain frequent + organized communication by responding to all applications
  • Screen and invite qualified applicants to attend scheduled interview times
  • Organize, utilize, and maintain our ATS system (Greenhouse) as our markets grows and any approved job boards for communication, scheduling and reporting purposes
  • Ensure screening and interviewing practices are aligned with company policy and compliance laws
  • Ensure smooth transition for all new hires from recruiting to in-store experience. including but not limited to i9 support, onboarding training + support
Required Experience + Traits
  • 1-year track record of successful management of multiple NRO hiring projects
Desired Experience + Traits
  • 3+ years experience with full-cycle recruiting
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), HRIS systems, job board, social media, and recruitment technology experience
  • Detail-Oriented: you must be able to ensure every step in the recruitment process is done consistently, including updating reports and managing the ATS, while juggling multiple positions
  • Prior experience tracking and leveraging hiring market trends to inform recruitment strategies
  • Flexible Communication Style: ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all different types and levels of Hiring Managers
  • Warm and Outgoing Personality: you will often be a candidate’s first impression of sweetgreen! You must be welcoming and excited when attracting talent about our  opportunities
  • Problem-Solving Orientation: you will need to be able to identify the root-cause of issues in order to identify the right solutions.
  • Results driven – motivated by a challenge
  • Prior experience recruiting for a start-up or rapidly-growing organization
  • Restaurant, hospitality, or retail company experience
What you'll get:
  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Where we are

Our office is located right off the I-10 and features a parking garage, plenty of street parking, and walkability to the downtown Culver City strip.

Technology we use

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What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits


The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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