New Restaurant Opening (NRO) Lead Trainer - East Coast at sweetgreen

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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.

NRO Lead Trainer

As NRO Lead Trainer you will help implement effective training and coaching tactics, guide performance of team members, and support our Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches during the new restaurant opening process. The NRO Lead trainer is a member of sg’s boots-on-the-ground squad of expert trainers that travel between openings to support our mission and rapid growth. He/she is responsible for overseeing the training execution New Restaurant Openings and ensuring new team members are properly introduced to sg core values and are trained on technical processes, SOPs and service standards. The NRO lead trainer is a sg brand ambassador to our most important customers, our team members! He/she must thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative setting, demonstrate clear and compelling communication skills, and display tenacity and positivity.

Core Work Activities: 

  • Lead training: Work side-by-side with new team members from turnover to grand opening, clearly communicating goals, standards and core values
    • Ensure readiness for all daily training days and timelines. Follow NRO training book daily
    • Consistently communicate and coach the team to standards. Adhere to and monitor team member compliance of all sg SOPs and food safety policies
    • Motivate new team members by recognizing great work - publicly celebrate new team members who deliver
  • Support leadership: Review training concerns with HC daily to ensure a resolution is achieved
    • Participate in leading orientation
    • Assist in store set up
    • Serve as an in-restaurant point of contact for all training related questions and needs
    • Increase retention level of new hires through training to minimize performance issues. Review training concerns with Head Coach daily to ensure resolutions are quickly achieved

Skills & Requirements

  • Set high execution standards, doesn't settle for status quo
  • Maintain professionalism at all times, others rely on you to guide the way 
  • Celebrate wins, inspire and engage team members
  • Ability to lead by example - working fast, but precise and with a sense of urgency
  • Flexibility and ability to react professionally to changes in schedules and/or project direction 
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate the why behind the what when training (not just because I said so)
  • Organized and detail oriented, follow up and follow through
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback to different personality types in order to get results
  • Deep understanding of restaurant operations
  • Must be able to travel 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working at a fast-casual or full service restaurant. Minimum of 1+ years of trainer experience. NRO experience preferred. *Will be required to pass sweetgreen NRO trainer validation

Schedule

  • Full-time, salaried position
  • Travel time subject to change: approx 50-75% of the month
  • Must have weekend availability - during the 14 day NRO training period, you may be required to work up to 50+ hour weeks

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
  • Our annual Impact Retreat offsite
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

The Bigger Impact:

  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, by growing them and making sweetgreen a better place to work for our teams
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose

Come join the sweetlife!

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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Technology we use

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Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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.
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

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

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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