Saturday , September 23 2023

Barnes and Noble Apply – Lead Barista

Website Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Job Description:

As a lead barista, you make the customer experience exceptional by sharing the passion and enthusiasm you have for the Cafe, with every customer interaction. As a deputy to the cafe manager (CM), you coach, inspire, and support an environment for baristas to grow and develop. Your desire to lead the team and coach others to deliver our service standards supports the achievement of sales goals and efficiencies. In your role, you work closely with the CM to strategize and analyze the team’s efforts to ensure the delivery of high-quality beverages and food products for memorable customer experiences. In your role, you help the cafe team understand the importance of putting the customer first ahead of everything and anything else.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in the Cafe which requires physical activity (i.e., prolonged standing, repetitive bending, lifting, climbing, operating espresso machines) and sales floor when needed.
  • Coach and provide feedback to fellow baristas, in partnership with the CM to identify areas of growth and help them understand the connection of results and service.
  • Ensure the correct execution of all operational standards, in a timely manner and in accordance with cafe standards, safety and health codes.
  • Support positive sales results through efficient ordering and by understanding the connections to the operations and the P&L.
  • Communicate collaboratively with your store team, upholding the values of the company through fair and consistent feedback and respectful accountability.
  • Understand your customers and provide recommendations regarding the operations of the Cafe to help deliver great service.
  • Assist with the completion of and compliance to all visual merchandising standards in partnership with the CM.
  • Ensure a vibrant Cafe that is welcoming to all customers with a stocked bake case, merchandise that is displayed neatly and a Cafe team that greets all customers with a smile.
  • Model the cafe customer experience by ensuring consistent, friendly, personal service and thoughtful recommendations, first by the example you set and second by the training you provide to baristas on how to deliver first-class service.
  • Protect company assets by ensuring the accurate execution of all loss prevention procedures.
  • Solve problems efficiently and correctly while being a support to others by helping to remove obstacles.
  • Engage customers in the store by optimizing cafe sales initiatives such as sampling, register promotions and the Cafe Mobile App.

Job Requirements:

  • Shift gears quickly, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Direct work with productive results.
  • Able to delegate and to work through others.
  • Demonstrate good decision making.
  • Exhibit solid knowledge of cafe business and operations.
  • Give feedback honestly and respectfully.
  • Communicate effectively, collaboratively, and comfortably through and with others in the store and cluster.
  • Understand the cafe business and what it takes to be profitable.
  • Understand and deliver excellent standards of service.
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize workload.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous exemplary experience in a senior barista or barista role.
  • Experience in training employees.

Job Details:

Company: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Midland, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Here