What does a Shift Manager do?

A Shift Manager is generally found in a restaurant or food service industry. A Shift Manager works to ensure a positive experience for guests by overseeing all aspects of the dining experience. They assist with the execution of daily restaurant operations through training, supervision and team building. A Shift Manager is well educated in the policies and expectations of the company and is usually promoted from within or have prior relevant experience.

Shift Managers usually have a high school education or GED. A Shift Manager in the in the food industry will also be required to possess certification in food safety. Relevant and recent experience in the field they are working is essential, as they oversee managing employees and their daily interactions with customers and do so to company standards. Leadership skills and ability to resolve challenges quickly are common attributes found in an effective Shift Manager.

  • Monitor and supervise the timely arrival of scheduled employees, be aware of unforeseen challenges like scheduling conflicts and see to it the business is adequately staffed
  • Address customer concerns in reference to products, services rendered or employee interactions
  • Establish tasks for employees to ensure a clean workplace, this includes stocking supplies and maintaining clean restrooms and public spaces
  • Establish tasks for employees to ensure a clean workplace, this includes stocking supplies and maintaining clean restrooms and public spaces
  • Actively seek to resolve any concerns while adhering to the company policy and standards of behavior
  • Train new hires on the standards and procedures of the company, from how to handle a negative customer experience to how to properly serve customers
  • Oversee and administer tests to see that all employees have a firm understanding of company policy, such as schedule changes and calling into work
  • Recognize outstanding employees for exemplary work and call attention to workers that are professional and meet their goals
  • A high school diploma or GED certificate is preferred
  • Food handling certification and experience is essential in food service industry positions
  • Ability to properly and accurately assess situations quickly while adhering to company policies
  • Ability to work in the standing position for hours at a time
  • Experience managing the daily staff of a restaurant or retail store
  • Facilitate a positive environment and support a safe and productive workplace
  • Proven leadership and experience managing a diverse team is preferred
  • Ability to use company databases and software, as well as the ability to troubleshoot common software problems is essential
  • Effective in prioritizing daily tasks while accounting for unforeseen challenges

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
12%
5 - 7
1%
8+
64%

Common Skill Sets

Buffing
Sanding
Masking
Dexterity
Strong WORK Ethic
Written Communication
Attention To Detail
English

Shift Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Shift Manager
$30,569/yr
L4
Manager
59% made the transition
Regional Manager
32% made the transition
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Shift Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$30,571 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$20K
Median: $31K
$48K
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