Area General Manager

Roasting Plant

Roasting Plant

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Area General Manager - Roasting Plant® Coffee (Washington DC)


Are you a seasoned coffee enthusiast with a passion for leadership? Do you thrive in dynamic, high-tech environments? Join our innovative coffee startup as the Area General Manager and spearhead the launch of our just-roasted coffee offerings to the discerning coffee lovers of Washington DC.

About us:

Every Roasting Plant coffee shop roasts coffee onsite using our proprietary Javabot™ Coffee System technology because freshly roasted, individually brewed coffee is full flavored with wonderful aroma and no bitterness.

We travel all over the world in search of the highest-grade specialty coffee beans and deliver an artisan-quality experience for every coffee lover, every time, in less than a minute.    

We’re focused on becoming the world’s first choice in freshly roasted coffee. We’re a coffee-obsessed, high-tech team of innovative, humble, connected, and passionate people who believe in doing well, doing good and having fun.

Just-Roasted.™ Just-Brewed. Just for You.

Position Summary:

As the Area General Manager, you'll play a pivotal role in establishing and growing our brand presence in the DC coffee scene. Your expertise in coffee operations and your exceptional leadership skills will drive the success of our venture. Reporting directly to the VP of Operations, you'll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our coffee operations in the Washington DC area.

Position Responsibilities:

·      Operational Excellence: Lead and manage day-to-day coffee production, quality control, and customer service operations to ensure a seamless and exceptional experience for customers.

·      Team Leadership: Recruit, train, and mentor a diverse team of coffee professionals. Foster a positive and collaborative work environment that encourages innovation and growth. Lead with integrity, honesty and knowledge that establishes and promotes the culture, values and mission of Roasting Plant.

·      Coffee Expertise: Utilize your in-depth knowledge of coffee roasting, brewing techniques, and flavor profiles to educate staff and guide product offering decisions.

·      Customer Engagement: Develop and implement strategies to engage with the local coffee community, building brand loyalty and customer satisfaction.

·      Financial Management: Oversee budgeting, cost control, and revenue generation to ensure the financial success of the Washington DC area operations.

·      High-Tech Integration: Leverage our cutting-edge technology platform to optimize operations, inventory management, and customer engagement.

·      Expansion Strategy: Collaborate with the executive team to develop and execute a growth strategy for the DC market, including identifying new locations and opportunities for expansion.

·      Manage two different P&Ls. Drive store revenue performance and focus on expense management including COGs and Labor.

·      Compliance: Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations, quality standards, and company policies.

Job Requirements:

·      Leadership: Minimum of 5 years proven experience in managing and motivating teams to achieve operational excellence and exceptional customer experiences.

·      Experience: Previous roles in specialty F&B, coffee shop or roastery management, with a track record of successful business growth.

·      Coffee Enthusiast: A deep love for coffee and a comprehensive understanding of the coffee industry, from bean to cup.

·      Adaptability: Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment and able to adapt to changing circumstances.

·      Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with executive team, staff and customers alike.

·      Problem Solver: Creative thinker who can tackle challenges head-on and implement effective solutions.

·      Tech-Savvy: Familiarity with using technology platforms to optimize operations is a plus.

·      Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred.


If you're ready to lead a coffee revolution in the heart of the nation's capital, we want to hear from you. Join us as we bring the ultimate coffee experience to Washington DC and create lasting memories for coffee aficionados across the city.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your coffee-related experience and leadership accomplishments.

Pay: Full-time Salaried position commensurate with experience


  • 401(k)
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Work Location: Must be based in or willing to relocate to Washington DC.