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General Manager | Woodbury, NY

Blank Street

Blank Street

Woodbury, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

About Blank Street

At Blank Street, we believe that rituals matter, and that great rituals make your life better. With coffee shops across the US and UK, we are working to transform the high street grab-and-go coffee transaction into an experience that is higher in quality, hospitality, and joy.

What's Brewing...

As a General Manager at Blank Street, your primary responsibility will be to build a world-class business and team within your neighborhood across many verticals. You’ll oversee and be held accountable to a Blank Street location. You must be able to work independently, while also thriving in a team environment. We’re looking for dynamic leaders that will motivate and inspire our teams in the Cafes to fulfill and represent Blank Street’s goals and vision. We want our team to become part of the community’s infrastructure, serving customers with passion, care, and precision.

The right person for this role is a proven operator who takes pride in giving amazing hospitality experiences and influencing their team to do the same. You thrive for opportunities to serve your community and make a big local impact. You are customer centric and believe in quality product through flawless execution. You empower your team to give customers exactly what they need, every day, in their way. You excel in high growth environments, thrive under pressure, are highly organized, and can handle competing priorities.

This role reports to the Operations Manager of New York and works collaboratively with cross functional HQ team members.

Our Values

  • Magic is in the Details: We value attention to detail in everything we do. We're always thinking about the small things that make a moment meaningful.
  • Move as One: We value people who strive to be the best team player, not individual stars.
  • “My Home is your Home” Hospitality: We look for individuals who treat others the same way they'd treat a guest in their home. We care about presentation, hospitality, and having fun even when things are stressful.

What you'll own

  • All schedules and timecards completed according to state and local laws
  • Responsible for the timely recruitment of super star talent for backfills, additional staff needed for seasonal peak sales trends or for new store openings in hand with our people team
  • Owning the development and growth of your teams, while also taking care of any performance related issues to maintain a world-class team
  • Develop meaningful ties with neighborhood businesses and people to help grow local brand loyalty and goodwill
  • Uphold the company standard NPS scores, celebrating the positives with your teams and immediately actioning on feedback to improve
  • Be a champion of your stores financial performance, finding ways to grow your store AOV, meet sales goals through creative initiatives and gain team buy in to share the same vision
  • Maintain operational excellence in the way of store environment, cleanliness and brand expectations, achieving company standard scores and above via our auditing platform
  • Own all ordering, vendor relations, waste management, inventory counts and general compliance of our Inventory Management System
  • Ensure all locations under your leadership meet quality audit standards
  • Own celebrating positive customer feedback and investigating any and all negative comments to ensure we are listening and adjusting where necessary
  • Own the underlying P&L of each individual store under your management. Constantly diagnose areas of improvement and come up with creative solutions to drive better performance while ensuring you are operating within labor budgets

What you'll bring

  • 3-4 years of experience managing and leading operations in high growth hospitality and/or consumer brands
  • Experience in single-unit store management
  • Track record scaling and managing hospitality teams
  • Track record managing inventory and supply chain ordering
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Hands on and highly action-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to perform under pressure and time constraints
  • Deep knowledge and interest in specialty coffee

Availability Requirements:

Full Time: 45 hours per week, 5 days of availability required and must be available to work 2 peak days (usually weekend days, weekend as described as Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


  • $65,000-$70,000 annual salary
    • Blank Street, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York at the time of posting. Our salary ranges are rooted in the desire to pay competitively relative to our organization size and industry, reflecting just one part of the total compensation package. Additional components include equity offering, healthcare benefits, paid time off and various work perks (commuter benefits, free coffee). Details will be discussed during the interview process. Blank Street may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid Time off + company holidays
  • Bonus program
  • A whole lot of Blank Street swag & coffee