Posted Apr 18
Strategic Talent Management

General Manager

Brunswick, ME, United States Full Time

Our client, Gurnet Trading Co. in Brunswick, ME, seeks a General Manager to handle the day-to-day operation of their retail fish market and seafood restaurant. Gurnet Trading Co. specializes in native seafood products harvested in Casco Bay.They are a small and growing family-operated company that has set its goal to provide their customers, big and small, the very best the ocean has to offer. They are looking for a proactive and self-motivated individual who can juggle multiple activities simultaneously while maintaining their high quality standards.

This position is a hands-on management role with fish market or restaurant experience highly desired. Conditions can be difficult and demanding. If you prefer spend your work day at a desk, are allergic or averse to seafood, or are opposed to physical work then this position is not for you. This position could lead to future ownership of the business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage hiring, training, scheduling, and performance of staff members.
  • Follow and develop sound bookkeeping and cash management practices.
  • Carry out product inventory and ordering.
  • Perform scheduled and emergency maintenance or delegate such activity to appropriate vendors.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organizational standards.
  • Participate in food preparation and seafood display case setup.
  • Expedite food orders during busy service times.
  • Handle all logistics of planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing, and decision-making to attain desired profit results.


  • Business and/or people management experience desired, particularly in the restaurant industry
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and walk or stand for extended periods of time
  • Experience with perishable product inventory management
  • Attitude required to deal with demanding tourists in the height of the summer season
  • Ability to see the big picture while also paying attention to detail and providing high quality products and service
  • Common sense is essential, handyman skills are beneficial

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