Job Description

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At Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® we serve only the best tasting and most craveable chicken finger meals. It’s our ONE LOVE®. Our Crew makes it happen, our Culture makes it unique and the Community makes it all worthwhile.

Every talented Crewmember on our Business Unit Team is important to our success and a value to our rapidly growing company. We all work with a sense of purpose and focus on our chicken finger meals, Customers, Crew, Communities and Company Culture. We are constantly striving to Raise The Bar. The future for Raising Cane’s is growth focused and we’re on the path to being one of the top ten restaurant companies in the United States.

Your Role at Raising Cane’s:


The Area Leader of Recruiting is responsible for leading the full cycle recruiting process for Restaurant management positions and providing strategic support for Crewmember hiring within a specific market. This role partners directly with the area leadership to assess hiring needs, execute near and long-term strategies to ensure all new Restaurants open fully staffed and all existing Restaurants maintain optimal staffing levels.

Full Cycle Recruiting for Restaurant Management:


  • Manages the full cycle recruiting process for internal and external candidates to fill current and future Restaurant management vacancies
  • Cultivates a management candidate talent pipeline to coincide with the organization’s growth strategy
  • Evaluates incoming applications and actively sources passive candidates to select management talent that aligns with the positional competencies and leadership profile
  • Develops market-based recruiting strategies and partnerships to support management staffing efforts in assigned geographic areas
  • Leads the management recruiting processes ensuring consistency and a great candidate experience
  • Builds Raising Cane’s employer brand presence in our communities by establishing relationships with schools, community-based organizations, and others to provide a pipeline of candidates

Recruitment Support for Restaurant Crew Staffing:


  • Leads the New Restaurant Opening (NRO) Crewmember hiring strategy and process to ensure successful hiring and onboarding to meet staffing needs
  • Responsible for developing and executing Restaurant Crew staffing plans
  • Provides a regular cadence of Crew staffing updates to all internal stakeholders
  • Assists Restaurant Leaders and Assistant Restaurant Leaders with developing recruiting skills and routines necessary to maintain staffing levels with minimal support
  • Plans and executes Crew hiring events as needed
  • Cultivates strong relationships with Area and Regional Business Unit Teams to ensure recruiting support efforts are aligned with Business Unit goals and objectives
  • Completes other duties as assigned

Requirements for Success:


  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage constantly changing priorities
  • Self-driven, flexible, and highly energetic
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently both independently and collaboratively
  • Able to recognize problems, set goals, create plans and convert plans into action to solve problems
  • Proficient with a variety of technology systems and ability to learn and adapt to new systems quickly
  • 3+ years of recruitment experience; restaurant experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Able to travel up to 50% and required to live within assigned areas
  • Experience working for a multi-unit restaurant, retail or hospitality company preferred
  • Experience working in restaurants preferred
  • Strong work ethic and “hands on” approach
  • Exceptional people and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work a varied schedule related to business needs including days, evenings and weekends
  • Possess a valid driver's license

The physical work environment for this role includes a combination of working from a home-based office, representing Raising Cane’s out in the community, as well as time spent in our Restaurants. This can and will include working in a fast-paced kitchen and interacting with and serving customers. This requires extended periods of physical exertion such as walking, standing and lifting. It also includes working both inside and outside in varied temperatures, with and around food products and common allergens, industrial equipment, commercial cleaning products, and requires use of personal protective equipment and ergonomic activities necessary to complete the job function.

Starting from $105,000 - $115,00 plus annual incentives*

*The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a performance bonus and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Pay is based on location, experience, and qualifications etc.

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