Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager

Le Pain Quotidien NL Amsterdam + 2 locations

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What is required?

  • Relevant hospitality experience
  • Being able to lead, coach and inspire a team
  • Very customer friendly and excellent communication skills
  • Good command of Dutch and English language
  • Prepared to work different (weekend) shifts
  • Positive attitude

What will you get?

  • €2,692 gross p/m (including holiday allowance based on full-time employment), excluding tips
  • 32 to 38 hour workweek
  • 25 vacation days
  • Order meals from the card for a small fee (based on current tax regulations)
  • Reimbursement of telephone and travel costs (above 10 km), staff discount
  • Team events + various (leadership) training sessions

What will you do?

  • 40% Being a host on the work floor
  • 30% Managing and coaching employees
  • 20% Administration
  • 10% Consultation with Manager

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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Arne Altmann

Managing Director


As an Assistant Manager at Le Pain Quotidien you are responsible for the operational side of things on the work floor. You are the manager's right hand and ensure that guests feel at home in the restaurant. You do this by setting an example and coaching and inducting employees. You ensure that you and a strong team can deliver the high quality that guests can expect at Le Pain Quotidien.

You open or close the restaurant and take care of the (daily) planning so that everyone knows what is expected of him or her. During the day, you are the point of contact for guests and employees and you resolve complaints appropriately. At the end of the working day, you count the cash register and report the achieved results to your Manager and/or District Manager. You also check the orders and supply of products, so that there is exactly enough stock of each ingredient and product.

Together with the Manager, you will lead a team that consists of Kitchen staff, Hosts and occasional temporary workers.

If you enjoy making guests happy, get along well with different types of people, and find it challenging to work hard, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Assistant Manager

On a nice working day it is busy in the restaurant. You use this busyness to coach employees: how can you improve the service and your skills even further?

On a less enjoyable working day, it's very quiet, so time passes slowly. You can use this time to deal with some jobs that get left undone when you are busy, such as some administration.

    • Counting the cash register
    • Help tidy up and clean
    • Being a host and managing staff
    • Lunch
    • Being a host and managing staff
    • Daily Food Check
    • Lunch
    • Counting the cash register
    • Help tidy up and clean
    • Looking for a replacement for a sick colleague
    • Being a host and managing staff
    • Being a host and managing staff
    • Daily Food Check
    • Counting the cash register
    • Help tidy up and clean
    • Working behind the counter
    • Onboarding a new colleague
    • Daily Food Check

Firsthand experience

A guest wants to make a reservation for more than twenty people. How do you proceed?

You invite the guest to your location to discuss the possibilities. What is the occasion the guest would like to use your location and what are their wishes? If a reservation is for a large group of people, you may choose to offer a simplified menu to take the pressure off the kitchen. You order all the extra required ingredients and schedule extra staff so you can provide excellent service to all your guests.


Growth is one of the four cultural pillars at Le Pain Quotidien. Le Pain Quotidien invests in training, development and team building of all employees. It even has its own training curriculum and academy: the Farming Academy. Here Hosts inspire each other and learn from each other to become even better Hosts and where quality and authenticity are of paramount importance.

Assistant Manager
General Manager

Working at Le Pain Quotidien NL

Le Pain Quotidien (French for 'daily bread') is a bakery-restaurant chain founded in 1990 by Alain Coumont. Alain was dissatisfied with the quality of bread in Brussels, so he started making his own sourdough bread using only four ingredients: water, flour, salt and time. Now Le Pain Quotidien has more than two hundred restaurants in fifteen countries, spread over three continents.

Are you interested in an engaging management internship or graduation assignment at the headquarters in Amsterdam? Then fill out this form right away and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities!

  • Headquarters in Brussels, Amsterdam, London and Paris
  • Several restaurants in Amsterdam
  • 5.000 employees worldwide
  • 85 werknemers in the Netherlands
  • Active in 15 countries
  • 41% / 59%
  • Average age 29 years
  • Black outerwear


Emmanuel Kofi - Kitchen Host

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Food makes people happy and especially good food makes people happy! There are not many other jobs where you can make people happy every day. It's good to see your regulars come in knowing they've come because they love the food and services you provide as a Kitchen Assistant.

What did you study?
Bsc Marketing and Informatica.

What do you do in your spare time?
Shopping, working out and clubbing with friends.

Lenka - Shiftleader

Why did you decide to work for this company?
The favorable working hours, the pleasant working atmosphere and the opportunities that are offered.

What was your previous job?

Margot - Host

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Le Pain Quotidien was already known to me, I went there several times for breakfast. My sister started there as a student and once a shop opened near where I lived I saw my chance to start there.

What was your previous job?
Student at Carrefour.

What do you do in your spare time?
Going out for drinks and good food.

Application process

You apply for the job
Interview with manager
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