Cafe Manager

About Us: Stovetop Roasters has been a staple in the West Michigan specialty coffee scene since its inception in 2015. With a reach that extends from Grand Rapids, to Holland, to Ann Arbor, we are a company that continually seeks to empower our employees as we are able and push together towards being the best we can be. 

The Job: Stovetop Roasters is Hiring! Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stovetop Roasters is looking for a manager for our community-focused cafe space. We are seeking a manager to maintain our current growth pattern and propel our team of stellar baristas to new heights. 

About You: We are looking for someone who values community and building a sustainable business within that. A fun-loving and hardworking individual who is driven to identify growth-inducing opportunities and see them through to fruition. We want someone who loves hearing others’ stories! Someone who wants to be a key role in a community staple and plug-in immediately.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day cafe operations
  • Product inventory and order management
  • Payroll tracking and management
  • Setting a positive tone and environment for the cafe staff
  • Employee scheduling
  • Maintaining positive relationships with coworkers
  • Maintaining an open flow of communication between roastery staff and cafe staff
  • Updating menus when necessary (food menu, drink menu, coffee pricing sheet)
  • Using Stovetop Best Practices and quality guidelines to establish and maintain cafe quality and staff training
  • Observe/manage health code guidelines and employee actions, provide corrective action when needed
  • Observe/manage on bar performance of baristas, provide corrective action when needed
  • New staff training and standards implementation


Relevant Experience:

  • Extensive barista experience a must
  • An understanding of Slack and Google Drive
  • Extensive knowledge of modern barista tools, practices, equipment, and trends
  • Experience in teaching, effective communication, and systems management
  • A track record of identifying growth opportunities and developing systems to pursue those avenues
  • Professional time management 
  • Ability to taste and discern coffee quality and differences

Preferred Experience (not required)

  • Several years of Cafe Management
  • Work with a wholesale roasting company
  • Square POS knowledge 
  • Social Media management
  • Merchandising/sales experience
  • An understanding of the West Michigan cafe culture and local customer needs
  • A desire to continuously learn and perfect the craft of the Barista within a business setting
To apply for the position of Cafe Manager at Stovetop Roasters Grand Rapids Cafe, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your passion for coffee and relevant experience to We appreciate all applications, but only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Stovetop Roasters is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We love and welcome applicants of all races, colors, religions, identities, national origins, ages, abilities, and genetic information.