Operations Manager


Are you a visionary, entrepreneurial hospitality pro? Are you an ambitious creator? Do you have passion for hospitality, a heart of gold, and the determination of a bulldog? We are expanding, and now is your chance to join an exciting and forward thinking project!


We're a sourdough pizza restaurant, open since September 2018 in Neukölln. Gazzo is a fun place, always bustling and busy. We believe in sourcing artisanal produce - local when available, but always delicious, sustainable and natural. We choose produce we love, and are transparent about it. We help our guests fight against a greedy food industry one bite at a time – and having a blast doing so!


We hire only super nice people. You can teach someone with a great attitude to make pizza, but it’s much harder to teach someone with a big ego to be a team player - Gazzo is only as good as the team. It’s hard work, so why not find nice people and make it fun?




We are expanding to bring our sourdough pizza and good vibes beyond Neukölln. For the Operations Manager position, we are looking for a visionary leader. For the right person, there’s a chance of becoming our head of operations.


The person can expect to join a great team, with some really super people. Mikael, the CEO brings years of experience as a restaurant consultant and business guy. Matt has long experience as a manager at places like Soho House. Robert is an industry veteran, with several years in places like Grill Royal. Mikel is a true pizza Maestro.


Gazzo is a huge success story, and now you can be part of it. You can expect exciting future opportunities, as we expand and become the most awesome restaurant group in Germany.


First and foremost, we expect our Operations Manager to drive the company forward.

This includes professionalizing our operations, coaching our other managers on leadership, and working on growing the company (new openings and new projects). The person is great at delegating, but also hands-on when needed. You will be working directly with the CEO, formulating the vision and bringing it to life.


We are looking for a driven person who loves to create, and will be highly committed to growing the company. The person must be proactive, and able to manage large teams. Furthermore, the person must LOVE hospitality, and be excited to join a value-driven company that focuses on creativity, sustainability and quality.



  • Managing the expansion of the company, including setting up new structure, processes, etc.

  • Help formulating the company’s strategies

  • Driving new openings

  • Coaching our managers

  • Making processes and procedures and following up on them

  • Planning and budgeting together with management team

  • Cost controlling (especially labor cost and food cost)

  • Taking responsibility that the great culture at Gazzo is nurtured



  • Great attitude - A leader and a humble team-player

  • Extensive experience in restaurant management

  • Hands-on attitude

  • Degree in hospitality management or business is a plus

  • Strong analytical skills

  • A knack for business

  • Ability to handle responsibilities and high pressure

  • Passion for building a great business

  • Interest in culinary trends, and knowledge of Berlin’s culinary scene

  • Having lived or currently living in Berlin

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and spoken German and English


We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a really successful restaurant startup, and bring it further

  • Work with experienced industry people, in an entrepreneurial and exciting setting

  • Competitive pay based on qualifications

  • A super friendly and great team

  • Loads of pizza and fun


So are you ready to join one of the few hospitality businesses in Germany crazy enough to expand throughout the Corona crisis? Are you ready for entrepreneurial creativity, exciting opportunities and pizza? Then join us! Please address applications or questions to: hr@gazzopizza.com