30+ days ago


Downers Grove, IL


Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants is continuing to open more restaurants across the country, and due to this growth, we are adding a Senior Financial Operations Labor Analyst to our Finance team. In this new role, the Senor Financial Operations Operations Labor Analyst will provide financial support to the organization through the development, maintenance, and reporting of systems that support the labor model used to guide and measure the productivity level of restaurant operations. This role may also perform analysis pertaining to direct operating expenses. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong financial acumen coupled with prior operations experience and the ability to use Microsoft Excel at a proficient level. Our restaurant concept has over 40 locations in 10 states, with plans for significant growth. This position will be a part of the Finance team and is located at the Restaurant Support Center in Downers Grove, IL, although we are currently working from home through June, until further notice.


  • Evaluate restaurant hourly positions and devise labor productivity standards that will balance maximized productivity with maintained high-level guest satisfaction
  • Analyze profit and margin impact of new operational initiatives
  • Maintain and develop labor models to accurately guide expectations for the annual budgeting process
  • Analyze trends in wage rates and devise tactics to mitigate and offset cost pressures
  • Devise benchmarks and set targets for direct operating expenses in collaboration with Operations
  • Partner with operations and other departments to determine, establish, monitor, and report on employee level productivity Key Performance Indicators
  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods
  • Explore and develop new reporting capabilities, and implement new dashboard reporting accordingly
  • Ensure and strengthen the integrity of data and reporting systems
  • Analyze business trends and provide timely insights to support the business in delivering against KPIs
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis to provide new and different insights into understanding key drivers of business results
  • Maintain statistical accounts to ensure Compeat Advantage database accuracy
  • Manage timely flow of information and analyses to both Operations and the Restaurant Support Center
  • Ensure that propriety information and data sources are protected
  • Act as a representative of the Company, supporting and reinforcing our Core Values
  • Represent and demonstrate the Cooper’s Hawk values
  • BS in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Accounting, or equivalent degree; a strong level of work experience may be substituted
  • Passion for the restaurant industry (direct experience preferred, may also be from a related industry or profession) and related 3+ years of work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with labor management systems and measures of productivity
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • An inclination to drive efficient operations and foster process improvement
  • Ability to build rapport within finance and operations
  • Intellectual curiosity and an analytical mind-set
  • Customer service focused mentality with internal and external partners
  • Effective planning, organization and communication skills
  • Application of critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to establish priorities and work within deadlines

Cooper’s Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Cooper’s Hawk, we care about our Team Members! We know you spend a lot of time at work, so we are committed to you living your best life – inside and out of our restaurants. Below is a summary of our benefit offerings*:

• Competitive base salary
• Annual loyalty increase!
• Health, Well-being and Retirement Savings benefits including:

2 medical insurance plans available through BCBS: PPO and High Deductible (with HSA)

Dental insurance through BCBS

Wellness Program allows for significant savings on medical premiums

Vision insurance through VSP

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for both Health and Dependent Care

100% employer-paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

Voluntary Life allows for additional coverage for self, spouse and children

Voluntary Short-Term Disability (STD)

100% employer-paid Long-Term Disability (LTD)

401(k) plan with generous employer match

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential for you and your family!

  • Vacation Days and Company Paid Holidays (including 1 Floating Holiday), Wellness Days and Summer Friday program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Discounts on dining, carry-out, retail and wine, and monthly dining allowance
  • CHarity Day (Community Give-Back!
  • Complimentary Birthday entrée certificate
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages in the break room
  • Employee appreciation days/Employee raffles for CH Swag and Restaurant Opening parties
  • Focus on growth and development; Individual Development Plans
  • Fun, supportive workplace that takes our value “We Have Fun and Celebrate” very seriously!

*Certain benefits are contingent upon additional terms, other restrictions and various eligibility requirements.

About the Company

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

After four years of planning and construction, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opened in 2005 in Orland Park, a south suburb of Chicago. The concept was unique. We would create a signature menu with a selection of dishes designed to pair perfectly with our own Cooper’s Hawk wines, made in our own private winery. With sophisticated food and exceptional wines, our concept was born.

The Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store…all under one roof. Each Cooper’s Hawk location is distinctive in layout and décor, but carries the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect.


Restaurant/Food Services