General Manager

Boon Boona Coffee

General Manager



Boon Boona Coffee is a minority owned roastery/cafe out of Renton, WA. We are reaching out to folks with leadership experience and desire to support and develop team member! Ideal candidate is anyone who is kind and self-motivated, who is interested in coffee and in professional growth, who would further deepen our diversity, and who would like to teach us what they know.

Boon Boona Coffee began its journey 10 years ago by procuring quality African green coffee for the East African community. In 2016, we started roasting our own coffee and in the beginning of this year, our brick & mortar roastery/cafe came to life. On the green coffee side of the things we are committed to supporting transparent, equitable and sustainable coffee practices. In our roastery/cafe, we are eager to nurture a culture that is empathetic, cooperative, arts & science-driven, and community oriented. We highly value each member's contribution to the Boon Boona culture, and we encourage them to introduce their coffee and non-coffee passions and interests to us.

We are dedicated to empowering our employees. Boon Boona Coffee has an established guidelines that structures how and when the support for professional growth is provided, so it is transparent and accessible to all. Some areas of the professional development opportunities include:

  • Guidance and financial support to participate in coffee competitions
  • Coffee sensory evaluation (cupping) training that is designed with CQI's Q Grader curriculum in mind
  • Training on sample & profile roasting upon demonstrated interest
  • Financial and logistical support for extra-curricular projects when possible – it does not have to be about coffee, yet it has to be about something you care.

Position's basic responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and coach Teammates
  • Lead with a welcoming and supportive nature to guests and Teammates
  • Manage (track and place order for) inventory of ingredients, supplies and merchandise
  • Perform Manager and Barista duties to ensure great customer service
  • Oversee both Cafes (Renton/Seattle) and Café Partners (wholesale)
  • Support monthly art, event, and pop-ups
  • Handle money with accuracy and accountability, review accuracy of Teammates, break change from local bank
  • Communicate clearly and directly with CEO about any issues that arise
  • Ensure compliance with L&I safety and Health Department regulations
  • Enforce policies and procedures
  • Ensure cafes are complying with local, state and federal regulations
  • Seek opportunities for professional growth

Physical components and requirements of this position:

  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills
  • Five years of Café Management experience and demonstrated experience managing staff and retail operations
  • Passionate about delivering excellent customer service
  • Willingness to accept feedback and have a “can do” attitude.
  • 40 hours per week
  • Perform reviews with Managers and Baristas
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Stooping frequently
  • Repetitive motions
  • Occasionally lifting up to 30-40 lbs

Compensation & perks:

  • Salary $60 - $70k per year
  • 14 PTO days per year
  • Health Care – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Professional growth as mentioned above
  • Complimentary food and drinks during shifts
  • Complimentary 1lb of green or roasted coffee per month
  • Discounted merchandise

If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter with your preferred gender pronoun to