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Advanced Fresh Concepts
Franchise Corp.

19205 S. Laurel Park Road
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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Inquires: 310-604-3200
1-866-Go-Sushi (467-8744)

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Careers at Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.

We offer room for growth in your business career path.

“I enjoy working for AFC because the company is like home to me. My coworkers are like my siblings who provide me with daily inspiration to be better. We all share our goals to survive, enjoy life and accept the challenges for AFC.”

-Jane Vinzon

Job Opportunities

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. is continuously expanding and growing. We are seeking qualified people to join our dynamic team.

Following are current open positions:

Director of Marketing and Sales
Director of Marketing and Sales

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the officers of the company, the Director of Sales and Marketing is responsible for the sales and marketing team and strategy to develop existing clients and enter new markets. This role will be responsible for creating and communicating clear objectives for the sales and marketing division and team members while working with the company’s executives to develop actionable business plans and goals. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales professional to bring his/her unique set of skills and relationships to a dynamic and growing company.

The ideal candidate has a strong background and demonstrated experience in sales and business development in a B2B and/or professional services setting, mainly working with senior level decision makers in the supermarket and food service industries. He/she will have the ability to build relationships and develop networks, along with highly developed account management skills. AFCFC is seeking a confident, resourceful and self-initiating team-player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and drive projects forward while also working collaboratively to achieve shared goals. He/she will be expected to manage clients independently, make important decisions about sales approach and network development while also leveraging the strengths of the AFCFC team to deliver the high-quality service and product that defines AFCFC’s reputation. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities.
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets.
  • Develop creative outreach strategies to attract and retain clients.
  • Develop financial growth targets; clearly communicate vision and hold team accountable for hitting goals.
  • Complete development plans for each direct report and evaluate performance.
  • Able to effectively communicate AFCFC’s core capabilities, services and differentiators.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal teams to support and close new business deals.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree, 10+ years of professional work experience in sales, business development, or marketing.
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and the ability to build and grow connections with people of all types and backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to keep multiple projects and client engagements active at once.
  • Effective people management skills with the ability to empower, coach, and lead high performing teams.
  • Ability to make decisions, such as prioritizing relationships to develop, negotiating with clients (external and internal), and overcoming obstacles with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in working as part of a growing company, with awareness about the opportunities and challenges that come with a highly adaptive environment.
  • Dynamic and engaging, with a sense of humor and ability to no take oneself too seriously.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%, including international and domestic flight, overnight stays, local travel, travel on short notice, and other travel deemed necessary by the company.
  • Valid and current driver’s license with a personal vehicle sufficiently reliable to meet the requirements of the job.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation and benefits for this position is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. AFCFC’s benefit package including group medical, dental, and vision benefits, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Field Supervisor
Field Supervisor

Position Overview

Field Supervisor is responsible to manage AFCFC Corporate management food service counters collaborating with the respective Assistant Regional Manager and Regional Manager. This include supervising, coordinating, analyzing the operation of the assigned food service counter to function efficiently. These will include but not limited to the following:  Sushi, Sizzling Wok, Steam Table, Noodle Bars and Hot Bowl operations.

Food Service Counter Coordination (50%)

  • Manage operation task and hours
  • Build sales and execute promotions/program
  • Supervise opening/closing
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle customer’s complaints and feedback
  • Communicate with store management daily
  • Handle troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Find potential prospective franchisee

Employee Oversight (30%)

  • Coordinate employee schedule and hours
  • Coordinate employee tasks
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise employees
  • Evaluate employees’ efficiency and productivity

Administrative Functions (20%)

  • Submit assignments (schedules, pays, etc.) for employees
  • Submit weekly data reports and business reports within company policy.
  • Send/receive data reports from the store

Qualification and Education Requirements:

Education: 4-year degree preferred

Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in the food service industry as a chef

Language: Fluent in English and computer skills

Served Safe certified preferred

Must have excellent customer service skills/ self motivated

Travel: Business travel up to 80%+ of the time.

 

Franchise Services Team
Los Angeles, CA
Franchise Services Team

Position Overview:

Administrative assistant role that works together with an enthusiastic team, whose primary objective is to help people within AFC Franchise System. Highly people-oriented job with daily interactions via in-person, phone, and email. Unique placement within company that allows for wide exposure in dealing with all departments and various work type. Position offers both daily-routine tasks and opportunity to work on special ad-hoc projects or assignments. With a work environment that is team-based, goal-focused, and acuity-driven.

This position gives opportunity to find your role in helping advance the company and possibly grow with AFC through your tenure here!

 

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • MS Excel high proficiency.
  • Experienced with Python, SQL, HTML or similar software.
  • Accurate, organized, and diligent.
  • Agile in a fast-pace and socially dynamic environment.
  • Familiar with MS Dynamics or Access (not required).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Use computers for various applications – data management, word processing, etc.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents.
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems.
  • Handle the inquiries of business partners or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies.
  • Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information, internally or with other organizations.
  • Disseminate memorandums, policy updates, internal briefings.
  • Manage projects and/or contribute to team work.
  • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Coordinate conferences, meetings, or special events, such as company trainings.
  • Arrange conference, meeting, or travel reservations for office personnel.
  • Help develop or maintain internal or external company Web sites.
  • Prepare and mail documents.
Logistics & Planning Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
Logistics & Planning Assistant

Position Overview:

This position will assist with vital functions of the Company’s supply chain to ensure the efficient and timely sourcing of new ingredients and supplies (new materials) required to implement new and test menu items at the Company’s retail establishment based food service counter locations. The food service counters offer two main product lines—sushi and Asian hot food. Operational materials include, but are not limited to seafood, meat, rice, noodles, containers, and food preparation tools and equipment. Close communications and coordination with AFC Distribution Corp. and various divisional teams of R&D Dept., are required.

 

Qualifications/Preferences:

– Education— Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration

– Experience— 1-2 years of office experience, preferably at a product distribution company

– Languages/skills/abilities— fluency in English; extensive computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, and database software); detail-oriented; inter-personal communications

 

Primary Job Functions (60%)—Shipment Coordination

– Shipment Coordination – Ensure set deadlines are achieved

– Gather confirmed documents (memos, recipes, instructions, etc.) for a particular promotion, announcement, etc.

– Gather electronic copies of confirmed creative designs (posters, banner, color menus, etc.) associated with the above promotion, announcement, etc.

– Inform various individuals on status of shipments

– Assist in resolving shipment issues; i.e. late delivery, returns, incorrect shipments, etc.

– Inventory Control – Coordinate with AFC Distribution Corp. to ensure sufficient inventory levels.

 

Secondary Job Functions (30%)—Documentation

– Ensure sufficient documentation is obtained for new items

– Process Invoices

 

Other Job Functions (10%)

– Additional tasks as assigned

 

 

Regional Manager
Los Angeles, CA
Regional Manager

 Position Overview:

Oversee regional location including but not limited to Universities, Supermarkets, and Business accounts for our sushi bar operations. Support and train our contracted Franchisee’s in business growth for their operations in sales, food safety, and overall product quality. Regional Manager’s position is to assist the operation to adherence to all company standards and procedure, and also build relationships with our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Meets sales, profit, quality and customer service goals
  • Monitors product quality, sanitation/HACCP protocols and product compliance
  • Trains, develops, and motivates company Chefs and Contractors
  • Visits stores regularly to inspect store operations
  • Conducts annual performance appraisals
  • Resolves client and customer satisfaction related issues
  • Interfaces with existing clients to maintain satisfaction an retention
  • Coordinates with AFC and clients for staffing and adhering to new store FDA regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • 60% travel within your region
  • Serv-Safe Certificate or County Food Managers Card
  • Food Managers Certificate
  • Strong organizational, written, and communication skills
  • Management experience
  • Sushi experience preferable
  • Bachelor’s Degree or related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

 

 

 

Food Safety Auditor (3 positions)
North Carolina, California, Tennessee
Food Safety Auditor (3 positions)

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

Oversee food safety and sanitation procedures for retail food service organization. Conduct routine inspections of franchise locations to determine compliance with SSOP, store requirements, and State and local laws. Educate chefs during routine visits on food safety and internal policies and procedures. Follow-up on conduct complaint investigations. Lead Food Safety Training/Discussion sessions with operators. Must possess strong interpersonal and organization skills. Must be able to operate a company vehicle and be able to work independently.

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • BA/BS Degree in Biology, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Microbiology or related field.
  • Knowledge in food safety (FDA Retail Food Code) is required. Experience in retail food service a plus.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication.
  • Fluent in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Overnight travel per month—extensive
  • REHS/RS or CP-FS credential is a plus
Franchise Trainer
Franchise Trainer

Position Overview:

Assisting in the training, coaching, and motivating of new AFC franchise owners. Working with a dynamic team as part of the Legal & Compliance division. Seeking someone that is highly-driven and enjoy working with people.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, coordinate, and conduct parts of AFC Orientation Training for new Franchisees.
  • Provide support via in-person, over the phone, and via email of AFC operation and system.
  • Assist on individual Franchisee cases or claims.
  • Partake in different projects and special assignments (possibly traveling).
  • Accountable for individual and team duties.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a professional leadership role; or professional training/teaching/coaching position; or managing a team/group.
  • Right attitude necessary to work in fast-paced environment with others.
  • Confident and assertive to deal with complex situations and problem solve accordingly.
  • Great communicator, quick learner, and understandably assertive! (Multi-lingual is a plus).
  • Proficient in office computer programs (i.e. – Microsoft).
Product Development Assistant
Product Development Assistant

Position Overview:

This position will assist in developing and field testing new products, with a focus on current and/or popular consumer trends.

Qualifications

• Experience— 3 years of culinary experience; background in Sushi or Asian cuisine preferred.

• Languages/skills/abilities— Fluency in English; interpersonal communications; computer skills (MS Outlook, Excel, Word)

Primary Job Functions (70%)

• Research current and/or popular trends in Japanese and other Asian cuisines.

• Suggest item recipes that meet the above trends.

• Travel to AFC’s food service counter locations throughout Southern California to conduct field testing of newly suggested item recipes.

o Make the item on site.

o Offer sample tasting to customers.

o Collect reactions, feedback, and comments of customers.

o Fill out Daily Production Report (DPR).

o Report back to the Dept., the results of the field tests.

Secondary Job Functions (30%)

• Temporarily manage and operate AFC corporate management food service counter locations, as needed.

• Travel to food service counter locations in various regions, as needed, to implement new product concepts.

• Travel to Account HQ, as needed, to conduct sample tasting and obtain Account approval for product implementation.

• Conduct sample tasting of new ingredients at AFC HQ.

• Conduct focus groups at AFC HQ to survey participant opinions on new product recipes.

Temporary Chef
Los Angeles, CA
Temporary Chef

Position Overview:

Assignments are in various AFCFC sushi bars. Responsibilities to include operate sushi bar and/or hot foods service counters under AFC corporate management (AFC Mgmt.) until assignment ends. Training will be provided during a 2-week orientation at AFC Headquarters.

 

Responsibilities:

– Open sushi bar and/or hot food service counter i.e. Sizzling Wok, Steam Table or Hot Bowl

– Make sushi items and/or hot foods

– Post applicable promotional displays (posters, banners, etc)

– Promote food product by demonstration/sampling

– Close sushi bar and/or hot food service counter

– Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications/Preferences:

– High school diploma/GED preferred

– Minimum 3 years experience as a sushi chef

– Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food

– Served Safe certified preferred

– Must have excellent customer service skills

– Must take initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision

– Must be detail oriented

 

 

Corporate Chef’s Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
Corporate Chef’s Assistant

 

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

Assistant to the Corporate Chef will be responsible to assist in training prospective franchisees. 

a.) Assist the Corporate Chef in training prospective Franchisees in the following areas:

– Sushi Bar operation

– Quality control

– Food safety

– Customer service

– Product demonstration/sampling

 

b.) Operate AFC management stores to maximize sales.

– Open and close sushi bar each day.

– Make sushi items each day.

– Ensure all applicable promotional posters, banners, etc. are on display.

– Conduct product demo/sampling.

 

c.) Travel to AFC management stores in various regions. Travel approximately once a month for approximately 7 – 10 days each trip.

 

d.) Submit weekly data reports and business/travel reports.

 

e.) Handle additional tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Preferences:

– Certification from a culinary institute is preferred

– Minimum 1 – 3 years of sushi chef experience at a Japanese or Asian restaurant

– Must have excellent verbal communication skills, inter-personal skills and ability to motivate others

– Must be Serve-Safe certified.

 

 

Franchise Recruiter
Los Angeles, CA
Franchise Recruiter

Position Overview:

Franchise Recruiter’s duty is to provide consultation for potential franchisees by helping to guide them through the process of finding and purchasing a franchise , as well as, providing them with available franchise locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Present and influence potential AFC Franchise owners by telephone and email
  • Negotiate and ‘close the deal’ with potential franchisees
  • Assess store’s business sales
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • Minimum 2 – 3 yrs experience in office environment
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have confidence
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Access and database software
  • Must be bilingual (Asian Language)
Proposal Drafting Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
Proposal Drafting Assistant

Position Overview:

Under the supervision and oversight of Division Management, this full-time position will handle the various tasks of drafting and revising new product proposals and retail price increase proposals, to be submitted to the Headquarters of the retail establishments (Clients) wherein AFC operates its food service counter franchises, for the purpose of obtaining approval to implement the changes proposed for such food service counters. Close communications and cooperation with other functional teams within R&D Dept., as well as Marketing Dept., are required. Proposal contents and details will vary by retail establishment, region, store segment, etc.

 

Qualifications/Preferences:

– Education— Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration or Marketing.

– Experience—1 year of office experience, preferably in sales or marketing.

– Languages/skills/abilities—Fluency in English; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; communicates well with supervisor and peers; quick learner; positive attitude; time-management skills; creativity sense; detail- oriented; ability to approach all tasks assigned in a systematic, disciplined, accurate, and thorough manner; good experience with Microsoft Office applications—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; basic knowledge of and experience with design software—Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

 

Primary Job Functions (80%)

– Drafting of various proposals for submission to Clients. The writing needs to be clear and convincing in order to maximize the likelihood of obtaining approval for implementation. Proposals may include pictures, diagrams, images, sample designs, numbers, and figures, depending on context.

– New products— R&D regularly develops new product concepts to add to our food service counter menu.

– Retail Price Increase— our product retail prices need to increase occasionally, in order to keep pace with rising costs, so that franchisees can continue to operate profitably.

 

Secondary Job Functions (15%)

– Follow-up with Marketing Dept. on client decision on proposals.

– Respond to Marketing Dept. inquiries regarding submitted proposals.

– Maintain an organized system to archive all proposals, for quick retrieval based on retail establishment, region, store segment, etc.

 

Other Job Functions (5%)

– Additional tasks and projects as assigned.