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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:

Administrative Assistant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Administrative Assistant

Position Overview

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corporation (AFCFC) is looking for an Administrative Assistant who will provide administrative support to the Legal & Compliance Team.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Support will include but not limited to:

  • Data entry
  • Recordkeeping
  • Mailing
  • Filing
  • Generating Letters

Qualifications & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration a plus
  • Must have previous experience in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and database software
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years office experience or equivalent
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to approach all tasks in a systematic, disciplined, accurate, and thorough manner
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Labeling Solutions Assistant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Labeling Solutions Assistant

Position Overview

This position will assist in the tasks related to AFC’s sushi labeling system, commonly known as the label machine. Responsibilities include providing over the phone troubleshooting and technical support to sushi bar franchisees and/or their hired chefs and AFC field personnel, processing of requests for replacement equipment and/or parts, record-keeping of label machine service warranty activation, renewals, and current status.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (70%)
• Answer inquiries from franchisees and AFC field personnel regarding the label machine.
• Trouble shoot and provide technical support of label machine via email, phone, and online messaging. Update monthly log book as needed.
• Submit requests for equipment replacement (printer /tablet/Bluetooth) to the warranty servicing company.
• Handle requests for parts replacement and process shipment (cables / power supply).
• Update label machine service warranty files.
• Input franchisee username/password information for tablet system program.

Secondary Job Functions (20%)
• Assist in inventory control and ordering of spare parts—scanner cable, scanner power supply, printer power supply.

Other Job Functions (10%)
• Additional tasks and projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

• Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree to a related field is required
• At least 1 year of customer service experience is required
English fluency / Ability to speak Burmese or Korean, or Chinese is a plus
• Proficient to Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits, basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Creative Design Assistant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Creative Design Assistant

Position Overview

Creative Design Assistant will be responsible for the day to day functions of creating designs for food service layouts and various point of sales (POS) materials, including but not limited to color menus, mini posters, indoor banners, A-frame sign panels, overhead signs, package stickers, package sleeves, and specialty labels. Additional responsibilities include producing the artistic elements (photos and designs) to be utilized in proposals of promotions, new concepts, and action plans, and as well as collaborating on the preparation of product recipe instructions.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (70%)

  • Design AFC requested and client requested POS materials.
  • Procurement of stock photos or taking photos in-house, of new recipe items (AFC Executive Chef will make items).
  • Manipulate photo images using photo/graphic design software and rendering artistic elements to create requested POS materials.
  • Prepare product recipe instructions—take product photos and compile details after AFC Executive Chef makes the products and provides net weight and ingredient details.
  • Create artistic rendering of sushi bar mock-up designs for inclusion in proposals to clients, as needed.
  • Submit finished designs to R&D Director for approval.
  • Maintain an organized system for all POS and artistic designs for quick retrieval based on store, promotion, and product category designations, among others.

Secondary Job Functions (25%)

  • Shoot and edit video clips for instructional purposes.
  • Assist in resource coordination for participation in videos.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional tasks and projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Advertising or Marketing preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of office experience or internship, preferably in the food industry.
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and able to communicate effectively on an professional level with management and peers.
  • Must take initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a quick learner
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to approach all tasks in a systematic, disciplined, accurate and thorough manner
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits, basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Corporate Franchise Trainer
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Corporate Franchise Trainer

Position Overview

Corporate Franchise Trainer will be 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.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • 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 & Skills

  • 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!
  • Proficient in office computer programs (i.e. – Microsoft Office)
  • Multi-lingual is a plus

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Product Development Assistant
Product Development Assistant

Position Overview

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

Key Responsibilities & Duties

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.
  • Make the item on site.
  • Offer sample tasting to customers.
  • Collect reactions, feedback, and comments of customers.
  • Fill out Daily Production Report (DPR).
  • Report back to the Department with 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.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Three years of culinary experience (background in Sushi or Asian cuisine preferred)
  • Fluency in English language
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Computer skills (MS Outlook, Excel, Word)

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Corporate Chef’s Assistant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Corporate Chef’s Assistant

Position Overview

Assistant to the Corporate Chef will assist in training prospective franchisees

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist the Corporate Chef in training prospective Franchisees in the following areas:
    – Sushi Bar operation
    – Quality control
    – Food safety
    – Customer service
    – Product demonstration/sampling
  • 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
  • Travel to AFC management stores in various regions.
    – Travel approximately once a month for approximately 7 – 10 days each trip.
  • Submit weekly data reports and business/travel reports.
  • Handle additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 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

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Food Safety Auditor (6 positions)
California, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia, Canada
Food Safety Auditor (6 positions)

As North America’s largest Asian-inspired prepared foods supplier, Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFCFC”) provides consumers with an industry leading selection of diverse ready-to-eat meals. With over $700 million in sales, approximately 350 employees and a presence in more than 4,000 supermarkets and other food service establishments, AFCFC is positioned to innovate and grow, now and in the future.

Position Overview

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corporation (AFCFC) is looking for a Food Safety Auditor who will oversee and routinely conduct inspections of franchise locations to ensure safety and sanitation procedures and regulations are maintained and compliant to SSOP, store requirements, and the state and local laws.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Oversee food safety and sanitation procedures for retail food service establishments
  • Conduct routine inspections of franchise locations to determine compliance with SSOP, store requirements, and state and local laws
  • Educate operators during routine visits on food safety, internal policies, and operational procedures
  • Conduct investigations on reported matters of product quality, food service operation compliance and related categories
  • Lead Food Safety Training/Discussion sessions with operators and partners
  • Establish, develop, and maintain alliances with regulatory and industry partners

Qualifications & Skills

  • BA/BS Degree in Biology, Food Science, Environmental Health, Microbiology, or related field
  • A minimum of two years of food safety experience
  • Knowledge in food safety (Retail Food Code) is required
  • REHS/RS or CP-FS credential is a plus
  • Experience in retail food service is a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent Motor Vehicle Record
  • Overnight travel per month—extensive
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and execute projects diligently
  • Fluent in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to converse calmly and effectively during crisis situations

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Nutrition & Labeling Compliance Supervisor
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Nutrition & Labeling Compliance Supervisor

Position Overview

This position will execute tasks and functions related to AFCFC’s product nutrition and ingredient disclosures to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and any other applicable governmental agency, both domestically and in Canada and Australia. This role will also work with the Labeling System Team and oversee the Nutrition and Labeling Compliance Assistant.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (95%)

  • Manage and update database of recipes and nutrition information for sushi & hot food items.
  • Maintain sushi & hot food nutrition facts chart—hard copy for hot food accounts; digital copy for company.
  • Ensure hot food color menus, menu boards and item tags at all locations are up-to-date and follow state and federal regulations.
  • Oversee Nutrition Labeling & Compliance Assistant in maintaining and updating files of product specification sheets for domestic, Canadian, and Australian locations.
  • Administer accuracy of ingredients listed on product labels for existing and new items (Ingredients, UPC, Net Weight, Price, Allergens).
  • Act as a consultant to ensure that vendors comply with governmental regulations in properly labeling the ingredients they supply to AFCFC and AFCI. This includes commercial package markings for USA, Canada and Australia as required by government authorities on imports and exports.
  • Keep current and be proactive with updates and changes to regulations on product labeling and disclosure in USA, Canada, and Australia.
  • Prepare food cost calculations for new sushi & hot food items for USA, Canada, and Australia.
  • Direct Nutrition Labeling & Compliance Assistant in obtaining new ingredient documentation and receiving approval from Legal Department.
  • Work with Franchisee Services to ensure master ingredient list and online ordering system are up-to-date.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional special projects as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • A Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Science, or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the prepared foods industry
  • Knowledge of Nutritional facts, allergens, and ingredients, and FDA regulations
  • Computer Skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits, basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Corporate Chef, Product Development
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Corporate Chef, Product Development

Position Overview

Corporate Chef, Product Development will work primarily at the company headquarters to train prospective franchisees to take over an AFC sushi bar. Incumbent will also assist the Executive Chef in developing new products, with a focus on current and/or popular consumer trends.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (70%)

• Train prospective Franchisees on the following subject matter:

– Sushi bar operation

– Quality Control

– Food safety

– Customer service

– Product demonstration/sampling

Secondary Job Functions (25%)

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

• Suggest item recipes that meet the above trends.

Other Job Functions (5%)

• Additional tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

• At least 3 years of culinary experience with background in Sushi and Japanese cuisine preferred

• Strong English communications skills

• Good inter-personal communications skills

• Ability to motivate others

• Serve-Safe certified

Employee Offered Benefits:

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Director of Sales and Marketing
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Director of Sales and Marketing

Position Overview

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:

Key Responsibilities & 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 & 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 are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Field Supervisor
Field Supervisor

Position Overview

Field Supervisor is responsible with managing AFCFC Corporate management food service counters and collaborating with the respective Assistant Regional Manager and Regional Manager. The position includes supervising, coordinating, and 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.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

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

Qualifications & Skills

  • 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
  • Travel: Business travel up to 80%+ of the time
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills/self motivated

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Temporary Chef
Temporary Chef

Position Overview

Temporary Chefs’ assignments are in various AFCFC sushi bars around the nation. Responsibilities include operating 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.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • 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 & Skills

  • 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
Regional Manager (6 Positions)
Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Regional Manager (6 Positions)

Position Overview

Regional Manager will oversee regional location including but not limited to Universities, Supermarkets, and Business accounts for our sushi bar operations. This role will 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 will also assist the operation to adherence to all company standards and procedure, and also build relationships with our clients.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Meet sales, profit, quality and customer service goals
  • Monitor product quality, sanitation/HACCP protocols and product compliance
  • Train, develop, and motivate company Chefs and Contractors
  • Visit stores regularly to inspect store operations
  • Conduct annual performance appraisals
  • Resolve client and customer satisfaction related issues
  • Interface with existing clients to maintain satisfaction and retention
  • Coordinate with AFC and clients for staffing and adhering to new store FDA regulations
  • Travel 60% within your region
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

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

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision