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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:

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.
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.

 

 

Graphic Design Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Design Supervisor

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for the day-to-day functions of creating, designing, and maintaining marketing materials for the purpose of attracting new and retaining existing supermarket and other retails facility accounts (Clients), where AFC seeks to open or continue food service counter franchise operations, respectively. Examples of marketing materials include official company brochures, pamphlets, catalogues, and other Client requested or public relations materials. The quality of such marketing materials must be at level typically associated with professional advertising and marketing campaigns. This position will also need to communicate on a regular basis with the Marketing Dept. of assigned Clients.

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • Education – 4-year degree in Advertising Design, Visual Communications or Marketing Design is preferred.
  • Experience – at least 3 years of experience, preferably with some experience in-house and or advertising industry.
  • Language/Skills/Abilities – Fluent in English; flexible and adaptable in a culturally diverse company; ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; communication plays a critical role with supervisor and peers; quick learner; positive attitude; excellent time-management skills; high sense of creativity and design-thinking; pixel perfect designs; ability to approach all tasks assigned in a systematic, disciplined, accurate, and thorough manner; computer skills (MS Windows and Office Suite); We are seeking a high-level proficiency in graphic design, web design and photo-editing in software such as; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Primary Job Functions (70%) – Marketing Materials (brochures / pamphlets / catalogues)

Creative Directions, Ideation, Creation and Design through:

  • Taking photos of products and procuring stock photos or graphics.
  • Creating original works of artistic design.
  • Manipulating and editing photo images and graphics using photo/graphic design software to render artistic elements for implementation into marketing materials that will be presented to Clients or distributed at industry tradeshows such as the Int’l Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show (IDDBA), as applicable.
  • Incorporating photos, graphics, and writing to form cohesive marketing materials that showcase and highlight AFC’s competitive strengths.
  • Submitting draft designs to R&D Director for review.
  • Modifying designs and working on Special Projects as requested.
  • Forwarding approved designs to Shipment Coordinator to arrange production and shipment with vendor.

Dissemination to Clients:

  • Forward completed marketing AFC’s Marketing Director and/or National Account Manager to facilitate and enhance their communications with Clients.
  • Directly communicate with Marketing Dept. of Clients, as assigned.

Maintenance and Updates:

  • Maintain an organized system to achieve all marketing materials and designs for quick retrieval based on material type, version, Client, vendor, etc.
  • Update marketing materials on a regular basis to ensure the information contained within, remains contemporary and relevant.

Other Job Functions (20%)

  • Take photos of products for inclusion in memos.
  • Video shooting, editing, storytelling and added effects for in-house video series. Knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Premiere is definitely a plus.
  • Comprehensive design for websites. Update company website as needed / Communications with webhosting contact person. Some background in WordPress content editing is preferred.
  • Supervisory role tracking and delegating tasks, duties and deadlines. Management of project production schedule and delivery times, as well as, communication between management, vendors, clients and graphics.

Other Job Functions (10%)

  • Additional tasks and special projects as assigned.
Food Safety Auditor (6 positions)
Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, California
Food Safety Auditor (6 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
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist
Los Angeles, CA
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist

Positions Summary:

Play an imperative role in the development, monitoring and enhancement of food safety and quality programs for AFCFC franchised and AFC internal operations. Ensure applicable operations are implemented in accordance with the guidelines constructed by the FSQA Manager and Senior Management. Support the management of third party and internal food safety auditing programs; directly coordinate with team counterparts in establishing trend analyses, conducting one-on-one and group training sessions and the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to drive improvement of the overall Food Safety and Quality systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with compliance team and cross-functional divisions in heightening the internal food protection program and suppliers’ performance
  • Examine and qualify potential suppliers’ ingredient proposals
  • Lead in maintaining the internal wholesale program compliant in accordance with subscribed food safety schemes and regulatory mandates
  • Provide technical expertise relative to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and food safety evaluations
  • Manage, monitor, and investigate consumer reported claims
  • Communicate and liaison with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies pertaining to new and existing legislation
  • Conduct regulatory research and provide support to ensure products meet regulatory requirements
  • Conduct scientific studies, compile results, and formulate reports to facilitate process and/or ingredient changes
  • Formulate data trend analyses; identify gaps, and develop viable action plans
  • Maintain and develop policy updates in accordance with customer, regulatory and third-party schemes
  • Conduct assessment audits of central DC, retail, and supplier facilities
  • Perform validation activities to support and drive continuous improvement of the internal food safety programs

Qualifications/Preferences:

  • BA/BS Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Public Health, Microbiology, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance or Public/Environmental Health with an emphasis in Food Protection
  • Proven analytical and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate and high-energy with the ability to lead
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience in food chemistry and microbiology
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills combined with an aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Working to proficient knowledge of food safety regulations and schemes: SQF, BRC, GMPs, HACCP
  • Working to proficient knowledge of 21CFR101, 21CFR110 and 21CFR123
  • Able to travel approximately 25%
  • Skilled in Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • HACCP and SQF Practitioner Certification is preferred
  • REHS, RS, or CP-FS Certification is a plus
Logistics Assistant
Los Angeles, CA
Logistics 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

 

 

 

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.