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Address:

Advanced Fresh Concepts
Franchise Corp.

19700 Mariner Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

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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:

Sushi Production Chef (Level 3)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 3)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 3) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • 5 years or more of Sushi Chef experience with operational experience at the store level.
      • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; expert in sushi making, expert cutting skills, expert sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time; advanced record keeping; inventory management; production planning; basic computer knowledge.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of all vegetables, sauces, and frozen ingredients.
  • Cutting, slicing, and filleting different types of fish per AFC’s standards.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 80 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Food Safety: Comply with all AFC Food Safety requirements and regulations.
  • Production planning; Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
  • Inventory management; Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas, product storage procedures, standard recipes, and waste control procedures.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional tasks as assigned.
Sushi Production Chef (Level 1)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 1)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 1) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • 1 to 3 years Sushi Chef experience.
      • Basic knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; knowledge of sushi making, basic cutting skills, basic sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to work standing for long periods of time.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of produce and seafood ingredients as needed for daily operations.
  • Preparing finished sushi products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of 30 minimum sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all preparation work is completed fully for personnel on the next shift.
  • Coordinate with team members to ensure that ingredients and supplies are stocked for daily operations.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitized work environment by performing daily cleaning routines.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with the team.
  • Fully support and assist the Central Kitchen team as instructed by the Production Manager.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

Additional tasks as assigned.

Production Manager
Chicago, IL
Production Manager

Position Overview

The Production Manager will be responsible for overseeing the Central Kitchen production operations including employee schedule, food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, sanitation and cleanliness, training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation, presentation, portion, cost control, and sanitation and cleanliness.

This position also provides leadership for the effective operations of the Central Kitchen Facility by ensuring the development and implementation of best-in-class manufacturing processes, efficient maintenance of CK equipment and adherence to good manufacturing practices.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for evaluating quality of our sushi products in taste, textures, shape, layout, and overall compliance as it pertains to AFC sushi standards.
  • Directly responsible for implementing and maintaining the Company’s Central Kitchen operations, reporting on performance, and initiating improvements for operations.
  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the AFC’s recipes, portioning, preparation and serving standards.
  • Organize and facilitate production line activities to ensure conformance to established requirements regarding quality, safety, employee-relations, and productivity.
  • Monitor productivity data and help develop corrective action plans necessary to achieve annual productivity improvements.
  • Ensure all food safety measures are strictly adhered to; participate in food safety and quality assurance audits and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.
  • Lead coordination of master planning, production, receiving, purchasing and inventory management.
  • Communicate with appropriate departments within AFC for specific department needs.
  • Develop management systems, establish work measurement programs, and perform line workload observations to develop standards for labor and materials utilization.
  • Manage operational efficiencies to include yields, labor, shipping/picking efficiencies, and sanitation scores.
  • Implement safety measures for accident prevention through departmental safety meetings and work with Supervisors to ensure employee compliance.
  • Direct, coach and develop CK supervisors/line leads in the execution of their responsibilities.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Organize, coordinate, and have general oversight of all production staff and activities, including but not limited to performance management and employee development, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience making sushi and/or Japanese food in a restaurant or catering setting.
  • Knowledge of preparation methods of Japanese or Asian cuisine to be able to determine its quality.
  • 5+ years’ progressive leadership experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Background in sushi production is preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of food safety and general facility safety practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability of applying project management principles and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of business and management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams in processing, storing, and shipping food product initiatives.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards and HACCP experience.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Highly self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization.
  • Working knowledge of MS applications, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to grasp additional business-related applications.
  • Bilingual in Japanese, Burmese, or Spanish is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods pf standing and preparing food.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment that may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chicago, IL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Food industry: 5 years (Preferred)
Product Management Coordinator
Torrance, CA
Product Management Coordinator

Position Overview

The Product Management Coordinator will function as a coordinator of franchise programs and assist in the execution of those programs. This position requires attention to detail, critical thinking, vision, and creativity in carrying out duties. Responsibilities will include daily activities, short-term, and long-term projects pertaining to client and franchisee matters. This position also requires close communication with the Division Managers and cooperation with various department personnel to ensure matters are completed accurately and on time.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (95%)

1. Coordinate the prompt and accurate implementation of new products, promotions, and concept roll out.

      • Communicate with R&D Dept. to finalize the ingredients, container and equipment needed for new products, promotion, and concept.
      • Forecast the amount of food equipment and container needed for new items and promotions. Communicate with Distribution Team to calculate the time needed to prepare food and supplies for new items and promotions.
      • Communicate POS needs to the Graphics Supervisor for design creation, with specified deadlines.
      • Communicate with the Field Operation Dept. to explain the details of new products, promotions, and concept then support them to prepare for execution.
      • Manage all implementations related to the new product, promotions, and concept explain the status to Sales & Marketing Dept. and fix the start date.
      • Ensure each team lead is fully aware of current and upcoming product, and promotion, implementations

2. Communicate and provide suggestion to the General Manager regarding expansion, revision or discontinuance of products, promotions, and concepts.

      • Communicate regularly with Field Operation Dept. and Sales & Marketing Dept. to gather feedback from clients, customers and franchisees on products and concepts.
      • If necessary, visit the store to check the actual status of the products.
      • Gather competitor information regularly to understand the right prices and product trends.

Other Job Functions (5%)

      • Additional tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

      • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
      • Three to five years of experience in an administrative role.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
      • Ability to work independently.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

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.

Assistant Sushi Manager (Florida)
FLorida
Assistant Sushi Manager (Florida)

Position Overview

The Assistant Sushi Manager will assist with the business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

    • Assist with opening new locations
    • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
    • Recruit for prospective franchisees
    • Conduct market research
    • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
    • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
    • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
    • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

    • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
    • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
    • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
    • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
    • Must be a team player
    • Must have good communication, oral, and written 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 Systems Assistant
Torrance, CA
Labeling Systems 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, recordkeeping of label machine service warranty activation, renewals, and current status.

Job Responsibilities

    • Answer phone calls from franchisees/chefs and AFC field personnel regarding the label machine.
    • Over-the-phone trouble shooting and technical support of label machine.
    • 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 information for tablet system program.
    • Assist in inventory control and ordering of spare parts—scanner cable, scanner power supply, printer power supply.
    • Assist in processing invoices related to the label machine.
    • Other additional tasks and projects as assigned

Qualifications

    • High school or equivalent, a 2-year college degree preferred
    • Minimum of 1 year customer service experience
    • MS Office and database software
    • Strong both verbal and written communication skills
    • Bilingual (Burmese, Korean or Chinese) preferred
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Attention to details
    • Weekend availability, preferred
Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)
Victoria, BC
Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)

Position Overview

Assistant Regional Manager will assist with business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with opening new location
  • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
  • Recruit for prospective franchisees
  • Conduct market research
  • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
  • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
  • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
  • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written 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

Field Supervisor (Canada)
Victoria, BC
Field Supervisor (Canada)

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

Assistant Regional Manager (9 Positions)
California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington
Assistant Regional Manager (9 Positions)

Position Overview

Assistant Regional Manager will assist with business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with opening new location
  • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
  • Recruit for prospective franchisees
  • Conduct market research
  • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
  • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
  • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
  • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written 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

Temporary Sushi Chef
Temporary Sushi Chef

Position Overview

Temporary Sushi 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
Sushi Production Chef (Level 2)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 2)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 2) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred.
  • Experience—
      • 3 – 5 years Sushi Chef experience.
      • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; knowledge of sushi making, advanced cutting skills, advanced sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time; basic record keeping; inventory control.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of all vegetables, sauces, and frozen ingredients.
  • Cutting, slicing, and filleting different types of fish per AFC’s standard.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 60 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Food Safety: Comply with all AFC Food Safety requirements and regulations.
  • Receiving; food materials and supplies (frozen/chilled/dry), able to identify the quality and quantity of product.
  • Record keeping; GMP, sanitation, production records must be entered properly in a timely manner.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional tasks as assigned.
Food Delivery Driver and Preparer
Chicago, IL
Food Delivery Driver and Preparer

Position Overview

The Food Delivery Driver and Preparer (Category 2) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for delivery of goods from our Central Kitchen location. In addition, this position will assist with ingredient preparation, production, and packaging after delivery is made to all stores.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • Entry level to 3 years Sushi Chef experience and safe handling of food.
      • Maintain a good driving record for 5 years.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, reliable, and a quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— available for overnight shifts; fluency in English; ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs; time management; familiar with deliver routes assigned, basic record keeping; inventory control; basic cutting skills, basic sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time.

Primary Job Functions (70%)

  • Minimum 5 days of deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.
  • Learn the store names and recognize store managers, receivers, and employees.
  • Ensure finished product meets the requirements for temperature, labeling, and quality standards.
  • Complete packaging in delivery bags and ensure cooling procedures are completed prior to delivery.
  • Record completed delivery orders accurately and immediately. Help with DPR recording and waste.
  • Receiving; food materials and supplies (frozen/chilled/dry), able to identify the quality and quantity of product.
  • Work with the team to ensure proper set-up and stocking of stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Work with the team to portion prep work for other shifts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with the team.

Secondary Job Functions (25%)

  • Preparation of wasabi, ginger, vegetables, and imitation crab meat.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 30 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.

Other Job Functions (5%)

Additional tasks, meetings, or events as assigned.

Account Manager
Torrance, CA
Account Manager

Position Overview

The Account Sales Manager (Education/Workplace) will be responsible for securing and developing business through pro-active direct sales, marketing, telemarketing, professional Networking, appointment calls and tours of the AFC Operations primarily in College/University, Workplace and Prestige Venue Business Segments. This position will also develop strategic action plans for existing accounts to drive measurable, incremental sales revenue. The Account Sales Manager (Education/Workplace) will also identify areas of opportunity in field execution/performance and recommend actions to optimize company sales and revenue. Additionally, they will work closely with individual field / office teams to execute company strategies and standards.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Responsible for Acquiring New Accounts and new locations within existing accounts.
  • Manage all aspects of the new customer sales process (identify, pursue, price, profitability and close)
  • Work closely with General Manager of Sales and Marketing as needed on existing and new accounts.
  • Utilize a consultative selling approach to build effective proposals, converting features to benefits based on customer needs, company offerings and capabilities, consumer insights and the customer’s decision criteria.
  • Implement all sales action plans related to market areas as outlined in the marketing plan. Execute New Product Development plan. Close voids.
  • Identify new markets and business opportunities to increase Company Revenue.
  • Wire vertically and horizontally with key decision makers within all accounts.
  • Provide quick, timely and actionable responses to the customer when issues arise and develop professional long-term customer business relationships.
  • Execute and support all operational aspects of company business. Work closely and collaboratively with all cross functional teams.
  • Attending all department meetings and functions, as necessary.
  • Closely following up on all business leads within a 24-hour response timeline to clients.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related field
  • Must have minimum 5 years of experience of Business-to-Business sales in the Food Service business segments with emphasis in College/University, Workplace and Prestige venues.
  • Must have minimum 5 years of experience of Business-to-Business sales with National Food Service Contract Feeders such as Foodbuy/Compass, Sodexo and Aramark.
  • Proven success in closing new business in a similar role and environment.
  • Ability to penetrate new accounts, get to decision maker and close.
  • Solid internal and external customer service ability.
  • Be comfortable working in a Multi-cultural organization.
  • Exemplary professional presentation skills are required.
  • Possess strong attention to detail, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent sales negotiations skill.
  • Thorough understanding of company’s products and/or services, and those of immediate competitors in the surrounding market.
  • Up to 50% travel required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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

Project Manager
Torrance, CA
Project Manager

Position Overview

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corporation (AFCFC) is looking for a Project Manager under the IT DepartmentThis position will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of company projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, submitting project deliverables, preparing status reports, and establishing effective project communication plans as well as the proper execution of said plans.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide oversight and leadership in defining, requirements gathering, managing communications with internal customer, vendors, and the end-users. Coordinate internal resources and third-party vendors to execute of projects
  • Provide end-to-end project management support and engagement with regards to new technologies, solutions and systems. Manages project delivery. Execute project planning, implementation and closure for IT projects assigned
  • Provide documented project plans with timelines, milestones, delivery requirements and analysis for the overall scope of projects to the customer leadership team.
  • Coordinates, prepares, and submits project management reports and artifacts in accordance with delivery requirements.
  • Work with client leadership teams (as applicable) to define and document the tasks for the resources assigned to client projects. Provide project management processes and procedures to augment or complement existing process/procedures from the IT projects.
  • Track, coordinate, and complete assigned tasks as per the project plan and make regular updates to the plan. Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Track progress for all project deliverables in adherence to project management principles and guidelines.
  • Coordinate the effort to create technical documentation as needed and defined IT leadership
  • Help coordinate resolution of technical issues with project vendors.
  • Learn AFC technical and business environment to effectively manage projects assigned to IT.
  • Develop project scopes & objectives by involving internal teams and stakeholders to ensure technical feasibility.
  • Create and maintain portfolio management dashboards and provide routine status updates
  • Create and maintain internal facing project documentation.
  • Perform risk management and report/escalate issues to management as needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in Business or Technology projects preferred
  • Solid understanding of Agile Project Management is required
  • Experience managing ERP, CRM, and eCommerce platforms in a Microsoft ecosystem preferred
  • Experience implementing and using Smartsheet is highly preferred
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of IT Infrastructure operational policies, processes and methodologies applicable to project management.
  • Speaks with expertise and depth as related to IT infrastructure project management methods
  • Demonstrated experience with Project Management Scheduling tools and reporting
  • Candidates with ITIL AND project management certification/credentials will be given preference.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building experience.

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.

COVID-19 considerations:
Company follows and adheres to CDC guidelines.

Job Type: Full-time

Administrative Assistant (Permit & Licensing)
Administrative Assistant (Permit & Licensing)

 

JOB OVERVIEW

This position aims to support the Permits & Licensing Manager, performing various administrative duties, including typing letters, preparing reports, ensuring the quality of all documents, and maintaining files. Particular focus is likened to Accounts Payable, specifically ensuring that the company pays its invoices within a given timeframe.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Handling office tasks, such as generating reports and presentations.
    • Organize and maintain files and databases confidentially.
    • General clerical duties including photocopying, fax, scanning, data entry, and mailing
    • Generating Letters and documents
    • Interacting with governmental regulatory authorities in a professional manner
    • Completes payments and controls charges by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
    • Charges or credits expenses to correct accounts by analyzing invoices/reports.
    • Ensuring invoices are paid in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to departmental procedures
    • Detailed and organized recordkeeping
    • Provides administrative support to other team members to ensure efficient operation of the office.
    • Other non-essential job duties as assigned
    • Support Permits and Licensing Manager/Supervisors with new projects and follow up on departmental activities.
    • Follow up with company policies & procedures.
    • Build and maintains good customer relationships within company teams and franchisees.
    • Cultivate a collaborative work environment with other departments and disciplines.
    • All other tasks and duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES

    • Understanding of department objectives.
    • Possess a depth of knowledge and proven experience in creating, implementing, and supporting company processes and procedures.
    • Time management, organizational skills, and managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential.
    • Must have self-confidence, deal with complex situations, solve problems, and make decisions.
    • Able to convey complex ideas and instructions in simple, understandable language.
    • Must be able to provide feedback to staff, coach, and motivate others.
    • Comfortable with math and calculations.

REQUIREMENTS

    • High School diploma or equivalent. BA/BS degree in business administration preferred.
    • Proficient in MS Office products, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
    • Experience working in a franchised system or knowledge in retail food service is a plus.
    • Active listener.
    • Ability to work independently and with others.
    • Presentation skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong attention to detail.

METRICS

    • On time payment of permit renewals.
    • Quality of recordkeeping.
    • Successful resolution in billing disputes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Sitting, hand use, keyboard, mouse. Continuously.
    • Neck flexion. Frequently.
    • Walking, standing. Occasionally.
    • Climbing and lifting to 10-25 lbs. Seldom.

 

Chef (Product Development)
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Chef (Product Development)

Position Overview

This position will work primarily at AFC Headquarters as the Chef. This individual will closely with the Product Development and R&D teams to design, test, and improve new and existing recipes to cater towards current market trends.

Primary Job responsibilities:

  • Design new recipes and improve existing recipes in consideration of ideas and market demand for new products.
  • Create original recipes for mass production.
  • Guide recipe and food product development by testing and (re)formulating products, recipes, and innovations.
  • Improve preparation methods to meet operational/regulatory needs.

Secondary Job responsibilities:

  • Researching food trends and innovations/competitor analysis
  • SOP/instructional manual support

Qualifications

  • Education
    • Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent, must have a strong understanding of flavors and textures of Asian cuisine.
  • Experience
    • At least 3 years in Product Development in Sushi and Asian Food.
    • Experience in Franchise/Chain restaurants.
    • Ability to create original recipes/sauces from scratch.
  • Language
    • Good English, inter-personal communication skills.
  • Travel – Must be willing to travel for business as necessary.

***Applicants will be tested on experience during the interview process.

 

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 Sushi Chef (Canada)
Parksville, BC
Temporary Sushi Chef (Canada)

Position Overview

Temporary Sushi 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
Hot Food Field Supervisor (5 Positions)
California, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina
Hot Food Field Supervisor (5 Positions)

Position Overview

Hot Food Field Supervisor will directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Be an inspiration and motivate daily excellence
  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Building sales and executing promotional programs
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Recruit and interview potential prospective Franchisee
  • Interview, hire and train all field employees
  • Oversee the daily operation of food service staff
  • Monitor quality of products and services produced
  • Adjust daily schedules for shift personnel to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Manage inventory of ingredients and supplies
  • Maintain health standards for raw and finished products
  • Must be able to travel 95%+ of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification required
  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields (3+ years of Multi-Unit Management experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of common food safety practices
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Must be dependable, reliable and motivated
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Shift flexibility (must be able to work closing shifts, holidays, and evenings as needed)
  • Able to grasp, reach overhead, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds

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

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

Regional Manager (5 Positions)
California, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Washington, Washington, D.C.
Regional Manager (5 Positions)

Position Overview

A Regional Manager will promote the sushi and other Japanese/Asian cuisines offered to customers/clients through the company’s values and missions with integrity, confidence, and knowledge. This position will also promote, develop, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of operations of an assigned region. The role will be working closely with Assistant Regional Managers, Field Supervisors, and franchisees in the business operations and will report to the Division Manager and General Manager. Essential functions of the position are listed below and must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • To protect AFC brand by all division members in stringent compliance with AFC system standard.
  • To build strong and loyal account base by offering only approved products and services.
  • Review business operations of all concepts for all accounts. Discuss business operations, procedures, and strategies to franchisees and field management.
  • Manage and review scheduling for all field staff and Assistant Regional Managers.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Regional Managers and marketing department with opening locations and new concepts possibilities.
  • Organize and communicate effectively with all departments as necessary to ensure completion of all assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ensure Assistant Regional Managers and field staff training needs are met.
  • Maximize sales and profitability.
  • Communicate closely with Assistant Regional Managers and Field Supervisors on all aspects of operations.
  • Follow-up on training with technique learned and food safety guidelines.
  • Ensure all Assistant Regional Managers and Field Supervisors are fully competent on Hot Foods Operations.
  • Manage scheduling and maintaining of proper inventory for operations.
  • Make plans and set regional goals.
  • Develop training program for prospective franchisees and Field staff to master the “Art of Cooking.”
  • Manage and resolve operation’s critical issues even after hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
  • Occasionally oversee and evaluate the operations after hours and as necessary.
  • Represent the company in the field at all times by dressing and appearing in a neat, orderly, and well-groomed manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience managing/supervising staff in a multi- unit environment
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged food is a plus
  • Must be able to travel out-of-state for extended periods of time
  • Must have an excellent customer/client service skill
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, managerial, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and under pressure.

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking up to 8 hours or more
  • Frequent bending, lifting, pushing, pulling of products, material, etc.
  • Must be able to move/lift up to 50 pounds at times

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