Store Opening Specialist

Position Overview

The Store Opening Specialist aims to coordinate all interdepartmental communications, client, and health department offices for successful store openings.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Monitor and update the Opening Schedule to prioritize store openings according to the opening dates.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with the client (supermarkets), AFC Marketing, Operations, and R&D to share store openings and inspection application status updates.
  • Schedule meetings with governmental entities to follow up with inspection requirements and scheduling dates confirmation.
  • Process applications and arrange payments for new permits.
  • Review blueprints provided by the clients to assure all requirements are listed and ready to submit for approval to governmental entities.
  • Prepare and update store opening reports and identify potential risks or delays in the process.
  • Communicate risks and delays to AFC teams for a proper plan of action for delayed store openings.
  • Process business licenses and tax forms for food service counters.
  • Follow up with company policies & procedures.
  • Build and maintains good customer relationships within company teams, health department inspections, organizations, and franchisees.
  • Cultivate a collaborative work environment with other departments and disciplines.
  • Keep accurate records and reporting.
  • Support the permit and licensing for new store openings and ensure all required licenses and permits to operate are in place to open new store or remodels.
  • All other tasks and duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Possess a depth of knowledge and proven experience in creating, implementing, and supporting company processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of department objectives.
  • Time management, organizational skills, and working with multiple projects in a fast-paced environment are essential.
  • Must have self-confidence and deal with complex situations, problem solves, and make decisions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent. BA/BS degree in business administration preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office products, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
  • Experience working in a franchised system or knowledge in retail foodservice is a plus.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Active listener.
  • Ability to work well independently and with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Successful Store openings and achieving timelines.
  • Inter-departmental synergy.

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $23.00 – $29.00 per hour
Work Location: Torrance, CA Headquarters Office (Non-Remote)