Assistant Food Service Director
ARAMARK - Cherry Hill, NJ

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ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In 2012, FORTUNE magazine again recognized ARAMARK on its list of Worlds Most Admired Companies. ARAMARK has consistently ranked since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. Also in 2012, ARAMARK was honored as one of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com, or www.twitter.com/aramarknews.

Responsibilities:

The Business Services division of ARAMARK, with over $1 billion in revenues and 18,000 employees, provides a wide range of food and other support services to more than 500 clients in business and industry, at more than 1,400 locations in the U.S. ARAMARK offers Fortune 500 companies and other large and small employers a single-source provider for employee caf├ęs, executive dining rooms, catering, convenience stores, conference center management, and facility management. ARAMARK Business Dining is looking for professional leaders committed to providing our customers with unique solutions, outstanding variety, and healthy menu choices to improve the overall well-being and productivity of client locations As an AFSD, you will be responsible for managing a significant portion of a unit operation. Specifically assisting the Food Service Director in establishing and maintaining systems and procedures for the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing and serving of food and related products, as well as menu planning and development. You will assist in unit forecast and unit accounting. The Assistant Food Service Director ensures that requirements for appropriate sanitation and safety levels in respective areas are met. Coordinates and supervises unit personnel regarding production, merchandising, quality and cost control as well as labor scheduling, staffing and employee training. Conducts period inventory; performs other functions such as maintaining records to comply with ARAMARK, government and accrediting agency standards.

Qualifications:

- Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Institutions Management, Foods and Nutrition or other related fields, plus a minimum of 2 to 4 years relevant experience (years of experience is greater for larger unit assignments). - Must have a solid financial acumen, the ability to calculate food cost, an understanding of how to measure productivity and prior HACCP training is highly preferred. - Ability to identify defects in the preparation and service of food and implement improved quality control procedures. - Heavy exposure to catering would be ideal for this role. - Ability to communicate effectively with clients, client's customers, and support staff. - Ability to respond effectively to changing demands. - Experience with and knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications. - P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is desirable.

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