Compass Group - Cambridge, MA3.4

We have an opening for a Food Service Director position.
Location: Cambridege, MA : Note: online applications accepted only.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia . Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

At RA food is inspiration

Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better -for-you" and the planet.

Job Summary

Job Summary:
Working as the Food Service Director, you are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations for a corporate dining account. You will manage and lead a team of associates. You will be responsible for managing client relations, along with ensuring that the food offered to the customers is of superior quality. Additionally, you will be responsible for the following:

Resposabilities Include:
Overse all Food and Beverage Outlets at the unit
Participate in employee meetings, reviews and training programs
Manage in compliance with Restaurant Associates established policies and procedures
Manage in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations
Maintain food cost while ensuring quality standards
Establish and maintain good rapport with staff, client and guest and other departments
Financial acumen for all areas including financial reporting with sales reports P&L reports, writing and adhering to annual budgets and cash handling
Analyzing and trending financial data
Manage purchasing and inventory controls
Must be knowledgeable on HACCP controls along with proper storage and use of food
Experience in managing union relations essential
Performs related duties and special projects as assigned

Bachelors degree is preferred, or equivalent professional experience
10-12 years upscale food service experience, including 8 years at the management level
Muilti unit experience preferred
Experience in personnel management including hiring, supervision, evaluation and succession planning
Proven track record of achieving company goals in compliance with company/client policies and procedures
Excellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possess attention to detail
Supervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skills
Effective problem solving and conflict management skills
Ability to multi-task as well as stay on task and concentrate with constant interruptions
Food purchasing, food costs and inventory control
Ability to create budgets, flash reports, financial targets and forecasts
Menu planning in consultation with chefs
Knowledge of cash handling procedures and reconciliation of multiple cash banks and reports
Must be knowledgeable on HACCP controls along with proper storage and use of food
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Exceptional business etiquette and client relations
Manages time effectively and prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines
Strong catering experience required
Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
ServSafe or Department of Health certification a plus
Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Commuter Benefits
Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Discount Marketplace
And other voluntary benefits

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).