Regional Director of Operations

Los Angeles (Downtown), CA

At Erewhon Market, we believe that if we eat better, we feel better-which inspired us to make positive changes in our world. By feeding ourselves well, we can  impact our own lives, the lives of those in our community and the entire planet. Erewhon Organic Market and Cafes strive to sell only the purest, ethically and sustainably produced foods, wellness and beauty items, and household goods.

We support local organic farmers and growers; we partner with suppliers who share our concerns, values, and help build our communities by listening and learning together. We recycle, reuse and minimize waste as much as possible, and act in ways that protect the resources of our planet.

We are building a team of passionate, committed individuals who each play a vital role in making Erewhon a special place. If you are looking for a CAREER and want to be part of something bigger, we'd love to hear from you.

What We Offer:

  • Salary based on your experience

  • We offer great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health plan coverage, 401K plan with 3% match for full time employees, and a 20% discount to all of our store locations for all employees.

What You Will Do:

The Director of Operations is held responsible in managing and developing the Cafe & Culinary operations for all Erewhon locations that include, but are not limited to the following duties:

Operations

  • Implements and executes daily quality process for stores including goal communication, staff member improvement, health & sanitation, sales, COGs and labor expense in compliance with standards of product and performance. 

  • Develops on-going professional development and training programs for food production, service and staff members. 

  • Holds the Senior Regional Manager accountable for day-to-day café operations, café manager development and achieving daily sales. 

  • Ensures all required licenses, permits, contracts, insurance inspections, are in proper order, with the assistance of legal counsel and Controller/CFO.

Financials

  • Develops budget to deliver profit and service goals, as well as Executive expectations

  • Manages the budgeting, forecasting, training, motivation and staffing of the Café. 

  • Identifies, analyzes, and implements opportunities for increased revenues and expense savings.

  • Performs monthly analysis and interpretation of revenue, demand generators, financial reporting, and management data regularly to assess the performance of stores and where necessary evolve short and long-term strategies to enhance performance.

Leadership & Team Building

  • Develops and mentors Senior Regional Manager by conducting weekly Operations meetings, providing management with new and efficient process & protocols, industry trends, and relevant training to increase knowledge & profitability efforts. 

  • Promotes a cooperative work climate, maximizing productivity and morale. Uses engagement strategies to recognize, motivate and celebrate individuals and teams delivering outstanding performance throughout store location.

  • Works closely with the Culinary Executive Team in establishing and monitoring policies and guidelines in the day-to-day operation of the Stores to ensure profitability and consistency. Solves through initiative and reasoned judgments problems of detail that come up in the course of the work.

  • Effectively provides daily reports to the Executive Culinary Team to ensure clear communication of all operations and its functions. 

  • The Director of Operations schedule is expected to meet the 5-6 work week, onsite in the operations 2-3 days per store each week reporting up to Corporate Executive Chef & Culinary Operations Executive Chef.

What You Will Bring:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in managing a high-volume operation.

  • Candidate must be an analytical thinker, great with numbers and able to make quick decisions and adjust to consistent change in daily routine well. Budgeting, forecasting, sales required.

  • Thorough understanding of Food & Beverage industry trends and other factors affecting markets and submarkets and their impact on the portfolio including a strong understanding of demographics, supply and demand generators, revenue management, sales process and yield strategies to maximize top-line performance.

  • Candidate must be a forward and proactive thinker able see when changes are required and make them happen in a timeless and seamless manner. Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills required. Proven ability to lead and develop a team.

  • Food Handler’s Manager Certificate.

  • Applicants with proof of knowledge/skills proficiency of job requirements (i.e. Indeed proficiency test results, writing/reading comprehension, math proficiency, etc.) are highly preferred. Please submit your test results when applying, or provide a link to access your results on your resume/cover letter. 

Erewhon Markets is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, and per the Fair Chance Ordinance will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the ordinance. 

To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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