904-438-8109 info@rethreaded.com

Rethreaded is seeking a creative, innovative and organized Kitchen Assistant Manager. The Kitchen Assistant Manager will be responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day operations of the Rethreaded kitchen production team and training team members in the latest kitchen operations and cooking techniques.

At Rethreaded, there are multiple career tracks that our survivor employees can choose, including food production. Not only does the Kitchen Assistant Manager need to be experienced in cooking and kitchen management, this position also requires excellent people management skills to train and mentor our survivor employees in the food production track. This position will have a chance to truly see lives be changed by empowering and developing survivor employees, not only directly through management of employees but also by helping Rethreaded grow and help more women. Rethreaded needs a Kitchen Assistant Manager who deeply believes in our mission and will help further carry out the mission of breaking the cycle of the sex trade.

Rethreaded is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and social enterprise based in Jacksonville, FL dedicated to breaking the cycle of the sex trade with business by offering viable and life-giving work to survivors of human trafficking on a global and local level. Rethreaded designs, manufactures and sells its own brand of delicious toffee and other high-quality upcycled consumer products, as well as resales like-minded company’s products. Rethreaded currently directly employs 20 Survivors locally and is supporting over 4000 Survivors worldwide through our sales efforts.

ABOUT YOU

You have at least 2 years of team management experience, with at least 2 years industrial kitchen operations or food manufacturing experience.

You have at least 1 year of cooking experience and experience following recipes using various ingredients.

You have a full understanding of kitchen management, maintenance, cleaning, and code adherence.

You enjoy following and getting ahead of current trends and love trying new things but you understand the necessity for consistency in production standards and offerings.

You are good at coaching, managing and directing individuals and sharing your knowledge. You will commit yourself to get each kitchen staff member to perform at expert-level.

You are very detail-oriented and can provide explicit direction and training to the food production team.

REV 12/2023

You have a clear understanding of the capabilities of your team and can plan production based on their capacity and business needs.

You have a passion for social responsibility in sourcing and are proficient in sourcing raw materials.

You have an unyielding commitment to quality and can sensitively coach up staff when needed.

You are steady under deadline pressure, highly organized with strong time-management skills.

You have basic computer and Microsoft Office skills.

You have your Food Safety Management Certification.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Regularly cook and produce finished food products using commercial and industrial kitchen equipment and machines.

Work with chefs to create or test designs for new or improved product offerings.

Prepare recipes and written instructions for current and new food products, including costing of all new finished products.

Track and manage raw material inventories to ensure supplies are in-house when needed.

Source raw materials and ingredients, including annual cost research to ensure best pricing and quality.

Train all staff members in their respective production roles, including daily management, coaching, and development.

Plan and schedule staff work assignments each week to ensure kitchen production needs are achieved.

Daily quality control inspection of products prior to delivery of orders.

Input daily production orders for shipment and receipt into the Rethreaded inventory system.

Manage, lead, encourage, develop and motivate the entire production team to create an environment of continual improvement and high energy and motivation.

Meet or exceed all production goals to ensure products are in stock in a timely manner to minimize/ eliminate unplanned out-of-stocks.

Meet or exceed all kitchen cleanliness standards and codes at all times. Address issues immediately, including immediately resolving any issues or concerns and training/ coaching staff involved.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Full time

REV 12/2023

Hourly, non-exempt position

Partial benefits

Reports to Culinary Division Director

Preference will be given to applicants that identify as a survivor of human trafficking

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Able to read, hand-write and type in English

Able to hear and understand, and clearly speak English in person and/or over the phone

Able to safely operate industrial kitchen machinery, including ovens, stovetops, cutting equipment, etc.

Able to regularly lift up to 30 lbs and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs

Able to sit or stand for up to 6 hours at a time

Able to drive and has a driver’s license in good standing.

Please send resume and cover letter jobs@rethreaded.com.

Rethreaded is a drug-free workplace. Pre-hire and random drug screens upon employment will be required. Refusal to submit to a drug screen will result in termination or retraction of any employment offer. Employees or applicants may contest a positive drug screen result to the medical review officer within 5 days of the notification of the positive drug screen result.

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