Assistant Director Executive Chef, Procurement at Goodwill Industries of SE WIS in Great Lakes, Illinois

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Assistant Director - Executive Chef, Procurement implements strategy for Food Service, Menu Building, Special Events, and Galley Inventory System.


Implements strategy for Food Service, Menu Building, Special Events, and Galley Inventory System. Oversees and directs staff in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures and programs. Maintains operating budget and manages expenses. Communicates budgetary performance. Typically works on projects and initiatives that span 1-2 years and focuses on the creation of systems. Responsible for the overall training and execution of any culinary related activities and competition.


1. Ensure the overall management and day-to-day operations follow the applicable contract in force.

2. Responsible for financial accountability of consumable supplies, food and labor costs within the operation.

3. Ensure galley manager, supervisors and staffs meet all requirements including but not limited to Goodwill policies and Goodwill Great Lakes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and government contract.

4. Lead the annual CNIC initiative, as well as all other culinary competitive events, in all facets of programming as well as the training and development of the Great Lakes team which consists primarily of direct labor employees.

5. Coordinate with Nutritional team to ensure compliance with healthy choice initiatives.

6. Manage and maintain the Galley Inventory system through continual data administration with the procurement team in all areas of procurement. Devise strategies for improvement of data input integrity with the management team in all areas of the galley inventory.

7. Partnering with the procurement team, analyze and develop galley inventory reporting requirements to provide Goodwill Great Lakes leadership with food cost analysis, validity, variance, trend analysis, and menu/recipe construction within the inventory system.

8. Coordinate with Goodwill Great Lakes Finance team regarding issues that may arise from the 10-day inventory process, providing feedback to the galley management team on areas of improvement.

9. Coordinate with the Marketing/Special Events manager and Galley 535 Assistant Director to ensure special event menu inventory items are available with the Ordering Coordinator.

10. Responsible for partnering with Process Review to develop training programs for the Special Events staff in the preparation and presentation of special menu requirements such as scratch cooking and special meal itineraries and processes, and the overall continued development of the entire cook staff on base.

11. Serve as the Point of Contact/resource for key food service operational data and analysis.

12. Coordinate with our Navy Customer on receiving Navy 5050 correspondence for special guests onboard RTC and notify the RTC Galley management team on events that impact their galley facility.

13. Leading and Developing Talent: Manages departmental structure, development and training of staff. Actively networks and sources for positions within the team.

14. Project and Change Management: Plans and manages projects and improvement initiatives of moderate to high complexity related to departmental function. Manages change with direct reports (if applicable) and participates in the leadership coalition that supports the change.

15. Community Engagement: Champions and engages with community relations efforts, links outcomes to employee engagement.

16. Responsible for completing other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


1. Associates Degree and a minimum 5 years' experience.

2. Certified Executive Chef (CEC) Certification must be obtained within 24 months of hire.

3. Valid driver's license required.

4. Thorough knowledge of large food service operations in the areas of procurement, galley inventory and overall customer requirements.

5. Proficiency in writing with explicit attention to detail (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.).

6. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and the galley inventory software system.


1. Business Insight: Shares knowledge, keeps others informed of industry developments and provides education on business fundamentals. Applies insights and industry trends to drive critical initiatives. Helps others understand their contributions to the success of the broader organization.

2. Courage: Demonstrates the ability to deliver a difficult message and say "no" when necessary. Confronts tough organizational issues and coaches people on how to appropriately advocate in the face of adversity.


1. Customer Focus: Gathers customer satisfaction input and aligns business processes to work with those of the customer. Holds others accountable for meeting customer needs and addresses gaps in meeting emerging customer needs.

2. Values Differences: Creates an environment where differences are openly shared, embraced and incorporated into the team's activities. Encourages others to be open to, seek and learn from diverse perspectives. Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural norms and expectations and helps other understand the value diversity brings to the business.

3. Communicates Effectively: Practices active and attentive listening and encourages candida and open communication among groups. Breaks down communication barriers and adjusts content and communication style to reach the audience and a diverse set of stakeholders.

4. Situational Adaptability: Sets an example of adaptability, adapting and shifting priorities in response to clients, constituents, or the organization. Helps teams adapt to new situations and shift approach or stay the course in the face of changing demands.

5. Drives Results: Fosters a sense of urgency within the team for reaching goals and meeting deadlines. Drives a record of success leading other to persist in achieving results despite setbacks or obstacles.

6. Ensures Accountability: Holds self and team accountable for outcomes and accepts responsibility for successes and failures of own work and the team's work. Creates feedback loops within processes; monitors metrics and milestones to chart progress against expectations and accountabilities.


Job requires the following: remain stationary for sustained periods of time; ability to move about to accomplish tasks; must be able to operate a computer or similar technology, which typically involves substantial motions of wrist, hands and/or fingers; visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing data, operating equipment or review thoroughness of work; ability to communicate with others and exchange information. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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