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Manager, Production Kitchen

Universal Orlando

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 9, 2022.

ResponsibilitiesSummaryThe Production Kitchen Manager is responsible for leading and driving the daily operations and food safety expectations including directing and managing the Production Kitchen, Bakery and VIP.

The Manager, Production Kitchen is responsible for ensuring that the food served always meets or exceeds standards of excellence .

This position is responsible for setting the expectations for all Production Kitchen, Bakery and VIP team members to maximize productivity.

This individual must be able to work effectively with limited supervision and demonstrate leadership in order to motivate others.Essential Functions* Lead team in executing operational deliverables of production to the field* Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding food quality, safety, labor and employment* Consistently achieve operational excellence* Partner with Human Resources to train and develop restaurant leaders at every level* Develop and retain exceptional talent* Maintain or exceed weekly budgeted variable operation profit by controlling cost of goods & variable labor* Promote company’s mission and values* Ensure company policy and brand standards are followed* Adapt to the Universal culture and support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values.* Prepare and present hourly team member performance evaluations* Complete all tasks assigned by Culinary Leadership on timeResponsibilities include:* Order supplies, food and ingredients based on rapidly shifting demand* Hire and train kitchen staff in specific stations, and cross-train as necessary* Create schedules for kitchen staff to ensure there are always enough workers to meet the demand* Maintain inventory levels and conduct full inventories* Schedule and oversee necessary maintenance and repairs on kitchen appliances* Maintain a clean workspace and all times* Work at a fast and efficient pace* Ability to read and follow recipes as well as follow up with prep and line cooks food preparation* Has a thorough knowledge of food cost, labor cost and inventory functions* Chemical safety comprehension* Analyze financial reports to quickly identify and address trends and issues in area performance, including cost of goods, variable labor and profitabilityQualifications/Requirements* Bachelor’s degree in Business, Hospitality Management or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.* Minimum of 5 years of management experience in high quality chain or independent restaurant group* Successful financial management skills* Thorough working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and POS systems* Flexibility and ability to work rotating schedules, holidays, weekends and nightsDesired Characteristics* Proven track record and experience in the development and implementation of strong training programs and tools developed to reduce employee attrition and create internal culture of development for staff.* Excellent management skills in leading a diverse team and working under tight and fast track deadlines.* Works independently with a sense of urgency and ability to prioritize critical business needs as they arise* Strong P&L experience, command of budgeting and costs controls* Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills.* Ability to effectively communicate across all lines of business, and with all levels of management.* Strong organizational, planning, delegation, mentoring and coaching skills.* Experience working in a Union environment.* A strong passion for delivering the highest quality of guest service.About UsEach day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world.

We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows.

USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to movie lovers to family fun for all ages.

Our Team Members are passionate individuals who create memorable moments whether it’s on the studio lot, or in our conference rooms, theaters, or kitchens.

We believe in the talent of our team members.

It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives our business to succeed in everything we do across the park.

We believe in a culture of family and fun, here you can make a difference and build your career!NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.Here you can be your authentic self.

As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone.

We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard.

We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.NoticesNBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.