“We’re looking for a director with passion for food and the ambition to help the world’s leading companies and organizations inspire their employees and clients by creating culinary experiences” Download job description (English)
Yarzin Sella is focused on fast-growing and multinational tech companies and provides end-to-end culinary solutions for corporations ranging from micro-kitchens to in-house restaurants and events. Originally based in Israël, Yarzin Sella is currently expanding throughout Europe as well. To build, guide and oversee the daily business in Europe, Yarzin Sella has created a new role for a Food Service Director. In order to carry out the vision of Yarzin Sella the Food Service Director will need to meet the very high standards and qualities they have in mind for their clients.
In the upcoming years, Yarzin Sella expects the business in Europe will expand even more. For example; Yarzin Sella is currently involved in building Apple’s new campus which will be the biggest in Europe. For you as the new Food Service Director the focus will be to keep up with the fast growing clients and think ahead to what the next steps will be. In the meantime, you’ll make sure the operations are running smoothly and meet Yarzin Sella’s vision. Yarzin Sella is searching for a long term director whose position and duties will grow immensely following the initial two years in the position.
Together with your (new) clients you’ll design their culinary identity and provide superior experience in an innovative atmosphere. In order to do so, you’ll have to be welll informed on the recent market developments in the area of employee satisfaction, health and culinary experience. Of course, you will not be alone in this. You’ll report to the COO and the CEO and work closely with your colleagues in Israël. You’ll have a very strong and independent team in Europe and together with them you’ll manage and oversee all the locations in Berlin, Paris and London. The operations will be managed by local managers and chefs who are based at their client’s location and they will report to you. Right now, there are six locations in Europe but this will grow in the future.
Taken en verantwoordelijkheden
- Business development and recruiting new clients
- Establish standards for personnel performance and customer service
- Monitoring the quality of the product and service provided
- Keeping to budgets and maintaining financial and administrative records
- Ensuring that health and safety regulations are strictly observed, recorded and archived
- Traveling between the different clients in different countries
Wie ben jij?
You are service-oriented and have a passion for everything that has to do with food. You believe hard work is the key to success and you can’t do it on your own. One of your great strengths is the ability to work in a team and to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. As an experienced high-level manager you inspire and motivate others. You bring balance, as well as, structure, and you know what is required in order to take the next steps to bring the company in Europe to an even greater level of success. Because of your creativity, you easily come up with solutions. You have the ability to think quickly and bring solutions based on your experience within the field to client and customer services.
- You have a Bachelors degree in hotel management or comparable education
- Proven experience in a fast moving multi-national environment, preferably gained at a high end catering company
- 5 – 10 years’ experience in a management role in a similar environment
- Knowledge of food, food hygiene, including hazard analysis and critical control points
- You have contacts in the European food service industry
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational and time-management skills
- Good business and commercial acumen
- Flexible work attitude and stress resistant
Yarzin Sella was established in 1988 and is privately owned by its co-founders. Nowadays, Yarzin Sella is considered as one of Israel’s leading culinary groups with 23 restaurants. The company provides dining services for leading corporations such as Google, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook and more. The company is owned by three partners, and staffed by 1,600 qualified professionals, who have been working closely for over 25 years together. While most of the companies who provide corporate dining services offer catering-like quality, Yarzin Sella offers a high-end restaurant-like service. As a result of the long-term experience in the restaurant field, Yarzin Sella has the ability to provide employees with a high-end culinary experience that creates the perfect atmosphere to communicate and bond.
You’ll become part of a fast growing, dynamic, family company with 100+ years of combined management and culinary expertise and with a track record of creating and executing innovative business ventures. The strong company culture can be described as strong. People working for Yarzin Sella are ambitious, passionate and hard workers. They are actively involved with each other and helpful to create the best possible service for the clients. The new Food Service Director will preferably be based in Paris. Together we’ll determine the start-date, but preferably as soon as possible. You will travel in Europe and to Tel Aviv, all travel expenses are covered. The salary is maximum € 8.000 gross per month (depending on your experience and industry) and you will receive an extra 13th month.
Informatie en sollicitatie
For more information about the vacant position you can contact Nienke Vriesema and Romy de Roo from Hospitality Group (+31 33 – 462 55 56). You can apply underneath the relevant vacancy and upload your CV and motivational cover letter. All responses are handled confidentially and are not to be submitted to our clients without prior consent of the candidates. The procedure consists of several interviews and an assessment of capacities.