Food Services

Updated on May 27, 2020

During the Coronavirus epidemic:

We hope this finds you safe and healthy. In accordance with the executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, our physical office is temporarily closed, however, our staff is working remotely.

If you are seeking a position, when possible, it is best to email a resume before leaving a phone message. Employers, please leave us a voice mail message and we will contact you immediately.  Several of our clients are interviewing virtually at this time (via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.). We encourage you to send your resume now if you have not done so yet, so that we can be in touch if we have an employer who may be interested in meeting with you remotely. If we do not have an appropriate opportunity available presently, we will keep your information on file for future reference. We anticipate many new, exciting openings as soon as the COVID-19 crisis diminishes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Take care and stay well!!

Food Services

Does a Monday-Friday schedule sound like it could only be a dream? Let us introduce you to an excellent career option in the Food Service segment which offers many perks, including a schedule with no weekends or evenings! Many of our clients in Business/Dining, Schools and Colleges will consider restaurant management and culinary/ food production professionals.

NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR - JIFFY MIX (Ann Arbor Area)

Join one of the nation's most successful food manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by Chelsea Milling Company to identify a seasoned veteran who can offer strategic insight and expertise to help grow both the retail and foodservice sides of the business. Jiffy Mix is the #1 selling dry baking mix nationwide, and the company recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment.

Chelsea Milling Company has been Making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! The National Sales Director position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on this iconic brand.

BENEFITS

  • Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years
  • A foundation built on honesty and integrity
  • Exceptional salary and health benefits
  • Profit-sharing bonuses
  • Great work/life balance
  • Health and wellness programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immerse in the company's culture of interdependent communication and decision making. Must be able to listen and understand varied points of view in CMC's flat organization structure, where status, power, and authority are de-emphasized
  • Work cross-functionally with administration, accounting, logistics, accounts receivable, customer service, information services, sales, and other stakeholders to achieve goals and solve problems
  • Ensure timely execution of and implementation of action plans
  • Develop, maintain, and utilize a wide network of external data resources, i.e. industry experts, associations, organizations, customers, competitors, & suppliers
  • Assist in development of organizational structure to support the retail and foodservice businesses
  • Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts
  • Work with CMC leaders to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of price models, earned income, and support programs
  • Monitor inventory levels, identify sources of issues related to shortage/excess, investigate corrective action, and ensure effective communication with sales teams and customers
  • Demonstrate strength of character to persevere through obstacles and meet goals
  • Collect high-level and detailed market and competitive intelligence information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 10-15 years' experience in both foodservice and retail sales, preferably selling dry baking mix
  • Must have leadership experience as a National Sales Director or VP of Sales
  • Experience using a CRM system and Trade Fund Management software to manage workflows
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing, developing and closing business in large foodservice and retail accounts
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong planning, organization, and negotiating skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • High energy and strong drive and passion for success
  • This position is based at the company HQ in Chelsea, MI and is not available to remote candidates

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term career with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


FOODSERVICE BUSINESS MANAGER (SALES) - JIFFY FOODSERVICE (Ann Arbor Area)  

Join one of the nation's most successful foodservice manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by the Jiffy Foodservice to identify a star Foodservice Sales Manager to help grow the restaurant / food service division! Jiffy Foodservice recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment, and this is a great opportunity for a foodservice sales veteran to help grow Jiffy's footprint!

Chelsea Milling Company has been Making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! The Foodservice Sales Manager position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on the growth of this newly created division!

BENEFITS

  • Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years
  • A foundation built on honesty and integrity
  • Exceptional salary and health benefits
  • Profit-sharing bonuses
  • Great work/life balance
  • Health and wellness programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts
  • Collaborate with prospects and customers to develop growth strategies for mutual benefit
  • Deliver sales presentations to potential and existing customers
  • Partner with clients to analyze menus and offer solutions to add value
  • Use CRM tool and other computer software to maintain customer base
  • Travel (local and nationwide) up to 60% of the time to meet customers, perform product presentations, attend trade shows, etc.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience
  • 8-10 years prior Foodservice sales experience
  • Experience using a CRM system to manage work flow
  • Strong understanding of foodservice distribution segments
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing and developing Food Service business
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term home with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


BANQUET CAPTAIN - UPSCALE BIRMINGHAM VENUE

$50,000 - $55,000

In search of an experienced event management professional. Ideally applicants will have experience in supervising upscale events. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to further develop their event management experience in a luxury environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Reading Banquet Event Orders
  • Assigning responsibilities to the team
  • Assisting in set up, operation and tear down of events
  • Communicating with event planners and guests in a professional manager
  • Assisting the manager as needed

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, METRO DETROIT, MI AREA

Multi-faceted convention and conference center with extensive banquet facilities seeks dynamic professional.  Will oversee all beverage operations (liquor, beer, wine), cost controls, menu pricing and staff service training.  We are in search of someone who enjoys being involved in high profile events for corporate and social groups.  Requires someone who is extremely organized and great at multitasking.  Excellent salary and benefits.  Detroit suburbs.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


CAFE SUPERVISOR - ANN ARBOR, MI

$36,000 to $38,000 plus benefits

We are seeking a Cafe Supervisor to join our team! You will be responsible for providing customers with a memorable dining experience.

4 day (10 hours) work week, Off Saturday, Sunday Monday!! Oversee evening operations, start at 8:30pm

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel
  • Create and adjust staff schedules to meet restaurant needs
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation regulations

​Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


BUSINESS / DINING FOOD SERVICE AND CHEF MANAGER - METRO DETROIT AREA

  Monday - Friday hours 

  We have several excellent opportunities for chef/managers and food service managers in business/dining, school (K-12) & university, and entertainment venues. Many positions are Monday - Friday, no nights and weekends. Prefer Culinary Degree, previous food production management or restaurant culinary experience. Great benefits and salary.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

  

BANQUET CAPTAIN - HIGH VOLUME EVENT VENUE - BIRMINGHAM, MI

  Confidential search for Hospitality graduate with catering operations experience for busy catering facility that also handles off-premise events. Our client hosts extensive weddings, corporate events, and any other large banquet events. Candidates must have strong experience as a Banquet Captain or Event Manager in a hotel or high-volume catering operation to be considered.

 Will also oversee staff training, event set-up and execution, and ensuring everything goes seamlessly. An excellent compensation package is offered.

 Send resume in a Word format attachment to  kevin@harperjobs.com 




Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

EXPLORE MORE


Home


Social


Team


Contact Us


Career Opportunities



Connect With Us