Kitopi stands for Kitchen Operation Innovation. We are one of the world s fastest growing venture-backed food tech startups. Our managed cloud kitchen network enables food brands to expand their delivery reach without needing to expand their kitchens Kitopi provides necessary infrastructure and software with minimal capital and time expenditure. Kitopi currently runs kitchen networks in New York, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with more than 1200 members of staff. On a mission to continue disrupting, we are in immediate demand for an entrepreneurial focused, dynamic and energetic Central Operations Manager to be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Central Operations Manager plays a huge role in all aspects of our operational success. As the Head of Central Operations, you ll help Kitopi run smoothly while complying with international health and safety standards. ISO standards and HAACP are your bible, and an efficient kitchen is the religion. This role is built on making sure that Kitopi kitchen is up to facist-friendly speed additionally, you re in charge of supplier relationships, working closely with the Kitopi Purchasing Manager. All our recipes rely heavily on quality ingredients. As the Head of Central Operations, you ll make sure our supply chain is constantly up to snuff, and that everything we send out satisfies food and safety standards, as well as consumer tastebuds.
You hustle hard and understand the entrepreneurial landscape.
You re freakishly organized is it even a closet if it s not color-coded?
High stamina you don t fold under pressure. In fact, you thrive in fast-paced environments.
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A problem-solver you have an analytical mind and can navigate obstacles on the fly in a thoughtful, logical way.
Detail oriented your Google calendar can be crammed, but it s organized, totally manageable and you don t miss a beat.
A charmer you can easily identify and network with suppliers in any city.
A jack of all trades you re familiar with biz dev, operations, customer support, and you re excited to flex each of these muscles.
Not your average foodie you are ready to live, eat and breathe Kitopi, spreading the love to everyone you encounter.
You ve got integrity you're running the show on a launch and we need trust that you've got the best interests of the company in mind. You'll have a lot of responsibility, so you've got to step up to the plate.
.7 years of relevant experience in operations management - massive food production.
HACCP and ISO training major plus.
Supply chain and food safety certifications/experience you definitely know your stuff.
Strong people management skills and experience leading large teams. You can set the tone for your team and drive towards results, while being empathetic to your teams challenges.
Take creative, solution-oriented approaches, with an eye towards achieving results.
Strong interpersonal skills ability to build and manage strong relationships with their team, cross-functional colleagues, and external partners.
An entrepreneurial DNA you re like the lost and found for great opportunities.
People person an eye for great talent and the ability to unlock the potential of high performing teams.
Exceptional communication and organizational skills able to speak and listen effectively; great written, verbal, and presentation skills.
You did the college thing you have a bachelor s degree, preferably in culinary arts.
Lead by example able to motivate, inspire, and create an inclusive and positive work environment for all.