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Senior Customer Service Account Manager in Schiller Park, IL

Gate Gourmet
Base Salary Yes (amount not posted)
Total Comp: NA
Qualifications Years In Sales
Industry: Food and Beverage
Benefits: yes
Customer Size: all
Car Allowance: no
Sales Cycle: Short
Travel: none
Years Selling in Industry:
They Sell Catering & Food Service Contractors
To Whom Restaurants & Food Service
Location: Schiller Park, IL

The position is responsible for supervising employees to ensure security, safety, food specs, quality assurance of products, sanitation, HACCP and FDA regulations are followed. Responsible for labor and food cost controls as per company specifications.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures quality production standards are maintained for all accounts
  • Maintains Company policies and procedures as well as specification books for airline customers and serve as a knowledgeable resource relative to those policies.
  • Controls food cost and other controllable costs
  • Works with management staff to improve performance of the unit
  • Prepares management reports (ex. attendance, HAACCP and labor) reports as required.
  • Responsible for safety, quality and compliance to customer specifications and regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures specifications, airline diagrams, and other standards are accurate according to the airline specifications.
  • Ensures that all products are coded according to Gate Gourmet procedures.
  • Conducts inventory of Gate Gourmet products and customer materials to ensure proper usage and minimization of waste.
  • Completes required requisitions for the Storeroom to ensure adequate supply is maintained.
  • Responsible for maintaining daily temperature logs and other logs and reports as required.
  • Works with maintenance staff to ensure preventive maintenance of machinery according to schedules, reports maintenance and repair issues in timely manner.
  • Responsible for performance evaluation, coaching, counseling and preparing corrective action for employees and liaises appropriately with HR and other support functions.
  • Manages work flow balancing - - the division of responsibilities amongst employees on each shift
  • Determines when and whether to call employees in to cover staffing needs (ex. sick calls, vacation relief, medical leaves, volume changes, etc.)
  • In conjunction with department leaders determines number of employees needed by shift
  • Ensures compliance with company Wage & Hour policy, including ensuring employees get the rest & meal breaks and ensuring company processes are followed.
  • Trains and monitors employees on proper work procedures to ensure maximum productivity with minimum labor and food expenses.
  • Monitors daily manpower planning and schedules employees.
  • Responsible for employee retention and reducing employee turnover.
  • Responsible for coaching, counseling and preparing corrective actions for employees in compliance with the applicable union/collective bargaining agreement(s).
  • Reviews and ensures employees in chain of command are in correct cost centers and correct job titles.
  • Reviews and ensures union represented employees’ pay rates are correct based on wage scales and seniority.
  • Ensures employees complete all company required training including but not limited to ServSafe
  • Compliance with all company required policies, procedures and processes including but not limited to required training


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Associates degree preferred. Work Experience:
  • 2+ years supervisory experience working in a high volume, manufacturing, food production, and restaurant or catering environment or equivalent experience in the related field preferred

Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

  • Must have strong and effective leadership skills, and the ability to successfully manage a staff of 30+ hourly employees.
  • Current or previous labor relations experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with all levels of employees and have the ability to drive positive program change.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Must have the ability to give negative and positive feedback to employees on a daily basis.
  • Excellent time management skills required. Ability to handle multiple tasks without losing focus on priorities.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and leadership skills required.
  • Must be innovative and have the ability to make changes to the operation as needed to further improve the work environment and unit performance.
  • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.
  • Ability to obtain ServSafe Certification required.
  • ServSafe Certified preferred

Language / Communication Skills:

  • Expresses oneself clearly and effectively when speaking and writing to individuals and groups; listening attentively and insuring communication is understood by all parties involved
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish/Chinese Mandarin/ Vietnamese/Hindi/Polish a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 6 years


  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Schiller Park, IL 60176: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Customer relationship management: 5 years (Required)
  • Customer retention: 5 years (Preferred)
  • SAP: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Food industry: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Airline industry: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Gate Gourmet
Company Size
5001 to 10000 Employees
They Sell
Catering & Food Service Contractors
To Whom
Restaurants & Food Service
$100 to $500 million (USD)

Gate Gourmet is currently hiring for 2 sales positions
Gate Gourmet has openings in: IL, & WA
The average salary at Gate Gourmet is:

2 Yes (amount not posted)

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Gate Gourmet

Gate Gourmet is currently hiring for 2 sales positions
Gate Gourmet has openings in: IL, & WA
The average salary at Gate Gourmet is:

2 Yes (amount not posted)