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NANA Regional Corporation Executive Chef, Healthcare Food Service - San Carlos Apache Healthcare (Peridot, AZ) in San Carlos, Arizona

Executive Chef, Healthcare Food Service - San Carlos Apache Healthcare (Peridot, AZ)


About NMS

Built on a culture of safety and integrity, NMS delivers award-winning, integrated support services to a variety of clients in food service, facilities management, camp services, security and hotel management in Alaska and the continental U.S. We are proud to serve not only our original oilfield clients, but also clients from federal, state and local governments, corporate facilities, healthcare institutions, schools and universities, manufacturing centers, and the transportation and telecommunications industry. Our clients have peace of mind knowing we are committed to delivering best-in-class service, and we bring creativity, technology and experience to every project. Our mission is to provide management and support services at a level of quality, value, safety and expertise beyond our clients’ expectations. At NMS, we expect our employees to fulfill that mission in every aspect of their work.


This Operations position fills open manager positions in various units. The Bench Operations Manager assists units within his/her area achieve success in finances, account retention, satisfaction, employee training and development. Also ensures that NMS standards, policies and procedures are upheld while building and maintaining healthy, effective relationships with clients, customers and employees. Extensive travel may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists units in maintaining a stead focus on the qualify of the food being served and the services provided by NMS.

  • Will work with GM on planning, management, and execution of food service operations for a variety of unit types.

  • Assists team in opening new contracts.

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the company’s audit and survey processes and ensure that all units in the area consistently use and support these processes.

  • Monitor and support the use of all NMS management systems and corporate programs including: Culinary Training, Labor Optimization, Procurement Initiatives, HAACP, Affirmative Action, Total Account Management and Division Marketing Initiatives.

  • Ensure that units comply with all applicable regulations. These include, but are not limited to, regulations covering safety, sanitation, licenses, fees and permits.

  • Continually seek opportunities to enhance NMS business by using knowledge of food and current dining trends.

  • Regularly use the NMS infrastructure as a resource and refer others to it.

  • Consistently meet financial goals specified in those budgets.

  • Analyze financial and statistical data and utilize this information to implement corrective action.

  • Maintain familiarity with the NMS information systems and technologies and support their use.

  • Comply with the company’s audit requirements and processes.

  • Be knowledgeable about and ensure compliance with the NMS employment policies.

  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels and manage turnover.

  • Monitor unit compliance with various kinds of legal requirements, including ADA, EEOC, FMLA, OSHA, and Wage and Hour.

  • Develop managers by actively utilizing the NMS evaluation and development tools to give honest feedback to direct reports. Encourage, promote and facilitate the use of training programs, both formal and informal.

  • Manage succession planning with the needs of the division in mind.

  • Solicit new business both at the NMS current accounts and among other institutions.

  • Maintain an up-to-date familiarity with NMS competitors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership and Communication

  • Champion the culture of NMS. Always strive to understand, support and promote the NMS mission, values and management philosophy.

  • Help build and secure the NMS brand and image. Always represent the company in a professional, positive, manner.

  • Support new account openings by sharing both resources and talent.

  • Assist with region and division project teams when requested.

  • Assist with training, both development and delivery, when needed.

  • Become an active participant in the life of the community, this helping NMS to establish and maintain a good name.

  • Note: the above performance expectations are to be used only as a guide to exemplify basic job duties for the above position. These are not be construed as all-inclusive. Responsibilities may be added or deleted, as dictated by business necessity.

  • This position is responsible for the supervision of staff.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a High School Diploma of GED equivalent.

  • Five (5) years of experience as a Manager, Operations Manager or Chef Manager of a food service unit or commercial kitchen. Healthcare reference preferred.

  • A valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under the NMS vehicle insurance policy.

  • Computer literacy including competence in Microsoft application and web-based application.

  • Working knowledge of general accounting principles.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal forms.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.

  • This work location requires COVID-19 vaccination.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Services Technology/Management or related field’ or A.A.

  • Previous contract management experience.

  • Candidate must have extensive food service management, knowledge and experience.

  • ServSafe Certification.


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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: The Company complies with all applicable federal, state, local and contract regulations and requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, compliance with any or all of the following that may be in effect: COVID-19 vaccination and/or weekly testing requirements, contract requirements, OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, CMS rule, and Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Should any of these requirements or regulations be in effect at time of hire, you will be required to provide your COVID-19 vaccine status, and acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing, depending on the regulation and/or policy applicable to your work location. \

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  • Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoors/Outdoor (occasional exposure to moderate weather)

Noise level: Moderate

Description of environment: This is in an industrial kitchen located in a healthcare setting.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.

Travel: Employee may travel up to 70% to various locations within the U.S. and/or remote locations and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs. Travel is coordinated by NMS.


NMS Core Values

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Required Language

Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

It is NMS policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.

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Job: Food Preparation & Service

Company: NMS

Primary Location: US-AZ-San Carlos

Shift: Variable

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Feb 7, 2022, 8:59:00 AM

Req ID: SAN00178