Benihana seeks a detail oriented and collaborative solution-seeking Facilities Coordinator to join the Development team. The Facilities Coordinator will take from beginning to end ownership of R&M and facilities capital project administration, coordination, asset management tracking and vendor satisfaction reporting, purchase orders, goods receipts and invoice procedures
Assist Director of Facilities and Facilities Managers in the preparation, review and administration of R&M and Facility capital expense projects.
Support Facilities team with new vendor setup process; ensuring all facility vendors join the Company’s Service Channel network.
Catalog facility conditions and information derived from annual facility inspections (i.e. existing conditions, photos, asset warranties, brand material specs).
Monitor and maintain all required facility permits, life safety inspection reports, preventative maintenance agreement to ensure continuous and current compliance with local regulatory agencies.
Manage payment requests; validate invoice accuracy and obtain approval from Director of Facilities to ensure payments are processed in a timely manner and according to contract terms.
Monitor R&M and facility capital expense quotes, work orders and final invoice to ensure the appropriate approvals are received and costs trend at or below budget for each brand.
Generate R&M and facility capital expense reports; analyze and identify outlier facility R&M expenses.
Handle vendor inquiries and work to resolve issues relating to WO’s and invoices, escalating disputes as necessary;
Reconcile vendor invoices/aging reports, invoices and payments. Work closely with vendors and internal business partners to resolve discrepancies.
Ensure all facility capital expenses, specifically asset purchases, have been accurately logged with accounting department by period, asset number, anticipated life and applicable warranty.
Work with the Director of Facilities to develop, publish and maintain facility management reports, companywide facility improvement initiatives and best practices.
Coordinate and actively participate in team meetings or conference calls.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Team oriented and self-starter, familiar with supporting both local and remote team members. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of and application of facility maintenance software, preferably Service Channel. Ability to effectively plan, organize multiple initiatives and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality. Microsoft Suite computer skills required. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or a related field preferred. Minimum of four (4) years experience in restaurant retail construction. Equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Business Acumen - Employs analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; plans and efficiently organizes work, appropriately seeks, manages, integrates and interprets data. Able to prioritize work and make sound decisions using available data. Exercises good judgment and is committed to excellence and operational integrity.
Collaboration & Customer Relationships - Understands the value of diverse talents and perspectives and encourages diversity of thought and ideas. Is always professional when dealing with internal and external customers. Works through differences and finds a productive common ground with others to achieve mutually beneficial results. Has a strong sense of customer service.
Functional Expertise - Achieves success through a comprehensive knowledge of industry and business as it relates to position. Applies creative solutions resulting in internal and external customer satisfaction. Demonstrates initiative and is accountable for own actions and decisions.
Communication Skills - Has good verbal and written skills; is effective when communicating with peers and superiors as well as with customers and others outside the company. Expresses opinions and ideas concisely. Encourages two-way communication.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is generally sedentary in nature, exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including human body. Walking and standing but may be required, up to 15% of the time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
From our beginnings as a family business with one restaurant in New York to our recognition today as a cultural icon with 77 restaurants in the United States, Caribbean, and Central and South America, Benihana’s success continues to be a result of our relationships with our guests, investors and employees. The links below offer a broad view... of Benihana’s past, present and future.
Creating Great Guest Memories!!
• Corporate headquarters located in Aventura, Florida
• President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Baldwin
• More than 7,400 employees
• Company owns 67 teppanyaki, 6 Haru restaurants and 25 RA Sushi restaurants
• Largest operator of teppanyaki restaurants in the United States
• 10 franchises
• 1964: First Benihana restaurant opens in New York City
• 1983: Initial public offering
• 1983-1997: Expanded from 11 restaurants to 47
• 1995: Completed acquisition of 17 teppanyaki-style restaurants
• 1997: Completed acquisition of Kyoto and Samurai restaurants
• 1999: Completed acquisition of Haru Sushi restaurants
• 2002: Acquisition of RA Sushi restaurants
• 2007: Opened 100th restaurant owned or franchised by Benihana National Corp.
• 2012: Acquired by Angelo Gordon and Co. to become a privately held company
• 2014: Celebrated 50th Anniversary
For further information, please contact Benihana’s Public Relations department.
What is Benihana?
Benihana is the leading Japanese-inspired restaurant chain in the United States. Our restaurants are a place to meet new friends, celebrate special occasions or just enjoy an entertaining meal. Our highly skilled teppanyaki chefs slice and dice your meal, providing entertainment as you enjoy traditional Japanese cooking using American favorites like steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables. Benihana pioneered the communal dining concept in the early 1960’s where up to eight people are seated around a steel hibachi grill waiting anxiously for their personal show to begin.
Who owns Benihana?
Benihana Inc. was acquired by Angelo Gordon and Co. in 2012. Angelo Gordon and Co. is a privately-held registered investment advisory dedicated to alternative investing.
What is Benihana’s Corporate Vision?
Growth, growth, growth. Benihana has increased its number of restaurants from 20 to 97 since 1995. The acquisition of 17 restaurants from Benihana of Tokyo in 1995, and nine units from Rudy’s Restaurant Group chain in 1997, and acquisition of the HARU (1999) and RA Sushi (2002) brands represents the largest increase in number of restaurants.
Who is Benihana’s CEO?
Thomas Baldwin, Benihana’s President and Chief Executive Officer, joined the company in 2016.
How many locations does Benihana have?
Benihana owns 67 teppanyaki restaurants and franchises 10 more in the United States, Caribbean and Central and South America. Additionally, there are 25 RA Sushi restaurants and 6 Haru restaurants in the United States.
Where is Benihana headquartered?
Benihana has been based in South Florida since 1980. Its corporate address is 21500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 900, Aventura, Florida 33180.
When was Benihana founded?
In 1964, Japanese-born Rocky H. Aoki opened the first Benihana restaurant on Manhattan’s West Side at 61 West 56th St. That restaurant soon became famous for its theatrical chefs and traditional Japanese architecture. The interior structure of the restaurant was a 150-year-old Japanese barn that Rocky’s father found in the countryside of Japan.