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Executive Chef

Posting Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

We are searching for an Executive Chef who will be responsible for ensuring high quality food standards at all Worlds of Fun food facilities. This position focuses on keeping food costs at a profitable level while maintaining the highest levels of quality, service, and consistency. Our Executive Chef is responsible for expanding food production, ensuring cleanliness, and increasing productivity and efficiency in all food units and production areas. Our Executive Chef also develops new menu items and identifies future food concepts.

The essential duties this individual will perform include:

  • Ensures that food cost goals and standards are met and maintained for all food and beverage locations. Creates annual department operating budgets and analyses making adjustments as needed to maximize achievement of profit and food cost-control goals to ensure actual expenses stay within budget.
  • Oversees all culinary daily operations procedures, while ensuring all company standards and practices are being maintained. Ensures distribution of daily operational duties and all culinary schedules are balanced and maintained based on business needs.
  • Hires, develops, leads, and provides training and regular feedback to all kitchen staff to maintain a consistently higher standard of food quality. Ensures all guest service standards and practices are being met according to Worlds of Fun standards.
  • Develops and manages weekly audits of safety, health and sanitation programs. Implements established safety, security, and loss prevention policies and procedures to ensure safety of guests and employees. Manages compliance with all local, state and federal laws.
  • Identifies, develops and implements new menu concepts related to seasonal service needs, while setting per cap revenue goals as reflected by performance.
  • Implements new or improved quality control standards for foods by location and performs quarterly inspections to ensure compliance. Reviews department policies and procedures on an on-going basis, making specific recommendations to improve service and efficiency.
  • Communicates division status to Director on an on-going basis, including operational issues, employee concerns, guest complaints, special requests, losses, and provides any other relevant or appropriate reports to ensure maximum quality and operational needs are met.
  • Ensures the availability of all needed materials and equipment to maintain smooth and efficient operations.
  • Manages employee performance issues, addresses disciplinary situations, and provides significant input into promotion, demotion, and termination decisions. Conducts performance appraisals on an annual basis with each direct report.
  • Enforces and adheres to all Cedar Fair policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.

For consideration, candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts with a certificate of completion in a related apprentice program or equivalent.
  • Ten or more years’ professional experience in the culinary arts.
  • Knowledge of all Kansas City, Missouri Health and Safety Codes/Regulations and the ability to acquire and maintain a Kansas City, Missouri Health Department Food Handler's Permit.
  • ServeSafe Certification is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid liquor license.
  • Knowledge of food preparation, service and quality; menu development; and labor and food cost controls. Must possess excellent management skills and the ability to train and interact with service staff.
  • Understanding of federal, state and local labor laws.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of related accounting procedures, profit/loss statements, general ledger, and point of sales systems.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing continuous process improvement with the ability to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.
  • Must possess a valid driver license.

For consideration, qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and salary history to Human Resources at wofhr@worldsoffun.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Director - Finance

Posting Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

Job Summary: 

Directs and develops financial and control activities in a manner designed to protect the assets of the park, meet reporting requirements, and provide timely and meaningful reporting evaluation of the park operation.  Provides leadership and guidance to all associates to ensure all fiduciary responsibilities are met.  Directs the organization's information system planning and activity as well as cash control operations.  Works in partnership with park General Manager to maximize park financial and operational results.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Prepares documents reporting the park's financial results on a weekly, monthly and annual basis per Cedar Fair guidelines and schedules/deadlines. Verifies that park's revenue is imported from DORS to the JD Edwards financial system on a daily basis. Reviews and reconciles income and expense entries for accuracy and to ensure integrity in our financial reporting.
  • Reviews, reconciles, and analyzes balance sheets, income statements, revenue and attendance accounts, expenses, deferred revenue sales, general ledger information, cash deposits, accounts receivable and other financial information. Researches any significant variances and takes corrective action as appropriate. Prepares written analyses as directed by Vice President & General Manager and/or Cedar Fair leadership.
  • Verifies that any deposit prepared the previous day was forwarded to the appropriate depository bank. Reconciles such deposits each day by verifying that the documentation and deposit slips provided by Cash Control are reconciled to the general ledger.
  • Reviews the park's depository account each day. Completes an ACH request form with the appropriate information about funds available for transfer and emails the request with authorized signatures to Corporate Treasury. Records the transfer of funds from the company’s depository accounts into the commercial account. Reconciles the depository account to the bank statement and to park's financial reports each month.
  • Directs and coordinates park's annual budgeting process and prepares an analysis of such budget for review by Worlds of Fun Vice President & General Manager and Cedar Fair leadership.
  • Reviews and approves the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the secure and accurate accounting of all cash and cash-like items.
  • Manages and creates monthly capital status reports.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 year College or University) in Accounting
  • 5 – 7 years related experience in an Accounting or Finance leadership role
  • Must be able to communicate well with members of park management to inform them of financial information and direct them in the accurate use of financial programs. Strong communication skills are a necessity.
  • Must be able to direct full-time and seasonal staff in financial procedures as well as instruct and delegate financial and operational tasks.
  • Experience with and ability to use all Microsoft Office applications. In-depth familiarity with Microsoft Excel including the ability to create and work with complex spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.

Worlds of Fun offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For immediate consideration, please submit your resume with salary requirements by March 31, 2017 to robert.herschede@worldsoffun.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Sales Representative - Youth Sales

Posting Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Worlds of Fun Sales Director, our Youth Sales Representative is responsible for developing, managing, and increasing sales within the park’s youth business segment. This position is expected to meet or exceed specific attendance and revenue goals as prescribed by the Corporate Sales Incentive Plan by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at the customers’ and potential customers’ places of business, at trade and association shows, and through prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Remaining work time is devoted to furthering individual sales efforts through exceptional customer service and follow-through.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, manages, and sells to new and existing accounts within the youth business segment through in-person sales and service calls as well as through telephone and web outreach for remotely based clients and prospects.
  • Manages territory/segment by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at customers’ or potential customers’ places of business and prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.
  • Performs other work that furthers individual outside sales efforts. For example, prospecting for new account opportunities through networking with member associations events and contacts; collaboration with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales, and Cedar Fair sales counterparts; follow-up communication via telephone and written materials; planning and preparing for outside sales calls; preparing and analyzing sales reports; preparing proposals and other individual marketing and sales materials; providing tours of event and park facilities; and, ensuring full account support to all clients with regard to marketing and on site coordination of events and activities.
  • Recommends new or different programs to meet the needs of each client including new catering options, ticket programs, or other revenue streams to meet the wishes of the client. Works with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales to develop programs for Worlds of Fun that are in alignment with corporate youth business direction.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and the knowledge that is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor degree in sales, marketing or a related field.
  • One or more years of related experience in the theme park, hospitality, or travel industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent environment with minimum supervision and deliver against set goals.
  • Strong time and project management skills and experience.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; experience creating and delivering public presentations; superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Proficient in basic business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and comfortable with learning new software and CRM applications.

Qualified applicants should send their resume, a letter of application and their salary history to Human Resources at wofhr@worldsoffun.com with "Youth Sales" in the Subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Manager - Security

Posting Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

Job Summary: 

The Worlds of Fun Security Manager manages and coordinates all activities that relate to the physical security and protection of the assets of the company, employees and guests. This associate ensures the safe operation of the company’s parking lots and the provision of guest service by all Security Department Patrol employees.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and, upon Director's approval, oversees the implementation of a plan for the park's security patrol program that will ensure employee and guest safety as well as their compliance with all federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Coordinates and participates in the recruiting, interviewing and selection of employees for the park's Security Patrol Department through on-site interviewing and through off-site school visits and job fairs. Manages the development, preparation and implementation of effective training programs for these staff members to ensure highest levels of safety, service, courtesy, cleanliness and integrity. Oversees the scheduling and supervision of these employees. Coaches, counsels and, when necessary, disciplines employees.
  • Manages the enforcement of all federal, state and city laws and ordinances on company property. Physically participates in the apprehension of individuals suspected of infractions and takes appropriate action including detention, ejection from park property, etc. Responds to calls involving guest or employee illnesses and accidents; investigates and assists in providing emergency medical treatment as directed by park Safety employees. Completes reports on all incidents.
  • Acts as liaison between the Security Department, other park departments, and outside law enforcement and emergency services agencies to ensure an open line of communication and the appropriate levels of support and response during special events or emergency situations.
  • Develops the Security Patrol Department expense and labor budgets; ensures compliance by monitoring department expenses and seasonal labor levels and takes corrective action when appropriate.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and the knowledge that is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in corporate security or law enforcement management.
  • The ability to be commissioned through the KCPD Board of Police Commissioners as an Armed Uniformed Patrol Agent and to maintain such commission.
  • A thorough knowledge of law enforcement methods and of all pertinent federal, state and city laws and ordinances.
  • The ability to run, tolerate oleoresin capsicum spray and subdue a violent person by manipulation of pressure points and pain compliance techniques.
  • Must provide, maintain and qualify annually on own registered firearm.
  • Must provide own body armor (vest) and wear such vest at all times when carrying a firearm on company property.
  • The ability to lift and carry a 200-pound person 50 feet.
  • The ability to climb to and work at a height of 310 feet in the event of a ride shutdown or emergency.

For consideration, qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and salary history to Worlds of Fun Human Resources at wofhr@worldsoffun.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.