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Labor Analyst

Company: El Pollo Loco, Inc.
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

DescriptionFor over 35 years El Pollo Loco continues to dominate the market in delivering the best citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken in a quick-service restaurant chain. It's our unique preparation of award-winning "pollo" and use of fresh, authentic ingredients that creates a deliciously, mouthwatering "crazy you can taste" experience. From our products to our people, we're truly amazing!
If you crave growth, fun and success and want to taste the rewards of working with our Operations team ensuring our key objectives are achieved, then we have an excellent opportunity for you. It's all at your fingertips!
Position Purpose:Develops, interprets, and implements financial and analytical concepts for labor planning and control. Identifies areas of opportunity and labor optimization for workforce management decisions within various departments. Engages cross-functionally with other departments (e.g., Operations, Training and Finance) to provide labor analysis, support and recommendations for maximizing efficiencies. Ensures consistent and effective implementation of labor standards across company owned restaurants.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides labor maintenance support in areas related to the development of standards for new menu items and new procedures. Conducts time and motion studies on new menu items and procedures. Analyzes data, comparing to existing labor standards, and adjusts labor standards accordingly.
  • Utilizes budgeting tools to create annual budgets for restaurants and assesses impact to labor guidelines. Provides insight and suggestions for process improvement to improve restaurant labor management and controls.
  • Supports equipment and systems innovation related to throughput improvement, operating complexity, and equipment and operational cost reduction initiatives. Uses human factors and cognitive engineering education to develop improved workstations and easier-to-use equipment.
  • Performs routine analysis of all kitchen processes including food waste, capacity, throughput, and solution implementation looking for ways to reduce complexity, improve workstation design, eliminate wasted motion and minimize bottlenecks.
  • Creates and assigns labor tables for new restaurants, performs system tests prior to opening, and follows up after restaurant openings to ensure standards are met.
  • Provides support to field leaders troubleshooting labor systems. Assists with updating weekly transactions forecast. Assigns and manages above guideline hours and exceptions for all stores.
  • Creates labor schedules, labor reports, deployment charts and trains field managers as needed.
  • Assist cross functional teams to maximize the results of all assigned projects by utilizing engineering and analytical skills to contribute effectively to the project team. Manages labor guideline updates and labor budgeting. Manages process to link new menu items with labor standards in the labor system. Updates labor tables and loads labor standards for budgetary purposes. Recommends staffing levels based on projected demand. Supports annual budget process by loading labor requirements and sales projections by location into the labor budgeting tool. Validates individual restaurant labor budget data for accuracy, requests updates and additional data if needed.
  • Ensures timely and accurate builds a new labor system with newly updated standards while ensuring labor budget is met.Interacts professionally and ethically, constructively participating as a collaborative team member or leader in pursuit of common goals.

    Qualifications - Education, Experience, License/Certifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required. Education and/or Experience:Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field is required. Minimum of 3 years as a Labor Analyst in a medium to large organization. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of required education. Knowledge on data extraction, organization and reporting is the primary skill-set required for this position along with ability to perform these procedures efficiently and present results of the work. Work experience in the QSR industry is highly preferred.

Keywords: El Pollo Loco, Inc., Costa Mesa , Labor Analyst, Professions , Costa Mesa, California

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