Benihana Kaizen Project Specialist - Full-Time in Aventura, Florida

ID 2018-12690
# of Openings 1
Category Operations
Store # 1
Doing Business As Benihana National Corp.
Business Unit Benihana National Corp.
Position Type Full-Time


Benihana seeks a guest centric,collaborative solution-seeking Kaizen Project Specialistresponsible for researching, analyzing, aligning and support various initiatives.


  • Lead and support in development of growth opportunities and productivity initiatives.

  • Partner with subject matter experts to identify opportunities for Kaizen improvement.

  • Identify and own the field ready process for continuous improvement.

  • Research best practices both internal, external and advises on feasibility and implementation challenges.

  • Assist Senior Director of Kaizen Operations in the preparation and review of Kaizen initiatives.

  • Responsible for piloting, testing and rolling out key productivity initiatives.

  • Responsible for maintaining and tracking projects.

  • Lead and act as mentor for training and enhancement of BOH administration process.

  • Work closely with the Training Department.

  • Actively engage in Cross-Collaboration meeting with other departments.

  • Coordinate and actively participate in team meetings, conference calls, webinar or workshops.

  • Exemplify the desired culture and mission statement of the organization.

  • Ability to create courses and utilize the LMS.

  • Microsoft Suite computer skills required. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Must be able to travel 25% of the time.

  • Other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in organizational development, human resources, business management or training related fields.

  • A combination of work-experience, education and other relevant work experience will be considered as substitute for above education and experience requirements.

  • At least five years of experience in a restaurant setting is preferred.