Operations Specialist - Corporate Cafés

Second Cup - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Director of Operations, this role is responsible to ensure exceptional guest service delivery and efficiency in alignment with organizational service and compliance goals. Elevate the in-café customer experience and implement and enforce café standards while managing cost control.

Key Responsibilities:

Product Preparation & Knowledge

  • Making drinks, including blender and espresso-based beverages
  • Providing product information to Baristas and Managers
  • Equipment maintenance and calibration (espresso machine, grinders, syrup dispensers)

Providing product information to guests


  • Responsible for instore training Managers and Baristas
  • Follow up on E-learning completion at all corporate cafés
  • Espresso Bar – Latte Art, Equipment Maintenance, station organization.
  • Set up and train new corporate café teams including managers.
  • Ensure all systems are in place including administrative and financial requirements
  • Support Coffee College Training as required

Cleaning and Organizing

  • Ensure cafés clean and café walk is used
  • Work with managers on ordering set par levels and monitor bakery orders

Experience Delivery

  • Model consistent, individualized guest experience
  • Act in a friendly, approachable manner
  • Demonstrating passion and confidence for Second Cup brand

Sales Building

  • Develop Local Café Marketing Plans for GTA corporate cafés


  • Support cafés during vacation or times of need to include managing cafés until new managers hired and trained.

Working Conditions

  • Standing for extended period-of-time
  • Some lifting required (between 5 lbs. to 25 lbs.)
  • Exposure to noise (blenders, espresso machine), heat (steam from espresso machine
  • Assist Director of Operations where needed
  • Ability to travel to different locations not limited to Ontario


  • Ability to manage workload independently
  • Ability to manage multiple situations simultaneously
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed knowledge of customer service techniques
  • Well-developed knowledge of sales and promotional activity at a retail level
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills and attention to detail
  • Strong operational skills in a guest service environment
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team with or without supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to coach, influence and develop others
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

The Second Cup Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For additional information on our organization, please visit us at www.secondcup.com. Second Cup would like to hear from all interested candidates; accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and the duration of employment.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Multi-Unit: 3 years (Required)
  • Food service industry: 3 years (Required)