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Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Partner - Remote at Restaurant Technologies, Inc

Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Partner - Remote

Restaurant Technologies, Inc Columbia, SC (Remote) Part-Time
Job Summary

Reporting to Restaurant Technologies' Chief People Officer, the Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Partner will champion, foster and lead the organization in all efforts related to Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion. This role will partner with members of leadership, our team members and the executive team to create guiding principles, standards, programs, training and support systems to encourage a culture and environment where all employees are able to reach their highest potential, feel that RT is the place they should be, and know they are supported to grow, develop and be involved.

Working Location & Travel Requirements

* This position can be fully remote and located anywhere in the continental US.
* Travel requirements are 35-60%; travel will be to our corporate headquarters in Minnesota and our 41 depot locations across the country.

Primary Job Accountabilities

The Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion Partner acts as a visionary and strategist developing and implementing a comprehensive DE&I strategy, programs, and initiatives for RT. This role acts as the internal DE&I expert and provides thought leadership by taking a balanced consultative and systemic approach to enable the organization to optimize our efforts to diversity, improve inclusion and ensure equity across our organization.

* Provides thought leadership and collaborates across the company by creating solutions to promote a diverse and inclusive environment
* Acts as the DE&I champion internally and externally
* Serve as the DE&I subject matter expert, consulting with executive leadership and the HR function to understand and identify areas of opportunity to deliver on our strategies
* Builds trusting relationships with the executive team and influences all managers to create awareness, support, and advocacy for DE&I efforts to attract, develop, and retain talent
* Collaborates with executive and various RT teams to review progress, course corrections, and shared accountability
* Advises, manages, and tracks vital company DE&I metrics to measure program effectiveness against established goals, including goals identified through our over-arching ESG initiative
* Partner with HR colleagues to provide insight into focus programs in hiring, retention, rewards, development, and engagement to support our DE&I vision
* Identifies opportunities to promote DE&I in our professional communities and build upon RT's reputation
* Participates in conferences and events to network, benchmark, and enhance the RT brand
* In partnership with our Learning and Development team, develop, implement, and deliver learning and awareness programs to foster a more inclusive culture
* Lead our internal DE&I teams, supporting the growth and development of various programs developed within.
* Partner with our marketing communications team to ensure connected and engaging DE&I messaging internally and externally
* Leverage data, external benchmarks, best practices, and insights to influence and facilitate organizational change to foster DE&I
* Regularly measure and analyze, report and present data, highlighting areas of strength and weakness, providing consultative support
* Provide coaching to leaders and managers to enhance their capability to be inclusive leaders and allies
* Ensure compliance with government diversity/equity regulations and reporting requirements


* 5 - 8 years working in a People/Talent setting (leadership, Human Capital/Resources, etc.)
* 2+ years of experience leading DE&I programs and executive related DE&I initiatives
* The ability to work seamlessly in a decentralized organizational model is key, including being comfortable with ambiguity and designing new programs and governance structures where none existed before
* Cultural awareness, emotional intelligence, sensitivity, and flexibility, with a knowledge of principles, methods, and tools of DE&I
* Good writer and public speaker
* Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities
* Strong change management and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to operationalize and scale programs focused on DE&I
* Attention to detail and a highly organized, process-focused aptitude are required to manage the variety of responsibilities and deliverables
* Strong business acumen with the ability to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into company or business goals and objectives
* Ability to motivate, influence and optimize working relationships with senior leadership and other internal and external stakeholders; ability to challenge conventional wisdom
* Excellent communicator and collaborator, with the ability to build trusting relationships, manage stakeholder expectations and influence colleagues across all levels of the company
* % of Time Traveling: 35-60%


Restaurant Technologies is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in any form. It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity in employment for all persons, and to prohibit discrimination in employment.

As a critical part of our culture of respect, we strictly prohibit any discrimination or harassment based on gender, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, ancestry, pregnancy, national origin, and any other status protected by law.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Partner - Remote and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. You may also contact us at
if you wish to speak with a resource regarding a reasonable accommodation request.


Thank you for your interest in a position with Restaurant Technologies. The next step is to submit your application. This process will take an average of 20 minutes to complete. We look forward to connecting with you! Not ready to apply just yet? Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay connected!


Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of highly innovative and value-enhancing bulk cooking oil management services to the food service industry. Our solution is environmentally sound, highly efficient and creates a safer, more productive work environment for restaurant personnel. With over 20,000 existing accounts we are an established, profitable mid -sized company poised for double-digit growth in the coming year. We are headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota with a growing number of sites strategically located across the U.S. serving over 42 metropolitan markets.


At Restaurant Technologies, we've cultivated an award winning workplace for driven team members who enjoy a fast pace and rapid growth balanced by a flexible and supportive environment. We've earned recognition as a "Best Place to Work," by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal along with The Minnesota Work Life Champions Award while consistently earning a spot on the list of Minnesota's Fastest Growing Companies. In addition, we've earned numerous awards from our customer base who consider Restaurant Technologies a valued strategic partner.


We serve the leaders in the food service industry which include -McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Albertsons, White Castle, KFC, Carrabba's, Applebee's, Chili's, and leading independent restaurants.

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