Compass Group, North America REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT in Chicago, Illinois

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT 2/9/18Illinois-Chicago

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REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, North Central (Chicago IL, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota)

AnExciting Leadership Opportunityto provide overall direction and guidance to business operations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability. Plans and directs operations within the business to support the Key Performance Indicators. Plans objectives and ensures management is in compliance with corporate, regional and financial goals.

AProgressive Leaderwho creates a positive work environment that values its employees and their training and professional development and promotes teamwork; and supervises all direct reports and through the chain of command all their reports.

AnExecutive Management Team Memberresponsible for managing client relationships. Duties will include the management and leadership of multiple foodservice operations with annual revenue in excess of 75 million dollars. 

What Will You Do?

  • Participates in strategic planning meetings to develop objectives of the division and assigned region.

  • Develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures of the region to ensure maximum income from existing accounts.

  • Acquires profitable new business and expands existing business within the assigned geographic area. Participates in the sales process for the acquisition of new business. Coordinates the development of proposals and contracts. Prepares and conducts presentations to prospective clients.

  • Conducts Team meetings with Regional Team Members to discuss current objectives.

  • Prepares agendas and conducts training sessions and presentations on issues regarding quality, safety and human resources.

  • Develops and maintains annual budget for the assigned region. Monitors financial reports of the region to ensure budgetary compliance with Regional and Corporate goals.

  • Visits units regularly to inspect unit operations to ensure contract compliance.

  • Interfaces with existing clients to maintain client satisfaction and account retention.

  • Conducts appropriate annual and semi-annual performance evaluations.

  • Completes all daily, weekly or monthly reports as outlined in the corporate policy and procedures on a timely basis meeting all prescribed deadline.

  • Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.

  • Trains, motivates and develops management personnel to achieve high level of morale and efficient use of human resources.

DoYou Have?

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to manage a team of three or more director level or above team members

  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels

  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

  • A proven track record as an innovative and profit centered manager

  • A demonstrated ability to assess and grow: people, operations, equipment, and revenue

  • Experience with development and implementation of a service standard platform which can be customized and implemented throughout various acccounts.

  • Proven ability to enhance profitability, sustainability and creativity across all channels in alignment with business strategy

  • Ability to efficiently and accurately analyze current performance trends and identify leading indicators for future trends

  • Ability to remain engaged with the external culinary and foodservice community to bring forth current trends for adoption in our business

  • Proven industry contacts and relationships that can be leveraged in attracting and selecting other culinary senior team member

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Culinary, or Hotel & Restaurant Management

  • Master Degree or MBA highly desirable

  • Proven ability to manage a team of six or more director level or above team members

  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in multi-unit foodservice management or hospitality operations

  • Experience managing multi-unit foodservice or similar type accounts in education

  • Strong track record of driving client and customer satisfaction

  • Proven ability in developing and implementing new business models in the global foodservice market desired

  • Proven ability to work effectively in an unstructured, fast-paced and P&L driven environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet

  • ServSafe certified highly desirable

  • Must be able to successfully complete criminal background checks (State and Federal) and drug screenings

  • Extensive travel required in this position - Position is based in the North Central Region of the United States.

Ideal place to reside: Within an hour's drive of an airport in the folowing locations: Chicago IL, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, & Minnesota

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


Career LevelExecutive (VP,SVP,EVP)SectorChartwells K-12Areas of InterestFoodservice - EducationEducationBachelor's DegreeLocaleIllinois-ChicagoPreferred LanguageEnglish