Career Opportunities – August 2022

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VP Operations

  • Location: Southeast
  • Posted: August 2022

The Vice President of Operations is responsible for the success of this growing, full service franchisee organization. They currently have 5 full service units in this territory and are on track to grow the market. The right candidate must be a hands-on, passionate restaurant operations leader who partners with the unit teams to deliver exceptional guest experiences while generating a profitable bottom-line. They will have a passion for hospitality and an innate ability to lead, coach, inspire and motivate while fostering an entrepreneurial environment, and supporting the company culture. In addition, the Vice President of Operations is also responsible for ensuring that the restaurants meet their overall financial targets through supervision, execution of strategic marketing plans, expense controls and talent management.

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SVP Operations

  • Location: Midwest
  • Posted: July 2022

An iconic, growing restaurant concept is seeking a strategic, innovative, and driven leader to guide operations for the 500+ corporate and franchised locations. The SVP of Operations will report to and work closely with the company CEO and lead a team of two direct reports, one VP of Operations for Company Stores and one VP of Operations for Franchise Partner Stores. S/he will be charged with creating a supportive, high performing work environment, which will translate to operational excellence, and driving the customer experience. Success will come from the executive’s ability to strategically drive both company and franchise partner operations, mobilize simplification in the operator’s world, and champion the teams in both operational excellence and culture.

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Vice President of Supply Chain – Sourcing

  • Location: Texas
  • Posted: July 2022

An exciting, iconic restaurant brand seeks a strategic supply chain sourcing leader to support company goals by overseeing and managing all supply chain sourcing functions at the corporate operating level. This includes overseeing the development of supply chain sourcing processes, risk management strategies to stabilize price volatility and margins, and implement supply chain sourcing initiatives to support short- and long-term supply chain sourcing performance. The VP of Sourcing will direct, plan, organize, and streamline processes for all sourcing on a national and international basis, ensuring that the established level of quality products and services are purchased at the highest quality levels while maximizing cost savings.

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Vice President of Human Resources

  • Location: North Carolina
  • Posted: July 2022

A successful, growing regional restaurant group with over 30 full service, polished casual restaurants in four states in the Southeast is seeking a VP of Human Resources to play a critical role in the continuous improvement and growth of the organization. The VP of HR will oversee all aspects of the HR department, develop strategies to further professionalize the structure and systems for the department, and work closely with Executive Leaders. The hire must ensure that all programs support the company’s strategic objectives, maintain legal compliance, attract and retain great team members, and are within budgetary constraints. The VP of HR must maintain current knowledge and understanding of technology, regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.

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Director of Operations

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: July 2022

The Director of Operations will oversee restaurant operations in order to achieve stated objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, staffing, guest service and satisfaction; food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.  Must be a visible and transparent leader in the daily floor operations within the restaurants. Provide coaching and development to leadership team to ensure effective communications with all associates.

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Director of Operations or Area Supervisor

  • Location: Atlanta
  • Posted: June 2022

New Franchisee, of a well-known, well respected QSR brand, is looking for a Head of Operations OR Area Supervisor to optimize operations and manage growth across the company. Currently operating seven locations in greater Atlanta. Plans to become a multi-state, and potentially multi-brand Franchisee, in the near future.

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Corporate Controller

  • Location: Southern California
  • Posted: June 2022

A dynamic growing multi-brand franchisor requires corporate controller with strong financial and business acumen, coupled with a demonstrated record of accomplishment and leadership development necessary to foster the growth of the organization. This individual must have past public company experience with successes within the restaurant/hospitality or retail industries. Must be able to execute the tactical components of all areas of the finance function such as accounting, budgeting, external financial audit and financial reporting. She/he must have solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills. Candidates should possess knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Must have experience with and knowledge of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, specifically Section 404.

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Head of Operations

  • Location: Alabama
  • Posted: May 2022

New Franchisee, of a well-known, well respected QSR brand, is looking for a Head of Operations to optimize operations and manage growth across the company. Currently operating six locations, with plans for four more in the near term, and additional growth in the future.

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Real Estate Attorney

  • Location: Texas
  • Posted: May 2022

A dynamic, high growth QSR restaurant group is seeking a Real Estate Attorney to oversee all legal aspects of real estate transactions for their growing company. The Real Estate Attorney will work closely with corporate leadership, as well as the real estate and development team, to review all legal documents related to real estate, negotiate terms and conditions of real estate transactions, and facilitate the transfer of titles.

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VP of Recruiting

  • Location: Open
  • Posted: May 2022

For 50 years Wray Executive Search has successfully provided executive search and advisory services, recruiting impressive leadership teams for many of the nation’s most successful restaurant, foodservice, hospitality, franchise and retail companies. Our primary focus has always been and remains aligning candidates who have the appropriate blend of knowledge, skill, attitude, experience and commitment with our clients’ needs. Our client partners range from multinationals to entrepreneurial startups both private and public. The Vice President of Recruiting will work with all members of the Wray team to identify, interview, and present candidates for leadership roles (Director, VP/SVP, and C-level) across multiple disciplines, including operations, finance, marketing, real estate and construction, franchise sales, legal, and IT. The VP of Recruiting will also work closely with clients to evaluate client needs, develop candidate profiles for each position, and maintain consistent communication throughout the search process.

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