Career Opportunities – December 2022

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Chief Operating Officer

  • Location: Midwest
  • Posted: November 2022

A solid 100 unit franchisee group with aggressive growth plans is seeking a strategic, innovative, and driven leader to guide operations through substantive multi-brand development. S/he will be charged with creating a supportive, high performing work environment, which will translate to operational excellence, and driving the customer experience. The ideal candidate will thrive on approaching challenges experienced by operations, creating alignment on resolution, and championing the right solution in partnership with the dynamic field.

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Brand President

  • Location: West Coast
  • Posted: November 2022

A dynamic, well established growth chain requires a Brand President with strong operations and business acumen, coupled with a demonstrated record of accomplishment and leadership development necessary to foster the growth of the organization. The President will be responsible for setting the vision, direction and execution of all corporate initiatives for this entity. The President will be an integral member of the executive team providing leadership, growth initiatives and continue to foster franchise success initiatives. This person must be financially & tech savvy, hands-on, entrepreneurial and driven. The President has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic direction and executive management of the brand. They will be the architect of the brand’s growth in guiding operational excellence from existing franchisees as well as franchise model development.

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Vice President of Brand Marketing

  • Location: Remote/West Coast preferred
  • Posted: November 2022

An iconic West Coast franchisor brand known for high quality, best in industry pizza seeks a strong marketing leader to help claim its rightful place as the category leader in the pizza industry, especially in the West Coast. The successful candidate has proven ability to build profitable same store sales in the pizza industry, and/or in a full menu concept with dine-in, delivery, and carry-out business models.

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Director of Development

  • Location: Remote
  • Posted: December 2022

Segment leading fast casual brand is looking for a Director of Development to drive the implementation of their real estate expansion strategy. This highly regarded concept has a target to double their growth in the next two years.

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Head of Supply Chain

  • Location: Ohio
  • Posted: November 2022

Well respected, rapidly growing, multi-brand restaurant Franchisor company is looking for a Supply Chain leader to optimize cost and lead the company’s purchasing function. They seek a strategic supply chain leader to support enterprise goals by overseeing and managing all supply chain and purchasing functions at the corporate and franchise operating level. This includes overseeing the development of supply chain processes, sourcing, cost and service level agreements, risk management strategies using hedging tactics to stabilize price volatility and margins, and the implementation of supply chain initiatives to support short and long-term supply chain performance.

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Vice President of Company Operations

  • Location: Midwest
  • Posted: September 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 VP of Corporate Operations will report to and work closely with the company CEO and company leadership. 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 company operations, mobilize simplification in the operator’s world, and champion the teams in both operational excellence and culture.

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Director of Operations

  • Location: South Florida
  • Posted: November 2022

The Director of Operations is responsible for the success of this fast growing franchisee organization. They currently have 25+ units in this territory and are on track to substantially grow the market. The right candidate must be a hands-on, passionate restaurant 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 Director 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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Director of Operations

  • Location: Detroit
  • Posted: November 2022

A dynamic, energetic, multi-brand QSR group with 22 locations in Detroit requires a well-rounded Director of Operations to oversee their operations. Growing to 50 locations, the Director of Operations is a key member of the team with the overall responsibility to establish processes and systems and ensure they are being followed to maximize profitability and efficiency at all locations.

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Key Operator

  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Posted: October 2022

New Franchisee, of a well-known, well respected QSR brand, is looking for a Key Operator to optimize operations and manage new restaurant growth. Currently planning to open 5 restaurants over the next few years with further development planned. The Key Operator will initially lead real estate development efforts with full operational control of opening new restaurants. The right candidate must be a hands-on, passionate restaurant 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.

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Vice President of Recruiting

  • Location: Open
  • Posted: September 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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