Career Opportunities – September 2022

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Head of Supply Chain

  • Location: Ohio
  • Posted: September 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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Key Operator

  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Posted: September 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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Chief Operating Officer

  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Posted: September 2022

Well-known, well respected Frozen Custard brand is looking for a COO to optimize current operations, both nationally and internationally, and lead growth via corporate locations and franchising. Currently operating nine locations in greater Raleigh, and two overseas, this iconic local brand is ready for a leader to drive the strategic development, implementation, and growth of the brand.

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Vice President of Restaurant Hospitality Division

  • Location: Southeast
  • Posted: September 2022

An exciting, growing, fully integrated, multi-faceted real estate development company is searching for a VP of Restaurant Hospitality Division to lead the growth and development of their restaurant hospitality operations across a nationwide portfolio of mixed-use properties and master planned communities. The VP of Restaurant Hospitality will report directly to the company Founder & CEO to help drive concept development, restaurant partnerships, operations and future growth nationwide. Additionally, this position will work closely with the President/COO, Executive Team members, Regional Leaders, and outside stakeholders to ensure top of class operations in the company’s restaurant hospitality venues.

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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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Vice President of Human Resources

  • Location: North Carolina
  • Posted: September 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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Corporate Controller

  • Location: Southern California
  • Posted: September 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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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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