New CEO Search Assignment: February 5, 2018:
The CEO has overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction and executive management for the Brand. The CEO reports directly to the Chairman and sets the tone and management style for the company. This includes the vision, executive management, organization, financial direction, and control of all restaurants. The CEO is responsible for ensuring that all restaurants maintain company standards for food quality, customer service, sales growth, and profit margins. In addition, the CEO is also responsible for ensuring that the company meets financial targets, including food and payroll costs.
Chief Executive Officer
The successful candidate has had approximately fifteen years of related experience in the restaurant or hospitality industries. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Restaurant & Hospitality Management is required. An MBA is a plus, but not a requirement. Foundational experience in a multi-unit, restaurant environment with 100 or more locations is desirable, as is the demonstrated ability to develop and lead major strategic initiatives. Experience in a smaller, start-up or high-growth, entrepreneurial situation is very desirable. Experience achieving and maintaining high levels of customer service in a retail environment are required.
IDEAL PERSONAL PROFILE
We are seeking a results-oriented individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who has proven restaurant management skills. The successful candidate is well organized, with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate is a team player that can help lead this organization to “best in class” status while maintaining high levels of morale and customer service. Strong written and oral communications skills; problem-solving, and decision-making abilities are required, as are the highest standards of ethical behavior. A positive “can do” attitude with an optimistic view of problem solving and conflict management a must.
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