Regional Managing Director - #1672181

Little Caesars/Blue Line Distribution


Date: 1 week ago
City: Detroit, MI
Contract type: Full time
Job Summary: Primary contact for franchisees in assigned region and acts as the designated general management contact for their business. Responsible for overseeing franchise operations, preparing and implementing a development strategy for new and existing markets and leading other aspects of the business through both corporate and field-based staff. Provides ongoing support and counsel and proactively seeks out opportunities to improve areas of their business focused on building sales and market share Key Responsibilities:
  • Create, develop, and direct the strategies necessary to support the development of the brand, store growth, and improve sales and profitability of stores in the respective region
  • Determines overall direction for the activities of all departments in compliance with the company’s operating procedures, brand standards and in coordination with the Vice President of International
  • Direct and coordinate the region’s budget-related activities. Conduct financial business reviews on an annual basis with each franchisee with the assistance of International Finance
  • Provides leadership and performs full scope of management functions for assigned staff (coaching, development, goals, performance management, etc.)
  • Communicates and acts as a liaison with the company regarding any opportunities or issues that may affect the brand, the company and/or franchisees
  • Ensure brand is appropriately represented with all media and external/internal contacts and that brand is protected in regard to, following all relevant laws and working with the company and local legal counsel on all legal issues in the region
  • Ensure appropriate development strategies and tactics are in place and implemented for new and existing markets, including direct personal involvement as necessary
  • Oversee franchise operations in assigned countries. Ensure that store and operational evaluations for the purpose of maintaining adherence to standards of the Company are conducted on a continual basis. Make recommendations to improve franchise overall success
  • Oversee pre-opening training, post-opening training and ongoing training programs as needed in respective countries
  • Works with international marketing to coordinate the implementation of global/regional marketing plans to improve sales trends in each respective country
  • Assist the supply chain functions (purchasing, quality assurance, distribution) in developing appropriate supply chain strategies and tactics in the region
  • Directs development of annual cross-functional Franchise Business Plans for each region
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Marketing or a related field
  • 10 or more years hands-on operations leadership experience in a multi-unit, franchise organization
  • Demonstrated experience in leading people and cross functional teams with diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in recruiting, leading, training, motivating, supporting, developing and evaluating franchisee performance throughout Canada
  • Ability to read and interpret financial statements and make viable recommendations for modifications to business plans that are focused on building sales and market share
  • Ability to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Ability to travel freely throughout assigned region and to the US; the ability to maintain necessary visas/passports/government documentation required to do so
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous experience in a similar role overseeing operations for a large retailer or restaurant chain
  • Ability to speak, read and write English and other major regional language
Working Conditions:
  • Works in a normal office or home-office environment where there is minimal physical discomfort due to temperature, noise, dust and the like
  • Position requires field work in company/franchises stores, supplier kitchens, research facilities, and non-traditional venues, throughout international markets
  • This position will require travels by airplane and/or automobile/train to and within various developed and developing international markets

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