Regional Vice President of Franchise Operations

Coppell, TX

As a dynamic, rapidly growing franchise company, we are looking for a purpose-driven and dedicated talent to join our expanding Operations team. Reporting to the President & COO, the Regional Vice President of Franchise Operations will plan, direct, drive results, coordinate, and oversee franchise operations activities in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization. This role will supervise, mentor, and coach an assigned group of Operations Consultants to focus on Operations Excellence, training and franchise team development, guest satisfaction, profitability, compliance, and additional business metrics.

 

***We are requesting that applicants live in one of the following regions: Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Washington D.C. or Florida near a major airport****


Business Acumen

  • Demonstrate knowledge of SKFI Operations’ processes, procedures, and flow of information.
  • Understand SKFI’s budget process/Profit/Loss Management.
  • Understand and collaborate with the appropriate contacts within Smoothie King’s organizational structure.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with SKFI and their assigned regions’ franchisees.
  • Understands how a franchise systems work.
  • Understands the motivating factors of Franchisees and assists them in accomplishing their goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of metrics that measure store performance (P&L, Sales, Business Review, OSAT, Training, Turnover, etc.).
  • Understand budgeting, forecasting and demonstrated ability to achieve expected budget.


Conflict Management

  • Demonstrated track record of navigating complex situations and settling disputes equitably.
  • Conduct difficult conversations with Franchisees in an informed and educated manner and offer ideas on ways to improve. Identify potential conflicts with franchisees, SKFI, and team.
  • Prepare for potential conflicts by gathering all necessary information.
  • Involve additional parties when consensus or compromise cannot be met.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain focused on the issues and questions and keep the topic on point.

 

Directing Others

  • Coach team to capitalize on franchisees’ opportunities for improvement according to operational metrics (P&L, Sales, Business Review, OSAT, Training, Turnover, etc.).
  • Encourage team to communicate roadblocks.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled team video calls to ensure effective communication of SKFI initiatives and procedures and consistent messaging to franchisee community.
  • Conduct ride-along exercises with all team members to both observe and coach assigned consultants.
  • Conduct Performance Reviews and set annual and developmental “stretch” goals with each operations consultant.
  • Monitor and follow up on all operations consultants’ job responsibilities.

 

Integrity & Trust

  • Take ownership of the operations’ department’s budget process.
  • Is trusted and relied upon with sensitive information from both their team and SKFI.
  • Serve as a confidant for their franchisees and SKFI.
  • Demonstrate ability to stand strong to our values, standards, and expectation even in the face of conflict.
  • Take responsibility for their mistakes, willingly.

 

Managing Vision and Purpose

  • Create solutions and leads department, strategically, with scalability, setting precedents and the vision in mind
  • Craft Operations-owned documentation and processes with Smoothie King Mission and Vision, Guest Experience, Franchisee Satisfaction, Fast and convenient operations, and best practices in mind.
  • Further define and enhance existing operational process and procedures.
  • Collaborate with Training, Marketing and R&D departments to communicate operational initiatives and procedures to franchise community.
  • Conduct interviews and train all new operations consultants that will contribute to SKFI’s Vision and Purpose.
  • Articulate the purpose of operational excellence and processes in relation to SKFI’s mission and vision.
  • Personally, and professionally live and promote the culture, values, and mission of Smoothie King.

 

Priority Setting

  • Use resources strategically by planning schedules and budgets according to priorities.
  • Balance short term and long-term goals within schedule.
  • Analyze business metrics of franchisees to assist in setting and reaching goals.
  • Follow up with franchisees on agreed upon action plan and meeting milestones.


Responsibilities

  • Willingness to travel 50% - 60% of the time; working extended days.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to consult with and influence business owners.
  • Advanced knowledge of business operations and consultative approaches; experience guiding leaders to make better business decisions.
  • Proven ability to deliver results, effectively influencing decisions through strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan and set priorities to achieve business objectives. Outstanding accountability and focus skills.
  • Strong business acumen skills (financial review and assessment skills, use of competitive data, etc.).
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building partnerships with internal and external partners; naturally personable and friendly attitude in the face of adversity.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and deliver results with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Promote the culture, values, and mission of Smoothie King.


Qualifications

  • Undergraduate and/or bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of direct experience in a field operations-oriented leadership role within the food service industry or comparable multi-unit retail industry. Direct experience within branded franchising entity highly preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with P&L analysis, and inventory and operations management.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer experience including MS Office (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Familiarity with Restaurant Magic/Data Central or comparable store back-office tool is preferred.
  • Personal passion for fitness is a plus.


What We Offer

Join our team and enjoy an unusually fun work environment with an upbeat atmosphere and great team members. It is our purpose to maintain an environment our team members can brag about, where our focus and belief are built on our core values: We Are Better Together, We Keep Evolving, We Live Our Mission, We Do the Right Thing, and We Focus and Finish. With our core values at the forefront of every decision we make, it allows for collaboration, passion, and a no-limits mindset when it comes to your future! We keep our team happy with our great benefits package, free smoothies, flexible work schedules, office lunches and parties, monthly fitness challenges, free gym access, and more fun activities to make Smoothie King a happy and healthy place to work.

 

Our Mission

Inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Our Vision

To be an integral part of every health and fitness journey.

 

Our Values

  • We: Do the Right Thing
  • We: Are Better Together
  • We: Live the Mission
  • We: Keep Evolving
  • We: Focus and Finish


At Smoothie King, when we say inspire people, we mean everyone. We champion a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the guests we serve. We blend the unique members of our organization, celebrating what is both common and different to grow better together and Rule the Day. The foundation of our diversity efforts is closely tied to our core values, which includes “We Are Better Together” and “We Do the Right Thing”. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, or medical condition or disability. If you are a person with a disability and you need assistance in applying for a position with Smoothie King, please call our Human Resources Department at 214-935-8900 and direct assistance will be provided.

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