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Business Development & Operations Director

Job Title: Business Development & Operations Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90125
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.02626.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: September 26, 2012 14:17

Job Description

This leader in its field has a unique business model which operates over 200 joint ventures and franchise partners. The business currently seeks a strategically minded Business Development & Operations Director who will manage the overall operations and increase sales to all third party partners. You will also be responsible for the brand’s P&L across franchise operations and for working in line with all new business objectives and expansion plans. As Business Development & Operations Director, you role will entail: * Identifying opportunities for growth with new business partners in the UK * Strengthening current operations with franchisees and third parties * The preparation of national budgets * Managing relationships with franchise partners * Ensuring partners understand the brand; target market and product * The assessment of performance Vs plan objectives * Project management of expansion plans Experience required: * Strong management and negotiations skills * Superior organizational and time management skills * Effective leadership of a large team of retail operators and business partners * Capacity to create, develop and maintain professional relationships * Ability to motivate and inspire franchisees to drive brand initiatives and to gain franchisee buy in * Have sound knowledge of the franchise code of conduct * Ability to analyse problems, including poor performance, and develop strategies to reach an appropriate solution * Superior communication and interpersonal skills * High levels of computer literacy The Business Development & Operations Director will be rewarded with a very competitive salary. Base begins at £100k+ and a very lucrative benefits package is attached, as well as the usual add-ons. If you feel that your own recent experience in a franchise based retail environment matches the above requirements, please apply to this advert using an up to date CV.