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Compass Group, North America REGIONAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - CHARLOTTE, NC in Charlotte, North Carolina


Growth. Opportunity. Excellence.

Canteen brings break time to everyone. We combine food, service, and experience backed by industry-leading technology to help companies create a better workplace and connect their employees. Canteen’s solutions include markets, office coffee and snacks, unattended retail, and culinary.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Their dedication, collaboration, and passion fuel our growth. Interested in joining our team? You bring the enthusiasm, customer service, and commitment; we’ll supply the opportunity and innovation. Together, we’ll continue to transform our industry.

Come grow with us. We are Canteen.

Job Summary

Working as the Regional Director of Strategy & Operations you will report directly to the Division President and will lead, manage, and inspire the strategy & operations team, and influence other leaders in your region. You will be part of the regional leadership team and provide planning, direction, and guidance across the division, while establishing and maintaining strong relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive POG (plan-o-gram) strategy for vending, markets, and pre-package food (MG). Participate on POG calls with the sector.

  • Responsible for leading and driving product innovation: Just IN, meetings with supplier partners, and brokers.

  • Manage Supply Chain including all shortages, and replacement items (work with suppliers, brokers, Coke, Pepsi, and Vistar).

  • Develop and drive Data Strategy: utilize sales data to implement product changes.

  • Act as the Avenue C Champion: represent the division (equipment, décor, marketing, and merchandising).

  • Partner to drive technology and innovation within the division; 365 Liaison: work with 365 on innovation, technology, and issue resolving.

  • CanteenOne Liaison: assist with meeting national account requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, or eight (8) years progressive experience in multi-unit foodservice, hospitality management, plant operations management, environmental services, laundry distribution or other Support Services areas in lieu of degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in senior leadership roles with exposure to contract/budget management, customer service, people development, food services, negotiations, etc.

  • Has a proven track record of growing a business and leading teams, along with strong financial acumen

  • Has ability to think quickly, analytically, strategically, and accurately

  • Shows expert client relationship, influencing, listening, and communications (written and verbal) skills

  • Champions the inclusion mindset, and is proactive, positive, professional, flexible, and resilient

  • Demonstrates initiative, ownership, multi-tasking, prioritization, and organization skills

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite

  • Extensive travel required in this position

Apply to Canteen today!

Canteen is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates a Canteen are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance/ AD

  • Disability Insurance

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)

  • Associate Shopping Program

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Discount Marketplace

  • Identity Theft Protection

  • Pet Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 1036062