ARAMARK Director Business Development, Business Dining in Chicago, Illinois
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world's leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
As a Director of Business Development, you will have an exciting opportunity to exceed assigned pipeline and profit objectives and work closely with the VP and AVP of Sales in developing overall sales strategies for your geographic territory. You will also partner closely with regional executive leaders and directors in creating and implementing the sales processes and aligning with regional operational goals.
Successful sales leaders in this role will have the opportunity to:
Drive sales process leadership from contact through strategy, proposal, presentation & successful conclusion for a defined market
Aggressively research, identify, qualify & target potential clients & develop access strategy to initiate contact
Develop & maintain relationships at the 'C Suite' while understanding and communicating prospective customers' corporate culture within Aramark
Exercise creativity and independent judgment in developing and evaluating sales and marketing strategies in selling a broad portfolio of services within a defined market
Develop and lead strategy process with regard to Competitive Environment, Account Sales Strategy and Territory Development Strategy
Identify needs and source customer-specific solutions for those needs
Utilize resources from across Aramark in order to design & deliver customer desired outcomes
Influence and collaborate with regional team members without formal authority to achieve expected sales objectives
Develop relationships with intermediaries to build a pipeline of opportunities and awareness of capabilities
Represent Aramark in the marketplace through various industry conferences and events
Build relationships personally with prospective C-Suite customers to ultimately develop a coach for all new sales initiatives
Provide appropriate market & competitive information
This position will report to the Regional Vice President of Business Development, Business Dining. This is a work-from-home position with up to 70% travel.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of 5 years "high end" strategic selling experience is required. Prior dining services experience and/or operational experience is preferred. Knowledge of Salesforce CRM, all Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat is required.
Ability to think, plan and sell strategically
Possess a consultative, customer-centric selling philosophy
Demonstrate the ability to build alliances and influence key decision-makers, both internally and externally, without formal authority
Managing customer relationships through creative problem solving and customer savvy
Market awareness in a mature service industry
Self-starter who requires a minimal degree of direct management
Prior experience in contract management services
Operational acumen and savvy, including pro forma development
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Efficient organizational skills (time/territory management)
Poised and sharp presentation skills
Team selling orientation and leadership skills in a non-reporting environment
The ability to "close" the deal
Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.