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BUSINESS DEV CONSULTANT II in Chicago, IL at Merry Maids

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview

Accountable for driving franchisee sales and profit, coaching for operational excellence, and enforcing brand standards by providing high level business consulting expertise and advice to a defined group of franchisees.

Job Responsibilities

•Accountable for driving franchise sales and profit, coaching for operational excellence, and enforcing brand standards by providing high level business consulting expertise and advice to an assigned group of franchisees.
•Drives revenue growth by developing annual sales, marketing, and financial plans for each franchisee.
•Performs business evaluations.
•Tracks and facilitates progress by gathering and analyzing data, making recommendations, building commitment, and overcoming objections.
•Provides training and advises franchisees on evaluating and acting on financial analysis tools, such as profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow reviews, financial key performance indicators, pricing strategies, etc. Identifies business needs and opportunities to improve performance and growth by leveraging company operating systems or resources.
•Facilitates learning and sharing of best practices in a wide variety of formats, including group presentations and face-to-face training.
•Ensures full brand standards compliance with all products, equipment, tools, operating systems, processes, and initiatives to promote operational excellence and superior customer experiences.
•Provides action plans with timing to resolve any system noncompliance.
•Performs field audits for quality assurance.
•May assist Directors of Business Development (BDD) in managing regional initiatives and projects, providing coaching and guidance for other BDC IIs, providing owner support for escalated issues, gathering data and reporting responsibilities, and assisting with market expansion and sales initiatives in assigned region.
•May act as lead for conventions and other events, to include representing the brand, owning content, programming, and scheduling, and other logistics.
•May represent the business unit in franchise councils and take ownership of various responsibilities within the council.
•May serve as primary liaison for Franchisee renewals, collections, insurance, royalties, etc.
•Operates a motor vehicle when traveling to conduct field audits, site visits, etc.

Job Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
•Master’s degree preferred. 5+ years of experience in business operations management or related field required
•Experience in project management, leadership, budgets, profit & loss, employee supervision, customer service, and conflict resolution required
•Sales experience in the service industry preferred
•Multi-unit franchise operations or strategic business planning experience preferred
•Valid, permanent driver’s license from state of residence and a clean driving record, defined as no DUI- related violations within the past 5 years and no more than three moving violations within the past three years, is required
•Business and financial acumen
•Strategic and innovative thinking skills
•Project management, organization, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
•Coaching and influencing skills
•Executive presence with the ability to speak publicly (e.g. facilitation of workshops, training sessions, and large group settings)
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Ability to review financials and key metrics and determine corrective course of action
•Ability and willingness to travel as needed for business unit, including overnight