- Johannesburg Based: Open to South African Returnees
- South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa Remit
About Our Client
Domino's Pizza in South Africa is part of the JSE listed Taste Holdings management group, who own and licence a portfolio of franchised and owned, category specialist and formula driven, QSR and retail brands. This includes one of the world's most iconic QSR brands, Starbucks. Domino's Pizza in South Africa and Sub Sahara Africa is still in start-up phase, with approx 90 stores and 650 staff. They are looking for an experienced senior executive from the QSR sector (Quick Service Restaurants) to lead the organisation. They require a South African passport holder or permanent resident who is either based in South Africa, or living overseas and open to returning home.
The main purpose of this role is to drive sales and profit in the Domino's Pizza business unit of Taste Holdings, by creating an inspirational and aspirational brand within an environment of passionate pizza experts, infused with Domino's Pizza culture by providing world class training and opportunity built on customer focused innovative technology, and outstanding consistent operations in franchised and corporate stores.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Taste Holdings, you will lead a team of passionate operations, brand, insights, marketing, finance and other discipline specific staff. The key components of your role will include strategic planning, developing and managing annual operating plans and budgets, financial management and reporting, driving and sustaining profitable business models, property development and new business, store management, compliance and managing key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally, including those in the international Domino's business.
A full job description will be provided to those candidates who meet the initial criteria for shortlisting.
The Successful Applicant
We would like to hear from candidates who have had a successful track record as a senior executive in the QSR sector (Quick Service Restaurant). You will have worked for a well established QSR brand either in South Africa or overseas, or have been involved in a start-up QSR operation. Highly ambitious and ready for your next challenge, you will display excellent leadership and people management skills.
Our client is not looking for someone who is wanting to 'maintain and run' an existing QSR business. As previously mentioned, Domino's in South Africa is still a start-up operation, and requires someone with deep operational capability who can 'grow and lead'.
It is critical that you possess a strong understanding of technological platforms, key levers within the supply chain and cost models. While someone from a franchise background is possibly suited for this role, there is a preference for the candidate to have worked in a 'company-owned store' environment at some stage in their career.
What's on Offer
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive and attractive salary package including relevant benefits and variable components. This is a chance to work with (and learn from) a group of high calibre, internationally experienced, entrepreneurial style leaders. If you have success in this role, it will open the door to future career opportunities either within the Taste Holdings group, or potentially within the international Domino's business.