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Vice President of Operations

Washington, DC 20009

Posted: 05/16/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1862 Salary: $150,000-$175,000 State/Province:

Job Description

Executive Vice President of Operations – Multi-Concept Hospitality Group

Location: Northern Virginia / Washington D.C. Area

About Us: We are a distinguished multi-concept hospitality group headquartered in the vibrant Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area, boasting a diverse portfolio of esteemed full-service, bar segments and chef-inspired boutique brands. With a solid foundation in culinary excellence and an impressive $50M portfolio geared for substantial growth, we are positioned as a leader in the hospitality industry. Our commitment to innovation, quality, and outstanding service drives our success.

Position Overview: We are seeking an Executive Vice President of Operations to join our senior leadership team, reporting directly to the Company President. This pivotal role encompasses full operational oversight, leading our brand towards achieving strategic objectives and sustained growth. The ideal candidate will possess a seamless blend of senior-level operations proficiency and culinary leadership, particularly within well-known, chef-driven boutique brands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic operational leadership across the entire portfolio, ensuring excellence in every facet.
  • Drive the development and execution of growth strategies, enhancing operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and culinary excellence across all concepts.
  • Oversee P&L management, including full-service and fast-casual segments, optimizing financial performance.
  • Lead and develop a high-performing operations team, instilling a culture of excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain a hands-on approach, requiring a strong presence in our restaurants to ensure operational standards and brand values are consistently upheld.
  • Spearhead strategic planning and execution, while also being actively involved in the development and mentoring of subordinates.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
  • Extensive senior-level operations experience within the hospitality industry, specifically within full-service/bar segments and brands with strong culinary roots.
  • Demonstrated track record with relevant, well-regarded boutique and chef-inspired brands, showing both tenure and progression. Director of Operations level candidates with comparable experience will also be considered.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of P&L management.
  • Exceptional leadership skills; adept at developing talent and fostering a positive, innovative work environment.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Hands-on approach with a strong operational presence in the restaurants.
  • Local experience in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. market is crucial.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Competitive base salary ranging from $150K to $175K, before incentives.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including generous PTO/Vacation.
  • Opportunity to be part of a growth-oriented company with a forward-thinking approach.
Location: This role is based in the Northern Virginia or Washington D.C. area.

To Apply: If you’re a dynamic, seasoned executive with a passion for culinary excellence and operational superiority, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your professional resume to Tom Bull at tombull@geckohospitality.com. Your application will be handled with strict confidentiality.

Tom Bull is an award-winning executive hospitality recruiter and Managing Partner for Gecko Hospitality’s DC/VA offices, renowned for connecting top talent with premier hospitality brands.

Join us in shaping the future of hospitality in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area – apply today!


Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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