The COO, Universities North America will report to the CEO Universities Worldwide and will have full P&L responsibility for one of the North American regions (Northeast, South and West/Midwest) and all in excess of $500M in revenue and has the potential to grow significantly under the leadership of the new COO. The COO will establish strong relationship with top clients to secure retention of the business and at the same time drive numerous untapped opportunities of growth within existing clients. This is a human-capital intensive business with decentralized teams working on client sites. The COO has to be a role model in Safety - driving strong safety performance underpinned by creating a culture of care across the organization. Leading a talented and diverse team of 30,000 employees, the COO will bring strong leadership skills and a proven ability to energize others. Will be accountable for developing talent for the future and supporting the continued leadership development of our site managers. Finally, a key priority will be to actively improve profit margins through rigorous performance management, and a focus on cost control to optimize raw material and the broader managerial skills of her/his managers. A main priority is to actively improve margins by demonstrating strong attention to rigorous management, and a focus on cost control to optimize raw material and personnel costs. The COO will be based within the region they are assigned.. Key priorities will include:. Developing the Client portfolio to deliver strong revenue growth:. Build strong relationships with clients' decision makers, participate in forums and/or develop special client events as needed to role model retention effort. Create and articulate an inspiring vision to increase the value for our clients and develop the business opportunities both in Food and Facilities Management services. Support the deployment of new programs to develop retail opportunities for existing consumers as well as to increase the consumer base on campus. Develop a robust client life cycle management with the retention teams reporting to her/him and in collaboration with other corporate teams. Ensure her/his operational teams support the sales teams' efforts by strengthening our Brand in her/his region with reference sites capable to attract new clients. Anchoring the fundamentals of rigorous management of the middle of the page to increase margins:. Ensure the continued success of the \"DRIVE\" program that will deliver food cost optimization across the business. Continue and accelerate the usage of new personnel management tools to increase agile people scheduling to optimize labor cost and make it capable to adjust to constant demand evolution. Drive and expand the usage of data and more precise KPIs to develop the culture of a sustained rigorous management of performance. Developing strong performing teams and managers:. Establish Best in class Safety Standards and use Safety improvement as the way to develop leadership and managerial skills. Developing talent in her/his NorAm Region and ensuring talent pipelines provide succession candidates for all key NorAm Region positions. Enthusiastically attract and recruit top talent to strengthen teams. Actively manage performance through continuous coaching and feedback - taking courageous difficult decisions when needed. Drive employee engagement by defining and implementing initiatives based on deep insights of the team members. Support of the Brand and Corporate efforts:. Ensure the business in your region is carried out in compliance with all established standards and company policies. Engage and work in cooperation with the Universities Global Leadership team in order to build an organization that will deliver the plan and longer-term strategy. Work with the other CEO in order to achieve a full and seamless integration of our teams and clients. Champion and ensure the Implementation of all operational end-to-end processes and standard operating procedures.. Support and enable the global communication strategy in the NorAm Region and develop a communication plan. Lead your region in through consistent personal role-modeling of behaviors aligned with the company values, ethical principles and behaviors. Contribute to company-wide efficiency and effectiveness across the NorAm Region, working collaboratively and providing input on cross-organization topics to enable decision-making and avoid escalation. Support the identification and realization of synergies across the North America Region, and prevent the emergence of organizational 'silos'. Candidate Profile. The successful candidate will be a dynamic COO and an accomplished executive with unquestionable integrity, a positive reputation, and demonstrated success in her/his ability to grow profitably a human-capital intensive business, with a distributed network of employees across their region. We are seeking an enthusiastic, high-energy COO who will bring passion, intensity, and exceptional leadership to drive growth in the business.In terms of performance and personal competencies required for the position, we highlight the following:. Commercial and Business Acumen. Strong commercial aptitude with a thorough grasp of the key business drivers within the industry. Clear ability on shareholder value, profitability, and competitive advantage. Deep understanding of the key levers for business and organizational success. Ability to translate hidden opportunities and capability within organization into results. Inquisitive leader with ability to ask questions that provoke new ways of thinking about commercial opportunities. Strong analytical skills; adept in business finance. Setting Strategy. Strategic visionary who sees long-term potential business opportunity and positions the business to capitalize on global and/or regional business opportunities. Talent for navigating seamlessly across both the strategic and tactical landscape. Ability to manage challenge and ambiguity well - leading change effectively and with speed. Strong strategic planning experience with the capacity to dive into the detail yet see the bigger picture. Executing for Results. Change agent with a history of setting and obtaining stretch goals, establishing and meeting aggressive time lines and achieving outstanding performance. Sets clear priorities and focuses on the work that will best achieve commitments. Manages workload effectively and efficiently; removes barriers and eliminates waste. Takes accountability; faces reality and does what it takes to deliver what is promised. Ensures delivery of short-term results while sustaining long-term strategy. Exemplifies a working leader - owns initiatives; delegates effectively, retaining visibility into how work gets done. Leading and Building Teams. Takes difficult decisions. Identifies and recruits talent; targets individual development plans for impact; can make tough calls. Differentially invests in high performers; systematically develops talent pipelines for the future. Has an \"eye for talent\" & brings out the best in others. Fair, decisive and motivating; fosters followership. Inspires & aligns teams by setting clear goals, celebrating wins, and transparent communications. Actively coaches and develops others; gives and receives feedback openly.. Demonstrates humility and ability to learn. Building Relationships and Using Influence. High impact, persuasive personality; builds and sustains important internal and external relationships with senior executives. Builds effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including key customers. Recognizes nuances in reading others and leveraging these in his/her influencing challenges. The Senior Vice President 2, Universities North America will report to the CEO Universities North America and will have full P&L responsibility for one of the North American regions (Northeast, South and West/Midwest). The current revenue is more than $1 billion for each region and has the potential to grow significantly under the leadership of the new Senior Vice President 2. The new Senior Vice President 2 will establish strong relationship with top clients to secure retention of the business and at the same time drive numerous untapped opportunities of growth within existing clients. This is an intensive human-capital business with decentralized teams working in client premises. Leading a very large group of around 30,000 employees requires a strong energy and leadership skills. The Senior Vice President 2 has to be a role model in Safety while developing the broader managerial skills of her/his managers. A main priority is to actively improve margins by demonstrating strong attention to rigorous management of the details and a strong control to optimize raw material and personnel costs. The Senior Vice President 2 will be based within the region they are assigned.. Key priorities will include:. Developing the Client portfolio to deliver strong revenue growth. Anchoring the fundamentals of rigorous management of the middle of the page to increase margins. Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consume... 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