Corporate Opportunities

Manager, Restaurant Design & Project Management Services

The second largest burger chain in Canada, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is a Canadian owned company that generates over $900 million in revenues through more than 800 franchised restaurants. With a steadfast commitment to Climate and strategy, A&W has consistently earned recognition as a highly successful enterprise and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Facilities & Franchise Sales and based at A&W’s Head Office in North Vancouver, the Manager, Restaurant Design & Project Management Services oversees a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 12 experienced professionals. The team has a mandate to ensure that restaurant design, build and renovation projects are completed, on time, on budget and in accordance with A&W’s design specifications. The Manager is responsible for the results and overall performance of the team. The Manager works closely with franchisees and members of A&W’s corporate teams including those in Marketing, Real Estate, Operations, and Purchasing & Distribution. Externally, the role interfaces with a wide range of suppliers, including contractors, consultants, engineers, architects, and regulatory agencies and support services involved in design and project management activities. This position involves up to 20% overnight travel across Canada.

The candidate must have excellent planning, complex problem-solving and people management skills, sound judgment and a track record of realizing results. Ideally, the candidate has managed an internal team, has an understanding of commercial building processes, and has had experience in letting and negotiating contracts. The candidate must have insight to guide and engage a team to successfully manage multiple and varied restaurant projects within strict budgets and timelines. Ideally, the candidate has completed a diploma or degree in commerce or business administration, building technology, or another relevant discipline.

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