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Senior Director, Brands and Concept Development

Company: Delaware North
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The OpportunityThe Senior Director, Brands & Concept Development will lead the development of premier food, beverage and retail destinations, partner with best-in-class brands and culinarians, and design industry-leading service models that delight Delaware North s guests and clients with optimal efficiency and unparalleled experiences. This role will drive innovation in the development of revenue generating solutions for current operations and new business development opportunities. Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of new brands and concepts working closely with Culinary, Procurement, Design and Construction, Operations, and Business Development teams.
  • Identify gaps in the current brand portfolio and develop strategies and business plans for new development opportunities.
  • Present business plan recommendations to senior leadership for capital investment and resource approval.
  • Partner with senior subsidiary leadership to ensure new solutions deliver on business and financial objectives and metrics.
  • Build the business plan for new development projects outlining financial opportunities and return on investment.
  • Analyze data and insights to inform recommendations, and lead research to test recommendations.
  • Partner with external design firms and agencies as needed, leading, and managing scope, objectives, timelines, and budget.
  • Drive innovation in the development of revenue generating solutions for current operations and new business development opportunities.Qualifications
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in brand and concept development, product development, marketing, or related operations. Experience in brand and concept development role within the hospitality industry preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years product or concept development experience, preferably within the restaurant or retail industry.
    • Creative thinking, and strong presentation and communication skills are essential.
    • Strong analytical and financial skills are crucial to this role.
    • An understanding of operating functionality and flow through of food and beverage, restaurant, or retail concepts.
    • Not required to reside in Buffalo, NY
    • Up to 25% business travel is required.Who We AreAt Delaware North, you ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer. Associated topics: credit, director finance, finance, financial planning, fiscal, invest, investment banking, kpmg, tax, treasure

Keywords: Delaware North, Buffalo , Senior Director, Brands and Concept Development, Executive , Buffalo, New York

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