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Director of Business Development- Business Dining


This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted April 29, 2021.

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.

Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day.

We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste.

Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index.

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As a Director of Business Development you will have an exciting opportunity to exceed assigned pipeline and profit objectives and work closely with the VP and AVP of Sales in developing overall sales strategies for your geographic territory.

You will also partner closely with regional executive leaders and directors in creating and implementing the sales processes and aligning with regional operational goals.

Successful sales leaders in this role will have the opportunity to:

Drive sales process leadership from contact through strategy, proposal, presentation & successful conclusion for a defined market

Aggressively research, identify, qualify & target potential clients & develop access strategy to initiate contact

Develop & maintain relationships at the ‘C Suite’ while understanding and communicating prospective customers’ corporate culture within Aramark

Exercise creativity and independent judgment in developing and evaluating sales and marketing strategies in selling broad portfolio of services within defined market

Develop and lead strategy process with regard to: Competitive Environment, Account Sales Strategy and Territory Development Strategy

Identify needs and source customer specific solutions for those needs

Utilize resources from across Aramark in order to design & deliver customer desired outcomes

Influence and collaborate with regional team members without formal authority to achieve expected sales objectives

Develop relationships with intermediaries to build pipeline of opportunities and awareness of capabilities

Represent Aramark in the marketplace through various industry conferences and events

Build relationships personally with prospective C-Suite customers to ultimately develop a coach for all new sales initiatives

Provide appropriate market & competitive information


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

A minimum of 5 years “high end” strategic selling experience is required.

Prior dining services experience and/or operational experience is preferred.

Knowledge of Salesforce CRM, all Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat is required.

Key Competencies

Ability to think, plan and sell strategically

Possess a consultative, customer centric selling philosophy

Demonstrate the ability to build alliances and influence key decision makers, both internally and externally, without formal authority

Managing customer relationships through creative problem solving and customer savvy

Market awareness in a mature service industry

Self-starter who requires minimal degree of direct management

Prior experience in contract management services

Operational acumen and savvy, including pro forma development

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Efficient organizational skills (time/territory management)

Poised and sharp presentation skills

Team selling orientation and leadership skills in a non-reporting environment

The ability to “close” the deal

This position will report to the Vice President of Business Development, Business Dining.

This is a work from home position with extensive travel.

States include but are not limited to Oregon and Washington.



Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.

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