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Restaurant Executive Search in Sales and Marketing

Bristol Associates’ Restaurant Division recruits for senior and executive sales and management positions in the restaurant industry. Our practice is led by Director David Alford.

Featured Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of Restaurant industry clients including:

  • Dinequity
  • Panda Restaurant Group

  • Munchery
  • Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

  • Dominoes’ Pizza
  • Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Caribou Coffee
  • Landry’s

Examples of Completed Searches

Our Restaurant Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key sales and marketing positions. Our placements include positions such as Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Advertising Manager, Director of Marketing, Director of Sales, Director of Field Marketing, Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Advertising, Director of Social Media Marketing, Corporate Director of Marketing, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Advertising, Sr. Vice President of Marketing, and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Below is a sampling of completed searches.

Chief Marketing Officer

Our client is a large, publicly traded full service restaurant company. The placed candidate is responsible for leading all strategic marketing efforts.

Director of Advertising

We completed a search for a multi-unit QSR company. The position is responsible for overseeing their advertising and promotional campaigns.

Director of Sales and Marketing

We successfully placed a candidate in a position responsible for planning and implementing sales and marketing programs that are targeted toward existing and new markets.


Qualities of a Great Sales and Marketing Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing restaurant marketing executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Proven experience in the development, management, and communication of brand strategies and tactics
  • The ability to anticipate and understand changing customer needs
  • Consistent performance in terms of increasing market share and meeting or exceeding revenue objectives
  • The ability to work in both corporate and field environtment on a concurrent basis
  • Proven ability to manage outside advertising agencies and to maintain budgets and achieve timely results
  • Experience in developing and managing promotional, public relations, loyalty, and partnership programs
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and analysis strategies

Division Leader

David Alford

Director
Food & Beverage Manufacturing and Restaurant
David is a new addition to the Bristol team. He has been in the staffing industry for 17 years and has placed people at companies throughout the US and Canada across a broad spectrum of industries and skill-sets.

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