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Director of Business Development- National Accounts - Remote

Chicago, IL

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

As a Director of Business Development for National Accounts, you will have an exciting opportunity to exceed assigned pipeline and profit objectives and work closely with the VP, Growth 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 for both dining and refreshments national-level accounts.

Job Responsibilities

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


At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.



Previous experience in refreshment services is highly preferred. 


A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of 8 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, National Accounts for the Workplace Experience Group.  This is a work-from-home position with up to 75% Travel.




COMPENSATION: The salary rate for this position ranges from $103,800 to $181,650 depending on circumstances including an applicant's skills and qualifications, certain degrees and certifications, prior job experience, market data, and other relevant factors. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if relevant). This is Aramark's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of compensation for this position as of the time of posting. 


If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and Aramark reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time AND FOR ANY REASON, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO for reasons related to individual performance, Aramark or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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