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Director Business Development- Collegiate Hospitality Remote

Detroit, MI

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

Director of Business Development - Collegiate Hospitality


As the Director of Business Development - Higher Education, you will have an opportunity to exceed assigned pipeline and profit objectives, lead new business initiatives and processes and work closely with Sales Leadership in developing overall sales strategies within a targeted territory. You will also partner closely with Business Unit Executive leaders as well as Regional Executive leaders and directors in creating new university and college clients and implementing the sales processes.

Job Responsibilities

•    Drive sales process leadership from contact through strategy, proposal, presentation  & successful conclusion for dining services within a defined market of large universities and colleges.

•    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 facilities within defined market

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

•    Identify needs and develop customer specific solutions for those needs.

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

•    Influence and develop team members without formal authority

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

•    Represent Aramark Collegiate Hospitality in the marketplace at various industry organizations and events

•    Build relationships personally with prospective customers

•    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.


•   BA/BS is required for this position. MBA preferred. 

Experience in selling to higher education accounts AND/OR contract food service is highly preferred

•    5+ years of executive/c-suite, B2B solution-based selling experience, preferably in the service industry.

•    Excellent written and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and computer skills

•    Ability to understand and execute strategic sales planning and methodologies

•    Financial acumen – ability to understand operations and develop proposals

•    Please note, this role requires the flexibility to travel 70-80%, including overnight


This is a remote, work-from-home role with travel up to 75%.   Candidate must live it the designated territory which includes:  MI, WI, IN, SD and ND.



•    Flexible work arrangements
•    Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, nine (9) paid holidays 
•    Volunteer days, community partnerships, Employee Assistance Program
•    Your choice of three medical plans, two carriers to choose from & My Healthy Changes well-being program
•    Adoption Assistance & Paid Parental Leave
•    Tuition Funding Sources and Scholarship Programs 
•    Retirement plan with match on annual contributions


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.


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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