Development Manager at Servair

Servair started to build and operate Quick Service Restaurants under the Burger King franchise in Kenya, Ivory Coast and Ghana. SERVAIR is the leading group in airline catering in France and Africa serving more than 100 airlines and managing +10.000 employees. SERVAIR created specific subsidiaries dedicated to retail in each of these three countries. The start-up period confirming the success of the introduction of Burger King's brand and concept, SERVAIR decided to accelerate the development of this B to C activity and achieve to reach the capacity of this market. Job description
Reporting to the Managing Director of the country and functionnaly to the Managing Director of the branch in the headquarter in Paris, the DEVELOPMENT MANAGER leads the development of the country subsidiary to achieve targets in terms of number of new restaurant openings while being totally conform to all Burger King's specifications.
Job Details

Prospects sites in relation with legal advisor to obtain leases
Manages relations with Real Estate Brokers to gather potential viable sites
Evaluates all potential sites through site visits, initial sketchs of site, financial viability analysis and project timeline
Prepares scoring cards for potential sites and prepares investment files in order to get financial approval from Headquarter
Makes sure the location is signed off by the Construction Manager who develops for all restaurants, layouts, construction, contract biddings
Obtains all authorizations from Administration, City council, Estate for construction and operations. Follows all steps of the process until signing of the lease
Candidates will show a real expertise in this activity of DEVELOPMENT OF RETAIL with proof of their experience and their results.
High capacity in terms of negotiation and strong leadership to achieve high targets
Very good knowledge of the country (originating should be an advantage) and of the food culture


Competencies are required in Marketing, Finance as well as understanding of principles of Construction.
Usual language in our business is English
2-5 years experience

Salary will include a fixed rate + incentive when targets are achieved and overpassed
(Fixed rate will depend of the HR market in each country and incentive should be :

30% when target of development is achieved : number of restaurants opened in a year
10% incentive for each additional restaurant opened in a year)

Contract : permanent with 6 months trial period