International Speedway Corporation, (“ISC”) founded in 1953, is a leading promoter of motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. The company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s premier motorsports entertainment facilities, which in total, have approximately 900,000 grandstand seats and 500 suites. ISC’s facilities are located in six of the nation’s top 13 media markets and nearly 80 percent of the country’s population is located within the primary trading areas of its facilities. ISC promotes major motorsports events in every month of the racing season — more than any other motorsports promoter. Collectively, the company’s facilities promote well over 100 motorsports events during the racing season.
Americrown, a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, was formed in 1989. It is the leader in motorsports catering, concessions and merchandise sales and service. Operating at 12 NASCAR and IndyCar-sanctioned tracks nationwide, Americrown touches millions of race fans annually. Its ever-growing fleet of mobile food concessions, merchandise and catering equipment is unparalleled in the industry.
ISC and Americrown are seeking a Senior Director of Concessions. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of experience effectively managing high volume concessions operations including event planning, menu development, production, inventory control, compliance with all regulations and policies, safety, guest service, employee/volunteer training, and supervision. Must provide a high level of event oversight, technical proficiency, and operational/personnel support to ensure the successful execution of all events. A critical function will be to actively mentor, train, and help managers exceed industry standards and to promote positive, enthusiastic, and cooperative working environments. This candidate must have a strong business sense and engaging interpersonal skills. Strong record of streamlining operations and improving service while preserving the highest levels of quality. Highly skilled at performing financial analysis, planning, and troubleshooting operations on a global level.
- Pro forma budgeting and fiscal planning
- Reconciliation and financial analyses
- Statistical modeling and creating effective reporting tools
- Strong Supervisory, Leadership, Management and Coaching Skills
- Staffing – set goals and expectations; strategize for NPO recruitment
- Ability to drive innovative F&B ideas with new concepts and destinations
- Leverage current trends in the food and beverage industry in order to foster development
- Identify and evaluate best practices and improved concession strategies
- Monitor all event activity to ensure proper planning and execution for events
- Develop and update food and beverage policies and procedures
- Partner with culinary leadership to ensure high standards, cleanliness, and quality
- Develop and implement standardized inventory, accountability, and control procedures.
- Strong communication skills; both written and verbal to communicate on various levels to include Sr. Management, corporate departments, customers and sponsors
- Proficient computer skills to include expertise in Microsoft Office programs and internet
- Requires travel 50% of the time
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Requires Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or business field.
- A minimum of 5-10 years of senior, multi-unit, leadership experience in high volume professional sports and entertainment venues as a Director, General Manager, or District Manager.
- The ability to manage in a fast-paced and diverse environment with a focus on providing innovative hospitality and high quality food and beverage service.
- P & L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is required.
- Exceptional fiscal management skills, including financial analysis, budget creation, forecasting, labor and inventory control, and P & L oversight required.
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