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German Doner Kebab In Search For Head Of Project Management

The fast-casual brand is looking to appoint an experienced industry professional to support the roll-out of its ambitious growth strategy

June 24, 2020 // Franchising.com // German Doner Kebab is looking to appoint an experienced Head of Project Management to support its ambitious growth strategy.

The fast-casual brand is looking to bring in the senior figure to manage its restaurant expansion plans throughout the UK.

Now employing over 1000 people throughout the country, the brand has opened 35 new restaurants in the UK during the past four years and boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years.

Bringing experience of the leisure and retail sectors, the new Head of Project Management will be responsible for the delivery of new restaurant fit-outs, liaising with contractors and consultants to meet brand standards and launch schedules.

The successful candidate will also be charged with building and maintaining close relationships with German Doner Kebab’s multi-unit franchise partners as they build their respective restaurant portfolios.

The search is being managed by Withey & Vedi, a boutique executive search company which brings significant experience of overseeing senior appointments across the leisure, hospitality and retail and sectors.

Imran Sayeed, German Doner Kebab CEO, said: “Our idea of bringing a nutritionally-balanced gourmet kebab has been a massive hit with UK consumers, and this has been reflected in the huge growth we have already achieved in the past two years.

“We have developed a strong growth pipeline with some of the UK’s most established franchise entrepreneurs and and we are now working closely with them to identify new sites and respond to the growing consumer demand across the UK.

“From this perspective we are looking for an experienced Head of Project Management to join us and oversee the growth of our restaurant footprint whilst strengthening the relationships with our multi-unit franchise partners.

“We are excited to be working with Withey & Vedi on this initiative and look forward to welcoming a leading industry professional into our senior team as we forge ahead with our ambitions for growth.”

Vinit Vedi, Managing Director of Withey & Vedi, said: “Firstly it is a privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to work with a brand that has such ambitious growth plans.

“Our focus will be on bringing-in an industry specialist who has experience in a similar role with a multi-site restaurant leisure group, or retail operator.

“We now very much look forward to strengthening the German Doner Kebab team and exploring new opportunities to develop our partnership as the brand forges ahead with growth.”

As well as the UK, German Doner Kebab operates franchised stores in Sweden, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.

The UK growth comes as the brand is embarking on expansion into Saudi Arabia. The Ajlan and Brothers Group has been signed-up as the master franchisee, with a development agreement of 100 stores over the next ten years.

Further growth has also been announced in North America, as franchises have been signed in Canada’s Ontario and British Columbia provinces, while negotiations are underway to open outlets in New York’s Manhattan and New Jersey.

About German Doner Kebab

German Doner Kebab is a fast food retailer that has created a healthy and nutritionally balanced approach to traditional kebabs.

The first store opened in Berlin in 1989 and the next decade was spent perfecting the policies and procedures, the unique blend of traditional spices and exclusive products, as well as refining and improving their innovative cooking processes.

The kebabs are made from quality ingredients that are exclusive to Doner Kebab Restaurants. The great taste comes from the SECRET SAUCES that set our products apart, from our competitors.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland the company is going through a rapid expansion across the globe. The company currently has premises in UK, Sweden, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and now USA and Canada.

SOURCE German Doner Kebab

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