General Manager - Designate, Chicago, ILL

Aramark - Chicago, IL3.6

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Aramark Uniform Services (AUS) provides uniforms and related products to more than 400,000 customers nationwide, in virtually every industry. From designing and manufacturing to laundering and delivering, AUS works with local and national clients to create and maintain a total uniform solution that promotes teamwork and establishes a professional identity. AUS operates from over 200 locations nationwide and has an immediate opportunity for a General Manager-Designate in Chicago, ILL.

This position is designed to train and develop designated employees to advance to a General Manager or General Manager of Production position in approximately 12-18 months. Primary training will be conducted at the local facility. Additional training will take place at various locations in short intervals (travel and accomodations provided). At times the selected manager may be tasked to provide needed support to another location when necessary. Once training is completed, candidates MUST BE RELOCATABLE within the region/geographical sector of the U.S. in which they were hired. Relocation assistance, salary increase, and bonus eligibility are all provided as part of the promotion to General Manager or General Manager of Production.

Manage a market center location (annual revenue of $10M +)
Drive profitability and growth by obtaining new customers and retaining current customer relationships and maintain the market center's total managed volume
Use strategic and leadership skills to facilitate employee selection, development, retention, motivation, and strong customer relationships
Ensure compliance with contracts and company policies and procedures
Participate in hands-on activities in the market center and in other field locations
Establish a cohesive team between service and production departments to meet organizational goals

Bachelor's degree required
Five to seven years of progressive management responsibility
Demonstrated success in operations management in a production facility or manufacturing environment
Considerable knowledge of financial reporting, including: profit and loss, sales, and capital expenses
Significant customer interface and service responsibilities
Twelve to eighteen months of business to business sales
Strong analytical and process management skills
Travel within the region is required
A valid driver's license is required
Successful completion of Criminal Background, Motor Vehicle Record, and Drug Screen checks


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran