Vice President of Operations (West)

Noodles & Company - Broomfield, CO3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year

The VP of West Region Operations is responsible for operations leadership in the areas of selecting talent, developing leaders, guest experience, creating long term growth, and building a strong culture. The VP will oversee 100+ restaurants and have responsibility for leading and directing a team of Area Managers. They will be accountable for leading operators to achieve outstanding performance that contributes to Noodles & Company growth as well as participating in strategic planning and development process. The VP must lead and inspire the region to deliver consistent execution, a great guest experience, and profitable sales growth.


Lead the regional team responsible for executing company strategy in the restaurants
Contribute to the evaluation and development of operational strategy and performance of the restaurants
Use analytical insights from both internal and external sources to provide strategic leadership and vision to ensure execution of operations and training for the company
Direct and coordinate financial and budget process and collaborate on the annual business plan for the region and company
Build high performing teams by giving direction in the areas of people selection and development
Accountable for sales growth and profitability of company-owned restaurants
Value the input of team members at every level to institute and execute best operational practices
Build a culture that drives retention
Provide leadership for the field support teams to achieve company goals
Support the executive team in executing the company’s strategic direction
Proactively create and maintain succession planning for General Manager’s, Area Manager’s and Regional Directors of Operations
Maintain continual awareness of industry trends and brand goals on competitive practices and changes


Ability to identify talent and a proven track record of building great teams and developing leaders
Ability to manage and oversee rapid growth strategies
Experience overseeing (dotted line responsibility) Marketing, Real Estate, Training, Finance and HR
Strong ability to strategize and clearly articulate a vision
Exceptional interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to interact with all levels of the company
Must have demonstrated experience in developing and administering complex strategies and philosophies, as well as the ability to balance strategic thinking with detailed focus on execution
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to exercise independent judgment


Minimum of 15 years experience required, preferably in the restaurant industry
Experience must include leadership of 50+ unit concept
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Clear understanding of restaurant operations
Previous development experience a plus
Must have experience in field marketing, training, finance and HR
Experience working cross-functionally to achieve business objectives
Must have experience leading a business or region of a business

Brand: Noodles & Company
Address: 520 Zang Street Ste D Broomfield, CO - 80021
Property Description: 100 - Central Support Office
Property Number: 100