Job Summary Denny's is seeking a Franchise Business Coach in the Northeast. We are open to candidates in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or Maine. The Franchise Business Coach position is a key member of an effective operations organization that seeks to continually enhance franchisees capabilities to maximize sales, increase guest count, grow market share, encourage unit growth, and create/maintain a hospitality focused business model. This position provides consultative leadership, including coaching, teaching, and partnering with franchisees, their operator(s), and restaurant teams in their assigned business unit/territory to ensure continuous improvement, restaurant excellence, and consistency. Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)Focus heavily on the improvement of Priority Restaurants, Priority Franchisees, & Priority DMAs including collaborating on the development of business plans designed to achieve measurable growth and improvement in the pursuit of restaurant excellencePerform well planned, purposeful, high impact visits with franchisees and/or operators inside an assigned business unitConducts Dennys Pride Restaurant Reviews for continuous improvement, including collaborating with and coaching franchisees on self-assessmentsProvides coaching & guidance to restaurant teams, multi-unit leaders and Franchisees on the execution of Dennys brand standards and operational tools & systemsConsistently possesses, maintains and demonstrates expert level knowledge of Dennys brand standards, recipes, procedures, and operational tools & systemsConsults with appropriate operations leaders and other departments to identify additional support and training needs to improve gaps in restaurant operationsValidates that Dennys training tools, management training/development programs, and certification programs are being utilized Builds valuable relationships with and acts as a liaison between other Dennys teams and the franchisee such as field marketing, training, and new restaurant opening teams, utilizing their resources and knowledge Partner closely with facilities, marketing, and franchisees to ensure successful remodel plans are executed Works closely with the New Restaurant Opening Team and Franchisees to ensure successful new restaurant openings and closely monitors post opening performance, acting upon trends or needsMonitors Brand Protection Reviews and Health Department inspections Complete facilities review checklist as necessary or at appropriate intervals Protects the Dennys Brand and Guests by following up during all restaurant visits on food safety standards and practicesEducation & Experience RequirementsAssociates or Bachelors degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experienceMulti-Unit experience or equivalent operations experience in the restaurant or hospitality industries is preferred Prior experience as a franchise business consultant, trainer or operations consultant is desirableBi-lingual is a plusFood Safety Manager CertificateRequired Knowledge and SkillsAbility to maintain composure in a high stress situations Strong organizational and effective time management skills Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills with proficiency in the English languageThe ability to communicate with all levels of the organizationStrong Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet skillsExcellent interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influenceUnderstands and appreciates diversity and shows respect for othersSolid financial and business acumen Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with a strong attention to detailLicensed to operate an automobile without hours of operations restrictionsMust meet any state, county or municipal regulation pertaining to health risk concerns about food handlingAbility to work around potentially hazardous chemicalsMust be able to work with all Dennys menu productsThe ability to drive, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of timeAbility to tolerate extreme temperature changes in kitchen and freezer areasMust be able to lift a tray weighing up to 25 lbs.Must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. and place items on high and low shelves in office, store rooms, service areas, walk-in coolers and freezersMust be able to hear well in a loud environment to respond to employee and guest needsAvailability to work weekends, holidays, days, and evenings, as required Ability to travel frequently (up to 90%), including overnight stays and airline travel when applicable Denny's, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military or veteran's status, criminal background, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local law. 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