Ric Southers

Senior Field Account Manager at The SYGMA Network

Location
Fort Myers, Florida Area
Industry
Restaurants

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Ric Southers's Overview

Current
Past
  • Vice President of Concept Development at Pinchers Crab Shack
  • V. P. Operations at Wencoast Restaurants, dba Wendy's
  • Director Area Operations at Wendys International
  • Market Manager at Pizza Hut
Education
Connections

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Ric Southers' Summary

I am currently in the job search mode. I see this as a positive opportunity. I intend to utilize my years of multi-unit experience to become a very productive employee. In the past I have successfully been part of and operated large fast food and full service markets. I have proven I can develop people, create and manage operating budgets. I have also managed capital budgets and overseen facility maintenance, remodels and new construction. I enjoy being part of a team even if holding the team accountable is my responsibility.

Specialties

A good multi-unit manager must have command of several skills. People development, management and team building leads the list. My skill set also includes analytical and problem solving abilities, leadership responsibilities, strategic planning and playing well with others.

Ric Southers' Experience

Senior Field Account Manager

The SYGMA Network

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

October 2010Present (4 years) Southeast

This role focuses on contract sales from large restaurant and manufacturing companies. The territory is supported by two distribution centers; Newnan, GA and Charlotte, NC. My role is to provide on-going contract support through customer service, warehouse and transportation operations. This requires constant communications to and from the customers to our centers.

Vice President of Concept Development

Pinchers Crab Shack

January 2007January 2009 (2 years 1 month)

I joined this seven store company to complete two main functions. The first was to develop and implement policy, procedural and employee manuals that brought structure, better controls and profitability to the organization. Second was to work with the owner's son to guide the company toward expansion and concept growth.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WEN; Restaurants industry

20012006 (5 years)

I was the operator for a 32 chain Wendy's franchise in Charleston, SC and Augusta, GA. We started with 26 stores and built 6 more to complete our expansion program. I managed 5 District Managers, office staff and approximately 1000 store employees.

Director Area Operations

Wendys International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WEN; Restaurants industry

19951998 (3 years)

Operated the Fort Myers market for Wendy's International until the company chose to sell the market to a franchisee. At that time I moved into the FAD or Franchise Area Director role.

Market Manager

Pizza Hut

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YUM; Restaurants industry

19801994 (14 years)

Started with Pizza Hut as a cook and worked my way up to the Market Manager's role in Jacksonville, Fl. There I was in charge of operations for 64 locations, dine-in and delivery. I also worked in corporate headquarters in the Operations Department, supporting field operations and overseeing the development of Delivery training.

Ric Southers' Education

Clemson University

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Political Science

19721976

Activities and Societies: Student government, fraternity, intramural sports, played in a band

Clemson University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology, Political Science and Economics

19721976

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