Dogtopia is seeking a full-time Operations Manager to join our Phoenix Support Office team. This individual will support new Dogtopia franchise daycares across the country, from lease signing through grand opening, and will drive new business operations to ensure daycares are on target for Year 1 success.

As a New Franchise Operations Manager, a typical day might include the following:

  • Providing remote support as primary point of contact to new franchisees
  • Facilitating a 6-day, onsite ‘Boot Camp’ for new daycare openings
  • Ensuring new daycares are ramping to hit pre-defined Year 1 targets
  • Maintaining a professional, calm demeanor as a Dogtopia Brand Ambassador during new daycare openings
  • Problem-solving when opportunities arise during new daycare openings
  • Responding to franchisee questions in a professional and timely manner
  • Evaluating daycare opening processes and providing solutions to drive performance and mitigate barriers affecting Year 1 ramp
  • Following, executing, and enhancing materials checklists based on learnings and best practices captured during daycare visits
  • Assisting in the creation of operations tools and materials that drive continuous improvement to the daycare opening process
  • Completing special projects as requested by Directors of Operations


  • You have a passion for dogs
  • You are a road warrior and willing to travel for extended periods of time, even on weekends and occasional holidays if needed
  • You work effectively individually and as part of a team
  • You interact comfortably and effectively in front of groups
  • You are a problem solver and love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions
  • You are detail oriented with strong organizational and follow through skills
  • You don’t get frustrated easily. If you don’t know the answer, you leverage your village of knowledge and are committed to finding the answer
  • You are patient, level-headed and cool under pressure
  • You like helping people
  • You have excellent training and presentation skills
  • You communicate clearly, you write well, you speak clearly
  • You are a motivated, driven, self-starter. You take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly make a difference
  • You have a valid driver’s license
  • You are able to be on your feet for 10-12 hours/day, as required


  • An undergraduate degree (preferred) and/or 5-10 years of operations experience
  • Background in a franchise or retail environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and ability to learn new software applications quickly


At Dogtopia, we’re dedicated to offering exceptional daycare for dogs. We have more than 120 open locations in the United States and Canada, with another 250 sold and currently in development. Our modern facilities provide healthy, safe and fun environments for dogs to socialize and play in and are supervised by a highly trained and loving team. With some seriously cool branding, an experienced leadership team and 60 more stores to open in 2020, we think you need to meet us!

But don’t just take our word for it. Since opening in 2002, we’ve been the recipient of many awards for our facility design, customer service and cutting-edge innovations, including: Recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s esteemed Franchise 500® list, was honored for the second consecutive year in the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review and was included on Inc.’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.


  • We LOVE life unconditionally like a dog
  • We STAY loyal to our pack
  • We CHASE the absolute highest standards of safety
  • We PLAY to our full potential
  • We TREAT every day like it’s the most exciting day ever


  • A highly competitive total compensation package
  • A base salary awarded based upon experience and qualifications
  • Individual Incentive Plans (Personal KPI’s) to be defined within 30 days of start date
  • Opportunity for year-end Company Bonus – if all established Company goals are met


  • Individual Bonus Program
  • Potential for Year-End Company Bonus
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 5 PTO (Personal/Sick) Days
  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Employer Paid Long- and Short-Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K employer contribution after one year of employment
  • $1,500 annual health and wellness incentive to support a healthy lifestyle for you and your pet

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