District Manager – Job Description

District Manager – Non-Restaurant Positions
  • District managers are responsible for managing the operations of several restaurant units with in a geographic area.
  • They are responsible for ensuring that sales goals are achieved as well as all other budget goals, such as cost containment.
  • They ensure customers’ satisfaction and fair administration of regional personnel policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • This is a high level position.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 5 to 10 years of experience in the food service industry are required.
  • Some operations may require the employee to have previous multi unit management experience.
  • Certifications are not required but are available through the International Food Service Executives Association (www.ifsea.com).
  • The certified Food Service Management Professional (FMP) designation is earned through the National Restaurant Association (www.restaurant.org).
  • District managers are expected to have strong financial, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • A district manager will have several direct reports, usually an administrative assistant, and unit restaurant managers.
  • District managers may advance to other executive positions within their organization.