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District Manager

Job Description


District Manager


We are the classic American diner…

And proud of everything that means. Since 1953, we have served quality food and healthy portions at a fair price. No matter where we are, our light is always on inviting guests around the world to a place where everyone is welcome. Open means so much more to us than just being open for business 24/7. It means being open to all people, appetites and budgets. It says we are open-minded and open to new ideas. Honest, warm and inviting. Open is the way we think and act every hour of every day.

At Denny’s, people are most important asset. We trust, support and respect each other and work together for the greater good. We recognize the contributions of all and empower each and every one of us to achieve great things. Together, we will celebrate our successes and have fun doing it.

What does it take to be a District Manager with Denny’s?

You are a leader, hungry to win, constantly looking ahead. You are always moving forward, striving for more, determined to achieve greatness. You are open to fresh, innovative thinking. You believe we will succeed through teamwork, accountability and pushing the boundaries of ourselves and our Brand.

You have a "Guests First" mindset. You understand that our diners are more than just customers or consumers. They are our guests and we invite them into our homes with open arms. They are the very reason we are in business and they are the center of everything we do.

You are a promoter, with a proven ability to drive sales, guest count growth and profit for your area.

You are insightful, understanding your financials and operational reports, and identifying gaps in performance (including balanced scorecard and other published reports). You develop and implement successful solutions to ensure operating goals are achieved.

You are a communicator and enjoy presenting company and area objectives to all store management team.

You are a strategic thinker, leading the annual area planning process to align with the corporate strategic plan.

You are a coach and trainer, ensuring your management team is focused on service and hospitality for our guests… and our employees. You hire great people to surround you (including General Managers and Restaurant Managers) and train them well, planning for succession accordingly. You respect your team and they respect you.

You hold your team accountable, and you are accountable for the overall performance of team, providing ongoing development opportunities and addressing perf

Job Requirements


District Manager


Position Qualifications

  • Minimum of four years of restaurant management experience or similar operations leadership experience required; complimentary experience in Training, Health and Safety, Human Resources, or Facilities Departments are a plus
  • Multi-unit leadership experience preferred
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Food Safety Managers Certificate required
  • Ability to handle high stress situations
  • Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Ability to coach and motivate others to achieve area and corporate goals
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to partner with others to achieve results/resolution
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Places a value on diversity and shows respect for others
  • Excellent financial and business acumen
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, days and evenings
  • Ability to travel frequently (up to 75%), including overnight stays and airline travel when applicable
  • Licensed to operate an automobile without hours of operations restrictions

Job Snapshot

Post Date 7/21/2014
Location San Jose, CA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management, Restaurant - Food Service
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 4 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Industry Food
Required Travel Road Warrior
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