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District Manager

Auntie Anne’s Inc • Minneapolis, MN

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Road Warrior
Experience - 8 to 12 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Food, Restaurant, Retail
Retail, Restaurant - Food Service, Franchise
Relocation - No

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Job Description

We want you!  If you have food industry/quick service industry and multi-unit experience, then we are interested in you!  Only those who truly are managing multiple units with 8+ years experience will be considered.  

The District Manager in Minnesota is a critical and valuable role for our organization.  The District Manager is responsible for meeting monthly, quarterly, or annual sales, labor, and food costs and drive their store to profitability goals. The District Manager responsible for all aspects of multiple Auntie Anne’s locations stepping in if necessary to run a store if necessary for their district area.  District Manager will be responsible for the Store Manager job description including their other responsibilities as a District Manager.  District Manager will provide strong leadership to staff to achieve sales initiatives, marketing initiatives, food costs, labor costs goals, expense control, overall financial and operational performance of the store.   The focus of the District Manager is to ensure Auntie Anne’s and Double P Corporation Operational Standards are being executed in accordance to company procedures.  District Manager’s are required to travel and visit the locations they are managing/assigned to perform reviews, audits, assessments of the store(s) that they oversee.  The focus is on Operations, Financial, Marketing, and Human Resources.   

Duties & Responsibilities, but not limited to the following

Operations (40%)
  • Ensures the store is Direct & coordinate the activities of all staff and ensure business results are being met.
  • Exercise professional discretion and decision making on a daily basis to ensure that the Auntie Anne’s Three Fold Philosophy is maintained.
  • Ensure acceptable Mystery Shopper results are met.
  • Assist hourly crew and work positions/provide shift supervision when in the store.
  • Ensure staff behaviors are focused on selling, expense controls, and friendly customer service.
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained and in proper working order.
  • Be a brand ambassador for Double P/Auntie Anne’s and ensure staff are representing the same. 
Financial Management (30%)
  • Review store sales goals and coach Store Manager and team on achieving company sales, goals. 
  • Participate in weekly ROMA ordering along with monthly inventory.
  • Analyze inventory results and implement cost cutting measures on a monthly basis based on reported results.
  • Ensure all receiving of product is accurate and meets food quality standards.
  • Monitor staffing levels and labor costs to maximize productivity and make scheduling adjustments on shift by shift basis in response to sales trends.
  • Review and authorize payment of all invoices from vendors and suppliers.
  • Monitor inventory levels, production pars, waste, and unauthorized “giveaways” to control cost of goods without compromising product quality.
  • Ensure reporting deadlines are met at all times.
Local Store Marketing (10%)
  • Work with Store Managers to develop sales building programs within the mall and with outside entities and provide ROI metrics to measure the success of these efforts that are approved by the Vice President & President of the company.
  • Oversee with the Store Manager, driving the catering business within the assigned geographic region.
  • Implement a quarterly marketing plan in conjunction with District Manager.
  • Build relationships with Mall Management and attend tenant meeting or similar activities as necessary.  
People Management (20%)
  • Coach the Store Manager on hiring decisions.  
  • Ensure the Store Manager is advocating and modeling HR models that the company provides in the employee lifecycle such as: hiring, terminating, performance management, training, and recognition.  
  • Work with the Store Manager to ensure succession plans are being developed for each store.
  • Step in with HR to perform investigations. .
  • Review weekly schedules if necessary, but coach store to achieve it’s labor goals. 
  • Review and approve staff promotions and wage increases.
  • Maintain files and documents as directed by District Manager and/or the Corporate Office. 
Required Qualifications: 
  • Must have Food Experience, beyond just regular retail
  • Must possess advanced math skills and the ability to analyze data on sales, food costs and labor/payroll. 
  • Must demonstrate a history of strong leadership skills, communication skills, organizational skills, and a high level of business acumen.
  • Must have dependable transportation and be readily available via telephone.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies at all times or alter his/her schedule when necessary.
  • The ability to work a minimum of 55 hours per week and 60 hours per week during critical periods.
  • Experience coaching and developing teams in retail environment.
  • Only those with extensive Multi-Unit Experience will be considered.  
Job ID: 4161
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