District Manager - K12 Food Services

  • Valentine Recruiting
  • Houston, Texas
  • Feb 01, 2024
Banquet Staff

Job Description

Compensation : $120,000 - $135,000 + 22% BONUS

We are seeking a District Manager, Food Services to join the team with an established food services company. The District Manager will be responsible for providing the overall vision, planning, direction, and control to assigned units for a geographic district normally generating $12-30M+ in revenue. This key leadership role is accountable for the execution of our General Management program, with a focus on growth, cost, and productivity, leading people, and delivering financial commitments.

Whether focused on multiple sites for a single client or multiple clients, the key success measures of a District Manager include Revenue Growth, EBIT, Margin, Consumer Satisfaction, Client Loyalty, and Employee Engagement.

In this role, frequent travel to client sites throughout the district is expected

Job Responsibilities:

- Leadership - Establish overall ownership and accountability of operational management and financial performance of multiple accounts and units. Model key leadership behaviors and ensure the highest levels of safety, quality and service excellence for employees, clients, and consumers. Coach & mentor employees by crafting a shared understanding about how and what needs to be achieved. Reward and recognize employees. Identify and engage top talent and develop team members to their fullest potential within the organization. Plan and lead team management meetings. Ensure safety and sanitation standards in all operations.

- Client Relationship - Establish and maintain effective client and customer rapport for a mutually beneficial business relationship. Identify client needs and communicate operational progress. Understand contractual obligations and leverage opportunities. Facilitate and support new business and retention activities. Ensure team completes customer satisfaction surveys in all locations.

- Financial Performance - Build revenue and manage budget with sensitivity to costs and client needs. Ensure the completion and maintenance of P&L statements for the district. Provide oversight and take ownership to deliver client and company financial targets using internal systems. Understand performance metrics, data, order and inventory trends educate teams on key levers to improve margins.

- Productivity - Lead managers in implementing and maintaining corporate management agenda for labor and financial initiatives. Ensure value through efficient operations, appropriate cost controls, and profit management. Ensure consistent application of operating standards and processes (Operational Excellence) with particular focus on efficiency standards. Understand end to end supply chain and procurement process and systems ensure only authorized suppliers are used.

-Compliance - Ensure unit managers maintain a safe and healthy environment for clients, customers and employees. Follow all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, and wage and hour.

Developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers is essential. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.


  • Proven leadership experience, typically acquired over 5-10 years, including P&L responsibility within the hospitality, retail, facilities, direct store delivery or food and beverage industries.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a broad knowledge of management practices, business judgement and client/consumer interaction.
  • Confirmed ability to hire, assess, develop and grow hard-working talent.
  • Comfortable reading, understanding, and implementing contractual requirements, including identifying opportunities within contract terms and conditions to address operational issues.
  • Established communication and teamwork skills to work with all levels on the organization from the front line associate through leadership.
  • Proven success in a repeat business model, including leading through change and turnaround initiatives.
  • Bachelors degree is generally required to be successful advanced degree in business or related field is preferred.

Candidate Must Have :

  • Contract food service management experience required
  • P&L management experience required
  • K12 food service experience required
  • 5-10 years leadership experience within food service required
  • Bachelors Degree required

Additional Information : This is a remote based position requiring local travel throughout K12 school district in Greater Houston Area

Benefits include: Stock Options & Car Allowance