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District Manager at Aramark in Richmond, VA

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The Business Services division of Aramark, with over $1 billion in revenues and 18,000 employees, provides a wide range of food and other support services to more than 500 clients in business and industry, at more than 1,500 locations in the U.S.  Aramark offers Fortune 500 companies and other large and small employers a single-source provider for employee cafés, executive dining rooms, catering, convenience stores, conference center management, and facility management. Aramark Business Dining is looking for professional leaders committed to providing our customers with unique solutions, outstanding variety, and healthy menu choices to improve the overall well-being and productivity of client locations.

The District Manager reports to the RVP. Responsible for overall planning, direction and control of assigned units within  a district. Level of impact is within own District. Districts vary in size but generally range between 5 and 14 units. Generally manages 300+ employees. Scope: $10M - $40M.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall planning, direction and control to assigned units within a defined district, to achieve operating and financial goals.
  • Provide guidance and motivation to managers and other district staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective customer rapport and maintains mutually beneficial business relationships with clients.
  • Look for opportunities to implement new products and services which support sales growth and client retention.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training and succession planning of overall district.
  • Maintains community relations. Participates in professional and civic activities. Makes public appearances.
  • Interacts with Client management and establishes and maintains effective client and customer relations.
  • Manages and guides team through the sales process.
  • Interfaces with RVP, Staff VPs , other Divisional Management and Unit Directors and their staffs.
  • Develops District forecasts and communicates deviations to Regional & Divisional Management. Determines plan that optimizes financial performance and productivity (by conducting operational audits).
  • Build effective partnership with Regional & Corporate support functions.
  • Independently conducts client negotiations and renegotiates unit contracts.
  • her Divisional Management and Unit Directors and their staffs.
  • Develops District forecasts and communicates deviations to Regional & Divisional Management. Determines plan that optimizes financial performance and productivity (by conducting operational audits).
  • Build effective partnership with Regional & Corporate support functions.
  • Independently conducts client negotiations and renegotiates unit contracts.

Qualifications:

 

Ideal candidates will possess a high energy level that is communicated to the team they will lead. They will also exhibit a proven track record of growing accounts. In addition, highly developed interpersonal, analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills are essential to success in this role. The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is also a key success measure. We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated rapid career progression and 6+ years management experience in a multi-unit role. Total managed volume of 10 million dollars or more and P/ L management experience in the hospitality industry is desired. Contract-managed service experience is desirable.
A Bachelors Degree or higher is required.

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