What does a District Manager do?
District managers oversee the operations of multiple stores, work sites, or locations within a specific region. Primary responsibilities include the recruitment and training of store managers, the setting of regional goals and ensuring that the stores they supervise adhere to relevant company and industry regulations.
District managers act as a liaison between area branches and company headquarters and manage operational day-to-day practices. They will coordinate with senior management and report and make recommendations regarding the teams they oversee. They strive to grow market share and improve customer experiences, and they have a passion for excellence when interacting with clients. District managers need a bachelor's degree in related fields including management, finance, public administration, or communications. Some district managers also need retail management experience.
- Comply with, promote and train on all safety policies and procedures.
- Ensure teams provide outstanding service and satisfied guests.
- Identify resources, assign workloads and manage schedules to ensure timely deliveries.
- Responsible to grow sales and meet expense and G&A budgets.
- Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of goals and objectives.
- Lead district meetings focused on a plan to achieve sales objectives and goals.
- Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
- Participate in the development of company policies, standards, training and management development.
- Use company provided reports for review and assessment or all aforementioned aspects of the business.
- Direct the delivery of complete facilities maintenance service within budget, meeting all contracted KPI's.
- Recruit, develop, motivate, and engage a highly talented team.
- Work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.
- Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
- Ensure GMs are planning and taking appropriate action to achieve company standards and objectives.
- Assist in maintain, a customer-friendly, quality image of assigned facilities.
- Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in business, management, or marketing or equivalent experience.
- Adaptable to a variety of situations.
- A leader who can collaborate with team members using a positive attitude.
- Comfortable training, planning alongside, and scheduling staff.
- Sound product knowledge and business acumen.
- Dedicated to operational excellence.
- Comfortable drafting and producing a budget with an eye on expense control.
- Strong problem solving and time management skills.
District Manager Career Path
Learn how to become a District Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Average Years of Experience
District Manager Insights
“9. Merchandiser pay is not competitive; very few if any raises given to them.”
“This is one of the first jobs I have where work/life balance is important and valued.”
“I worked my way thru school and advanced in the mining industry to a production manager making a great income.”
“Multiple ways to grow your career and developmental tools to help you along the way.”
“The sales training is really good and will prepare you for other roles within the industry.”
“I wish everyone else in the industry knew how great a place it is to further their solar career.”
“You can do a great job numbers wise but can get terminated bc your boss doesn’t like you.”
“One of the best if not the best pay structure within the industry outside of Corporate doors.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a District Manager
When working as a District Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Graduate Level, Evacuation, Erosion Control and Word Processing.
- Regional Manager
- General Manager
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The most common qualifications to become a District Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.