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Area Director - District Manager

Gecko Hospitality
Wellesley, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Restaurant District Manager

High-end restaurant company

 Our growing restaurant is looking for an enthusiastic District Manager to join our rapidly growing restaurant organization. Experience in Multi Unit Food or Fast Casual, new store opening experience is a must! Is your focus on guests’ experience, anticipating and understanding guests’ needs and exceed their expectations? We make certain that our District Managers have the tools to be successful and grow within our organization. If you are looking for a career as a District Manager working for a restaurant that is a true and authentic scratch-kitchen, award winning, and nationally recognized this is the place for you! Apply Today for our location in the Wellesley, MA area


As a District Manager, you will have experience with new store openings, proven experience developing GM’s and staff into higher level roles, provide the restaurant management teams with the tools, training and follow-up necessary to achieve maximum operational and financial performance. District Managers are problem solvers – able to diagnose and solve for the human and operational challenges that come with delivering on the smallest details to uphold and grow the brand. Successful District Managers are community ambassadors, skilled people developers, entrepreneurial, great at multitasking and priority management, have high personal standards, and are warm and genuine.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Ensures the restaurants are optimally staffed with talented managers at all levels and actively recruits, trains, coaches, motivates, develops, and mentors a team of managers.
  • Demonstrates keen problem-solving skills - able to diagnose and fix all opportunities that arise at the field level – and prioritizes store performance issues to ensure that the most pressing issues are addressed first.
  • Models authentic, warm guest experience and is responsible for instilling great service in the team.
  • Demonstrates exceptional people performance management skills with the ability to identify talent and develop managers and hourly team members by giving timely, honest, and ongoing coaching and feedback through one on ones and performance appraisals.  
  • Drives expert operational practices and standards and leverages existing systems and internal and external best practices as well as develops new processes to drive greater effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Monitors and manages the business through analysis of metrics and trends across district restaurants in order to develop effective means to close gaps between actual performance and company guardrails
  • Ensures Food Safety at all restaurants within the district, identifying all food safe processes and standards, and drives immediate resolution to any deviation from standard.
  • Interface with cross-functional department partners to ensure seamless communication and coordination of deployments and change management activities.
  • Creates an environment fostering trust, integrity, respect, initiative, accountability, open communication and teamwork.
  • Provides expertise on company policies and procedures and immediately address any lapses in compliance with corporate policies or local, state and federal laws.


  • Competitive pay and bonus
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 401(k) (with a vesting match)
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedule with no late nights
  • Health, dental and visual insurance


  • Education: Associates or better in Hospitality Administration and Management or related field preferred
  • Experience: 2-4 years District Manager position managing 4 or more full-service restaurants or elevated
  • Licenses & Certifications: ServSafe, Choke Saver Allergens Certificate preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook

Apply today for the opening in Wellesley MA

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Company Description
Gecko Hospitality, named to Forbes 2018, 2019 and 2021 list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms, offers the largest selection of restaurant, catering, grocery store, corporate dining, senior living, healthcare food service, K-12 food service and higher education food service positions. Our hospitality-exclusive team covers all 50 states and Canada and offers professional placement services with over 120 dedicated hospitality experts.

With Gecko's extensive list of hospitality recruiter services, we get you and your resume in front of the hospitality industry's leading decision makers! Better yet, Gecko has exceptional national, regional, and local relationships and is well respected in the hospitality industry for enhancing hospitality careers.

Our national network consists of 80 regional offices driven to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. From fast food to fine dining and grocery stores to senior living, Gecko recruit’s chef and management positions for all facets of the hospitality industry. Gecko boasts generations of hospitality recruiting experience, consisting of over 1,900 collective years, that furthers the careers of those seeking professional management positions. Contact us today and we will get you in touch with one of our experts to discuss your opportunities.

Gecko Hospitality


Wellesley, MA
02482 USA