MUY! Pizza Houston
District Manager – Pizza Hut
Oversee operations, financial performance, training and development and guest satisfaction of multiple units. Hire the right people and ensure the restaurant teams consistently demonstrate and execute behaviors that produce the culture and results consistent with company and franchisor standards policies, programs and systems. Effectively motivate, communicate, model and remove barriers to enable maximum performance of subordinates and develop solutions that drive business results.
Fiscal and operational management is a key accountability. This position is directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in capitol and resources. Other District Manager accountabilities include but are not limited to: field-visibility in restaurants; Complete and timely compliance of Company and franchisor standards for Food Safety, security, safety, and employment matters including staffing and labor laws. Enhances image of the Company by ensuring product integrity.
LEADING PEOPLE / DEVELOPMENT – Coaches and supports the restaurants by providing timely and consistent development; ensures RGM’s provide appropriate development for other team staff; encourages management teams to improve performance, provides the training for them to do their jobs well, and does not let people work without proper training. Utilizes restaurant visit routines as a forum for discussion and coaching. Demonstrates teamwork by holding regular Area meetings, effectively resolving concerns, and ensuring resources are shared. Builds people capability through execution of the Bench Planning and internal promotion processes. Ensures execution of the hiring selection process in their restaurants to hire only the right people (application, Interview Guide, Preview Day, and reference checking). Hires, develops, and promotes restaurant staff. Ensures all management and Team Members receive effective and timely Performance Evaluations and Development Plans as appropriate. Demonstrates "BELIEF IN PEOPLE" by treating each person on their team fairly and with respect. "RECOGNIZES" individuals and frequently encourages team members to recognize each other. Displays positive energy in restaurants. Smiles and greets all staff.
Ensures all Management are Serve-Safe certified; ensures implementation of the Learning Zone program at all levels; develops and implements succession bench planning for all Management; participates in management recruiting to coach and assist in building successful restaurant management bench.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS –Effectively communicates brand culture and strategy to restaurant teams. Discusses company goals and performance in Sales meetings and Rallies and ensures engagement of the entire team. Functions as a team builder and coach;
recognizes and eliminates communication barriers; teaches and models good employee relations techniques; communicates important issues to RGM’s on a consistent basis; maintains documentation on important employee relations issues. Escalates applicable matters to HR and VP of Ops such as: performance issues, employment decisions, leaves, background checks, sexual harassment and other matters that substantiate their guidance and expertise to limit legal exposure.
FINANCIALS - Ensures controllable expenses are managed to plan; ensures reports and tools are consistently and effectively used to meet financial controls; manages labor cost, including average wage, to meet District wage guidelines; reviews daily sales, food cost, cash, and labor reports and follows up on all variances from plan to meet or exceeds District Sales Plan. Works effectively with functional support partners to drive business results.
MARKETING - Ensures District-wide consistency in execution of all marketing programs. Recognizes business generators, traffic patterns and acts to maximize opportunities. Coordinates local store marketing programs within the Area.
OPERATIONS – Develops CORE learnings and standards. Uses coaching plan, period and weekly calendars to drive restaurant visit agendas. Conducts effective visits and documents visits. Ensures District compliance with all training standards; ensures proper opening and closing security procedures are followed and signed cash and security policies are in place; ensures preventive maintenance and ongoing cleanliness programs are in place; ensures compliance with all municipal, state and national codes; conducts restaurant consultations according to Company guidelines; follows up on sanitation checklists. Maximizes use of current technology to continually leverage innovation. Serves as an information resource for entire Area as well as peer group. Identifies and taps all existing resources and utilizes creative problem solving when faced with a new challenge.
SERVING THE CUSTOMER – Demonstrates "POSITIVE ENERGY" by handling customer concerns on the spot using BLAST and by helping management teams and Team Members resolve customer concerns. Recognizes and rewards Customer Mania behavior. Leads Rallies. Ensure managers are empowered to resolve customer complaints; ensure follow up on customer complaints; ensure flawless execution of new product rollouts; Total customer satisfaction communicated and participated at all levels; ensure product quality procedures are followed (i.e. food safety procedures, hold times, QA program).
SALES - Drives restaurant operations to achieve at or above standard results (I.e. customer service and CORE standards) and local store marketing. Drives Restaurant Management accountability for growing sales and executing standard processes and achieving restaurant metric standards. Ensures metric board tracking and communication with team. Ensures restaurants are ready for marketing and product promotions and are suggestive selling. Follows-up with RGM to ensure execution. Visibly supports new restaurant development. Holds Restaurant Managers accountable for participating in and executing company initiatives. Monitors success daily through coaching tools.