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District Manager in Training

Req #: 279dc0be-940a-4073-a3ba-a7f6012c83e8
Location: CONCORD, MA
Job Category: Retail
Position Summary:

A District Manager For Cumberland Farms will be responsible for directing and overseeing all area store personnel to achieve Region, Division and Corporate net profit performance objectives. This role is responsible for the overall engagement and productivity of a wide network of retail stores and oversees many aspects of their day to day operations as well as creating a work environment that supports and promotes employee engagement through teaching and living the Company Values. This role directly supervises individual Store Managers and requires a considerable amount of travel that could span hundreds of miles each week.

In order to adequately prepare a District Manager and acclimate them to the Company, a District Manager in Training role has been created. A District Manager in Training will be required to complete specific training to include completing the Store Manager Training Program and successfully leading a store for a period of time in order to demonstrate leadership effectiveness. Once these objectives have been achieved, the candidate will spend approximately eight weeks shadowing a District Manager, learning about the role and responsibilities as outlined below. Upon completion of the shadowing, the candidate may be required to run a single store unit until a District Manager territory becomes available.

District Manager Responsibilities:

1. Manpower strategic planning for area to include staffing, development and management of all store level
2. P & L management for 10-13 store locations through monitoring of current sales, expenses, store labor costs
and inventory control. Evaluating and disseminating data for strategic gain. Analysis of financial reports –
coaching Store Managers towards improving profitability.
3. Personnel management to include, motivating and coaching Store Managers through team evaluation process
and partnering with HR Business Partner on employee related matters.
4. Ensures area-wide guest satisfaction and product quality, while managing safety and security within the
5. Weekly store visits to ensure compliance with Corporate and Division Standards with regard to store
conditions, store promotions and operational procedures.
6. Heavy emphasis of food service – increasing sales, monitoring food service standards and safety.

Working Relationships:

Store team members, Region Manager, VP of Retail Operations, Human Resources , Facilities Maintenance, Marketing, Risk Management, Environmental, Legal departments, etc.

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education: College degree in business, or a closely related field, may substitute for a portion of the required experience.

Minimum Experience: 10 years retail experience and 1-3 years multi-unit retail experience or restaurant general management experience. Computer skills a must.

Preferred Experience: Proven history of retail management experience or restaurant multi / general management experience


Soft Skills: Excellent team building, communication, leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills a must. Computer skills important.

Other: Physical 40 pounds lift, driving, standing,
Travel 95% will be traveling to and from store locations
Hours & Conditions 40 (however at times may include additional hours due to needs of territory)
Other Must have a clean driving record
Will be required to spend time in role of Store Manager as part of the training process. Additionally, once fully trained, will likely be assigned to a store until a District Manager position is opened up.

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