The Gazette

Colorado Springs , CO
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Area Manager

The Gazette
Colorado Springs, CO Full-time
Posted on April 22, 2019

Area Manager

Full Time Manager Colorado Springs, CO, US

Job Summary:

As a member of the circulation management team, lead a portion of home delivery operations to achieve customer satisfaction and established service goals as outlined, through the effective management of contracted carriers. To oversee and provide on-time delivery of the newspaper and all related products to subscribers, retail outlets, and non-subscribers daily, resulting in subscriber retention and circulation growth. To effectively prospect, recruit, training and mentor independent contractors for delivery services, familiarize contractors with route locations and enforce contractual agreements.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Primary job responsibility:

To achieve customer satisfaction through ensuring service and performance provided contracted carriers meets all contractual agreements. Perform all circulation duties as outlined by Distribution Manager including directly supervising all daily circulation responsibilities. Cover the entire operation if needed and all related duties in the absence of the Distribution Manager Ensure on-time delivery of the newspaper and related products to subscribers and non-subscribers daily. Direct and supervise daily visual verification of new starts, previous day complaints, and any service related issues. Prospect, recruit, train and mentor independent contractors for delivery route coverage and ensure understanding of route layout Monitor and enforce contractual agreements. Direct home delivery service to ensure that 100% of all deliveries within the division are accomplished daily. Contact subscribers, resolve delivery issues, and follow up to ensure customer satisfaction is achieved. Routinely update division records for accuracy. (Route Lists, Contracts, complaint history, etc.) Demonstrate an elevated sense of urgency, to consistently meet delivery deadlines. Present a daily personal appearance representative of The Gazette Execute weekly work schedule for all Field Representatives staffing. Provide feedback to Distribution Manager on performance of Field Representatives and initiate disciplinary action as necessary. Perform route assessments to evaluate contractor compensation levels and expense saving opportunities. Communicate clear expectations to staff members and contracted carriers. Communicate with Distribution Manager daily, weekly, and monthly with recommendations for improvements to the area. Flexible hours to cover special projects, weather issues, personnel shortages, and press runs. Must be willing to adapt to changing schedules and responsibilities, react to change productively, and manage multiple duties at one time. Step in and deliver route using own vehicle when necessary Lift up to 50 lb. bundles repeatedly.

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements Education: Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent Experience: 3 Years Circulation experience preferred and 1 year management experience Certifications/Licenses: Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Required At least 1 year management experience, including the ability to motivate, instruct, direct and supervise others in performing their essential job functions. Circulation operations experience and understanding preferred. Leadership skills Computer skills - Microsoft Excel and Word, email Organization skills. Analytical and problem solving skills. Electronic Communications skills-frequent use Text Messaging, Phone, E-mail Navigational Skills, able to read maps, GPS, and locate geographic locations efficiently. Communication skills, both written and oral. Lift up to 50 lb. bundles repeatedly. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.