Market Manager of Operations, Retail Field Manager

News America Marketing   •  

Minneapolis, MN

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 171 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Core Competencies:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Basic computer competencies (working knowledge of Microsoft Office)
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and follow-through
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Works effectively as part of a team
  • Time management skills
  • Supervisory and training skills


Program Management:

  • Analyze market needs
  • Communicate efficiently with direct reports, supervisor and internal/external colleagues
  • Fully train and hold direct reports accountable
  • Recognition and communication of market trends with recommendations for action
  • Data integrity
  • Flawless execution of all aspects of the program
  • Proactive anticipation of problems and situations and appropriate resolutions of same
  • Perform other job duties as assigned by management

People Management and Development:

Ensures market is fully staffed and operational. Includes:

  • Recruiting
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Succession planning
  • Development
  • Motivation
  • Separation
  • Performance management of direct reports

Client Management:

  • Develop and maintain cooperative relations with market retailers and local client sales force to drive programs on the local level
  • Partner with local account directors on retail account calls and business reviews to provide valuable local insights and information to clients on execution of programs
  • Identify and report competitive activity to business managers
  • Identify local opportunities for program development and execution

Fiscal Management:

Qualifications: Experience Needed:

  • Interfacing with clients and customers
  • 3-5 years of people management in a service industry
  • Working with a variable workforce made of exempt, nonexempt and hourly personnel, working at multiple off-site locations, preferred

Personal Traits:

  • Flexibility
  • Sense of urgency
  • Career motivated
  • Desire to continually improve
  • Willingness to take ownership, be held accountable and hold others accountable

Skill Requirements:

  • Financial analysis skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Critical thinking skills, the ability to analyze information toward process of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to persuasively communicate ideas

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds & stand on feet for extended periods
  • Certain projects may require repetitive bending, lifting and stretching
  • Ability to install all SmartSource products including: carts, shelf, freezer and Floortalk*

Non-Skill Requirements:

  • Market Managers must have a valid driver’s license (for at least 2 years)
  • Ability to drive during the day and night is required
  • College degree or equivalent