Metroland Media

Hamilton Spectator

CA-ON-Hamilton
2 weeks ago
Job Title
District Manager
ID
2017-2912
Job Category
Circulation
Job Type
Full Time
Number of Positions
1

OUR DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US

 

Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.

 

Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit www.metroland.com.

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The District Manager is responsible for ensuring that The Hamilton Spectator and other associated publication products in their assigned geographic area are delivered in a timely and appropriate manner, and that delivery contractors are trained and provided with the necessary tools to complete their job efficiently.

  

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • On a daily basis ensure that all newspapers, inserts, and other products are delivered in a timely manner. This includes working closely with the independent delivery carrier force as well as depot and service contractors.
  • Recruit new carriers to ensure that all routes are covered and terminate contracts where appropriate. Maintain sufficient carrier waiting lists or establish new ones.
  • Overseeing of all daily home deliveries in assigned district.
  • Address customer concerns in a professional and timely manner while ensuring the concerns are resolved and the carriers are aware of the concerns.
  • Design and manage carrier promotions to motivate the carrier force.
  • Design carrier routes and develop mapping of new areas.
  • Fieldwork, sales and managing high-level service issues.
  • Ensure monthly sales and service goals are met.
  • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Completion of Secondary Education or equivalent.
  • Superior customer service.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships within the team.
  • Solid organizational and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented and good sense of prioritizing of varied tasks.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable; able to react quickly and effectively to urgent requests and changing priorities.
  • Sound computer skills and fluent of Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, team oriented environment and independently.
  • Responsible, self-motivated and able to function with minimal supervision.
  • Physical activity – walking, lifting up to 50 Ibs.
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required.
  • Direct sales experience would be an asset.
  • Ability to work shifts: 2 different shifts a week about 11 pm to 7 am and 5 am to 1 pm. Rotating days off and rotating on call Sundays.

 

OUR AODA COMMITMENT

 

Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

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