Area Manager

Field Management Charleston, South Carolina


We are currently seeking a career-oriented individual to join News America Marketing as an entry-level Field Supervisor (also known as Area Manager). The position is field-based, working from a home office and in the field overseeing field operational servicing of our SmartSource in-store product lines in grocery, drug, and mass merchandise stores in Indiana, specifically in the following areas: 


Charleston, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Florence, Orangeburg, Santee, Allendale, Sumpter, Ridgeland, Columbia, Hilton Head, Beaufort

Counties include:   Horry, Dorchester, Marion, Dillon, Sumpter, Clarendon, Berkley, Dorchester, Colleton, Richland, Lexington, Kershaw

The Field Supervisor is responsible for direct oversight of 30-35 merchandisers who install and service Advertising and Merchandising programs in grocery, drug, convenience, and mass merchandise outlets.

The chains serviced include (but are not limited to):  Food Lion, Harris-Teeter, Publix, Lowes, Piggly Wiggly, Kroger, CVS Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar

The Area Manager is accountable for the successful execution of all programs in their area to ensure quality, integrity, and cost-efficiency of every News America Marketing In-Store initiative.

Responsibilities Include: 

Program Management: 
- Analyze workflow and deploy resources appropriately, i.e., people and supplies
- Ensure effective communication from the market to the area and to their manager; including internal customers
- Ensure data and reporting integrity
- Manage flawless execution of all aspects of the program
People Management and Development: 
- Ensure the area is fully staffed and operational. This includes recruiting, training, development, evaluation, planning, motivation, separation, performance management of direct reports, and supervision.
- Works with Market Manager to develop a succession plan for the area
Client Management: 
- Develop and maintain front line relationships with store personnel
- Liaison with manufacturing clients in store
Financial Management: 
- Thorough, detailed knowledge of the area, establishes operating budgets for each cycle that reflect area trends, issues and store make up
- Analyzes variances and makes recommendations for continuous improvements to programs and processes
- Monitors area expenses carefully, ensuring the integrity of financial processes and controls


Experience Needed:
- 2-4 years of relevant experience with at least one year of supervisory experience
- Working with part-time, offsite workforce preferred
- Client and customer interface
- Recruiting at a part-time level
Skill Requirements: 
- Strong program management skills with the ability to successfully lead programs from inception to conclusion
- Proven ability to interact effectively with clients and customers, supervisors and direct reports
- Ability to supervise and train
- Ability to persuasively communicate ideas
- Ability to see and communicate organizational goals and philosophies and understand how their role relates to overall market goals and direction
- Ability to analyze information and recommend and implement process improvements
- Financial analysis and accountability skills
Personal Traits:
- Flexibility
- Open to constructive criticism, and a willingness to take ownership, be held accountable and hold others accountable
- Sense of urgency
- Career motivated
Physical Requirements:
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and 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: 
- Area Managers must have a valid driver's license (for at least 2 years)
- Ability to drive during the day and night is required (up to 2-3 hours depending on home office location)
- Potential for overnight travel

*Note that frequency and activities required to perform all job requirements are not listed  

About News America Marketing

News America Marketing (NAM) is the premier marketing partner of some of the world’s most well-known brands, and its broad network of shopper media, incentive platforms, and custom merchandising services influences the purchasing decisions of online and offline shoppers across the U.S. and Canada. News America Marketing’s solutions are available via multiple distribution channels, including publications, in stores and online, primarily under the SmartSource brand name and through the Checkout 51 mobile application. News America Marketing, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at

News America Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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