Market Manager of Operations

Field Management Toronto, Canada


Job Description


Market Manager Operations

Reports To:

Zone Vice President (ZVP)


Field Operations





Job Classification:


Core Competencies:


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

Overall summary:

The Market Manager is responsible for the successful management of all market programs to ensure quality, cost effectiveness and integrity of every News Marketing Canada In-Store initiative in their market.


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:

        Total fiscal responsibility for budgeting, forecasting and analyzing market/program budgets at market level


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


        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

*Note that frequency and activities required to perform all job requirements are not listed                                                                  Release date:  January 6, 2015


The geography covered in this area:
All Of Ontario (Including, Ottawa, Toronto, GTA, Barrie, London, Niagara, Windsor) and encompasses 1804 Network 2423 Including Non-Network

The composition of stores: food, drug, mass merchandise: Drug 888 / Food 430 / Food & Drug 297 / Mass 189

Retail chains are serviced within the Area: Loblaws / SDM / Rexall / Food Basics / Metro / Hasty Market / IDA / Guardian Drugs

Is Travel required: Yes 
Direct Reports:

About News Marketing Canada

News Marketing (NMC) 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 Marketing Canada'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 MarketingCanada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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