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Operations Manager - CA

Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, CA Full-time
Posted on March 21, 2019

The position is seated at The Sacramento Bee

This position will report to the Group Director of Logistics.  This position is a leadership role for Sacramento, Modesto and Merced. And is responsible for the logistics and distribution of all print products in these markets.  The Operations Manager will also be responsible for various deliverable including service, operational efficiency, financial and audience goals and executing plans accordingly.  More details below. 

The position has responsibility for distribution of the newspaper’s entire product portfolio. This includes but is not limited to each newspaper’s home delivery, On Demand, NIE, and 3rd party print circulation, the TMC and targeted non-paid print products,

 The position will also have a responsibility to ensure that Logistics work conducted for the assigned newspaper is done in a world-class manner. This will include developing solid operational practices, and customer services practices that meet and exceed the consumer’s expectations.

 The Operations Manager will also be responsible for identifying, developing and delivering on various financial and audience goals including but not limited to audience growth, retention, expense, revenue and operating cash flow; anticipating declines and/or shortfalls in delivering on goals; and developing and executing plans to address declines and/or shortfalls for the assigned newspaper. 


  • Responsible for supporting, communicating and adhering to the newspaper’s mission, vision and core values.
  • Coordinates and maintains a high degree of communication with the senior management teams at the assigned newspapers and with the regional logistics team.
  • Responsible for knowing, communicating and delivering on the core strategies, audience targets, audience revenue targets and audience division cash flow targets. Identifies alternatives for delivering on strategies and targets when shortfalls are anticipated.
  • Responsible for the coordination, performance of the assigned newspapers.
  • Responsible for the implementation of an effective distribution process that ensures world-class delivery to all homes and businesses within the newspaper’s designated market
  • Manages contract performance and negotiates contracts and rates. Maintains billing accuracy around rates.
  • Defines, develops, and interprets goals and objectives, policies and procedures for the Logistics department at the assigned newspapers.
  • Responsible for delivering great service to the readers and users of each newspaper’s products and services. This service will include both product delivery and consumer interaction through contacts made with consumers both inbound and outbound.
  • Analyses route profitability, route design, route consolidation and logistics to ensure routes compensation is fair and that subscriber deliveries are timely.
  • Manages the daily operation of the Logistics pillar to ensure high level subscriber satisfaction.
  • Work closely with all pillars but particularly Logistics and On Demand to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Establishes work schedules to accomplish delivery goals.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet schedules; determines measure to improve delivery methods.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Monitors safety performance of workers.
  • Resolves subscriber, carrier and distributor issues.
  • Performs activities of supervised employees when necessary.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Coordinates and maintains a high degree of communication with the senior management teams at the assigned newspaper and with the regional logistics team.


  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities as assigned in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensures accountability by position in the assigned newspaper to ensure each person delivers on the targets.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and 2-4 years related experience and/or training, including at least 5 years of management level experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires a prior work history that demonstrates strong, successful leadership ability and solid understanding of complexities of newspaper circulation, audience development, sales, distribution and marketing. Excellent written, verbal and organizational development skills.