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Area Manager

Location
Simi Valley, CA
Job Type
Full-time

Xcite Advertising/CDM Field Services is growing and seeking an enthusiastic Area Manager in the Simi Valley, CA area!

Reports to: Regional Manager

Classification: Exempt

Position Summary:

Engage existing and new customers, manage a staff (number of employee varies) to ensure productivity and efficiency. Identify customer needs ensuring Service Level Agreements are met and refer leads to Sales Representative for appropriate products.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, manage, recruit, and train a team of Account Representatives (AR), and/or Marketing Lot Technicians (MLT).
  • Communicate ongoing unit/system issues for resolution, competitive environment information to management, and corporate directives, policies and procedures to field staff.
  • Maximize time efficiencies and schedule employees to complete customer visits on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to adhere to a profitable, scheduled, and mapped territory; complete daily routes for employees that are ill, on vacation or otherwise unavailable (AM to perform AR functions as needed); and work with sales professionals to maximize territory production and growth (geo-targeting and cross-sell opportunities).
  • Conduct area reviews as directed, to include on-site audits, and computer audits (including, but not limited to, analysis of picture quality, picture penetration, and adherence to contractual obligation (number of visits, staging, etc.))
  • Ensure that all equipment is functioning as required/designed. Perform, or arrange for, field maintenance of equipment as required; and create resolution for customer service related issues (i.e., refer repair and maintenance issues to Customer Service as required, escalate issue through appropriate management chain as needed, and follow-up on all issues for timely and complete resolution).
  • Achieve or exceed budgeted transactions per month and/or number of vehicles serviced for the assigned territory; complete and supply reports to management as required.
  • Provide effective account management to ensure long term customer retention and that the customer is, at all times, satisfied with the product and/or services (including, issue resolution and product effectiveness/inefficiencies). Ensure strong working relationship with appropriate contacts; document customer’s relevant management/personnel changes; and help Sales reconcile billing related issues (incorrect billing information, payment amount insufficient/checks lost).
  • Coordinate new dealer launches; schedule/plan AR activities to handle launch; adjust local services accounts to accommodate personnel needs related to launches/volume issues. Perform Account Representative functions as required); manage hardware and software issues within territory (adjust hardware inventory among ARs to account for equipment return activity (breakage, hardware issues); and manage ARs and product resources to account for software/dial in issues.
  • Travel to/from customer locations (automobile dealerships, etc.), service customer accounts to ensure customer-oriented working relationship with appropriate contacts, as directed by the manager, and maintain/expand customer base (including up sell customer base on new and additional products).

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Associate’s degree (or higher) in business, marketing, or a related field required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of outside sales and/or service experience, with one or more years of supervisory experience, preferably in the technology, computer or automobile fields.
  • Ability to quickly and comfortably adapt to new customers, locations, and work conditions.
  • Facilitate weekly team meetings ensuring information flows to all levels of the organization.
  • Intermediate personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics. A thorough understanding of web-based tools and navigating the world wide web.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Area Manager needs to know how to write succinctly and effectively in a way that ARs than comprehend and execute on.
  • Effectively speak before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Apply concepts of basic algebra to analyze transaction data.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands : While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Physical activity level : Heavy physical activity performing strenuous day activities of a primarily productive/technical nature.

Working environment : Outdoors and indoor warehouse environment with adequate ventilation. Work near moving mechanical parts 1/3 to 2/3 of the time. Over 2/3 of the time exposure to fumes or airborne particles and outdoor weather conditions.

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