Frontier Communications DIR, Operations in POMONA, California


Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier’s video offerings include Frontier FiOS® and Vantage TV by Frontier™ with 100 percent HD picture quality, Total Home DVR, instant channel change, enhanced search, Video on Demand, and much more. More information about Frontier is available at*m*.

Summary of Position:

Frontier’s leadership team brings life to our Leadership Model focusing on Operations Proficiency, Employee Relations, Community Relations, Competition, and Customer Ownership. From fostering innovation and working cross-functionally to driving performance and delivering results through customer contact and community involvement, the Frontier leadership model allows us to exceed our market growth targets and deliver 100% employee and customer satisfaction.

This position is charged with leading the territory, ensuring continued delivery of premiere service, while driving the introduction and refinement of high-quality communication products and solutions to residential and business customers. The successful candidate will be results driven; a trust builder; effective communicator in front of a variety of audiences; an innovator and problem solver; have developed negotiation skills; and a builder of business partnerships. This position leads all field operations within the area of responsibility to include installation/repair, plant maintenance, central office, and planning. This position will work with key members of the operating areas and corporate staff to minimize the impact of competitive incursion. The individual will have the ability to develop objectives, strategy, and tactics surrounding customer retention, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty. The successful candidate will know how to successfully drive change through an established, unionized workforce to create a customer focused, competitive workforce. This position is responsible for operational expense budgeting and management, as well as influencing capital budgeting and management. This individual will maintain and enhance revenue streams and process improvement. This position is responsible for all other areas directly related with providing “first-in class” business communication services. Other areas of responsibility include building a positive image and representing the company to the community, building relationships with the local unions and leading the operating area to a common and focused set of goals aligned with corporate objectives.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

*Operations Proficiency: *

  • Has strong understanding of the telecommunications business
  • Able to articulate business/departmental KPI’s to work groups (i.e., can clearly set goals/objectives to positively impact the budget)
  • Holds team accountable to achieving results through coaching and performance management
  • Promotes new/existing products as required
  • Ensures all customers’ requirements and needs are met
  • Collaborate with operating area staff and provide feedback to improve on processes to be more responsive to customers
  • Develops and executes operational strategies to deliver results **
  • ***Have strong organizational skills and able to prioritize and complete multiple projects***

Employee Relations:

  • Consistently provides feedback and direction to staff to ensure employee development, engagement and business knowledge.
  • Leverages all employee communication vehicles and opportunities (weekly/monthly/quarterly/one-on-ones) to obtain feedback on departmental goals, gains input on action plans and modifies direction as necessary and to engage and to hold employees accountable to overall business operations and results
  • Utilizes and leverages existing employee recognition programs to reward key contributions and positively impact employee morale
  • Partners with Human Resources to ensure consistent application of HR practices/policies and labor agreements
  • Ensures employee advocacy and a positive work environment by listening and responding to employee feedback, issues, questions, and concerns in a timely manner. (When possible, 24-hour response time to all employee relations issues)
  • Responds to issues identified on Employee Survey’s, works with teams to ensure continual action planning against issues throughout the year, and ensures follow-up to employees on issue resolution identified in action plans

Community Relations:**

  • Positively represents Frontier Communications and communicates our corporate vision and direction through active engagement and involvement in the community
  • Leverages community relationships to retain existing business and identify future business opportunities
  • Ensures continuous education and awareness of community issues/developments via involvement in local market community boards and civic organizations

Competitive Marketplace:

  • Has thorough understanding of the local competition (products, promotions, business/sales, and marketing strategies) via media outlets, community involvement, and infiltration
  • Partners with marketing to act as the “eyes” and “ears” of the local market to ensure an appropriate competitive response
  • Engages in marketing initiatives to promote the Company’s products and services (i.e., TTL and marketing events)

Customer Ownership:

  • Supports employees that directly interface with the customers by removing barriers, soliciting process improvement suggestions, and streamlining the work
  • Holds employees and other departments accountable to meet customer needs/demands. (Does not take “no” for an answer)
  • Responds to issues identified on Customer Surveys, works with teams to ensure action plans are developed and ensures follow-up on customer issue resolution identified in action plans


  • 10+ years operational experience with progressive managerial responsibilities within a communications company
  • Proven success in managing all aspects of a business operation or market with direct/indirect P&L; accountability and strong strategic orientation
  • Demonstrated excellence in coaching and development of people
  • Demonstrated leadership through superior interpersonal skills including mentoring, communicating, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal and able to communicate with all levels of the organization and different audiences – field techs, direct reports, senior management, customers
  • Advanced training and proven expertise in process improvement and project management
  • Ability to set objectives, determine appropriate strategies and necessary tactics to drive success
  • Experience developing, negotiating, executing and/or managing contracts
  • Sales and revenue generation experience
  • Community Involvement
  • Public presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficiency; Excel, PowerPoint and Word

*Education, certification, and/or license requirements: *

  • B.A. degree in business or equivalent experience is required
  • Certification in Project Management and/or Process Improvement is preferred

Environmental Factors/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be available in emergency situations as needed
  • Use computer keyboard and monitor
  • Some travel required and may require driving for long periods of time to remote locations
  • Sit for long periods of time

Frontier is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.