Jo Rose

Supply Chain Operations

Describe a typical working day?

I am responsible for the on sale compliance reports so my day begins with analysing the data from wholesale to determine whether all titles have achieved on sale for that day. Any missed on sales are then investigated and an internal summary report is sent mid-morning.

I also manage the logistics for the Immediate Media Youth and Children’s titles. This entails liaising with the production and buying departments at Immediate Media regarding printing and gifting schedules and print orders. I receive samples of the future gifts so can often be found ‘testing’ these! I co-ordinate the gifting of the magazines with the finishing houses and the collection of the titles by our carrier from our printers and finishers. The magazines are then picked and packed at the carrier’s depots and distributed to wholesalers for delivery into retail.

What’s the highlight of your job so far?

Being able to surprise a friend’s very ill child with lots of Match of the Day goodies kindly sent by Immediate Media.

Describe what it’s like to work at Frontline/What do you enjoy most about working at Frontline?

Frontline has a friendly atmosphere and provides an excellent work/ life balance.

How did you get your job/how did you find out about your job?

I started at Frontline in 2000 as a Returns Executive through a vacancy advertised at a recruitment agency. I moved into the Supply Chain Operations Department 18 months later.

What’s the first magazine you bought and why?

Smash Hits! My sister and I loved the posters and even won a Madonna CD in one of their competitions!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

After accepting I would never be a princess my thoughts turned to teaching.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I have a gorgeous 6 year old son who happily occupies my spare time.