District Manager

District Manager

Gannett Publishing Services


Gannett Publishing Services (GPS) has a full-time District Manager position available in Home Delivery. This position has direct distribution responsibility for all Home Delivery, Single Copy or HD/SC combination and reports to the Distribution Manager. Responsibility will be for a defined geographic area, comprised of up to 20,000 daily & Sunday distribution, annual revenue of $2 Million and expenses of $1 Million. This includes home delivered, single copy, blue chip, education, and non-daily circulation from USCP and USAT along with anumber of third party distribution partner contracts. The District Manager mayalso receive work assignments within many areas of the distribution function,which may include transportation, customer service, and redelivery operations.

The primary role of the District Manager is to achieve company objectives andoversee an independent contractor carrier force. The District Managerwill also contribute to growing circulation volumes and revenue within theassigned district, by ensuring customer/subscriber service and satisfactionlevels are met or exceeded. This position works part of the time in an officeor distribution center and majority of the time within the assigned newspaperdistrict or distribution area.

The successful candidate will work flexible hours recruiting, negotiating andmaintaining contracts with independent contractors for defined geographicalareas. They will also split and realign delivery areas, manage dealer relations,collections/returns, deliver open / down routes and monitor contractperformance.

Manage financial and distribution performance metrics for their defined geographic area. Provide input to budgets for the area. Ensure the efficientdistribution of products through initiation of route restructuring,consolidation, splits or other means designed to maximize volumes whilelimiting expense exposure. Work with other District Managers in the samegeographic areas to improve efficiencies.

This position will insure that contractors adhere to their contractual obligationfor customer service, complaint resolution, reporting, compliance of all local,state and federal laws. Overall responsibility for insuring product position,rack sales effectiveness, point of purchase material application, timelyreporting, accounts receivable and adjustments. Manage product integrity(ABC/insert verification), field verification of TMC, bonding, and letters ofcredit. Managing drop times, delivery sequence/schedules, and contingencyplanning.

This position promotes customer satisfaction, and is responsible for ensuring that SOP’s/contracts for customer service, complaint resolution, reporting, compliance of all local, state, federal, and Gannett regulations and policies areestablished and implemented consistently across the region in the deliveryarea.

Strong management and training experience, good math and computer skills. Will manage home delivery and single copy operations in terms of total number of subscribers, number of wholesalers and collections. Will also beresponsible for expense management in terms of delivery expense, subsidy andpart-time staffing hours.


A minimum of two years of supervisory, distribution and/or sales experience isrequired. A high school education is necessary; a college education willhelp in advancement opportunities. A good motor vehicle report, valid driver’slicense, dependable automobile, and liability insurance are necessary for thisposition. Distribution or circulation experience preferred.

Minimum three years’ previous distribution or management experience preferred. Experience working with independent contractors is a plus. Musthave excellent written and verbal communication skills. The qualifiedcandidate should be able to work under pressure and possess strong-problemsolving and organizational skills. A dependable vehicle with appropriateinsurance and a valid driver license are required.

Working Hours:

The core hours are 1:00 am to 10:00 am Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 am to noon on Sunday. The work week includes weekends, and the off days will vary from week to week. However, this individual will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pre-employment drug testing and a background screening are required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace, including veterans and applicants with disabilities.


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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEOemployer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualifiedcandidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, maritalstatus, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, familyresponsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteranstatus.

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