Assistant District Manager

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GANNETT DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:

Assistant District Manager

Grade:

Location:

Wichita Falls, Texas

Status:

Part Time

Department:

Gannett Publishing Services

Drug Test:

Yes

Drive:

Yes

Approval Date:

February, 2018

Job Code:

SUMMARY OF
RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will assist the District Manager, and has distribution responsibility for all Home
Delivery, Single Copy or HD/SC combination and reports to the District Manager
or the Distribution Manager. Areas of
responsibility include home delivery, single copy, blue chip, education, and
non-daily circulation from USCP and USAT along with a number of third party
distribution partner contracts,. The Asst. District Manager may also receive
work assignments within many areas of the distribution function, which may
include transportation, customer service, and redelivery operations. This position may be full time or part
time.

The
primary role of the Asst. District Manager is to achieve company objectives and
oversee an independent contractor carrier force. The Asst. District Manager will also
contribute to growing circulation volumes and revenue within the assigned
district, by ensuring customer/subscriber service and satisfaction levels are
met or exceeded. This position works part of the time in an office or
distribution center and majority of the time within the assigned newspaper
district or distribution area.

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

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

This
position will insure that contractors adhere to their contractual obligation
for 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, timely
reporting, accounts receivable and adjustments. Manage product integrity
(ABC/insert verification), field verification of TMC, bonding, and letters of
credit. Managing drop times, delivery sequence/schedules, and contingency
planning.

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 are
established and implemented consistently across the region in the delivery area.

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 be responsible for expense
management in terms of delivery expense, subsidy and part-time staffing hours.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

A
high school education is necessary; a college education will help in
advancement opportunities. A good motor vehicle report, valid driver's license,
dependable automobile, and liability insurance are necessary for this position.
Distribution or circulation experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE,
ABILITIES AND SKILLS

1.

Solid
working knowledge in operations, systems, and sales

2.

Ability
to work as part of a team, with minimal daily supervision and high degree of
self-motivation.

3.

Strong
PC skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

4.

Excellent
oral and written communication skills.

5.

Strong
leadership ability to lead a mixed workforce of employees and independent
contractors spread out across several different markets

6.

Ability
to problem solve, resolve issues & complaints, demonstrate sound
reasoning, exercise judgment, and make decisions.

UNIQUE JOB
REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS

(Consider certification and licensing
requirements, special tools and materials used to perform job responsibilities,
unique hours and days required for the position and job environments not in an
office setting.)

This
position requires an individual who is able to perform 7-day-a-week
distribution responsibilities. The
individual must be available at any time as the situation warrants. Job
responsibilities include Sunday and early morning deliveries.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Description of Job Responsibilities

Percentage of Time Required

1.

Ensure
the efficient, accurate and timely distribution of products through specific
assignments involving route restructuring, consolidation, splits, divisions,
or other means, designed to maximize volumes while limiting expense exposure.
Recruit quality contractors and ensure that verification programs are in
place and audit goals for the assigned area are met or exceeded

40%

2.

Ensure
goodwill between company and independent contractors and ensure compliance
with contract terms, taking appropriate action, under the guidance of the Distribution
Manager, when contract terms are violated. Responsible for upholding
independent contractor performance standards for customer service, and to
assure that all products are delivered by the proper time and in the proper
condition as called for in the contract.

10%

3.

Responsible
for ensuring customer/subscriber satisfaction with delivery of all products,
managing dealer relations, collections/returns, and deliver open / down
routes. Provide recommendations to supervisor for service improvements

30%

4.

Responsible
for supporting single copy sales, including product positioning/merchandising,
placement, inventory control, and outlet growth

10%

5.

Other
related duties as assigned, including transportation, customer service, and redelivery
operations

5%

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/DEMANDS

Indicate all of the physical demands
that apply by placing an X on the line next to the criteria listed.

Describe job responsibilities that
require the physical demands checked.

1.

x

Strength

a.

x

Standing

25

%
time

x

Walking

25

%
time

Sitting

%
time

b.

x

Lifting

20

lbs.

25

%
time

x

Carrying

20

lbs.

25

%
time

x

Pushing

20

lbs.

25

%
time

x

Pulling

20

lbs.

25

%
time

2.

Climbing

%
time

Balancing

%
time

3.

Kneeling

%
time

Stooping

%
time

Crouching

%
time

Crawling

%
time

4.

Reaching

%
time

Handling

%
time

5.

x

Speaking

75

%
time

x

Hearing

75

%
time

6.

x

Seeing

100

%
time

x

Hearing

100

%
time

Depth Perception

%
time

Color Vision

%
time

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.


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