City and Country - Assistant District Manager
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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
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.
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.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Solid working knowledge in
operations, systems, and sales
Ability to work as part of a
team, with minimal daily supervision and high degree of self-motivation.
Strong PC skills including word
processing and spreadsheet applications.
Excellent oral and written
Strong leadership ability to
lead a mixed workforce of employees and independent contractors spread out
across several different markets
Ability to problem solve,
resolve issues & complaints, demonstrate sound reasoning, exercise
judgment, and make decisions.
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
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.
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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