City and Country - Product Handler I
The Product Handler provides
general support for the circulation department by handling many of the
department's day to day operational needs on the loading dock or at
distribution centers. This position is
responsible for a variety of tasks and responsibilities within home delivery,
single copy and non-daily distribution areas. The Product Handler job duties
can entail but are not limited to: preparing paper work, distribution center
coverage, distributing daily and non-daily products to independent
contractors, loading or unloading trucks and general up-keep of the dock area
and distribution center. This individual will conduct themselves in
accordance with company policies and procedures; ensure quality customer
service, maintain a safe work environment and use sound judgment and
discretion at all times.
- Responsible for distribution and handling of daily and non-daily
products to carriers and haulers.
- Load and unload
trucks containing various print publications in bundles, carts and pallets.
- Open the
distribution center and prepare the DC for independent contractor arrival by
printing, preparing and distributing specified reports and paperwork such as
carrier bundle tops, vacation packs, and carrier supplies.
computer systems such as Genesys and RouteSmart.
- Must be able to
maintain accuracy while setting up carts and moving print products to bundle
haulers and carriers (including correct distribution by zones, accounting for
spoils, service copies, and extra copies).
distribution centers clean and safe, picking up trash and debris in and
around the distribution area daily.
- Assist bundle
haulers and carriers with questions and problems in the absence of a company
- Responsible for reporting to management any issues relating to the
distribution center and/or daily activities for the distribution center such
as, contractor pick up times and product quality issues.
- Maintain and restock supplies for contractor use.
- Ensure all
returns reporting and verification guidelines are met and adhered to.
- Assist with
training Product Handlers or Product Coordinators as needed.
- Expected to
meet regular attendance goals of the company, relate well with other
employees and managers, and perform according to company expectations.
- Responsible for
personal safety and the completion of periodic safety training.
- Maintain a
professional, courteous manner when dealing with employees and independent
- Performs all
other duties and special projects as assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Experience on the job to perform
satisfactorily: 2 months
- Good time
management skills with the ability to perform assigned tasks efficiently and
- Neat, clean
appearance conforming to department policy.
- Ability to communicate with contractors and co-workers.
- Ability to count accurately and use basic math skills.
- Ability to work
varied days, hours and shifts from week to week including weekends and
holidays as needed.
- Ability to
effectively receive and relay information and instructions.
- Ability to repetitively
stoop, bend and walk to distribute newspapers. Will push and pull carts loaded
with newspapers and repetitively lift newspaper bundles weighing between 10–20
- Ability to coordinate several tasks simultaneously
within a fast paced environment.
- Ability to function with minimum direct supervision.
- Minimum age requirement of 18 years of age and must
have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a good driving record.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) 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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