Distribution Supervisor

6 days agoFort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR, USA Req #20666

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Gannett Publishing Services
Fort Smith, AR

The Distribution Supervisor works under the direction of the Distribution Director/Manager and oversees the daily distribution operation. You work closely with Operations Coordinator and Production
employees to maintain an effective dock distribution delivery. Position requires flexibility to work varied days and hours including weekends and holidays.


  • Supervise staff to meet company objectives and performance standards.
  • Communicate with Production/Mailroom for each shift's expectation.
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring qualified applicants.
  • Oversee the training of new employees.
  • Print paperwork needed for Production/Mailroom products to be produced.
  • Supervise, assign Operations Coordinators and Product Handlers to distribution lines. Evaluate the work of the staff.
  • Fill out paperwork each shift for temporary employee billing and payroll.
  • Process alternate products as they arrive from outside print facilities or vendors.
  • Review paperwork at end of shift for each dockworker, log in their time.
  • Email labor service at end of shift for hours worked by their employees.
  • Field phone calls from DCs and/or Hurley associates.
  • Back up all duties for a lead or loader as needed.
  • Organize and conduct necessary training activities for the staff and workers.
  • Ensure the proper functioning and safe operations of all dock tools and equipment.
  • Work effectively with other managers within functional team and supports new team members.
  • Accurately, quickly, and clearly answer questions related to your area of focus.
  • Plans, evaluates and executes all department initiatives and goals.
  • Operates within guidelines of the department's expense budget.
  • Recognizes and promotes opportunities to reduce costs, increase additional product distribution.
  • Meet or exceed department single copy sales, returns and collection objectives.
  • Plans and executes special projects as assigned.
  • Manages the verification process for single copy returns.
  • High School diploma or GED or 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Contract management.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to mediate and resolve disputes.
  • Good understanding of basic mathematical skill including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division in all units in order to compute rates, ratios and percent to draw.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of physical activities.
  • Fundamental proficiency with computers and technology.
  • Effective leadership qualities/skills.
  • Ability to plan effectively, including scheduling and budgeting.
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving history
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at

Job ID: utn-20666