Distribution Manager

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on May 17, 2024
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JOB PURPOSE: To motivate and train carrier force to provide good service while increasing circulation and attaining collection goals. Assist in maintaining overall distribution center operations. Responsible for achieving consistent, proper and on-time delivery to subscribers, handling customer's problems and service requests to the customer's satisfaction, contacting all "stop" customers in an effort to save their account. Work with carriers to meet collection goals and resolve problems. Collect all open routes and collect payments from carriers and customers. Recruit, adequately train and manage carriers to assure every possible chance of success.

MINIMUM JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Must be in generally good physical condition. Candidate should be free of leg and back medical conditions.

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.,

  • Must be able to bend and stoop to lift bundles.

  • Must be able to push and pull carts of papers that could weigh over 1,000 lbs.

  • Must be able to walk with 30 lbs. in each hand to move bundles of papers.

  • Must be able to assist with the unloading of trucks with up to 4,000 bundles of papers daily or as needed.

  • Must be able to handle delivery of open routes, getting in and out of the car, walking, handling steps and maneuver on average 3 to 4 flights of steps while delivering apartment complexes. Normal RTD route delivery is 2-3 hours, TMC/Sunday Direct normal route delivery is 4 to 5 hours.District Supervisor may be required to enter and exit a vehicle 200 - 300 times per day.

  • Should be able to stand in the warehouse on concrete floors for 2 to 3 hours at a time.

  • Should have no trouble reading list of addresses, numbers and following a map.

  • Must have good oral communications and good command of the English language to communicate with customers.

  • Computer skills.

  • Be able to understand and operate an Smartphone(i.e.: IPhone)

  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.