City and Country - Operations Coordinator
Distribution: Distribution Coordinator - Part Time 20-29hrs/wk.
Gannett Publishing Services
Corpus Christi, TX
The Distribution Coordinator provides general support for the Circulation/Distribution team handling many of the departments day to day operational needs. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks and responsibilities within home delivery, single copy and non-daily distribution areas. The Operations Coordinator job duties can entail but are not limited to: preparing paper work, distribution center coverage, distributing daily and non-daily products to independent contractors, weekly total market coverage product delivery verification, redelivery to retail sales locations, return and rack collections, loading or unloading trucks and assisting in the delivery of non-daily and core products to consumers and retailers. This individual will conduct themselves in accordance with company policies and procedures; ensure quality customer service and professional representation when dealing with customers, retailers or the general public; use sound judgment and discretion at all times.
Responsible for distribution and handling of daily and non-daily products to carriers, haulers, retailers, and consumers.
This position will assist with delivering down routes for home delivery and single copy as a primary daily task.
Running shortages, delivering missed newspapers, retailer merchandising checks, etc.
Unload and load trucks containing various print publications in bundles, carts and pallets.
Opening the Distribution Center and preparing the DC for the independent contractor arrival by printing, preparing and distributing specified reports and paperwork such as carrier bundle tops, vacation packs, and carrier supplies.
Communicating prior day service issues to delivery Contractors providing replacement copies to be delivered.
Utilize computer delivery systems such as RouteSmart and CarrierTrac.
Must be able to maintain accuracy while setting up carts and handing print products to bundle haulers and carriers (including correct distribution by zones, accounting for spoils, service copies, and extra copies).
Keep distribution centers clean and safe, picking up trash and debris in and around the distribution area daily.
Actively promotes all COVID-19 guidance and adherence to established requirements.
Assist home delivery staff in all aspects of running the distribution area in a safe and efficient manner.
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 contractors use.
Conduct weekly Total Market Coverage product verifications and magazine deliveries by following the established verification process when directed.
Ensure all returns reporting and verification guidelines are met and adhered to.
Assist with training Product Handlers or Product Coordinators as needed.
Ensure safe operating of company vehicles. Ensure that the Gannett Safety Module for trucking is in place and adhered to. Report any issues with company owned vehicles to supervisor. Re-fuel, check oil, add routine fluids and provide basic cleanliness to vehicles.
Expected to meet regular attendance goals of the company, relate well with other employees and managers, perform according to company expectations.
Responsible for personal safety and the completion of periodic safety training.
Maintain a professional, courteous manner when dealing with contractors and customers.
Performs all other duties and special projects as assigned.
Basic computer and data entry skills.
Good time management skills with the ability to perform assigned tasks efficiently and safely.
Neat, clean appearance conforming to department policy.
Has reliable vehicle that may be used to perform duties.
Ability to read maps, route manifests and conduct route verification of non-daily product delivery.
Ability to communicate with contractors, co-workers, company staff, retailers, and customers.
Ability to accurately count and use basic math skills.
Ability to work varied days, hours and shifts from week to week including weekends and holidays as needed. Potential to exceed 29/hrs week occasionally.
Ability to work and/or drive in all-weather environments and conditions.
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 1020 pounds.
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 drivers license, proof of insurance, a verifiable good driving record, and must be able to use own vehicle to perform these duties. (mileage reimbursement is bi-weekly).
Must be able to pre-employment past drug screen and background check.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Previous newspaper, distribution/warehouse, or delivery experience preferred.
The Distribution Coordinator position is a feeder opportunity for the District Manager position.Successful Distribution coordinators that desire to advance and that are deemed promotable are logical District Manager candidates that have had exposure to the District Manager job responsibilities and requirements.Advancement opportunities are dependent on a specific sites need. A willingness to relocate increases potential future opportunity.