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Distribution Manager

Tucson, AZ, USA Req #9698
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Distribution Manager

The Arizona Daily Star 
seeks an innovative, motivated, results-focused Distribution Manager to join our Circulation team. This position has direct distribution responsibility for all Home Delivery, Single Copy or HD/SC combination and reports to the Director of Operations. Responsibility will be for a defined geographic area, comprised of Southern Arizona regional daily & Sunday distribution of the Arizona Daily Star. This includes home delivered, single copy, blue chip, education, and non-daily circulation along with a number of third-party distribution partner contracts. 


  • Manages the activities of District Managers and oversees contract compliance of independent contractors.

  • Implements strategies to support home delivery and single copy revenue, volume growth and retention, while managing to budgeted expenses for all major aspects of distribution and service performance for the Tucson market, based on industry and market trends.

  • Utilize industry-specific software to handle required reporting for center.

  • Manage financial and distribution performance metrics for their defined geographic area.

  • Provide input to budgets and capital submissions for the area and ensure the efficient distribution of products through initiation of route restructuring, consolidation, splits or other means designed to maximize volumes while limiting expense exposure.

  • Ensure that contractors adhere to their contractual obligation for customer service, complaint resolution, reporting, compliance of all local, state and federal laws.

  • Ensure product position, rack sales effectiveness, point of purchase material application, timely reporting, accounts receivable and adjustments. Manage product integrity (AAM/insert verification), bonding, and letters of credit.

  • Manage product integrity (AAM/insert verification), bonding, and letters of credit. Managing drop times, delivery sequence/schedules, and contingency planning.

  • Promotes customer satisfaction and ensuring that SOP's/contracts for customer service, personnel safety, 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.

  • Executing and ensuring accuracy of all zoned product distribution.

  • Work with the District Managers in determining whether to extend or terminate contractual relationships with distribution contractors.


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory motor vehicle record, dependable automobile, and liability insurance required.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills required for a fast-paced environment.

  • Computer proficiency and the ability to utilize computer software including Microsoft Office tools.

  • Must possess strong leadership, communication and motivational skills and provide consistent guidance to their employees.

  • The ability to routinely lift and move bundles up to 30Ibs.

  • Previous newspaper or distribution/warehouse experience.


Here's what we have to offer:

We offer a competitive salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and contributions you make, up to the first 5% eligible for a 100% Company match! 


About us:

The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Arizona is the only local newspaper covering local breaking news.  It has a tradition of serving the residents of Southern Arizona for over a century.  As the home of the University of Arizona, Tucson also is rich in cultural diversity and a commitment to educational excellence.   



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. 

Other details

  • Job Family UNION
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Tucson, AZ, USA