PT Distribution Manager

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bloomington, IL   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on March 23, 2024
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Assist in all areas of operation of the Distribution Center (DC) and distribute newspapers to independent contract carriers and bundle haulers. This includes all print products and any ancillary products, such as USA Today.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Assist the Operations Manager or Distribution Manager with all areas of DC operations.
  • Assist in distributing bundles, other products, and carrier supplies at DC.
  • Transport and unload papers & products as needed.
  • Operation of DC in the absence of other staff.
  • Delivery of products/supplies to other facilities as needed.
  • Clean and maintain DC.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • Available as needed for early mornings every day of the week.
  • Delivers foot, motor, or single copy routes as assigned.
  • Knowledge of market area.
  • Work well with other personnel and independent contractors.
  • Demonstrates a passion for providing quality customer service.
  • Complete delivery before the deadline when able.
  • Placing products in a convenient location.
  • Protecting product from the elements.
  • Ensure all interactions with subscribers are positive.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments. All interactions with customers must be professional and courteous.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interruption. Keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect. Keep commitments. Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures. Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Tactfully approaches others. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality-Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Look for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards. Completes work promptly. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security-Observe safety and security procedures. Determine appropriate action beyond guidelines. Report on potentially unsafe conditions. Use equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability-The ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, change the approach or method to best fit the situation, and deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies the appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily. Asks for and offers help when needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to communicate both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and embrace the concept of teamwork.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of contractors, customers, or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two- step instructions.
  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Valid driver's license, good driving record, and own (reliable) insured vehicle.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employees will drive their own cars on company business and deliver papers in the dark.


The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform basic functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, including open areas with ringing phones and people talking.

Must be able to work with all types of people.

Work schedule may include overnight and early morning hours.

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

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.