Division Manager

STL News Distribution Services, 11675 Fairgrove Industrial Blvd, Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States of America Req #16534
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Divisional Manager


Manages and supervises the daily distribution and coordination of newspaper delivery routes and monitors independent carrier functions. Oversees distribution of all partner products within the delivery footprint of assigned distribution center. .Develops and executes sampling programs. Ensures newspapers reach subscribers on schedule and performs related newspaper sales activities. Addresses and resolves subscriber complaints effectively by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



Position Responsibilities


  • Expedite distribution or access to product(s) among independent contractors for home delivery and single copy, if applicable.  Count and prepare products to ensure efficient product distribution to independent contractors in accurate quantity and ensuring advertising pre-print zone integrity to the specifications of the manifest, delivery schedule, or pre-print zone document. 


  • Reviews all carrier contracts to ensure compliance with Lee Enterprises guidelines. Ensures contractors pay is executed in an accurate and timely fashion.


  • Provides coverage and delivers newspaper shortages, complaints, and handles open routes in the absence of district managers. Resolves all customer complaints involving non deliveries, damaged newspapers, and billing problems.


  • Ensures adherence to scheduled deadlines with district managers involving daily newspaper deliveries; assists in the verification process for all delivery starts and stops and meets and meets or exceeds minimum service standards within the distribution center footprint


  • Familiarize new contractors with documents (manifests, subscriber lists, and route bundle sheets) intended to alert the contractor to changes in draw quantities, delivery frequency, placement requests, new subscribers, vacation hold requests, or terminations.


  • Carries out managerial, supervisory and leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures, specific circulation procedures and applicable laws and regulations.


  • On-site, regular and reliable attendance is required


  • Safely drive to and from various locations




1.  Assists in special projects as needed.

2.  All other duties as assigned.




Circulation District Managers and Distribution Center Coordinators



1.    Ability to follow all Company policies and procedures including but not limited to attendance standards.

2.    Must have valid drivers license, insurance and reliable vehicle






.High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and a minimum of four years experience working as a district sales manager and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Two years specific circulation and newspaper experience including industry trends, marketing media and selling products constitutes a significant resource in providing advice to management.  Knowledge of the demographic market and within the industry and growth potential is necessary.  Previous managerial/supervisory and sales experience involving customer service required. Experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel required to effectively communicate and perform the administrative functions. Knowledge of general office procedures and basic accounting principles involving budget expenditures. The employee would require a minimum of three to six months to become familiar with company and departmental procedures.

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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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.

Other details

  • Job Family Circulation
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • STL News Distribution Services, 11675 Fairgrove Industrial Blvd, Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States of America