The Chicago Tribune is seeking a fully remote Regional Distribution Manager for the north side of Chicago up to the Wisconsin border. In this role, you'd be responsible for planning, organizing and controlling the daily operation of distribution, service, retention, single copy sales and collection, and advertising initiatives/programs for the Chicago Tribune and the products of other Commercial Publications in a given geographic area. The Regional Manager ensures that all activities are in accordance with the strategic and operating plans of the Manufacturing and Distribution department. The Regional Manager is additionally responsible for employee development and succession planning.
This fully remote role is open to residents whose primary residence in IL, WI or IN.
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Preferred to possess a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Marketing logistics, or more than 5 years equivalent experience related to newspaper distribution. Requires occasional early morning hours including weekends and holidays.
Must demonstrate effective leadership, motivational, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. Requires proven ability to manage teams and develop staff. Requires conceptual, analytical problem solving and decision making abilities in order to manage a significant number of projects and functions without changing priorities. Creativity, motivation and negotiation skills and teamwork are key to this position. Must have computer skills that would enable being able to work with standard MS Office applications, as well as possessing the ability to learn Company specific software programs.
Requires working in an office/warehouse environment and outdoors at various temperatures. Ability to lift 30-50 pounds. Must have valid drivers license and appropriate level of automobile insurance, and have the flexibility and ability to travel within the marketplace.