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Produce Warehouse/Operations Manager

We are a full line-full service Produce Distributor serving Southern California from our state of the art facility in the Los Angeles, CA area.

We are currently searching for a Produce Warehouse/Operations Manager to join our team.

 

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • The Warehouse Operations Manager provides direction and management of warehouse operations.
  • Ensures efficient inbound and outbound movement of product.
  • Ensures perishable product is rotated to minimize spoilage of product and ensures product is brought to production rooms in a timely manner.
  • Manage warehousing/storage of all raw product, supplies finished product and other material.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, rotate stock as required.
  • Ensure all equipment is in safe and operating status, ensures any issues are addressed and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Supervise forklift operators and preform evaluations.
  • Conduct training and safety meetings as necessary, conduct disciplinary action as needed.
  • Preform other duties as assigned by plant manager.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position shall have supervisory responsibilities over the warehouse personnel. Responsibility for efficiency, scheduling and safety of warehouse personnel.

 

Skills:

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Ability to organize strategies and trends to communicate with others by various means including; verbal and electronic presentations. Bi Lingual (English/Spanish) highly desired.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to maintain adequate inventories while maintaining in-stock conditions at store level.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Ability to read computer generated reports.

COMPETENCY: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Oral Communication – Speaks and understands so as to follow directions and get clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner. Able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Adaptability – Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to accept change and be a proponent of change in meeting customers’ needs, as well as needed.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time. Works a schedule to ensure that sanitation goals and responsibilities are executed. Follows company procedures when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Routing/Dispatcher

Nature’s Produce distributes the finest product that Mother Nature has to offer. As we continue to expand our business, we are seeking Routing/Dispatcher to help us keep up with demand for our products and service for our customers. The Routing/Dispatcher position has the potential to offer the right person an opportunity for advancement within the company. We’re looking for someone who is a “go-getter” and wants growth in their career.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Routing/Dispatcher position will be in constant contact with high profile customers; routing drivers, scheduling pickup and delivery appointments, maintaining customer container pools, updating the Terminal Management System, and monitoring driver performance.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Handle all incoming calls and deal directly with drivers, management and directly with customers.
  • Route and Properly dispatch drivers for prompt deliveries.
  • Data entry of pertinent information regarding orders into our transportation management system (TMS)
  • Maintain an accurate dispatch board in TMS.
  • Monitor all shipments to insure delivery deadlines are met.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate onsite reports for each account.
  • Help support our customer’s unique delivery needs.
  • Call drivers and update all driver activity in TMS, in real time.
  • Research all unfinished loads in TMS daily.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1-3 years of Transportation support (Dispatch) experience preferred.
  • Produce industry experience a major plus.
  • Excellent computer skills. (Access, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.)
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written customer service/communication skills. Bilingual is preferred
  • Familiar with trucking terminology,
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to manage priorities, workflow, and a high level of responsibility.

 

Major Plus: Understanding DOT Compliance, FMCSA, DQ Administration, Emodal and UIIA

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work with diverse people and situations, in a consistently changing environment.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Experience:

  • Transportation: 1 year (Preferred)
  • dispatching: 1 year (Preferred)

Delivery Driver

Job Description: DELIVERY DRIVER

Efficiently deliver produce to customers, follow driver safety rules and provide professional customer service. Assist in the warehouse loading trucks, palletizing product, pulling orders and performing other duties at the request of the Supervisor or Manager.

 

Position Reports to:
Fleet Supervisor/ Manager
Perform Other Duties as Instructed by Supervisor:
Yes

 

Responsibilities & Duties:

    • Run routes efficiently, meeting or exceeding designated route times.
    • Call in when customers does not receive their entire order (shorts).
    • Handle company equipment properly, follow written driver safety rules, and perform pre-trip inspection.
    • Report accidents and injuries and any damage to equipment immediately.
    • Handle any customer complaints professionally.
    • Responsible for upkeep of vehicles at end of shift- clean cab and box.
    • Work overtime if required as requested by the Supervisor.
    • Perform other duties requested by the Supervisor or Manager.

 

Physical Requirements:
The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the human resources department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

    • Stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, squat, turn body, and walk.
    • Lift and move cases (selecting product and placing on a pallet) ranging in weight up to 75 lbs continuously to and from heights ranging from floor to knee, waist, shoulder, and overhead.
    • Use hands and fingers to peel and stick labels on cases.
    • Handle and feel objects and/or equipment controls; reach with hands and arms.
    • Must have the ability to talk and hear; must be able to hear warning horns on moving machinery and equipment.
    • Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include close and distance vision, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform position.
    • Must be able to climb on and off the box of the truck.
      Work Environment:
    • While performing the duties of this job, an associate regularly works near moving mechanical apparatus and is regularly exposed to vibration and moderate to high noise levels.
    • The work environment includes congested and high traffic areas, slippery floors, working alongside forklifts, single pallet jacks, electric walk behind jacks and hand carts.
    • Walking and working is done on concrete flooring.
    • Some duties are performed in the warehouse and will require work to be done in varying climates.
    • The shift end-time fluctuates with the employer’s daily needs.
    • The associate occasionally works in high and precarious places.

 

Experience:

  • Produce Experience Preferred
  • Class B License Preferred
  • No DUI and current license in good status required.

Food Safety and Quality Control Manager

Job Description: 

Natures Produce has a career opportunity available for a bilingual, talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Food Safety and Quality Control Manager for their Vernon, CA facility. The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years plus prior experience in Quality or Food Safety related field.  This individual will be responsible for developing, maintaining and validating all food safety policies and procedures including but not limited to, Natures Produce’s internal programs.  Working knowledge of HACCP development, SQF documentation, and SOP development is required.

 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to conduct internal and third party food safety audits with various organizations. Qualified individuals will enjoy working in our fast paced environment and have the ability to effectively communicate and work well with other.

 

Perform Other Duties as Instructed by Supervisor: 

Yes

 

Responsibilities & Duties: 

The primary role of the Food Safety Manager is to develop, maintain and validate all food safety policies and procedures, SQF level III, Regulatory and internal programs.

  • HACCP development, validation and on-going maintenance of the program to push continuous improvement
  • Develop, review and update Standard Operating Procedures
  • On the floor verification of all food safety programs and SQF SOP’s
  • Provide support to other department managers in audit projects and corrective actions
  • Monitor and support all Food Safety Program activities (environmental, micro, foreign material, pest control, etc.)
  • Ensure the Organic certification program is maintained up-to-date
  • Conduct Food Safety audits internally as well as with third party inspectors such as FDA, County, City, Organic, Kosher, SQF level III and customer audits
  • Manage the QA Crew Leads and job structuring of the QA technicians to prioritize necessary checks and data utilization
  • Maintain SQF documentation up-to-date with current version updates
  • Review and report on the data within the customer complaint system on a weekly basis for SQF program validation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training programs and presentations in both English and Spanish
  • Various projects and research programs

 

Requirements: 

  • Experience in QA and Food Safety, or formal food safety training
  • Excellent analytical thinking skills and detail oriented
  • Strong time management, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft applications
  • Certification and strong application skills in HACCP, SQF level III, GMP’s and SSOP’s
  • Quick to learn customized systems such as Infinity, Extraview and Axapta
  • English speaking is required, Spanish is preferred
  • Management/Supervisory experience preferred