Route Manager

Higher Taste is a local, family-owned food manufacturer specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian foods. We are seeking a hard-working and dedicated individual to join our team as a Route Manager who will oversee all of our local deliveries! Opportunity for advancement, pay increases and bonuses! The ideal candidate would have experience as a delivery driver as well as experience in a supervisory role. This is a hands-on position that will require knowing all the routes and jumping in to make deliveries when needed. Join us as we fulfill our mission to bring delicious, natural food to the world!

 

Job Summary

  • Oversee loading of route trucks

  • Coordinate and/or fill in for drivers when a driver calls in sick or takes vacation. Drivers will call in to you

  • Train new Route Delivery Drivers and cross-train lead drivers

  • Assist Route Delivery Drivers on routes as needed, coordinate pick-ups

  • Communicate with Higher Taste administrative staff regarding any issues that arise in stores as items are being delivered. Setting-up new accounts/growing route sales and maintaining and fostering growth with our customers

  • Provide input on delivery procedures and help develop operations policies. Ex: adding/removing or adjusting routes

  • Our drivers are delivering refrigerated products that need to be stocked on grocery store shelves. Efficiency and attention to detail are musts!

  • Heavy Lifting is involved - you MUST be able to lift 55 lbs repetitively throughout your shift. Kneeling, bending, squatting and standing/walking the majority of shifts is required.

  • Position will be cross-trained in warehouse duties and expected to fill in as needed

  • Manage fleet maintenance program; coordinate truck rentals when necessary

  • Assist with hiring and administering company policy

  • Develop a sales plan with incentives to help drive the businesses growth

  • All drivers must present themselves in clean attire and have a friendly, customer-service oriented attitude

 

Schedule 

Shift is Tuesday through Friday starting at 2:45 am. Manager must be trained on Sunday shift,  work occasionally Sunday’s 5 am - 12:00 pm (training and coverage for Sunday driver).

 

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • A valid Class C driver's license and clean driving record are required

  • A dependable and reliable person is needed for this position

  • Basic Math Skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication) are necessary

  • 1+ years delivery driving experience - preferably in grocery/perishable products

  • Work with Excel/Google sheets adjusting routes/basic QuickBooks skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • All required qualifications plus:

  • 1-2 years+ supervising experience involving directly supervising others

  • 1+ years training experience

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish

  • Forklift

 

This position is perfect for the candidate who is looking to utilize their skills and job experience in a supervisory role with a local business!

 

PAY AND BENEFITS

  • Pay rate is DOE

  • After a 90-day period we offer Paid Time Off

  • After a year of employment we offer Paid Vacation

  • After a 90-day period of employment we offer a stipend for health care benefits. 

  • After a year of employment we offer an employer-matched retirement savings account.

 

**We run background checks and DMV record checks on candidates after a conditional job offer has been made.** 

To apply, email your resume to highertastehr@gmail.com with "Route Manager" in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.