Route Manager

Higher Taste is a local, family-owned food manufacturer specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian foods. We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Route Manager! Opportunity for advancement, pay increases and bonuses. Join us as we fulfill our mission of bringing delicious food to the PNW and beyond!

 

The Route Manager is responsible for overseeing all of our local deliveries by providing direction and management to the delivery team. The ideal candidate will have experience as a delivery driver and in a managerial role. This is a hands-on position, making daily delivery decisions and managing the route schedules with a requirement of knowing all the routes and jumping in to make deliveries when needed. Efficiency and attention to detail are essential to this position.

 

Schedule:

Shift is Tuesday through Friday, 2:45 am - 1:00 pm or until all routes are complete. Manager will be trained on Sunday shift and work occasionally on Sunday’s 5:00 am - 12:00 pm (training and/or coverage for Sunday driver).

 

Job Responsibilities included, but not limited to:

  • Oversee loading/ unloading of route trucks

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

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

  • Coordinate and/or fill in for drivers when a driver calls in sick or takes vacation

  • Communicate with the Higher Taste Office Administrator regarding any issues that arise in stores as items are being delivered

  • Maintain and foster growth with our client/ customers

  • Provide input on delivery procedures and help develop operations policies

  • Ensure delivered refrigerated and frozen products are being stocked correctly on grocery store shelves 

  • Manage fleet maintenance program; coordinate truck rentals when necessary

  • Develop a sales plan to set up new accounts with incentives to drive business growth and expand our local deliveries

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

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

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

  • Basic Math Skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication)

  • Work knowledge of Excel/Google sheets with basic quickbooks skills 

  • 2+ years delivery driving experience (Preferred in grocery/perishable products)

  • 2 years managerial experience, directly supervising others

  • 1 year training experience

  • Strong communication spoken and written

  • Forklift certified or willing to obtain within 90 days

  • Ability to communicate in English (Preferred Bilingual - Spanish)

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear

  • Ability to read directions and street signs

  • Frequently required to stand and to reach with hands and arms

  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs repetitively throughout your shift

  • Ability to spend work day standing, bending, kneeling/ squatting & walking

  • All drivers must present themselves in clean attire

 

Pay and Benefits:

  • Pay is $22-$25 per hour, DOE. Overtime pays time and a half

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

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

  • After a year of employment we offer Paid Vacation

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

 

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

**Our facility is located in Cornelius, OR**

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Must Be Authorized To Work in the United States.

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