Route Supervisor

Company and Job Description


Higher Taste is a food manufacturer in SE Portland. We are a local, family-owned business seeking a hard-working and dedicated individual to join our team as a Route Supervisor 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

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

  • Train new Route Delivery Drivers 

  • Assist Route Delivery Drivers on routes as needed

  • Communicate with Higher Taste administrative staff regarding any issues that arise in stores as items are being delivered

  • Provide input on delivery procedures and help develop operations policies

  • 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 75 lbs repetitively throughout your shift. Kneeling, bending, squatting and standing/walking the majority of shifts is required.

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

  • Shift is Tuesday through Friday approximately 3:00 am - 1:00 pm or until all routes are complete; may need to work occasional Sundays 5:00 am - 1:00 pm or until route is complete (training and coverage for Sunday driver when needed).


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


Preferred Qualifications

  • All required qualifications plus:

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

  • 1+ years training experience

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish

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 is $16 per hour while training; pay will increase to $18 per hour after training period is complete. Opportunity for advancement and pay increases!

  • After a 90-day period of employment 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 checks and DMV record checks on candidates after a conditional job offer has been made.**

**Our production facility is located in SE Portland and we are opening a second facility in Cornelius later this year - the Route Supervisor may be asked to commute to either or both facilities.**


To apply, please email a Cover Letter and Resume to listing all relevant experience and why you’d be a good fit for this position. We will contact all qualified applicants for interviews.

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