Nestle Asset Mover (CDL-B) - Full Time - Houston, TX - 40 hours weekly - $15.50 hourly in Houston, Texas
As one of The World s Most Admired Food Companies in Fortune magazine, Nestl provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day. The Nestl Dreyer s Ice Cream division serves to provide world class service to frozen grocery accounts across the country. Products include industry leading brands such as DIGIORNO pizza, DRUMSTICK ice cream snacks, and H AGEN-DAZS premium ice cream.
The Trade Assets program places freezer equipment at Nestl grocery store customers to gain incremental revenue while demonstrating sound safety practices. The Asset Mover s primary function is to move and refurbish, including cleaning, decaling and placing Nestl freezer equipment for grocery store customers. The position loads and unloads equipment from trucks, organizes and replenishes stock, accurately selects, and loads freezers to support the demand of daily sales orders in a safe and efficient manner. Asset Movers work directly with store managers and store personnel to ensure a high level of customer service is provided in retail accounts. The position requires driving to grocery store customers in a company vehicle. Knowledge and compliance with Department of Transportation ( DOT ) standards, meals/break policies, etc. is mandatory.
Demonstrate Decision Driving skills including, but not limited to, proper following distance, proper eye lead, proper stopping distance, checking intersections, using safety wedge, proper use of horn, left/ right turn execution, seat belt use, checking and scanning mirrors, maintaining proper speed, proper lane observance, parking in appropriate locations and avoiding backing-up. Incumbent must be in compliance with DOT standards and follow all DOT policies and processes. Keep a clean and orderly cab and trailer.
Ensure that all freezers, materials, and supplies are properly received, inspected, stored, and loaded in compliance with warehouse principles. Optimize the loading of the carrying aid and use optimal handling technique (known as Time-to-Sell processes) to maximize productivity. Accurately complete placement contracts in a neat, accurate and legible manner.
Communicate with customers by name during deliveries, and exhibit a professional, polite and assertive demeanor. Respond to customer requests, and forward customer requests on to sales representative or management as needed.
Follow prescribed travel path, adjusting to mitigate delay only when necessary, and communicate to sales personnel.
Clean and refurbish used freezer equipment. Perform clean-up duties in warehouse and yard areas.
Complete scheduled freezer equipment inventories at company and distributor warehouse locations, as well as at accounts to validate equipment is at the correct location and product assortment is in compliance.
Maintain and manage Nestl Freezer certification process.
Conduct activities in a safe manner, follow corporate safety guidelines and requirements (no cell phones while driving, pre-trip/ post-trip inspections, proper bending, etc.), use personal protective equipment, proactively address any unsafe conditions observed and lock vehicle.
Ability to practice safe working habits at all times
Initiative: Self-starter, gets involved quickly, takes on difficult tasks with enthusiasm. Takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required.
Energy: Maintains high activity/productivity level. Operates with sense of urgency, efficiency, effectiveness and determination over extended periods of time.
Stress Tolerance: Maintains stable and professional performance under pressure or opposition
Detail: Strives to understand the details. Balances, analyzes and takes appropriate action. Solid planning, detail oriented and organization skills.
Communication: Presents ideas effectively, actively listens, and works across functional boundaries with the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and store personnel. Ability to influence others.
Teamwork: Can work in group or alone; oriented towards the good of the whole. Contain ability to build rapport and good working relationship with multiple store personnel, including Store Managers, Assistant Store Managers and Frozen Food Managers, as well as co-workers.
Manage job professionally and with a high level of organization
Ability to effectively deal with change and adversity in the work place, and work in a fast paced environment
Demonstrate ability to deliver consistent results while building organization capabilities.
Ability to respond to change with positive attitude, offer suggestions for improvements to increase effectiveness of change, support new initiatives, and maintain an open mind.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & EDUCATION LEVEL:
Must be at least 21 years of age for DOT covered positions
High School Diploma / GED equivalent
Must have reliable transportation to and from work
Must have a valid, unrestricted Class B Commercial Driver s License (CDL) or a Class B Commercial Learner s Permit (CLP) with ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 30 days of hire, with a driving record satisfactory to established company requirements
Successful completion of post offer background checks, drug screen, DOT physical and motor vehicle report
Must live within 75 miles of primary work location
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include early morning/late night hours; Willing to work any day of the week, weekends, and required over-time as specific to role
Must possess basic math and computer skills
Ability to use computer ordering equipment
Ability to work safely
Ability to read, write and speak English
Must be able to operate a Hi-Reach forklift, standard forklift, and powered pallet jacks with current certification or ability to achieve certification
Ability to drive trucks in/out of truck bays at a Warehouse.
Pallet Jack certification preferred
1-2 years of Grocery/Retail experience preferred
1-2 years experience owning/operating a truck preferred
1-2 years of Warehouse experience preferred
Freezer/refrigerated environment a plus
This description should not be construed to contain every responsibility that an incumbent in this job may be required to perform. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.
The Nestl Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
Category: Transportation, Sales, Nestle USA