Router

Job Description

Company: FreshPoint Denver
Location: US-CO-Denver
Zip Code: 80216
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1
Position Type:
 

 

More information about this job:

 

THE PASSION: 

At FreshPoint, we’re all about People. Passion. Produce! FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique and seasonal products that support local farms and growers. But we’re much more than just produce.  As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 100 enterprise with a real family feel. 

Opportunity is knocking!  At FreshPoint we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great meal - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies FreshPoint. FreshPoint is a leader in selling, marketing and distributing produce, dairy and other food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from the home.​

 

Are you passionate?

                                                                   If so, apply now for your fresh start with FreshPoint

JOB TITLE: Router

 

THE PASSION: 

At FreshPoint, we’re all about People. Passion. Produce! FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique and seasonal products that support local farms and growers. But we’re much more than just produce.  As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 100 enterprise with a real family feel.

Opportunity is knocking!  At FreshPoint we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great meal - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies FreshPoint. FreshPoint is a leader in selling, marketing and distributing produce, dairy and other food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from the home.​

THE POSITION:

A router is responsible for creating routes that adhere to hours of service and weight laws and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Routing of all legitimate customer orders in the most efficient way possible for multiple shipping facilities while under constant time and accuracy constraints while adhering to established procedures, protocols and customer commitments
  • Plans routes.  This includes integrating new customers into existing routes, determining where new routes and shuttle yards are needed and planning for necessary route adjustments due to seasonality
  • Analyzes existing routes for opportunities to reduced, miles, delivery days and hours to improve cost control and consistency of deliveries.  Performs standard route maintenance to capture these changes
  • Schedules drivers on a daily and or weekly basis to remain within overtime guidelines and hours of service laws and regulations including adjustments for volume and holidays.  Also, maintain and provide accurate daily loading and door information for warehouse department
  • Plans and prepares meetings and presentations for sales management and the executive staff to communicate proposed service areas and expense control opportunities
  • Ensures compliance to DOT and other applicable regulations
  • Prepares reports for sales and management.
  • Provides driver and customer support via incoming calls to transportation office.
  • Designates vehicles according to factors, such as length and purpose of trip, freight, preference of user, or other factors.
  • May make route adjustments or accommodations for deliveries, bases on time of departure, destination and expected time of return.
  • May confer with customers to expedite or locate missing, misrouted, or delayed routes, or damaged merchandise.

 

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or ability to read, write and perform mathematics at this level is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred
  • 3 years distribution/transportation experience in high volume, route delivery operation
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Computer Skills:  MS Office (Excel)
  • Analytical/Mathematical Skills             
  • Accuracy, reliability and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Professional Skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and sit for extended periods and perform repetitive movements in wrists and arms on a frequent basis.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Work is typically performed indoors in a climate controlled office environment at a desk or table requiring sitting, standing and stooping; and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

THE PERKS:

  • Exciting promotions and opportunities to increase your income;
  • Personal and career growth;
  • Friendly and supportive work environment;
  • A stable growing company;
  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription plans;
  • Life and Disability insurance coverage;
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase, Employee Assistance programs;
  • Pre-tax savings opportunities;
  • Discounts and other perks that come with being a Sysco associate;
  • Check out Syscobenefits.com/careers for more information!

 

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job.  This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions and is subject to changes of business necessity.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

FreshPoint is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

 

Freshpoint is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

 

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time