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Distribution Driver Class A - Union

Lakeland, Florida

Overview

When you embark on a Driver career with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, you'll play an integral role in achieving operational efficiency in order to meet our customers' needs. You'll leverage your skills every day to fuel our success and advance your career. In return for your contribution, we'll provide you with the tools to grow, succeed and accomplish your personal and professional goals. Together, we can deliver the highest quality service to each of our suppliers and customers and put you on the career path you’ve been looking for.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Driver at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

Traits

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Productive
  • Trustworthy
  • Adaptable
  • Team Player
  • Problem-solver
  • Consistent
  • Focused
  • Independent
  • Logical
  • Positive
  • Quick-Thinking
  • Responsible
  • Socially Conscious

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Rewards

Discover all the ways Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits appreciates your efforts.

  • Health and Wellness Programs

    Comprehensive coverage including medical, dental, vision, and health and wellness programs.

  • Life & Disability

    Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits understands happy families equal happy employees.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paychecks are great, but that’s not all you get with a Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits career.

  • Work/Life Balance

    Importance of life outside of the company is important at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

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Requirements

  • “Push/Pull” up to 50 lbs

  • Experience driving within the food and beverage industry

  • Customer facing and ability to problem solve

  • Class A/Class B license

Responsibilities

Job ID 12624 Date posted 08/11/2022

What You Need To Know

Open your future to incredible career potential. Work for an industry-leader who invests in their people. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. We were named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and are included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

At Southern Glazer’s, you’ll enjoy an environment where continuous learning and growth are supported and experience a culture where you are respected, and your voice is heard. If you’re looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.

Overview

The Distribution Driver Class A is responsible for delivering products to clients; inspect the general condition of the vehicle; prepare, load, unload, operate, and clean the vehicle. Review standing orders, develop sales, process payments, and maintain records.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deliver statewide products to bars, restaurants, hotels, etc
  • Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections on the vehicle
  • Receive payment for goods delivered
  • Sort merchandise by the invoice for delivery
  • Adhere to the safe and courteous operation of the delivery vehicle at all times
  • Check-in money and returned goods daily with Driver Check-in & Accounting Cashier
  • Complete all required paperwork daily, including Department of Transportation logbook and driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR)
  • Report to work in adherence to company uniform standards (e.g., neat, clean, and properly attired)
  • Adhere to all safety regulations, and perform all duties in a safe manner
  • Plan trip logistics and obtain necessary documents to transport goods
  • Load and unloaded cargo make sure safety equipment is being utilized
  • Ensure cargo is secured properly compliant with safety requirements
  • Report any incidents to the dispatcher
  • Follow/adhere to all traffic laws
  • Maintain vehicle, product, and equipment tidy and in good working order
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Additional Primary Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience
  • 21 years or older
  • Must be Department of Transportation (DOT) certified
  • Commercial Driver s License required

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include frequently sitting and operating a motor vehicle
  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • Additional hours may be required during October, November, and December and other peak periods
  • Must be able to regularly sit and operate machinery such as a forklift
  • May require working at heights of 8 feet or greater
  • Must be able to frequently lift/lower, push, carry, or pull 56lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees.  Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer’s pay bands or ranges.

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees.

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