Job Description:

Oversee and manage daily operations of Receiving, Shipping, Quality Control, Transportation, Consolidation (divisional and growers), and Inventory. Facilitate the maximization of resources to achieve customer satisfaction, productivity, schedule adherence and economic goals.

Position Reports to:
VP National Operations
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Provide leadership and direction to local Operations Team.
  • Supervise and direct Operations staff; perform all necessary supervisory functions to effectively and efficiently manage personnel assigned, including:

    • Maintain a qualified staff;
    • Communicate areas of responsibility and performance expectations;
    • Conduct timely and effective employee evaluations;
    • Ensure proper training of employees;
    • Foster a cooperative and harmonious work environment to maximize employee morale and productivity.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner to achieve overall objectives.
  • Review ongoing operations performance results to targets. Take appropriate corrective measures and escalate as necessary.
  • Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of problems or matters of significance; take prompt corrective action where necessary and/or suggest alternative courses of action.
  • Coordinate safety training with all departments.
  • Responsible for purchasing and inventory of warehouse supplies and the purchasing and maintenance of warehouse equipment.
  • Conduct month-end inventory.
  • Responsible for facility management and upkeep.
  • Observe all safety policies and procedures. Embrace a high regard for safety, leading and serving as a role model for others.
  • Responsible for observing and ensuring Operations Team performs in accordance with HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location.
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Albert’s Recall Plan.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a highly ethical manner and in accordance with Company policies and procedures; embody these behaviors in a leadership role, serving as a role model for others.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Fully qualified in forklift and pallet jack operation.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in a high volume pick/pack/shipping operation.
  • 5+ years supervisory experience in a distribution environment.
  • Knowledge of inventory control processes.

Work Setting:

  • Regularly in an office setting; occasionally required to stand; walk; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.

    • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly exposed to warehouse environment; regularly exposed to moderate to extreme cold; regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; regularly required to walk and stand; use hand to handle or grasp, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

    • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, work in cramped positions, and climb.
    • Physical requirements include twisting, turning, bending, and ability to lift at least 60 lbs., push and pull up to 60 pounds.
    • May occasionally be exposed to moving, industrial-powered equipment and occasionally to moving mechanical parts.
  • Must possess a commitment to work a varied, flexible schedule to accomplish tasks and meet business demands.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent.
  • Strong teambuilding and leadership skills; able to lead, coach, inspire, motivate and develop others; able to effectively delegate and follow-up.
  • Able to skillfully train others; proven ability to mentor and nurture.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Able to build and maintain effective, positive internal/external working relationships with a diverse group of individuals throughout the organization and exemplify these qualities in a leadership role.
  • Ability to work effectively in an open, dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues skillfully, appropriately, and in a timely manner.
  • Strong sense of urgency while remaining calm under pressure.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; able to prioritize and plan work activities, using time efficiently;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • English/Spanish bi-lingual skills preferred.

About Albert's Organics:

Welcome to Albert's Organics...

Founded in 1982, Albert's Organics is the nation's leading distributor of quality organically grown fresh produce and perishable items, (including meat, dairy, soy products, juices/beverages, and much more). From our 7 distribution centers, we deliver to all major metropolitan cities, most regions in the continental U.S., and to many areas in Canada. We have the largest effective distribution coverage of any organic produce supplier in the country.Albert's Organics is the first Certified Organic Distributor with nationwide coverage. This gives us the ability to trace any product sold through our distribution channels back to its source. We are inspected annually by Quality Assurance International (QAI) to maintain our Certified Organic status.

Albert's Organics is also Primus Certified in all of our distribution centers. The Primus Labs program gives us the ability to have a 3rd party certification agency come in and audit our program to verify that our program is working and to validate our own internal audits of our food safety program. The program audit creates a comprehensive and detailed report that we can use to focus on potential areas of improvement as well as producing a score that we use to set and measure our goals for the program.

At Alberts we built our reputation selling organic produce and have become widely known as a specialist in the area of Organic fresh food. We maintain an in-stock status of over 300 seasonal fruits and vegetables and other Organic perishables at our distribution centers in California, Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Carolina and New Jersey. We have our own national and regional produce buying centers creating long-standing, mutually supportive relationships with Organic farmers locally and regionally around the country, and even around the world.

In addition to our complete selection of organic produce, Alberts carries an extensive line of organic and natural fresh foods including meat, poultry, cheeses, yogurts, tofu and soy products, milk, juices and more. We travel the country looking for food artisans, growers and manufacturers that provide the finest in organic and natural fresh foods.

Alberts Organics provides product to over 5,000 natural food stores, supermarkets and restaurants across America.

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