HNG is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This Warehouse Associate position works out of the main office of Hickory Nut Gap Meats (HNG Meats) in Asheville and Flat Rock (Henderson County), North Carolina, and works on the road.
HNG Meats provides wholesale meats, sales and delivery services to restaurants, grocers, institutions, and distributors around the southeast USA.
This position provides support to the Warehouse Manager and staff at HNG Meats. The incumbent works to complete tasks daily and assist customers for HNG Meats.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organize fresh meat received weekly and value added deliveries
Rotate meat for freeze down and transport to AVL Packing
Help pick up customers/ customer service
Establish relationships with customers during pickups and deliveries
Help with warehouse cleaning and upkeep
Prepare value added shipments
Attend Monday wholesale meetings
Miscellaneous Warehouse Manager support and tasks
III. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Proficient in microsoft office and gmail.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a team member with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain harmonious relationships.
Excellent customer service skills
Good at juggling multiple tasks and prioritizing tasks; ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, ensuring deliverables are completed on time, are of the highest quality, and enhance the reputation of the HNG Meats brand.
Position reports to Warehouse Manager.
Position is expected to operate under moderate to limited supervisory involvement, depending on the task and the incumbent’s knowledge and ability to complete the task. The supervisor remains available for information, advice, guidance, or assistance if needed and may provide training, coaching, and feedback as appropriate.
Position is responsible for ensuring project timelines for all assigned projects for meeting deadlines.
The Warehouse Manager reviews and evaluates position’s completed work for success in achieving objectives and standards.
GUIDELINES AND TOOLS
Guidelines that will help the incumbent in this position achieve success and follow company procedures include:
Google Drive documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Mission and Values Statement
SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this work is to support the Warehouse Manager in day to day operations.
The Warehouse Associates work will allow the warehouse to efficiently receive, pack and distribute product to customers while maintaining organization of all product and warehouse spaces.
VII. BUSINESS CONTACTS
Contacts are with HNG Meats staff, current and potential customers, and HNG partners.
Contacts are for:
Selling HNG Meats products
Collecting orders and answering order questions
Ensuring satisfaction with HNG Meats products and services
Collaborating with General Manager, Sales Director, and CEO on inventory and order needs
VIII. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This is a physically demanding position. Days may entail a majority of hours lifting boxes weighing up to 60 lbs. Ability to sit for full work days and drive a 16’ box truck is required.
This associate position is located in the main office of Hickory Nut Gap Meats (HNG Meats) in Asheville and Flat Rock (Henderson County), North Carolina.
The incumbent works in office, freezer and cooler warehouse environment, and in a delivery truck. Most office work is accomplished using personal desktop or portable computer systems, scanners, printers, copiers, phone, and typical office supplies and equipment. Warehouse work includes lifting in coolers and freezers, utilizing and electric pallet jack, and hand trucks.
This job description is designed to give you an overview of the main tasks and responsibilities for this position. As the Company evolves and grows over time this job description may be changed in consultation with you. You will be expected to embrace such changes, to work flexibly, and to rise to the challenge of developing your skills over time.