Shipping Clerk

Birmingham - Alabama (AL), 35201

Ventura Foods LLC

Job Description:

Location: Birmingham

Exemption: Nonexempt



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Provide administrative support in managing daily scheduling of shipments and branch transfer finished goods receiving. Provide accurate and timely documentation as needed, related to shipments and receipts.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Schedule appointments for prepaid & customer loads, working with shipping carriers. Also schedules finished goods receiving appointments.

Check in drivers and schedule incoming trucks in and out of the appropriate docks.

Responsible for all documents & administrative duties related to shipments, receipts, and RPA's ensuring all are complete and accurate.

UPS Freight - (Responsible for assigning m/b, figuring freight cost, printing bill of lading, invoice prep & filing of documentation.)

Print daily pick tickets and assist loaders with inventory and loading issues using JDE, RF Smart and AS400 while verifying loading accuracy.

Prepare shipping documents and verify for accuracy.

Follow all safety and security policies and procedures, as required. Responsible for following all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent experience. Experience in a shipping/receiving traffic environment preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Computer literate to include experience with office software programs, such as Microsoft Office, JDE, RF Smart and AS400 systems. Proficient in 10-key operation, with excellent math skills. Possess good communication skills, both written & verbal. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced office environment. Attention to detail coupled with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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