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Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Driver Merchandiser - Class A CDL Required in Gainesville, Florida

Driver Merchandiser - Class A CDL Required

Gainesville, FL, USA

Req #26235

Friday, May 26, 2023

Who We Are:

  • Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned independent Coca-Cola bottler that is the third largest privately-held and the sixth largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.

  • Coke Florida sells, markets, manufactures and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies including Monster Beverage Corporation and BODYARMOR.

  • Coke Florida was named as a 2023 US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. This program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture, and governance/financial performance.

What We Offer :

Eligible full time Coke Florida Associates can participate in our Total Rewards Program which includes:

  • Total Wellness Programs including health, dental and vision plans

  • 401K program with healthy company match

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation pay, and 11 company paid holidays*

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Competitive compensation

Coke Florida is looking for a Driver Merchandiser based out of our Gainesville location. We’re currently looking for 1st shift, working 4:00am til finish of route.

What You Will Do:

As a Coke Florida Driver Merchandiser, you will be responsible for delivering and/or unloading our products to customer locations on designated routes. This is a fast-paced position that stocks the greatest beverage brands on shelves, displays and in coolers.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving and delivery of pre-ordered product to assigned accounts and for rotating and stocking product.

  • Check accuracy and stability of the load.

  • Deliver products to customers.

  • Merchandise, display and rotate products according to company standards.

  • Invoice and collect monies due.

  • Pick up company property.

  • Secure company assets.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures.

  • Settle all accounts daily.

  • Utilize smartphone technology in handling customer orders/invoicing

  • Utilize technology for Electronic Logging Systems and fleet management.

  • Comply with routing software guidance.

For this role, you will need:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

  • Must have a valid Commercial Class A driver's license.

  • Must have a driving record with no major* moving violations in the last three (3) years.

  • At least 1 year of general work experience required.

  • Ability to operate a hand-truck and powered industrial equipment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a powered industrial truck certification

  • Familiarity with DOT regulations.

  • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and/or have a valid DOT Medical Card.

  • Operate manual transmission

*Major moving violations include, but are not limited to, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Minor moving violations include, but are not limited to, speeding, driving too close, failure to stop, and improper lane changes. Driving records, including minor moving violations, will be evaluated according to Coca-Cola Beverages' guidelines to determine eligibility for this position.

Additional qualifications that will make you successful in the role:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

  • 1+ years of commercial driving experience preferred.

  • Local delivery experience preferred.

  • Customer service and cash handling experience preferred

  • Prior grocery store and/or consumer products experience a plus.

  • HazMat endorsement may be required.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

This role is highly physical, which will require:

  • Ability to repetitively lift, carry and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance

  • Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance while kneeling, squatting, reaching about the head, reaching at the waist, reaching below the knees and bending at the knees

  • Ability to repetitively push and pull manual transport equipment (for example, pallet jack or hand truck) containing product loads up to a minimum of 100 yards without assistance

  • Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to complete job activities

  • Ability to read information in small, medium and large print

  • Ability to stand a minimum of 8 hours during the workday up to 10 hours

  • Ability to walk a minimum of 4 hours during the workday

  • Frequently work in a hot/humid indoor environment

  • Ability to use an audio headset to listen to directions in English

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Coke Florida reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to assign additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

Employment with Coke Florida is at-will. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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  • Gainesville, FL, USA