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Are you ready for a career that’s challenging and rewarding? In a friendly, modern, fast-paced environment? Then you’re ready to join our extraordinary team at General Produce! As a General Produce team member, you’ll be part of a business legacy that began in Sacramento in 1933 and continues to lead the industry in performance and innovation. Our workforce is diverse, with team members of varied backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles. And our work ethic is strong and vibrant, with an emphasis on teamwork.

Realize Your Potential!

At General Produce we challenge every team member while supporting learning, personal growth and professional development. We make it a priority to search from within to find the talent and expertise for supervisory and management positions. Almost 70% of our current supervisors, managers and team leaders were promoted from line staff positions!

Employee Benefits

From medical to retirement, General Produce has you covered:

  • Generous, affordable medical, dental & vision coverage
  • Fully-paid retirement plan
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Employee discounts on fresh produce

Job Openings

Positions at General Produce cover a range of schedules, including day and evening shifts. We are looking for people with positive attitudes and a desire to do quality work in a team environment.

Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift

Job Title: Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift
Employment Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly), Regular, Full-Time, Split Days Off, Sunday Required
Starting Rate: $17.50/hr. Plus Production Incentives

Primary Purpose:

The Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift selects products in the warehouse and other areas to satisfy customer orders. They also receive and store products within the warehouse and surrounding areas.

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Read customer orders to determine items to be selected and gathered.
  • Select and move products for each order from refrigerated rooms in the warehouse and other areas.
  • Assemble ordered products by customers and place orders in pallets.
  • Check products to ensure they are all good quality products.
  • Mark orders, materials, items, or products with identifying information/labels.
  • Open bales, crates and other containers.
  • Weigh or count items for distribution to ensure conformance to customer order.
  • Move products from storage to production areas, dock truck or any other area using handcarts, pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Sort and store products on racks, bins and pallets according to size, type, grade, ripeness or code.
  • Display and maintain respectful behaviors at all times.
  • Report regularly to supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must possess exceptional work ethics and dependability.
  • Ability to learn to operate forklifts and other material transport machines.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education And Experience:

High School graduate and one year experience in produce warehouse environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • The employee is required to walk for most of the shift. Employee must also sit and talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must regularly lift, push and pull, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and handle a hand truck loaded with cases of produce.
Class A Delivery Route Truck Driver

Job Title: Class A Delivery Route Truck Driver
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split says off, Saturdays Required
Starting Rate:
$23.50/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e. adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to DOT, CHP and CVC regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Class A Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Must comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations related to operators.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate cell phones.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, walk, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear.
Class B Delivery Route Truck Driver

Job Title: Class B Delivery Route Truck Driver
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split says off, Saturdays Required
Starting Rate:
$20.75/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e. adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to DOT, CHP and CVC regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Must comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations related to operators.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate cell phones.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, walk, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear.
Delivery Route Truck Driver – Non-Commercial

Job Title: Delivery Route Truck Driver – Non-Commercial
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split days off, Saturday Required
Starting Rate:
$20.50/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Non-Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e., adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to CHP regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Driver’s License.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate pagers, cell phones, etc.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable
  • accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Outside Sales Rep - Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Auburn and El Dorado Hills

Company Overview:

Founded in 1933, with facilities in both Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, CA, General Produce continues to be a leading produce distributor across much of California and beyond. At General Produce, we pride ourselves on providing premier quality products and service levels across food service, retail and other customer groups.

The Role:

At General Produce, we have a tremendous opportunity for business development in the Central Valley Area of California! General Produce is looking to add to our on an industry leading company an experienced and customer driven Outside Sales Representative as we expand. You will be reporting to and partnering with the Director of Food Service Sales to develop new business, build and maintain customer relationships, while maintaining and increasing sales in an open territory. This role will require significant self-motivation and a knowledge of the area to engage in business development in food service and retail fresh produce. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Representative interested in joining a growing organization that also possesses a rich history and an unmatched culture which values customers and employees!

New Account Marketing & Management:

  • Identify potential new accounts that are beneficial and profitable to the company. Maintain a weekly sales prospect funnel.
  • Call on potential new account decision-makers and present benefits/features of a General Produce relationship.
  • Regularly follow up with potential new accounts to establish relationships.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties to establish new accounts, i.e. credit approval, complete proper forms and notify appropriate departments.
  • Train new accounts on General Produce procedures including order placement, web ordering, credit/return policy and company contacts.

Customer Service and Communication:

  • Answer questions and provide information to customers in person, by telephone, e-mail or text in response to inquiries regarding product, prices and delivery dates.
  • Be an effective listener; investigate and resolve customer complaints regarding products, price or service.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, internally and externally to help increase sales and interaction related to assigned accounts
  • Receive and examine defective product returned by customers and determine, with supervisor’s approval, if credits should be granted based on Company procedures.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the products we stock, and identify specific customer needs.
  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities and new products for customers’ consideration and suggestions on how to use them.
  • Maintain awareness of market information and communicate customers’ complaints and information, and competitive conditions to supervisor.
  • Monitor and input customer orders via in person, email, web or phone app
  • Keep customers informed on product availability and possible substitutes

Product Support

  • Participate with Buying and Sales Departments in developing new items and special requests
  • Maintain supply of product literature, marketing tools and provide to customers on a regular basis
  • Actively work with our marketing department & manager for sales tools needed

Work effectively with the Operations Department to resolve issues related to delivery, quality and communications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field
  • 2+ years' experience in cold calling sales with strong track record of success
  • Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals
  • Excellent relationship & consultative skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with the ability to motivate and influence others either verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and understand data.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications.
  • Effective time management.
  • Positive attitude with an ability to be a “team player”
  • Ability to perform primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Outside Sales Rep - Stockton CA, Modesto CA, Turlock CA Area

Company Overview:

Founded in 1933, with facilities in both Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, CA, General Produce continues to be a leading produce distributor across much of California and beyond. At General Produce, we pride ourselves on providing premier quality products and service levels across food service, retail and other customer groups.

The Role:

At General Produce, we have a tremendous opportunity for business development in the Central Valley Area of California! General Produce is looking to add to our on an industry leading company an experienced and customer driven Outside Sales Representative as we expand. You will be reporting to and partnering with the Director of Food Service Sales to develop new business, build and maintain customer relationships, while maintaining and increasing sales in an open territory. This role will require significant self-motivation and a knowledge of the area to engage in business development in food service and retail fresh produce. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Representative interested in joining a growing organization that also possesses a rich history and an unmatched culture which values customers and employees!

New Account Marketing & Management:

  • Identify potential new accounts that are beneficial and profitable to the company. Maintain a weekly sales prospect funnel.
  • Call on potential new account decision-makers and present benefits/features of a General Produce relationship.
  • Regularly follow up with potential new accounts to establish relationships.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties to establish new accounts, i.e. credit approval, complete proper forms and notify appropriate departments.
  • Train new accounts on General Produce procedures including order placement, web ordering, credit/return policy and company contacts.

Customer Service and Communication:

  • Answer questions and provide information to customers in person, by telephone, e-mail or text in response to inquiries regarding product, prices and delivery dates.
  • Be an effective listener; investigate and resolve customer complaints regarding products, price or service.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, internally and externally to help increase sales and interaction related to assigned accounts
  • Receive and examine defective product returned by customers and determine, with supervisor’s approval, if credits should be granted based on Company procedures.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the products we stock, and identify specific customer needs.
  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities and new products for customers’ consideration and suggestions on how to use them.
  • Maintain awareness of market information and communicate customers’ complaints and information, and competitive conditions to supervisor.
  • Monitor and input customer orders via in person, email, web or phone app
  • Keep customers informed on product availability and possible substitutes

Product Support

  • Participate with Buying and Sales Departments in developing new items and special requests
  • Maintain supply of product literature, marketing tools and provide to customers on a regular basis
  • Actively work with our marketing department & manager for sales tools needed

Work effectively with the Operations Department to resolve issues related to delivery, quality and communications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field
  • 2+ years' experience in cold calling sales with strong track record of success
  • Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals
  • Excellent relationship & consultative skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with the ability to motivate and influence others either verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and understand data.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications.
  • Effective time management.
  • Positive attitude with an ability to be a “team player”
  • Ability to perform primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Inventory Control Specialist

Job Posting

Company Overview:

Founded in 1933, with facilities in both Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, CA, General Produce continues to be a leading produce distributor across much of California and beyond. At General Produce, we pride ourselves on providing premier quality products and service levels across food service, retail and other customer groups.

The Role:

The Inventory Control Specialist is responsible for the accuracy of the inventories, by conducting cycle counts. Responsible for ensuring that the physical inventory matches the system inventory to the lot number. Additionally, responsible for identifying and reviewing inventory discrepancies. Works closely with Quality Control, Receiving and the Repack Department for the resolution of inventory discrepancies.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conduct cycle counts of all merchandise stored at the GP warehouse as scheduled by the Inventory Control Manager.
  2. Responsible for processing inventory adjustments.
  3. Responsible for the accuracy of our physical inventory to the correct lot number to correspond with those lots that are in Produce Pro.
  4. Understands the process and procedures for Repack Processing.
  5. Understand the processes for replenishing of slots and broken lot inventories.
  6. Responsible for the movement of products when re-slotting.
  7. Inspect all products returned and direct product for disposition.
  8. Research discrepancies/missing products/extra products on the ruck to determine why product is missing, not delivered or if it was miss-picked.
  9. Knowledge of the Quality Control process and how to use the App.
  10. Backs up Quality Control when they are short staffed or for vacation coverage.
  11. Identification and correction of receiving, warehouse transfers and repack processing discrepancies.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Learn and utilize all office policies and procedures.

2. Comply with all safety and security regulations and procedures.

3. Report regularly to Supervisor

4. Other related duties as assigned by Operations Manager and the Director of Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Maintains and demonstrates a positive attitude that will help foster a high level of employee satisfaction and team work while creating an atmosphere that promotes good huma relation practices.

2. Must be a strong team player who is committed to the organization’s objectives.

3. Must have produce industry knowledge.

4. Excellent ability to work cross functionally with warehouse, procurement, quality control, accounting and other departments.

5. Must have analytical and problem-solving skills.

6. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

7. Must have a strong sense of urgency and accuracy.

8. Understanding use of WMS equipment, Windows-based computer applications and Produce Pro.

9. Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

MENTAL ABILITIES:

1. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

2. Ability to carry out defined procedures and duties with specific instructions.

3 Strong interpersonal skills.

4. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employee, peers and the public.

5. Ability to manage multiple projects from their initiation to completion with minimal supervision.

6 Must exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making.

7. Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  1. Maintains a valid California Driver License.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High School graduate or equivalent. Two years’ experience in the produce industry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have ability to travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

1. Work environment is usually fast paced with frequent short deadlines and regular instances of critical or unusual situations requiring a high level of adaptability and flexibility.

2. Field of work includes the refrigerated warehouse and surrounding grounds.

3. Hazards due to warehouse and surrounding areas.