CDL DELIVERY DRIVER - PASCO

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Posted on February 28, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title:               DELIVERY DRIVER                                                                                          

POSITION PURPOSE:

Represents Coca-Cola in a professional manner in all accounts and acts as liaison between the customers and Coca-Cola.  Responsible for timely product delivery and merchandising in all assigned accounts.  Maintains and promotes trade contacts and ensures that Company Merchandising Standards and promotional activity are properly executed.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

This position requires high levels of interpersonal skills and sales ability to maintain and expand business relationships with established customer base.

VITAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  • Assumes responsibility for effective product delivery and merchandising in all assigned accounts.
  •  Ensures accurate and timely delivery of all products to all scheduled stops, including special loads.
  •  Merchandises assigned accounts in accordance with Company Merchandising Standards.  Stocks product, rotates as necessary, and ensures total product management. 
  •  Maintains Company related items including displays, point of sale material, vendors, refrigeration equipment, shelving and racks.
  •  Manages and maintains space according to approved schematics and Company merchandising standards.
  •  Effectively maintains good relationships with customers and consumers.
  •  Anticipates and resolves customer complaints
  •  Collects payments from dealers if it becomes necessary
  • Maintains an effective flow of communication with both customers and immediate supervisors
  •  Provide communication and feedback to Immediate Supervisor regarding competitive activity and significant situations or opportunities. 
  •  Keep dealers informed of merchandising activities and special promotions.
  •  Performs required vehicle inspections and submit work orders for required repairs.  Maintains assigned vehicle in accordance with Company and DOT guidelines.
  •  Performs truck inventory to ensure proper and accurate loads.
  •  Prepares truck for proper check-in and checkout procedures.  Conducts pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections.
  •  Delivers special orders or call-ins as required.
  •  Reports any accidents to Supervisors immediately.
  •  Maintain constant awareness for opportunities to place incremental Points of Availability.
  •  Operate Vehicle in a safe and courteous manner and obey traffic regulations at all times

Accounting procedures

  •  Responsible for daily reconciliation of invoices and all monies collected through route settlement.
  •  Variances must be reconciled within 24 hours of receiving the variance. (By the end of the day following the delivery day.)
  •  Ensures accuracy of all customer sales invoices.
    • (This will be taught upon hire)

 Assumes responsibility for other related duties as required or assigned.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  • All assigned accounts are delivered in a safe, efficient and timely manner.
  •  Existing accounts are maintained and properly merchandised.
  •  Settlement/Accounting reports are accurate and promptly completed.
  •  Maintain good working relationships with customers as well as Coca-Cola Team members.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Training/Education/Certification:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License and Medical Certificate
  • 21 years of age
  • Good driving record

Required Knowledge:

  • Understanding of product management; rotation, ‘best by’ dates
  • Familiar with Merchandising Standards and procedures.
  • Familiar with Coca Cola Bottling Yakima/Tri-Cities policies regarding safety, uniforms, appearance and personal conduct or willingness to learn.
  • Familiar with complete line of products and packages.

Experience Required:

  • Background in selling and merchandising preferred 
  • Knowledge of product management and rotation standards

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to handle repetitive lifting, bending and stooping with cases of product
  • High standards of personal grooming
  • Good basic math skills
  • Able to work well independently
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain relationships with customers and consumers
  • Ability to safely operate commercial vehicle in accordance with Company and DOT regulations.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE JOB:

  • Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
  • Extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Job generally requires continuous (5.5-8 hours of your work day) of walking to accomplish tasks.
  • Pushing/Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to haul, tug, or move objects to complete the task.
  • Continuously (5.5-8 hours of your work day) raising objects from a lower or higher position or moving objects from position to position that range from 1-20 pounds.

Heavy Work/Lifting (not all work is directly lifting, but perhaps using force to pull product)

  • Exerting up to 51-100 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally means work may consist of 1/4 hour- 2.5 hours of your work day) - this may mean, pulling/pushing a pallet jack of product
  • 21-50 pounds frequently (2.5-5.5 hours)
    • 1-20 pounds continuously (5.5-8 hours of your work day)
  • The worker will need to have sufficient visual acuity to drive and operate vehicles as well as the ability to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness.
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The worker is subject to the outside environmental conditions occasionally dependent on activities.

Work week = 40 Hours* 

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