Driver Merchandiser - Class A CDL Required - New Increased Rates ! Lakeland, FL, USA Req #7424
Monday, September 13, 2021
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's exclusive territory covers over 18 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. 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. In 2017, Coke Florida generated over $1.2 billion in revenue and the company currently has approximately 4,800 employees.
As one of the first US greenfield independent Coca-Cola bottlers in nearly sixty years, Coke Florida is at an exciting stage in its transformational journey to become a leading-edge beverage company, the best bottler in the Coca-Cola System, and one of the best companies to work for in Florida.
Coke Florida Driver Merchandisers are responsible for local delivery of pre-ordered beverages to assigned retail accounts utilizing a Class A Tractor Trailer. Our Coke Florida Driver Merchandisers are also responsible for unloading, stocking, merchandising and rotating product in retail stores. You must have a valid Class A license to qualify for this role. This is a full-time position, predominately day shift with a five-day, 8-10 hour schedule. Home every night! You must be 21 years of age or older to qualify and be able to drive a manual transmission.
As a Coke Florida Driver Merchandiser your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Driving and delivery of pre-ordered products to assigned retail accounts
Unload trucks and continuously check accuracy and stability of the load
Place stock in stockrooms and merchandise, stock and rotate product on retail floor according to company standards
Invoice and collect monies due (cash-free), and settle all accounts daily
Pick up company property and secure company assets
Ensure compliance with all regulatory and company policies and procedures
To ensure success as a Coke Florida Driver Merchandiser you must meet or exceed the following qualifications:
A high school diploma or GED is preferred
You must be at least 21 years of age or older
You must be legally eligible to work for any employer in the United States
You must have a valid Commercial Class A license
Your driving record (MVR) cannot have any major moving violations* with the last 3 years
At least 8 months-1 year of commercial driving experience is highly preferred
1-3 years of general work experience is required
Local delivery, grocery store or consumer products experience is a plus
Ability to operate manual and electric pallet jacks, hand truck and/or dolly
You must be familiar with all DOT regulations and be able to work with minimal supervision.
*Major moving violations include, but are not limited to, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and reckless or careless 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 Coke Florida guidelines to determine eligibility for the Driver Merchandiser position.
The role of a Driver Merchandiser is extremely physical. Physical abilities needed include:
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, manual or electric pallet jack or hand truck and/or dolly) containing product loads 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 6 hours during the work day up to 10 hours
Ability to walk a minimum of 4 miles during the work day
Frequently work in hot/humid outdoor environment
As a full time, Coke Florida associate, you will be eligible to participate* in our Coke Florida Total Rewards Program which includes:
Total Wellness Programs including health, dental and vision plans401K program with healthy company match
Supplemental Life Insurance
Three weeks' vacation pay and 10 company paid holidays*
Tuition reimbursement for approved college level coursework
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Career Succession Training
*Some programs have time in role eligibility requirements, vacation and holiday paid time off is pro-rated year one.
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. 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 employees 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. Other details