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Now Hiring Administrative Assistant

Earl’s Organic Produce is looking for an Administrative Assistant who is passionate about people, organic produce and sustainability!

Who is Earl’s Organic Produce?

Founded in 1988, Earl’s Organic Produce is a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California. EOP has grown year over year since the day it began. We continue to expand, although we do it without over analyzing and with no formal business plan. We are successful by being passionate and great at what we do.

Many places are hiring, why work at EOP?

We are renowned for our quality and superior service; what people don’t know is how great our culture and benefit packages are. We provide a highly competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, voluntary life, identity protection, AFLAC plans, transit plans, plus a company-sponsored 401k which matches up to 4%. We PAY your duty-free meal break. After one year of employment, we pay 100% of medical benefits for the employee. Additionally, employees get produce at a discount and sporadic free produce on our daily “employee rack.” We barbeque and have employee appreciate days several times per month. We dress casually, no suits allowed.

More about the position….

The Administrative Assistant position is often the customers first impression of EOP. We are looking for someone with amazing energy, who is extremely upbeat and friendly, to make that great impression whether by phone or in person. The position is responsible for welcoming visitors by greeting them, answering or referring inquiries, and directing visitors and employment applicants. This position also handles and/or assists with various administrative duties in other departments such as Accounting, Sales, Purchasing, Transportation, Human Resources and Operations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Professionally and energetically greet and welcome visitors as soon as they arrive at the office in a friendly manner;
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office;
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls;
  • Answer basic customer questions;
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable;
  • Ensure kitchen area is clean and orderly at all times;
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/e-mail;
  • Monitor logbook; Guest sign-in;
  • Provide employment applications to applicants;
  • Monitor inventory of supplies;
  • Creates signage;
  • Organize and file daily reports;
  • Assists with the creation of content for employees for employee handouts + displays, etc.
  • Perform other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing, scanning;
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

Position requirements include:

  • Minimum High School degree required.
  • Minimum one-year Customer Service experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service ability.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a time pressured environment.
  • Ability to respond to feedback from others.
  • Ability to maintain respect and composure in stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desire to support other team members.
  • High energy!
  • Desire to grow individually and to learn how to best support other team members.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.

The above is only a basic description of the position and it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities expected to be performed.

Earl’s Organic Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work to embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Change Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Wage range: $16 – $18 per hour depending on experience. (open for discussion)

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. You can come in person to:

Earl’s Organic Produce

2101 Jerrold Ave, Suite 100

San Francisco, CA 94124

(415) 824-7419

We would love to speak with you!

Now Hiring Transportation Supervisor

Who is Earl’s Organic Produce?

Founded in 1988, Earl’s Organic Produce is a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California. EOP has grown year over year since the day it began. We continue to expand, although we do it without over analyzing and with no formal business plan. We are successful by being passionate and great at what we do.

Many places are hiring, why work at EOP?

We are renowned for our quality and superior service; what people don’t know is how great our culture and benefit packages are. We provide a highly competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, voluntary life, identity protection, AFLAC plans, transit plans, plus a company-sponsored 401k which matches up to 4%. We PAY your duty-free meal break. After one year of employment, we pay 100% of medical benefits for the employee. Additionally, employees get produce at a discount and sporadic free produce on our daily “employee rack.” We barbeque and have employee appreciate days several times per month. We dress casually, no suits allowed.

More about the position….

The Transportation Supervisor is responsible for supervising all daily activities of the drivers to ensure safety, on-time delivery, efficient routing (productivity/miles), maintenance of the trucks, and excellent customer service.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the route schedule to ensure all drivers are following their assigned route and deliveries are made safely within the customers delivery window;
  • Manage truck difficulties (breakdown, accidents, delays, etc.) and allocate resources to ensure deliveries are made within customers delivery window;
  • Take the lead in communicating delays to customers, managers, and sales people effectively;
  • Manage the driver debrief process for every route. Ensure there is documentation (manifest, PDT receipt, etc.) for every customer transaction. Update route comments as required;
  • Develop relationships with customers and establish contacts that are comfortable providing accurate service feedback;
  • Monitor operations and staff and recommend, when necessary, changes in methods, procedures, structure, and additions or changes in personnel to secure optimum utilization of resources;
  • Monitor on-time delivery, productivity and route efficiencies, report on trends, and recommend and implement changes to continually improve;
  • Complete daily yard walk;
  • Conduct thorough pre-trip & post-trip safety checks;
  • Maintain accurate trips logs and related reports;
  • Provide excellent customer service at every opportunity;
  • Obtain necessary delivery receipts;
  • Organize and secure all route related paperwork;
  • Pick-up dispatched backhauls in a timely manner;
  • Check returned trucks for damage and truck condition;
  • Manage route paperwork;
  • Assign truck/customer keys and gas cards;
  • Communicate any route changes or special instructions to drivers, gather and e-mail routing report;
  • Coordinate daily late/second deliveries;
  • Manage BIT records;
  • Manage maintenance/Ryder systems;
  • Ensure work is performed safely at all times;
  • Wear proper safety equipment at all times;
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

Position requirements include:

  • Minimum High School degree required.
  • Minimum one year experience supervising others.
  • 2 – 3 years delivery driving experience, preferably with a fresh produce company.
  • Valid California Class A, B, or C driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Familiarity with DOT regulations required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service ability.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a time pressured environment.
  • Ability to respond to feedback from others.
  • Ability to maintain respect and composure in stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desire to support other team members.
  • High energy!
  • Desire to grow individually and to learn how to best support other team members.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.

The above is only a basic description of the position and it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities expected to be performed.

Earl’s Organic Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work to embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Change Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Wage range: depending on experience, we are open to discussing.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. You can come in person to:

Earl’s Organic Produce

2101 Jerrold Ave, Suite 100

San Francisco, CA 94124

(415) 824-7419

We would love to speak with you!

Now Hiring Transportation Manager


Who is Earl’s Organic Produce?

Founded in 1988, Earl’s Organic Produce is a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California. EOP has grown year over year since the day it began. We continue to expand, although we do it without over analyzing and with no formal business plan. We are successful by being passionate and great at what we do.

Many places are hiring, why work at EOP?

We are renowned for our quality and superior service; what people don’t know is how great our culture and benefit packages are. We provide a highly competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, voluntary life, identity protection, AFLAC plans, transit plans, plus a company-sponsored 401k which matches up to 4%. We PAY your duty-free meal break. After one year of employment, we pay 100% of medical benefits for the employee. Additionally, employees get produce at a discount and sporadic free produce on our daily “employee rack.” We barbeque and have employee appreciate days several times per month. We dress casually, no suits allowed.

More about the position….

The Transportation Manager position oversees the transportation team, supports the efficient and effective management of the day-to-day operations of the warehouse while working in conjunction with other departments to ensure excellent customer service is provided.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensures management of nightly operations of the warehouse teams, organization, work flow and efficiency; manage drivers, inbound, outbound teams consistently;
  • Proactively deals with employee relations; addresses employee issues timely, directly, and respectfully; partners with leadership and HR ass appropriate;
  • Identifies and resolves problems as they arise; solution oriented and objective approach;
  • Plans, monitors, assesses job performance of the team, recommends compensation actions while adhering to company policies and procedures;
  • Accomplishes warehouse human resources objectives by onboarding, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching and counseling; supports employees’ payroll and scheduling;
  • Ensures communication of job expectations to department team members; contributes to warehouse and overall company strategic plans and reviews;
  • Individual punctuality and regular and reliable attendance; responsible for team attendance; manages team attendance quickly, efficiently and consistently;
  • Ensures work is performed safely at all ties; drive a safety culture among team; recognize and coach safe behaviors on daily basis;
  • Oversee thorough pre-trip safety checks; assess returned trucks for damage and truck condition;
  • Analyzes traffic alerts to determine best delivery situations; manage routes when route delays occur or unexpected delivery situations; coordinate daily late/second deliveries;
  • Provides excellent customer service at every opportunity;
  • Organizes and secures all route related paperwork; manage driver trip logs, related reports, and route paperwork;
  • Interfaces with customer service office and warehouse supervisors regarding shorts, subs, and special instructions; partners with supervisors to make the best overall team decisions;
  • Communicates any route changes or special instructions to drivers, gather and e-mail routing report; monitor daily route timelines via Telogis, monitor drivers route return times;
  • Schedule and manage maintenance/Ryder systems;
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

Position requirements include:

  • Minimum High School degree required.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in Team Leadership, Agriculture Receiving, Cooling, Shipping and Warehousing required.
  • 2 – 3 years delivery driving experience, preferably with a fresh produce company.
  • Valid California Class A or B driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Familiarity with DOT regulations required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service ability.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a time pressured environment.
  • Ability to respond to feedback from others.
  • Ability to maintain respect and composure in stressful situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desire to support other team members.
  • High energy!
  • Desire to grow individually and to learn how to best support other team members.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.

The above is only a basic description of the position and it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities expected to be performed.

Earl’s Organic Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work to embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Change Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Wage range: depending on experience, we are open to discussing.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. You can come in person to:

Earl’s Organic Produce

2101 Jerrold Ave, Suite 100

San Francisco, CA 94124

(415) 824-7419

We would love to speak with you!

Buyers Notes May 5, 2019!

We kick off California Stone Fruit season with cherries an peaches, say thank you to Covilli for their summer veg, and La Granjita stopped by for a visit!

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 28, 2019

We have moved completely into California avocados! We will have abundant supplies for Cinco de Mayo. Forbidden Blueberry pints are done. We are finishing the Forbidden season with 6oz clamshells. Homegrown Pints out of the central San Joaquin Valley will come on in about 10 days just in time for Mother’s Day. Keep your eyes open for promotions as we get closer to the holiday!

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