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Living the #TELife

Truong Enterprises, Inc. is a leading ethnic foods distributor in the Midwest with a drive for continuous growth and expansion. With a mission of bringing flavors of the world to every table, we specialize in authentic ethnic fruits, vegetables, frozen, and grocery items that help families recreate the taste that they grew up with and explore new cultures.  We are looking to expand our already diverse team and add new team members that share a passion for food, culture, and exploration.  

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Truong Enterprises, Inc. is growing with new career opportunities posted frequently.

Receiving Manager

Job Summary:
 

Receiving Manager who is an organized, attentive, and dynamic leader. The receiving manager coordinates with buyers, warehouse teams, and logistic vendors for all inbound shipments. The candidate not only oversees inventory and staffing but must also be familiar with every position on the team to ensure everyone completes tasks in a timely fashion. The receiving manager must have experience working with Asian produce, adapt quickly to changing business conditions, and have a constant drive for company-wide and team-improvement. The receiving manager may be involved in hiring and disciplining associates as needed.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Review, schedule, and plan for all incoming shipments.

  • Coordinate with Buyers and logistic vendors for order status and plan for any anticipated problem with the shipments.

  • Review, inspect, and ensure all incoming shipments meet company standards for quality and accurate quantity counts.

  • Manage staffing and scheduling on a week-to-week basis to meet changing business demands.

  • Manage staff’s performance and productivity levels.

  • Maintain food safety standards and safeguard receiving procedures by maintaining and establishing best-in-class protocols.

  • Train new associates to unload, stack, and distribute products to appropriate locations.

  • Train new employees on the proper use and maintenance of equipment and facilities Follow up and audit performance to ensure continuous growth. Maintain efficient operations by planning and implementing new strategies as needed.

  • Lead by example and contributes to team effort by coaching monitoring, and appraising job results.

  • Confer with other supervisors and managers to coordinate activities of the department.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications.

Requirements and Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field is preferred but not required.

  • Three or more years of warehouse and supervisory experience required. 

  • Experience working in organizations of 10 + people.

  • Experience working in produce, ethnic produce preferred 

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is essential.

  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.  

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Efficient in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support tasks

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and management and leadership skills.

  • Strong professionalism, organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50lbs and over 50lbs with assistance.

  • Ability to lift and carry waist, shoulder, and overhead high.

  • Ability to work in a cold and hot environment.

  • Ability to be flexible with early schedule and holidays schedule.

  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for the duration of the work shift.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, 401K, Vacation, 6 observed holidays, PTO

Delivery Drivers

Required Qualification: 

  • Full time

  • CDL license Class C, B or A

  • A clean driving record 

  • Safe and legal operation of a commercial vehicle 

  • Meet medical standards of the U.S Department of Transportation

  • Standard background check 

 

Job Responsibilities: 
 

  • Unloading and delivery of dry grocery, produce frozen and chilled products to customer locations within the assigned route.

  • Collect payments from customers and record transactions when applicable

  • Resolve service complaints when able, issue credit memos for refused products, return products to the warehouse and maintain effective communications with transportation supervisors, management, and the sales department.

  • Organize end-of-day delivery paperwork for dispatch office  

    *Driver pay rate is negotiable depending on experience.

Benefits: 
 

  • Medical, Dental, 401K, Vacation, 6 observed holidays, PTO

Dispatcher

Job Summary:
 

A dispatcher who’s self-motivated, well organized, and stress resistant.   The Dispatcher will be responsible for managing customer orders by dispatching order tickets to warehouse associates, planning delivery and pickup routes for drivers, and providing general support to customers.  The candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.   

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Dispatch customer’s orders to warehouse associates to be fulfilled. 

  • Plan, create, and schedule efficient delivery/pickup routes for drivers. 

  • Manage work schedules for warehouse associates. 

  • Provide administrative support to drivers and ensure that they are compliant with company procedures and policies. 

  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly inventory cycle counts. 

  • Answer phone calls and provide support for customers. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor. 

Requirements and Qualifications:
 

  • Strong computer skills or experience ERP and/or WMS software required  

  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Ability to speak English, bilingual is encouraged (Spanish and Chinese).

  • Experience in the industry is not necessary but preferred. 

  • Lead by example and contribute to team effort by coaching, monitoring, and appraising job results.   

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills. 

  • Strong professionalism, organizational and planning skills. 

  • High school diploma required. 

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, 401K, Vacation, 6 observed holidays, PTO

Produce Procurement

Job Summary:
 

Produce Procurement who is strategic, efficient, and adaptive. This position's primary responsibility is to research, evaluate, plan, and buy vegetables and fruits to ensure continuous growth for the company.  Duties include market research, competitor analysis, product evaluations, monitoring purchase orders and creating reports for the management team. The candidate must be well-organized, a critical thinker, and have experience working in the produce industry, Asian produce is preferred.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Select and order merchandise by estimating stock requirements based on inventory on-hand, sales orders, projected volume of sales, and current economic condition.

  • Manage all communication and negotiate with suppliers on price and delivery terms to reduce inventory levels and cost.

  • Manage vendor relations and maintain effective system monitoring all product deliveries from vendors.

  • Prepare and evaluate all bids, contacts and vendor agreements and ensure accuracy.

  • Prepare and manage POs from beginning to end.

  • Daily interaction with Warehouse and Receiving teams to stay up to date with condition and quantity of inventory.

  • Interact with customers to build relationships and understand their preferences.

  • Communicate with Sales team to understand current market prices to stay competitive and customer’s preferences.

Requirements and Qualifications:
 

  • ​Five or more years of experience in the produce industry, ethnic produce experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently, while efficiently and effectively with team members.

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field is preferred but not required.

  • Proficiency with MS Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook is essential.  

  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with vendors, customers, team members via in person, over the phone, email, text, etc. 

  • Ability to speak English, bilingual is encouraged (Spanish and Chinese).

 

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, 401K, Vacation, 6 observed holidays, PTO

Outside Sales Associate

Job Summary:
 

The outside sales manager is an ambassador for Truong Enterprises. The individual is responsible for managing and growing sales in a portfolio of accounts. The manager builds his/her portfolio by expanding the Truong footprint in existing accounts and by generating new business. The manager works at the office and in the field. The position reports to the VP Sales and Marketing.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • ​Manages and grows sales in a portfolio of accounts.

  • Travels to customers to take orders, sell new items, discuss promotions, and the like.

  • Grows the business by opening new accounts and expanding the assortment in existing.

  • Provides excellent customer service by communicating with customers in person, via email, text or phone. 

  • Responds to customer inquiries within 24 hours.

  • Tracks his/her accounts’ performance using sales reports.

  • Knowledgeable about the competition - customers and brands.

  • In partnership with the accounts receivable team, makes sure his/her accounts are current.

  • Represents the company at customer events, trade shows, and the like.

  • Attends team meetings as required.

  • Other responsibilities as required by the evolving needs of the business.

Requirements and Qualifications:
 

  • ​Excellent communication and presentation skills/gets along easily with others.

  • Assertive and eager to learn.

  • A team player.

  • Excellent attention to detail. 

  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of products including word, excel, and PowerPoint. 

  • Driver’s license required.

  • Out of state travel required.

  • Bi-lingual preferred. The ideal candidate will speak English as well as an Asian language or Spanish. 

  • BA preferred.

 

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, 401K, Vacation, 6 observed holidays, PTO

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