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Receiving Lead

Shift: Early AM Shift, Friday and one other off day during the week, weekend work is required
Pay: $16 per hour
Location: Cicero and Archer, Chicago, IL

About Us:

At Farmer’s Fridge, we’re committed to making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier. We aim to remove the roadblocks to eating well on the go. That means sourcing top-notch ingredients, handcrafting meals in our kitchen, packing & delivering fresh to our network of Fridges and ensuring the best possible customer experience. Unpurchased items are regularly donated to local food depositories, providing responsibly sourced nutrition to community members in need. If you’re passionate about our mission to change the food system for the better, our team just may be the right fit for you.

Our meals are handmade daily in our Chicago kitchen facility. That’s where you come in as our Receiving Lead!  Our kitchen facility will now get more inventory than ever before, and we need a skilled Receiver to ensure we are getting and organizing it all.

We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on those characteristics, our business’ needs, and your qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind — in the hiring process or in the workplace.

About the Role:

You will oversee all receiving processes and lead the morning receiving team in put-away and product requisition. Your insights and enthusiasm will pave the way for efficiency and growth. You will be working in our facility. There is a lot of demand to put more of our smart fridges on the ground and you will be an integral part in making that happen.

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • Knowledgeable of food store receiving, inventory accounting, and distribution procedures and policies
  • Lead by enthusiastically educating team about products
  • Team player and happy to pitch-in wherever necessary to get the job done
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully so that your team and colleagues understand and are encouraged
  • Enjoy the challenge of meeting or exceeding standards and you do so by following directions and procedures
  • Stickler for good time management and organization is second nature to you
  • Passion for our mission: making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and you move with a sense of urgency

What will you do?

  • Coordinate efforts and lead small team to load & unload vendor trucks.
  • Verify actual product against packing slips, confirm product integrity and check product temperatures as needed. Getting the details right is critical!
  • Stamp, initial, and code invoices; log invoices in receiving journal; distribute to appropriate teams
  • Maintain receiving logs and verify products meet specifications.
  • Ensure maintenance of a safe, clean, and well-organized working environment
  • Immediately report safety hazards and violations; communicates operational concerns

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 year receiving experience, preferably in the food industry
  • Knowledge and ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite
  • Possess strong to excellent communication skills
  • This is a physical job and requires that you be able to lift 75 lbs, stand/walk 6-8 hours, be exposed to temperatures: 35० F
  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, knives, electric pallet jacks, forklifts, hand trucks, six-wheel carts, balers, and other heavy machinery.
  • Willingness to learn how to use new equipment or tools mentioned above.
  • Experience with an ERP system is very nice to have!

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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