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Distribution Clerk (Salem) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Distribution/Warehouse  
Location Salem, OR Plant  
Req Number DIS-18-00003  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.

  • Serves as a point of contact for inbound and outbound freight appointments.

  • Maintaining digital and hard copies of appointments.

  • Ensures that loads don't violate or exceed weight standards. Work within JDE and Legacy (AS400) operating systems to generate necessary paperwork to process orders for receipt and delivery. Coordinate with Distribution Manager and Warehouse Lead the scheduling of carriers with both inbound and outbound loads to ensure timely and efficient dock activities.

  • Print necessary shipping and receiving documents, and ensure that they are processed properly.

  • Check drivers in, assign dock doors, perform pre-load and post load activities.

  • Inform drivers of Ventura Foods policies. Maintain paperwork according to Ventura Foods Document Retention Policy and the needs of the Distribution Manager. Help resolve problems, overages, shortages, damages and other issues.

  • Research and reconcile discrepancies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma, 1-2 years’ experience in a Warehouse environment preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Administrative/Clerical Clerk experience needed.

  • Basic understanding of distribution operations.

  • Skill in complex problem solving.

  • Required communication skills: Written (spelling, grammar, structure, clarity); Oral (concise, clear, relevant, organized)

  • Ability to utilize computer tools (spreadsheet, word processing, mainframe) with minimal additional training or guidance.

  • Organizational and multi-tasking skills, allowing the incumbent to function effectively in complex and rapidly evolving situations.

  • Knowledge of Ventura Foods’ products, processes and systems as they relate to the transportation function.

  • Must be flexible on work schedule.


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