Route Delivery Driver - Houston (03031909)
Colgate Palmolive - Houston, TX

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Hill's Pet Nutrition is a $2.2 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Diet® and Prescription Diet® brand pet foods. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

We invite applications for the position of Route Delivery Driver for the Houston, TX
area. As a Route Delivery Driver for Hill's Pet Nutrition, you will work as part of a sales/delivery team ensuring high levels of customer service and delivery of our premium dog and cat food products to an average of 15 customers daily such as veterinary clinics, breeders, farm stores, and pet stores. You will be driving a modern, clean, air conditioned straight truck or tractor/trailer with a lift gate and an AM/FM Stereo. Some equipment has an automatic transmission. You will work 40-48 hours per week over 4 days, have most nights home, and have most Saturdays and Sundays off. Responsibilities are as follows:
  • Safely operate a straight truck or tractor/trailer, complying with Federal, State, Local laws and Hill's guidelines
  • Deliver pet food bags and cases in locations without loading docks, utilizing ramps, walkways and/or stairs
  • Stock and rotate product for customers using a handcart, lifting pet food bags and cases weighing up to 50 lbs each
  • Provide friendly customer service and on-time, damage free products
  • Process product returns, credits and coupon redemptions consistent with company policies
  • Maintain manifest and delivery documentation, DOT and vehicle logs using on-board computer
  • Assist Sales with product promotions and provide feedback on market condition changes.
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Class "A" or "B" CDL with air brake endorsement (class A Preferred)
  • 2 or more years of professional driving experience with a Class A or B CDL with air brake endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of background check including Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • Must be able to stand, lift, bend, pull, and push product weighing up to 75 pounds handling up to 14,500 pounds of product a day
  • Ability to handle a handcart with 300 pounds of product stacked up to 55 inches high (may use forklift or pallet jack on occasion)
  • Ability to drive the truck for at least 3 continuous hours up to a 14 hour work day
  • Willingness to work in all types of weather
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to wear and maintain company uniform
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a High Commitment Work System

Hill's offers all employees:
  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts
  • Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Annual paid vacation
  • On-going training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment
In addition, Route Delivery Drivers for Hill's Pet Nutrition receive:
  • Up to 15% quarterly bonus paid on gross wages and based upon meeting individual and group performance goals
  • Company uniforms and steel-toed boots
  • Opportunity to work in a great team environment
At Colgate-Palmolive/Hill's Pet Nutrition, we care about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. We proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. We continuously strive to become a great place to work.

For more information about Hill's and Colgate, go to our websites at: www.HillsPet.com and www.Colgate.com

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