Careers

Current Positions Available

Procurement Agent

The Procurement Agent locates and procures appropriate items from various sources to satisfy customers’ needs. The position manages all items within assigned categories to maintain adequate stock and quality levels, as well as maintaining customer compliance with regards to product specifications, food safety, and costs. The Procurement Agent will work with vendors to create merchandising and marketing dollars to promote products and attend monthly sales meetings and present products to the sales team and provide market information.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Communicate effectively with vendors, customers, brokers, and suppliers.
  • Create purchase orders and monitor the process from creation to point of receiving.
  • Approve invoices for payment.
  • Understand sales history and movement and order based on allocations and market trends.
  • Provide support to sales team in the form of showing product during sales meetings, handling special order items, and providing insight into current trends in the produce market.
  • Provide training, product information, regulatory compliance, and customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Negotiate contract pricing for non-profit bids with vendors/brokers and communicate professionally with school liaison, providing notice of price changes, product availability, etc.
  • Analyze items for slow movement, shortages to customers, overstock and take action to minimize these inefficiencies prior to best-use date/end of shelf life.
  • Maintain inventory to maximize turns while minimizing shortages.
  • Solicit, manage and promote seasonal vendor promotions.
  • Implement and support the recall process.
  • Manage and direct effective control of product shrink.
  • Apply category management best practices to exceed profitable sales targets and designated service levels.
  • Must have a positive interaction with customers at all times.
  • Regular attendance and ability to complete assigned shift is essential.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Work is mainly performed in the Cookeville facility

OTHER JOB DUTIES

  • Handle customer returns and customer credits.
  • Request vendor credits as necessary.
  • Insure quality integrity of all Inbound and Outbound shipments. Work closely with Quality Assurance and in conjunction with Warehouse and Transportation.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and AS400.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Analytical skills (monitoring trends, decision making, spot issues)
  • Set high standards of excellence, self- imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively.
  • Occasional travel outside of office to food shows and/or training events.
  • The physical demands of this job are typical of that of an office employee, requiring the employee to sit, stand, walk, and use hands and fingers to type and the telephone to talk and hear.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or minimum 3-years’ experience in procurement. Food Service industry experience preferred

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ORDER SELECTOR - Starting Pay $13.50, with pay increase up to $15.50 within 6 weeks.

The Order Selector position is a Sunday thru Thursday shift.  There is an Early Shift and a Late Shift and they last until the work is complete. Overtime at times is required. This full time position includes a complete benefit package. Position requires consistent heavy lifting with an average of 50 lbs and a standard case rate pulled per hour. The qualified candidate will be pulling cases of product from either the freezer or dry area and placing them on pallets to be taken to the dock for loading. Accuracy and speed are mandatory to succeed. 

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Staff Accountant

The staff accountant performs a variety of accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Prepare and analyze account reconciliations.
  • Maintain fixed assets and associated depreciation schedules on the FAS Software System, including making necessary journal entries to record new purchases, disposals, and depreciation
  • Correspond with other departments to ensure proper accounting for purchases and expenses.
  • Assist in the preparation of various business tax returns
  • Develop and maintain financial record keeping and reporting systems.
  • Utilize analysis type software (i.e. Microsoft Excel and Access) to extract information and transform it into a meaningful structure for further analysis.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Being at work every day and coming to work on time is required.

OTHER JOB DUTIES

  • Fill in as back-up for accounts payable, as needed
  • Fill in as back-up for credit analyst, as needed
  • Fill in as back-up for accounts receivable, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Must possess basic mathematic skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize task
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Preferred Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field. This position also requires strong expertise with Microsoft software.

IWC offers an excellent wage and benefits package; is an EOE and a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program

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Over-The-Road Truck Driver

The Over-the-Road Drivers (OTR) transport cargo from one location to another. OTR drivers cross state lines which may require them to be away from home one or more nights. OTR drivers may work a variety of routes all over the country on a weekly basis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Report to work at proper dispatch time ready to drive a IWC Vehicle
  • Maintain and wear an IWC Uniform with approved work boots
  • Pickup route paperwork/helper/special instructions
  • Completion of initial paperwork
  • Sign on to On Board Computer (XATA)
  • Pre-trip of vehicle
  • Per DOT Requirements
  • Complete DVIR with Pre-trip of assigned vehicles
  • Safe driving – Operate truck safely, observing all traffic and speed laws.
  • Excellent Customer service
  • Report any customer problems to supervisor, dispatch
  • Handle customers in a courteous and professional manner
  • Positive Attitude – superior customer service is expected at IWC
  • Make necessary invoice corrections (according to published guidelines)
  • Fuel truck and thermo-king after each day’s route
  • Use proper parking techniques
  • Must be able to travel over-the-road for extended period of time, but not more than five (5) days.
  • Renewal of commercial driver’s license class A.
  • Pass annual physical and random drug screening, as required by the Department of Transportation.
  • Must know and comply with all traffic laws and proper handling of vehicle.
  • Ability to work well with the public.
  • No driving violations in past 3 years. Credit check required.
  • Good eye-hand coordination required.
  • Must have good judgment of positioning vehicles and other objects at all times.

IWC offers an excellent wage and benefits package; is an EOE and a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program

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Forklift Operator

SUMMARY

The forklift operator is primarily responsible for scanning and putting each product into the correct bay in the warehouse ahead of the selectors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Forklift operator is primarily responsible for scanning and putting each product into the correct bay in the warehouse ahead of the selectors

  • Expected to know to understand all aspects of the outbound process, adhere to strict safety, quality, and production standards; and be willing and able to work on powered equipment, such as a forklift or any related material handling equipment

  • To be focused on customer service, quality, and the safety and productivity of their fellow warehouse associates

  • Filling all slots ahead of selectors during the outbound process

  • Experience in the use of computerized inventory controls systems.

  • Maintain quality standards as required by the management team.

  • Meet productivity requirements as required.

  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

  • Maintain an exceptionally clean and safe working environment.

  • Be on time for shift start-up with a positive attitude.

  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees

  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions

  • Being at work every day and coming to work on time is required

  • Work is mainly performed in the Cookeville facility

 NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Knowledge of the warehouse and product.

  • Proper lifting techniques.

  • Proper stacking techniques using pallet patterns

  • Basic math and English skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

May work in the dry, cooler and/or freezer.  Fast paced environment.  Able to lift an average weight of 20-25 lbs and max weight of 70-80 lbs.  Must use proper lifting techniques to eliminate back injuries. Awareness of other employees and other equipment in use to avoid collisions.  Follow hi-lift operating guidelines.

IWC offers an excellent wage and benefits package; is an EOE and a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program

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District Sales Representative - Greater Nashville Area

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Nashville, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Nashville area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers an excellent wage and benefits package; is an EOE and a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program

Please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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Part Time Cash and Carry Store Clerk

Grocery store clerk.  20-24 hours per week. High school graduate or GED required. Must have customer service experience. Cash register experience preferred. Job duties include operating cash register, stocking, daily cleaning, etc. University and college students - we will work with school schedules.  

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District Sales Rep - Chattanooga, TN

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Chattanooga area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an EOE.

Please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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District Sales Rep - Knoxville, TN

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Knoxville area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an EOE.

Please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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Route Driver

Route drivers are responsible for delivering 100% touch loads of product to the customers on that days route. Average case weight is 50 lbs. and the average number of cases per route is 800. Most route drivers are out and back same day with routes leaving between 3 and 5 a.m. Holidays and weekends off. Route drivers must have a valid Class A CDL and a clean MVR. Must be physically able to perform unloading function on a consistent basis, have good customer service presentation and attitude. Pay is based on a daily per diem plus pieces, miles and stops. Full benefit package to include uniforms and bonus programs. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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