OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

Ongoing Needs

We connect the right wine to the right people.

Here at Vanguard Wines, we believe in the hard work and collaborative efforts it takes to share each wine and spirits' experience with our customers. We value our relationships with each person we come in contact with — especially those on our team. Whether we're prospecting a new account or revisiting an existing one, we approach our responsibility with a sense of  eagerness and passion for what we do.

And most importantly, we're a company where you know you can count on your team for support. 

Why work here?

Working for a small company sure does have its perks. With less than 50 employees, we value a close-knit, family atmosphere, even with those who are working outside of our headquarters — our teamwork stretches across the three states we operate in: Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. We can proudly promise a career full of collaboration, passion, and continual development. 

Here at Vanguard Wines, we stand tall in what sets us apart.

  • High-quality portfolio of independently-owned wines: Our fine wine portfolio exemplifies farmer-producer quality from the vineyard to the bottle. Each case is stored and delivered under strict temperature control to bring out the very best in the glass.

  • Unparalleled expertise and collaboration: We prioritize wine education through frequent visits to global wine regions, building authentic relationships with producers, and maintaining genuine curiosity. We enjoy sharing trends and learnings to help create memorable experiences with our team and our partners. 

  • Add value: During our wine selection process, we take the time and consideration to hand-select each and every wine we take on. It's only right that we give the same energy to our team, to help prepare each member not only for success, but for personal and professional growth. 

The Roles

Vanguard Wines is always seeking Operations and Logistics Associates, including Delivery & Warehouse Associates and Warehouse Pickers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate company-owned vans to facilitate shipping and delivery operations

  • Assist with picking operations before route departs for the day

  • Provide a high level of customer service during delivery operations

  • Work with warehouse team members to acquire pre-planned route, communicate delays, and potential problems as they arise

  • Communicate with sales representatives as needed on route

  • Arrive to work, meetings, appointments, and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled

  • Meet agreed-upon goals and objectives effectively and on time

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures; communicate hazards and/or suggest improvements to manager

  • The ability to use a manual pallet jack 

  • Forklift experience is a plus

  • All other duties as assigned

What you'll have

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Valid Driver's License, with an insurable driving history

  • Ability to operate and safely maintain equipment 

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening

  • Ability to pass a criminal and credit background check

  • Physical requirements include: Manual dexterity, visual acuity, reaching, bending and lifting, and moving boxes up to 50 lbs. 

Our ideal candidate will 

  • Commit to the Vanguard Wines team and contribute to reaching shared goals

  • Take ownership and accountability for their actions and work toward influencing positive outcomes

  • Work with a sense of urgency to maintain reliability, prioritize quality, and deliver to plan

  • Remain curious because there is always something new to learn

  • Live our mission

What we offer

  • Competitive hourly salary

  • Cell phone expense package

  • Employer-paid short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Discount on personal wine orders

  • Team-oriented and supportive culture

  • Opportunity to work in an exciting industry 

What to expect

Environment

Work is performed in a fast-paced setting with frequent interruptions and daily interaction with cross-functional teammates throughout our three-state territory.  The position will have a great deal of interaction with our customers and Sales Representatives, and this person will assist in the annual portfolio shows in the three states (when it is safe to do so).
 

The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. 

Conditions

  • Prolonged sitting

  • Driving

  • Ability to work in severe weather conditions

  • Travel by automobile

Why are these roles important to our work?

As a Delivery Drive & Warehouse Associate or a Warehouse Picker for Vanguard Wines, you have the opportunity to uphold our promises to our customers by keeping their shelves filled with our incredible products. Your enthusiasm and eagerness to fulfill orders and prepare them to be delivered and received will impact our customer's trust and help us maintain reliability and prioritize quality. 

Though we may not be actively hiring for the position you're interested in, we're happy to connect with fresh faces and passionate professionals who align with our core values. Fill out our application for ongoing needs in the link to be considered for positions as they open. 

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Jessica Schwarz, SHRM-CP

HR & Admin Lead

Do you have questions? Contact Jessica.