Manager of People (and More) - Central U.S.

The Yerba Mate Co.

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The Yerba Mate Co. sells and delivers Guayaki brand Yerba Mate products to retail customers, colleges and universities, and corporations by way of a Fossil Fuel Free Fleet of vehicles.

We are looking for a capable and dedicated individual to serve as our central U.S. regional manager who will oversee a group of employees spread throughout the region.  The region includes markets from Utah to Texas.

A successful candidate will bring a high-energy level to the job, possess a strong operational skillset and an exceptional work ethic to manage a team of people and oversee day-to-day operations in our many central U.S. markets.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Daily oversight of drivers to ensure routes are covered and protocols are being followed.
  • Management of leased warehouses and network of storage units to include oversight of warehouse managers.
  • Fleet management oversight including maintenance schedules, GPS tracking systems, overall fleet availability, and related EV infrastructure.
  • Inventory management and controls to ensure all warehouses remain stocked with product; coordinating with copacker on purchase orders and deliveries.
  • Support all human resource-related activities in the market including hiring, onboarding, disciplinary, and terminations.
  • Project manage new market launches.
  • Work closely with the sales team to onboard new chain and independent customers.
  • Management of third party logistics providers and vendors.
  • Collections of payment for independent, local, and regional chain customers.
  • Resolve customer service issues at both store and management level.
  • Management of sub-distributors.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven managerial experience.
  • Strong operational background.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience with distribution, inventory management, fleet management systems is a plus.
  • Beverage industry experience is ideal.
  • Adventurous.
  • Must live in the region.  Although not required, residency in Texas or Colorado is ideal.
  • FREQUENT TRAVEL IS REQUIRED.
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