Distribution Associate

Distribution Associate

About Us:

Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. From our humble roots as a rare book store and cafe back in 1990, Groundwork would go on to become one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, as well as the largest organic coffee roaster in Los Angeles. A truly local pioneer in fair trade and fairly traded coffee and tea sourcing, we remain committed to sustainable business practices, including maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. 

Now, nearly 30 years later — thanks to the neighbors and friends we’ve been fortunate enough to serve — we have opened 10 cafés along the West Coast, we have two very busy roasteries in Los Angeles and Portland, and we produce a growing line of delicious cold brew coffees. We’ve also been profoundly lucky to see the development of dozens of new organic coffee farms around the world and are proud to continue sharing their exceptional coffees with you. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community. 

About You:

We are looking to hire an energetic, dynamic, and highly self-motivated Distribution Floater to join our growing team. The Distribution Floater provides coverage and support in the Distribution department as assigned. This individual would work in a variety of areas as need arises. This a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual who enjoys variety in their work assignments, while also gaining a well-rounded understanding of the distribution department as a whole. If you love a great cup of coffee (or tea), embody a positive attitude, possess superior Customer Service, and SAFE driving skills, then please apply today!

What You’ll Do:

F/T Schedule [Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM] *The Floater may sometimes be requested to work outside of these hours.

  • Shipping and Fulfillment:
    • Creating invoices from sales orders 
    • Create invoices Audit invoice information 
    • Process FedEx Orders 
    • Process and audit Amazon orders 
    • Process internal delivery orders 
    • Dispatch internal delivery orders 
  • DSD
    • Drive van over established route to deliver, stock and stage product at customer locations.
    • Set up merchandise, sales promotion displays and deliver promotional materials to accounts.
    • Build and maintain relationships with store management and receivers.
    • Maintain accurate inventory
  • Delivery Driver
    • Drive van over established route to deliver, stock and stage product at customer locations.
  • Maintain all company supplied equipment clean and serviced, including van, warehouse and POS.
  • Maintains excellent customer service

    What It Takes To Rock This Role:

    • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
    • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years equivalent applicable work experience
    • Stand comfortably for 6 to 8 hours a day
    • Sit comfortably for 6 to 8 hours a day
    • Thoroughness, high productivity standards, and attention to detail
    • Superior SAFE driving skills and able to follow all driving & safety laws
    • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving history
    • Be familiar with LA County
    • Have a positive attitude with good customer service skills
    • Flexibility in your work schedule
    • Ability to communicate and interact well with other employees and our customers


    Why Groundwork:

    We strive to be the best place our employees have ever worked, and to produce the best coffee our customers have ever sipped. As a part of our team, you’ll be working with people who are down-to-earth, friendly, and passionate in a casual, caffeinated, and fun environment.


    Groundwork Perks:
    *Benefits are offered to eligible employees and are subject to change.

    • Free Coffee to Take Home: 1 pound Bulk Coffee or ¼ Pound Loose Leaf Tea every week
    • Free Coffee in the Office: Nitro & Cold Brew on Tap, Espresso Machine, Brewed Batches, etc.
    • Employee Discount Program: Discounts on Food, Beverage, & Merchandise
    • Multiple Health Plan Options: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays
    • Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass


    Groundwork is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.


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