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You Can Make a Difference at Bueno Foods

Bueno Foods is about people. It's a place that is color and gender-blind, where opportunity abounds for those who meet the challenge. It's a place that seeks to create an environment where people feel part of the team. It's a place where mutual respect, honesty, and fairness are valued and practiced on a daily basis. Bueno Foods' purpose is to have a positive influence on people's lives. In the past seven decades, Bueno Foods has grown from a company with 5 employees to one with over 300. We believe that our success is due to the active participation of each and every employee. We believe in working hard and doing a job to the best of our abilities. We encourage and expect all to contribute their ideas and to be active participants in accomplishing the company's goals. We strive to provide an environment where each of us can realize our potential.
 Come share your talents and energies and make a difference. Join the Bueno Foods' family.

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Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking to hire a highly motivated Sales Manager who has a passion for New Mexico's culinary heritage in our Retail division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, directs and executes sales and marketing goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for attaining sales goals within the expense budget.
  • Recommends and implements distribution methods.
  • Plans, controls and directs activities of food brokers and distributors to obtain maximum sales volume as requested.
  • Supervises the sales development of new and existing products through appropriate distribution methods.
  • Conducts market and competitive research as needed and prepares introductory plan.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with customers and distributors.
  • Trains sales staff including distributor and broker employees.
  • Enforces and negotiates contracts.
  • Analyzes sales activity by area, takes required actions.
  • Coordinates pricing issues with marketing staff.
  • Attends and participates in trade shows.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum three years sales, customer service or management experience or alternatively three years experience in the Retail industry as a buyer or similar management position.
  • Ability to interact professionally with buyers, customers and other industry professionals.
  • Ability to analyze problems and come up with profitable solutions.
  • Ability to sell premium priced quality product over competitor’s product.
  • Ability to develop and execute a sales plan.
  • Proven ability to maintain a customer base despite increased competition and competitive prices.
  • Ability to build sales through broker and distributor operations.
  • Ability to analyze areas for sales potential.
  • Ability to review and prepare detailed reports.
  • Valid/current driver’s license and good driving record with no DWI’s.
  • Ability to organize and manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to make specific plans and execute them.
  • Ability to motivate staff within broker and distributor networks and Bueno staff to obtain superior performance from them.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree is preferred.
  • Basic training in fundamentals of selling preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Starting at $65,000.00 per year, DOE.  

Benefits:  PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Paid Holidays

Work Schedule: 

  • Monday - Friday:  Regular business hours

Travel: Yes:  twice a month.

Territory:  AZ, CO, NM, TX

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Customer Service Representative who will be responsible for providing a variety of administrative and clerical duties in support of customer service and sales operations, as well as being the back-up to the receptionist. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process customer orders, mail orders and purchase orders.
  • Provides accurate, knowledgeable and timely information.
  • Assures customers are meeting minimum order requirements.
  • Resolves quality complaints and submits quality claim information.
  • Responds to customer and departmental requests for information.
  • Determines best shipping method and generates shipping manifests.
  • Coordinates and arranges shipments with carriers, customers and warehouse.
  • Assess freight quotes and submits a requester for each lane shipped.
  • Builds mail orders.
  • Enters requisitions via e-requestor.
  • Writes correspondence to customers and internal staff as needed.
  • Maintains filing system (manual and electronic) of customers' Orders & Sales Orders, etc.
  • Type correspondence to customers and internal staff as needed.
  • Updates databases. 
  • Cross trains and assists with receptionist duties and acts as back up for customer service teammates. 
  • Obtains daily mail.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 1 year administrative or customer service experience. College degree may be substituted for this requirement.
  • Ability to analyze problems.
  • Ability to organize and manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously. Ability to prioritize daily duties and projects.
  • Experience composing, editing and proofing prepared materials.
  • Experience preparing sales orders.
  • Experience dealing with the public.
  • Experience with the maintenance of files/records.
  • Valid/current driver’s license and a clean driving record with no DWI’s.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software programs to include Office, Word, and Excel.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • College Degree preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Competitive, DOE.  

Benefits:  PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Paid Holidays

Work Schedule: 

  • Monday - Friday:  Regular business hours

Travel: No

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a DSD Supervisor who will be responsible for helping to manage the DSD operation by assisting with supervision, route and merchandiser relief, training of staff and store inspections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executes company sales and promotional programs with retail customers, and end users.
  • Resolves customer problems.
  • Covers Vacation and Vacant Route and Merchandiser Territories throughout the New Mexico Retail Sales Market, including customer deliveries.
  • Works on special projects.
  • Conducts "ride along" with Route Sales Reps and Merchandisers for continuous training.
  • Responsible for inventory accountability.
  • Daily communication with route drivers and DSD Manager.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum of 2 years retail experience.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to learn and apply sales and marketing techniques.
  • Ability to learn inventory control systems, stock rotation and perishable product handling techniques.
  • Ability to learn invoicing techniques.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and handle two wheeled dolly with loads up to 150 lbs.
  • Valid/current drivers license and a good driving record with no DWI's.
  • Ability to drive a bobtail delivery truck, step van, with automatic or manual transmission.
  • Ability to organize and manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with word processing and electronic spreadsheet programs, in order to prepare reports and analyze data.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma 
  • College Degree preferred

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Competitive, DOE.  

Benefits:  PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Paid Holidays

Work Schedule: 

  • Monday - Friday:  Regular business hours

Travel: No

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for an an HVAC Technician to repair and maintain plant refrigeration systems, operate the ammonia system at Ammonia Operator Level 1, and maintain the HVAC systems, boiler systems and air compressions systems’ equipment in good working order. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides mechanical support on plant refrigeration systems (Freon and ammonia), HVAC systems, boiler systems and air compression systems.
  • Repairs mechanical refrigeration equipment (Freon and ammonia).
  • Repairs boiler equipment.
  • Repairs HVAC equipment.
  • Repairs air compressor equipment.
  • Troubleshoots refrigeration systems (Freon) and their electrical and mechanical components to diagnose sources of trouble.
  • Troubleshoots HVAC systems and their electrical and mechanical components to diagnose sources of trouble.
  • Troubleshoots boiler systems and their electrical and mechanical components to diagnose sources of trouble.
  • Troubleshoots air compressor systems and their electrical and mechanical components to diagnose sources of trouble.
  • Orders replacement parts and reassembles machines and equipment.
  • Makes all necessary adjustments for operation of refrigeration (Freon and ammonia), HVAC, boiler and air compression systems.
  • Installs equipment as directed on refrigeration (Freon), HVAC, boiler and air compression systems.
  • Performs arc and oxyacetylene welding on equipment as needed.
  • Completes work assignments from MJT system and completes information to track expenses and man-hours, as indicated by supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum 1 year experience as refrigeration technician (Freon) preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of single phase electricity.
  • Experience with trouble shooting and repairing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, mechanical, refrigeration, electrical (single phase) and electronic systems.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with HVAC systems.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as boiler operator preferred.
  • Experience with ammonia/refrigeration systems preferred.
  • Experience with air compressor systems preferred.
  • Experience with MJT programs and systems preferred.
  • Experience with preventative maintenance programs or systems preferred.
  • Experience welder certified in tig and arc welding techniques, preferred.
  • Experience with safety and lockout programs and systems preferred.
  • Has own hand tools.
  • Ability to analyze problems and detect & trace errors.
  • Experience with forklift safety and PM programs.
  • Ability to routinely lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Valid/Current Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ratios manually or with a calculator.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing in order to convey or communicate information.
  • Ability to operate computer and keyboard in order to input & retrieve data and to prepare reports.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma.
  • Formal apprenticeship or formal training in industrial trades at a certified trade school or program.
  • Licensed boiler operator preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Competitive, DOE

Benefits:  PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Paid Holidays

Work Schedule:  Wednesday - Saturday:  6:00am - 4:30pm

Travel: No

Additional EEO Information

Interested in a position with us?
Apply online or in person at:
2001 4th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Questions?
(505) 243-2722
HR@buenofoods.com

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What an awesome journey this has been...

After 22 years at Bueno Foods and 44+ years in the workforce in New Mexico, I am headed into retirement.  I can’t believe this day has come.  Thank you to the Baca Family for providing an opportunity to this unemployed single mom of a 6 year old in August of 2000. This business was totally foreign to me.  But what I learned was to work hard and truly learn what it means to be part of a team effort for this ever growing business and to know everyone in this business has a purpose. What an awesome journey this has been.  

Peace and Love,
Sharon B.

Employment and Economic Development

Bueno Foods employs about 300 people year-round and up to 400 people during peak season.

Our company offers a wide variety of workforce benefits, including:

Medical, dental, disability and life insurance

401k profit-sharing plan with company match

Tuition reimbursement

Ongoing education and training opportunities

Paid leave for holidays, vacation, illness and funeral

An aggressive internal promotion program

Product discounts