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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.
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Job Location:  Albuquerque, NM

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Warehouse Supervisor who will be responsible for supervising warehouse operations and activities on our Second Shift. 

The ideal candidate must have 1 year, minimum, of supervisory experience, as well as experience with inventory control, physical inventories, cycle counts, stock rotation, and shipping and receiving.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and is responsible for all warehousing, shipping and receiving activities.
  • Coordinates and delegates tasks to staff.
  • Supervises multi-shift and dispersed department personnel.
  • Responsible for warehouse inventory accuracy, discrepancy research, and inventory maintenance as determined by Warehouse Manager.
  • Responsible for the proper storage and rotation (FIFO) of Raw Material and Finished Good inventory.
  • Responsible for ensuring all sales orders are filled accurately.
  • Responsible for ensuring all proper documentation has been completed.
  • Responsible for ensuring all assigned facilities, tools, and equipment are maintained properly.
  • Responsible for the security of warehouse facilities and inventory.
  • Promotes a culture of Food Safety.
  • Ensures a high level of internal and external customer service.
  • Improves WH operations through observation and updating procedures to remove bottlenecks and increasing performance.
  • Achieves and reports on department goals.
  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating offsite warehouse transfers of finished goods to and from cold storage based off of warehouse capacity and needs of Production and Sales.
  • Review and monitor all reports pertaining to inventory accuracy, FIFO, and expiring product.
  • Ensure correct and accurate blast cell rotation daily.
  • Ensure all warehouse transactions are reconciled and posted daily.
  • Help coordinate and initiate scheduling of dock appointments and deliveries with warehouse clerk of all inbound and outbound freight.
  • Review and reconcile stock outs daily.
  • Communicates, complies with, and enforces company and department policies and procedures.
  • Conducts all aspects of personnel management including training, scheduling, communication, accountability, motivation, Monthly 1-on-‘s , etc.
  • Understands and enforces GMP Program.
  • Works with other departments with daily coordination.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • 2 years’ experience in warehouse operations preferred.
  • Experience with inventory tracking systems preferred.
  • Experience with perishable product storage and handling preferred.
  • Experience with stand up and sit down forklifts, electric and manual pallet jacks, and knowledge to operate them safely.
  • Valid/current drivers’ license and a good driving record with no DWIs.
  • Good communication skills and a preference for the ability to communicate information in Spanish.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment.
  • Ability to travel extensively and frequently throughout the plant and warehouse and routinely lift and carry up to 50 pounds in a loading and unloading movement.
  • Ability to work in an environment with temps ranging from mild to sub-freezing.
  • Ability to climb warehouse ladder.
  • Ability to handle two wheeled dolly with loads of 100 to 150 pounds.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year college preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  DOE

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday:  4:30pm - 1:00am

Travel: No

Job Location:  Las Vegas, NM

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Route Sales Representative who will be responsible for direct route sales and customer service support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Outside Sales
  • Pre-sells and services designated retail accounts by direct customer contact.
  • Meets sales goals as designated by management.
  • Increases sales volume.
  • Actively seeks out and prospects new accounts.
  • Responsible for making sales presentations, developing and implementing promotional activities.
  • Ensures that products are correctly priced at retail accounts - frontline and when on promotion.
  • Executes company sales and promotional programs with assigned accounts.
  • Communicates sales orders for order processing and delivery scheduling.
  • Resolves customer order problems.
  • Responsible for inventory accountability as determined by department manager.
  • Responsible for managing proper rotation and facing of stock and ensuring fresh stock on store shelves.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum of 1-year route sales or grocery experience preferred.
  • Must submit to and be in compliance with any tests/regulations as required by DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
  • 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.
  • Valid/current driver's 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 input orders, retrieve data and prepare reports.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  $10,000.00 base + 4.5 % commission on sales ($40,000.00 - $48,000.00 annually)

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Travel: No

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Route Sales Representative who will be responsible for direct route sales and customer service support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Outside Sales
  • Pre-sells and services designated retail accounts by direct customer contact.
  • Meets sales goals as designated by management.
  • Increases sales volume.
  • Actively seeks out and prospects new accounts.
  • Responsible for making sales presentations, developing and implementing promotional activities.
  • Ensures that products are correctly priced at retail accounts - frontline and when on promotion.
  • Executes company sales and promotional programs with assigned accounts.
  • Communicates sales orders for order processing and delivery scheduling.
  • Resolves customer order problems.
  • Responsible for inventory accountability as determined by department manager.
  • Responsible for managing proper rotation and facing of stock and ensuring fresh stock on store shelves.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum of 1-year route sales or grocery experience preferred.
  • Must submit to and be in compliance with any tests/regulations as required by DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
  • 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.
  • Valid/current driver's 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 input orders, retrieve data and prepare reports.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  $10,000.00 base + 4.5 % commission on sales ($40,000.00 - $48,000.00 annually)

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Travel: No

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Food Safety Specialist II who is responsible for maintaining the food safety programs of the organization.       

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executes the Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs for the Company.
  • Is SQF Practitioner certified for the facility.
  • Maintains SQF certification for the Company.
  • Creates and maintains all programmatic elements for Food Safety related certification programs in which the Company participates.
  • Executes the Supplier Approval Process as part of our Food Safety Program.
  • Leads HACCP and Food Safety team.
  • Maintains HACCP and Food Safety Plans and Programs.
  • Creates and maintains all food safety plans for all new and updated products, in accordance with the New Product Development (NPD) calendar requirements.
  • Integrates published ideas from food safety/regulatory literature which improve our Food Safety Program, in accordance with industry best practices and in compliance with the food safety certification programs the Company participates in.
  • Conducts appropriate literature reviews to understand and control the parameters which are important to product food safety. Integrates information into Company Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program as needed.
  • Reviews and modifies Company documents, such as product promotional materials, labeling, batch records, specification sheets, and test methods to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety regulations, certifications and Company's procedures.
  • Oversees the Company Microbiological Program, part of our Food Safety Program.
  • Maintains the specifications of the Microbiological Program in accordance with best practices data analysis, and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides guidance for any investigation and assessment of out-of-spec microbiological results.
  • Oversees the Environmental Monitoring Program, part of our Food Safety Program.
  • Maintains Sanitation SOPs and guidance documents, part of our Food Safety Program.
  • Audits the execution of the Sanitation SOPs in accordance with our Food Safety Plan.
  • Interacts with Engineering on sanitary design and risk assessments for all processing equipment and processing facilities.
  • Institutes and maintains finished product manufacturing procedures and specifications from a food safety and regulatory perspective.
  • Develops, maintains and Institutes packaging specifications from a food safety and regulatory perspective.
  • Develops, maintains, and institutes ingredient specifications a food safety and regulatory perspective.
  • Conducts food safety and other compliance audits throughout the operations as part of the Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.
  • Audits all FSP programmatic elements (including specifications and procedures) at least annually to ensure we are in compliance with all food safety regulatory policies and certifying body requirements. Documents, executes and communicates any changes appropriately.
  • Directs and conducts investigations, including data collection, for food safety and regulatory compliance purposes as needed.
  • Develops and conducts verification activities of our food safety plans and HACCP plans as part of our Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.
  • Maintains current food safety knowledge base of existing foods safety regulations, standards and guidance documents.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on industry changes, trends and best practices related to food safety and assesses the potential impact of these changes on Company’s processes. Integrate as needed.
  • Maintains all regulatory and compliance documents and records electronically and physically as required.
  • Interfaces as primary point-of-contact with regulators, auditors, food processing authority and suppliers on food safety and security projects.
  • Develops risk management strategies for risks associated with products or processes to ensure compliance with all food safety regulations.
  • Designs or implements improvements in communication, monitoring or enforcement of food safety compliance standards.
  • Identifies and interacts with food safety consultants as needed.
  • Files appropriate Food Safety compliance reports internally and with regulatory agencies.
  • Develops, directs and conducts training of all Company personnel on food safety compliance in accordance with our Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Minimum of three years in food facility preferred.
  • Experience evaluating microbiological plating results preferred.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times – both within and outside the office environment.
  • Experience with composing, editing and proofing letters, memos, materials and reports & the ability to clearly convey the information verbally.
  • Experience with follow-up, organizations, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with a multi-member team.
  • Ability to analyze numerical data.
  • Ability to research and prepare cost comparisons.
  • Ability to organize and manage a wide variety of project simultaneously.
  • Ability to detect & trace errors.
  • Experience with word processing and electronic spreadsheet software programs, in order to review and prepare detailed reports and analyze data.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • Bachelor of Science, Food Science or Engineering degree with particular emphasis in Biology, Microbiology or Food Science area or any processing related engineering area.
  • SQF certification preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Competitive, DOE

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday:  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

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for a Route Relief Driver who is responsible for direct delivery and merchandising of accounts and customer service support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing proper rotation and facing of stock and ensuring fresh stock on store shelves.
  • Resolves customer order problems.
  • Follows route delivery schedules.
  • As required, makes customer deliveries.
  • Works on special projects.
  • Responds to customer service and departmental requests for information.
  • Responsible for inventory accountability as determined by department manager.
REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Valid/current driver's license and a good driving record with no DWI's.
  • Must submit to and be in compliance with any tests/regulations as required by DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
  • Drive a bobtail delivery truck, step van, with automatic or manual transmission.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  $16.55 - $18.00 per hour

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday.  Early start - until finished (typically 8 hours).

Travel: No

Job Location:  Albuquerque

Job Description & Responsibilities:  We are looking for an enthusiastic sales professional to be our Retail Territory Manger in Denver, CO., who will be responsible for planning, organizing and executing sales activities in this growing market, as well as expanding the market.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, direct and execute sales and marketing goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for merchandising activities.
  • Responsible for managing proper rotation and facing of stock and ensuring fresh stock on store shelves.
  • Resolves customer order problems.
  • Develop new markets as required.
  • Responsible for attaining sales goals in current and growth markets.
  • Responsible for developing new markets into profitable sales territories.
  • Develop and implement sales plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with end users, distributors and brokers.
  • Negotiate for the benefit of the company.
  • Manage headquarter calls and distributor relationships.
  • Enforce and negotiates contracts.
  • Develop, execute and present promotional programs.
  • Analyze sales activity by area, take required actions.
  • Plan actions to improve customer service.
  • Coordinate pricing issues with management staff.
  • Develop and make sales/marketing presentations to food service or retail headquarter and corporate accounts including executive management.
  • Conduct business reviews.
  • Conduct market analysis and research.
  • Attend and participate in trade shows.
  • Works on special projects.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Responds to customer service and departmental requests for information.
  • Trains sales staff as required.
  • Accountable for budget expenditures and analysis.
  • Monitors, evaluates and documents broker/distributor performance as required.
  • Frequent traveling (driving): Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas.

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Minimum 3 years sales. Food sales preferable.
  • Minimum 3 years managing a sales territory of at least $2,000,000 in annual sales.
  • Minimum 3 years of budget responsibility.
  • Minimum 3 years executive corporate call experience, preferred.
  • Ability to plan, execute the plan, organize & multi task.
  • Ability to analyze areas for sales and growth potential.
  • Experience with sales promotions.
  • Experience with sales administrative duties.
  • Proven record in attaining sales increases.
  • Experience with word processing and electronic spreadsheet software programs, in order to prepare reports and analyze data.
  • Valid/current driver’s license and a good driving record with no DWIs.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

  • College Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or General Management preferred.

Job Status:  Full time

Compensation:  Starting at $50,000.00 per year + Mileage reimbursement.

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

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, regular business hours - Remote.

Travel: Frequent traveling (driving): Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas.

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