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Marketing / Merchandising
138798 Requisition #

UNFI (United Natural Foods, Inc.) of Urbana, IL is looking for a motivated associate to support our warehouse operation. A Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for Inspection of all incoming shipments of assigned product groups, as well as product stored in the warehouse


Schedule available: Sunday-Thursday 1a-9:30a


Pay is dependent on experience starting $20-$23/hr plus full benefits package offered including:

  • Now offering a $2,000 referral bonus if you begin work and refer someone who gets hired!
  • Weekly paychecks with early acces$ to get your money faster
  • Full-time employees receive medical, dental and vision benefits after 30 days
  • Paid Leave Time earned
  • 401k with company match
  • Education reimbursement
  • On-site Gym access
  • Wellness Program to recoup healthcare costs
  • Employee engagement activities
  • Paid volunteer time off


Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Inspects all incoming shipments of assigned product groups, as well as product stored in the warehouse.  May rate products according to Company and USDA specifications.  Maintains necessary inspections and rejection records.
  • Accepts or rejects product based on condition, short weight, transit damage, grade, temperature and other reasons. May reject product without further consultation if product doesn’t meet Company’s requirements/standards.
  • Spot-checks frozen foods to ensure that it complies with the Company’s standards and specifications.  Maintains necessary rejection records.
  • Informs buyers on product quality as necessary. 
  • Prepares warehouse condition reports as requested.
  • May organize shipping schedule for all items having different degrees of maturity.  Gives shipping instructions to assembly via warehouse supervision.
  • Determine the dollar cost and cause of warehouse shrink due to spoilage.  Make recommendations to management regarding reduction in shrink.
  • Maintain logs and record of spoilage, including information on overbuying, lack of retail performance, weak produce, etc.  Prepare monthly and quarterly recaps for review by management.
  • Ensures that appropriate personnel are trained in the proper handling, storage, rotation, and selection of produce to be shipped to the retail units.  Ensure that shipping crews are provided with daily information on lots to be shipped.


Job Requirements:  

  • Previous Retail Department Manager or 2 – 4 years wholesale/retail experience.
  • Must possess leadership ability to motivate others to achieve desired results.  Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.
  • Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis.  Computer skills in word-processing and spread sheet software preferred.
  • Possess good communication skills, including verbal and written.


Who is UNFI?

Here at UNFI we do our best work by embracing the power of team, never giving up and knowing that we make a difference. It takes a strong network of talented people to support our best-in-class operational capabilities. Every day we deliver on the promise of serving better than anyone else. We are a hardworking team, always striving for better, and recognize it takes a well-supported team to execute on our big goals. Some of the ways we support our employees are by providing outstanding benefits, 401(k) with generous company match, discounted childcare services, paid volunteer time, product discounts, and company events.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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