In March 2011, I walked into Del Papa Distributing to collect a donation they were making to the local food bank I worked with. As soon as I walked into the building, I knew I wanted to work here! When I saw the organization and cleanliness of the warehouse and got a glimpse of how everything operated, I just knew I wanted to be a part of it. I applied the next day and was called within a week to interview. In less than a month, I was hired to be a Logistics Trainee, where I was to split my time between working on a truck and working in the warehouse. However, the day I started, there was an opening for a warehouse position as an Order Verifier. I started there and have stayed in the warehouse my whole career. I went on to become a Warehouseman then a Warehouse Coordinator. Now, after 7 years, I am the Warehouse Operations Manager in our Victoria market. I have a hand in all warehouse operations from productivity to hiring, to personnel, to product rotation.
This is a great place to work. We have a really clear vision and mission-driven core beliefs. Because the vision has been communicated to everyone in the company, we all know what we are aiming for and the long-standing core beliefs continue to help our company grow. Knowing what matters to the people in this company plays a huge role in our success: we all know what is important.
There is a family-feel working at Del Papa Distributing. The people are my favorite part of working here. Everyone you meet is willing to help you out in any way that they can. In the warehouse, we work together on a close-knit team and believe that teamwork wins! During holidays when our workload is heavier, everyone pitches in and helps where it is needed the most. No one is scared to get their hands dirty no matter what position they are in! People are the key to our success: without people, this job would be impossible. We pride ourselves in sending out the highest quality products that we can. It takes 100% effort every day, but we know we are giving our people the best that we can and that is a great feeling!