Ever wonder what it’s like to work in the Delivery Department at Gardner-White? We interviewed our Delivery Manager, Steve N., in our Warehouse to give you a little insight on what it’s like to work at Gardner-White.
GW: How many years have you worked at Gardner-White?
SN: I’ve worked at Gardner-White for 15 years.
GW: Describe some of your day-to-day duties.
SN: I am in charge of all the delivery teams. I handle all delivery issues with the stores, customers, and driver/helper teams. Some of the duties that I perform include scheduling all drive teams to make deliveries, training drivers and helpers how to effectively load their truck and deliver clean product to the customers. I am also involved in routing of all orders including morning, late, and same day stops.
GW: What is your favorite part about being the Delivery Manager?
SN: The favorite part of my job is dealing with all the different personalities throughout the day and the challenges that it brings.
GW: What is your favorite part about the company?
SN: The opportunity that they have provided me to continue to advance and move up throughout the years.
GW: What qualities should someone possess to do your job effectively?
SN: The qualities someone needs to do my job include patience, discipline, and a vast knowledge of how to deliver furniture. They must also be a good leader.
GW: What’s your favorite item at Gardner-White?
SN: The Hamlin Buff living room set.
GW: Do you have any advice for future employees in your position?
SN: Remember that you will be dealing with a lot of different personalities, you must learn how to handle certain people in certain ways.
GW: What’s your favorite part about living in Detroit?
SN: Going downtown to sporting events.. especially opening day for the Tigers.
GW: What teams are you rooting for this year?
SN: Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Michigan Wolverines.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Gardner-White team, make sure you come out to our HUGE recruitment event today, September 4th, 2014. We are hiring on the spot for a variety of positions including sales, customer service, delivery drivers, stockers and more. You’ll get great pay and benefits when you join the Gardner-White family!
Thursday, September 4, 10am – 7pm:
Auburn Hills store: 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 – (248) 481-2108 Macomb Township: 45300 Hayes Rd., Macomb Township, MI 48042 – (586 )566-2610