Thank you for your interest in joining the HLA family!

ABOUT HAROLD LEVINSON ASSOCIATES:

The company’s core philosophy is to create profit opportunities for its customers.  We provide many value added services to help our customers succeed.  Great people, superior service, customer education, targeted promotions, and a relentless drive to excel.  You can count on us to be there for you!

At HLA, we believe that the success of all of our employees is due to the excellent training and development that we offer.  The key to any employee’s success is their strong personality to succeed and commitment to hard work. Harold Levinson Associates has one of the most extensive training programs in the industry.  You will learn about all the brands we represent, selling and merchandising techniques, and will be cross trained in all departments within the organization.

Harold Levinson Associates (HLA) is a family owned and operated company for over 37-years with the “hands-on” approach of its shareholders who lead in the day-to-day operations. Our core philosophy is to create profit opportunities for our customers. Currently, we are one of the largest convenience store distributors in the Northeast. Our greatest resources are the 575+ dedicated associates who represent the Company in many different facets of our business.

You can count on us to be there for you!

We are a drug free workplace and require that all applicants are able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Please see the tabs below to see what positions are available at HLA

To apply for any position, e-mail us at careers@hladistributors.com or click on “APPLY” below the position you are interested in.

Here at HLA we offer the following benefits for Non-Union employees:

For Non-Union employees
  • Medical – Empire Blue Cross
  • Dental – Delta Dental
  • Aflac – Accidental and Cancer Policy
  • Life Insurance – Anthem
  • 401(K) – John Hancock
  • Pension Plan
For all Union employees
  • Medical – Magna Care
  • Dental – Delta Dental
  • Aflac – Accidental and Cancer Policy
  • 401(K) – Prudential
  • Pension Plan

TITLE

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

DEPARTMENT

CUSTOMER SERVICE

REPORTS TO

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consistently respond to customer inquiries and requests in a professional manner, and within company timelines
  • Take high volume phone calls whole performing other duties simultaneously
  • Take and enter incoming orders
  • Will perform administrative duties, as well as other various duties, that will be assigned
  • Work and communicate with internal departments
  • Filing, organizing, and entering faxes
  • Availability for overtime, weekend, and early hours

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & LICENSES:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Some college preferred

EXPERIENCE:  

  • 2-5 years in a customer service environment

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate professionally with customers and various internal departments
  • Being bilingual is a big plus
  • Must be able to utilize a computer and a keyboard
  • Ability to handle difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as required

HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.

Location: NY (5-Boroughs), CT, NJ, PA, MA, Albany

Our Sales Consultants maximize profitable sales of existing clients and establish a new client base with the use of research, developing strategies, and the use of high level sales skills to reach and exceed sales goals.  These goals are reached by cold calling new customers and maintaining existing customers.

TITLE

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

DEPARTMENT

SALES

REPORTS TO

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Close and grow sales through professional communication with existing and potential clients
  • Manage and interpret customer requirements – speaking with clients to understand, anticipate, and meet their needs
  • Identify and resolve client concerns; recommending a course of action to alleviate these concerns in the future
  • Coordinates with company staff to provide exemplary service to customers
  • Maintain records of customer communications and contact information as required
  • Attending and participating in trade shows, conferences, and/or other marketing events
  • Submit a variety of sales status reports as required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • +1 year experience in a sales-driven customer focused retail merchandising environment
  • Possess the skills necessary to effectively communicate persuasively with customer channels within your territory, as well as ensuring the disbursement of market intelligence on the proper internal players
  • Self-starter with willingness to learn
  • Ability to achieve exceptional performance and expectations

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • You should enjoy working in a team driven environment where your input and efforts are utilized to accomplish our mission objectives
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must provide and maintain a personal vehicle for use during employee working hours
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain strong relationships

HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.

As a member of our professional sales team, a merchandiser will play a vital role in building brand and customer loyalty by creating and implementing industry leading merchandising and marketing concepts with key accounts.  In this role, you will have a strong background in retail merchandising, sales/marketing and promotions.  You should enjoy working in a team driven environment where your input and efforts are utilized to accomplish our mission objectives.  HLA has one of the most extensive training programs in the industry.  You will learn about all the brands we represent, and various selling and merchandising techniques.

TITLE

MERCHANDISER

DEPARTMENT

SALES

REPORTS TO

MERCHANDISING MANAGER

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Maintain product in store racks, shelves, displays, and freezers by identifying all replenishment needs
    • Replenishing, facing, and rotating product; building, changing, and taking down product displays
    • Maintaining product signage, cleaning product space, and securing damaged or defective product
    • The ideal candidate is professional in appearance and conduct, and is able to collaboratively work as part of a team
    • Can effectively self-manage their time to complete tasks and assignments

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EXPERIENCE:

    • 1+ year experience in a sales driven customer focused retail merchandising environment
    • Know the appropriate tools to effectively communicate persuasively with customer channels within your territory, as well as ensuring the disbursement of market intelligence to the proper internal players
    • Experience working in physically demanding fields

    SKILLS/ABILITIES:

    • Ability to repetitively lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • Must provide and maintain a personal vehicle for use during employee working hours
    • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills
    • Must have excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
    • Able to build and maintain strong relationships

    HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.

    Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.

Shift: Full and Part Time Available
Hours: 8:00am-7:00pm, 3:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-7:00pm, 3:00am-8:00am
Days: M – F

TITLE

WAREHOUSE CLERK

DEPARTMENT

WAREHOUSE

REPORTS TO

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pick and pack orders using a wearable computer, pulling stock, packing boxes, and placing orders on pallets and or conveyors
  • Maintains inventory by collecting stock from proper locations and filling customer order requests
  • Completes shipments by processing truck manifests
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by keeping shelves, pallet area, and workstations neat, and maintaining a clean work area, complying with procedures, warehouse rules and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing departmental goals
    • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Will be bending, lifting, and/or standing for long periods of time
  • Able to place items on a pallet or conveyor
  • Able to scan products and understand the hand-held scanner
    • HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.

A Coffee/Food Service Technician/Installer will work in the New England area, servicing and installing hot and cold beverage and food equipment. He or she will work with customers and sales reps to maintain coffee, frozen drink, and food equipment in customer locations throughout the northeastern US.

Applicant should have strong mechanical/electrical skills, and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines.  Applicant should be able to perform job requirements independently with minimum supervision, and communicate effectively with vendors, supervisors, and other team members.

Shift: Full time
Hours: Flexible (6 AM – 6 PM)
Days: Mon – Fri (some weekends)

TITLE

COFFEE/FOOD SERVICE INSTALLER/TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT

OPERATIONS

REPORTS TO

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Installation, service, and repairs of beverage and food equipment
  • Installation of point-of-sale materials
  • Light sales support consisting of sales demonstrations
  • Collaboratively work as part of a team
  • Effectively self-manage time to complete tasks and assignments

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ year experience in customer focused retail or service related environment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must provide and maintain a personal vehicle for use during employee working hours
  • Basic knowledge of electrical and plumbing is a plus
  • Ability to repetitively lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 50lbs
  • Experience working in physically demanding fields
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and Apple device
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Must be willing to travel, with some overnights required

HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.

We will provide training for successful candidates.  It is a non-exempt union position and includes medical, dental, and pension plans. Candidate must be willing and able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Locations: Worcester, MA, Scranton, PA, NJ, metro NY, Albany
Shift: Full Time – Day Shift
Days: Tuesday – Friday

TITLE

ROUTE DRIVERS

DEPARTMENT

DRIVERS

REPORTS TO

DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; maintains records
  • Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition, checking fluid levels and tire pressure, validating adherence to readability standards
  • Delivers items by identifying destinations, establishing route, operating the truck, unloading items, and maintaining a schedule
  • Serves customers by understanding and resolving or forwarding complaints
  • Obtains payment by accepting cash, checks, and/or credit card payments
  • Maintains truck operating efficiency by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and scheduling necessary repairs

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & LICENSES:

  • A clean valid driver’s license is required

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to use GPS device and/or read maps

HLA is an equal opportunity employer. The job’s responsibilities and tasks may be modified and expanded over time.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.