Career Opportunities

For more than 100 years, NCCO has driven success for the foodservice industry through innovative products and services. Our employees are at the crux of what has brought us to where we are today. We’re a group of driven, talented individuals who bring diverse backgrounds to the table. 

From company picnics and event celebrations to personalized coaching and development opportunities, NCCO’s work environment fosters creativity and collaboration. While new faces join our team often, average employee tenure is over 30 years. Hang around awhile and you might just begin to feel like family.  

NCCO offers employment benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k & matching
  • Medical reimbursement
  • Educational opportunities
  • And more

And, of course, NCCO is an equal opportunity employer. Check out the open jobs below to see if your talents would be a good fit for our team. 

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Current Openings

Logistics Manager

Department                 Operations Management
Reports to                 Direction of Operations
Schedule                       40 hours per week, Mon-Fri. Additional hours and weekends as needed.
Location             899 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102
                 

Position Summary

The Logistics Manager will provide leadership, management, and accountability for our Montreal Circle
warehouse (5 Union employees across 3 shifts). This position will be responsible for scheduling production
at the Montreal Circle plant, building truck shipments, maintaining inventory levels at our 8 outside
distribution centers, and managing the relationship with our 3rd party logistics partner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead and manage 5 Union employees spread across 3 shifts in the Montreal Circle warehouse.
• Generate the production schedule for the Montreal Circle plant.
• Manage the finished goods inventory levels at both the Montreal Circle warehouse and our 8
outside distribution centers.
• Manage relationships with our 3rd party logistics provider and other finished goods transportation
providers.
• Own projects and drive continuous improvement in the Montreal Circle warehouse, managing
change as needed.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NCCO will train the right candidate to excel in this opportunity. 

Required

• Minimum of a 4-year college degree or commensurate experience.
• Must be comfortable working in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as standard ERP and
transportation related software applications.
• Must be comfortable working with, reporting on and making decisions using data.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Exceptional time management skills.
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated application of Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement methodology,
preferred.
• Ability to lead and mentor others, as well as conduct coaching and development conversations. 

Success Attributes

• Exhibit and encourage our core values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation and Passion
of Excellence.
• Comfortable with leading change.
• Professional, flexible, and positive team player that is self-directed and self-motivated.
• Comfortable learning, implementing, and teaching new technology.
• Able to collaborate with peers daily to determine operational priorities.

Only qualified applicants should submit their resume to ccooley@ncco.com.


Bindery Assistant

Department                 Production
Location                899 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102
Schedule                        Full-time, 11pm to 7am Sunday night – Thursday night
Pay Type              Hourly employee, starting wage of $17.50, finishing wage of $25.70 plus shift differential
Additional                     Unionized manufacturing plant, benefit package offered, shift differential of
$1.10/hour for third shift, pension contribution

Position Summary

Feeds, sorts, and packs finished product and assists in the operation of the Bindery machine.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Sorts signatures in 50’S or 100’s from press carts, shipping pallets, or hand trucks.
• The sorters will have all of the signatures jogged and sorted before being moved to the transfer
table.
• The sorters will replace any missing sheets or books.
• It is the sorters responsibility to watch for bad numbers, poor quality, and mark them
accordingly.
• The feeder will ensure proper placement of the signatures into the bindery machine.
• Feeders are also expected to inspect signatures for damage and conformity to specifications.
• The feeders and sorters are also required to make certain that the feeder pockets are full of
folded backs, carbon inserts, and chipboard when the operator is unavailable to do so.
• Assists the ABM operator in the day to day operation of the Kugler and in line equipment.
• Box packers will help set the case packer up for different styles and sizes of checks. Fill the
hopper with cartons and keep the glue pot filled.
• Box packers are responsible for the proper sealing of the cartons.
• Box packers will make sure that the proper numbers are being put in the case.
• The box packer is to be certain that the proper flyers and labels are being used.
• Box packers need to have a basic understanding of the in line shrink wrapper.
• Feeders, sorters, and box packers will assist the operator during change-overs and times of trouble.
• Keeps accurate daily work sheets.
• Maintains a clean and neat work area

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions,
and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar
graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and uses hands
repetitively to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must regularly reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to walk and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move
more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Only qualified applicants should submit their resume to ccooley@ncco.com.


Software Delivery Lead

Department                 IT
Reports to                 Director of IT
Schedule                       Full-time, Mon-Fri, remote option with some in-person days
Employee Type             Exempt Employee
Pay Type                       Salaried with Benefits; includes Incentive Pay

Position Summary

The Software Delivery Lead’s main focus will be to keep software development projects on task.  Must be able to create and actualize a big-picture approach to management and follow multiple projects from design to deployment. Responsibilities will include drafting timelines, setting budgets, and delegating work to specific project managers. Main responsibility will be getting products to market on time, all while maintaining compliance with quality and labor standards.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with project managers to develop budgets and timelines. 
  • Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery. 
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship. 
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits. 
  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team. 
  • Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web-and desktop-based business applications. 
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user’s requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans. 
  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software. 
  • Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards. 
  • Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code. 
  • Package and support deployment of releases. 
  • Work with teammates in the migration of legacy applications. 
  • Develop, refine, and tune integrations between applications. 
  • Analyze and resolve technical and application problems. 
  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties. 
  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budget. 
  • Provide third-level support to business users. 
  • Research and evaluate a variety of software products. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NCCO will train the right candidate to excel in this opportunity. 

Required

  • College degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Developer. 
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position. 
  • Exceptional project management skills: capable of prioritizing, organizing and simultaneously managing a variety of projects and tasks with strict deadlines. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft .NET development using C#. 
  • Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with core Microsoft .Net technologies. 
  • Extensive experience designing and developing enterprise grade software. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented and service-oriented application development techniques and theories.  
  • Experience with web development technologies including NET, JavaScript, React.
  • Experience with database development including relational database and NoSQL technologies. 
  • Experience with user interface design and prototyping.
  • Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments. 
  • Experience with automated testing. 
  • Experience with agile development methodologies including Kanban and Scrum. 
  • Experience with multi-threading and concurrency. 
  • Experience with debugging, performance profiling and optimization. 
  • Strong communication skills with both internal team members and external business stakeholders.  

Desired

  • Director of IT

Success Attributes

  • Exhibit and encourage our core values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation and Passion for Excellence.
  • Familiarity with both the Waterfall and Agile development models. 
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Internally motivated, able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment.  

Graphic Designer

Department                Marketing
Reports to                    Director of Marketing
Schedule                        Full-time, Mon-Fri, remote option with some in-person days
Employee Type             Exempt Employee
Pay Type                         Salaried with Benefits; includes Incentive Pay

Position Summary

Responsible for design of print and digital graphic applications for marketing, product, internal communications and corporate identity. This position includes production and prepress responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop visual design on an array of digital and print assets – marketing collateral (direct mail, sell sheets, ads, catalogs), digital marketing assets (email, social, website), video, tradeshow assets, and environmental graphics.
  • Collaborate with creative manager, production artist, and other marketing team members on projects
  • Design product packaging and new product materials
  • Design and maintain corporate business system and communication tools
  • Maintain and manage brand guidelines for NCCO and sister companies.
  • Use InDesign templates to customized distributor/broker marketing pieces and create plats for digital art.
  • Managing batch photography in Adobe Bridge
  • Ensure brand identity, standards, and personality are maintained throughout the creative process.
  • Research design trends and creative best practices.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required

  • 2- or 4-year college degree focused on graphic design and production or related experience
  • 3-5 years experience in graphic design
  • Design, layout and typographic skills
  • Advanced user of Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Ability to optimize creative assets for both print and web environments
  • Strong portfolio of design work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Desired

  • Experience in B2B and B2C creative environments
  • In-house design experience
  • Experience with motion graphics
  • Experience with video editing
  • Experience with email systems and website platforms

Success Attributes

  • Exhibit and encourage our core values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation and Passion for Excellence.
  • Exceptional project management skills; capable of prioritizing, organizing and simultaneously managing a variety of projects and tasks with strict deadlines
  • Ability to manage details and be meticulous
  • Comfortable with change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Professional, flexible and positive team player that is self-directed and self-motivated
  • Ability to effectively perform role using decision-making skills and other resources
  • Willingness to learn innovative technologies
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point

Only qualified applicants should submit their resume to ccooley@ncco.com


Business Systems Analyst

Department                Finance
Reports to                    Director of Financial Accounting
Schedule                        Full-time, Mon-Fri, remote option with some in-person days
Employee Type             Exempt Employee
Pay Type                         Salaried with Benefits; includes Incentive Pay

Position Summary

The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for working with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate business and solution requirements to meet business needs.   The BSA will work with a diverse stakeholder group, identify areas of contention, and create a shared understanding between the customer community and the solution delivery team while maintaining alignment with Business and IT Strategies. A well-aligned BSA will successfully transition to unfamiliar business and systems domains with minimal guidance.

This position is being opened at a time of growth and change in the company, so in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed below the candidate should be prepared to proactively use his or her unique skills to help shape the team and respond to the challenges and opportunities it will encounter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the success of the Requirements Definition Process for assigned work with general supervision.
  • Elicit, analyze, specify, and communicate business, system, and implementation requirements.
  • Ensure the requirements are unambiguous and understandable by both business users and solution delivery teams.
  • Work with stakeholders to prioritize requirements effectively based on business value, risks, and constraints.
  • Effectively communicate requirements conflicts to project leads, assist with conflict resolution.
  • Ensure that requirements are understood and approved by all stakeholders.
  • Manage requirement traceability and changes throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure the test strategy and test plans adequately cover the requirements. Assist in defect resolution.
  • Measure and track quality of business analysis work.
  • Participate in determining how requirements will be approached and managed for a particular project following enterprise and division best practices.
  • Work with project leads to develop requirements work plans, identify task dependencies, develop estimates, and determine resource skill requirements; support risk management and change management activities.
  • Identify, refine, and accurately articulate the business objectives and value proposition of assigned initiatives. Bring alternative perspectives and influence consensus among stakeholders.
  • Regularly present project status/findings/recommendations to the Idea Board and Senior Leadership.
  • Effectively verify and validate requirements; ensure that all requirements support the delivery of business value, fulfill goals and objectives, and meets the needs of the stakeholder/business unit.
  • Continuously strive to improve understanding of requirements techniques, processes and deliverables required to support successful project delivery. Embrace feedback and opportunities for process improvement.
  • Simultaneously support multiple initiatives as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The success attributes below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience in Business Systems or equivalent required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Three years of experience in Business Systems or equivalent preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, MIS, or another related field preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking (Intermediate): Identifies current or future problems or opportunities, analyzes, synthesize, and compares information to understand issues, identifies cause/effect relationships and explores alternative solutions to support sound decision making.
  • Facilitation (Intermediate): Uses and adjusts style and technique to assist group process and understanding.
  • Communication (Intermediate): Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills.
  • Teamwork (Intermediate): Works together in situations when actions are interdependent, and a team is mutually responsible to produce a result.
  • Relationship Management (Intermediate): Seeks out, builds, fosters, and maintains productive relationships, networks, or alliances to meet goals and achieve results.
  • Business Perspective (Intermediate): Uses knowledge of internal and external factors impacting the property casualty industry to make decisions.
  • Technology (Basic): Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job specific technology as it evolves (e.g., hardware, software, business unit applications and systems tools).
  • Conflict Management (Basic): Brings conflicts into the open and resolves them collaboratively.
  • Change Management / Resilience (Intermediate): Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Risk Taking (Basic): Identifies, assesses, manages, and takes intelligent risks to attain objectives.

“Over the years, our employees have provided the skills and talent necessary to ensure our steady growth and we are proud of this heritage.  The commitment and enthusiasm of our talent will continue to further the company’s growth as well as their value within the organization.”

–  Ben Olk III, President

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We have many wonderful opportunities to offer those who are curious, ambitious, and dedicated to success.  I tell new hires: the role today is what is written on paper in the job description—but it is up to them to create their niche within the company fueled by their interests and expertise. I always look forward to seeing how new hires enhance our team.

– Dana Bloyer, Director of Human Resources

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