Talent Up Fairfax - Delivery Manager (Karin's Florist)

Opportunity Posted 6/21/2024
Karin's Florist
527 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
United States
Fairfax County
Category Management
Talent Up Fairfax Paid Internship
30 - 35 hours per week
Experience Required
Education Required
High School Graduate or GED
 44-45 - Retail Trade
$20.00 to $20.00 Per Hour
Opportunity Description

Karin's Florist is looking to fill the Delivery Manager position. : The Delivery Manager holds a key leadership role at Karin’s Florist.  The manager is responsible for schedules, routes/delivery processes, and training; while ensuring that proper safety and traffic/vehicle regulatory standards are met.  Ensures that all arrangements are handled properly in order to exceed customer expectations by communicating with other departments and continually addressing concerns/areas for improvement with Drivers.   Reports to the General Manager.  



  • Review delivery requests to route out drivers in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Optimize delivery routes to minimize driving distances, reduce delivery times, and maximize the number of deliveries per driver shift while considering factors such as traffic conditions and delivery priorities.
  • Utilize dispatching system to input delivery requests, assign drivers to specific routes, and communicate assignments to drivers in a timely manner.
  • Ensure smooth transitions between shifts and days off, facilitating efficient handovers to other Karin’s employees to maintain delivery efficiency.
  • Manage downtime effectively by deploying drivers to assist in-store operations as needed, contributing to overall store productivity.
  • Make sure that wedding weekends are mapped out and drivers/vehicles are laid out at least 1 week in advance. 
  • Make sure the labor and truck costs associated with events and holiday set-up are captured.
  • Develop and post driver schedules in advance, coordinating with drivers to accommodate their availability while ensuring delivery coverage meets business demands.
  • Must comply with Safety and all Driver duties outlined in the Driver Policy List
  • Drive all sizes of Karin’s Florist vehicles within Karin’s delivery area, navigating various weather conditions while maintaining high standards of safety and professionalism.
  • Oversee and manage all operational expenses related to delivery operations, with a primary focus on vehicle and delivery expenses.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for vehicle maintenance, fuel, and other delivery-related costs.
  • Log incoming shipments into the store, and as requested unpack inventory.
  • Work with the entire leadership team for the success of Karin’s Florist and to create a positive experience for our customers, to streamline processes and to maintain a positive work environment for employees in and out of the Delivery Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Previous dispatch/delivery experience necessary where the focus on providing excellent customer service is modeled. 
  • Ability to lead others with tact and handle all situations in a professional manner through excellent verbal and written communication. 
  • Analytical thinker who is capable of comparing costs & gains on multiple levels using technology, software, and other tools to expedite reports, payroll and communications. 
  • Must be proficient with area maps and tools which detail addresses and routes. 
  • Ability to work without supervision in an organized manner and function as a team player at all times. 
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or transport a min. of 50 lbs. on a regular basis; as well as sit stand, and drive for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Compliance with all traffic and safety regulations is required and proof of valid driver’s license issued in either VA, MD, DC with a satisfactory driving record.   
  • Strong communication and computer skills
  • Available to work occasional Sundays with no supervision.

527 Maple Avenue East
Vienna VA 22180
United States