We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Sara Snyder to the position of Document Preparation Specialist at our Hanover Distribution Center.  Sara, a graduate from Towson University, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and a Minor in Spanish.  Previously, she worked as an Operations Assistant for MassMutual in Savannah, GA where she was in charge of the entire application process for various financial and insurance products for the Financial Advisors.  Sara is no stranger to Yazoo – she was hired temporarily to fill a Data Entry position and applied with hopes that a permanent position would become available.

In her new role at Yazoo, Sara prepares customer orders to be pushed through production.  She determines how orders are going to ship based on customer requests, packaging specifications, weight and footage and then proceeds to send the orders out to the plant.  Additionally, she creates the jobs to replenish the paper tube and core products for Yazoo’s stock programs.

The company culture that Yazoo provides definitely helps Sara feel like she belongs.  “The atmosphere here is wonderful.  Everyone is friendly, has a good attitude about work and is proud of what they do.  They are quick to compliment a job well done or help with any questions as I continue learning a new position”, she says.  When Sara isn’t at Yazoo, you can find her spending time outside with her husband and dog, being a weekend-warrior and taking road trips, renovating their camper/future tiny home, traveling abroad when opportunities arise and getting her hands on all things DIY.

Welcome to the Yazoo team, Sara – we’re happy to have you and excited to watch you grow with our company!

    

Exceptional employees are the core of a great business. They are the ones who seek out learning opportunities, find solutions to problems, provide feedback and take responsibility.  All of those great qualities mentioned, lead to career advancements.  Yazoo is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Tanya Berkey to the new role of Administrative Assistant.

Tanya, a 15-year Yazoo Mills veteran, started her career in shipping for a local architectural products business before joining our team as a shipping clerk and then order prep. If you’ve ever stopped by our New Oxford location, you’ve been greeted by Tanya’s smiling face, eager to meet you at the lobby reception window.

In her new role as Administrative Assistant, she is responsible for accounts payable and helps out wherever needed in the front office. She also fills in for shipping and order prep, too.  When asked about what she likes best about working at Yazoo, she said “It’s no secret – Yazoo compensates their employees very well and have wonderful benefits!  I also love the team atmosphere — everyone is willing to work together and help out however they can.”  In her spare time, you can find Tanya enjoying all things outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Congrats on your promotion, Tanya. We are lucky to have you!

    

We’ve been in business since 1902 and we are STILL growing, more and more each year. With our continuous growth, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Claire Alexander, who has joined our Order Prep Department.  Claire, a graduate from Shippensburg University with a degree in Geography/Surveying/Data Collecting & Processing, joins the Yazoo team as the new Document Preparation Specialist.

Before coming to Yazoo, Claire worked for a student loan company in customer service and a Navy support center as a Contract Digitizing Technician. Her knowledge, background and persistence helped pave the way for her new role with our company.  As a Document Preparation Specialist, Claire is responsible for pulling orders from the dashboard to prepare them for production, cross-checking all of the important details such as order specs, shipping requests, payment information and packaging specifications.  Once she has everything filled in, she prints a production order along with any specs that show the complete order details and shipping labels, then hands them over to the scheduler so they can get the production process started.

For Claire, she applied at Yazoo for a chance at a new experience. She saw an opportunity to gain new skills, be a part of an amazing company and have a much closer drive to home.  She enjoys the people she gets to work with.  Claire said “Everyone is friendly and willing to help if I have a question and it seems like everyone is on the same track of working together in order to keep the business in proper functioning order.” She also enjoys getting to learn a job that is new and different, feels appreciated by management which was hard to come by at her previous jobs, and the overall friendliness atmosphere that Yazoo presents.  Claire continues to say “The pleasantries go a long way here – whether that’s a friendly hello in the morning or someone complimenting how great of a job you’re doing.”

In her spare time, you can find Claire buried in a good book, playing video games or watching a show. She enjoys having board game and cocktail nights with friends, spending time with her husband and playing with their two cats and two dogs.  Congrats and welcome aboard, Claire. We’re excited to have you be a part of our team!

    

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mark Staub to the position of Order Prep at our Hanover Distribution Center. For 8 years, Mark was living in the Pittsburgh area and attended Robert Morris University for Sports Management and eventually found his way back to the area.  Mark comes to us from a local headwear manufacturer, where he was a distinguished Shipping Associate, prepping finished orders to be shipped to customers and making sure his department maintained a high-level of customer service.

In his new role of Order Prep at Yazoo, Mark prepares customer orders to be pushed through to production.  He checks rates, figures out how the order will ship, prints packaging labels, prints the customer specification sheet to attach to the order and then sends the order through to the plant.  He also enters job orders for stock replenishment.   What drew him to apply at Yazoo was his neighbor, who also is a Yazoo employee, was very enthusiastic about working here and encouraged him to apply.  Mark said “I feel like if a person is really trying to get you to work where he/she is, then there is a pretty good reason to also want to work there.”

When asked what he likes most about Yazoo, he replied “I genuinely do enjoy the people I work with and who I work for. While I do get busy quite often, what I like most is that when I clock out, I’m done.  I’m fortunate enough to say that my work ‘doesn’t follow me home.’  The pay is also super sweet – the best in the area, by far!”  In his spare time, you can find Mark chasing around his three kids, spending time with his wife, playing the card game called Pitch and going to see a good movie in theaters.

Welcome to the team, Mark – We’re excited to watch you grow with our company!