ITO EN, LTD.
ITO EN was founded in August 1966 on a simple premise: to produce and sell a product at the very heart of Japanese culture—green tea. Over the next four decades, ITO EN took this idea and turned it into a national phenomenon. With a philosophy of innovation, research, and customer service, ITO EN has made not only loose leaf tea, but a whole range of green tea and other products a mainstay in Japan. The company is now renowned as a trendsetter in the tea and beverage industries.
Though rooted in Japan, ITO EN has also taken an international outlook. Since the 1980s, subsidiaries have been established in Hawaii, China, Australia, and the continental United States. Firmly positioned as the world's leading producer of green tea products, ITO EN is on the verge of making green tea a part of global culture.
Key to the company's growth has been its strong dedication to authenticity. With green tea's important place in Japanese culture, much of the company's activity has been dedicated to preserving green tea's essential taste and character. Intensive research and development has allowed ITO EN to cultivate better tea as well as create and improve a whole line of green tea-based beverages and products. With the increasing information on green tea's health-giving properties, ITO EN has led the way in bringing these benefits to the public.
After all, it is ITO EN's customers and clients that have made the company a success. A main consideration in product development is how customers could be further satisfied. In this spirit, the five key concepts of natural, safe, healthy, well-designed, and delicious are continually emphasized for all new and existing ITO EN products. It is along these lines that ITO EN has developed and introduced lines of juice, sports, and other beverages along with retail and restaurant operations around the world.
In a rapidly changing world, it is the belief at ITO EN that green tea, with its rich history and properties, can be a reminder of the simplicity and beauty of life.
ITO EN, LTD.
47-10 Honmachi 3-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ITO EN (USA) Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Founded in July 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii, ITO EN USA holds a special place as the first subsidiary established outside of Japan. Key to ITO EN USA's success has been its adaptation to the unique needs and tastes in modern Hawaii, whose residents trace their origins to the Pacific, Asia, and beyond. In entering the Hawaii market, ITO EN USA acquired lines of existing beverage products and subsequently made improvements. Currently known as Aloha Maid & Royal Mills, these lines are and are the top performers in their markets. At the same time, the subsidiary has maintained ITO EN Group's dedication to spreading authentic green tea, introducing canned green tea. As of 2004, ITO EN USA is now introducing their unique, island-based products through distribution channels in the continental United States.
For over 20 years, ITO EN (USA) INC. has been the home of Hawaii’s favorite island drinks. We continue to bring our lineup of all natural Aloha Maid fruit drinks, delicious Royal Mills Iced Coffees and ITO EN Green Teas. Our team of employees takes pride in doing it all locally – from product development and manufacturing - to sales, warehousing and distribution. Our expanding product line and diverse operations provide employees opportunities for growth and advancement.
CDL A or B Delivery Driver
Experienced CDL delivery driver needed to be part of our delivery team to bring products to designated accounts and transports materials and products as directed.
Must be able to operate class A or class B delivery vehicle, have clean driver history record within the past 3 years, neat appearance, excellent customer service skills, and be able to operate a forklift. Prefer at least 1 year delivery experience with CDL performing similar delivery work on Oahu. Must be able to push and pull up to 2000 lbs. on a manual pallet jack, and repeatedly lift and stack 40 lbs.
Must be able to qualify for a TWIC card and pass criminal background check in order to qualify for necessary military passes, and any other relevant delivery access requirements of our vendors. Must possess current DOT physical card, or be able to immediately qualify for one.
Work is primarily M-F from early morning to early/mid afternoon. Occasional Saturday work.
Quality Assurance Manager
ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance manager to be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the quality control operations to assure continuous production of products consistent with established standards and procedures.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Directs and oversees QA staff members, trains on procedures, food sanitation, food safety, HACCP, GMPs. Updates QA SOPs, Production SSOP, and HACCP and GMPs, provides technical support to ITO EN (Japan) and ITO EN (North America) on importing goods from overseas, reviews all food labels to assure conformity to local and federal regulations. Responds to all required regulatory reports related food regulations.
Secondary responsibilities include: Goal setting, training, coaching and counseling employees. Serves as backup for QA staff.
Candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related science. Two to three years of related experience. Requires thorough understanding of food label regulations, low acid canned food regulations, acidified food regulations, and good manufacturing practices. Must be able to operate a computer and software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, QC analytical program highly desirable. Strong organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Quality Assurance Supervisor
ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Supervisor to be responsible for providing direct supervision to lab technicians, and serve as back up for the QA staff in all unexpected situations, including, but not limited to: conducting training on various QA topics; monitoring and sampling of packaging materials, food raw materials, and product sampling at various stages of production. Requires experience in performing bacterial inoculation on collected samples and related bacterial works; inspecting and testing retorted incubated products, and preparing aseptic apparatus and microbe nutrient agars.
The ideal candidate shall have a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, or QA work experience in food and beverage manufacturing, be able to operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Requires strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The Sales Assistant provides administrative support to our sales department. Candidates must have good organizational skills; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; exceptional customer service skills; and be able to operate and navigate through various computer programs and applications. Work is primarily in the office, but occasionally requires use of own vehicle to perform product demos, survey accounts, and attend appointments outside of the office.
Requires reliable transportation, clean driving record within the past 3 years, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone.
Account Executive (Sales Department)
ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced sales professional in the food and beverage sales industry to work with buyers and / or store level management to ensure all authorized items are merchandised and priced correctly. The Account executive also provides support and guidance to the members of our sales team to assure assignments are completed within retail accounts. Requires experienced leadership in providing support and guidance to assure excellent customer service. Two to five years of previous sales supervisory experience preferred. Beverage industry experience highly desirable. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and push and pull up to 2,000 lbs. with a pallet jack. Requires reliable transportation, clean abstract, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone. We provide a cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement.
Sales and Merchandising Representative (Account Specialist)
ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced sales order taker and merchandiser to be responsible for servicing established customers and opening new accounts. Preferred experience in maintaining a sales route for food and/or beverage accounts, order taking, inventory, shelf maintenance, display building and flexibility to adapt to changing workloads. Some outside sales of food and beverage preferred. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and push and pull up to 2,000 lbs. with a pallet jack. Requires reliable transportation, clean abstract, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone. We provide a cell phone allowance, mileage reimbursement and salary.
Merchandiser (Full Time and Part Time Positions)
ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced sales merchandiser to be responsible for providing excellent service to our established customers. The merchandiser is responsible for checking store conditions, maintaining well-stocked shelves and coolers, rotating products and building neat and orderly displays. Similar merchandising experience preferred. Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and push and pull up to 2,000 lbs. with a pallet jack. Requires flexible work schedule. Requires reliable transportation, clean abstract, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone. We provide a cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement. Opportunity for advancement.
Part Time Positions usually will work between 2-3 days per week, at times 4 days per week based on operational needs.
For full time positions we offer:
» Full medical, dental, drug and vision insurance plans with UHA and Kaiser with HDS Dental
» Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
» 401(k) plan with company matching contributions
» Medical and Dependent Care flex spending accounts
» Employee discounts on our products
You may E-mail your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please attach resume in Microsoft Word format.)
We're sorry that we will not be able to respond to all submissions. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We support and enforce a drug-free workplace.
Mason Vitamins, Inc
Mason Vitamins, Inc., was acquired by ITO EN (North America) INC. in 2006.
Mason Vitamins is one of the largest vitamin suppliers in the United States with a selection of over 450 vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbs, including unique condition specific formulas that address top health concerns.
Founded in 1967, Mason Vitamins strives to maintain the highest quality products and the best customer service. Our seasoned management team has over 40 years experience in the prescription/vitamin/supplement industry.
Mason Vitamins, Inc
15750 NW 59 Avenue
Miami Lakes, Florida 33014