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    4/11/14 - Cheese Manager

    Reporting to the Department Director, this position will work as a primary liaison between Boar’s Head and vendors who support the category. The successful candidate will develop and maintain working relationships with both external vendors, Distributors and internal key departments such as Sales, Marketing, Planning, Distribution, QA, etc. Candidate will provide an exceptional level of customer service and assistance to all internal and external parties.

    DUTIES:

    •Act as a point person for finished goods products.
    •Develop and maintain working relationships with Planning Department to ensure seamless communication for 100% order fulfillment.
    •Provide customer service and assistance to the Distributors and Sales teams to ensure quality product is being delivered when it is needed. Troubleshoot when needed.
    •Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and computer skills (MS Excel, Office, Access, Outlook), with the demonstrated ability to reach sound, rational and logical conclusions to support decision making processes.
    •Effectively present information in clear and concise formats, communicating in small and large group formats with all levels of management, including sales, customer service, distribution and manufacturing.
    •Manage the technical aspects of optimization of existing products or development of new products.
    •Ability to quickly learn and represent the catalog of products to others and become a ‘go-to’ source for product information.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    •Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Food Science or related field or knowledge equivalent to such degree.
    •Five (5) to seven (7) year’s experience in a food related environment, preferably two (2) years in sales, contract manufacturing, brokerage, or procurement.
    •Experience in the food or beverage industry preferred.
    •Current knowledge of food manufacturing particularly cheeses is preferred.
    •Ability to learn and utilize various legacy and ERP systems to complete daily job requirements.
    •Understanding of contract manufacturing relationships and cost structures required, experience in a brokerage environment a plus.
    •Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and computer skills (MS Excel, MS Office, MS Access, MS Outlook).
    •Ability to effectively meet corporate requirements and expectations for the department, including travel hours.

    **FOR MORE DETAILS, AND TO APPLY, GO TO: http://boarshead.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-539983.html

    BOAR’S HEAD* IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    “Boar’s Head” may include Boar’s Head Provisions Co., Inc, Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC, or one of our other affiliated companies.

    4/9/14 - Cheesemaker

    Many Fold Farm

    Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person join our cheese house team in the production of our farmstead, sheep-milk cheeses. A strong, working-knowledge of the cheesemaking process is essential. Some professional cheesemaking experience is preferred, but not required. Training and supervision will be provided.

    A well-qualified candidate is someone who:

    Can independently make cheese according to prescribed makes and the direction of the head cheesemaker
    Can independently formulate and edit cheese making recipes
    Is familiar with milk chemistry and can use pH and TA to determine changes in cheese recipes
    Can maintain accurate and consistent record-keeping in the cheese room
    Can safely and correctly operate cheese room equipment
    Assists in pathogen sampling and testing procedures
    Has familiarity with HACCP and dairy sanitation
    Will participate in the daily cleaning of tools, floors, etc.
    Can effectively manage of cheese house staff
    Will participate in occasional milking duties
    Has strong willingness to learn and high mental aptitude
    Can work independently
    Can think logistically
    Is adaptable and flexible
    Has an exceptional work-ethic and takes joy in teamwork (even if that means working alone much of the time)
    The ability to lift 50 pounds
    Must not mind hot, humid conditions, including a willingness to get wet
    Must not mind working inside a refrigerator (wrapping & organizing cheeses)
    Has a fantastic, super-positive attitude, especially in the face of adversity or failure
    Is passionate about cheeses and sustainable agriculture

    Competitive salary offered based on experience level.

    If you have some, most, or all of these skills, please send a resumé and cover letter to info@manyfoldfarm.com.

    4/9/14 - Cheesehouse Manager

    Many Fold Farm

    Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person to join our cheese house team!

    Do you have excellent management skills? Are you a rock-star organizer? Do you love systems? Do you have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills? Do you love the good food movement? This is the job for you!

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    General management of daily cheese house operations
    Management of cheese house personnel

    Supply management and re-ordering

    Assistance in forming weekly and monthly schedules

    Generating effective systems for efficient cheese production

    Management of deliveries and wholesale orders

    Inventory management

    Consistent, punctual arrival at the farm

    Regular communications with the farm manager/head cheese maker and COO of any concerns in the cheese house

    Accurate and consistent record-keeping

    Informing the farm manager of any problems/concerns/malfunctions of cheese room equipment

    Assisting in pathogen sampling, testing procedures, and record-keeping

    Creating tastings/classes and other agritourism/cheese education events

    Farmers’ market sales management

    Maintaining a consistent demeanor of professionalism and kindness

    Requirements to apply:
    Must have strong organizational skills
    Must have process-building skills
    Must be an excellent communicator
    Must be a quick learner
    Must be adaptable and resilient to stress
    Must enjoy working independently
    Must be flexible and forgiving
    Must be computer savvy

    Cheese-specific skills are not required. Restaurant, bakery, or other food prep/manufacturing experience preferred, but not required. Prior management experience preferred, but not required.

    Competitive salary offered based on level of experience.

    If you are interested, please email a résumé and cover letter to info@manyfoldfarm.com.

    4/9/14 - Assistant Cheesemaker

    Ludwig Farmstead

    Ludwig Farmstead Creamery is seeking a qualified and motivated individual who is looking for a career in the artisan cheese industry. We are an award winning artisan, farmstead cheese producer, located 25 miles east of Champaign/Urbana. Our world class dairy cattle produce the milk used to manufacture our cheeses. The candidate will work under the direction of the creamery manager and assistant cheesemakers in the production of our raw milk and pasteurized cheeses. In addition to cheese making responsibilities, the candidate will assist in the aging rooms, share all sanitation responsibilities, perform monthly inventory, and assist with filling and packing orders and any other tasks as they arise.

    The ideal candidate will have a background, familiarity and appreciation of artisan cheese. Some cheese making experience is desirable along with a thorough understanding of safe food handling and good manufacturing practices. The work involves extended periods of standing, lifting and bending, plus working in warm and cold, humid and wet environments. The candidate will also have the ability to work under supervision, yet work independently, be self-motivated and to perform the repetitive physical labor of cheese production, and the desire to help build our third year operation into a long term success. This position will start as a part-time but will likely extend to full-time for the right person. Benefits (life/health) are available with full-time employment.

    For a job application, please go to Ludwig Farmstead Creamery’s website.

    4/3/14 - CHEESE – FOODIE – Sales Manager NE

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    Emmi Roth USA produces award-winning, specialty cheeses in Monroe, Wisconsin. As a subsidiary of Emmi Group, our history is rich with generations of cheesemakers and dairy families making high quality cheese. Emmi Roth’s home is in Green County, Wisconsin. This geographic location allows for access to high quality milk with a strong Swiss heritage in cheesemaking. Emmi’s artisanal cheeses are crafted with pride in Switzerland, Europe and the United States.
    Emmi Roth’s Food Service team currently consists of fun, hardworking cheese lovers that highly regard this industry. We are seeking a like-minded District Sales Manager based in the Boston area. An ideal candidate would be very passionate about cheese and specialty foods. This person should have a working knowledge of the local retailers, as well as the food industry. As this is a sales position, the ideal candidate should possess an outgoing personality, be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. This job requires working from home and on the road.

    RESPONSIBLE FOR
    Execute against Sales Strategy and Direction
    Lead Customer development at designated key accounts
    Perform Broker Management with designated Brokers
    Train Broker and Distributor Sales force in Emmi Roth USA Company and products
    Ensure Broker team execute against objectives with operational excellence
    Provide Sales perspective to key Emmi Roth USA personnel
    Keep Regional Manager closely informed of all Business related activities
    Manage assigned budgets

    OPERATIONAL TASKS
    Participate in sales meetings with Distributors and Brokers in support of Emmi Roth USA Regional Manager
    Participate or make Sales presentations with, or for Distributors and Brokers ensuring Emmi Roth USA Sales objectives are achieved
    Co-ordinate and carry out operator calls with the broker’s on a continuous rotating basis
    Co-ordinate return/credit issues with distributor, end user or broker
    Co-ordinate and carry out ride-withs with all brokers in each area
    Trade Show coordination and participation where needed
    Implement Sales policies and procedures
    Provide accurate business forecast as requested

    REQUIREMENTS„
    Superior oral and written communication skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills.
    Demonstrated ability to support other staff members
    Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as skills in database management and record keeping.
    Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
    Ability to work autonomously
    Excellent time management and organizational skills
    Food industry experience a plus

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    Preferred internship or 1-2 years’ experience in RTE foods or dairy
    Active affiliation with appropriate Sales networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement preferred.
    Active affiliations with successful companies and organizations that practice effective Sales techniques.

    Emmi Roth USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Please submit your application on our website: http://www.emmirothusa.com

    4/2/14 - Manager

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    Cheesemaker wanted for growing Southern Vermont artisan cheese company, Maplebrook Farm. This motivated individual will be responsible for all aspects of cheese production, start to finish. Responsibilities include: making the cheeses we currently sell and developing new products, packaging finished products, managing a small staff, and ensuring the cheese making environment is clean, safe, and sanitary.

    Candidate should be a positive team player, who is passionate about the food industry, and excited to bring their knowledge and skills to the table. Preference given to individuals experienced in crafting cheeses, however, candidates with experience in other manufacturing/ food industry fields will also be considered. Familiarity with handling large production equipment is a plus. Hours and working days can be long, especially during our busy summer months. Please keep in mind that in the cheese industry, daily tasks can be repetitive, you will be on your feet all day long, and cleaning is a must.

    Please respond by email to jobs@maplebrookvt.com with cover letter and resume as to why you would be an excellent fit for this position! You can find more information about our company at http://www.maplebrookvt.com/.

    4/1/14 - Cheese Partnership

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    Own an Artisan Cheese Company
    Once in a lifetime opportunity!

    Tahoe Cheese is offering a 25% Partnership to a qualified Cheesemaker to handcraft cheese and manage all aspects of cheese manufacturing. No monetary investment required. Partner responsibilities include premium artisan farmstead cheese production, affinage, and packaging/shipping of finished product. Base salary, production bonus, profit sharing, relocation assistance, health and dental provided. Located in Yerington, Nevada, 89447. Cheesemaking experience required. Tahoe Cheese products are produced from a closed herd of over 5,000 cows. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of HACCP and GMP procedures. Please submit a statement of interest and resume for consideration. See www.TahoeCheese.com for corporate background information. For further details contact sales@TahoeCheese.com.

    3/20/14 - Wanted to purchase an Artisan Cheese Business

    Wanted to purchase an Artisan Cheese Business preferably in NY, CT, VT or MA.
    Will consider all possibilities.
    Currently employed as the VP, Director of Sales for an Artisanal Cheese company in VT.
    Please contact me, Julie Lamothe at 516-749-1608, jules9977@yahoo.com

    3/11/14 - Entry level cheesemaking – Hoop Breaker

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    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is increasing production in both our locations – Pike Place Market in Seattle AND in the Flatiron District of NYC. We are looking for a full time, early morning Hoop Breakers to work on the production floor and in the cold room.

    This is an entry-level, cheese making position – amazing people and product but no walk in the park – SERIOUSLY HARD WORK!

    Musts:
    - A background in food production with strict standards of work safety and sanitation.
    - Ability to lift at least 60lbs repeatedly and stand for long periods of time.
    - Availability to early work mornings shifts start between 3 & 5 AM.
    - Food handling experience required.
    - A love of all things cheese!

    Nice to haves;
    -Experience in dairy/ cheese manufacturing and/or food science an asset.
    -Experience with mechanical repair & maintenance a HUGE PLUS.

    We are hiring in both locations!!

    To apply the Seattle location in Pike Place Market;
    https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=222495

    To apply for the NYC location in the Flatiron District;
    https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=198461

    Only qualified applicants with complete information will be considered.

    Beecher’s is a non-smoking company.

    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is part of the Sugar Mountain family along with Pasta & Co, Bennett’s, Fraunhofer Meat & Fish, Liam’s, Maximus/Minimus, and the Flagship Foundation.

    3/4/14 - Cheese Making Internship

    Green Dirt Farm is a small sheep dairy located 40 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. We make handcrafted cheeses and yogurt on our farm using milk from our own Animal Welfare Approved sheep and from nearby farms. We are offering 3 month long internships, with immediate openings for anyone interested in learning more about handcrafted cheese and yogurt making. The work requires thoughtful and diligent attention to cleanliness and sanitation, a willingness to work long hours as the seasonal work load increases, the ability to lift 50 lbs and a can-do cheerfulness. We offer dormitory style housing, minimum wage (plus overtime), and the opportunity to get an insiders look at a thriving, award-winning, cheese and yogurt business. If you are interested please email Sarah with a letter describing your interests, background and availability.

    3/4/14 - Award Winning Goat Cheese Dairy For Sale

    Deborah’s Farmstead, winner of two ACS Farmstead division cheese awards, for sale. $10,000. Dairy and equipment in TX. Appr. 80 goats, 2 milk machines, 2 milk stands, misc. cheese making equipment. Walk in cooler also available for additional $2000 plus self removal. Herd is mixed Alpines and Saanens,, some pure bred, some crosses. Worm resistance was bred into herd. Very few worm problems. Owner started new biz and wants goats to go to a good home. Contact deborah300@sbcglobal.net.

    2/26/14 - Territory Sales Manager West

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    Territory Sales Manager West – Emmi Roth USA produces award-winning, specialty cheeses in Monroe, Wisconsin. As a subsidiary of Emmi Group, our history is rich with generations of cheesemakers and dairy families making high quality cheese. Emmi Roth’s home is in Green County, Wisconsin. This geographic location allows for access to high quality milk with a strong Swiss heritage in cheesemaking. Emmi’s artisanal cheeses are crafted with pride in Switzerland, Europe and the United States.

    Emmi Roth’s Specialty team currently consists of fun, hardworking cheese lovers that highly regard this industry. We are seeking a like-minded Territory Manager based in the San Francisco Bay area of California. An ideal candidate would be very passionate about cheese and specialty foods. This person should have a working knowledge of the local retailers, as well as the food industry. As this is a sales position, the ideal candidate should possess an outgoing personality, be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. This job requires working from home and on the road.

    Job Duties:
    Maintaining a call pattern with existing customers primarily located in Northern California, Southern California. Excellent customer service is required for soliciting orders, maintaining market share and general sales support.
    The ability to work independently is essential, yet, still being team player-minded.
    Travel required is approximately 50% of the time to customers for new store openings, training key customers, coordinating store merchandising efforts, etc.

    Skills Required:
    Cheese knowledge is critical to this position.
    Maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and high quality customer service is essential. This includes excellence in oral and written skills, effective time management and working knowledge of computer based programs such as Microsoft Office and Excel.
    This job requires the ability to identify new business opportunities with existing customers, new customers and new venues. This includes having the knowledge and ability to work with brokers.

    To apply, please visit our career page at: http://www.emmirothusa.com.

    2/24/14 - Cheese Course in Tuscany

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    THEORY & PRACTICE OF ITALIAN CHEESE
    25-29 May 2014
    Course extension: 30 May 2014

    Professional development course designed and led by Giancarlo Russo, National Coordinator for Slow Food Italy and buyer and stagionatore of cheese

    Organised by: Sapori e Saperi Adventures

    Course highlights
    • Spend time in the dairies of four Tuscan artisan cheesemakers who have been making cheese all their lives and form part of a continuous tradition handed down for generations
    • Four types of milk: cow, sheep, goat, buffalo
    • Types of cheese: pecorino, hard & soft cow’s milk, hard & soft goat’s milk, buffalo mozzarella
    • Ricotta (not a cheese) made from the whey of each type of milk
    • Dairies range from one-pot on gas ring on the floor to small mechanised
    • Theory sessions taught in English by Giancarlo Russo who will be present throughout the course
    • Cooking lesson using ricotta, dinner in private home, cheese & wine pairing with Giancarlo
    • Course extension 30 May: visit parmigiano reggiano dairy
    • Maximum course size: 8 people

    Course details at: http://www.sapori-e-saperi.com/component/content/article/13-courses-with-artisans/235-theory-a-practice-of-italian-cheese

    For more info & bookings contact Heather: info@sapori-e-saperi.com.

    2/12/14 - District Sales Manager West – Colorado

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    District Sales Manager West – Colorado

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Execute against East Sales Strategy and Direction within your designated territory
    • Lead Customer development at designated key accounts
    • Perform Broker Management with designated Brokers.
    • Train Broker and Distributor Sales force in Emmi-Roth USA Company and product knowledge
    • Ensure Broker team execute against “MAPS” objectives with operational excellence
    • Provide Sales perspective to key Emmi-Roth USA personnel
    • Keep Region Manager closely informed of all Business related activities within the defined territory
    • Manage assigned budgets
    • Participate in sales meetings with Distributors and Brokers in support of Emmi-Roth USA Regional Manager
    • Participate or make Sales presentations with or for Distributors and Brokers ensuring Emmi-Roth USA Sales objectives are achieved
    • Co-ordinate in store visits with the broker’s merchandisers as well as individual visits to select stores on a continuous rotating basis
    • Co-ordinate merchandising efforts with broker’s merchandisers and store personnel Handle return/credit issues with distributor, end user or broker.
    • Coordinate in-store Cooler programs, sample requests, POP requests, Demo‘s to assure compliance and execution.
    • Trade Show attendance if necessary
    • Implement Sales policies and procedures
    • Provide accurate business forecast as requested

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Superior oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other staff members.
    • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
    • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Food industry experience a plus
    • Ability to travel approximately 40%-50%

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • Five plus years of progressive leadership experience in Sales positions.
    • Specialized training in Broker Management
    • Active affiliation with appropriate Sales networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement preferred.
    • Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective Sales techniques.

    PHYSICAL DEMAND
    These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the District Sales Manager’s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the District Sales Manager’s job.
    While performing the responsibilities of the District Sales Manager’s job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    While performing the responsibilities of the District Sales Manager’s job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the District Sales Manager’s will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the District Sales Manager’s job.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

    To apply for this position please visit our career site at: http://www.emmirothusa.com.

    2/12/14 - Territory Sales Manager

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    Territory Sales Manager

    Responsible for:

    • „ Execute against Specialty cheese sales strategy and direction within your designated territory
    • „ Maintain a frequent call pattern with existing customers to penetrate the accounts and promote products of Emmi Roth USA
    • „ Assist Regional Manager in execution of Specialty cheese sales strategy
    • „ Identify new business prospects and increase cheese sales volume in territory
    • „ Participate in new store openings
    • „ Expertise in our products and capabilities
    • „ Keep current on industry trends and competitors
    • „ Train key customer representatives in Emmi Roth USA company and product knowledge
    • „ Provide sales perspective to key Emmi Roth USA personnel
    • „ Keep Regional Manager closely informed of all market and competitive activity within the territory
    • „ Manage territory to achieve the sales and profit goals of annual sales budget
    • Operational tasks
    • „ Participate in sales meetings and trainings with distributors and key customers
    • „ Travel and make In store visits to select stores on a continuous rotating basis
    • „ Thoroughly learn the broker system.
    • „ Contribute to the team’s initiative.
    • „ Work with inside sales team to execute against key customer objectives at the direction of the RM
    • „ Coordinate merchandising efforts with store personnel; handle return/credit issues with distributor, end user or broker
    • „ Work within assigned budget
    • „ Attend new store openings and conduct product trainings
    • „ Trade show attendance, sales meetings and industry events as necessary
    • „ Implement sales policies and procedures
    • „ Provide store audits, sales reports, expense reports, customer records and other reports as requested
    • „ Continue education to support advancement and self-development for career path within ERU

    Requirements

    • „ Minimum 50% travel required
    • „ Maintain professionalism, diplomacy and courtesy as a representative of the organization
    • „ Ability to work independently
    • „ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • „ Effective time management and organizational skills
    • „ Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • „ Food industry experience preferred

    Education and Experience

    • „ Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • „ Two plus years of progressive leadership experience in Sales positions.
    • „ Active affiliation with appropriate Sales networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement preferred.

    Physical Demands
    These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Territory Sales Manager’s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Territory Sales Manager’s job.

    While performing the responsibilities of the Territory Sales Manager’s job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Work Environment
    While performing the responsibilities of the Territory Sales Manager’s job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Territory Sales Manager’s will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Territory Sales Manager’s job.

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

    To apply, please visit our career page at: http://www.emmirothusa.com.

    2/5/14 - Stainless Steel Lever Cheese Press For Sale

    2 Stainless Steel Lever Cheese presses for sale. Each press has four plates and a set of weights in 2,3 and 5lbs. Dimensions are 7.5′ long by 5.5′ tall. Presses attach to draining table (not included) with stainless nuts and bolts (included). Email sales@meadowoodfarms.com for pictures and questions. $2500 for each or $4500 for the pair. Freight shipping possible.

    1/28/14 – Cheese Plant Assistant Manager

    Baetje Farms LLC in Bloomsdale, Missouri, an award-winning goat milk creamery, has a position open for an individual interested in assisting to manage all aspects of production for our French style cheeses.  This would include receiving milk, making cheese, affinage, packaging and shipping product.  Due to the very delicate, surface ripened cheeses we produce, every stage of production requires thought and judgment.  We are looking for a responsible, hard working, driven individual that also possesses grace and charm managing a team.  Cheese experience is required for this position, coupled with thorough knowledge of HACCP and GMP.  Salary is based on experience.  Please send resume with a work history to “assistant cheese maker” at info@baetjefarms.com or fax to 573-483-2875.

    1/20/14 - Smith’s Country Cheese, Inc. (SCCI) Business Opportunity

    Opportunity
    The owners of a successful farm in central Massachusetts are nearing retirement and would like to see their farm operation continue and are willing to provide a “young entrepreneur” with the opportunity to be the next generation owner.

    SCCI is a cheese operation located in Winchendon Massachusetts. It has been in business for over 25 years and is actively looking for a new manager who will have the opportunity to be the ultimate owner of this business.

    Overview
    SCCI was formed in the mid-80s as a complementary business to the 220 cow Otter River LLC dairy farm. Since that time it has grown from a niche market to nearly $1 million in annual sales.

    In 2012 the quality of SCCI was recognized when it won gold medals for their Gouda cheese at the LA International Dairy Competition and at the Big E Gold Medal Competition.

    Dave and Carol Smith, the owners of SCCI are looking for a seasoned manager who wants an opportunity to manage and then acquire a dynamic and growing business. The timing of this transition from manager to owner will depend upon skills displayed and financial position.

    Qualifications:
    The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to transition from manager to owner. The candidate can be an individual or could be a couple.
    Specific qualifications are:
    • College Degree – Preferred. Specialization in agriculture or business.
    • Passion – Critical attribute of this position. This position should be a mission, not a job!
    • Self Starter – Must be self-motivated and able to take the initiative without constant direction.
    • Social Skills – Must interact well with all personality types and levels.
    • Organization Skills – Must be highly organized to be able to work on multiple tasks in multiple businesses simultaneously.
    • Flexibility – Must be able to adapt as business conditions, personnel and weather conditions require.
    • Positive Attitude – Critical for close working relationship with owner, employees and customers.
    • History of financial success – This is not a first or even second position. What financial success have you had up to this point?

    Decision Process:
    Selection of the successful candidate will be a three step process.
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    Step One: The first step will be submission of your resume and a narrative that addresses all of the qualifications above to show that you are the right candidate for this opportunity. This submission should be emailed to the contact person detailed below.

    Step Two: From these submissions the top candidates will be interviewed by both the contact person and the farmer to determine if it is a good “fit” from both sides. Additional information will likely be requested prior to the interview. A tour of the farm operation and a preview of the farm’s financials will be made available (subject to a confidentiality agreement).

    Step Three: An offer will be made to the chosen candidate, detailing salary and benefits during the trial period, along with job expectations and job review process. An approximate transition timeline will be described but not yet formally agreed upon. A thirty day response time will be given.

    Contact:
    The contact person will be Jon Jaffe, a Farm Business Consultant with Farm Credit east who has been hired to assist in this effort. Jon can be contacted through email at OtterRiverHR@FarmCreditEast.com for more details or to apply.

    Note: Only those interested and with the ability to obtain ultimate ownership need apply. Ownership of the dairy farm business and related real estate is also an option.

    1/13/14 - Idaho Creamery Seeks Cheesemaker/Creamery Manager

    Teton Valley Creamery has been producing small-batch cheese and ice cream on Main St. in Driggs, ID, since 2010. We buy cow’s milk from a local farm to produce a line of aged and fresh cheeses and ice cream for sale at our onsite retail shop, in addition to regional restaurants, distributors, shops and seasonal farmers markets.

    We are looking for a motivated individual to lead operations. This person will oversee all aspects of running a small creamery and ice cream shop.

    Responsibilities include:
    - High quality production of cheeses and ice cream.
    - Implement and maintain HACCP and QA/QC programs.
    - Manage wholesale accounts, and retail sales in shop and farmers markets.
    - Hire, train and oversee staff for production and sales (including retail shop and farmer’s markets).
    - Work with owner on production, sales and marketing plans.
    - Operate within a budget.
    - Maintain compliance with county, state and federal requirements.
    - Maintain equipment and infrastructure in working order.

    Qualifications:
    - Organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, committed to quality and food safety.
    - Experience in small-scale cheese production required.
    - Experience in ice cream production preferred.
    - Willing to work long days, weekends and holidays.
    - Able lift 50 lbs repeatedly.
    - Able to work safely with industrial chemicals and operate sensitive equipment.
    - Must love scrubbing.
    -Attention to detail including maintaining thorough and accurate records is a must.
    -Bookkeeping and accounting will be handled off-site, though performing inventories and basic record keeping will be responsibility of the manager.

    This position is full time. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience. Benefits available.

    To apply, send brief statement of interest and resume to:
    lindsay@tvcreamery.com.

    12/30/13 - Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale

    Thriving Artisan Cheese Creamery and Goat Dairy

    Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale. New, state-of-the-art creamery for pasteurization and cheesemaking, equipped for up to 1,000 lbs/wk production and sized for more. New milking parlor with platform, cascading headgates, and low-line, clean-in-place milking system. Two barns (one new) with ample hay storage, and two small grain storage silos. Farmhouse on site. Chicken coops for 200 chickens; concrete, fenced pig sty for 25 pigs. 10 acres, approximately 7 acres of pasture. Located 10 miles from major metropolitan market and within 100 miles of Boston and New York. Established customers including restaurants and grocery stores.

    Entire business for sale – This is a ready to farm opportunity. You will have packaging, website, customers, employees etc at your fingertips. http://beechtreeranch.com

    If you are interested please email beechtreeranch @ gmail.com or call 860 * 508 * 1505.

    11/22/13 - Cheesemaker

    Shatto Milk Company is a well known dairy operation focusing on world class fluid milk, ice cream, cheese and butter. We have been in business for ten years and have won numerous national and international awards for our milk, cheese and butter. We are a cow dairy that milks about 500 cows here north of Kansas City. We are looking for a cheese maker with a strong, working-knowledge of the cheesemaking process is essential. Some professional cheesemaking experience is preferred, but not required.

    A well-qualified candidate is someone who:

    Can independently make cheese according to prescribed makes and the direction of the head cheesemaker
    Maintain accurate and consistent record-keeping in the cheese room
    Can safely and correctly operate cheese room equipment
    Assists in pathogen sampling and testing procedures
    Has familiarity with HACCP and dairy sanitation
    Will participate in the daily cleaning of tools, floors, etc.
    Effectively takes care of the cheese room and its contents
    Can work independently, yet get a long with others
    The ability to lift 50 pounds
    Must not mind hot, humid conditions, including a willingness to get wet
    Has a fantastic, super-positive attitude
    Is passionate about cheeses and committed to making the highest quality products

    For more information please visit us at shattomilk.com or contact us via phone at 816-930-3862.

    11/1/13 - Thriving Artisan Cheese Creamery and Goat Dairy For Sale

    Creamery and Farm For Sale

    Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale. New, state-of-the-art creamery for pasteurization and cheesemaking, equipped for up to 1,000 lbs/wk production and sized for more. New milking parlor with platform, cascading headgates, and low-line, clean-in-place milking system. Two barns (one new) with ample hay storage, and two small grain storage silos. Farmhouse on site. Chicken coops for 200 chickens; concrete, fenced pig sty for 25 pigs. 10 acres, approximately 7 acres of pasture. Located 10 miles from major metropolitan market and within 100 miles of Boston and New York. Established customers including restaurants and grocery stores.

    If you are interested please email creameryandfarm.forsale@gmail.com or call 860 * 508 * 1505.

    5/2/12 – Make Your Own Nutrition Facts Labels

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