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    Do you have a job opening? Equipment for sale?

    ACS allows for classified ads to be posted for 30 days starting at $25 for ACS members or $35 for non-members.  Your ad will be viewable to a targeted audience of ACS members, as well as other industry members and the general public who visit this website daily. For an additional $5, you can include your company logo or a photo of the equipment you’re selling.   If you desire to have your ad placed longer than 90 days, please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788.

    4/27/16 – QC/HARPC Coordinator

    Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods is hiring! We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our Cheese Team at Cowgirl Creamery. We are a producer, distributor and retailer of fine artisan cheese from all over California, USA and Europe.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    • Updates and maintains HARCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
    • Leads all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
    • Keeps current all licenses and fees applicable to production and ensure that Production Facilities are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
    • Updates employee training manual. Establish employee training guidelines and goals.
    • Renews Annual Organic Certification.
    • Performs Monthly Food Safety Audits.
    • Performs and tracks Environmental and Product testing.
    • Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient traceability checks.
    • Performs related duties as assigned by Production Manager & Operations Director.

    Job Requirements

    • HACCP Certified.
    • BS Degree in Food or Dairy Science or related field and experience in Quality Control.
    • Knows company policies, safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.
    • Communicates effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
    • Takes direction and follow instructions accurately.
    • Works well with peers and supervisors in team process.
    • Maintains excellent attendance
    • Must be able routinely lift up to 20 lbs.
    • Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Must be comfortable working in multi-task and deadline driven work environment.

    This is a full-time position Monday-Friday. Pay is $20 or DOE. We offer paid-time off, sick pay, health and dental benefits, 401 K, and a discount on cheese!

    If you are interested in the position, please send us a PDF or in the body of the email, a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references. Jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com We look forward to hearing from you!

    4/27/16 – Cheesmonger Wanted

    Restaurant in Santa Monica, California is now hiring a full time cheesemonger.

    Requirements

    • Must be a team player
    • Polite
    • Keep a clean-work space
    • Available to work night shifts and weekends

    To apply, please send resume to Elena at ilamas36@hotmail.com.

    4/20/16 – Hospitality and Sensory Support

    About Us

    We are a mission based company working to preserve Vermont’s agricultural soils and working landscape through farmstead cheese production. A leader in the cheese industry, we are located in the beautiful, rolling hills of Greensboro, VT. The Jasper Hill Family of Businesses includes two farms, two creameries and a cheese aging facility that also houses our shipping and sales departments.

    Position Summary

    We are looking for a dynamic, organized, self-motivated and engaging person to be the face of our company; a qualified individual to coordinate customer and global industry-expert hospitality as well as to organize and execute regular product evaluations for our sensory team. Early mornings to get the coffee started on some days and nights spent by the campfire on others are to be expected. This behind-the-scenes support person will work hard to set up and maintain events and sensory staff tastings bolstering the efforts of our current hospitality, sales and sensory staff in the complex and exciting work they do.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Hospitality coordination – guiding visitors in for a landing and ensuring they are well fed and cared for during a productive visit
    • On-site guidance of visitors and coordination of visits to other departments
    • Organization and leading of cheese tastings with visitors
    • Local event and class coordination, taking the lead with set-up and break-down
    • Coordination of regular sensory evaluations – scheduling, set-up, data collection and clean-up along with maintenance of ‘tasting inventory’
    • General customer service – picking up the phone or email thread and taking decisive action, all with a charming and professional demeanor

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Able to problem solve and find resolutions
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Good written and verbal skills
    • Background in cheese or specialty food a plus

    To Apply

    Contact us at work@cellarsatjasperhill.com and visit www.jasperhillfarm.com/employment for more information or to fill out an application.

    4/20/16 – Head Cheesemaker Position

    We are looking for a head cheesemaker at Cricket Creek Farm to work with the creamery manager and apprentices to make our several award winning cheeses.

    Cricket Creek Farm is a small grass-based dairy in Western Massachusetts. We make several award-winning cheeses from the milk of our herd of Brown Swiss and Jersey cows (currently milking about 25 cows). In addition to the cheese, we sell raw milk from our farm store. We also raise pigs and beef, and have an on-farm bakery. We make all our own hay for our cows that we feed out during the winter.

    The head cheese maker must have experience making a variety of hard and soft cheeses, and experience in sanitation and maintenance of a creamery. Work includes involvement in all aspects of running our farmstead creamery.

    Job Description

    • Overseeing the production of all the cheeses in our current repertoire (8 cheeses).
    • Taking the lead on enforcing the maintenance and sanitation protocols. This includes all equipment maintenance in the creamery.
    • Teaching apprentices all facets of cheese making, both informally (during the work day) and also during “cheese school” on occasional afternoons.
    • Troubleshoot recipes/inconsistencies with the products as needed and help apprentices refine their practices and work out problems with the cheeses as appropriate.
    • Maintaining all required records, inventories, recipes, and data collected.
    • Enforcing schedules, bringing an upbeat and positive attitude, being a leader on the farm.
    • We expect the person in this position to always be on time, always stick to a tight schedule, keep other people on track, and bring positive energy and enthusiasm to work every day.

    We are located in Williamstown, MA – a small college town in the northern Berkshires. Williamstown has a great independent movie theater, the Clark Art museum, a wonderful theater festival in the summertime and several great restaurants. We are surrounded by preserved land with many hiking trails. Nearby is Mass MOCA, Tanglewood, and many lovely small towns. Williamstown is 3 hours from Boston and 3 1/2 hours from NYC.

    Compensation: We provide a modest salary, some food, and possibly housing (to be determined).

    Communication: Communication is of paramount importance here. We strive to create a work environment that is comfortable, open, clear, and honest for everyone. Every week we have a staff meeting, during which everyone sits down together to review the week and any upcoming news. During this meeting everyone shares personal highlights and difficulties of the previous week. It is also an opportunity to openly discuss any farm happenings.

    Length of commitment: We are looking for at least a 2-year commitment, but ideally seeking a candidate that is interested in a long-term position.

    Application process and timeline: We are hiring on a rolling basis. We highly encourage a visit from any serious applicant. We do have space available to house an applicant overnight, and a 2 to 3-day visit is ideal. Working and spending some time together will help let us determine whether you will be a good fit for the farm, and will help give you a better sense of us.

    The first step is to answer the questions on our website (www.cricketcreekfarm.com) under the Employment tab, and send us the responses along with a current resume, cover letter, and 3 references. Reference letters are not required, but are helpful. Based on the responses, we will contact you to set up a phone interview and potentially a visit. Please send all application materials to info@cricketcreekfarm.com or call (413) 458-5888 if you have questions.

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    4/17/16 – Cheese Grading Assistant

    Primary Purpose: To ensure high quality cheese samples are selected, stocked and shipped when needed

    Responsibilities:

    • Evaluating cheese samples for quality and flavor
    • Packaging and shipment of samples
    • Stocking and monitoring the cheese sample cabinet, ensuring items stocked are of premium quality and within proper code dates
    • Actively develop cheese knowledge and palate for distinguishing flavors and profiles
    • The job description is a summary of core functions and responsibilities of the position and is not an all-inclusive list of job duties. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

    Education, Experience, Qualities and Skills Required:

    • Experience working with cheese (Cheese shop, cheesemonger or other related experience)
    • Thorough, with a strong attention to detail
    • Good palate (able to distinguish tastes and flavors)
    • Good computer skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Customer focused and able to work with a sense of urgency
    • Able to travel as needed

    Work Environment:

    • This position will frequently work in a refrigerated environment where cheese is stored. Packing and shipping work will involve lifting, carrying and assembling packages. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

    Email your resume to Human Resources at asubrt@arthurschuman.com.

    4/6/16 – Dairy Processor – Cheesemaker

    A farm, part of a large estate in the northwest hills of Connecticut, is seeking a cheesemaker/dairy processor to develop a line of dairy products from a breed of heritage cattle. The farm is devoted to preserving the Randall Lineback by developing a brand with the cattle. The dairy farm is seasonal and exercises rotational grazing during the summer months. The ideal candidate will be capable of developing products which suit the seasonality of the dairy farm, the cattle and growing with the operation.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and development of hard, soft cheeses and fresh dairy products
    • Pasteurizing and processing milk
    • Recordkeeping
    • Ensure cleanliness of the facility
    • Developing HACCP plans
    • Monitoring milk quality

    Qualifications

    • Previous dairy plant experience
    • S. degree in a related field

    Requirements

    • A passion for dairy production and processing
    • Enthusiasm towards building a brand
    • Able to problem solve, work independently, and pay attention to detail
    • Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

    Compensation

    • Generous salary
    • Medical insurance coverage
    • Paid vacation
    • 401K, after one year

    Please send resume and cover letter to: John Lundeen, Livestock Manager at Rock Cobble Farm.  Email: rcfcattle@ahboffice.com

    4/6/16 – Cheese and Yogurt Making Position

    Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery, a growing, award winning artisan sheep milk cheeses (blue cheeses, bloomy-rind cheeses) and yogurt business located in upstate New York, is seeking a person who has a strong work ethic, positive attitude, passion for making high quality cheeses and yogurts, and an ability to communicate and work in a team environment. Cheese and/or yogurt making experiences are desirable along with the important personal traits.

    Salary will be determined on personal qualities and work experiences. A health plan is offered.

    Interested applicants may review the website www.oldchathamsheepherding.com and email resumes and references to: allyson@blacksheepcheese.com.

    3/7/16 – Experienced Cheesemaker

    Nature’s Harmony, a small producer of award-winning, handmade cheese in Northeast Georgia, is looking to add an experienced cheesemaker to our team in Elberton.

    We use fresh, raw milk from our neighboring dairy and sell to a variety of restaurants and retailers through an exclusive distributor relationship. We hand-make four cheeses (Raclette, Gruyere-style, Cheddar, Blue) and currently make each day starting with 1,000 lbs of milk. Our plan is to expand in the near future.

    Position description:

    • Production of farm cheeses including affinage and continued recipe development.
    • Record keeping including HACCP/HARPC, product tracking, inventory, good note taking.
    • Creamery cleaning, maintenance, equipment needs.

    Required experience

    • At least 3 years of proven cheese-making experience in a commercial setting.
    • Must be passionate about bringing excellent cheese to the chef and retailer community.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to julie@naturesharmonyfarm.com for consideration.  www.naturesharmonyfarm.com

    3/7/16 – SF Ferry Building Cheesemonger Supervisor

    Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building is hiring a Supervisor! We are looking for a solid, driven, and passionate individual who loves the world of food and wants to sell cheese! Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.

    Job purpose:

    Responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by managers, upholding high standards of customer service, maintaining proper care and display of cheese, and training new staff.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Exemplifies excellent customer service.
    • Builds long-term sales and customer loyalty. You are a people person!
    • Trains and motivate staff.
    • Maintains clean, full & enticing display of cheese and retail products.
    • Maintains clean and safe work environment.
    • Performs opening, closing and inventory duties as scheduled.
    • Prepares and submits daily sales reports.
    • Communicates efficiently and patiently to customers and staff
    • Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

    Job requirements:

    • Excellent salesmanship and multi-tasking ability
    • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
    • Knowledge of Google Drive, POS.
    • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
    • Previous work in the cheese industry and/or retail sales (prior leadership roles are a plus but we believe with the willingness to learn and a good work ethic, the right candidate can be trained)

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently.
    • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
    • Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
    • Ability to stand and work for long periods of time.

    The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great customer service skills and a passion for selling cheese. We are looking for someone who wants to work hard, go the extra mile and choose to do the right thing. This position is high energy with extensive customer contact. \

    We are looking for a full-time, long-term commitment with someone willing to develop a lasting partnership with our staff, clientele and company. Immediate availability is a plus.

    Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, health and dental care, 401k, and a discount on cheese!

    If interested, please respond with a brief cover letter, resume and 2 references included in the body of the text or as a PDF.   Thank you – We look forward to hearing from you!

    3/2/16 – QC/HACCP Coordinator

    Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods
    Location: Petaluma, CA, Point Reyes, CA, San Francisco, CA

    Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods is hiring! We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our Cheesemaking Team at Cowgirl Creamery. We are a producer, distributor and retailer of fine artisan cheese from all over California, USA and Europe.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    • Updates and maintains HACCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
    • Leads all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
    • Keeps current all licenses and fees applicable to production and ensure that Production Facilities are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
    • Updates employee training manual. Establish employee training guidelines and goals.
    • Renews Annual Organic Certification.
    • Performs Monthly Food Safety Audits.
    • Performs and tracks Environmental and Product testing.
    • Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient traceability checks.
    • Performs related duties as assigned by Production Manager & Operations Director.

    Job Requirements

    • HACCP Certified.
    • BS Degree in Food or Dairy Science or related field and experience in Quality Control.
    • Knows company policies, safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.
    • Communicates effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
    • Takes direction and follow instructions accurately.
    • Works well with peers and supervisors in team process.
    • Maintains excellent attendance
    • Must be able routinely lift up to 20 lbs.
    • Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to stoop and reach on a regular basis.
    • Must be comfortable working in multi-task and deadline driven work environment.

    This is a full-time position Monday-Friday. Pay is $20 or DOE. We offer paid-time off, sick pay, health and dental benefits, 401 K, and a discount on cheese!

    If you are interested in the position, please send as a PDF or in the body of the email, a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

    2/15/16 – Affineur

    The job of the Affineur is to manage all operations of the Cheese Caves facility to bring higher quality cheeses to market in perfect condition. The Affineur provides support to promotion and education programs with the Cheese departments through a passion and expert knowledge of cheese. This position works collaboratively, taking direction from Cheese Merchandising office, to grow sales through product selection, promotional planning, and discovering ways to differentiate Wegmans as a destination for specialty cheeses. The position is responsible for building relationships internally with Merchants and Store Operations leaders as well as externally, working with suppliers throughout the cheese industry worldwide.

    Achieving Results

    • Manage the Cheese Caves facility to ensure product quality, freshness, food safety, and efficiency to cultivate cheese sales while continuously growing the bottom line
    • Maintain a passion for the products to gain a strong familiarity of the category and make better decisions about where and how we grow our business; being sure to adjust strategies as necessary and maintain both a proactive and reactive mindset for the overall success of the category and the business
    • Remain ahead of the changing needs and purchasing habits of our customer by recognizing areas of opportunity and identifying gaps in the category and position Wegmans as first to the market with new products
    • Seek out current and emerging trends and present trend analysis to Category Merchants; helping Merchants meet the constantly changing needs of our target customers

    Continuously Improving Results

    • Improve and ensure the product quality and inventory levels of the cheeses that flow through the Cheese Caves Facility
    • Develop and establish all food safety, product flow, product tracking, and overall functioning of the facility
    • Work closely with the VP and Merchants in the planning phases for each season to determine the focus cheeses, how they will be promoted, and the projections/timing of the product
    • Create new cheeses unique to Wegmans; ensuring proper documentation (recipes, lot tracking, microbiology and shelf-life testing, etc.)
    • Create organizational planning to meet production deadlines and increase the overall efficiency of finishing the cheeses
    • Build and maintain long-standing relationships with cheese makers using direct contact to ensure proper planning and logistics, and to influence any changes in packaging or timing of the product
    • Manage any and all supply chain challenges either directly or by utilizing Cheese Merchandising office
    • Using expertise and experience in production management to think creatively and productively while meeting company deadlines, quality, safety, and financial goals

    Ensuring High Quality Products & Ingredients

    Utilize Cheese expertise and knowledge to grow cheese passion throughout the Cheese department as well as throughout the company; serve as the subject matter expert for cheese knowledge

    Ensure that product quality and safety is maintained throughout the product lifecycle

    Keep up to date on cheese-making techniques, AOC regulations, animal health, grazing pastures, cheese seasons, microbiology, “cave dynamics” such as air flow and humidity, and sensory attributes of cheese

    Improve the quality of the cheeses using expertise and experience while maintaining all food safety standards

    Represent the Cheese department throughout the company; acting in the interest of increasing sales by saturating cheese influence throughout company initiatives

    Educate customers, employees and business partners about products to create excitement and passion around products and programs as needed

    Living Who We Are

    • Provide each employee the opportunity to be successful by ensuring necessary resources are available, performance reviews and feedback are provided in a timely manner, and employees continuously improve and enjoy working for Wegmans
    • Lead by example and use the Who We Are philosophy and Wegmans Policies to create an empowering and safe work environment
    • Teach, encourage, and empower employees to take on new responsibilities while utilizing training and career development planning tools to monitor progress
    • Maintain and encourage two-way communication by reaching out and getting to know all employees
    • Accept diversity of people and thought by leveraging differences to make the department stronger, and listening to others’ perspectives and including them in decision making processes
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or related field
    • 2 or more years of Affinage experience
    • Proficient in Windows-based software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Actively communicate the company vision and values to all and ensure work is completed in line with the organization’s priorities and goals (integrates Who We Are & What We Do)
    • Managing change by gaining a commitment to change using patience, two-way communication and developing a clear picture of the future while supporting our people through transitions and deep rooting the change in their areas
    • Conduct accurate cost benefit analysis in order to invest where most the value is added
    • Show a customer solutions focus, listening to customers and making decisions with their current and future needs in mind, focusing efforts on building customer relationships and providing incredible service
    • Easily build relationships with others, gaining trust and support, finding common ground and using team-based approaches to solve problems and achieve goals
    • Comfortable managing through systems, making things work through others without being there; establishing and communicating a clear direction that allows managing from a distance
    • Exhibit enthusiasm & knowledge, leveraging available resources to seek out the best quality products and solutions that we are proud of and meet our high standard
    • Ability to influence or cause change in thought or actions through verbal and written communications

    If you are interested in this position, please contact Natalie at natalie.antinore@wegmans.com.

    2/15/16 – Cheesemaking Intern/Apprentice

    Green Dirt Farm is a small, award winning sheep dairy and creamery in Weston, Missouri. Our quest is to produce the highest quality cheese and yogurt using milk from happy, healthy animals. We are currently accepting applications for Creamery Apprentices and Interns for the 2016 season.

    This is a unique opportunity to learn about making handcrafted cheese and yogurt. Work in the Cheese Kitchen is fun and rewarding; but it is also hard word. Cheesemaking involves lots of cleaning and menial tasks that are a crucial part of production. The hours can be long and the work difficult; but if that doesn’t scare you away, Green Dirt Farm can be a place for you to push your boundaries, grow creatively, and gain a unique skill set.

    Position Description: Both the Intern and Apprentice positions involve receiving milk, packaging product, cleaning equipment, flipping cheese, washing cheese, assisting with cheesemaking procedures, and more. Interns agree to a 4 month commitment and receive a monthly stipend, while Apprentices agree to a full season commitment and receive an hourly wage. Both opportunities can evolve into long-term employment, if mutually agreeable.

    Housing: On Farm, rustic, dormitory-style housing is provided. The space houses up to 4 people, (2 per room) with a shared bathroom, common space, and kitchen.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Diligent attention to cleanliness and sanitation, as well as the ability to grasp the reasons behind these practices
    • Positive attitude, especially in the face of adversity or failure
    • A team-oriented mindset; ability to communicate, ask questions, voice concerns, and work to problem-solve
    • Ability to be meticulous and detail oriented
    • An eagerness to learn
    • Ability to work 10 hours on your feet
    • Schedule flexibility and willingness to work long hours, especially during the busy season
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
    • Willingness to work under uncomfortable conditions; including hot and humid areas, as well as coolers and walk in freezers
    • Commitment to making a high quality, artisan product
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Nice to have, but not required:

    • Previous food-handling experience
    • Familiarity with HACCP
    • Cheesemaking knowledge
    • Dairy or agricultural background
    • An intense and unequivocal passion for all things cheese

    If interested, please send resume and cover letter to rachel@greendirtfarm.com

    2/10/16 – Assistant Cheesemaker

    Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long valley, NJ produces over 30 raw milk cheeses from the milk of sheep, goats and cows milked at the farm.  An Assistant Cheesemaker is needed for production and management duties in our make room. Promotion to full cheese-maker position will likely follow shortly.

    Duties include daily production and support of the creamery’s many business activities including agritourism, wine/cheese dinners and the meltkraft grilled cheese restaurant chain.
    Join a young innovative team at a very exciting time for our growth!

    If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Eran at info@valleyshepherd.com.

    www.valleyshepherd.com

    www.meltkraft.com

    2/3/16 – Store Operations Manager, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

    The Store Operations Manager is responsible for leading the personnel and daily business operations of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine Retail Store. At all times, the Operations Manager exemplifies the Pastoral customer service model. In addition to leading the staff, the Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction, merchandising, managing the inventory, ordering of food/beverage supplies, and optimizing efficiency and profits through management by the numbers. The retail leadership reports to the Operations Manager.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Cultivate and leads a diverse, inclusive, safe, and teamwork-driven workplace committed to offering unparalleled customer service, both to guests and to one another
    • Maintain guest satisfaction by monitoring, evaluating, and auditing food, beverage, product, and service offerings; initiate improvements; build relationships with frequent patrons
    • Maintain retail operations by enhancing current policies and standard operating procedures pertaining to customer service and personnel management; implement improvements to heighten guest experience and employee satisfaction
    • Develop, implement, and monitor budget; establish and maintain effective revenue management techniques to maximize revenue; create and analyze financial reports and communicate successes and challenges
    • Control purchases and inventory; negotiate fair prices and contracts; coordinate with Purchasing team to develop preferred supplier lists; analyze variances and takes corrective actions; ensure proper vouchering of invoices
    • Partner with Senior Manager of Human Resources in all matters pertaining to the full life cycle of employment with all restaurant and retail staff
    • Maintain cleanliness of facility and displays; delegate the execution of store merchandising; comply with health and legal regulations; maintain security systems
    • Identify maintenance issues, perform or oversee preventative maintenance; fix minor equipment malfunction when appropriate; communicate to Facilities Operations Manager about equipment and structural needs, gaining permission for large scale repairs or equipment replacement
    • Develop in-house promotions and tastings of products; oversee the planning and execution of promotions; develop and execute weekly sales initiatives and games based around store goals
    • Accomplish company goals through effective management; explore opportunities to add value to operations and job accomplishments; implement and measure programs that reduce costs and labor, create efficiencies, and increase profit
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    • 2-4 years of lead management experience in a full service restaurant or retail operation; proven ability to successfully manage a line(s) of business strongly preferred
    • Ability to build, develop, and lead teams; proven record of managing teams to success
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply them into business strategies and tactics
    • Demonstrated financial acumen
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with Excel spreadsheet management required
    • Commitment to outstanding customer service skills and operational excellence
    • Previous P&L management responsibility
    • City of Chicago Certified Food Service Manager
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks POS preferred but not required

    Work Conditions

    • Ability to work 50-60 hours a week, including nights and weekends
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet business needs
    • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing up to 45 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion

    Work in hot and cold temperatures; works with kitchen equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines

    1/30/16 – Social Enterprise Creamery in Rwanda

    Are you interested in using your dairy expertise to influence a developing country and positively impact the poor? Would you like to spend 6-12 months or more living in Africa?

    The Artisanal Cheesemaking Center of Excellence (ACCE) is launching a social enterprise creamery in the country of Rwanda, and is hiring adventurous dairy professionals who are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create quality products while impacting thousands of lives. The vision of ACCE is “to pioneer breakthrough in barriers limiting development of dairy in Rwanda, produce high quality products and provide leadership and inspiration to the sector, while directly and positively impacting the poor.” ACCE enjoys the support of a number of award-winning cheese and dairy professionals, premier universities, and international development organizations.

    Rwanda is well known for a period of ethnic violence in 1994 known as the Rwandan Genocide, but in the last twenty years has emerged as a development success story. The capital Kigali has grown to become one of the safest and cleanest cities on the continent with a large international community. ACCE is led by a multinational team consisting of Americans and East Africans.

    ACCE is offering 6-12 month fellowships in technical positions commensurate with the applicant’s experience; Fellows are provided a stipend to offset costs of living. Full-time senior management positions are also available to qualified applicants. For more information and to request application instructions, email info@accerwanda.com.