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    American Cheese Society Classifieds

    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.

    6/22 – 7/22: Cave Manager

    Saxelby Cheesemongers is New York’s first cheese shop devoted to locally sourced cheeses. Saxelby’s sells a premier selection of regional farmstead cheese to retail customers in our Essex Market shop as well as a growing number of restaurants and shops throughout the city.We pride ourselves on selecting cheeses from small producers who farm sustainably with respect for their land and animals. The range of cheeses available at Saxelby Cheesemongers changes throughout the year as we work with and celebrate the seasonal nature of cheesemaking.

    We are looking for a Cave Manager extraordinaire for our warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    Responsibilities

    • Communicating with wholesale and mail order customers
    • Prepare and dispatch mail order and wholesale orders
    • Communication with sales team, Manhattan store and delivery team
    • Inventory management
    • Cheese care and quality control
    • Receiving cheese
    • Administrative tasks: generate order sheets, delivery routes, sales reports
    • Train and manage delivery team and production assistants

    Requirements

    • At least 5 years of retail/wholesale sales experience in specialty artisan cheese
    • Very organized and detail oriented
    • Excellent communication skills, via email, phone or text
    • Proficient in Google docs
    • Capable of managing projects independently
    • Candidate must be willing and able to do physical labor, as this position entails working on your feet, and lifting and moving heavy objects

    To apply – submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@saxelbycheese.com.

    6/20 – 7/20: Cheesemongers Needed

    Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building is hiring dedicated Cheesemongers to work in our NEW, BEAUTIFUL remodeled shop. We are offering premium pay for CCP Mongers. We are looking for solid, driven, passionate individuals who love the world of food and want to sell cheese! Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store, located at the epicenter of all things local and delicious, that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.

    Job purpose: Selling quality cheese while providing a memorable experience, and delivering the highest standard of customer service.

    Requirements

    • The ideal candidates will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great customer service and salesmanship skills.
    • Weekend availability is a must. Immediate open availability and cheese knowledge is a plus!
    • This is an opportunity to be a part of a fantastic company whose roots are deep in the industry. We will train the right person!

    Compensation

    • Starting pay is $14 or DOE.
    • Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!

    If you are interested in joining our fun, cheese-loving team, please respond to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com with a cover letter, resume and 2 references. We look forward to hearing from you!

    6/20 – 9/20: Cheesemonger

    Caputo Cheese Market, with locations in Melrose Park and Lake Forest, IL. is seeking all levels of cheesemongers to join our team. Caputo Cheese Market offers over 1000 cheeses to consumers as well as a full deli, bakery, grocery and meat department. Caputo Cheese Market is open to the public 7 days a week. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Greet customers, engage customers, provide highest level of customer service.
    • Stock grocery shelves.
    • Cut, wrap and price cheese.
    • Slice, package and price deli meats.
    • Prepare various deli salads and sandwiches.
    • Check code dates on products. Rotate products to ensure a fresh display by removing out-of-date products.
    • Prepare and serve restaurant and cafe food and drink such as sandwiches, coffee, tea, baked goods, etc.
    • Cleaning and sanitizing deli cases as well as retail floor. Sweeping, mopping, cleaning or clearing of tables. Garbage removal.
    • Sample product. Highlight, display and merchandise cheese products.
    • Follow and comply with all applicable health and sanitation procedures and adhere to safe work practices.
    • Operate and sanitize all Grocery equipment in a safe and proper manner.

    Requirements

    Caputo Cheese Market team member must be at least 17 years old and have good communication skills. In a fast paced environment, each team member must be willing to engage multiple customers and transition to multiple departments at all times. Team members sometimes are required to lift boxes that could weigh up to 50 lbs. Be punctual and be willing to work.

    Starting hourly pay at $15/hr. Advancement to management level is available and expected.

    Contact Morgan LaPorte, Human Resources at mlaporte@caputocheese.com.

    6/14 – 7/14: Assistant Cheesemaker

    Briar Rose Creamery is a small, artisan goat cheese producer that has been hand-crafting award-winning goat cheese since 2010. We are looking for an Assistant Cheesemaker to join our team and work with the Head Cheesemaker. We want someone who has a passion for the craft and excited by the science behind cheesemaking. No dairy animals here, we just make cheese.

    The ideal candidate will be a part of the cheesemaking team. He or she will have hands-on experience in each step of Briar Rose Creamery’s cheesemaking process, from milk to market. This job is 40+ hours, four days a week, including Saturdays. There is room for growth for the right candidate.

    Qualifications:

    • Cheesemaking experience is huge, but will train the right person.
    • Perform repetitive job duties calmly, efficiently, with a positive, take charge attitude.
    • Quick thinking, self-starter, with an eagerness to learn and a keen eye for details.
    • Must have good upper-body strength, must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
    • Able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
    • Can stand on his/her feet for hours at a time.
    • Able to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Kitchen/bakery, and food preparation experience is a plus.

    Job Requirements

    • Safely make a variety of fresh and aged goat cheeses and age them to maturity.
    • Handle milk, stir, scoop, and transform it into cheese according to prescribed procedures.
    • Clean all equipment including hoses, pumps (disassemble and reassemble), molds, gaskets, valves, clamps, shelves, carts, tanks, buckets, filters, etc.
    • Monitor and attend to cheeses during the cheese aging period.
    • Assisting in legal antibiotic testing procedures.
    • Understand and follow state and federal cheesemaking requirements and regulations including milk testing and required pasteurizer operator licensing exam (we’ll train you.)
    • Assist with product traceability and our HACCP-based food safety program.
    • Cheesemaking is 75% cleaning. Clean floors, walls, and equipment every day.
    • Light office work with Quickbooks, invoicing customers, taking orders.
    • Interact with wholesale and retail customers.
    • Maintain inventory of ingredients, cleaning supplies, packaging.

    This is a physically demanding, fast-paced job. Tasks include learning all aspects of our cheesemaking process and leading the production of cheese on occasion, packaging and wrapping fresh and aged cheese, working in cold cheese cellars, rotating refrigerated stocks, occasional deliveries, and doing dishes. Our creamery has a small farm store and everyone helps sell cheese on weekends. Some days are long but we like to have fun while making very tasty goat cheese.

    The cheese is made at Briar Rose Creamery’s cheesemaking facility outside of Dundee, 27 miles and one hour southwest of Portland.

    Hourly compensation depends on experience.

    Ready to make some amazing cheese? Send us a PDF of your resume and cover letter to info@briarrosecreamery.com. Tell us why you want to make cheese!

    6/7 – 7/7: Quality Assurance Manager

    The Quality Assurance Manager will coordinate food safety, sanitation, quality audits and follow up processes; identify gaps and implement solutions. They will also provide technical oversight to selected facilities as part of field group function, and assist in all aspects of lab management. This includes Regulatory Compliance of Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Security, Pest Control, SQF and Weights and Measures. Individual will also assist in leading two plants with all third party audits.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Develop and manage a product quality and environmental testing program
    • Keep accurate and complete records of all tests performed
    • Improve and manage our HACCP program
    • Lead any State, Federal, or third party audits
    • Develop and implement procedures
    • Schedule, lead and report monthly self -walk through inspections
    • Oversee the Hold/Release program
    • Initiate and complete mock recalls
    • Provides production support in areas of Quality Assurance
    • Establish and maintain policy for documentation of all products
    • Implement ongoing quality improvement processes working with team members
    • Develop and manage trainings of team members in all aspects of food safety
    • Anticipate program release problems and take corrective action to resolve and achieve commitments
    • Manages the planning and execution of product testing efforts, including all associated resources to meet committed delivery dates

    Requirements:

    • BS in Food Science, Microbiology or related
    • 5 years in a supervisory role in a food quality plant
    • Dairy and Cheese experience preferred
    • GMP, HACCP, Sanitation, Pest Control experience

    Please send cover letter and resume to info@maplebrookvt.com.

    5/26 – 7/26: Assistant Cheesemaker

    Cowgirl Creamery is hiring! We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our cheesemaking team at Cowgirl Creamery in beautiful Pt. Reyes, California.

    Assistant Cheesemakers help with the daily cheese making process and ensure we are making safe, tasty cheese. We work in compliance with food safety policies and local and federal regulations. Candidates will assist the Lead Cheesemaker in meeting daily production goals and keeping the creamery clean and orderly. The position is fast paced and requires physical work.

    Primary Creamery Duties:

    • Scoops curds into forms.
    • Brines cheese.
    • Wraps cheese.
    • Works in our cheese aging rooms turning and caring for cheese.
    • Cleans and sanitizes equipment and utensils.
    • We have lots of stainless steel equipment and it sparkles.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lb frequently, and to lift and carry up to 10 lb continuously.
    • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
    • Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
    • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

    The ideal applicant is reliable, efficient, has good communication skills, a positive attitude and loves cheese! This is an opportunity to be a part of a fantastic company whose roots are deep in the industry and whose growth has no limit. We will train the right person!

    This is an hourly, full-time position. Workdays are Monday-Friday with the possibility of a few Saturday shifts a year. Starting salary $14.00 or DOE.

    Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, sick pay, paid time off and a discount on cheese!

    If you are interested in joining our stellar, fun team, please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    5/25 – 6/25: Regional Sales Manager (Midwest/Central)

    Cypress Grove is one of America’s best-known and fastest-growing artisan cheese producers. We are proud of the joy our award-winning goat cheese brings to people and of the strong relationships we’ve built with our partners for 33 years. It took a lot of hard working, creative and talented people to get where we are today and we need a Regional Sales Manager (Midwest Central) to help us get even further.Is That You?

    Are you a self-motivated, organized, and energetic doer who can flexibly work out of your home and travel regularly in a large territory? Are you a creative and critical thinker who is slightly obsessed with solving problems, especially for others? Can you wear multiple hats and thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments? Do you have the natural desire to share knowledge and own the confidence to do it in front of a large group of strangers? Do you get a kick out of figuring out what a customer needs, developing a solution for them and making sure your ideas happen? Are you a food enthusiast who’s already thinking about their next meal? Would you enjoy being around people who take their work and fun seriously? Are you jumping up and down and yelling, “Yes, yes. That is so me!” If so, let’s talk.

    The Gig

    • WORK THE MARKET – Amplify sales volume, optimize distribution, build promotional strategies, increase merchandising impact, expand networks, and take charge of the overall success of accounts in the Midwest and Central U.S Region
    • RALLY THE TROOPS – Reach, educate, and delight customers with Cypress Grove’s brand and products whenever and wherever possible while strengthening relationships and brand awareness with distributors, retailers, cheesemongers and consumers across the entire supply chain
    • BE THE FACE – Be the key point of contact and face for Cypress Grove by establishing incredible customer service and being everyone’s favorite person to work with in your area
    • PLAY ON A TEAM – Actively collaborate with the sales team and cross-functioning teams to create and implement sales strategy through promotional programs, trainings, tradeshows, and events
    • LEARN AND TEACH – Be the expert of Cypress Grove and the eyes for Cypress Grove, persistently exploring the specialty food market for insight and data to help the company and its partners drive decisions and optimize territory strategy

    The Ideal Candidate Is…

    • A proud resident of the Greater Chicago Area (preferred) or Dallas/Fort Worth Area who isn’t afraid to hit the road hard, and often, to reach a large territory
    • A curious learner with a bachelor’s degree and 4-5+ years of sales experience
    • A proactive, goal-oriented, and motivated self-starter who doesn’t wait around for someone to tell them what to do next
    • An organized multi-tasker who can prioritize, juggle and follow through on tasks and projects without getting overwhelmed easily
    • A collaborative team player with the eagerness to share knowledge with others and the humility to learn from them too
    • A fun, charismatic, and personable communicator who can talk to anyone at a party, on the phone, on the computer, and especially in front of large crowds
    • A tech-savvy and resourceful worker who knows how to leverage tools to work efficiently and effectively with customers and team members in multiple geographic locations
    • A customer-focused strategist who loves the challenge of delighting and serving different types of customers and their varying needs
    • A flexible thinker who can adapt and switch gears quickly with a fast-growing company in a fast-changing industry
    • A passionate foodie with a hunger for cheese and NAILING IT.

    The Perks

    • A unique opportunity to make a big impact in a small but fast-growing food company
    • An exciting role on a team that takes their work and fun seriously
    • A shared interest in your career development with a professional education allowance
    • An abundant cheese supply to share with family and friends
    • Strong base salary with bonus plan

    Apply Now: So your job is cut out for you. Let’s find out if you are cut out for the job.  Complete the online application form and attach: Cover Letter & Résumé. First review of applications Friday June 10th. Applications will be accepted after review date until filled.

    5/25 – 6/25: Regional Sales Manager (East Coast)

    Cypress Grove is one of America’s best-known and fastest-growing artisan cheese producers. We are proud of the joy our award-winning goat cheese brings to people and of the strong relationships we’ve built with our partners for 33 years. It took a lot of hard working, creative and talented people to get where we are today and we need a Regional Sales Manager (East Coast) to help us get even further. Is that you?

    Are you a self-motivated, organized, and energetic doer who can flexibly work out of your home and travel regularly in a large territory? Are you a creative and critical thinker who is slightly obsessed with solving problems, especially for others? Can you wear multiple hats and thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments? Do you have the natural desire to share knowledge and own the confidence to do it in front of a large group of strangers? Do you get a kick out of figuring out what a customer needs, developing a solution for them and making sure your ideas happen? Are you a food enthusiast who’s already thinking about their next meal? Would you enjoy being around people who take their work and fun seriously? Are you jumping up and down and yelling, “Yes, yes. That is so me!” If so, let’s talk.

    The Gig

    • WORK THE MARKET – Amplify sales volume, optimize distribution, build promotional strategies, increase merchandising impact, expand networks, and take charge of the overall success of accounts in the East Coast Region
    • RALLY THE TROOPS – Reach, educate, and delight customers with Cypress Grove’s brand and products whenever and wherever possible while strengthening relationships and brand awareness with distributors, retailers, cheesemongers and consumers across the entire supply chain
    • BE THE FACE – Be the key point of contact and face for Cypress Grove by establishing incredible customer service and being everyone’s favorite person to work with in your area
    • PLAY ON A TEAM – Actively collaborate with the sales team and cross-functioning teams to create and implement sales strategy through promotional programs, trainings, tradeshows, and events
    • LEARN AND TEACH – Be the expert of Cypress Grove and the eyes for Cypress Grove, persistently exploring the specialty food market for insight and data to help the company and its partners drive decisions and optimize territory strategy

    The ideal candidate is…

    • A proud resident of the New York Area who isn’t afraid to hit the road hard, and often, to reach a large territory
    • A curious learner with a bachelor’s degree and 4-5+ years of sales experience
    • A proactive, goal-oriented, and motivated self-starter who doesn’t wait around for someone to tell them what to do next
    • An organized multi-tasker who can prioritize, juggle and follow through on tasks and projects without getting overwhelmed easily
    • A collaborative team player with the eagerness to share knowledge with others and the humility to learn from them too
    • A fun, charismatic, and personable communicator who can talk to anyone at a party, on the phone, on the computer, and especially in front of large crowds
    • A tech-savvy and resourceful worker who knows how to leverage tools to work efficiently and effectively with customers and team members in multiple geographic locations
    • A customer-focused strategist who loves the challenge of delighting and serving different types of customers and their varying needs
    • A flexible thinker who can adapt and switch gears quickly with a fast-growing company in a fast-changing industry
    • A passionate foodie with a hunger for cheese and NAILING IT.The Perks
    • A unique opportunity to make a big impact in a small but fast-growing food company
      An exciting role on a team that takes their work and fun seriously
    • A shared interest in your career development with a professional education allowance
    • An abundant cheese supply to share with family and friends
    • Strong base salary with bonus plan

    Apply now: So your job is cut out for you. Let’s find out if you are cut out for the job. Complete the online application form and attach Cover Letter, Résumé. First review of applications Friday June 10th. Applications will be accepted after review date until filled.

    5/23 – 6/23: Head Cheesemaker at Farmstead Goat Dairy

    MOUNTAIN LODGE FARM, LLC is seeking a fulltime cheesemaker for our established farmstead creamery operation. We are a small artisan dairy located 1 ½ hours south of Seattle in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. We make a variety of cheeses (both raw and aged) from the milk of our Nigerian Dwarf/La Mancha goats. Our goal is to make exquisite cheese that reflects the high quality of our milk and the seasonality and sense of place of our farm in the Pacific Northwest. We have had our dairy license since 2012 and currently make about 10,000 pounds of cheese a year.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Cheesemaking experience (at a commercial level preferred
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
    • Calm, cheerful demeanor
    • Passion for pursuing artisan cheesemaking as a career
    • Flexibility: farm work is challenging and requires ability to roll with Mother Nature’s punches

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Cheesemaking and affinage
    • Milk quality monitoring
    • Support sales and marketing of products
    • Cleaning according to Master Sanitation Schedule
    • Assist with daily HACCP record keeping
    • Understand and obey current Federal and State licensing and regulatory requirements
    • Assist with animals and other farm duties as time allows (training provided and varies seasonally)

    COMPENSATION: Salary depends on experience. Health insurance available after 3-month probation.

    On farm housing may be available.

    APPLY: Please review our website for further information (www.mountainlodgefarm.com). Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: info@mountainlodgefarm.com. Further questions can be emailed to sherwin@mountainlodgefarm.com.

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    5/20 – 7/20: Senior Sales Manager

    Looking for a Senior Sales Manager who will provide sales leadership and direction by cultivating relationships with decision makers to push the sales of our core brands and SKUs & by managing and executing all aspects of the company Deli Branded strategy. This will include but is not limited to penetrate senior account management, broker management, initiate new item distribution, and maximize profitability of product mix and other activities, which are important to continued development of the assigned account(s).

    Lactalis Group:

    • The #1 dairy company in the world
    • The 15th largest food processing manufacturer in the world
    • Europe’s leading milk collector
    • 75,000 employees worldwide
    • Over 200 production sites
    • Key brands: Président®, Galbani®, Parmalat®

    Lactalis Deli is a US subsidiary of Groupe Lactalis, dedicated to the manufacturing, import, export and marketing of specialty cheeses in the US, Canada, and Latin America.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Work with the Director, Business Development to develop appropriate sales strategies, which are consistent with company objectives for each account. In addition, will be responsible for the preparation and timely submission of this and other information required as part of the company’s business plan and supporting budget.
    2. Participate in defining and implementing the sales strategy while being monitored by the D-BD and building the long term plan by drawing up the annual business plans while anticipating major developments.
    3. Contribute to the construction of the annual business plan, build sales, draw up a category development plan, arbitrate, validate and implement the plan, ensuring that it is applied and put in place with key account.
    4. Develop recommended trade budget, which focus on effective/efficient expenditures for the accounts assigned. Will work closely with the Lactalis Store Brand group in this effort.
    5. Negotiate customer agreements in accordance with the company sales policy and check that they are implemented while ensuring the high quality and sustainability of the relationship with the customer.
    6. Responsible for effective management of all broker activities and actions for each of the assigned accounts. Focus will be to direct activities in support of the individual accounts and respond to both competitive pressures and changes at the customer level. Will be required to evaluate performance, which may include replacement of ineffective brokers.
    7. Need to review market activity on a weekly basis using IRI and other measures and appropriately respond to information, which indicates trends that may require action.
    8. Have a comprehensive foundation and be familiar with company products and capabilities. This will include pricing, promotional and credit policies. Knowledge regarding operational capabilities includes logistics, customer service, customer accounting, and other support departments.
    9. Develop and maintain contacts with customers. Will understand customer strategy and work to position our products and capabilities to put us in the best position for the benefit of both.
    10. Provide a proactive point of contact between the various company departments and discuss national agreements to define action plans with the sales force teams.
    11. Need to understand and utilize to the greatest degree possible the automated tools that are in place to predict and measure results. These include forecasting (FuturMaster), account review (Stratum and Synectics), and customer activity (IRI).
    12. Gain key account intelligence and understandings of accounts initiatives to participate in the bidding process.
    13. Will be responsible for managing various customer accounting activities and will take a leadership position (with broker and internal resources) in resolving issues regarding customer deductions and other customer billing and accounting issues.
    14. Work closely with the sales support personnel including Customer Service, Customer Accounting and Trade Marketing to ensure maximum communication and effectiveness of effort.
    15. Identify new profitable business and customer opportunities, and develop strategies by facilitating communication between key accounts and Lactalis commercial teams.
    16. Be keenly aware of competitive activity in the various accounts assigned and will recommend appropriate response to changes in market conditions caused by competitive pressures
    17. Required to work closely with marketing personnel on new product introductions and in the development of customer selling stories by providing support and information as required
    18. Submit timely and accurate reports of activities and appropriate expenses as required.
    19. Work closely with corporate quality assurance staff on timely and fitting issues for customers regarding any issue related to product quality.
    20. Participate in Trade Shows and attend key client/stakeholder meetings (T2T) to build on existing relationships and strategize on opportunities.

    Education and/or Experience

    Incumbent will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or University; and seven to ten years related experience in retail sales and/or training, in the specialty gourmet food industry, ideally in a cheese company; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must have strong administrative skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with all major functions within the company.

    Profile

    • Passionate about specialty food / cheese business.
    • Working knowledge of US retailers; knowledge of Costco and Costco business preferred.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated capacity to communicate and work effectively across functional groups.
    • Aptitude to think strategically and translate strategy into operational tactics.
    • Good project management and presentation skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Decision-making oriented & able to quickly react to changing environment, dealing with complex situations.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as exchange rates, discounts, interests, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volumes. Capacity to quickly convert prices from Euro/Kilo to USD/Lbs.
    • Bilingual French-English would be a plus.

    To apply, please email us at delicareers@lactalis.us.

    5/20 – 8/20: Cheesemaker Wanted

    Since 1996 Samish Bay Cheese has been making organic farmstead cheese at our dairy farm in Bow, Washington. We make Goudas, Cheddars, and a unique selection of fresh cheeses, including our ACS award winning Ladysmith, from our small herd of Milking Shorthorn cows. We also make yogurt and kefir, raise pigs and sell beef and pork. We sell on site, at farmer’s markets, and wholesale in the Northwest.
    Now just having moved into a new 3000 sq. ft. state of the art production and aging facility on the farm, we are seeking new talent to help us take our operation to a new level. We are hiring for two positions: an experienced Cheesemaker and a Production Assistant/Trainee.

    Compensation depends on experience and includes a medical plan after two months and paid vacation after one year.

    Applicants should have a strong sense of sanitation and good manufacturing practices and be dedicated to high quality standards.

    Applications can be found on our website: www.samishbay.com/jobs or email cheese@samishbay.com or call Roger Wechsler at 360-766-6707.

    5/10 – 8/10: Multiple Openings in Rwanda – Masaka Co.

    Masaka Creamery (formerly ACCE Rwanda) is a dairy processing company based in Kigali, Rwanda, with a vision to “pioneer breakthrough of 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.” Launched in response to a dairy sector defined by poor quality products and processes, Masaka Creamery will serve consumers, suppliers, the sector and the poor through the delivery of quality products and services that address key market and development gaps.

    We have multiple opportunities available to interested and qualified candidates. Please follow the links below to access more details and application instructions for each open position.

    General/Technical Manager – opportunity for dairy professional with min 8-12 years production and business management experience to provide ongoing support in business management, marketing, QA, product development, and direct production at an top-management level.

    Technical Advisor Fellowship (6-12 months, extendable) – opportunity for an early-career dairy professional to provide support in QA, product development, standards implementation and direct production at an advisory support level.

    Other short-term opportunities (2 weeks – 3 months) – opportunities for dairy professionals with specific skill sets to provide intensive support in areas relating to product development, standards implementation, and other training.

    If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please email info@masakacreamery.com to request full job details and application instructions.

    4/27 – 6/27: 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!