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    For only $25 for ACS members or $35 for non-members, you can post your classified ad here, where it will be viewable to a targeted audience of ACS members, as well as 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.

    7/2/14 - CHEESE – Territory Sales manager SE & SW

    Emmi-Roth-Logo

    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 South West. 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.
    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.
    Level of authority
    All necessary authority needed for the independent implementation of the allocated duties
    Signature authorization according to valid signature regulation
    Expenses according to the valid expense reimbursement regulation

    Desired Skills and Experience
    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.
    Cheese & Food industry experience a plus

    Education and Experience
    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    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.
    PRIOR CHEESE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – NO EXCEPTIONS

    6/10/14 - Advanced Cheesemaker

    Advance Cheesemaker wanted at award-winning Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, GA.  This position will manage all cheesemaking duties, including product packaging, working in cheese caves, following Flat Creek recipes, helping with general clean up and assisting on the farm as needed. Assuring quality control and consistency of the product is critical.  Minimum of 4 years experience as Cheesemaker required.  Experience with dairy sanitation and HAACP procedures and a degree in Dairy Science a plus.

    Candidate should possess strong organizational and people skills, and have a passion for cheese/food.  We offer a competitive salary and possibly lodging.  Send your resume in confidence (email only, no calls please) to farmsales@flatcreeklodge.com. www.flatcreeklodge.com

    6/9/14 - Cheese Maker

    ARTISAN CHEESE MAKER
    Witches Chase Cheese Co.
    Tamborine MT, Queensland, Australia

    Position: Head Cheese Maker
    Job Type: Permanent/full time
    Salary: $50,000-$75,000 annually

    Witches Chase Cheese Co is a renowned boutique cheese company located on picturesque Tamborine Mt in the Queensland Gold Coast Hinterland. We have been producing award winning cheeses since 2004 and are looking for a dynamic, passionate cheese maker to be part of our team. To be successful in this role, you will need to be an experienced Cheese maker with excellent communication, leadership, management and organisational skills. In addition, you will be self-motivated and results-driven with the ability to work autonomously or in a team environment. Plus, you will have effective numeracy, financial and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also hold a current driver’s license.

    Job Description:
    Artisan Cheese maker with technical and hands on experience in making Blue Cheese, White mould Cheeses, Goat Curd, Cheddar, Ice cream, working in ageing rooms, moulding and de-moulding, maintaining HACCP and Queensland Safe food Accreditation Standards.

    Other duties include:
    - Liase with milk producer to ensure appropriate quality control of milk
    - Communicate with Packaging Supervisor the stock control and volume of cheeses to be produced
    - Following all production procedures as outlined in the Good Cheese Making Procedures Manual
    - Delegating factory jobs to the factory employees
    - Maintaining an inventory control system on all stock items and advising of order requirements
    - Establishing costs of production and yields of each cheese
    - Entering Cheese Awards and preparing cheeses for shows

    Most of all, you will be passionate about cheese and will be able to combine your energy with professionalism, plus the ability to maintain and enhance Witches Chase Cheese Co award-winning quality!
    For more information please check out our website at www.witcheschasecheese.com.au or email your resume: Attention Andre Morris
    andre@witcheschasecheese.com.au
    Phone contact +61438794591

    5/12/14 - Cheese Specialist

    Cheese Plus

    Cheese Specialist (Buyer)

    Cheese Plus, San Francisco’s premier cheese, wine, sandwich cafe, specialty food store located in the thriving Russian Hill neighborhood, is seeking a motivated individual to work alongside the Owner, Assistant Store Team Leader, and Enthusiastic Staff to purchase all cheese, maintain merchandising standards, and drive sales goals.

    Cheese Plus offers a professional, small-company atmosphere, with a commitment to rewarding excellent performance. This is an outstanding opportunity for a retail troubleshooter with a versatile skill set to move up to new levels of responsibility. Cheese Plus is a Specialty Food Association Outstanding Retailer finalist with 9 years of consistent positive sales growth. The owner has more than 30 years in the cheese and specialty grocery business, leads professional training discussions at The Cheese School of San Francisco, and has many years of judging, volunteering, and panelist experience with the American Cheese Society and other professional organizations.

    The Cheese Specialist will be the visible leader of cheese operations. This position will be scheduled to work directly on the sales floor, performing the same duties of customer service and store maintenance expected of all employees of Cheese Plus.

    The Cheese Specialist will be the primary person on the sales floor placing orders, receiving deliveries, stocking the deliveries, and maintaining the cheese merchandising, floor displays and back stock. The Cheese Specialist will be required to maintain clean, up-to-date order boards, and keep all costs and retail information in the POS system current to maintain positive gross margin targets.

    The Cheese Specialist will be required to keep the cheese sales floor and back stock clean and organized, and to perform periodic physical inventory counts. The Cheese Specialist will maintain and develop 3rd party online cheese related sales programs, and our own Cheese of the Month Club service. The Cheese Specialist will be responsible for developing offsite cheese sales and promotional activities. The Cheese Specialist will be responsible for cheese-related online marketing newsletters and social media content.

    Responsibilities for this key position include:

    *Perform as the lead customer service rep for cheese stationed primarily on the sales floor actively selling and discussing the products to the customers

    *Work all stations of the store and perform all duties, as needed

    *Receive cheese deliveries, stock these deliveries and maintain a clean organized back stock

    *Stock and rotate products to reduce and eliminate spoilage

    *Maintain customer special request log book

    *Practice category management techniques to reduce and eliminate poor selling or redundant products

    *Maintain clean and organized orderboards

    *Create new products in the POS system with complete information fields including but not limited to vendor, product, cost, retail

    *Maintain POS system files including deleting discontinued items

    *Maintain positive gross margin performance

    *Maintain positive sales goals

    *Seek out new products

    *Forecast and recommend holiday promotions

    *Coordinate store merchandising and decor

    *Perform and/or oversee periodic storewide inventory counts

    *Maintain and grow 3rd party online sales partnerships

    *Maintain and grow Cheese of the Month Club subscription service

    *Create marketing newsletters and social media content

    *Train and develop cheese staff

    Qualifications:

    If you have the following experience and capabilities, apply now to provide leadership to a winning team:

    *Passion for food

    *Prior Cheese Counter sales experience

    *Computer skills including Excel and Word. Knowledge of POS and scale file maintenance a plus

    *Good organizational skills with paper, products, and space

    *Time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills

    *Excellent English communications skills, including proper phone, email and direct communication language and etiquette

    *Desire to serve/work with others to create and enhance a positive and efficient goal directed workplace

    *A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

    *Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to use common-sense good judgment, while collaborating positively in a hands-on small team environment

    *Good basic math skills (add and subtract accurately without paper or calculator)

    *Must be willing and available to work flexible work schedules, to meet the changing requirements during store hours. Currently, this is a full-time position, with eligibility for overtime pay. The hours are expected to include some night shifts, typically no later than 9:00 PM, and may include mornings and midday shifts. Weekend shifts are required for maximum exposure to customers and staff.

    *Must have the ability to perform all physical and mental requirements of the position, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, including, but not limited to: lifting 40+ lbs. of product on a regular basis; working in and out of walk-in refrigerators; working safely with cleaning chemicals and kitchen equipment; climbing stairs and walking/standing throughout the majority of the workday; occasionally stooping or kneeling; typing on a computer keyboard; reaching with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to apply common sense, with the understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form is required. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to interact well with others; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; make sound decisions; provide partnership to employees from diverse backgro unds in a dynamic and sometimes stressful work environment, while maintaining positive working relationships in a small team environment.

    *Must consistently have regular, dependable attendance; and be able to satisfactorily pass a background check.

    This is a full-time position, with eligibility for overtime pay. The hours will include night shifts, typically no later than 9:00 PM, and may include mornings and midday shifts. Weekend shifts required for maximum exposure to customers and staff. Cheese Plus offers a benefits program to its full-time employees including: store discounts, commuter benefits, merchandising and specialty food education seminars, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

    To learn more about our growing business, which provides authentic and traditional cheese and specialty foods, culinary products, and our own house made sandwiches and deli foods to many repeat customers, visit http://www.cheeseplus.com.

    For consideration, please send resume with cover letter summarizing your unique skill set, along with salary history and salary requirements to jobs @ cheeseplus.com. Resumes without salary history/requirements will not be considered.

    Must hold current authorization to work in the U.S. No phone calls and no agencies please.
    • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

    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.

    3/19/14 - 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.

    3/4/14 - 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

    Emmi-Roth-Logo

    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.

    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.

    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.

    11/1/13 - 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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    We also have:

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