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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 720-328-7728.

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    4/17/15 – Cheese Sales Manager – Shelburne Farms

    Manage the sales of Shelburne Farms cheese and farm products while enhancing the mission of Shelburne Farms.  For a job description and information on how to apply:
    http://www.shelburnefarms.org/about/jobs/cheese-sales-manager

    4/13/15 – Artisan Cheesemaker – Paid Apprenticeship

    Nature’s Harmony has an immediate opening for a paid Cheesemaking Apprenticeship based in Elberton, Georgia.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to be a key contributor to a growing operation, learn cheesemaking and affinage from a senior cheesemaker, and have a lot of fun.

    Applicants should be very hard-working, have a passion for artisanal food, and have excellent attention to detail. This position starts soon and requires a year+ commitment.

    If you or someone you know might be interested, please email cheese@naturesharmonyfarm.com with your story and background.

    4/6/15 – Dairy farm, cheese business and composting business for sale!

    Smith’s Country Cheese, (Otter River Farm) is a diversified business operation in Winchendon, MA that combines a modern 200 cow freestall facility, with an established cheese business and a growing compost operation which includes a recently added 30,000 + square foot permitted composting facility that is undercover. All three ventures are profitable with low capital overhead.

    The 43 acre (purchase feed) farm is improved with all buildings necessary, along with four homes and a 2 bedroom house trailer. Energy efficiency improvements have recently been completed including an extensive solar panel system.

    Well established markets are in place for both the cheese and the compost. The owner is willing to consider owner financing toward the ultimate purchase.

    For more information email smithscountrycheese@verizon.net

    4/2/15 – Assistant/Artisan Cheesemaker

    Small Montana Dairy Producer/Distributor looking for enthusiastic, hard worker to join their team. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with cheese making process, taking apart & putting together manufacturing equipment, responsible for making artisan cheeses, work as part of a 5 person production crew for milk bottling & cheese packing, working safely with chemicals as part of clean up & sanitation process, vacuum packing 45# blocks of cheese, stocking store, & working with customers. Cheese making schedule is dependent upon quantity of milk, this can & will vary from week to week during certain seasons. Cheese Making is 1-2 times a week and milk bottling is 2 times a week.

    Skills:

    Work fast & efficiently with others as part of a production line, keeping accurate box counts, food handling & safety knowledge is helpful, good customer skills, detail oriented, well-groomed for public contact & food production. Mechanical, chemical & safety skills are very helpful. Heavy lifting up to but not limited to 75lbs, bending, twisting & standing for several hours at a time.

    Required:

    • Pass drug/alcohol testing and work capacity physical.
    • Standing for entire shift, up to 10hrs without restrictions.
    • Be able to lift, twist and reach into deep cheese vat without restrictions.
    • Be able to lift heavy production equipment without restrictions.
    • Work fast with hands as part of the production line.
    • Heavy lifting up to but not limited to 75lbs.
    • Have dependable transportation.
    • Be well groomed for public contact & food production.
    • Must be flexible with work schedule at times due to production

    Wage: starting $9.00/hr. Hours: 28-30hrs week. Days off: Tues & Friday &/or Sunday, can & will vary with the production.

    Ideal candidate is someone looking for long term employment and that takes pride in his/her workmanship. Employer is willing to train the right person. Fax job application or resume to 642-9017 or email lifelinefarm@msn.com.

    3/23/15 – Territory Sales Manager – Cheese

    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. Our 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 Sales Team includes fun, hardworking cheese lovers with a high regard for our industry.

    We are seeking a like-minded Territory Manager to cover territories in Salt Lake, Park City Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas.

    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 position 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
    • excellence in oral and written skills
    • effective time management
    • 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.

    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.

    Emmi Roth USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If you are interested in the position, please visit http://us.emmi.com/en/ask-us/careers.html.

    3/23/15 – Sales Manager

    Green Dirt Farm, based in Weston, Missouri (40 miles north of Kansas City) is looking for a dynamic National Sales Manager. We are a small, entrepreneurial company creating handmade sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurt on our dairy farm. Our award-winning products are proudly sold in Whole Foods, Hy-Vee, Natural Grocers and many specialty food markets throughout a 5-state region, with an increasing demand at specialty stores throughout the country.

    At Green Dirt Farm, we believe passionately in our values of humane animal management, environmental sustainability and commitment to the health and well being of our employees and community. Numerous magazines (e.g. Culture- The Word on Cheese, Mid-West Living, Mother Earth News, Country Living, Natural Home and Garden), newspapers (e.g. Kansas City Star, The Pitch) and television shows (e.g. No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain) have highlighted our products. Moreover, our cheeses and yogurts have garnered multiple American Cheese Society awards and we are proud of our excellent reputation in the artisan cheese community for crafting exceptional sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurts. We believe that we are poised to become a nationally renowned producer of artisan sheep’s milk dairy products.

    The Green Dirt Farm Sales Manager will be responsible for expanding our reach into new states and new markets, as well as supporting and expanding sales within our existing customers. The Sales Manager will also manage a highly collaborative team dedicated to assisting the Sales Manager make new sales and support existing customers.

    Preferred candidates should have demonstrated experience in specialty cheese sales, or similar products, and have excellent leadership and organizational skills. He or she will have the opportunity to build the infrastructure for our entire sales operation and guide its implementation.

    This position will be a full time member of the management team. We are proud to offer a benefits package, which includes a guaranteed base salary, bonuses for meeting sales objectives, a health insurance stipend and a flexible work schedule. Please visit our website to learn more about Green Dirt Farm at www.greendirtfarm.com and www.onlyeweyogurt.com.

    Interested individuals send resume and cover letter to info@greendirtfarm.com

    3/4/15 – Senior QA Manager

    Senior Quality Assurance Manager, Rural New England location

    • Maintain (and always be ahead of the requirements) BRC “A” rating and drive for Continued Improvement
    • This is a rare…one man show QA Manager Opportunity…managing (1) Lab Technician
    • Must live and breathe authentic passion for Top Notch Quality Assurance Standards
    • Maintain HACCP, employee trainings, audits, regulatory compliance, safety and collaborate with R&D as needed
    • Must possess outstanding communication skills with demonstrated effectiveness at driving results
    • Degree highly preferred.
    • Min 3-5 years quality assurance experience in the Dairy Industry is highly preferred.

    Excellent Compensation, bonus, and relocation assistance

    ……….Unique Role! First class Employer! Couldn’t get a better boss!…….

    Interested in the position, contact Therese Seefeldt, Dairy Industry Specialist with Management Recruiters of Boise at 877-520-3990 or therese@mriboise.com

    3/4/15 – Creamery Manager

    Creamery Manager (Cheesemaker), rural New England area with lower cost of living

    Client is a privately held specialty cheese company been in business over 10 years. Mission is the highest quality product possible.

    • Min (3) years of Cheese making experience and (2) years of managing process and people
    • Oversee (and participate in) production and drive for continued improvement
    • Receive milk into vat, make cheese and troubleshoot process
    • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety and Chemical usage

    Must be passionate about cheesemaking and possess a track record of managing and developing people. Competitive salary and relocation assistance! Positive internal culture! Great quality of life opportunity!

    If you are interested in applying, please send resume to angela@mriboise.com.

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    2/20/15 – East Coast/ Mid-West Regional Sales Representative

    Beecher’s is looking for a full time Regional Sales rep who has a passion for foods free of artificial ingredients and a love of artisan cheeses. This position will assist with sales for Beecher’s Handmade Cheese on the East Coast and the Mid-West.

    Founded in 2003, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is an urban cheesemaker operating out of Seattle’s Pike Place Market and New York City’s Flatiron District. Visitors to Beecher’s glass-walled cheesemaking kitchens witness first- hand the crafting of their signature favorite, Flagship cheese, as well as many of the other award-winning cheeses Beecher’s has to offer. Everything produced by Beecher’s, from the handcrafted cheeses to the delicious side dishes and crackers, is free of artificial preservatives, coloring, and flavor enhancers.

    This job will include:

    • Working with the National Director of Sales to build relationships with retailers, food service and distributors
    • Identifying and attending public and trade events appropriate to both brands, and sampling / promoting products at these events

    Requirements:

    • Have at least two years outside sales experience, preferably in the East Coast & Mid-West markets
    • Be self-motivated, highly organized and outgoing with a strong customer service background
    • Be dynamic with customers with excellent communication skills
    • Be located in the greater New York Metro area
    • Have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and availability to travel out of state
    • Have a passion for authentic foods free of artificial preservatives, colorings, and flavor enhancers, and for selling these types of quality, wholesome products

    This is a non-commission Sales position. Salary – DOE.  Full benefits.

    Beecher’s is part of the Sugar Mountain family of businesses whose mission is to “Change the Way America Eats.” To that end, one percent of all sales is donated to the Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation (www.purefoodkids.org), founded by Beecher’s in 2004, empowering kids to make healthy food choices for life.

    2/20/15 – Apprentice/Intern

    Caromont Farm is currently filling positions for Spring/Summer Apprentice/Interns. Duties would include milking 90 goats twice a day, farm maintenance, making both raw and pasteurized cheeses, washing cheese, and aging room maintenance.

    Lodging and meals provided. Weekly stipend provided.  If you are interested in this position, please email resume to cheese@caromontfarm.com.

    2/18/15 – Sales/Marketing

    Arethusa Farm Dairy, located in the Litchfield hills of CT, produces a diverse line of dairy products from its single herd of Holsteins, Jerseys and Brown Swiss cows.

    Position Description:
    Arethusa Farm Dairy is seeking a sales and marketing representative for the CT, Westchester County and New York City area. Full or part time depending on the level of skills.

    Responsibilities:

    • Sales
    • Develop strong relationships with current and new customers
    • Work cohesively with the Arethusa team
    • Service accounts weekly
    • Support sales related activities, including customer service, setting up sales sample request, and other sales duties
    • Train and educate sampling/demo team members

    Qualifications:

    • Successful food sales experience, 2 plus years’ preferred
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Self-motivated
    • A sense of humor and creativity
    • A love of cheese and dairy products!Please email resumes to office@arethusafarmdairy.com

    2/18/15 – Cheese Farm For Sale

    Beautiful 60 acre cheese farm for sale near Duluth, Minnesota. Retail store/café with state approved kitchen, cheese processing facility and aging room; milking barn (pipeline set-up included) with milk house and hayloft, large pole building, custom built farm house (2,366 sq. ft. w/full basement; 5 bed, 2 bath, built in 1987), pond and small apple orchard. Great opportunity to own your own business! $299,000. For more information, email Joy at lily3joy@gmail.com.

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    2/11/15 – Artisan Cheesemaker, England

    Experienced, artisan cheesemaker wanted for Daylesford Organic in the heart of the Cotswolds, England. Would suit an enthusiastic cheesemaker who is able to lead a small team and be pro-active. Good package available with a two-bedroom cottage in the village available if necessary. Please contact Michael Rolfe on +447961 259283 or email michael.rolfe@daylesford.com.

    To find out more about Daylesford Organic, please visit our web site www.daylesford.com

    1/22/15 – Do You Love Cheese

    Are you a matchmaker? We are a cheese Distributor looking for a good person who has worked with cheese (retail is exceptional training) and loves to build sales of Artisan Cheese and all things that pair well!

    Job Description: Inside Sales
    Title: Wholesale Cheese Sales Representative
    Based at: Tomales Bay Foods, Petaluma California

    We are looking for a motivated and organized individual who eats great cheese and has what it takes to sell it. We service customers nationally including fabulous chefs and restaurants, cutting-edge retailers, wineries and caterers. We offer small production artisan cheese and accompaniments with a focus on American Producers. Our goal is to build a sustainable future for artisan cheese makers and their community. This position requires extensive customer phone and email contact. Brimming enthusiasm is a plus.

    Job purpose:

    • Matches the right cheese with the right customer!
    • Builds long-term sales and customer loyalty.
    • Provides knowledgeable, enthusiastic and efficient service.
    • Works closely with sales and warehouse team with inherent accuracy and urgency.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Upholds high standards of customer service through every encounter.
    • Generates sales orders and invoices accurately and efficiently.
    • Participates in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Professional communication
    • Multi-tasking without sacrificing speed or accuracy
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Energetic and efficient
    • Detail-oriented, deadline driven
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and competent in PC use
    • QuickBooks experience
    • Experience in pairing cheese with beer and wine
    • Experience in selling cheese
    • Cooperative team player
    • Fluent in English
    • Supervisory experience an asset
    • Physical Requirements of the job:
    • Working both in office at desk (75%) and warehouse-on your feet (25%)
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Ability to work in 41 degree walk in for short periods of time
    • Ability to move quickly in crowded environment
    • Ability to use computer keyboard and phones for 6+ hrs. day
    • The ideal candidates will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great customer service, a sense of humor and appreciate success through teamwork.

    Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

    Please respond by EMAIL ONLY, with everything embedded in the email or attached as a PDF with TOMALES BAY FOOD CHEESE SALES in the subject line to Debra Dickerson at debra@cowgirlcreamery.com.  Please include cover letter, resume and 2 references.

    Compensation: $15.00-$22.00/HR; Benefits: Health + Dental insurance; 401K, Paid Time Off; Employee Discounts; Participating in a socially and environmentally conscious company committed to sustainable agriculture and organic production.