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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.

    6/26/15 – Cheese Specialist — Publix Super Markets

    Because you have a passion for people, you’ll love working at Publix! We’re in the business of pleasing people and our associates are so engaged with our customers that Publix is the industry leader in customer satisfaction. Their engaging personalities are also one reason that, for 18 consecutive years, Publix has been honored as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Bring YOUR passion for people to the Cheese Specialist position in the Palm Beach, FL area. You’ll have the chance to share your smile with a lot of people!

    Come join a company that has built its reputation on providing premier customer service. For years, Publix has been the top-ranking supermarket chain in the nation on the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

    Come join a company that treats associates as family. Thanks to our founder, George Jenkins, all eligible associates are shareholders in Publix. Our annual survey of associates shows strong job satisfaction. Many in our family stay with us for more than 20 years.

    Come join a company whose continual growth provides ongoing opportunities for advancing your career. Publix has 170,000 associates, more than 1,100 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and continually opens new stores. Our support system of manufacturing plants, distribution centers and corporate offices are expanding to serve that growth.

    Come join a company that is financially sound, ethically strong and committed to diversity in all respects.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Assists Customers and provides premier customer service
    • Provides superior salesmanship to customers in the artisan cheese area
    • Uses in-depth product expertise to make recommendations to customers based on observation and information provided by customers
    • Describes cheese characteristics to customers, including age, region, type, taste description
    • Assists in setting up demonstrations
    • Maintains proper inventory balance and effective replenishment in artisan cheese area
    • Follows proper procedures and works efficiently to optimize productivity
    • Maintains Publix’s high standards for product freshness, food safety and sanitation.

    Required qualifications:

    • At least 18 years old
    • Previous experience as a Cheese Specialist or Deli Clerk or equivalent experience

    Other qualifications for the position of Cheese Specialist include:

    • Ability to deliver friendly and courteous customer service
    • Three to five years exposure to a wide cheese selection
    • Extensive knowledge of cheese products
    • Ability to work independently, without close supervision
    • Advanced selling skills
    • Ability to read, write and do simple math problem

    Compensation: Minimum hourly rate: $10.95 & Maximum hourly rate: $16.00

    Work Location:  Publix on Palm Beach (135 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, FL 33480)

    Benefits:

    • Come join a company that offers benefits to help you grow financially. Publix offers the following to all eligible associates:
    • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
    • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock 401(k) retirement savings plan
    • Group health (with prescription benefits)/ Dental and Vision Plan
    • Sick pay/ Long-term disability pay / Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
    • Tuition reimbursement /Vacation pay / Paycheck direct deposit option
    • Credit union / Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
    • Publix is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.For more information about our company, go to publix.jobs

    Application Process:

    To apply for this position, you MUST go to a Publix store in Palm Beach, FL. Then look for the Job Application Center, an automated touch-screen system. Because the Cheese Specialist position is in a limited number of stores, please indicate “Deli Clerk” as the position in which you are interested. Managers at that store and stores in the surrounding area will have access to your application. You will be contacted if one of those managers believes your skills, experience and availability match a current opening.

    6/25/15 – Seeking Goat Herdsman Trainee

    Goat Rodeo Farm and Dairy is a 130 acre farm located 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh, PA. We are in our first year of production milking a herd of 50 goats and planning to grow to 100 milkers. We are committed to efficient, excellent care of our goat herd.  We need the highest quality milk possible to supply our on-farm cheesemaking.

    The Goat Herdsman Trainee would be expected to learn to perform the following duties: milking, feeding, moving hay, operating a skid steer and tractor, manage kidding season, keeping barn, milk house, and parlor clean, manage breeding season including handling the bucks, administer herd health including hoof trimming, vaccination, worming, and identify and treat sick goats, small repairs, maintenance, and small basic construction projects.

    The Goat Herdsman Trainee should have the following qualifications:
    prior farm animal experience,

    • able to lift and carry 50 lbs
    • committed to local food and agriculture
    • works well on a team
    • teachable
    • prepared to grow with us

    We offer the following compensation:

    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • 6 paid holidays
    • 1 week paid vacation after one year of service
    • five and one half day work week

    Please send cover letter, resume, and references to info@goatrodeocheese.com

    6/24/15 – Marketing and Administrative Support

    Busy San Francisco Specialty Food Broker seeks motivated individual to provide Marketing and Administrative Support. Be a part of an energetic workplace team of dedicated food professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to launch your career in marketing or specialty foods.

    Must love food and be skilled in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of QuickBooks and Adobe a plus! Must be an organized self-starter as well as friendly and professional. Multi taskers are encouraged!

    Salary DOE.  Full time, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, in San Francisco.

    Send resume and cover letter to info@mckennamarketing.com

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    6/18/15 – Beecher’s Handmade Cheese East Coast/Mid-West Regional Sales Representative

    Beecher’s is growing again! We are 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 be based in Manhattan and 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

    Please provide cover letter and resume though the following link: https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=220157

    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.

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    6/18/15 – Brand Ambassador/ Wholesale Sales Assistant

    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese has been producing award winning, hand-crafted cheese since 2003 using only the purest ingredients and artisanal methods.

    We are looking for a full time, Brand Ambassador / Wholesale Sales Assistant who has a passion for pure, all natural food, a love of cheese and a drive to excel, to assist with sales of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese on the East Coast.

    Requirements

    • Have some sales experience – especially with distributor or headquarter calls in specialty food, or artisan cheese a huge plus!
    • Be self-motivated, highly organized and outgoing with a strong customer service background
    • Be dynamic with customers with excellent communication skills
    • A valid Driver’s license, reliable transportation and is available to travel out of state
    • Be located in the greater New York Metro area (position will be based in our Manhattan office)
    • Be passionate about food and selling quality products

    The job will include:

    • Assisting with Wholesale Director of Sales and our east coast team to sell directly to retail accounts and distributors
    • Attending events sampling and promoting Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and products
    • Coordinating and conducting retail demos/tastings
    • Sales support such as shipping samples, office coordinator, and some sales

    Please provide cover letter and resume through the following link: https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=327038

    Salary – DOE & Full benefits

    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is part of the Sugar Mountain family and is committed to pure, all-natural foods. In keeping with our commitment to pure food, Sugar Mountain companies contribute 1% of all sales to the Pure Food Kids Foundation, founded by Beecher’s in 2004.

    6/18/15 – Divisional Controller

    Sugar Mountain is looking for a Divisional Controller to be part of its Accounting team of our fast paced, energetic food focused businesses. The Divisional Controller will be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate within our food production and wholesale sales division.

    Significant Job Responsibilities:

    • Direct supervision of all accounting and financial reporting functions including:
    • Period close process including account analysis and reconciliations
    • General ledger maintenance
    • Accounts receivable
    • Accounts payable
    • Payroll
    • Business tax filings
    • Supervise the monthly internal and external financial reporting
    • Manage the preparation of annual divisional budgets,
    • Coordinate annual outside reviews of divisional financial statements,
    • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls and systems for this division,
    • Review and update financial reporting for this division
    • Effectively manage cash balances

    Required Experience

    • Five to eight years of experience as a controller or supervisory accounting and financial reporting position
    • S. degree in Accounting
    • Experience with multi-business operations and corporate consolidation
    • Prior experience in a manufacturing or wholesale business is preferred
    • Experience with Great Plains Dynamics, Management Reporter, Compeat Advantage, and ADP
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels within and outside the company in a professional manner and the ability to work in a team environment

    Please apply with a cover letter and resume. https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=301723

    Sugar Mountain is the parent company of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Bennett’s, Liam’s, Maximus/Minimus, Mishima Reserve, Pasta & Co. and the Pure Food Kids Foundation. Sugar Mountain is a non-smoking company.

    6/8/15 – Cheesemongers

    We are growing! Fairfield Cheese Company is a cheese and specialty food shop located in Fairfield, CT. Our mission is to offer our customers the best farmstead and artisanally produced cheese, charcuterie and specialty pantry items, with an emphasis on customer service. We aim to support the cheesemakers, craftspeople and farmers who make and grow real food, and to further educate our customers about the importance of real, sustainably produced foods.

    We are looking for several hard working, responsible and passionate people to join our team in Fairfield and in our newest location Greenwich Cheese Company, in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, CT. Full and part time positions available. Excellent customer service skills are a must and experience with or a willingness to learn cheese is a plus. A passion for good food is ESSENTIAL. We are willing to teach you everything we know about cheese and cheesemongering in exchange for a minimum commitment of one year.

    5/23/15 – Artisan Cheesemaker Position

    Blackberry Farm provides a world class hospitality experience for our guests. Our attention to every detail, impeccable service, unique activity offerings and outstanding cuisine have helped Blackberry Farm earn its pedigree as one of the most celebrated small luxury resorts in the world.

    • James Beard Award Winner—Best Wine Program
    • James Beard Award Winner—Best Chef Southeast
    • Travel & Leisure Magazine–#1 Resort in North America
    • Andrew Harper–#1 Food and Wine Resort
    • Travel & Leisure Magazine–#1 Service in North America
    • 4,200 Acre Working Farm setting the standard for Farm to Table Cuisine

    The Artisan Cheesemaker is responsible for all aspects of the Blackberry Farm cheese program including but not limited to developing new recipes, consistently delivering on existing recipes, production, ripening, packaging, maintaining cheese inventory, COGS and equipment.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Maintains a pristine work environment that is compliant with FDA regulation and Blackberry Farm Standards
    • Refines and consistently delivers core Blackberry Farm cheeses with uncompromising quality
    • Develops new recipes for high quality artisanal cheeses
    • Production, Storage, Ripening, Rotation, Shelf Life and packaging of all cheeses
    • Proven ability to present/demo cheeses to guests and potential buyers to support revenue goals
    • Ability to produce both sheep’s milk and cow’s milk cheese varieties
    • Accurate and compliant record keeping in conjunction with FDA and Blackberry Farm production guidelines
    • Examine, feel, and taste product samples during production to evaluate quality, color, texture, flavor, and bouquet, and document the results
    • Closely manage cost of goods sold, yield percentages, inventory levels and shelf lives
    • Applicant must be able to attend on-site and off -site events (i.e. beer festivals, community fundraisers, etc), and interact with guests.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will include direct supervisory responsibilities

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 4 years of work experience in cheese making and artisan cheese making required

    Blackberry Farm is an energetic and enriching work culture. Apply now to join the winning team at Blackberry Farm!  To learn more or to apply, please visit www.blackberryfarm.com/careers.

    5/22/15 – Farmstead Cheese Business

    Turnkey farmstead cheese manufacturing facility, comprising 10 head goat/sheep milking parlor, milk room, cheese room, packaging room, office, bathroom, retail sales room, 8’ x 7’ walk-in cooler, and 10’ x 10’ aging cellar. Equipment includes: Milking pipeline system with DeLaval 5 hp pump, Westfalia Top Flow Z milkers (10); Damrow 100g. pasteurizer with Anderson AJ300 digital recording thermo; S/S draining tables; Boumatic 264g. milk tank; S/S double sinks(2); Koch table top vacuum packager; S/S aging racks (36); label printer. Kidding barn with “Nursomat”, loafing barn, and 2 acres of pasture. Just bring your milk or animals! Available for lease at $2000/month. This is an excellent opportunity to be the only goat or sheep dairy in Central Oregon. Owner has 27 years experience in the farmstead cheese business and is available for consulting on production and sales. 541-923-8353 Redmond, OR

    5/18/15 – Microbiology Intern

    Position Summary

    Jasper Hill needs someone to keep our lab going while our Microbiologist is on maternity leave. Candidates will be responsible for keeping essential projects, including screening milk and growing cultures for cheesemaking, on track. The right candidate will have strong lab experience the ability to follow rigid protocols and some experience in DNA extraction and amplification. This 5-month position is ideal for a person with a background in biotechnology, applied biology or molecular biology but could also be a great sabbatical for a cheesemaker interested in professional development.

    Schedule

    This position will be available from mid July through December and will involve some weekend work depending on the cheesemaking and culture-growing schedules. Lab hours represent 3 days of work, however additional hours in compositional analysis and cheese care in the Cellars will round out a 40+ hour work week.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plating samples
    • Producing growth media
    • Creating aseptic cultures
    • Entering/reporting gathered data
    • Maintaining the calibration schedule for all equipment
    • Problem solving and trouble –shooting of equipment when necessary
    • DNA extraction/amplification

    Skill Requirements

    • Ability to strictly follow all protocols, procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Capacity to work independently
    • Maintain positive relationship with all JFOB staff and our associates

    To send a resume or get more information contact Emily through work@cellarsatjasperhill.com or 802-533-2566×106. Visit www.jasperhillfarm.com/employment for our entire listing of open positions.

    5/18/15 – Director of Human Resources

    About Us

    Jasper Hill is a leader in the artisan cheese industry. We are a mission based company working to preserve Vermont’s agricultural soils and working landscape through farmstead cheese production. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced person to manage the Human Resources across our family of businesses. Jasper Hill is located in the beautiful, rural, rolling hills of Greensboro, VT. The Jasper Hill Family of Businesses (JFOB) includes two farms, two creameries, a cheese aging facility, as well as the sales and administrative team.

    Position Summary

    In this hands on role, the Director of HR will implement practices and objectives that will cultivate a strong team spirit and high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, goal attainment, as well as the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Jasper Hill is in a growth stage and this position will be responsible for implementing and managing a Human Resources platform to achieve this growth. This position reports to the Executives and will assist and advise company managers about Human resources issues.

    Essential Responsibilities

    Recruiting

    • Anticipates labor needs and finds the professional talent that helps the company move forward
    • Assists in supporting employees relocating to the community
    • Ensures effective on boarding of new employees

    Employee development and training

    • Cultivates leadership through training, coaching and guidance to improve manager’s skill set
    • Responsible for employee orientation, development and training, including implementation of a documented training program focused on quality and continuous improvement.
    • Oversees the administrative support team for the JFOB. The focus of this team is to create a consistent culture of and practices in Food Safety, Training, Education Quality, and Open Book Management.
    • Conducts reviews of administrative team and reports on Labor to the leadership

    Labor Budget

    • Creates Global Labor Plan for all parts of the JFOB.
    • Plans out a Compensation Strategy with the owners and leaders of the company
    • Benefits administration and innovation

    Compliance

    • Ensures the labor practices are in line with all state and federal regulations
    • Resolves conflicts promptly and performs investigations in a professional manner ensuring fairness, open and clear communication and legal compliance.
    • Maintains Employee Handbook, keeps Company Policies current and communicates changes effectively with staff
    • Investigates and reports on workers compensation issues for insurance carriers

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
    • 7 years of experience in Human Resources, preferably in a supervisory role
    • Knowledge of Vermont labor laws
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong public speaking and presenting skills
    • Highly organized and the efficient time management skills
    • Strong demonstration of dynamic leaderships skills and the ability to think strategically about the big picture
    • Experience in administration of benefits and compensation programs

    To Apply

    To send a resume or get more information contact Emily through work@cellarsatjasperhill.com or 802-533-2566×106. Visit www.jasperhillfarm.com/employment for our entire listing of open positions.

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    5/5/15 – Wholesale Sales/Support Assistant

     

    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese has been producing award winning, hand-crafted cheese since 2003 using only the purest ingredients and artisanal methods.

    We are looking for a full time, Wholesale Sales/Support Assistant who has a passion for pure, all natural food, a love of cheese and a drive to excel, to assist with sales of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.

    Requirements:

    • Have at least two years sales experience – some with distributors, headquarter calls in specialty food, artisan cheese a huge plus!
    • Be self-motivated, highly organized and outgoing with a strong customer service background
    • Be dynamic with customers with excellent communication skills
    • A valid Driver’s license, reliable transportation and is available to travel out of state
    • Be passionate about food and selling quality products

    The job will include:

    • Assisting with Wholesale Director of Sales to sell directly to retail accounts and distributors
    • Attending events sampling and promoting Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and products
    • Coordinating and conducting retail demos/tastings

    To apply, follow the link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=322010

    Salary – DOE & Full benefits

    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is part of the Sugar Mountain family and is committed to pure, all-natural foods. In keeping with our commitment to pure food, Sugar Mountain companies contribute 1% of all sales to the Pure Food Kids Foundation, founded by Beecher’s in 2004.

    4/21/15 – Cheese Intern  Wanted

    Small growing farmstead cheese dairy currently seeking interns in cheese making, grazing, cow care and all around experience on working farm. Housing available and food provided. Weekly stipend available. Any talent appreciated and can be used in these areas please send resume to info@chapelscreamery.com.

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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