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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.

    6/30 – 7/30: Import Sales Manager

    Looking for an Import Sales Manager, based in New York City, willing to travel (50%) and who will manage, develop and lead sales activities of our existing and vibrant network of importers, distributors and retailers throughout the US.; identify and develop new opportunities to market the diverse new products our worldwide acquisitions bring.

    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® Société Roquefort.

    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.

    IMPORT/SALES:

    • Manage sales activities to reach territory’s annual sales volumes and contribution levels targets at our importers/distributors and retailers during national trade shows, customer food shows and sales calls.
    • Develop sales for Lactalis new synergies following our group acquisitions worldwide and find new channels to sell those products in the US. Products will be coming from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America. Products will be cheese but also dairy products as well as other businesses.
    • Cultivate trust and nurture long-term business relationships with key decision makers (often buyers; merchandising directors; company owners) to engage and seize opportunities with our stakeholders (importers/distributors; retailers).
    • Look out for business opportunities (market trends, new products, industry happenings/mergers…) to helps us adapt our product portfolio with our marketing team support.
    • Collaborate with entire Import division team (Director of Sales – Import division, and customer service) to prepare and roll out new price lists to customers in a timely and strategic manner.

    MARKETING BUDGETS/PROMOTIONAL TOOLS:

    • Support partners (importers/distributors and retailers) with tailored and pre-negotiated annual marketing budgets & programs (features/ads, bill-backs, contests, trainings, trips to France…)

    ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCE:

    • Control marketing budget expenditures and implement rules and guidelines to avoid negative balances and deductions.
    • Maintain a positive balance of payments to reduce AP/AR risks and disruptions.
    • Provide world-class customer service when solving product quality issues and credit claims with plants or any other third party involved.
    • Communicate frequently with Sales Director to share sensitive market information (trends, industry mergers, competitive prices and promos) and personal initiatives for immediate feedback and adjustments.

    REPORTING/TEAMWORK:

    • Report weekly and monthly actions to hierarchy and team.
    • Work on synergies (meetings, sales calls, customer information sharing, field information…) to boost successes across Lactalis American Group business units.
    • Frequently interact with France, Spain and other countries where Lactalis is present to provide broader scope of our activities to our plants and export directors and fight lack of market visibility and understanding on their side.
    • Be a reliable resource to the import team and other Lactalis peers anytime they need help or guidance to succeed in reaching or exceeding their goals with the group.

    Education and/or Experience – Incumbent will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in international business from a four-year college or university. Successful previous commercial experience (5 to 10 years) in the specialty gourmet food business, ideally in a cheese company.

    Mathematical Skills – 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

    Other Qualifications

    • Passionate about food / cheese business.
    • Working knowledge of US retailers.
    • 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.
    • Bilingual French-English.

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

    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!

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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.