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    American Cheese Society Classifieds

    Do you have a job opening? Equipment for sale?

    ACS allows for classified ads to be posted for 30 days starting at $25 for ACS members or $35 for non-members.  Your ad will be viewable to a targeted audience of ACS members, as well as other industry members and the general public who visit this website daily. For an additional $5, you can include your company logo or a photo of the equipment you’re selling.   If you desire to have your ad placed longer than 90 days, please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788.

    2/3/16 – Store Operations Manager, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

    The Store Operations Manager is responsible for leading the personnel and daily business operations of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine Retail Store. At all times, the Operations Manager exemplifies the Pastoral customer service model. In addition to leading the staff, the Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction, merchandising, managing the inventory, ordering of food/beverage supplies, and optimizing efficiency and profits through management by the numbers. The retail leadership reports to the Operations Manager.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Cultivate and leads a diverse, inclusive, safe, and teamwork-driven workplace committed to offering unparalleled customer service, both to guests and to one another
    • Maintain guest satisfaction by monitoring, evaluating, and auditing food, beverage, product, and service offerings; initiate improvements; build relationships with frequent patrons
    • Maintain retail operations by enhancing current policies and standard operating procedures pertaining to customer service and personnel management; implement improvements to heighten guest experience and employee satisfaction
    • Develop, implement, and monitor budget; establish and maintain effective revenue management techniques to maximize revenue; create and analyze financial reports and communicate successes and challenges
    • Control purchases and inventory; negotiate fair prices and contracts; coordinate with Purchasing team to develop preferred supplier lists; analyze variances and takes corrective actions; ensure proper vouchering of invoices
    • Partner with Senior Manager of Human Resources in all matters pertaining to the full life cycle of employment with all restaurant and retail staff
    • Maintain cleanliness of facility and displays; delegate the execution of store merchandising; comply with health and legal regulations; maintain security systems
    • Identify maintenance issues, perform or oversee preventative maintenance; fix minor equipment malfunction when appropriate; communicate to Facilities Operations Manager about equipment and structural needs, gaining permission for large scale repairs or equipment replacement
    • Develop in-house promotions and tastings of products; oversee the planning and execution of promotions; develop and execute weekly sales initiatives and games based around store goals
    • Accomplish company goals through effective management; explore opportunities to add value to operations and job accomplishments; implement and measure programs that reduce costs and labor, create efficiencies, and increase profit
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    • 2-4 years of lead management experience in a full service restaurant or retail operation; proven ability to successfully manage a line(s) of business strongly preferred
    • Ability to build, develop, and lead teams; proven record of managing teams to success
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply them into business strategies and tactics
    • Demonstrated financial acumen
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with Excel spreadsheet management required
    • Commitment to outstanding customer service skills and operational excellence
    • Previous P&L management responsibility
    • City of Chicago Certified Food Service Manager
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks POS preferred but not required

    Work Conditions

    • Ability to work 50-60 hours a week, including nights and weekends
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet business needs
    • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing up to 45 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion

    Work in hot and cold temperatures; works with kitchen equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines

    12/30/15 – Social Enterprise Creamery in Rwanda

    Are you interested in using your dairy expertise to influence a developing country and positively impact the poor? Would you like to spend 6-12 months or more living in Africa?

    The Artisanal Cheesemaking Center of Excellence (ACCE) is launching a social enterprise creamery in the country of Rwanda, and is hiring adventurous dairy professionals who are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create quality products while impacting thousands of lives. The vision of ACCE is “to pioneer breakthrough in 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.” ACCE enjoys the support of a number of award-winning cheese and dairy professionals, premier universities, and international development organizations.

    Rwanda is well known for a period of ethnic violence in 1994 known as the Rwandan Genocide, but in the last twenty years has emerged as a development success story. The capital Kigali has grown to become one of the safest and cleanest cities on the continent with a large international community. ACCE is led by a multinational team consisting of Americans and East Africans.

    ACCE is offering 6-12 month fellowships in technical positions commensurate with the applicant’s experience; Fellows are provided a stipend to offset costs of living. Full-time senior management positions are also available to qualified applicants. For more information and to request application instructions, email info@accerwanda.com.

    1/25/16 – East Coast/Midwest Sales Representative

    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, 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 Midwest.

    This job will include:

    • Working with the National Director of Sales and team 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 (must be able to work out of our Manhattan office)
    • 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

    Click the link to apply: 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.

    1/25/16 – West Coast Sales Associate

    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 Associate 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 Cheese’s, West Coast and nationwide as needed.

    Requirements

    • Have at least two years sales experience with distributors, headquarter calls in specialty food, artisan cheese.
    • 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:

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

    Click the link to apply: https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6959&jid=290631

    This is a non-commission Sales position. 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.

    1/25/16 – Dairy Processor – Cheesemaker

    Rock Cobble Farm

    A farm, part of a large estate in the Northwest hills of Connecticut, is seeking a cheesemaker/dairy processor to develop a line of dairy products from a breed of heritage cattle. The farm is devoted to preserving the Randall Lineback by developing a brand with the cattle. The dairy farm is seasonal and exercises rotational grazing during the summer months. The ideal candidate will be capable of developing products which suit the seasonality of the dairy farm, the cattle and growing with the operation.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and development of hard, soft cheeses and fresh dairy products
    • Pasteurizing and processing milk
    • Recordkeeping
    • Ensure cleanliness of the facility
    • Developing HACCP plans
    • Monitoring milk quality

    Requirements & Qualifications

    • A passion for dairy production and processing
    • Previous dairy processing experience
    • S. degree in a related field
    • Enthusiasm towards building a brand
    • Able to problem solve, work independently, and pay attention to detail
    • Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

    Compensation

    • Generous salary
    • Medical insurance coverage
    • Paid vacation
    • 401K, after one year

    Please send resume and cover letter to John Lundeen, Livestock Manager at rcfcattle@ahboffice.com.

    1/25/16 – 1996 FORD F-250 HD 4X4 SUPER-CAB XLT LIFTED

    This great truck is truly the king of the road, if you don’t like attention this is not the truck for you, it is a real statement maker sporting a beautiful black exterior with a plush light grey interior. The condition of the great vehicle is phenomenal, nice glossy paint, super clean interior, runs drives and handles excellent. Text anytime 804-297-0491

    12/8/15 – Cheesemonger at Sid Wainer & Son

    About Sid Wainer & Son

    For the past 100 years, Sid Wainer & Son has been at the forefront of the food industry, upholding our mission to source the finest produce and specialty foods in the world. We supply customers with our uncompromised service and the highest quality ingredients. We offer menu ideas and suggest cooking techniques. The Sid Factor is the unwavering passion we have for our products and our customers. The core values define who we are and who we will continue to be in the future.

    We are currently seeking to hire a professional with a passion and knowledge of cheese. The Cheesemonger must be self-driven, goal-oriented and maintain an energetic and enthusiastic demeanor in regards to customer service. Applicants should be extremely detail oriented and have a passion for cheese affinage and food safety.

    Role and Responsibilities

    • Educating customers & coworkers on all aspects of cheese
    • Monitoring and managing a large inventory of cheese
    • Rotating and tracking inventory as necessary
    • Communicating with buyers and warehouse staff regarding movement of product
    • Maintaining quality standards within an ever-growing repertoire of cheeses
    • Continuing the drive and commitment to stay current with food trends and seasonal items
    • Practicing the highest level of food safety and adhering to food safety initiatives

    Education

    • High school diploma or G.E.D. required

    Experience

    • Knowledge of all types of cheese required
    • Cheese making and/or aging experience preferred
    • Customer service experience preferred
    • Retail experience is a plus

    12/4/15 – Head Cheesemaker at Goat Dairy

    Mountain Lodge farm is a farmstead goat dairy located in Washington State producing exquisite cheeses from our herd of La Mancha, Nigerian Dwarf and Lagerian goats. We are located in the foothills of Mt. Rainier.

    We believe the care of our animals, quality of our milk and the passion for sensational cheese are the driving forces for our farm.

    We became a Grade A licensed dairy in 2012 and have focused on producing quality cheese to the local market. We sell at farmer’s markets, co-ops, cheese shops, and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.

    We are lucky enough to have a state of the art creamery that we designed and built. We have 4 temperature/humidity controlled aging and drying rooms, a packaging room, a 52 gallon vat, bulk tank and small tasting room.We have produced bloomy rind cheese, chevre, washed rind, natural rind and both pasteurized and raw aged cheeses.

    Position description: We are looking to hire a Lead Cheesemaker for the 2016 season.

    • Production of farm cheeses including affinage and continued recipe development.
    • Management of personnel assisting in creamery.
    • Lead role for testing and monitoring milk quality and sanitation efficacy.
    • Record keeping including HACCP/HARPC, product tracking, inventory, make notes.
    • Coordination of creamery cleaning, maintenance, equipment needs.
    • Support of sales and marketing of products.

    Required experience:

    • Prefer at least 3 to 5 years cheesemaking experience including affinage. Will not consider any candidates without proven cheesemaking abilities in a commercial setting.

    Qualifications:

    • Proven ability to make exquisite cheese on a commercial level.
    • A passion for cheesemaking, and a desire to be constantly learning and improving.
    • Exceptional communication skills.
    • A positive spirit with an understanding that problem solving is part of the job.
    • Honest, with a good work ethic and a desire to learn and share with other members of the team.
    • Obnoxiously meticulous attention to detail.

    11/16/15 – Creamery Assistant/Pasteurizer

    Haverton Hill Creamery in Petaluma, California is looking to employ a Licensed Pasteurizer/Creamery Assistant. This position includes Receiving milk and Pasteurizing milk in compliance with CDFA and FDA regulations. Applicant must have current pasteurizers license. The available position will assist with our daily product production ensuring these processes are in compliance with HACCP & GMP policies. This person will assist to meet daily production goals and maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facility. The position includes pasteurizing milk, cream separation, ice cream production/packing, and butter production/packing + Cheesemaking. Perform routine tests on milk and cream. CIP (Clean In Place) equipment as needed. Document all operations as required.

    *Please visit our website havertonhill.com for details about our farmstead creamery*

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Applicant must have current valid pasteurizing license.
    • Experience working in a food production facility.
    • Work in compliance with FDA, CDFA and HACCP Policies.
    • Complete routine daily paperwork and short correspondence.
    • Current valid CA driver’s license.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift and carry up to 20-50 lb frequently.
    • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat, and stand for long periods of time.
    • Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments.

    Please email us your cover letter, detailed resume and references to havertonhill@gmail.com.