Connecticut – Simpaug Farms hiring Farmers Market Sales & Delivery

Ridgefield, Connecticut

FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Simpaug Farms is committed to feeding our communities with clean, high-quality, flavorful food. Our farmers employ sustainable practices that uphold small-farm values and reverence for the land. Our vegetables and fruits are grown naturally, without the use of synthetic pesticides. Our animals are pasture-raised without hormones or antibiotics.

The farm is located on 250 acres of preserved farmland in West Suffield, with the main business office in Ridgefield. All produce sold is grown on our farm. Simpaug Farms has been delivering Connecticut Grown produce to Fairfield and Hartford Counties since 2011. We operate a 200 member CSA with weekly pickup at several Fairfield County locations. Simpaug Farms is a regular vendor at the Fairfield Farmers Market and Ellington Farmers Market. Our produce is favored by some of Connecticut’s best farm-to-table chefs and is featured on restaurant menus across the state.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Our FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY staff will be based out of the Ridgefield business office, and will be responsible for driving our delivery van from Ridgefield to the farm in West Suffield to pick up and deliver CSA shares, restaurant wholesale orders, and farmers market produce (about 200 miles daily round-trip). They will report directly to the Sales Manager and Operator to coordinate deliveries and other tasks as needed. Strong communication skills are a must. The Driver will also be responsible for setting up the CSA drops for the customers at each location. Strong organization skills and attention to detail is crucial to ensure customer satisfaction and accuracy.
On Saturday and Sunday, we are full-season vendors at farmers markets, which require all sales staff to be on duty. Staff will be responsible for unloading, setting up, creating displays, labeling prices, restocking throughout the market, interacting with customers, answering questions, tracking sales, breaking down stand, and delivering remaining produce to customers.

SCHEDULE
June through October (may be extended to year-round with reduced winter hours)
3-5 days per week, including weekends. Saturday and Sundays are a must in order to staff our Farmers Markets. We are looking for two drivers for this position so work schedules will change week to week giving both drivers a chance to have weekends off.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced driver with valid driver’s license and clean driving record (No Exceptions)
  • Available to work scheduled shifts with some flexibility on daily start and end times
  • Available to work all weekends, with limited time-off requests during peak season (Time off must be pre-approved by manager)
  • Fast learner, able to solve problems as they arise with little direction
  • Outgoing and personable attitude
  • Able to learn quickly and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Punctual, reliable, efficient, and able coordinate delivery routes and schedules with sales team.
  • Professional in communication, customer service, and sales
  • Friendly, fun, welcoming, and ready to engage with customers
  • Able to work long shifts 8-10 hours
  • Must maintain professional appearance at all times
  • Enthusiastic about local food and farming, and committed to quality

    COMPENSATION
    $12-15/hour

    TO APPLY
    Send a resume with cover letter to max@simpaugfarms.com
    Use subject line FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

Feel free to call about the job as well 203-984-7289

 

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Washington DC – 4P Foods hiring Local Food Sales Advocate

Washington, DC

4P Foods is a Benefit Corporation located in the Washington, DC-area. As a mission-driven company, our goal is one of duality:  First, we aim to help small farm families earn a living wage by giving them access to the growing demand for good, regional, ethically sourced, sustainably produced food.  Second, we focus our business model on increasing access for all people to the nutrient dense, healthy foods that our farmers are producing. 4P Foods strives every day to be part of the movement that is working hard to create a more equitable food system.

4P Foods believes in a future where nourishing, sustainable, and delicious food is not a privilege but a right. We help our customers to live their values by knowing that their food dollars are being spent to help support our farmers, our planet, and the communities we live in.

Position Summary:

Local Food Sales Advocate

4P Foods has an immediate opening for a sales team member to help grow our expanding member base throughout the Washington, DC region. Because our farmers rely on us to be their advocates while they do what they do best – grow awesome food – our team members are committed to a future anchored by equitable food systems.

The primary focus of this position will be to generate new relationships with commercial businesses that are interested in their employees’ health and wellness. Lead generation will be an important aspect of this position in researching local market segments, finding and calling prospects, and scheduling appointments for the 4P Foods sales team. We are a small but growing team, so we are looking for someone who has a proactive attitude, creative energy, and an ability to present new ideas to the team.

Ideal candidates should have experience in a B2B sales position, with a familiarity with outbound calling, telemarketing and/or other outside sales phone-based efforts. As a 4P Foods sales advocate, you must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and exceptional people skills. Because you are an advocate for our family farms, you should have a passion for combining honest sales, a love of great food, a soft spot for farmers, and an appreciation for corny food puns. Bottom line, you enjoy the fact that your work will help make your community a better place in the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate leads by identifying commercial companies in set delivery regions that are looking for creative offerings for their Health & Wellness efforts

  • Perform outbound calls to introduce 4P Foods and qualify leads

  • Schedule appointments for the outside sales team with committed leads

  • Achieve or exceed monthly sales metrics and revenue targets

  • Regularly attend and eventually lead networking events

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of proven and successful outside sales experience

  • Strong phone presence and experience making dozens of sales calls per day

  • Solid understanding and execution of basic sales methods and techniques

  • Able to interact with potential customers both on the phones and in person

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage your time effectively.

  • Has the skills to work independently and make good decisions without oversight

  • Experience with food or grocery industries is a plus

  • Knowledge of salesforce.com is helpful

Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Motivated by a sense of purpose

  • Flexible to the dynamic changing needs of a start-up company

  • Sense of humor and love of good food

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience, softened by the fact that we are a scrappy startup trying to make the world (and our food systems) better.

Please send your resume and cover letter to joinus@4pfoods.com.

Massachusetts – Cavicchio Greenhouses hiring Multiple Positions

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Established in 1910, Cavicchio Greenhouses is a fourth-generation New England farm working more than 250 acres in Sudbury. As a horticultural grower and landscape distributor, we cultivate and supply an extensive variety of annuals and perennials, nursery stock, stone, masonry and landscape materials. With a hard-earned reputation for service, quality, selection and sustainability, we work with professionals and garden centers throughout the area to keep our region beautiful.

Open positions include:

Assistant Head Grower

Assistant Buyer

Landscape Supply Sales Representative

Horticultural Buyer

Greenhouse Sales Representative

Grower Intern

Greenhouse Team Members – Leominster Facility

Outside Customer Service Lead

Nursery Sales Representative

Outside Customer Service Representatives

Massachusetts – World Farmers hiring Wholesale and Markets Manager

Lancaster, Massachusetts
Job title: Wholesale and Markets Manager, World Farmers
Position type: Full-Time
World Farmers is hiring a Wholesale and Markets Manager who will provide leadership and vision for cooperative crop sales among the immigrant and refugee farmers at Flats Mentor Farm. This job requires someone with the capacity and passion to build relationships with our farmers of ethnically and socially-diverse backgrounds, while facilitating and exploring new and existing wholesale opportunities with grocers, restaurants, schools, CSA customers, and more.
This position requires a high level of autonomy and initiative and requires the ability to work with a range of players. The Wholesale and Markets Manager is encouraged to participate in visioning and execution of other related programs of the organization.
Responsibilities:
– Building strong relationships with Flats Mentor farmers and understanding their sales needs.
– Expanding existing and building new relationships with buyers (stores, food hubs, etc.,).
– Planning crop availability and sales lists according to farmers’ production levels.
– Coordinating and participating in post-harvest handling and delivery of produce.
– Assist in training and assistance to farmers on business development, marketing, and whole farm planning.
– Ensuring completion of all evaluation and reporting needs for program efforts.
– Potentially working in value-added production with Flats Mentor Farmers. Qualifications necessary:
– Passion, patience, curiosity, and creativity to explore and develop new market opportunities for ethnic crops with and for immigrant farmers and communities.
– Ability to be effective in a dynamic, multicultural/multilingual work environment.
– Interest in walking the farm and speaking 1:1 with farmers of varied English proficiency.
– Flexibility, self-motivation, and working in cooperation and collaboration.
– Three years’ experience in agricultural production and/or developing and managing market sales efforts – bachelor’s degree and/or internship experience in a related field a plus.
 – Detailed knowledge of handling, distribution, display, and sale of produce.
– Ability to work some Saturdays for market assessments in the summer.
– Access to and/or ownership of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
 Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits available.
To apply, please email three references, résumé & a brief cover letter including an explanation of your interests in agriculture, working with other cultures, and/or crop sales and marketing to Jessy Gill at jgill@worldfarmers.org. Please combine all documents into one PDF application. Application review starts immediately; interviewing to start mid to late February 2018. World Farmers is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds and/or historically underrepresented communities. World Farmers holds 30 years of institutional knowledge in supporting immigrant, refugee, and historically underserved beginning farmers grow and market ethnic and specialty crops in Massachusetts and beyond.
Through Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, MA, World Farmers assists over 250 beginning immigrant and refugee farmers with training on sustainable agricultural production and marketing techniques and cultivates a climate where cross-cultural farmer co-learning and mentorship thrives. World Farmers has successfully introduced several new ethnic crops into markets throughout Boston that are culturally relevant to immigrant communities.

Massachusetts – Soluna hiring Tea Specialist/Sales Associate

Boston, Massachusetts

Soluna @ Boston Public Market Tea Specialist / Sales Associate

Position:
We are adding a full-time tea specialist/sales associate to our BPM team to work closely with managment on implementing our growth strategies and retail objectives. This position is not seasonal; please do not apply unless you are interested in a long-term position in which you can play a meaningful role in the growth and success of our retail location in the Boston Public Market. You must be able to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evening shifts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Preparing hot and iced tea, chai lattes, and other specialty tea beverages.
-Educating customers about our herb, spice, and tea blends.
-Maintaining a well-organized, safe, and sanitary retail environment for customers and coworkers.
-Performing retail sales through our Square point-of-sale system.
Required Skills and Experience:
-Previous food service and retail experience preferred but will train the right candidate
-Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a group

-Ability to remain calm in a sometimes fast-paced environment
-Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
-Detail oriented
-Professionalism, maturity, sincerity
-Good interpersonal and communication skills
-Ability to take initiative
Compensation:
Pay starts at $12 – $13 per hour depending on experience, with the possibility for increases and other benefits after six months. Generous employee discount, and you’ll get to drink a lot of tea!

To apply, please send your resume and a short letter about why you’d like to work here to jobs@solunagardenfarm.com, and be prepared to provide references upon request.

Various Locations – Brookford Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations

Sales and Distribution Coordinator

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Sales and Distribution Coordinator who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in New Hampshire and southern New England.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales and Distribution Coordinator  Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Sales software specifically designed for farms to maintain and grow existing accounts.
  • Search on route for new accounts.
  • Inform Drivers of route changes and manage routes for profitability.
  • Maintain accurate inventory in sales software.
  • Stage orders preparing for delivery.
  • Work up to 10 hrs each week on the different areas of the farm to deepen relationships with the people, the products and the community.
  • Contribute to Brookford Farm Social Media accounts to help build a bridge between the farm and the community
  • Assist with public outreach for events

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated, highly organized and quick to solve problems.
  • Be dynamic with customers, excellent communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.
  • Geographical understanding of New Hampshire and Greater Boston.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

Greater Boston Sales Rep

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Greater Boston Sales Representative who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in the Greater Boston area.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales Forager Responsibilities:

  • Search out and establish relationships with new restaurants and retail establishments who will buy our food regularly.
  • Generate weekly orders from accumulated account list
  • Search out potential CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) opportunities with businesses and places where many people can pick up at one location
  • Keep a constant communication with the farm staff to determine what is available to sell.

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated and highly organized
  • Be dynamic with customers and have excellent communication skills.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

West Virginia – Grow Ohio Valley hiring Sales and Aggregation Manager

Wheeling, West Virginia

Grow Ohio Valley is a non-profit social enterprise leading the charge to improve food access in the Upper Ohio Valley region.  We are looking for a Sales and Aggregation Manager to lead our sales team and oversee core income-generating initiatives. In this position, you will work closely with the executive director and a 5-member sales team, as well as a network of local producers and community partners. This is a full-time, salaried position in Wheeling, WV. Please review full description at www.growov.org/jobs and then send a resume and cover letter to sam@growov.org.