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Position: Packshed Manager
Company: Salt & Harrow Farm
Location: Tsawwassen, Delta, Metro Vancouver BC (public transit available)

Salt & Harrow Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm opening a new location in Tsawwassen, BC. Ten acres are devoted to vegetable production, with over 50 varieties of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and herbs. We sell our produce at eight farmers markets, to restaurants, our Salt & Harrow Storehouse, and through a full-choice membership program.

Position Description

The Packhouse Manager oversees sales at farmers’ markets, on-site produce stand, wholesale accounts, and coordinates our CSA program. The Packhouse Manager is responsible for the sales and marketing of produce while maintaining quality standards and ensures that all products find the right home. The Packhouse Manager co-ordinates all post harvest handling, washing, packing, storage, delivery and billing of all farm produce.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Processing and logging of all produce harvested from farms. Includes separate logs for donated produce, wasted produce.
  • Maintaining quality standards for produce set by management staff. Relaying quality issues to individual staff when issues come up while processing.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and order in processing area.
  • Manage p/t packing assistant as needed and directing staff in the packhouse.

Restaurant Sales

  • Work with farm managers to distribute weekly fresh sheet to restaurant buyers and follow up on sales calls.
  • Fill in harvest table according to orders and ensure that there are three copies available (packing area, each farm manager).
  • Coordinate packing and delivery of wholesale orders.
  • Maintain relationships with chefs and retail store buyers. This includes getting feedback, providing suggestions, and ensuring that restaurants are keeping to minimum orders and orders are in by 6 pm the evening before harvest.
  • Generate invoicing and maintain accurate records for all wholesale activity.

Delivery & Markets

  • Creation of a standard pricing list for market items. Coordinate with farm manager to determine produce to be sold at markets and appropriate pricing.
  • Manage (POS) point of sale, inventory, data entry and maintenance.
  • Completion of ‘take sheet’ prior to each market to track produce sold.
  • Ensure market setups are complete and organized before each market.
  • Label processed produce for each market when several markets are processed at once.
  • Weekly data entry of logs (harvest, sales, CSA) to excel spreadsheets.
  • Some markets and deliveries will be expected with this position.
  • Valid class 5 license and ability to drive a 14’ box truck.

Qualifications

  • Vegetable farming or restaurant experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self motivated and and ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Strong hand-to-eye coordination and skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Strong communication and leadership skills

Salary

  • $16-20/hr. (DOE).
  • Access to farm produce.
  • 4% vacation pay

The Packhouse Manager position begins May 1st, 2020 and is approximatley 40 hrs/week, Thursday through Monday, with some room for flexibility if help is needed at the farmers markets or on deliveries.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
info@saltandharrow.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 6 2020    ID: 55538