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Operations Manager Three River Farmers Alliance

  • Date Posted April 17, 2018
  • Location Seacoast Region, NH
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Three River Farmers Alliance is a farmer-owned local food delivery business based in the Seacoast area of NH. Job Description

Three River Farmers Alliance is seeking a highly motivated individual to play a key role in our rapidly growing local food distribution business. Our ideal candidate for this full-time position is an organized, independent, creative thinker with a passion for improving local food systems.

Responsibilities Include:


Logistics

  • Coordinate and execute all logistical aspects of a local food distribution system; Manage over
    20 local producers and 150 customers with an online database and weekly delivery system
  • Collaborate with growers and producers to fill orders and identify production gaps
  • Train and manage drivers and sales support staff
  • Create and implement efficient storage, packing, and delivery systems
  • Manage weekly delivery schedule; Assign drivers, vehicles, and delivery routes

 

Sales & Marketing

  • Lead all sales work; Create and implement sales plans and track sales process
  • Cold-call potential new accounts; Work with new and existing accounts to increase sales
  • Solicit and establish CSA drop off points; Manage a 100+ member CSA program
  • Organize and conduct meetings and events with owner operators and stakeholders
  • Develop and distribute branded messaging and marketing materials

 

Customer Service

  • Collect weekly customer orders; reminder calls and customer check-ins
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding invoices and billing; provide technical assistance
  • Use producers’ seasonal production plans to establish standing orders with customers
  • Build weekly CSA shares; place orders and distribute regular CSA communications

 

Admin

  • Review financial data with owner operators to determine strategies for growth, identify
    efficiencies, and create sales plans/budget forecasts
  • Manage accounts receivables; work with bookkeeper; make weekly bank deposits
  • Provide new producers with paperwork regarding SOPs & food safety

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in local food, agriculture, or food systems work
  • Sales experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong computer/technology skills
  • Ability to work independently; Flexibility and a talent for problem solving

 

Special Requirements

This job requires driving a box truck, and the ability to lift fifty pounds. Additional driving is required on non-delivery days for new client contact and sales meetings.

 

Compensation:  This is a salaried full-time position. Salary is based on experience.

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