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This job expired on November 03, 2018

Director of Coffee City of Saints Coffee Roasters

  • Date Posted September 04, 2018
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Business / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

City of Saints is a coffee roasting company with shops in wonderfully disparate nooks of New York and New Jersey. Currently occupying a residential corner in Hoboken, a light-soaked bar in the East Village, a cavernous industrial hideaway in Bushwick, and soon a flagship coffee beacon in Midtown Manhattan, we're consistently blown away by the people we meet and how effectively a thoughtful product can shapeshift to mean something important and different to all of them. We value inclusiveness over imposition, open-mindedness over repetition, light-heartedness over reverence. We drink what we like, we wind up where we like to be, and we encourage passersby to do the same.

Job description

Our Director of Coffee will oversee the forecasting, sourcing, contracting, roasting, and quality assurance of all of our coffees. This individual will be our primary liaison with all supply chain partners from farmer to freight carrier, and will continue to deepen and increase our engagement with all of these entities as the seasons pass. This individual will collaborate with our Wholesale Team to ensure that we maintain a robust and diverse array of options for toll and contract roasting, as well as with our Retail Team to curate an eclectic and exceptional lineup of City of Saints catalog coffees that reflect our preferences and those of our cafe communities. Finally, this individual will work with our Creative & Educational Teams to ensure that our coffees are implemented and represented effectively, regardless of context.


This individual will be responsible for:

  • Sourcing and contracting of all coffees
  • Overseeing logistics pertaining to on-site and off-site inventory management
  • Roast profile development in tandem with Head Roaster
  • Quality control for all roasted products
  • Production roasting, when needed
  • Sample roasting and sample assessment, when needed
  • Maintenance of monthly budgets and forecasting of growth-based budgets for forward contracting
  • Favorable representation of City of Saints in the coffee community



This individual should be:

  • In deep and desperate love with all things coffee
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets
  • Genuinely open minded to the interplay between objective quality and subjective preference
  • A forward thinker
  • Financially responsible and organized, with an ability to construct arguments taking economic repercussions into account
  • Willing to travel internationally in sometimes non-luxurious settings
  • Articulate and eloquent in speech and in writing, especially in Sales or Educational contexts



This individual should have:

  • Minimum five years in a leadership role in Specialty Coffee
  • Preferably two years minimum Production or Head Roasting
  • Preferably two years minimum Green Coffee Buying, Supply Chain Management, or Importing
  • A demonstrably excellent and well-trained palate
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A valid passport
  • Competency in conversational Spanish
Compensation this position is : salaried Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions
This job expired on November 03, 2018
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