Farmers Market Team Manager Encina Farms, Inc.
- Date Posted April 17, 2021
- Location Bay Area, CA
- Category Agriculture / Culinary
- Job type Full-Time
Encina Farms raises acorn fed pure Iberico pigs in California, the first grower to do so exclusively. Our Ibérico pigs spend all of their lives outdoors and are raised with the utmost quality and humane standards, leveraging new regenerative practices with no use of hormones or antibiotics, while also using traditional Spanish practices and methods. Our farm which is located in the Coyote Valley of Middletown (Lake County), has 650+ acres with over 100 acres of previously certified organic pastures and over 350 acres of live oak woodlands. Encina means Oak Tree in Spanish. The oak, which produces acorns or “bellotas” in Spanish, is essential to the diet of the very finest Ibérico pork you’ll ever taste. That’s why we chose to raise our pigs on acreage in California, on land that’s blanketed by oak trees. With our sole focus on this legendary breed—and our commitment to the highest quality meat and environmentally friendly farming—we offer California-raised Ibérico pork to butchers, fine meat distributors, restaurants, chefs, and home cooks who appreciate its special attributes. We offer to the market not only our fresh meats, buy also a line of cured and ready-to-eat products like chorizo, salchichón and sobrasada paté.Job description
The Farmers Market Team Manager will act as manager and point person for all Bay Area Farmers Markets (7-10 / week) and events, and will manage our product inventory. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct 3-4 farmers market per week
- Manage other Farmers Markets staff, equipment and inventory
- Correspondence with staff during the market to answer any questions
- Make sure that markets run smoothly by troubleshooting issues and finding solutions
- Schedule staffing for all markets
- Recruit and train new market staff
- Organize product and materials for all Farmers markets
- Sub at markets when needed, work store demos, and when asked assists with events and sales pitches.
Education: High school diploma required; college education preferred. Needs to have good written communication skills and sufficient math skills be well organized, reliable, have good execution of goals and follow-through, excellent ability to talk about and effectively promote a product, excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize. Should love food and be able to learn about our meats.
Experience: work experience working with a team and reporting to/working with management and managing a small crew. Prior experience promoting a retail product and working with customers in a retail setting will be valued. Must have experience planning and working events or demos.
Rate: $20-25/hour or equivalent salary with potential sales or profit sharing after 6 months in the job.
Hours: 40 hours per week including all relevant Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine!
- Incentive plan after 6 months
- Monthly budget for free product
- Employee discount
- Paid time off