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Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

Small Batch Kitchen is a small food manufacturing company located in Harleysville, PA. We specialize in creating gourmet, low-sugar fruit, herb, and beer spreads and infused sea salts. We work with local farmers to source all of our produce and we make all of our products by hand.

 

We are growing fast and are looking for people to join our team. We are looking for both Farmer’s Market Salespeople and a part-time Production Assistant.

 

Farmer’s Market Salesperson
Duties - Main sales person for at least one market per week from mid-May through mid-November. This position can be combined with the production assistant position for the right candidate.

 

Qualifications:

Valid driver’s license

Access to a reliable vehicle

Able to lift at least 30 lbs (set up tent/tables, lift boxes of finished product, etc.)

Able to interact with customers, answer questions, suggest recipe/uses, SMILE

Able to handle money and make change

Interest to learn about food and cooking

Entrepreneurial spirit - the market booth will be your “storefront”, you will get to make recommendations for improvement.

Able to stand for long periods of time, in all weather. All markets are held rain or shine.

Reliable and punctual

 

Description:

Load car with all necessary market requirements (tent, table, displays, product, etc)

Drive to market, unload and setup booth

Setup and maintain samples throughout the market

Interact with customers - describing company, process, flavors and recommended uses

Restocking display as needed to maintain neat, pleasant, inviting booth

Make sales, take payment/make change, bag product

Pack up display, product, tent, etc. at end of day and return to main kitchen facility

Upon returning to main kitchen facility - unloading car of all market materials and product, and doing a day “close out” (final inventory, cash box/credit receipts).

Restock your personal “market toolkit” to make sure you are ready for the next market.

Work with Owner of Small Batch Kitchen to discuss any customer issues, market display recommendations, upcoming special market events, marketing recommendations, etc.

 

Markets:

Sales Person A: Lansdale - Saturdays - May 20th - November 4th (WEEKLY) 9 am - 1 pm

 

Sales Person B: Perkasie - Saturdays - June 3rd - October 28th (Every other week) 9 am - 12 pm

Sales Person B: Indian Valley Farmer’s Market (Telford) - Saturdays - June 24th - October 14th (Every other week) - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Additional weekday markets, “Pop Up” Markets/Festivals/Events may be added throughout the year. 

 

Production Assistant

Duties-

To assist jam maker in all aspects of production including:

Cleaning kitchen, sweeping/mopping floors, washing dishes

Cleaning and prepping produce

Labeling jars

Preparing jars/lids

Picking and packing orders for online sales, wholesale and distributor orders

 

Qualifications:

Able to lift 50 lbs (ingredients, boxes of produce, jars (filled and empty))

Able to work on feet for extended periods of time

Understand the importance of working cleanly, efficiently, and with a sense of urgency

Attention to detail and quality

Work can be physically demanding

Work ethic - punctual and reliable, seeks to exceed expectations

Work well with a team, respectful of coworkers

Flexible - every day will be different

Positive, helpful demeanor

 

Opportunities to assist at Farmer’s Markets, festivals, and other special events may arise throughout the season.

 

While this posting is intended to be a seasonal (May-December), part-time (~20 hours per week) position, there is the chance that this position may become a year-round and full-time position for the right candidate and depending on the performance of the company.

 

This position will generally be scheduled between the hours of M-F: 9 am - 5 pm, but other work arrangements can be discussed.

 

This position may be combined with the Farmer’s Market Sales for the right candidate.

 

Please send inquiries to Sheila@TheSmallBatchKitchen.com 

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