WE ARE HIRING

To apply: send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to hr@champlainorchards.com. Without all 3 requirements, we will be unable to process your application.

 


 

MASSACHUSETTS SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Must be a Massachusetts Resident in order to be considered.

Job Summary:

Primarily Boston-area sales representative for an ecologically responsible orchard and craft cidery from Vermont. Works semi-autonomously to develop new accounts and maintain current accounts in Massachusetts, with a focus on increasing product placements and brand visibility in key market segments.  Hiring full-time for mid-June start date.

About Us:

At Champlain Orchards & Cidery, we are committed to sharing the highest quality ecologically-certified apples and craft hard cider with our customers. We do not use concentrate, added sugars, inferior ingredients and we will never use production shortcuts which would inevitably compromise drinking quality. We are looking for someone who embraces our approach, thrives on challenges, is interested in making a difference and welcomes being part of a much appreciated team of hard working people.

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead hard cidery and orchard sales by product line and sales channel
  • Call on existing and target accounts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2 days/month dedicated to Rhode Island and Central/Western Massachusetts respectively)
  • Develop new accounts in Massachusetts, focusing on the Boston-area market
  • Collaborate with marketing manager on marketing support, including pricing, programming, and point of sales materials, and on special events and promotions
  • Work with orchard staff and four distinct distributor sales teams to monitor and meet sales targets, using daily sales sheet reporting and monthly depletion data
  • Audit retail stores and on-premise placements, identify trends, and initiate corrective action
  • Communicate the voice of the customer to the orchard, monitor competitors' activities, and proactively identify opportunities
  • Represent the orchard at special events for trade groups and consumers, from bar tastings to festivals, often weekends and weeknight evenings
  • Maintain professional network and knowledge of products and market place changes
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques, etc.
  • Recommend changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments.


Requirements:

  • Massachusetts proof of residency
  • Valid driver's license and registered and insured vehicle
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Excellent and personable verbal and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Knowledge of craft hard cider and alcohol/produce industries. Familiarity with orchard products preferred.
  • Two years related sales experience
  • Availability and interest in significant travel to Rhode Island, Central/Western Massachusetts, and Vermont
  • Availability and interest in working some weeknights and weekends, as required by events and tastings
  • Passion for local food movements and sustainable agriculture
  • Strong Massachusetts network/relationships
  • Food service/agriculture industry experience a plus
  • Extremely self-motivated and comfortable working remotely
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

 


Shipping Department Loader:

Champlain Orchards (Shoreham) is seeking a full-time staff member who will be responsible for ensuring trucks are loaded properly for delivery. The job entails frequent lifting of 40 lb. cases. Hours are 12:30 p.m. until all trucks are loaded 5 days a week (6 during Harvest).

 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Exterior and interior truck washing
  • Cooler maintenance: rotate product, sweeping and cleaning and scheduling of maintenance.
  • Food Safety: daily recording of cooler temperatures, checking, clearing and setting mouse traps
  • Equipment maintenance: forklift refill, charging and pallet jack charging
  • General Production Facility: storing of pallets, sorting of recycling, trash out, exterior inspection, cleaning and scheduling of necessary maintenance
  • Receiving: general receiving duties, moving/storing all production supplies, production supply inventory

 

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

This position requires a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, advanced QuickBooks expertise, excellent time management and communication skills, and at least 2 years of experience in accounting and office administration.

  • Manage processing of accounts receivable and payable using QuickBooks, producing reports and providing recommendations to ensure realistic business development.
  • Maintain the purchase order system.
  • Assist with Food Safety Audits
  • Processing of Corporate Tax reports
  • Assisting with general office administration and operations

This is a full-time position.

 

To apply: send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to hr@champlainorchards.com. Without all 3 requirements, we will be unable to process your application.