Business / Organization Name: 
Cricket Creek Farm
Contact Person: 
Topher Sabot
Street Address: 
1255 Oblong Road
Zip Code: 
Job Title: 
Manager of Operations
Job Description: 
Manager of Operations Start date : May 1, but we will accommodate a later date for the right candidate We are looking for a Manager of Operations whose primary job responsibilities would be to oversee marketing & sales, manage inventory and handle human resources. Join our team of thoughtful, talented individuals who are dedicated to the production of good food, on our growing mission-based small farm in a beautiful Berkshires town. This is a unique opportunity for a driven and hardworking individual to become intimately involved with all aspects of the farm organism. A successful candidate is a highly organized natural leader who cares deeply about small farm viability, and is excited to bring creativity to communicating the message of the important work we do in producing high-quality cheese. The Manager of Operations will have critical involvement in the overall project – from managing cheese inventory, to coordinating special events, to big-picture farm planning and apprentice training. This position requires you to consistently see the balance of the farm vision and simultaneously manage the daily details of running a small business. If you identify yourself as a problem solver, a quick thinker, and an exceptional community builder who can inspire others, this position might be right for you. An ideal candidate has experience managing a small team, an understanding of marketing and sales, a strong passion for food and agriculture and experience with human resources. Requirements: Excellent prioritization, organizational, and social skills, solid oral and written communication and comfort reaching out to customers in person and over the phone. Candidate must be able to give and receive feedback within our intimate work environment. As an ambassador of the company, constant attention to brand perception is essential, as is meticulous consideration of detail, punctuality, focus, and a desire to motivate others. Some travel within the Northeast is expected. Job Description: The 5 primary facets of this position are: Marketing, Sales, Inventory Management, Community Engagement/Events, and Human Resources. Marketing : Liaison to all of our customers including cheese mongers, chefs, cheese distributors, and farmers markets. Build relationships with new customers around the Northeast. Work includes ongoing promotion of the farm and cheese specifically, regular social media presence, writing weekly newsletters, applying to summer/winter/year-round farmers markets, handling all packaging/labeling/product presentation. Sales: Corresponding with our buyers on a regular basis including weekly emails and phone calls with cheese mongers, chefs, and cheese distributors. Other tasks include tracking sales and ensuring that all orders are filled on time. Inventory Management: Keeping track of all cheese in inventory, projecting future sales, and working closely with the cheese maker to create a production schedule that will meet the seasonal demands of our customers. Community Engagement/Events: Arrange for demos and promotions of our farm products, host visitors at the farm, attend special events to outreach with the community and our customer base, and reply to inquiries/questions/requests. Manage incoming leads related to events (weddings, dinners, parties) that can be held in the farm's Stone Barn. Human Resources: Responsible for hiring apprentices for both the creamery and farm, keeping current positions listed on the farm website, handling all new employee paperwork, and creating schedules for all farm staff including apprentices. As the manager of a dedicated hardworking team, interpersonal skills needed to support and encourage job satisfaction with employees and volunteers. Also responsible for employee and apprentice reviews, giving positive and constructive feedback. We are located in Williamstown, MA, a small college town in the northern Berkshires. Williamstown has a great independent movie theater, the Clark Art museum, a wonderful theater festival in the summertime and several great restaurants. We are surrounded by preserved land with many hiking trails. Nearby is Mass MOCA, Tanglewood, and many lovely small towns. Williamstown is 3 hours from Boston and 3 1/2 hours from NYC. ***There are rooms available in the main Farm House or a 2-bedroom apartment located on the Farm property that can be available if needed. TO APPLY: Please see full application instructions on our website:
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Food and Farming
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Resume & Cover Letter