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Distribution Leader

Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Location: Edgartown
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.CATEGORY: FieldDescriptionThe Distribution Leader position is Full Time and Seasonal from April-December. A year round opportunity is possible. The Post Harvest and Distribution Leader works as the connective tissue between incoming farm fresh produce and its end usage whether it be into one of our delicious farm made products, a dish at a restaurant or in a home cooked meal. Working independently or as part of a small team, the Distribution Leader balances the produce needs of the Farm Store, CSA, Farmer's Market, Farm Kitchen/Bakery and Wholesale Market to efficiently maximize the farm's harvests to optimize produce inventory and reduce food waste. The Distribution Leader will understand the movement of produce throughout the farm and communicate seasonal availability across departments. The Distribution Leader will also work as a sales representative of Morning Glory Farm for our Wholesale customers and the delivery driver interfacing with our restaurant, grocery and caterer wholesale clients.The daily responsibilities include: Maintain communication and relationships with Wholesale restaurants, wedding planners, grocers, caterers, and other business partners Organize and maintain inventory for all distribution departments Reach out to all existing wholesale clients and develop relationships and seek out new clients through utilizing various sales techniques. Updates and maintains the company's online sales platform including inventory records, customer portal, accounts receivable, products maintenance, and all other aspects of the online platform. Train, lead, and supervise seasonal workers in standard operating procedures POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Our Ideal candidate: Demonstrated successful sales experience in the food industry Believes in and can operationalize Morning Glory Farm mission statement, products, and values Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Strong attention to detail. Can work independently and efficiently Ability to remain calm and focused and maintain professionalism in a high volume and high demand environment Innovative and problem solver Is knowledgeable and passionate about current produce and all retail aspects the Farm supports. A strong desire to succeed being pro-active and a self-starter. Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with other team members across other departments required. Has understanding of seasonal produce production and inventory Drivers license preferred FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeWAGE: $18-23 depending on experiencePOSITION: Distribution LeaderEXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-ExemptABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha's Vineyard.Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the Farmstand from May through December.Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries, grapes, peaches, and beach plums.We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45 acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh, pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to the long-term health of the soil.The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush, green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of nature's glory.Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed Morning Glory with their own special contributions.LOCATION: MA, EdgartownPI187667577

Keywords: Morning Glory Farm Inc, Nantucket , Distribution Leader, Professions , Edgartown, Massachusetts

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