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Food Hub Logistics Manager (Green Mountain Farm-to-School)

Organization Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Location 115 2nd Street
Newport, VT 05855
Description

Position Description

Green Mountain Farm-to-School seeks a dynamic professional with strong organization skills to support the growth and operations of our food hub. The Food Hub Logistics Manager will manage the operations and systems of Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD), a project of Green Mountain Farm to School. Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD) is a regional food hub distributing local food to schools, institutions, and other sales outlets in northern Vermont. GMFD works with over 30 local farms to provide a variety of local foods including apples, meat, vegetables, grains, eggs, and dairy. Annual sales are approximately $400,000. The Food Hub Logistics Manager reports to the Executive Director.

The Food Hub Logistics Manager will:

  • Manage the daily operations including accurately receiving and processing customer orders and responding to customer inquiries.
  • Coordinating with distribution partner and vendors.
  • Generating and distributing weekly on-line product list.
  • Build and maintain relationships with food producers.
  • Data tracking, analysis, and program planning.
  • As part of a team, schedule and facilitate external and internal team meetings.
  • Collaborate with GMFTS Finance Coordinator on matters related to accounts payable and receivable, follow-up with customers and vendors as needed.
  • Organize implementation of promotion and marketing campaigns for food producers and local food.
  • Plan and organize annual on-farm community dinners.
  • Potential for warehouse duties; including packing customer orders.
  • Work alongside Food Hub Accounts Manager and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Provide general operational and administrative support to the organization, as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Technologically literate with strong computer and internet skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Attentive to detail; Good organizational skills and record keeping.
  • Reliable private vehicle. Mileage tracked and reimbursed at company rate.
  • Cheerful, professional presence.
  • Interest in and ability to adapt to changes in evolving business, be creative, and jump in where needed to optimize operations.
  • Desire and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a friendly and professional manner in demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter who can work independently.
  • Flexible; able to prioritize and manage workload in an evolving work environment.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food Systems, or related field required or equivalent experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • General knowledge of the sustainable food and agriculture sector.
  • Interest in the local food economy.
  • Familiarity with geographical area of northern and central Vermont.

Compensation: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week, Monday- Friday) with salary range $35,000-$37,000.00 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, employer sponsored healthcare and supported wellness initiatives.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls please. Position opened until filled. EOE.

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and well-being of Vermont's children, farms and communities. Our programs connect schools and farms through food and education. We do this by building school gardens, delivering local food to schools and institutions, and educating the community about healthy food choices. GMFTS is a fast growing and exciting place to be, with a number of initiatives that support employee health and wellness. To learn more about GMFTS’ programs and initiatives, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Date Posted June 6th, 2019
Deadline June 20th, 2019
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food Distribution or Storage
Type Full Time
Compensation Compensation: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week, Monday- Friday) with salary range $35,000-$38,000.00 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, employer sponsored healthcare and supported wellness initiatives.
How to Apply To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls please. Position opened until filled. EOE.