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Vermont Commodity Manager (Salvation Farms)

Organization Salvation Farms
Location PO Box 1174 49 Portland Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
Description

Salvation Farms in Morrisville is looking for a detail oriented and organized team leader to fill the Vermont Commodity Manager position. This staffer is responsible for developing and managing the non-profit’s line of minimally processed products and expanding its surplus food handling and brokering operations. For more information visit, salvationfarms.org

The Vermont Commodity Manager is responsible for overseeing minimal processing, large scale aggregation, cleaning, and packing operations, and brokering of surplus farm produce to institutional buyers. Establishing and expanding programming through collaborations in northeast Vermont will be a primary responsibility of this position. This initially includes Salvation Farms 1) potential use of a commercial kitchen paired with volunteer engagement to create minimally processed and frozen products from Vermont surplus farm produce, 2) assessing and improving systems for brokering surplus, and 3) supporting partner organizations with the integration of job-training and minimal processing of surplus produce into their operations. Key responsibilities include operational oversite, data tracking, inventory management, product distribution, volunteer training and management, and process creation and refinement. With support from other Salvation Farms staffers, the Commodity Manager will aid the organization in refining and delivering its technical assistance offerings.

This position ensures Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures are created and followed by all who engage in Salvation Farms’ Vermont Commodity minimal processing operations. Food safety, product quality, and operational sophistication, safety, and efficiency are upheld by this staff person. The Commodity Manager is responsible for administering volunteer training and oversight, exploring and leading workforce development integration, and ensuring a safe working environment. This position fills a vital role in supporting the growth, evolution, and documentation of this program and participates in budget building, communication, and fundraising activities.

An ideal candidate enjoys working with, teaching, and managing diverse groups of people, has experience in food handling and manufacturing, is detailed oriented, and can maintain consistent, efficient operating systems.

 

Date Posted May 12th, 2022
Deadline June 6th, 2022
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food Production, Food Processing or Manufacturing
Type Full Time
Compensation $50,000 to $53,000
How to Apply Submit cover letter and resume to admin@salvationfarms.org.

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