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HR Coordinator

Posted by:Jeff Greenberg | Posted on: November 16th, 2021 | 0 Comments

Position Summary: The Human Resource Coordinator shall be the primary caretaker of the Company’s personnel. The HR Coordinator has responsibility for recruiting and onboarding new staff, facilitating training development and execution, administering TKC’s compensation programs, and mediating employee concerns. The HR Coordinator helps to create a culture of quality and excellence through developing and implementing innovative practices to care for people who care about their work and their colleagues. As a department of one, the HR Coordinator would have significant influence over their work, and within the company in general. Essential Job Duties: Recruiting, onboarding, mediating
  • Help build a culture of people who care: about food, about others, about work, and about making the world a better place.
  • Lead TKC’s recruiting efforts for office and factory employees
  • Onboard new employees
  • Facilitate and/or delivery training on SOPs
  • Facilitate performance reviews, employee corrective action plans, and employee advancement
  • Develop improvements that make TKC more attractive to potential and current employees.
  • Manage time clock and payroll vendors
  • Facilitating the translation of Company documents into Spanish
  • Help professional staff stay well-networked by facilitating participation in online and in-person associations: LinkedIn, IFT, Naturally Boulder, etc.
Competitive compensation in the range of $42-58k* per year plus bonuses and benefits (*d.o.e.) To apply, please visit our posting on Indeed.

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Client Coordinator

Posted by:TKCAssistant | Posted on: November 15th, 2021 | 0 Comments

How does the role fit? The Client Coordinator plays a key role interfacing with our brand partners and suppliers. The Coordinator helps maintain client relationships by coordinating regular activities and projects that keep the manufacturing operations running smoothly. The Coordinator is a critical member of our staff interacting with everyone and keeping everyone working together. As a coordinator, the role does not manage any direct reports, but does interface with everyone in the organization. As a key member of our Services team, the Coordinator reports directly to the company President. How would I contribute?
  • Manage Clients from forecasting through invoicing to make sure that the company and Client have exactly what they need to collaborate
  • Manage the on-boarding of new clients, new products, and product changes by shepherding Clients through our Roosting process for product commercialization and Hatching process for development.
  • Interact with ingredient and packaging suppliers to find and certify new ingredients and packaging.
  • Coordinate 3rd party certifications such as Non-GMO Project, GFCO, et al. that elevate public perception of our products.
  • Help Client convert orders and forecasts into material plans for Purchasing to execute.
  • Work through and to improve our Client Service processes to address special and ordinary requests
  • Perform monthly and ad-hoc billing
  • Assist in client acquisition by evaluating submissions from applicant brands.
  • Work with the entire Staff to see that our tasks and orders are completed on-time and in the most professional manner.
How would I be rewarded? As a key contributor in a growing company, you will get to see your ideas and efforts brought to life. You will have influence over your work and impact on those around you that larger companies cannot afford. Your role will grow as you grow. For those looking to make a difference, The Kitchen Coop offers a compensation package including competitive pay, bonuses, healthcare reimbursement, paid holidays, and paid time off. Job Qualifications:          Education:    Bachelors degree required. Master's degree is desirable, but not required.          Experience:  Minimum three-year experience in an outwardly facing, professional position.  Experience in project management is strongly preferred. Food industry experience is not required but strongly preferred. Desired Competencies:
  • Interest in personal growth and continuous self- and process- improvement.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and get it all done on time.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and knowledgeably with a wide range of people.
  • Attention to rules, details, planning & preparation.
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand ingredient specifications and learn technical jargon.
  • Ability to work as a team member or individually with minimal supervision guided by written procedures and oral instructions.
  • Strong MS Office computer skills, especially Excel.
  • Experience with QuickBooks is a plus.
  • Experience with Wrike is a huge plus.

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HR & Marketing Intern

Posted by:Jeff Greenberg | Posted on: October 18th, 2021 | 0 Comments

How does the role fit? The Kitchen Coop is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic person to be part of our team. TKC’s Intern will have the opportunity to learn, and various opportunities to contribute, depending on the specific interests of the individual.  Primary opportunities exist helping the Operations department with HR support AND the Service Department with Client & Supplier connectivity, and or both! The Intern will learn important skills in both HR & Marketing: screening & hiring prospective employees, shepherding new employees through onboarding and training, advancing conversations with clients and prospects.  As a part-time member of a small team, the Intern will be exposed to many aspects of the natural Food Industry. TKC would be a great launching point for anyone interested in the world of food start-up and product development. Essential Job Duties: Communications
  • Responding to service inquiries and talking with food brand owners and product or project managers
  • Executing company correspondence and communications with Clients, Prospects, and Staff: emails, appointments, notices, bulletins, appointments, etc.
  • Posting web content, and updating social media and other outlets on behalf of the company and perhaps its Brand partners.
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  • Talking with employees to improve employee engagement and enjoyment
  • Helping our team recruit additional employees
  • Onboarding new employees and facilitating employee training and enrichment programs.
  • Assisting with event coordination including managing all the logistics for client visits, employee meetings, trainings, etc.
  Skill/Ability:
  • Ability to talk plainly and relate to others shall be paramount.
  • Spanish fluency would be a huge plus and candidates who are bilingual shall be preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to find answers, and then ask questions of others
  • Ability to communicate professionally and kindly with a diverse group of people.
  Job Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or above.  Bachelor’s degree or candidacy preferred. Experience:  As this is an internship to gain experience, any work experience shall be considered as part of the evaluation. Hours: There is flexibility for the Intern to work an hour or two a few days each week and perhaps half a day every or every other week for an average of 10-15 hours weekly. Compensation: This is a paid internship.  If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter including schedule availability through the linked online form.

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Food Manufacturing Lead

Posted by:Jeff Greenberg | Posted on: June 22nd, 2021 | 0 Comments

This critical role in our food production and packaging operations leads our associates to transform ingredients and packaging into delicious products.  Food Manufacturing Leads are assigned primary responsibility for a product or set of products and are expected to stage materials, setup equipment, and prepare their team to execute consistently. Our Leads supervise and work as part of teams of 3-9 to make breads, cookies, nut butters, snacks and treats. Our Leads are trained and then trusted to train other to operate production and packaging equipment. Because we work with so many different companies and products, you're work will vary from week to week to keep things interesting and exciting. Leads report to a shift supervisor, who is there to assist with personnel and equipment. Do you have food manufacturing supervisory experience? Are you responsible, conscientious, and able to lead others? Leads are eligible for paid time off, and additional income through our performance bonus system.  We are currently looking to fill a position on day shift (6am – 4:30pm). Please indicate your availability in your  application. REQUIRED SKILLS o Food Manufacturing supervisory experience. If you do not have at least 1 year of supervisory experience, please apply for our  food manufacturing associate position. If you do a great job, you could ascend to a Lead position within months. o Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot processing or packaging equipment o Planning skills to see through the course of the day and stay a step ahead at all times o Ability to work with and train others to follow standard operating procedures, recipes, and production instructions. o Attention to detail and interest in being thorough o Personal accountability to your responsibilities and for your team of  associates. DESIRED SKILLS o Capacity to learn quickly, and make improvements when changes are needed o Formal Education in the Culinary Art LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEAD's o Training in food and occupational safety o Develop technical culinary and food science skills o Make different kinds of delicious foods! And HAVE FUN while you do it! Compensation: Competitive wage in the range of $19-24/hour plus benefits, paid time off, healthcare reimbursement, and potential for bonuses. To Apply: If you are interested in this position, please complete TKC's Employment Inquiry form, to provide us some background information on your experience and interests.

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Food Manufacturing Associate

Posted by:Jeff Greenberg | Posted on: June 21st, 2021 | 0 Comments

This multifaceted role in our food production and packaging operations works with our food manufacturers to transform ingredients and packaging into delicious products.  Food Manufacturing Associates work with different food products on different days.   We need some awesome workers to come help us grow our food manufacturing company as we take on some new and exciting product lines. Do you have food production experience? Are you responsible, fast and fun? Our FMA’s are on the frontline making baked goods, snacks and nut butters. With a varied client base and new companies joining often, our FMA’s work on a variety of products. It isn’t the same work day in, day out, so FMA’s have to have a willingness to learn and adapt. Our FMA’s are trained and then trusted to operate scales, mixers, kettles, ovens, fillers, sealers, and packaging equipment. FMA's are eligible for paid time off, healthcare reimbursement, and bonuses after a 60 day probationary period. As FMA’s master additional equipment they can earn additional income by becoming Technicians or Manufacturing Leads. We are currently hiring for positions available for days (6am - 4:30pm). Please indicate your availability in your application. REQUIRED SKILLS o Basic arithmetic skills to scale recipes o Fast, clean and safe production worker. Good with your hands. o Ability to follow written standard operating procedures, recipes, and production instructions. o Capacity to learn quickly, and willingness to be flexible when changes are needed o Attention to detail, and interest in being thorough o Personal accountability to your responsibilities and to your fellow associates. DESIRED SKILLS o Food Preparation experience o Manufacturing or assembly experience o Formal Education in the Culinary Art LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FMA'S o Training in food and occupational safety o Work in structured and supportive environment o Develop technical culinary skills and food science understanding o Work with various types of food processing and packaging equipment o Make different kinds of delicious foods! And HAVE FUN while you do it! Compensation: Competitive wage starting at $18/hour plus benefits. Promotions to senior associate or lead create the potential for wages in the range up to $21/hour. To Apply: If you are interested in this position, please complete TKC's Employment Inquiry form, to provide us some background information on your experience and interests.

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