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Cowgirl Creamery & Tomales Bay Foods

Cheese Sales Associate

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Cowgirl Creamery & Tomales Bay Foods

For over 20 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses, using milk from neighboring dairies while championing the local milkshed in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retail stores later, we continue to act as an advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan cheese. Our team is full of food-loving, hard-working folks who have a positive, team-oriented attitude. We care about each other, take great pride in our work and all share a passion for local, artisan food. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll saddle up and join us on our journey!

Position overview

Tomales Bay Foods, home of the Cowgirl Creamery, is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Wholesale Department. This unique group of food-lovers brings their diverse backgrounds to this collaborative team. As a member of the team, you will build impactful relationships with our customers by introducing them to some of the most delicious artisan cheeses (and other goods) from across the US and parts of Europe. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to grow in the industry, especially if you're looking to build upon existing retail or other food sales experience.

What You'll Do:

• Manage customer list, interacting daily via phone and email to take orders and grow sales • Educate customers about new products, promotional items, and special features • Support new customer on-boarding • Process daily invoices and sales orders • Participate in regular tastings and product education • Assist in the planning and execution of Wholesale classes and open house events

What You Bring:

• 2+ years sales experience in specialty food and bevv, preferably in new sales development and customer outreach • Prior cheese industry experience is a big plus, either in retail or wholesale • A positive, outgoing attitude with an organized, efficient, and proactive work style • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Quickbooks experience is great but not required • Experience using Google Drive, especially Sheets, also preferred

Perks & Pay:

• This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Rate DOE. Schedule Mon-Fri • Company-sponsored health, dental, Life/AD&D insurance, 401K, paid time off, and a 25% discount • Bonus perks like swag to keep you warm, coffee & treats to keep you going, birthday gifts, and endless Cowgirl cheer!