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We're recruiting for a manager for our box and wholesale service - deadline 10am Monday 3rd March

Closing date extended: 10am Monday 3rd March 2014
We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Operations Manager - someone with the commercial and operational experience to grow the vegetable box and wholesale business of our community-owned business.

The Community Farm is a social enterprise that started trading in April 2011 with the aim of reconnecting people to where their food is grown.

It's a community-owned organisation with 500 members who have all invested in the Farm through Community Shares. The three main elements to the enterprise are the business (vegetable box and wholesale scheme); our growing operation on 28 acres of organic land in the Chew Magna - we are registered organic with the Soil Association; and our comunity engagement work through volunteering, training and learning.  The last three years have presented lots of opportunities for the Farm and its small team of staff - as well as many challenges - not least the weather!

We have a vacancy for a Commercial Operations Manager to manage the vegetable box scheme and our wholesale business. We currently deliver almost 400 boxes a week and have around 20 wholesale customers.

The main duties are to:

  • build sales and develop profitability of the business operation
  • oversee and manage sales of box scheme, wholesale and markets
  • manage and develop network of suppliers of produce
  • organise delivery logistics and ensure good management systems are in place for stock control
  • identify opportunities and threats to the Farm’s commercial operation
  • manage staff team including box packers, delivery drivers, customer service and volunteers

The person we need must:

  • have extensive commercial experience in vegetable box delivery or simiilar business
  • be able to meet targets
  • take on team leadership and management
  • have experience of working with suppliers and customers
  • have experience of buying and handling fresh produce and of stock management
For further information please see the attached job description and person specification.
To apply please:
  • download the application form from the link below. Complete it including details of relevant experience for this position and send it back to us by emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • submit your application by 10am on Monday 3rd March 2014. 
  • please note that CVs will not be accepted
If you have any questions about the job or about filling in the form please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance and we will get back to you to answer any queries.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 6th March. Start date: as soon as possible

First published 8th February
pdfJD-Commercial-Manager-FINAL-Feb-2014.pdf
 

Do we deliver to you?

We deliver to Bristol, Bath, Chew Valley, Weston-Super-Mare, Frome and plenty of places in-between!