Baw Baw Food Hub – General Manager 30 hours per week
Who we are:
Baw Baw Food Hub Inc., is a not-for profit organisation that sources packs weekly veggie boxes and sources a wide range of fresh local and organic food for people in West Gippsland. We pack weekly fruit and veggie boxes and our Warragul warehouse and grocery store operates 5 days each week. We provide a fair and stable marketplace for our outstanding farmers and producers and supply healthy, unprocessed, minimally packaged food for our subscribers and community.
What you’ll be doing:
This role is central to the efficient running of the Hub. As the key full-time worker, the General Manager is responsible for coordinating weekly and daily processes and procedures, managing staff and volunteers, fostering partnerships with other organisations and looking after relationships with our valued suppliers and customers.
You will be responsible for oversight and coordination of:
The operation of the Hub throughout the week, to ensure ongoing improvements to financial viability
Staffing, rostering, training and support of workers and volunteers
Timely and efficient inventory control, optimising sales and minimising waste
Careful storage and display of fresh produce
Day-to-day communications with suppliers and customers, face-to-face and via email
Engagement with subscribers, members and wholesale customers
Administration and promotion of subscription and membership schemes to maximise community
Social media, website, newsletter and external channels to promote Hub values and extend community
What we’re looking for:
Experience in a social enterprise, farming or other business
Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards
Experience managing a team of people
Experience implementing processes and procedures to improve workflow
Competence with digital tools and systems
Capacity to multi-task, problem-solve and prioritize for best outcomes
A flair for visual merchandising
Accounting skills and experience
Practical knowledge and experience of farming and gardening, seasonality, cooking and nutrition
What we offer:
The opportunity to make a positive impact in your community. You will be working in an established food enterprise that serves an outstanding group of ecological farmers and a supportive customer base, contributing to the necessary transformation of food systems in Australia.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a full job description
Submit a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and experience, addressing the selection criteria.
Applications extended until close of business Thursday 12 April 2020.