Chief Financial Officer February 10, 2016

Harmless Harvest has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer to maintain the financial well-being of a fast growing organization through financial reporting, accounting services and business analysis.  The Chief Financial Officer will provide a high level of financial information and decision-supporting analytical services for the owners and the executive team.   

 As a member of the executive team reporting to the CEO, the CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, including the development of financial and operation strategies as well as the development and monitoring of control systems and the timely reporting of accurate financial information.  This position requires excellent verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills and a commitment to integrity.  The Chief Financial Officer will also provide support in administrative and operational management.  

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage the accounting & finance investor relations, tax and treasury activities.
  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and its supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and lead the development of the long term strategic plan.
  • Develop financial and tax strategies.
  • Lead/Develop banking relationships and delivery of covenants
  • Design and manage the annual budget and business planning processes, including formulating future business directions and defining the supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Develop performance metrics that support company growth initiatives and strategic direction across multiple diverse business units.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
  • Develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with the executive management team as well as directors of business units.
  • Develop people/create a world class finance team that delivers at market or better returns on investment, and adds value to strategic planning and decision making
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence.
  • Raise capital
  • Oversee accounting & finance to facilitate banking relationships, outside auditing, quarterly planning and strategic initiatives.
  • Report financial information regularly to the Board of Directors.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts, arrange for debt and equity financing and invest short term funds.
  • Ensure and attest that the Company is in compliance with its formally adopted accounting and financial policies
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement policies, procedures and systems related to company efficiency, productivity and internal controls

Compensation and Benefits

  • CFO at Harmless Harvest is a highly demanding full-time, salaried position.  
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k). 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting.  Business Administration also highly desirable.
  • Certified Public Accountants preferred.
  • Minimum 18 years of financial management experience
  • Distinctive finance and accounting experience of 10 years or more within diversified agricultural and/or multi national organizations. 
  • Proven understanding of finance and accounting issues related to agricultural production (cash basis), CPG businesses highly desirable.
  • Experience with Quickbooks required.    
  • Prior experience implementing new accounting software systems and/or ERP required.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 

Chief Financial Officer – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Market Manager – ChicagoNovember 23, 2015

Harmless Harvest is growing like crazy and we have a need to hire sales representatives in Chicago land. If you're driven, disciplined and have a passion for natural foods we want to talk to you!  The right candidates will have positive energy, a high level of focus and commitment, and a sense of fun.  They will have a demonstrated track record of developing relationships and partnerships.  They will also share Harmless Harvest’s passion for authentic food and sustainability. 

Using all the tools we have available and all the ones you will come up with, you will be responsible for developing sales in Chicago and the Chicago Metro Market as part of a team of Sales Representatives/Junior Market Managers in the Midwest Region.  If you’re a naturally curious go-getter that knows the local culture, then you are who we are looking for.  Our brand is one of the fastest growing and most talked about in the industry.  We are headquartered in San Francisco.  If you are self-motivated and responsible then this is your opportunity to help grow our brand in a substantial way.  Harmless Harvest is just four years old and we have a bright future. There’s plenty of room for you to grow with us as we continue to expand and launch new and innovative products.

We offer a competitive base salary, auto and phone allowances and we love to give bonuses to hard working team members that demonstrate a commitment and understanding of our message and our mission.

Give us your best and we’ll give you ours!

Do you have the right attitude? Do you want to join our young, vibrant, fun, hardworking company?

Who is most likely to enjoy working with us…?

  • The right candidate is extroverted with tons of interpersonal skills!
  • We are looking for self-motivated, imaginative individuals who take lots of initiatives and see them through. Yes, we are looking for outside the box thinkers!
  • You must also have the ability to work independently and as a team
  • You should be able to communicate effectively with everyone, from executives to co-workers, from store owners/managers to floor personnel, as well as distributors, vendors and current and potential customers
  • Communication will be in person and across all mediums (phone, email, Skype, etc.)
  • Having specific knowledge of Chicago & the Metro area and a basic knowledge of health, nutrition, and wellness is a plus
  • The ability to prioritize will make your life a lot easier
  • The aptitude to see projects through from conception to implementation will be a very well used skill!
  • We accept and encourage all types of sense of humor!

Some of the everyday things you will do

  • Actively look for new ways to develop product presence in the market
  • Develop and foster relationships with new and current accounts
  • Establish and grow relationships with retailers through education, sales training and mentorship
  • Understand and communicate our brand message to all current and future accounts
  • Provide product education and collateral to store personnel
  • Nurture accounts during new product launches and promos
  • Report weekly progress on new account listings
  • Provide a feedback loop on marketplace conditions (competition, distribution issues, pricing)
  • Develop, execute and maintain market development and merchandising initiatives
  • Conduct product demonstrations/sampling
  • Hire, schedule, manage and motivate your own Team of in-store Product Demonstrators
  • Manage a demo budget
  • Actively participate in promos and events which may occur on nights/weekends
  • Work closely with our San Francisco based corporate team, our other regions, and the national team
  • Share successes via market reports, conference calls and networking
  • Stock shelves, print tags, fill up ice barrels… anything that will help us sell more products! 

Desired Skills and Experience

Other things that matter:

  • You should be proficient with Microsoft Office and be comfortable analyzing and generating Excel spreadsheets and reports.
  • Prior experience representing a brand is a must!
  • Prior experience representing a beverage or other consumer-packaged goods is a plus!
  • You should be able to read and write in English with knowledge of the structure and content of the English language
  • You should have access to internet, a computer and a smartphone (monthly phone stipend included)
  • You should have and be able to use daily a reliable vehicle, and hold a valid driver’s license that is not expired/suspended/revoked (monthly auto stipend included) and you must have a clean driving record

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, kneel, walk distances of ½ mile at a time, and lift boxes weighing twenty pounds or less.

Working Environment

Indoor climate controlled environment: The employee is exposed to alternating hot and cold conditions due to transitioning from a walk in refrigeration unit (cold) to the retail area of a store and then outside.

Note:

This position is based in Chicago. Applicants must live in the area. Unfortunately we are not able to offer relocation assistance for this opportunity. Position involves dealing with complex business conditions due to the need for complete knowledge of our product line and a thorough understanding of the local market environment. Strong personal investment is required.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 

Market Manager, Chicago – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

Market Manager – NYCOctober 20, 2015

Harmless Harvest is growing like crazy and we have a need to hire sales representatives in Manhattan. If you're driven, disciplined and have a passion for natural foods we want to talk to you!  The right candidates will have positive energy, a high level of focus and commitment, and a sense of fun.  They will have a demonstrated track record of developing relationships and partnerships.  They will also share Harmless Harvest’s passion for authentic food and sustainability. 

Using all the tools we have available and all the ones you will come up with, you will be responsible for developing sales in Manhattan and the NY Metro Market as part of a team of Sales Representatives/Junior Market Managers in the Eastern Region.  If you’re a naturally curious go-getter that knows the local culture, then you are who we are looking for.  Our brand is one of the fastest growing and most talked about in the industry.  We are headquartered in San Francisco and have a strong presence in Manhattan and the NY Metro market.  If you are self-motivated and responsible then this is your opportunity to help grow our brand in a substantial way.  Harmless Harvest is just four years old and we have a bright future. There’s plenty of room for you to grow with us as we continue to expand and launch new and innovative products.

We offer a competitive base salary, auto and phone allowances and we love to give bonuses to hard working team members that demonstrate a commitment and understanding of our message and our mission.

Give us your best and we’ll give you ours!

Do you have the right attitude? Do you want to join our young, vibrant, fun, hardworking company?

Who is most likely to enjoy working with us:

  • The right candidate is extroverted with tons of interpersonal skills!
  • We are looking for self-motivated, imaginative individuals who take lots of initiatives and see them through. Yes, we are looking for outside the box thinkers!
  • You must also have the ability to work independently and as a team
  • You should be able to communicate effectively with everyone, from executives to co-workers, from store owners/managers to floor personnel, as well as distributors, vendors and current and potential customers
  • Communication will be in person and across all mediums (phone, email, Skype, etc.)
  • Having specific knowledge of Manhattan, the NY Metro area and a basic knowledge of health, nutrition, and wellness is a plus
  • The ability to prioritize will make your life a lot easier
  • The aptitude to see projects through from conception to implementation will be a very well used skill!
  • We accept and encourage all types of sense of humor!
  • Some of the everyday things you will do:
  • Actively look for new ways to develop product presence in the market
  • Develop and foster relationships with new and current accounts
  • Establish and grow relationships with retailers through education, sales training and mentorship
  • Understand and communicate our brand message to all current and future accounts
  • Provide product education and collateral to store personnel
  • Nurture accounts during new product launches and promos
  • Report weekly progress on new account listings
  • Provide a feedback loop on marketplace conditions (competition, distribution issues, pricing)
  • Develop, execute and maintain market development and merchandising initiatives
  • Conduct product demonstrations/sampling
  • Hire, schedule, manage and motivate your own Team of in-store Product Demonstrators
  • Manage a demo budget
  • Actively participate in promos and events which may occur on nights/weekends
  • Work closely with our San Francisco based corporate team, our other regions, and the national team
  • Share successes via market reports, conference calls and networking
  • Stock shelves, print tags, fill up ice barrels… anything that will help us sell more products! 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • You should be proficient with Microsoft Office and be comfortable analyzing and generating Excel spreadsheets and reports.
  • Prior experience representing a brand is a must!
  • Prior experience representing a beverage or other consumer-packaged goods is a plus!
  • You should be able to read and write in English with knowledge of the structure and content of the English language
  • You should have access to internet, a computer and a smartphone (monthly phone stipend included)
  • You should have and be able to use daily a reliable vehicle, and hold a valid driver’s license that is not expired/suspended/revoked (monthly auto stipend included) and you must have a clean driving record

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, kneel, walk distances of ½ mile at a time, and lift boxes weighing twenty pounds or less.

Working Environment:

Indoor climate controlled environment: The employee is exposed to alternating hot and cold conditions due to transitioning from a walk in refrigeration unit (cold) to the retail area of a store and then outside. 

Note:

This position is based in Manhattan. Applicants must live in the area. Unfortunately we are not able to offer relocation assistance for this opportunity. Position involves dealing with complex business conditions due to the need for complete knowledge of our product line and a thorough understanding of the local market environment. Strong personal investment is required.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 

Market Manager – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

Supply Chain Inventory Specialist – East CoastSeptember 08, 2015

Founded in 2009, Harmless Harvest is a progressive food and beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based business can outcompete the conventional model. The company sources 100% raw and organic ingredients from local farmers around the world, and it seeks to make agroforestry a social business that creates positive feedback loops between people and plants.

By integrating the long term welfare of all its stakeholders - from plant to customer - Harmless Harvest has taken the food and beverage world by storm- rising to the top of the industry in record time. In 2011, we introduced the world’s first sustainably harvested, 100% organic coconut water and are now one of the leaders of the category nationwide, and will soon launch a pioneering line of raw teas this summer.

Combining innovative scientific methods with local traditional knowledge, such as agroforestry, Harmless Harvest develops and manufactures products that actually deliver the nutritional and ethical integrity that others only promise. By asserting tangible economic value to threatened ecosystems, Harmless Harvest protects these areas and their traditions.

Having grown exponentially in the last two years, we are consistently seeking to expand our team of passionate, driven entrepreneurs.

With a wonderfully dynamic but casual atmosphere, Harmless Harvest is composed of eclectic, hard-working, passionate individuals focused on the uniting mission of positive global consumerism. Believing that better products can benefit the plants and people at the source as much as the people that purchase them, team members are driven to create innovative forces within the company and the beverage industry as a whole.

Job description

Harmless Harvest is searching for an Inventory Specialist who is creative and can thrive in a highly chaotic, high-stress, and fast-paced operations environment. Our ideal candidate will use independent judgment and initiative to determine approaches or actions to take in non-routine situations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Compiles data from multiple sources, such as, purchase orders, invoices, cycle counts, accounting reports and inbounds receipts, or enters information into computer to maintain inventory, purchasing, shipping, or other key records.
  • Keeps Daily Inventory Tracker in sync with 3rd party Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) based on production, inbounds, adjustments, outbound shipments and customer orders.
  • Compiles stock control records and information such as consumption rate, characteristics of items in storage, and ensures accuracy in Harmless QuickBooks’s and 3rd party systems of records.
  • Coordinates overages and shortages with 3rd part and San Francisco inventory team to file Overage, Shortage and Damage claims with 3rd parties.
  • Locates product to ensure proper product identification tags are placed and linked to Harmless Harvest lot identification tags.
  • Conducts cycle counts regularly and assist in physical inventories.
  • Responsible for ensuring all inbound, outbound and transfer order paperwork is accurate and reported timely into 3rd party systems and HH systems.
  • Maintains inventory accuracy in WMS to ensure physical and logical systems are synchronized.
  • Reviews files to determine unused items and recommends disposal of excess or damaged products to HQ team.
  • Collects all production records, inbound and outbound documentation to create an auditable trail to reconcile inventory with 3rd party WMS and Harmless Harvest systems.

Work Environment:

  • Fast paced office setting next to a warehouse environment.
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking and communicating with a variety of people and personalities.
  • The warehouse itself is a cold storage environment. Warehouse bays are kept at a constant 32 degrees (and below in certain areas).

Qualifications & Experiences

Bachelor's Degree Preferred. Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineering or other Operations and Supply Chain majors preferred.

Over two years of experience, preferably in Supply Chain or Inventory experience.

Intermediate excel skills a must

  • Experience with manufacturing production, inventory, and warehousing process, Comfort with managing financial statements and worksheets
  • High level of accuracy required in all analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Passionate and high-energy individual who wants to develop in a fast-growing and innovative company
  • Flexible and creative problem solving
  • Deadline oriented with ability to organize assignments, set priorities and carry out plans
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Experience in accounting and Quick Books strongly preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to periodically lift, push and pull 50+ pounds, stand, walk, kneel, bend, and reach.
  • Cold/wet environments with loud machinery and moving vehicles.

Note:

This position is located at our 3rd party co-packer location in Pennsauken, NJ. Position involves dealing with complex business conditions due to the need for complete knowledge of our product line and a thorough understanding of the business environment. Strong personal investment is required, as well as occasional travel. This high degree of flexibility is necessary due to the varied customer base and market driven changes. 

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 

Supply Chain Inventory Specialist – East Coast – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director – ThailandFebruary 18, 2015

Harmless Harvest offers a unique opportunity for a values driven Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director to lead and implement the quality strategy at our manufacturing facility in Thailand and develop practices that contribute to more sustainable and safe production.

Principal Responsibilities

This position has lead responsibility for the design and management of the quality systems used to assure food safety, regulatory compliance and reliable product manufacturing to assure consumer preference.   Quality systems include agricultural practices, ingredient/packaging management, manufacturing, distribution and coordination with US based colleagues on Customer and Consumer issues.

Quality Systems

  • In alignment with Harmless Harvest US, design quality system to achieve and maintain under FSSC 22000 and USDA Organic programs.
  • Utilize appropriate tools to assure statistical control and continuous improvement.

Food Safety

  • Utilize appropriate manufacturing and sanitation programs to assure product safety and to control product spoilage.
  • Guide business in food safety program including new products as well as changes to existing products and processes.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Assure that programs and products are in compliance with US (or country of import) regulations. 
  • Assure that certification and licensing requirements and agreements, including USDA Organic, Fair For Life and others are met.  Act as organization lead for Organic program.
  • Interact effectively with FDA and other regulatory personnel, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive & responsive relationships

Assure Consumer Preference and Superior Performance

  • Utilize contemporary quality techniques to assure statistical control of products and processing to defined objectives and to problem resolution and continuous improvement for the business.
  • Develop and implement prevention plan. Prepare recall, withdrawals and holds plans.
  • Manage and develop auditing system. Develop and implement HACCP’s, GMP’s, SOP’s and SSOP’s for our Manufacturing facility in Thailand and make sure they are followed
  • Oversee maintenance of cold chain integrity from Thailand to the U.S.
  • Ensure effectiveness of environmental microbiological monitoring and control programs, finished product microbiological testing programs, allergen program, and sanitation programs for our facility in Thailand
  • Collect MSDS on all ingredients

Technical Services

  • Conduct scientific studies, compile results and prepare reports to facilitate decision making. Review and update technical product specifications.
  • Lead evaluation of new processes to improve products and quality.
  • Lead technical introduction of new products.

Manage Team

  • Develop, manage and coach a team of Quality and Technical Services professionals in Thailand
  • Monitor daily QA activities, define and implement KPIs. Propose corrective actions and work with US quality and supply chain teams and partners to communicate deviations and resolve issues
  • Review and confirm all third party invoices prior to payment

Qualifications & Experiences

  • 7-10+ years of Food Safety experience in a food-manufacturing environment, dealing with dairy/refrigerated/highly perishable products, as well as co-packers
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Food Science or Microbiology or related discipline required
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in food chemistry and microbiology, as well as food safety and limited shelf-life products
  • HACCP certified and experienced.  Audit training or certification a plus
  • Strong foundation in regulatory policies
  • Proven ability to evaluate food safety and quality processes
  • Experience developing and implementing a whole quality process
  • Highly organized, detail oriented with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to handle complex situations involving multiple SKU’s, channels and distribution models
  • Ability to lead and develop Quality team in both technical capability and effective communication
  • Passionate and high-energy individual looking to play a critical role in a developing company
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment.
  • HPP experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods up to 30% annually, by plane or car (includes international passport and valid driving license)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and creative problem solving
  • Deadline oriented with ability to organize assignments, set priorities and carry out plans
  • Project management capacity
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Excellent negotiating and contracting skills

Note:

This position is located in our manufacturing facility in Thailand. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Thailand to be considered.

Position involves dealing with complex business conditions due to the need for complete knowledge of our product line and a thorough understanding of the business environment.

Strong personal investment is required, as well as occasional travel. This high degree of flexibility is necessary due to the varied customer base and market driven changes.

The interview process will include negotiation and communication tests, as well as writing samples and case study analysis.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 
Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Supply Chain Customer Service ManagerSeptember 14, 2015

Harmless Harvest offers a unique opportunity for a values driven Customer Service Manager to deliver proactive supply chain solutions to customers through the development of robust customer supply chain sensing capabilities and collaboratively managed (internal and customer) project action plans.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Identify and achieve service excellence as defined by our customers.
  • Provides supply chain expertise and insights to the Harmless Harvest sales team
  • Leads supply chain joint business planning processes with the customer.
  • Serve as primary customer contact helping link customer order execution to supply chain function of Harmless Harvest.
  • Responsible for monitoring purchase order receipts, confirmations, validation and execution to deliver superior service.
  • Develop and lead weekly customer scorecard review to provide leadership insights into forecast to sales and operational metrics, i.e., on time delivery, fill rate by customer and weekly sales, growth and perfect order. 
  • Manage customer set up forms for new items, changes to items and adding new customers to the network. 
  • Collaboration and excellent relationship with the customers focusing on top 10 customers to be serviced at a 100% accuracy.
  • Responsible for leading electronic order interface into ERP from customers.
  • Manage, plan and recruit Customer Service team focused on delivering superior service to our customer base.
  • Manage successful execution of Customer promotional events through the coordination and communication between customers, and sales functions as well as functional contacts in logistics, demand planning, warehouse Operations, transportation and customer service.

Report

  • Report daily activities, KPIs to the Supply Chain team and Director(s).
  • Work with Supply Chain team to meet company requirements and provide qualitative feedback and advices.
  • Ensuring qualitative reporting on time as requested by supply chain manager.
  • Perform other special duties as assigned by Supply Chain Manager.

Qualifications & Experiences

  • 5-7 years of supply chain experience in a food-manufacturing environment, dealing with dairy/refrigerated/highly perishable products, as well as co-packers.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or other Operations and Supply Chain majors
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) / 6-Sigma Management preferred
  • Highly detailed and organized.
  • Passionate and high-energy individual who wants to develop in a fast-growing startup.
  • Ability to travel occasionally by plane or car 25%
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Team building skills.
  • Flexible and creative problem solving.
  • Deadline oriented with ability to organize assignments, set priorities and carry out plans.
  • Project management capacity.
  • Excellent MS-Office skills. 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to periodically lift, push and pull 50+ pounds, stand, walk, kneel, bend, and reach.
  • Cold/wet environments with loud machinery and moving vehicles.

Note

This position is located at our HQ in San Francisco, CA. Position involves dealing with complex business conditions due to the need for complete knowledge of our product line and a thorough understanding of the business environment. Strong personal investment is required, as well as occasional travel. This high degree of flexibility is necessary due to the varied customer base and market driven changes.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@harmlessharvest.com with the following subject line: 

Supply Chain Customer Service Manager – [YOUR NAME]

Harmless Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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