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CAREERS

HNG is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

JOB TITLE: 
Inventory Analyst
LOCATION: HNG Warehouse Flat Rock, NC
HOURS:  Part Time to Full Time

Compensation: $23/hour +

Benefits: Paid Holidays, PTO, Leave, Group Benefits (employee paid), Ancillary Benefits

Overview

Hickory Nut Gap is a rapidly growing company based on our fourth-generation family farm in Fairview, NC. At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that we all thrive from the ground up. We’ve been focused on raising food by valuing the land and animals. That’s why we offer 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, and pasture raised heritage breed pork to retailers, restaurants, and to our members’ doors. All of our products are humanely raised and never given antibiotics or added hormones ever. And we believe we can grow as a leader in the regenerative agriculture we’ve practiced for generations.

Hickory Nut Gap believes in a better world, and we’re inviting everyone to come along. For us, better means treating our planet with respect. It means improving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers. At the end of the day, all these relationships create delicious, flavor raised meat. Our team is made up of people who collaborate, support, and have fun with each other. We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team and fulfill our mission!

ROLE

The Inventory Accounting Analyst is a new position that will be instrumental in achieving key financial targets and our successful transition to a new ERP. This role will maintain accurate, real-time records of all inventory (both at our warehouse and at our 3rd party processors) as well as accurate tracking of the COGS from every LOT manufactured. This position reports to our Director of Finance and Accounting and will work closely with our Sales, Supply Chain and Operations teams. Ideal candidates will be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, and poses a customer focus mindset.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Maintain and execute analytical reviews to ensure completeness, accuracy, and proper valuation of inventory, item records and Cost of Goods
  • Provide accounting support to business as assigned
  • Under guidance from management & leadership create inventory targets, monitoring / analyzing expected performance, assisting with the coordination of next steps with cross functional teams
  • Maintain Data integrity within ERP including but not limited to item setup, costs, pricing, inventory accuracy. Audit data flow and address issues that arise due to incorrect entries.

 

DAILY OVERSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for costing issues related to data processing of the purchase of inventory.
  • Work across departments to monitor inventory levels with expected Customer demand.
  • Work collaboratively within and across departments to identify and develop process improvements that lead to more accurate, efficient, and sustainable outcomes.
  • Support proactive analysis of various reports to deliver accurate and timely information.
  • Perform purchasing data reviews, audit, and monitor daily purchase order and accounts payable reports.
  • Address and resolve receiving, invoice, and purchase order issues; audit invoices as requested.
  • Maintain inventory levels to achieve target service levels (Fill Rate and On-Time delivery) while minimizing distribution costs and reducing product obsolescence for assigned product categories.
  • Ensure all accounting activities are completed with the highest level of control and integrity.
  • Resolve purchasing order discrepancies with Operations and Purchasing Teams.
  • Execute or assist with correcting receiving discrepancies and verifying discrepancies of drop-ship orders.
  • Utilize planning techniques to predict and plan future demand on inventory.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Superior knowledge of product costing, inventory management
  • Minimum 3 years experience in inventory control
  • Knowledge and experience working in food manufacturing/distribution especially with fresh and further processed meat a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Suite
  • Experience working with an integrated ERP system
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to successfully work independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead or be a significant contributor to improvement projects
  • Ability to work with, and gain cooperation from, people at all levels of the organization

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to mark.bigelow@hickorynutgap.com

JOB TITLE: 
Regional Sales Manager
LOCATION: Position is based in Flat Rock & Asheville, NC with travel and remote work options
HOURS:  Full Time Salary  

Overview

Hickory Nut Gap is a rapidly growing company based on our fourth-generation family farm in Fairview, NC. At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that we all thrive from the ground up. We’ve been focused on raising food by valuing the land and animals. That’s why we offer 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, and pasture raised heritage breed pork to retailers, restaurants, and to our members’ doors. All of our products are humanely raised and never given antibiotics or added hormones ever. And we believe we can grow as a leader in the regenerative agriculture we’ve practiced for generations.

Hickory Nut Gap believes in a better world, and we’re inviting everyone to come along. For us, better means treating our planet with respect. It means improving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers. At the end of the day, all these relationships create delicious, flavor raised meat. Our team is made up of people who collaborate, support, and have fun with each other. We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team and fulfill our mission!

Role

The Regional Sales Manager is a new position that will be instrumental in achieving our strong revenue targets for 2022 and beyond. This role will be largely responsible for continued growth in current key accounts and new customer development. Regular travel will be required to increase presence of the HNG brand in both retail and foodservice channels. This position reports to our Director of Sales and will be a leader within our sales team and work closely with Finance, Marketing, and Operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Grow current accounts and new business to achieve revenue targets.
  • Manage both retail and foodservice customers to achieve margin goals.
  • Work with customers to build brand presence.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

Daily Oversight & Responsibilities

  • Further develop and execute Natural Channel Retail Sales Strategy.
  • Help support execution of Foodservice Sales Strategy
  • Work with Inside Sales to develop customer service plans including lead times, order minimums, PO confirmations, allocation communication, pricing levels, etc.
  • Develop relationships with distributors and broker sales reps.
  • Manage customers through distributor and broker sales reps.
  • Maintain an accurate sales forecast.
  • Work with the operations and sales teams to help inform product demand forecast and production plans.
  • Work with the marketing team to plan and implement targeted marketing campaigns for both foodservice and retail customers.
  • Manage gross margin and revenue based on company goals through pricing, promotional allowances and product mix.
  • Build programs and sales strategy to drive whole animal utilization blended with customer need and demand.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required For The Position

  • 4-7 years sales experience in perishable foods.
  • Passion and drive for Hickory Nut Gap company mission and values.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Process oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good teammate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with CRM software.
  • Ability to travel frequently.

To Apply

JOB TITLE:  Director of Marketing
LOCATION: Position is based in Asheville, NC with Work from Home options
HOURS:  Team member must be available to work during standard EST work hours.  

Overview

Hickory Nut Gap is a rapidly growing company based on our fourth-generation family farm in Fairview, NC. At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that we all thrive from the ground up. We’ve been focused on raising food by valuing the land and animals. That’s why we offer 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, and pasture raised heritage breed pork to retailers, restaurants, and to our members’ doors. All of our products are humanely raised and never given antibiotics or added hormones ever. And we believe we can grow as a leader in the regenerative agriculture we’ve practiced for generations.

Hickory Nut Gap believes in a better world, and we’re inviting everyone to come along. For us, better means treating our planet with respect. It means improving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers. At the end of the day, all these relationships create delicious, flavor raised meat. Our team is made up of people who collaborate, support, and have fun with each other. We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team and fulfill our mission!

Hickory Nut Gap’s growth goals for the coming 18 – 24 months are aggressive and will require additional in-house marketing direction to achieve them. The Marketing Director will be critical to our success as more focus will be put on marketing and branding beginning in early 2022. This position will be responsible for developing marketing & brand strategies for the company as well as guiding activation and implementation of all the marketing initiatives at the company. This position reports to the CEO and will liaise internally with sales, operations, and finance teams as well as externally with the marketing agency, website team, social media/content producers, and retail/food service customers.


Key Accountabilities

  • Create annual marketing plan and budget for HNG Meats.
  • Oversee implementation of marketing activities to achieve marketing goals.\
    • Consumer Marketing – 40%
    • Trade Marketing – 40%
    • Farm Store Marketing – 20%
  • Manage website with support of a 3rd party web developer

Daily Oversight & Responsibilities

  • Oversee multiple individual marketing projects simultaneously through from idea to implementation.
  • Direct the work of the HNG Marketing Manager (to be hired in Q3) and Native Marketing team.
  • Provide copywriting/editing as needed for marketing collateral, digital advertising, social media, presentations, and PR.
  • Participate in weekly leadership meetings to represent marketing point of view and help guide, plan and implement marketing goals.
  • Track campaign results to assess successes (and learn from failures).
  • Support key sales and distribution channels through collaboration with sales team and customers.
  • Develop and sustain strong working relationships with internal personnel across all functions of the organization, cross-culturally.
  • Serve as key liaison with BayouNorth (web developer) on website issues and updates.
  • Lead HNG Farm Store marketing efforts to ensure their communications support the overall Hickory Nut Gap brand story.
  • Build processes for the marketing team and for managing marketing needs from other departments.
  • Analyze, manage and improve the customer experience of the HNG brand.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required For The Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related.
  • 8+ years of experience in progressive marketing communication roles. Food industry experience highly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while efficiently and effectively managing competing priorities.
  • Plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively to produce measurable results.
  • Experience managing internal and external team members.
  • Fluency across multiple digital and social media platforms.
  • Self-starter that is resourceful, creative, and capable of handling multiple projects at one time while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Solid understanding of all Microsoft office platforms (or Apple versions), as well as some word press knowledge is required.
  • Design skills and/or ability to give clear/concise direction on creative execution will be helpful – given the fast pace and overall workflow.

To Apply

JOB TITLE:  Director of Sales
LOCATION: Position is based in Flat Rock & Asheville, NC with travel and remote work options
HOURS: 
Full Time Salary

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Overview

Hickory Nut Gap is a rapidly growing company based on our fourth-generation family farm in Fairview, NC. At Hickory Nut Gap, we believe that we all thrive from the ground up. We’ve been focused on raising food by valuing the land and animals. That’s why we offer 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, and pasture raised heritage breed pork to retailers, restaurants, and to our members’ doors. All of our products are humanely raised and never given antibiotics or added hormones ever. And we believe we can grow as a leader in the regenerative agriculture we’ve practiced for generations.

Hickory Nut Gap believes in a better world, and we’re inviting everyone to come along. For us, better means treating our planet with respect. It means improving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers. At the end of the day, all these relationships create delicious, flavor raised meat. Our team is made up of people who collaborate, support, and have fun with each other. We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team and fulfill our mission!

Role

The Regional Sales Manager is a new position that will be instrumental in achieving our strong revenue targets for 2022 and beyond. This role will be largely responsible for continued growth in current key accounts and new customer development. Regular travel will be required to increase presence of the HNG brand in both retail and foodservice channels. This position reports to our Director of Sales and will be a leader within our sales team and work closely with Finance, Marketing, and Operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Grow current accounts and new business to achieve revenue targets.
  • Manage both retail and foodservice customers to achieve margin goals.
  • Work with customers to build brand presence.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

Daily Oversight & Responsibilities

  • Further develop and execute Natural Channel Retail Sales Strategy.
  • Help support execution of Foodservice Sales Strategy
  • Work with Inside Sales to develop customer service plans including lead times, order minimums, PO confirmations, allocation communication, pricing levels, etc.
  • Develop relationships with distributors and broker sales reps.
  • Manage customers through distributor and broker sales reps.
  • Maintain an accurate sales forecast.
  • Work with the operations and sales teams to help inform product demand forecast and production plans.
  • Work with the marketing team to plan and implement targeted marketing campaigns for both foodservice and retail customers.
  • Manage gross margin and revenue based on company goals through pricing, promotional allowances and product mix.
  • Build programs and sales strategy to drive whole animal utilization blended with customer need and demand.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required For The Position

  • 4-7 years sales experience in perishable foods.
  • Passion and drive for Hickory Nut Gap company mission and values.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Process oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good teammate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with CRM software.
  • Ability to travel frequently.

To Apply

JOB TITLE:  Controller
LOCATION: Remote 
HOURS:  Team member must be available to work during standard EST work hours.  

About Hickory Nut Gap Farm

We are a local regenerative agriculture farm specializing in beef, pork, and poultry. Perhaps you’ve seen our products in grocery stores or restaurants around town! Our farm store in Fairview, NC is looking for a Team Member. 


About the Position

  • We’re now hiring a Controller to join the Hickory Nut Gap team. The position is remote. Team member must be available to work during standard EST work hours. If you’re eager for your next challenge, HNG Meats is ready to welcome you to the team.

Duties and Responsibilities for Controller

  • Manage all aspects of accounting; billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax compliance, liability insurance, personnel files, inventory accounting, revenue recognition, and various special analyses
  • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations
  • Oversee payments of all accounts; ensuring all accounts are paid on time
  • Process accounts and collecting payments
  • Oversee all payments made for debts, bank loans, and other large quantities of money
  • Monitor cash and funding balances
  • Keep an organized filing system of all accounts, statements, transactions, payments, and debts
  • Prepare and organize financial statements for record and review
  • Prepare quarterly/annual financial reports
  • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with management and chief operating officer
  • Organize information and statements for audits
  • Define, benchmark and implement operational best practices
  • Complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting
  • Ensuring company complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee and support accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity

Qualifications for Controller

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field
  • Ideal candidate has 5 to 10 years of experience in field
  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager
  • Excellent computer skills; experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office 365 and Business Central
  • Experience with a ERP implementation
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
  • Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work well with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members
  • CPA highly preferred
  • Experience working in the protein industry a plus
JOB TITLE:  1-Year Intern
HNG DIVISION: HNG Farm, LLC
LOCATION: 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
HOURS:  Full-Time 
REPORTING TO:  Production Manager
DIRECT REPORTS:  None
START DATE: October 1st, 2022

INTRODUCTION

Farm interns play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of farming practices on our 300+ acre farm in Fairview, NC.  During the 1-year time commitment, interns will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of livestock farming, berry and apple cultivation, and a variety of farm maintenance skills including carpentry and plumbing. 

Hickory Nut Gap Farm has been a family business since 1916 and is currently operated by 4th generation farmer, Jamie Ager.  He and his family opened the farm to the public for tours, events, and activities while still maintaining year round meat production in 100% grassfed beef and pasture-raised pork and chicken.  Since no other regional farm operates as both a production facility and agritourism model, this is a unique opportunity for interns to see how business and farming intertwine. Hickory Nut Gap is also one of the leading pioneers in sustainable farming, rotational grazing, and regenerative agriculture practices in the Southeast Region. 

  • MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Feeding pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and turkeys as needed
  • Fence repair and pasture/fence line mowing
  • Assisting with farrowing
  • General livestock care as needed
  • Farmers market sales
  • Pruning apple trees and berry bushes
  • Equipment maintenance and repairs
  • Repairing water lines and electric fencing
  • Poultry processing
  • Operation of equipment such as tractors and skid steer
  • Hauling livestock
  • General landscaping duties such as mowing, weedeating, mulching, etc.
  • Application of pest control measures for organic produce
  • Hand weeding/mulching berries and asparagus
  • Leading field trips and tours
  • Daily animal feeding chores
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
  • Ability to accept responsibility for one’s actions and remain accountable
  • Demonstrates strong initiative of projects and assignments ensuring duties are carried out to completion in a responsible manner
  • Is punctual, arriving on-time, every time.  Punctuality is crucial for livestock to thrive. 
  • Maintains a positive attitude.  Accepts changing tasks and assignments with friendly, positive demeanor and adopts a “can-do” attitude
  • Ask lots of questions- this is a learning opportunity, we expect lots of questions. 
  • Willingness to ask for clarity in confusing situations
  • Demonstrates a strong curiosity
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Demonstrates a level of contagious team spirit
  • Possesses a mature behavior
  • Demonstrates good decision making
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

Position reports to the on-site production manager(s) and is expected to operate under moderate supervisory involvement, depending on the task and the intern’s knowledge and ability to complete the task.  The CEO and all other staff remain available for information, advice, guidance, or assistance if needed and may provide training, coaching, and feedback when appropriate with the approval of the intern’s direct supervisor. 

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands for this position are high.  There is considerable walking, lifting, bending, operation of machinery, animal coordination, and the like on a consistent daily basis. Applicants should be in good physical health with the ability to perform physical tasks at a moderate to high level. 

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

Interns work primarily outdoors in all types of weather and should be expected to perform duties rain or shine. Interns are granted access to various farm equipment and will be trained on safe use proper operating practices prior to entrusting with unsupervised usage. 

  • COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Included in the compensation package is complementary on-farm housing, including utilities and firewood for heat in the winter months. All interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover incidentals as well as the following employee benefits: 

Interns
Leave
– 3 days paid bereavement per incident X
– 1 hour paid time to vote X
Group Benefits
– Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – Employee Contributions only X
– Workers Compensation Insurance X
Holidays, Sick, and PTO
– 2 Paid Holidays (16 hours) X
– Paid Time Off 10 Days
Ancillary Benefits
Go Local Card X
40% off Meat Retail X
20% off Grocery Retail X
Complimentary 2-hour event space rental X
At Cost Employee Apparel and Wholesale Coffee X
Meat Loss Program X
Family Meal Day at the Farm X

This job description is designed to give you an overview of the main tasks and responsibilities for this position.  As the Company evolves and grows over time this job description may be changed in consultation with you. You will be expected to embrace such changes, to work flexibly, and to rise to the challenge of developing your skills over time.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter, resume and 2 references to Walker.Sides@hickorynutgap.com & Asher.Wright@hickorynutgap.com

JOB TITLE:  Farm Store Team Member, part time
LOCATION: 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
HOURS:  Must be available Thursday through Sunday

About Hickory Nut Gap Farm

We are a local regenerative agriculture farm specializing in beef, pork, and poultry. Perhaps you’ve seen our products in grocery stores or restaurants around town! Our farm store in Fairview, NC is looking for a Team Member. 


About the Position

We are currently open to the public, selling meats and local goods out of our Farm Store here in Fairview, associates are needed to help customers shop and convey information about our practices and events.

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist customers while shopping to locate what they need
  • Stock, rotate, inventory grocery goods in the farm store
  • Maintain order and organization in the walk-in cooler and freezer (FIFO)
  • Take, fulfill, and communicate about special orders
  • Assist Shipping Manager with packing samplers when needed
  • Assist with packing CSAs when needed
  • Work special events
  • Maintain positive relationships with customers, employees, and vendors
  • Foster a work environment of teamwork and cooperation
  • Do your part to keep the farm store clean and tidy

Added benefits, bonuses & compensations

  • Free onboarding farm tour with owner or director
  • 1 Free venue rental per year
  • Access to free employee meat stipend selection
  • 40% discount on all fresh and frozen meat and egg inventory
  • 20% discount on all grocery inventory (alcohol does not legally apply)

To apply please submit a resume & references to Megan.Auten@hickorynutgap.com

JOB TITLE:  Financial Analyst
HNG DIVISION: HNG Meats, LLC
LOCATION: Remote
HOURS:  Part-Time moving toward Full-Time 
REPORTING TO:  Chief Operating Officer
DIRECT REPORTS: 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re now hiring a Financial Analyst to join the Hickory Nut Gap team. The position is remote. Team member must be available to work during standard EST work hours. If you’re eager for your next challenge, HNG Meats is ready to welcome you to the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analytical, forecasting, reporting, and project support to senior management
  • Produce monthly reports, which include key metrics, financial results, and variance reporting
  • Spearhead the annual and quarterly budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organization
  • Maintain knowledge and keep abreast of new investment regulations or policies
  • Develop models that help with decision-making

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; CPA or MBA a plus.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in corporate finance, financial planning & analysis, investment banking, or other related fields.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, cost accounting and financial modeling
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to accuracy and detail required
  • Experience working in the protein industry a plus
JOB TITLE:  Part Time Farm Store Retail Sales Associate
LOCATION: 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
HOURS:  PART TIME = Thurs – Sat 10-6
REPORTING TO:  Farm Store Manager
RATE OF PAY: $14/hour

INTRODUCTION

This Retail Sales Associate position works out of the farm store at Hickory Nut Gap Farm (HNG Farm) in Fairview, North Carolina.

HNG Farm provides a full customer experience through retail butchery, local goods stores, and farm tours/events.

This position provides customer support activities under the advice of the General Manager at HNG Farm store. The sales associate works to ensure that the retail store is operating at an efficient and high quality level, customers are delighted with both product and service outputs, and they are communicating effectively to execute all tasks.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Pack orders with accuracy
  • Assist customers in store and at pickup
  • Maintain store cleanliness and upkeep

DAILY OVERSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the store Manager in packing online orders
  • Deliver orders to customers
  • Assist in daily inventory management of all products when needed
  • Follow all cleaning and sanitation procedures
  • Assist customers with questions, items from the butcher case
  • Maintain all HACCP standards and protocol
  • Assist with daily store cleaning and upkeep
  • Follow safety, storage and labeling procedures
  • Multi-task and work in a high-paced and efficient manner

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • At least one year of experience in a retail, deli, restaurant, or catering preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Ability to receive and execute instruction as presented by the supervisor
  • Organized, attention to detail
  • Ideally able to work Sunday
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment
  • Valid Driver’s License preferred

To Apply: Please email your resume to Todd.Richardson@hickorynutgap.com

JOB TITLE:  Warehouse Associate Full Time or Part Time
LOCATION: 980 Upward Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731
HOURS:  FULL TIME = M-F varied, occasional weekend work | PART TIME = M-W
BENEFITS: Health insurance stipend, paid holidays/sick leave/PTO, and more
REPORTING TO:  Warehouse Manager
RATE OF PAY: $17/hour

INTRODUCTION

This Warehouse Associate position works out of the main office of Hickory Nut Gap Meats (HNG Meats) in Flat Rock (Henderson County), North Carolina.
HNG Meats provides wholesale meats to restaurants, grocers, institutions, and distributors around the southeast USA.
This position provides support to the Warehouse Manager and staff at HNG Meats.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pack orders
  • Assist in inventory management
  • Receive product from and load trucks daily
  • Rotate product between cooler and freezer
  • Help pick up customers/ customer service
  • Establish relationships with customers during pickups and deliveries
  • Help with warehouse cleaning and upkeep
  • Prepare value added shipments
  • Attend internal company meetings
  • Miscellaneous Warehouse Manager support and tasks

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Proficient in microsoft office and gmail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and build positive relationships
  • Good customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Forklift and/or warehouse experience preferred

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

  • Position reports to Warehouse Manager. 
  • Position is expected to operate under moderate to limited supervisory involvement, depending on the task and the incumbent’s knowledge and ability to complete the task. The supervisor remains available for information, advice, guidance, or assistance if needed and may provide training, coaching, and feedback as appropriate.
  • Position is responsible for ensuring project timelines for all assigned projects for meeting deadlines.
  • The Warehouse Manager reviews and evaluates position’s completed work for success in achieving objectives and standards.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is a physically demanding position.
Days may entail a majority of hours lifting boxes weighing up to 70 lbs in cooler and freezer environments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This associate position is located in the main office of Hickory Nut Gap Meats (HNG Meats) in Flat Rock (Henderson County), North Carolina. 

The incumbent works in an office, freezer and cooler warehouse environment.  Most office work is accomplished using personal desktop or portable computer systems, scanners, printers, copiers, phone, and typical office supplies and equipment. Warehouse work includes lifting in coolers and freezers, utilizing and electric pallet jack, forklifts and reach trucks. 

This job description is designed to give you an overview of the main tasks and responsibilities for this position.  As the Company evolves and grows over time this job description may be changed in consultation with you.  You will be expected to embrace such changes, to work flexibly, and to rise to the challenge of developing your skills over time.

JOB TITLE:  Full Time Butcher/Meat Cutter
LOCATION: 57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
HOURS:  Full Time

INTRODUCTION

Hickory Nut Gap Farm is Looking for a Full Time Butcher/Meat Cutter.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs all aspects of meat cutting
  • Prepares specialty cuts and sub primal meat cuts.
  • Maintains team policy and operating standards.
  • Arrives to work on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work; works all scheduled shifts and attends required trainings and meetings.
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Must be honest and reliable
  • Maintains, or ensures maintenance of, a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by store leadership.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Extensive knowledge of meat cuts and cooking techniques
  • Some knowledge of Meat Pasture based farming and how it differs from commercial operations.
  • Excellent cutting skills with ability to break product down into sub-primal and retail cuts.
  • Capable of teaching others in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Strong to excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow Team Members and customers.
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures; effective time management and organization skills.
  • Passion for Food in General
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 2+ Years Of Meat Cutting experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This is a physically demanding position.
  • Days may entail heavy lifting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This position is located in the Farm Store of Hickory Nut Gap in Fairview, NC.
  • The incumbent works in a kitchen, freezer and cooler environment.  
  • This job description is designed to give you an overview of the main tasks and responsibilities for this position.  As the Company evolves and grows over time this job description may be changed in consultation with you.  You will be expected to embrace such changes, to work flexibly, and to rise to the challenge of developing your skills over time.
JOB TITLE:  Inside Sales Associate (Part Time)
LOCATION: 980 Upward Rd Flat Rock, NC 28731
HOURS:  Part Time or Full Time Options | Hours are M-F 8a-2p

$20 – $25 Per Hour for Qualified Candidates

INTRODUCTION 

This Internal Sales Associate position works out of the main office of Hickory Nut Gap Meats (HNG Meats) in Flat Rock, North Carolina. 

HNG Meats provides wholesale meats, sales and delivery services to restaurants, grocers, institutions, and distributors around the southeast USA.  

This position provides support to HNG customers, manages orders and inventory, and works with the sales, finance and warehouse team. The incumbent works to complete tasks daily and assist customers for HNG Meats.  


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage all incoming HNG orders with accuracy 
  • Manage timely weekly and monthly inventory reconciliation reporting  
  • Manage inventory reduction sales 
  • Provide exemplary customer service support to all HNG customers

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage all Purchase Orders for HNG Meats  
  • Work with Sales Team to complete weekly orders each week which includes working directly with customers.  
  • Ensure customer invoices are timely and accurate  
  • Assist with A/R collections and reporting 
  • Manage weekly and monthly inventory reconciliation reporting 
  • Manage weekly and monthly reporting for sales, warehouse and finance team 
  • Assist with volume sales internally
  • Assist sales, finance and warehouse teams with additional work as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Intermediate to Advanced Knowledge of Excel 
  • Knowledge of Food Distribution, especially Fresh Meats a plus 
  • Knowledge of ERP software a plus 
  • Experience with QuickBooks. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a team member with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain harmonious relationships. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Good at juggling multiple tasks and prioritizing tasks; ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, ensuring deliverables are completed on time, are of the highest quality, and enhance the reputation of the HNG Meats brand.  
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to sales@hickorynutgap.com. Please include the following in the subject line of your email “[Your Name and your favorite cut of meat]. 

Hickory Nut Gap is not currently hiring. Please check back as we continue to expand operations in the future.

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