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Harvest Manager

Overview:
The primary responsibility of the Harvest Manager is the oversight of all operations in the
slaughterhouse, including managing the Mobile Slaughter Unit’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control
Point (HACCP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The Harvest Manager will supervise a
team of two butchers, cleaning staff and drivers and is responsible for coaching and
development of team members. This person works directly with the Business Manager and
administrative staff to ensure smooth and profitable operations of the plant. Animal welfare is
a core value and the Harvest Manager is responsible for ensuring it is always a priority at the
plant. Given that this is a new business, this position’s responsibilities and chain of command
may change as the organization grows and matures.
Responsibilities include:
● Participate in setting up Mobile Slaughter Unit, including preparing sites for MSU
placement, animal corrals, workflow, working with consultants to acquire HACCP. Working
with the Business Manager to hire the initial team of butchers, cleaners and driver and
developing protocol for daily workflow.
● Aid in acquiring all necessary tools, equipment and supplies for operation of the MSU.
● Animal slaughter from kill to cooler.
● Maintain all necessary reporting, documentation and records to comply with all local, state
and federal agencies.
● Ensure all safety measures are followed and conduct monthly safety meetings with the
team. Immediately report any safety concerns, violations and incidents.
● Facilitate and execute all aspects of animal slaughter, ensuring safety, cleanliness and
sanitation standards are in compliance.
● Comply with Mobile Slaughter Unit’s HACCP and SOP to the highest standards.
● Foster an atmosphere that prioritizes animal welfare, safety, cleanliness and compassion.
● Supervise trailer staff and write and deliver annual performance reviews to team members.
● Work with the Business Manager to analyze financials, establish a viable business and work
to improve profitability of business.
● Uphold all company policies outlined in Employee Handbook, and ensure teams compliance
with all policies.

● Minimize waste in all aspects of business where possible, including monitoring appropriate
staffing levels, productivity, and schedules.
● Provide high levels of customer service to all members and anyone else utilizing the plant.
Support the administrative staff to work through any customer service issues,
communicating directly with customers when necessary.
● Keep all tools and facilities in good working order, ensuring all daily/weekly/monthly
cleaning or maintenance is done and scheduling maintenance that cannot be done by
employees. Quickly address any broken tools, working with urgency.
Requirements and Skills include:
● Animal slaughter from kill to cooler
● Familiarity with USDA standards; prefer active HACCP certification
● Must meet and maintain all criteria for needed government certifications
● Tool and machine maintenance experience
● Team management and development
● Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
● Financial acumen
● Problem solving skills
● Ability to work and make decisions under pressure
● Ability to read, write and speak English; Spanish preferred
● Valid CA Drivers License
● Computing skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and email
● Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs without assistance and lift up to 100 pounds with assistance
● Have full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting and working with arms above
shoulder level
● Flexible work schedule with the ability to work overtime when necessary
● Must be able to work in varying conditions including cold, rain and heat
● Must be able to work in a variety of work temperatures warm, hot, humid, cold, wet or with
slippery surfaces at varied heights in and around moving equipment and parts
● At least 1 year experience working with hooks and knives

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Business Manager

Overview:
The Business Manager is responsible for overseeing Bay Area Ranchers’ Cooperative daily
operations and upholding the values and mission of BAR-C. This person will work directly with
the harvest manager to ensure smooth and profitable operations of the plant. The Business
Manager will act as the main point of contact for members with the plant and is responsible for
ensuring a positive member experience. They will also provide HR support and management for
all staff. The Business Manager performs all administrative duties associated with running a
USDA mobile harvesting unit. As such, they are responsible for accurate and timely accounting,
bookkeeping, timely reporting and other duties as assigned. Given that this is a new business,
this position’s responsibilities and chain of command may change as the organization grows and
matures.
Responsibilities include:
● Plant logistics including harvest schedules and coordinating with local cut and wrap.
● Point of contact for all member and customer communications.
● Participate in setting up Mobile Slaughter Unit, including: workflow, hiring initial team of
butchers, cleaners and driver, developing protocol for daily workflow.
● Maintain all necessary reporting, documentation and records to comply with all local, state
and federal agencies.
● Work closely with Harvest Manager.
● Work with the administrative team and board of directors to analyze financials and work to
improve profitability of business.
● Uphold all company policies outlined in Employee Handbook, and ensure teams compliance
with all policies. Support with all HR needs including team development and performance
evaluation.
● Minimize waste in all aspects of business where possible, including monitoring appropriate
staffing levels, productivity, and schedules.
● Manage and maintain General ledger records, A/R, A/P, payroll, and other routine
bookkeeping functions.
● Maintain member patronage accounts and manage refunds.

● Prepare and input month-end journal entries; prepare month-end financial statements and
other reports as needed.
● Maintain fixed asset and depreciation records in coordination with a 3rd party tax
professional.
● Responsible for payroll and benefits processing.
● Reconciliations of key accounts including cash, AR, AP, payroll, and others as assigned.
● Excise and sales taxes, unsecured property tax reports, and other external reports as
required.
● Administrative duties including ordering supplies, maintaining schedules, answering phones
and emails.
● Assist in other duties/projects as needed.
Requirements and Skills include:
● Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant training/certifications
● Minimum of three years supervision experience
● Three years’ experience with QuickBooks. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel
● Excellence in time management and organization
● Ability to take initiative and problem solve
● Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
● Must be able to work independently
● Financial acumen
● Team management and development
● Ability to work and make decisions under pressure
● Ability to read, write and speak English; Spanish preferred
● Valid CA Drivers License
● Computing skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and email
● Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs without assistance
● Have full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting and working with arms above
shoulder level
● Must be able to sit for an extended period of time.
● Flexible work schedule with the ability to work long hours when necessary
● Experience working with cooperatives and USDA a plus!

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911 Lakeville St Suite 274

Petaluma, CA 94952

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