Schlotterbeck & Foss

Good Clean Food Since 1866

When you’ve been in business for over 150 years, you learn a lot. From our beginning in 1866 as a prescription apothecary shop, founders Augustus G. Schlotterbeck and Charles S. Foss earned a reputation for quality handcrafted products and fair dealings. They maintained these principles when they moved on to develop patented medicines and flavoring extracts in the 20th century.

In the 21st century we have kept with tradition and emerged as a leader in the private label, premium sauces, marinade and condiments’ space. Our core competency in product development supports our proprietary small batch manufacturing capabilities, resulting in marquee specialty foods. Our unmatched product development, using our selection of organic, clean label and non-GMO ingredients allows us to offer highly differentiated, innovative products that drive consumer loyalty.

Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 27, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck and Foss  is seeking a  Sr. National Sales Manager  to join their team.  Schlotterbeck & Foss is one of New England's oldest manufacturers of premium condiments, chef sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream topping ingredients.  The company has grown steadily in recent years and is positioned to grow more significantly as it continues to rapidly expand its private label partnerships with key grocery retailers across the country.  Our fine specialty foods are produced in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Westbrook, Maine and Chester, Vermont.   Essential Functions: Grow and retain existing S&F accounts through developing mutually beneficial long-term business relationships with current customers and developing relationships with new customers. Hit quarterly and annual sales revenue objectives on Private Label and Branded. Responsible for hitting quarterly and annual gross margin dollars on S&F's Branded Products. Conduct annual Business Reviews with the largest existing customers, analyzing opportunities, evaluating slow sellers and introducing new innovation ongoing. Serve as the conduit to Customer Service/Sales Specialist in resolving issues or customer concerns. Responsible for securing new S&F business within the retail segment, with a specific focus in grocery, club, and the mass merchandise channels. Foodservice is a potential future category of focus. Responsible for having a thorough knowledge of the retail market, private label, S&F's extensive products, positioning and capabilities, as well as understanding S&F's competitors and staying on top of industry developments. Research and identify sales leads and potential new partners primarily for private label. Build and maintain an on-going pipeline of accounts that assist S&F in achieving their goals. Explore new opportunities by cold calling, attending trade shows (e.g. PLMA) and networking. Requires continual follow up and attention to detail. Lead new business pitches/capability presentations and organizing culinary events at the customer's office or in Portland, Maine. Work directly with Product Developer, Culinary Chef and R&D team to manage customer’s innovation. Responsible for promptly submitting new product requests via our internal software program and working together with the Director of R&D to manage your customer’s product expectations.  Analyze accounts to provide monthly forecasts, track risks and opportunities, promotional spending and provide ongoing communication with the VP of Sales. Work with S&F's internal technical staff to communicate customer needs, R&D product development and ensuring projects fall within the scope of S&F's standard operating procedures. Closes new business deals by developing proposals and negotiating strategies that leads to S&F obtaining new business. Works together with finance on approvals of legal agreements and documentation. Works with finance on pricing Travel 50% (company is based in Maine, but incumbent may live elsewhere).   Minimum Qualifications: 8+ years’ direct selling experience. CPG selling experience across numerous retail channels. Experience within Branded or Private Label. Private Label experience a plus. Good business sense including networking, prospecting and persuasion skills. Superior presentation and communication skills both externally and internally. Proven financial planning and forecasting skills. Strategy development and proven ability to execute a plan. Strong CRM experience. Collaborative, team player across functions. Ability to demonstrate strong follow-up and superior customer service Demonstrated track record of meeting and exceeding sales results- goal oriented. B.S./B.A. degree in Business or other relevant field/ college degree. Strong Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, full medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Recruiters or Phone Calls Please Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Portland, ME, USA
Mar 18, 2019
Full time
The AP/AR Associate will be responsible for invoicing, receivables, payables, cash receipts, expense processing, and filing/scanning. Essential Functions: Responsible for all customer billing and invoicing activities. EDI, mail, fax, and/or emailing of customer invoices. Prepare cash deposits and accurately apply payments to customer accounts. Perform routine review of outstanding AR balances including collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries and working with past due accounts on aged AR balances. This will require researching customer short pays. Responsible for opening incoming mail related to AP/AR. Responsible for matching Raw Material/Packaging invoices to purchase orders and receiving documents. Match recurring invoices and company expense invoices to PO’s then process in ERP system. Research invoice discrepancies between PO’s and/or receiving documents. Work with Purchasing Manager, warehouse team and vendor to resolve issues. Review weekly bank activity and record electronic payments (wires) or cash receipts (credit card, ACH, wires) in financial software. Process weekly AP check run as directed by the Controller. Review and process monthly corporate card activity. Respond to customer payment correspondence or vendor payment inquiries and/or forward to appropriate team member as needed. Support various year end accounting activities, including preparation of 1099’s, research and data collection in support of audit activity. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred. 3-5 years of related experience in accounts payable/receivable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook. Proficiency working with financial software/systems (AP, AR, GL, etc.) and data manipulation. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written communications. Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills. Must have ability to foster positive relationships with customers, vendors, clients, and coworkers. Physical Requirements / Work Conditions: Normally seated with freedom of movement on a regular basis, operating office machines and handling light materials and supplies. Normal exposure to office environment. Occasional exposure to warehouse and manufacturing environment. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Benefits: Full benefit package offered including medical, dental, vision, life, std, ltd, 401(k) and paid time off. Hourly rate based on experience.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Portland, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Description Schlotterbeck & Foss is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. We are currently seeking a full time Filler Line Operator to join our company. The Filler Line Operator receives prepared product from cook/mixers and operates equipment that packs and labels the product. Responsibilities include receiving product from cook/mixers and operating the packaging equipment without losing integrity of the product through the entire packing process. Maintaining accurate documentation of batch cards and any supporting documentation. Coordinate other line operators, line workers, and agency workers in the operation of the packing equipment from loading of empty containers to palletizing of filled containers. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the quality of the packing process from appropriate fill levels and specified weights, to proper capping, shrink banding, labeling, and cleanliness of the packed container. The work schedule is Monday through Friday and start times may begin as early as 5:00 AM and finish times as late as 6:00 PM (or until finish). At times, it may be required that work be outside of the normal work schedule, including weekends. Equal Opportunity Employer Requirements A High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Must have sufficient mechanical skills to set up equipment, perform changeovers and adjust controls to keep equipment operative at optimal efficiency. Proficiency with arithmetic and utilization of a calculator as well as the capabilities of dealing with multiple facets of production equipment without losing control of any of the functions are a must. Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (10 hours or more). Frequent physical activity requires walking, climbing, bending, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting and stooping. Must be able to lift 65 lbs. Benefits This position offers a full benefit package offered including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, 401(k) and paid time off.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss  is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. Today, we still produce in small batches, with the care of handcrafting to bring out the most vibrant flavors. From the horse and buggy days to the present, we have earned and maintained a reputation for quality, local products and great service. S&F is currently hiring for  Cook and Cook Helpers  to prepare large volume batches of food product to be packaged by filler line operators.  The Cook Helper position assists cooks with weighing, measuring and handling of ingredients. The following is a sample of duties: The cook is responsible for preparing product in large volumes and maintain integrity of product until delivered to line operators for packaging. Cook Helper responsibilities include assisting with preparation of product in large volumes, while maintaining integrity of ingredients and product until delivered to Cook/Mixer. Both positions are responsible for meticulously following recipe batch cards to ensure finished product meets specifications and quality. Detecting any variations in materials and finished product according to product specifications and completing documentation and ensuring it is detailed, thorough, accurate and legible. The work schedule is Monday through Friday and start times may begin as early as 5:00 AM and finish times as late as 6:00 PM (or until finish). At times, it may be required that work be outside of the normal work schedule, including weekends.   The following are required of all S&F production employees: Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tag out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc. Reporting any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. Perform other duties as assigned. Be able to have effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Perform other duties as assigned, while following company, safety, quality policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications: A High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Must have experience working in food manufacturing setting. Strong attention to detail, proficiency with arithmetic, and utilization of a calculator, as well as the capacity to handle multiple facets of production equipment without losing control of any of the functions are a required. Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (10 hours or more). Frequent physical activity requires walking, climbing, bending, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting and stooping. Must be able to lift 65 lbs. Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Phone Calls or Recruiters Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss  is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. Today, we still produce in small batches, with the care of handcrafting to bring out the most vibrant flavors. From the horse and buggy days to the present, we have earned and maintained a reputation for quality, local products and great service. The  Maintenance Technician  is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing all equipment and company assets. The following is a sample of duties: Proactively maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and alters defective equipment. Provides maintenance on complex production equipment. Responsible for controlling inventory and requisitioning appropriate parts. Performs maintenance checks on buildings and equipment. Maintains electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Complies with company safety and sanitation guidelines. Performs general equipment repair and installation of safety equipment when necessary. Teams with production staff to encourage proper use and care of all equipment. Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices. Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area. Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tag out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall   restraints, etc. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. Perform other duties as assigned. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Perform other duties as assigned, while following company, safety, quality policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications: An associate degree in Electrical Mechanical Science or 2 years minimum experience in a maintenance role, with minimum experience with one or more technical experiences including but not limited to Mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer controlled equipment, and PLC experience preferred. Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine sequences of assembly. 4th Class    Boiler Operator License desired. PLC Automation Controls experience preferred. Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time. Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written communications. Self-directed, detail oriented, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Phone Calls or Recruiters Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
$15.00 hourly
Schlotterbeck & Foss Portland, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Description: Schlotterbeck & Foss is New England's oldest food-service manufacturer of condiments, sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. We are located in Westbrook Maine. We currently have a position opening in our Shipping/Receiving department. The position works with the receiver to move received goods to warehouse location, stage materials for production and return unused materials to inventory. Move received materials to appropriate inventory locations. Stage production materials for cooks/mixers in a manner that minimizes time spent waiting for ingredients. Participate/support inventory counts Monitor raw materials for proper storage and any care necessary prior to use. Perform duties in a safe manner and according to GMP standards. Work hours may vary, but generally start at 5AM-4:30PM. Overtime is required and some weekend work is required. Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Requirements: HS Diploma or GED equivalent and use of basic arithmetic. Prior shipping/receiving/warehouse experience is required. Valid and unexpired drivers license is required. Certification in operating forklift/pallet jack Must have excellent attention to detail, neat/tidy, dependable and work independently with little supervision Physical Requirements: Frequently push/pull, climb stairs, ladders, bending, twisting, stacking and reaching. Frequent lifting up to 60 lbs on a repetitive basis. Benefits: Full benefit package offered including medical, dental, vision, life, std, ltd, 401(k) and paid time off. Starting wage is $15.00 per hour.
$15.00 hourly
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Description Schlotterbeck & Foss, a leading specialty food manufacturer located in Westbrook, is currently seeking a full time (40+ hours a week) Sanitation Technician to join our team. This position begins at 5 p.m. and runs until finished (between midnight and 2:00 a.m.) Job Duties: Based on demands of the manufacturing schedule, responsibilities include: Using chemicals to clean and sanitize food processing equipment and manufacturing work areas. Preparing for various food processing standards of cleanliness, including occasionally working a weekend day to re-certify kosher status on weekends Disassembling and cleaning food-processing equipment. Keeping chemical-storage area tidy and performing routine cleanup of building and grounds. Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years' directly related sanitation experience in manufacturing facility is preferred. Frequent physical activity- requires walking, climbing, bending, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting and stooping. Frequent lifting of 60 lbs. High School diploma or GED equivalent. Must have sufficient mechanical skills to disassemble and reassemble production equipment. Must be capable of operating a power pallet jack. Must be a team player with a positive attitude. Benefits: Full benefit package (medical, dental, vision) offered with 16 days of accrued paid time off in the first year of employment. Benefits also include a 401(k) plan with employer match, employer-paid basic life and AD&D, and discount on S&F products! Starting wage is $15.00/hour plus $1.00 shift differential. Schlotterbeck & Foss is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
Schlotterbeck & Foss Westbrook, ME, USA
Mar 04, 2019
Full time
Schlotterbeck & Foss is one of New England's oldest manufacturers of premium condiments, chef sauces, dressings, salsas and ice-cream-topping ingredients. The company has grown steadily in recent years and is positioned to grow more significantly as it continues to rapidly expand its private label partnerships with key grocery retailers across the country. The Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety provides company-wide leadership and direction for all Quality Assurance and Food Safety functions at our manufacturing facilities in Westbrook, Maine and Chester, Vermont. Responsible for quality systems, programs and standards, providing consistent product quality in compliance with Schlotterbeck & Foss, customer, FDA, USDA, and other Federal/State requirements and regulations. Develops and implements policies and programs related to food safety, including production sanitation, product risk management, accurate recordkeeping, and success in government and customer audits. Fosters a Quality culture within the organization. Essential Functions: Manage Quality Assurance to ensure products comply with specifications and continuously improve quality. Oversee quality audit, testing, reporting and regulatory requirements. Manage Food Quality and Food Safety Programs, HACCP and FDA regulatory compliance including GMPs and 3rd party audit requirements (GFSI). Direct and monitor compliance with FSMA rules and regulations at all facilities, including supplier approval program and Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Interface with all regulatory agencies and appropriate trade associations to assure compliance with food laws and regulations. Set policy on microbiology requirements, specifications and testing to help assure safe products for all customers and consumers. Oversight of quality grading of all products to assure specifications are met within the desired levels of productivity, safety and quality desired by Schlotterbeck & Foss and customers. Oversite and supervision of Sanitation group. Develop, issue and review corporate quality and food safety policies, procedures, and specifications. Work directly with all sales managers to provide a high level of support and customer service. Maintain customer complaint program, including prompt investigations and responses. Maintain nutrition database and customer label approval program. Work closely with R&D, Sales, Production, Purchasing, Transportation, Customer Service and customers to advise and resolve any issues as needed. On behalf of Schlotterbeck & Foss participate in appropriate associations to maintain knowledge required to stay abreast of regulatory compliance and industry trends. Responsible for working in a safe and healthy manner, and to take reasonable care of the health and safety of all other staff. Perform daily stretching and/or proper ergonomics of workstation. Managers have a specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have management responsibility. The Physical Requirements and Work Conditions as outlined in this job description are essential functions of the job. Travel is required to the Vermont facility 1-2 days per week. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent Scientific Discipline. Masters of Science, Ph.D. of Science or M.B.A preferred. 10+ years of experience in Quality Management experience in food industry, combined with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in quality, food safety and sanitation. Continuous Improvement expertise, such as TPM, Six Sigma, or similar is preferred Experience with FSMA and current food related regulations. PCQI certificate. Experience with GFSI, regulatory, and customer audits. SQF experience preferred. Demonstrable leadership, communications, negotiating, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Internet). Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment Benefits: Competitive pay and benefit package including paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) plan with employer match and discount on S&F products! No Phone Calls or Recruiters Schlotterbeck & Foss is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.