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Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment the beans we buy. The journey a bean takes to become a bar (or experience, gift, or hot chocolate) involves careful planning and tracking that is almost inevitably accompanied by surprises: containers get stuck on ships, bar paper arrives in the wrong color, a surprise monsoon delays a new machine from Japan, or ribbon set aside for the holidays was accidentally packed into one of four pallets headed to offsite storage. Our small but mighty team looks to our Inventory Planning and Ops Manager to forecast the sales of our items and ensure we have the right products in the right places at the right times in the right amount. Additionally, our IP and Ops Analyst will help answer various types of “what if” questions to determine the most profitable course of action across an array of choices.
Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.
About the Job
A few snapshots from a typical day: Your morning starts by performing the final quality check on our chocolate bars before placing them on speed racks to get ready for wrapping. In the afternoon, you prep chocolate molds in the tempering room or feed molds into the tempering line, always keeping safety and your space in mind. You confidently weigh and pack out ground chocolate destined for pastry chefs and confectioners around the country. Every task you tackle is done with quality and care. You’ll be working with a team of very passionate chocolate makers in a dynamic and unique environment. When materials or equipment push us to reconsider our plan, this team leans into a continuous improvement mindset to overcome together and push onward. This full-time position starts at $23.50/hour.
Chocolate production can be dynamic and subject to starts and stops, requiring operators who assess, communicate and regroup. You are eager to help the team, offering assistance where it is needed. You are self-motivated and feel great satisfaction with a spotless workspace where every item is in its place. Throughout the day, you work efficiently and with an eye for the quality standards necessary for the factory space. The team knows they can rely on you to help them clean up a chocolate spill or give an extra hand when a task takes longer than expected. Above all, you are a team player with a passion for working with a quality product.