Jobs

At Hodo, we believe that people are what makes our company great.  We are always eager to meet fun, honest and hard-working people who are passionate about creating the best tasting tofu in the whole wide world.  If you are interested in joining our team, simply send your resume and an introduction to resume@hodosoy.com. Please place in subject title the position you are applying for. All applicants must pass all background checks and legal employment requirements.

Current openings in our West Oakland office:

Production Manager

Local Accounts / Farmers Market Specialist

Food Demonstrator/Brand Ambassador

Production Worker


Production Manager

We are looking for a food processing and manufacturing professional to manage our rapidly growing production operation. The Production Manager reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for ensuring smooth and optimal running on the production floor. The Production Manager is responsible for scheduling personnel and executing a production schedule while maintaining compliance with food safety and good manufacturing practices.  The Production Manager is a key member of the management team, and participates in the development of programs for food safety, SOP, sanitation, product development, and other functions as needed

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage entire production and packaging process
  • Implement production plan by managing work schedules and product flow
  • Supervise, mentor, and train production, packaging and sanitation team members
  • Ensure effective team relations through mediation, problem resolution, and discipline
  • Manage product yield and operating efficiency
  • Ensure products meet or exceed company and customer standards
  • Manage inventory of raw materials, finished goods, and delivery schedules
  • Ensure proper tracking of raw materials and labor utilization
  • Assist in successful completion of 3rd party audits for GMP, HACCP, OSHA, and CCOF
  • Ensure sanitation of facilities and equipment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-4 years experience in production management or supervision, with at least 2 years in food manufacturing
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to own responsibility for all production activities
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, training, coaching, motivating
  • Fluency in MS Excel
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Food safety certification preferred
  • Some Spanish a plus


Local Account/Farmers Market Specialist

We are looking for someone who is passionate about high-quality organic food to service and deliver to some of our premium restaurant, retail and food service accounts, and operate our weekend Farmers Markets (SF Ferry Plaza on Saturdays and downtown Palo Alto on Sundays).

Responsibilities
- Being a brand ambassador for Hodo and its range of delicious products
- Demonstrating and promoting Hodo products at the Farmers market, stores, and occasional special events — including set-up, merchandising, breaking down, and data-keeping
- Safely and efficiently deliver Hodo products with one of our commercial vans and build relationships with receivers, buyers, and chefs
- Travel to scenic locations around the Bay Area from Petaluma(N), San Ramon(E), to Santa Cruz (S)
- Increase trial and sales of Hodo products

Requirements
- High energy, solution-oriented, fast learner, early riser (typical day is ~5am-2pm)
- Ability to work Saturdays and Sundays (for Farmers Markets) and 2-3 days for Account service and deliveries during the week
- Food safety-trained/certified
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Able to stand through a work shift (with required breaks)
- Knowledge of Excel, Word, GoogleDocs. Access to Email, Internet and text.
- Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a reliable source of transportation
- Pass all background checks and legal employment requirements

Qualifications
- Prior retail sales, promotional and/or customer service experience
- Excellent people and communication skills, and comfort speaking in public
- Reliable, punctual, and professional (in appearance, presentation, teamwork, body language, etc.)
- Detail-oriented with numbers, paperwork, and customer information
- Ability to work independently with little supervision
- Demonstrated success working in small teams
- Passion for and knowledge of food – organic, natural, vegan, or otherwise – a big plus


Food Demonstrator/Brand Ambassador

Part Time (up to 24 hrs/week) Hodo Soy is looking for interested individuals to serve as the face of Hodo  to customers in the field.   As a demonstrator / brand ambassador, you will execute demonstration events to introduce and build awareness for Hodo brand and products through sampling  our tofu and tofu dishes, and communicating our brand value proposition.  If you are passionate about artisanal, and sustainably-made local foods, this is a great chance to join a growing team.

Duties include:

  • Demonstrating and promoting Hodo Soy products at grocery stores, special events and Costco warehouses – including set-up, merchandising, execution of demonstration, breaking down and associated paperwork
  • Being a brand ambassador for Hodo Soy and its products
  • Travel to locations in the Bay Area (range:  N – Santa Rosa, E – Sacramento, S – Santa Cruz)
  • Increase trial and ultimately sales of Hodo products

Requirements

  • Work at least 10-15 hours per week, with potential up to 24 hours a week primarily on weekends (Sat-Mon) and occasionally on weekdays.  Flexibility is key.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable source of transportation
  • Wear company attire, and adhere to customer’s dress code and appearance policies
  • Food safety-trained
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Able to stand through a work shift (with required short breaks)
  • Access to emails, Internet and text
  • Pass all background checks and legal employment requirements

Qualifications

  • High energy level
  • Prior retail sales, promotional and/ or customer service experience
  • Excellent people skills and ability to connect with others easily
  • Ability to communicate and speak in public
  • Professional (appearance, presentation, regards to team mates, body language, etc.)
  • Demonstrated history in working in small teams
  • Interest in organic and natural foods a plus


Production Worker

Hodo Soy attributes a huge part of its success to its strong production staff.  We are looking for individuals who would like to help us make our tofu products.

Responsibilities:

To include but not limited to tofu and yuba making, kitchen preparation, documenting processes, stocking, packaging, shipping, receiving and performing sanitation procedures.

Requirements:

  • Motivated and willingness to work hard
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work fast with focus, with minimal supervision
  • Initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible to work varying shifts, including graveyard shifts

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid US driver’s license and Taxpayer Identification Number
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is preferred but not required.
  • Prior experience in food and/or manufacturing is preferred but not required.
  • Food safety certified preferred.  Training for certification will be provided.
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for long periods
  • Interest in organic and natural foods a plus

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to resume@hodosoy.com.