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. All applicants must pass all background checks and legal employment requirements.

Current openings in our West Oakland office:

Food Demonstrator/Brand Ambassador

Production Worker


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 (Fri-Sun) and occasionally on weekdays.  Flexibility is key.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and own car
  • 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

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to resume@hodosoy.com.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


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.