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Office Manager 

Bee Thinking is currently looking for an Office Manager to join our growing colony!

We are seeking an Executive Assistant/Office Manager to support the Bee Thinking Leadership Team and manage a variety of complex and confidential tasks within the business team. This role has a diverse set of responsibilities that are integral to the smooth functioning and growth of the company and is expected to represent Bee Thinking in a professional, responsive manner. A passion for saving the bees and bee culture is a plus! A little about Bee Thinking: we are Portland's only family-owned beekeeping supply company, supporting backyard and commercial beekeepers locally and internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs administrative duties for executive management, which may include screening calls; managing calendars; making travel, meeting and event arrangements; preparing expense reports; payroll management
  • Serve as the point person for maintenance, mailing, shopping, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands
  • Partner with HR to recruit and onboard new employees, assist with employee development, and establish company policies as necessary
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlord
  • Manage office budget, ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Provide general support to customers and business partners as needed 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent education/experience
  • 2+ years' Proven Office Management or Executive Assistant experience
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Docs.
  • Experience with E-Commerce is a plus.

 

Sales Manager

Bee Thinking is currently looking for a sales manager to join our team and help raise our organization to the next level! A little about Bee Thinking: we are Portland's only family-owned beekeeping supply company, supporting backyard and commercial beekeepers locally and internationally.

We are a fast-growing business that caters to both backyard and commercial beekeepers around the world. Our products are featured by companies like Williams Sonoma. We make only the best when it comes to our bee hives. For the right person this is a huge opportunity to be in the involved with an organization at the very forefront of the beekeeping industry.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working in specialized, premium product organizations focused on quality and delivering only the highest level of customer experience. They will have a demonstrable track record of sales in niche industries in addition to strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze and process data. This is especially important in identifying the best methods to bring new beekeeping products successfully to the market. They will also be expected to contribute to team performance as well as engage in a culture of continuous improvement. There will be an opportunity for creativity and as a result; the desirable candidate will be able to bring innovation to the company when approaching projects. Lastly, we provide a fun, unique and casual, but hard-working team environment. This role will include a base salary plus commissions and benefits.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishing new customers for online, brick and mortar, and wholesale
  • Representing Bee Thinking’s beekeeping philosophy and product line
  • Travel will be required for attending consumer and trade shows, events, and account management
  • Assisting Bee Thinking leadership with new and existing account management
  • The hours for this position are non traditional, so applicants should expect to be flexible in their availability

Qualifications:

  • Experience selling into retail, brick and mortar, and national accounts
  • Experience with setting up booths and/or managing events and consumer and trade show representation
  • Experience managing accounts and upselling
  • Professional demeanor and eagerness to be part of a growing concern
  • Highly motivated, self-driving, and outcome oriented
  • Passion for selling and someone who is excited about our brand and this opportunity

Benefits:

  • Base wage/salary and commission structure (based on experience and capabilities)
  • Bonus structure for meeting goals and milestones
  • Accrued paid time off Requirements: A track record of proven sales success
  • Ability to articulate a clear plan of sales strategy and implementation

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Account Management: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

 

Production Supervisor

Bee Thinking is currently looking for highly motivated production supervisor to join our warehouse team! Experience with leading, coaching and developing teams is essential. A passion for saving the bees and bee culture is a plus! A little about Bee Thinking: we are Portland's only family-owned beekeeping supply company, supporting backyard and commercial beekeepers locally and internationally.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to supervising employees in production, along with monitoring and recording the operation of the machinery/equipment and production process to attain daily production goals. The production supervisor will effectively train and/or assist in training warehouse associates to operate machinery/equipment and understand production and packing methods. Assist in maintaining accurate documentation related to employee performance, machinery/equipment operation, and production of finished products. Ensure quality standards are met and daily audits are completed. Provide the Warehouse Manager with objective feedback to affect objective evaluations. Meet or exceed daily production requirements per product specifications as set by management. Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities in a timely fashion as requested. Reports directly to the Warehouse Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Train and monitor warehouse staff by giving direction on daily tasks to meet production deadlines. Report all safety and quality issues immediately to management. Requires hands-on capability to operate all machinery and equipment within the boundaries of available manuals, instruction, and personal expertise. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Pack and ship items per customer order. Order and plan for daily/weekly/monthly deliveries of products and materials. Oversee that crew is safely using equipment as necessary by providing training and appropriate PPE. Operate all functions of position alone and without assistance if necessary. Fill in for the Warehouse Manager when absent. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school education or up to 6 months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read/write/record data and perform mathematical calculations. Ability to direct a diverse group of people with excellent written or oral communication. Attendance is critical; employee must be dependable to report to work on time and work a flexible schedule. Required to report employee accidents or unsafe work conditions to Warehouse Manager. At least 2 years of leadership experience. Intermediate word and excel skills for correspondence and reporting duties along with excellent organizational skills.

Full time employees are eligible for benefits after 45-days, which includes medical, dental, Simple IRA, PTO and paid sick leave

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • Leadership: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

 

Customer Service Associate

Bee Thinking is currently looking for highly motivated individuals to join our customer service and retail team! Team members will be expected to be flexible in scheduling, including having evening and weekend availability.

About Bee Thinking: we are Portland's only family-owned beekeeping supply company, supporting backyard and commercial beekeepers locally and internationally.

Bee Thinking/Mead Market Retail Responsibilities:
Deliver top-notch customer service to our retail customers

Maintain high standards of retail space throughout the day
Clean, restock, and organize boutique retail space
Host mead tastings, educate customers about mead
Educate customers about hives and beekeeping
Balance customer interaction with additional tasks
Actively gain knowledge of beekeeping and mead industries
Assist in larger projects of a growing company, as assigned by managers

Requirements:
Ability to communicate clearly with customers and co-workers

Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
Positively participate in team environment
Ability to obtain OLCC card within 2 weeks of hire
Extreme attention to detail, especially in maintaining clean retail space
Be proactive in problem-solving to follow-through on completion of every task
Ability to stand for extended periods

Preferred Qualifications:
Interest in mead-making, the mead industry and/or experience in other sectors of the beverage industry
Some knowledge of beekeeping, farming, gardening, or ecology
Event planning or facilitation

Benefits:
Health Insurance
Simple IRA
PTO/Sick Leave

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • Customer Service: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

 

Warehouse Associate

Responsibilities:

Picking, packing, and shipping orders to customers worldwide
Inventory management
Quality control
Assembly of wood products

Requirements:

Ability to lift 65lbs or more
Extreme attention to detail
Ability to work long hours and triage orders during busy season
Ability to stand for extended periods
Forklift/stacker experience preferred

Full-time

Benefits:

Health Insurance
Simple IRA
PTO/Sick Leave

Starting pay $10.00 with 30 and 90 day reviews

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to jobs@beethinking.com