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Country Maid has a multitude of departments where many employees have dedicated 5, 10 and even over 20 years of employment to the company. It's not simply a job; Country Maid is an organization dedicated to employee development from internships to entry level and managers to the most seasoned employees. 

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Business Development Manager / Educational Content Manager

You have the unique opportunity to experience small town values coupled with BIG TIME opportunity at Country Maid!

Country Maid, Inc. is seeking an innovative problem solver to serve as coach and trainer to our dealership partners across the nation!

Summary: The Business Development Manager is responsible for positively impacting Country Maid, Inc.’s (CMI’s) sales growth in assigned territories by orchestrating business development for CMI’s customer dealerships. The Business Development Manager will recruit, coach, motivate, develop, organize training, and retain dealerships in assigned territories by maintaining a close relationship with both CMI personnel and assigned dealerships.

As a Business Development Manager, you will focus on two primary areas:

Business Development

  1. Coach and motivate dealers – determine primary aim and strategic objective; formulate goals and incentives around achievements relating to sales growth, sales volume, and territory saturation; continually identify and surface needs to support dealer through dealership lifecycle.
  2. Develop relationships with dealers that are both professional and personal in nature through site visits, collection of personal information and providing proactive and personal attention.
  3. Through value-created activities, persuade and influence dealers to achieve Country Maid objectives.
  4. Promote dealer training and development through attendance at Country Maid events or participation in other professional development courses or online training to instill best business practices, provide tools and promote alignment.
  5. Perform training and development follow-up to ensure dealer implementation of best practice concepts and tools.
  6. Convert qualified recruitment leads through the process of interviews, personal interaction, persuasion, and assess overall fit with CMI and existing dealership network.
  7. Become well versed in primary small business functions to provide recommendations in the areas of business planning, strategy, finance, sales, marketing, social media, human resources, inventory management and operations.
  8. Continued professional development to improve knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness of defined “subject matter expert” role (identified during hiring or annual review process).
  9. Evaluate dealer training needs and create necessary tools to assist in “expert” role effectiveness.
  10. Perform dealership evaluation through recurring dealer interaction in the form of site visits, Skype meetings, phone calls, etc.
  11. Ensure implementation and tracking of dealer promotional activities (sampling, digital marketing, etc.)
  12. Maintain superior customer service standards through prompt return of emails and phone calls. Ask for feedback and utilize to improve performance. Communicate with care and navigate through emotional situations to promote a long-term relationship.
  13. Surface dealership recognition opportunities through adequate promotion and publicity, along with utilizing the necessary information to benefit the dealer network

Administration

  1. Perform data analysis to determine sales potential, provide customer information, analyze territory, measure dealer and sales representative sampling effectiveness, etc.
  2. Terminate dealerships that have not adhered to agreement requirements.
  3. Create and implement growth and exit plan strategies for non-exclusive dealerships.
  4. Conduct pre-contract research with customer by gathering information from customer about business structures that are not in alignment with CMI’s standard contracts and sharing this information with the FSM or contract author to improve the design of the contract for both parties.
  5. Understand and explain the provisions of the dealer contract(s) to customer in an effective way during all phases of the customer relationship with CMI (during adoption, breach of contract scenarios, termination, or transfer of business).
  6. Preparation and delivery of presentations, proposals, and training activities
  7. Perform project management duties from creation, to coordination, to execution.
  8. Plan, organize, and coordinate assigned programs to ensure accomplishment of financial/budgetary goals and optimum allocation of resources.
  9. Adhere to all company policies and follow the employee handbook.

Position requirements include: This position requires a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) in Business, Education or a relevant field of study plus three or more years as an educator or trainer. Ideal candidate will have experience owning or operating a small business or other entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Ability to manage a LMS.
  • Experience with webinars and video editing are a plus, but not required.
  • Prior experience developing lesson plans, course materials and training evaluations.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively to deliver training through in-person, online or other formats.
  • Excellent communication skills.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • This position is classified as full time, exempt.
  • The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime or Saturday work may be required due to business need.

This full-time position offers competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off, 9-paid holidays and tuition assistance. Country Maid is an employee-owned company offering employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as a valuable retirement plan.

Download application here  (or pick one up from Country Maid) 
Mail, email, or drop off application to Human Resources:

Sara Blair

Sara.blair@countrymaid.net
Country Maid, Inc.
PO Box 56
213 4th Ave NE
West Bend, IA 50597

A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.


Graphic Designer

Are you looking for a career that will allow you to express your creativity and that offers flexibility and growth opportunities?

Country Maid is looking for an innovative and creative individual to join our team!

Summary: The Graphic Designer is responsible for developing, integrating and implementing marketing initiatives across a diverse channel of print and electronic media. Areas of focus include website design and management, marketing materials, email marketing, search engine marketing, and social network marketing. This will be done by securing an intimate knowledge of Country Maid’s marketing tactics and aligning all creative works with each brands identity and brand fundamentals.

As a Graphic Designer, you will focus on two primary areas:

Design

  • Integrate, develop content, and constantly update and improve all internet platforms including Company Websites, Dealer intranet, Google AdWords, Wiki, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, Business Listing sites, Etc.
  • Manage all aspects of website planning, design and implementation of improved website design/function. Maintain and update current websites ensuring functionality and search performance. Review analytics and propose suggestions for improved site placement and optimization.
  • Assist in planning, content development and implementation of social network marketing plan. Assess progress and submit recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor and improve search engine marketing efforts through website optimization, paid ads, web image library, referral site listings and links, video library, etc. Perform search engine keyword analysis. Support dealerships in search engine marketing through training, instruction, development and implementation.
  • Creation of print and digital marketing materials to support Country Maid and various brands (email templates, flyers, infographics, online ads, videos, etc.)
  • Coordinate video needs and distribution across various platforms

Stakeholder Support

  • Provide support to dealerships via website design, development and customization, email marketing templates, and other digital media expertise to aid in client marketing. Fulfill dealer requests in in relation to digital marketing/graphics needs, dealer portal assistance (uploading files to website, obtaining/saving graphics, navigation), instructions for various marketing tools, printer e-store help, etc. Work with new and existing dealerships to enhance digital branding efforts. Support dealerships in social network marketing through training, instruction, content development, creation, planning and implementation.
  • Increase usability, attractiveness and functionality of Dealer Portal to promote increased usage and perception of greater value.
  • Design HTML-based email templates and mange distribution and delivery to clients via Outlook, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor or other email marketing applications.
  • Support marketing department needs and be willing to learn, assist and develop skillsets in various areas of focus (photography, package design, marketing materials design, print design, etc.) Provide support to Sales Team and Product Line Managers.
  • Analyze fit of new technology in relation to internet and digital marketing and make recommendations based upon research.
  • Assist with Country Maid events (Dealer Conference, Strategic Meeting, etc.).
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications, web site development, social networks, digital technology, etc. as it pertains to marketing and communications and make recommendations based upon research.

Position requirements include: This position requires an Associate’s or Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Website Development and Design, or related field along with 1-3 years’ work experience in the workplace to include website development and design.

  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite software including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, specifically with mockups, web design and multimedia presentation.
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, HTML and JavaScript.
  • Experience working with WordPress templates.
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Demonstrate excellent design and creative skills; able to communicate visually across mediums.
  • Excellent communication skills.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position is classified as full time, exempt. The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime or Saturday work may be required due to business need.

This full-time position offers competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off, 9-paid holidays and tuition assistance. Country Maid is an employee-owned company offering employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as a valuable retirement plan.

Download application here  (or pick one up from Country Maid) 
Mail, email, or drop off application to Human Resources:

Sara Blair

Sara.blair@countrymaid.net
Country Maid, Inc.
PO Box 56
213 4th Ave NE
West Bend, IA 50597

A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.


Sanitation Team Member

Are you looking for more than just another "job"? Do you want a fulfilling and challenging career with a growing company?

If so, look no further. Country Maid in West Bend, Iowa may be the most important step you take on your career journey.

Sanitation Team Member is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing of production, packaging, storage areas, and production equipment on a daily basis in our pastry and laminated dough manufacturing facility. Sanitation Team Member ensures all duties are performed in accordance with SSOP (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points), FDA (Food & Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), all safety policies and procedures, and any other established policies and requirements necessary.

Position starts at $12.50 per hour and you're eligible for your first pay raise after 90 days.

This full-time position offers competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off, 9-paid holidays and tuition assistance. Country Maid is an employee-owned company offering employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as a valuable retirement plan.

As a Sanitation Team Member, you will:

  • Properly clean and sanitize equipment, utensils, facility, environment, etc. in accordance with required procedures to ensure proper food safety and avoidance of equipment damage.  This includes disassembling and reassembling production equipment, operating cleaning equipment (forklift, skyjack, floor scrubber, pressure washer, dish washer, etc.), moving and lifting heavy objects and machinery, cleaning in high places, working with chemicals and ensuring "attention to detail" is implemented as required.
  • Set up the production line with the right equipment, stage fruit and other supplies as necessary for line start-up.
  • Participate in workload when required by being proficient in all jobs on the line.
  • Demonstrate job functions and orient/train new employees as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Perform various other duties and tasks as necessary to support the operation.

Position requirement include:

  • Possess self-motivation and demonstrate good initiative; which is being able to find things that need to be done and perform them without specific direction.
  • Be able to work effectively with others to create a positive working environment
    • Must be a team player and be someone others will want to work with
    • Must be willing to take constructive direction from supervisor and peers.
    • The ability to follow directions and communicate with co-workers in an appropriate manner as to problems and issues. Be reliable (on time, have good "Say-Do" ratio).
  • Demonstrate the mechanical aptitude to be able to operate, disassemble, and reassemble equipment during cleaning
  • The ability to learn, comprehend, and apply knowledge in regard to chemicals used in work processes.
  • The ability to be licensed and operate the forklift, electric pallet jack, pallet jack, skyjack, and other related equipment without damage to product, ingredients, supplies and property
  • Must be willing and able to follow HACCP and other regulations and process requirements
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility and learn and perform all sanitation team tasks and responsibilities
  • The ability to read, comprehend, and abide by company policies, procedures, safety guidelines and government regulations.
  • The ability to walk, rotate, speak, hear, clean, carry, open, stand, bend over, stoop, push, pull, reach, work on their feet for long periods of time, lift and move items up to 60 pounds and occasionally up to 70 pounds or higher.
  • The use of good body mechanics with regard to physical performance of work (i.e., proper lifting, etc.)
  • Maintaining confidentiality of company and proprietary information.
  • Be flexible and be willing to change and make changes as the organization evolves.
  • Learn about the business and help contribute to employee ownership culture.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    • This position is classified as full time, hourly, non-exempt:  which means that employees are paid an hourly rate for their hours worked.  Any work performed in excess of 40 hours per week is compensated at a rate of 1.5 times their base rate. 
    • This position is performed during the second shift or night shift, this is subject to change.  This position works the day shift as necessary on non-production days and does experience limited weekend work.
    • Employees scheduled for 8 hours will receive a 30-minute unpaid lunch period and two paid 15-minute breaks – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
    • This position reports directly to the appropriate team leader or other management representative as designated for the area and/or responsibilities assigned.

    Download application here  (or pick one up from Country Maid) 
    Mail, email, or drop off application to Human Resources:

    Sara Blair

    Sara.blair@countrymaid.net
    Country Maid, Inc.
    PO Box 56
    213 4th Ave NE
    West Bend, IA 50597

    A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
    Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.


    Marketing Intern, Graphic Designer – Summer 2019

    Are you a creative and driven individual looking to gain valuable, real-world experience?

    Join our team and get ready for a summer that will benefit you for a lifetime!

    As the Marketing Intern, you will:

    • Create dynamic animated videos that will be shared across social media and website platforms
    • Design compelling emails, infographics, and other graphic work through the application of design, communication, and marketing principles, ideas, and knowledge
    • Explore social media platforms to develop, recommend, and implement best-practices
    • Develop blog partner relationships to secure promotional giveaway and reviews
    • Discover and develop content for our internal company newsletter
    • Experience event planning and preparation as you assist with the Annual Dealer Conference
    • Work with experienced marking team members to understand best-practices, communications, branding, lead generation, target audiences, and value creation
    • Make recommendations and contribute ideas to deliver value to our target audiences

    Position requirement include:

    • This position requires a strong work ethic and is designed for a current junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Communications or related.
    • Relevant coursework and enrollment in program in or related to marketing, graphic design, communications, or multimedia
    • Exceptional knowledge and experience in using Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
    • Knowledge of and some experience using Social Media: Facebook & Pinterest
    • Comfortable with technology and Microsoft products: Word, Excel, and Power Point
    • Experience with video creation is a plus but not required; must be willing and able to learn
    • Creative thinking skills.
    • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate through both verbal and written communication with ease and effectiveness.
    • Good judgment, perception skills, and customer service.
    • Exhibits polished professional communication skills and personal presentation, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings

    This is a paid, temporary, Summer 2019 position located in West Bend, Iowa. If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please email your résumé to:

    Sara Blair

    Country Maid, Inc.
    PO Box 56
    213 4th Ave NE
    West Bend, IA 50597

    A pre-employment drug screen and physical is required for this position.
    Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.