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Seeking talented people who love coffee

Roastery/Shop Assistant
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Description

Press House Coffee is looking for an energetic individual to join our team as a roastery and shop assistant. As our company grows we are seeking a dynamic person to grow with us. The preferred candidate is a coffee lover who wants to learn more about the industry from country of
origin to the cup served in a cafe. The roastery/shop assistant will work out of our roasting facility off of Mount Nebo Road in Ohio Township and be mobile and able to assist at our other locations in the Allegheny West neighborhood of the North Side and in the Village of Sewickley. Candidates should be open to a non-traditional work environment where tasks change on a daily basis and flexibility is a must.

The Roastery Apprentice and Shop Assistant will report directly to the Head Roaster and Coffee Operations Manager and will be part of a team environment in which all roles will support and assist each other when necessary.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right coffee lover to get involved in the coffee industry as Press House begins to grow locally and nationally. Ability to advance in the company and industry will be self-determined with full support of the Owner and Founder of Press House Coffee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Learning and understanding the coffee industry from country of origin to sourcing and
    roasting
  • Staging the roast day by weighing out green coffee
  • Blending green and roasted coffee according to prescribed recipes
  • Learning and understanding our printing, labeling, packaging, and shipping practices
  • Receive and stock green coffees
  • Assist in inventory management and warehouse organization
  • Assist in maintaining a tidy work environment
  • Assist in local deliveries of coffee and equipment to our shops
  • Assist in taking packages to the post office for online order fulfillment
  • Assist in maintaining supply levels at our retail cafes
  • Attend cuppings and other educational trainings to grow coffee knowledge
  • Aid in the maintenance of production equipment

Qualifications/Experience

  • Genuine interest and curiosity of the coffee industry
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds overhead
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds individually and 160 pounds assisted
  • Willingness and desire to learn about the coffee roasting process
  • Ability to work independently to fulfill team needs
  • Ability to use computers for inventory and order tracking and fulfillment
  • Ability to follow technical guidelines
  • Ability to stand on feet for over half the work day
  • Well adjusted communication skills, both written and oral

To Apply

At Press House, we like an energetic and fun working environment where success is owned by a team and not an individual. We encourage any like minded individuals to apply for this unique job and become a part of our team.

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume to jobs@presshousecoffee.com. Please no phone calls.

Press House Cafe Manager
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Description

Press House Coffee is seeking a qualified Cafe Manager to join our team. The Press House Cafe Manager is responsible for overseeing all operations of the restaurant, including hiring, training and performance management of all supervisory and hourly staff, inventory management, customer service, and creation of store goals and promotions to maximize profits. Work hand in hand with Director of Roasting to deliver the best coffee program possible. The Manager reports to the Owner.

Primary Responsibilities

Sales, Reporting, and Financial Responsibilities:

  • Written and verbal store communication and top-down communication from corporate officers. Communicates with supervisors/leadership team to maintain the same practices and secure policy and procedure at all levels of the operation. Communicates store goals to team effectively and motivates others.
  • Monitors inventory levels and communicates with vendors to maintain business relationships and secure appropriate pricing, in coordination with the operations manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all financial duties and reporting are completed accurately, including all administrative tasks and payroll and personnel activities.
  • Seeks to grow customer base and increase store traffic by creating and leading promotions within and outside the store as well as maintaining functional, efficient, pleasant store environment and high-quality food and beverage offerings.
  • Seeks to increase sales, monitors weekly and monthly P&L data and works to increase bottom-line profits.
  • Reports performance information to corporate officers.
  • Helps to organize marketing efforts, including overseeing social media presence, completion of sampling and seasonal promotional goals and events, and interfacing with various groups and school organizations to grow customer base.

Leadership and Team Organization Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all team members adhere with Press House standards of service.  Always courteous, friendly and going the extra mile for our patrons.
  • Leads and models overall culture, values, mission, and spirit of the company. Is knowledgeable about the ideals and principles of Press House and ensures that our story is appropriately conveyed by staff and store environment.
  • Creates, adjusts, and implements training plans for new employees. Ensures full understanding and regularly observes and coaches staff on their performance, celebrating successes as well as discussing and offering suggestions if more feedback is needed.
  • He/She performs annual employee reviews and conducts ongoing coaching and training sessions to ensure high levels of performance.
  • Oversees store staffing levels and assists in hiring and promotion assessments. Organizes labor to ensure adequate staffing.
  • Conducts regular management meetings to review financial reports, issues related to personnel, upcoming promotions, events, and activities, etc.
  • Helps to create positive, enthusiastic, and well-trained store culture by providing an informed, honest, and optimistic example for the team. Responds appropriately to ideas, concerns, complaints, and comments from management and staff.
  • Models proper attendance, punctuality, customer service, and overall attitude.
  • Makes decisions on matters of import at the store level.

Quality of Products, Functionality, Safety, and Store Appearance Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and executes effective communication between baristas and kitchen staff to ensure that food and beverage offerings are fresh, labeled appropriately, and kept well-stocked. Guides direction of new seasonal food and beverage offerings and contributes any skills and ideas for new items.
  • Ensures that all company and store standards, guidelines, and procedures are communicated and followed by staff at all times. Models all rules and policies and maintains safety features and security of café, FOH, and BOH operations.
  • Communicates safety features and hazards to team.
  • Ensures store appearance is maintained at all times, including café seating area, bathrooms, condiment bar, and FOH/BOH.
  • Ensures proper equipment functionality and performs or enforces completion of regular equipment maintenance. Utilizes resources and available information to troubleshoot when equipment errors occur; responds in a timely and reasonable fashion to problems.
  • Maintains, models, and coaches on speed of service and organizes employees to maintain the most efficient floor plan and deployment for serving customers.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • High school or equivalent required; college education preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in coffee and/or restaurant management
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal
  • Strong organization, time management, problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution skills
  • Must be able to multitask and be able to work under pressure
  • Maintain a positive and upbeat atmosphere
  • Ability to delegate, supervise, and train staff
  • Will be able to work weekends, evenings, and/or overtime
  • Must have a passion and appreciation for excellent coffee and food

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off (vacation, personal and sick days)
  • Opportunities to attend coffee conferences and other career development
  • Free drinks at our cafes and a free bag of coffee to take home each week
  • Discounts on Press House food, merchandise, and other items such as additional coffee

Job Type:

Full-Time

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume to jobs@presshousecoffee.com. Please no phone calls.