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Employment

Job Fair

We will be hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

We are looking for Front-of-House and Back-of-House staff for the Cherry Public House, packers for our fulfillment facilities and retail staff for our Glen Arbor retail store. Employees enjoy 25% off our products, flexible schedules, and a safe working environment.

Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Masks are required.


Pre-register using the calendar on the right side of the page and complete an online application using the application link below. For more information, email us at talent@cherryrepublic.com,
or call (231) 334-3150, ext 205.

Cherry Republic Job Fair
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
6026 S. Lake St.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

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Get To Know Us

Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything we make and do, Cherry Republic is the world's largest exclusive retailer of specialty cherry products and gifts, offering more than 200 items including cherry salsas, sauces, candies, dried cherries, baked goods, soda pop, and wine.

Headquartered in the heart of Cherry Country in the village of Glen Arbor, Cherry Republic was founded in 1989 based on the core values of 'Life, Liberty, Beaches, Pie' -- a genuine, heartfelt description of who we are and who we strive to be each day. With six Michigan retail stores/wineries (Glen Arbor, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth, Holland, and Charlevoix), hundreds of wholesale distributors, a popular mail order gift catalog, and a thriving e-commerce site, Cherry Republic has helped spread the good news of cherries around the world!
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Whistle While You Work!

At Cherry Republic we believe work should be fun! In fact, each of our Core Values touches on not only making our customers happy, but making our employees happy, as well.
So in addition to a competitive medical benefits package, options for employee housing and your usual list of bennies (paid time off, paid holidays, 401K, etc.), we offer our staff extra perks that make our work environment a bit unique:
  • Leaf Day! We take off the 3rd Monday in October to celebrate fall in Northern Michigan!
  • Enjoy a paid ½ day off on your birthday each year. Just because.
  • Free (non-alcoholic) drinks at work. Sip coffee, tea, cherry lemonade and pop.
  • Fun events like CR family lunches, Harvest Dinner, holiday party and more.
  • Generous employee discounts (40% for FT and 25% for PT) on Cherry Republic products.
  • 40% off meals at The Public House while you’re on the clock!
  • College Match Program for students enrolled in a Michigan Education Savings Plan and meet certain requirements.
  • Sound like your kind of place? Then we invite you to check out our current job openings, and throw your hat in the ring!

How to Apply

To ensure the health and safety of our customers and workers, we have updated our policies, procedures, and training to reflect the latest guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.

Our current job openings are listed below. If you find one you think you'd be perfect for, apply on Indeed or fill out the application below and submit it. If you have any questions please email us at employment@cherryrepublic.com.

Even if you don't see a job you like, get in touch with us. We're always looking for fun-loving go-getters. If that's you, don't be a stranger!

Cherry Republic would be an Equal-Opportunity Employer even if it wasn't required by law.

Available Positions

 
Positions listed in order of date posted.

Our Retail Supervisors assist with the coordination and training of staff, shipment of goods, arrangement of store layout, opening and closing procedures, and providing overall support to the Retail Store/Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist retail management as directed, while accomplishing operational and customer service-oriented tasks and responsibilities.
  • Manage retail staff, including cashiers and other ambassadors working on the floor.
  • Enforce Cherry Republic customer service expectations by example.
  • Follow and enforce policy and procedures with a strong desire to provide quality customer service with a positive attitude.
  • Ensure merchandise is clean and ready to be displayed.
  • Maintain floor inventory ensuring the store looks full.
  • Ensure promotions are accurate and merchandised to company standards.
  • Manage the store and property when Manager is away; serve as a second set of eyes.
  • Assists with special events in store and companywide.
  • Cash handling and register balancing – monitor sales staff daily when on the sales floor.
  • Continually monitor the appearance of the retail store, tasting room, and grounds, while supervising employees to do the same.
  • Enforce CR 101 training by customer service guidelines, able to apply company values to resolve issues.
  • Able to perform Ship from Store (SFTS) and Ruby orders.

Necessary Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task various projects and staff members.
  • Organized, team player who has a good understanding of the culture of Cherry Republic.
  • Able to deliver superior customer service.
  • Follow through to ensure tasks are completed and goals are met or exceeded.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or GED required, previous retail experience in a retail setting preferred.
  • Language Requirements: Ability to read. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, customers, managers and the general public.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, you should have knowledge of our Point of Sale (POS) system including SFTS, mail order software (R4), and the google platform.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to be on foot for long periods of time walking on the sales floor with the stamina to stand stationary when using the POS system. Frequently lifting 25 lbs or more throughout an 8-hour shift. Must be able to reach, bend, crouch, and use a ladder and tools to create displays. Frequent bagging and gift boxing when cashiering. Occasional outside maintenance is required (i.e. snow shoveling, sweeping.)
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to communicate accurately, timely, and thoroughly to customers and staff.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted: 9/13/2021

The General Embassy Manager is responsible for:

  • Financial planning: Inventory management, formulating and hitting financial strategic goals, and devising performance indicators and expectations utilizing the financial foundation of each embassy (i.e. southern store locations). Creating and analyzing processes as well as understanding and teaching foundations of profitability.
  • “Bridging the Gap”: Fostering and maintaining connections between southern retail locations, with corporate, and between southern and northern stores. The GM connects, synthesizes, and custom-fits the core values of Cherry Republic organically to each embassy via transparent communication and teamwork. The GM supports the development of each embassy management team.
  • “Being the Rudder”: Maintaining and managing cultural activities and service standards throughout stores. Maintains intentional customer service that both fits the embassy/customer and achieves transparency and replicability throughout all stores.
  • Discernment and Support: Advocates for management and ambassador requests by liaising needs to Cherry Republic Leadership Team. Works with each core department to continually improve customer experience. Facilitates core company practices while maintaining unique embassy experiences.

Regular Essential Duties:

  • Recruitment & Training: Maintains store management by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training. Provides a safe and clean store environment. Secures merchandise by implementing security systems and measures. Trains, adheres, and advocates for EOS model
  • Staff Management: Directs store leadership by coaching embassy management. Monitors and appraises short term and long term sales goals. Holds all staff accountable to Cherry Republic store policies and procedures. Monitors all merchandising standards in accordance to Cherry Republic standards of Operation.
  • Budgeting: Works with finance to maintain budgeting including the following elements: store p&l’s, payroll, decor and expenses, repair and maintenance, and supplies (as they evolve.)
  • Leadership: Supports training specialist in facilitation of staff training through CR 101 & Service from the Heart. Exudes CR’s values and acts as a role model for all staff members. Supports team development (management skills, crossover skills, skills for company growth). Nurtures support of staff development both personally and professionally by fostering company culture.
  • Community and B2B Outreach: Supports embassy leadership in development of area and community relationships. Facilitates amplification of the brand through support of staff volunteering, networking, and donations utilizing the company core value of Liberty .Supports embassy management in local business outreach. Liaise with HQ around structure and process as it evolves.
  • Store Opening Procedures:
    • Initiation of new brick and mortar contract negotiations. Being able to analyze and predict store success, as well as ability to assist in the fluctuation and setting of expectations of elements such as store traffic, sales, inventory, etc. to understand how to build a profitable store.
    • Maintaining and facilitating embassy capital improvements annually.
    • Cultivation and maintenance of the internal store opening process as it develops.

Necessary Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of G-Suite and specifically excel/google sheets, Adobe products, and familiarity with ERP systems as well as online payroll processes.
  • Customer focused with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple departments.
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel requirements.
  • Highly flexible for adapting seasons and schedules.
  • Ability to multitask various tasks during on and off season.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and follow through to ensure tasks are completed and goals are met or exceeded.
  • Thorough knowledge of departmental budgeting and tracking of expenses for compliance.
  • Ability to successfully lead & manage sales TEAM(s).
  • Results DRIVEN!

Qualifications:

  • Project Management: Aptitude in managing ongoing and unique projects, occasionally simultaneously.
  • Data Management: Ability to seek out and implement platforms and/or software which make regular data synthesization more efficient and effective.
  • Training: Background in training groups of people.
  • Presentation Skills: Experience in powerpoint and/or other forms of visual presentation.
  • Vendor Facilitation: Experience in working with outside vendors/contractors including budget elements, taking bids, and facilitating unique and ongoing contracts from third party sources.
  • Leasing Elements: Lease renewal/working with landlords/lease negotiations.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5+ years of retail management experience, preferably multi unit. Demonstrated ability to manage people and co-create processes in tandem with company leadership as well as staff.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Southern Michigan
Posted: 9/13/2021

Cherry Republic’s Warehouse Packer is responsible for picking products from inventory by hand, packing them securely, and preparing for shipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Place products or materials into boxes, using hands.
  • Arrange products and materials appropriately to ensure safe delivery.
  • Verify products contained within the box are what is listed on the invoice or order form.
  • Seal boxes, using tape or other required tools.
  • Ensure products and boxes are packed tightly.
  • Perform necessary labeling in preparation for shipment.
  • Complete any required paperwork for proper inventory control.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Properly dispose of any packing materials or packing equipment after each shift.
  • Report any defective products, tools, or equipment to the shift manager.

Necessary Skills:

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Strong communication skills and desire to work with other team members.
  • Ability to listen for comprehension and understanding.
  • Attention to detail relative to packing instructions.
  • Ability to keep up with shipping orders and pack with accuracy.
  • Desire to exceed customer expectations.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma/GED. Previous packing experience within a warehouse environment is preferred.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data and equipment specifications.
  • Methematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts when analyzing data.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to communicate issues accurately and thoroughly to all individuals involved. Assist in the development of solid procedures/practices that follow appropriate measures.
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of basic internet, Google and Microsoft preferred.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to stand stationary in a specific location for long periods of time. Frequent tasks using strength and manual dexterity. Ability to lift 50 lbs daily. Repetitive movement while using various packaging materials. Frequent use of hands while working in an industrial environment; including shred, dust, and noise.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Benzonia and Empire
Posted: 9/13/2021

Awarded a "Top Workplace in 2020" by the Detroit Free Press, Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is seeking an experienced Digital Marketing Specialist.

Our Digital Marketing Specialist applicant is a person who will:

  • Lead in the development & management of our website content, email journeys, marketing campaigns.
  • Support our marketing vision and strategy.
  • Reach out to new customers, maintaining and building customer loyalty and growth of online sales.
  • Evaluate digital trends and provide campaign recommendations based on these trends.
  • Collaborate with team members on maintaining / updating social media and audience response.
  • Create / maintain digital reports.
  • Evaluate and analyze web metrics such as traffic & trends.

Necessary Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Digital, or Web Development preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience of digital marketing experience (content creation).
  • Excellent writer, and verbal communicator.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a given time.
  • Sales/Marketing mindset.
  • Excellent software and technical troubleshooting skills.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 8/31/2021

The Data Analyst is a new, exciting position and who is responsible for quality and accuracy of all corporate data; from the process, design, and presentation to facilitate learning, understanding while assisting the organization at all levels with the decision-making process that creates long-term value to the company.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reports on business metrics, including KPIs and benchmarking.
  • Creates and presents 1-, 5- and 10-year company data strategy.
  • Drives company to utilize objective data for decision making.
  • Develops and implements data collection strategies and tools to optimize data analysis.
  • Builds models to predict future trends and uses them to inform business strategy.
  • Identifies and interprets data trends to provide insightful feedback to management.
  • Accesses standard reporting packages focusing on financial, operational, and customer-focused data.
  • Creates comprehensive data sets to find usable information.
  • Generates reports from single or multiple systems.
  • Communicates sophisticated data concepts to outside departments and presents data in simplified language to other employees.
  • Provides training and resources to ensure a data-driven culture.
  • Educates outside department managers on the importance of data collection, application, and benefits to their decision-making efforts.
  • Promotes learning opportunities to all team-members for success.
  • Trains and educates all end-users where necessary.
  • Ensures that projects are profitable and performing well.
  • Supports all initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
  • Ensures confidentiality and security, preventing and avoiding data breaches.

Necessary Skills:

  • Appreciation for using objective data to create strategies for the company.
  • Passion for a culture of data awareness that will allow managers to gain alternative perspectives during the decision-making process.
  • Ability to communicate complex, random ideas that translate into meaningful and useful metrics.
  • Proven leadership experience of a team of analytical thinkers.
  • Technological knowledge of working in and creating data models, complex data tables, and reporting.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to effectively collect, compile, analyze, and disseminate data in a way that keeps the audience’s perspective always in mind.
  • Strong presentation skills. Well-honed soft skills with the ability to break down complex concepts and communicate them effectively outside of the department.
  • Capability to troubleshoot all data for a positive outcome.
  • Capacity to turn data into information, information into insight, and insight into business decisions and opportunities.
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization, condensing complex data into easy-to-interpret models and reposts.
  • Ability to swiftly adjust to new data needs.
  • Adaptable to unforeseen events which can impact the work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Statistics or any related field within the technical realm with 3-5 years of experience as a data analyst is required. Proven experience leading data-driven teams that have resulted in the promotion of individual team members and corporate growth is preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Utilize critical thinking as applied to various software / hardware systems. Understanding of Advanced Excel, SQL, NoSQL, Python, Data Cleaning and Data Visualization. Ability to analyze existing tools and databases to provide software solution recommendations. Experience with ERP systems is desired.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex data with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate numbers and patterns when analyzing data. Advanced math concepts such as Linear Algebra and Calculus is a plus.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to communicate issues accurately and thoroughly to all individuals involved.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 7/22/2021

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is looking for Front of House Servers who are able to start immediately and work throughout the busy Fall season at our Public House in Glen Arbor Michigan.

We are interested in individuals who are able to work up to Labor Day weekend and beyond. Fast-paced environment, great work environment and excellent perks. This is a "tipped" position with opportunities for overtime hours if desired.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of front of house staff as it applies to daily operations.
  • Assist in serving food / beverages during high volume periods.
  • Follow all policies and assist with cleanliness and safety measures.
  • Ability to successfully operate a POS system / Register.
  • Restock items within the Cherry Public House.
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests and demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Adhere all health, safety, and sanitation standards within the restaurant.
  • Clean and bus tables as needed.

Necessary Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Organized and capable of multi-tasking with attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn POS/Toast systems.
  • Flexibility in daily work.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Desire to deliver superior customer service to all of our guests.
  • Ability to work with multiple groups of staff while creating a positive work culture.

COVID-19 Considerations: Cherry Republic follows all guidance as dictated by CDC and MIOSHA.

Position Type: Full-Time or Part-Time
Pay Rate: From $6.00 per hour plus TIPS
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 7/12/2021

We are accepting applications for Prep & Line Cooks for the Back of the House in Glen Arbor this summer. If you have a passion for delicious cuisine and have kitchen experience, please apply now! We have full time and part time positions available in our newly renovated Cherry Public House.

You must be able to do the following tasks — or willing to learn how!

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Set-up and stock stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Prepare a variety of foods: meat, poultry, vegetable, and cold food items.
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff.
  • Cover, date, and correctly store all pieces and food prep items.
  • Use food preparation tools in accordance with safety regulations.
  • Return dirty food preparation utensils to the appropriate areas.
  • Maintain a prepared and sanitary work area at all times.
  • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices.
  • Open/close kitchen correctly and follow checklist for kitchen stations.
  • Answer, report, and follow Culinary Manager’s instructions.

Previous experience in the food industry preferred, with an emphasis on the BOH. Excellent opportunity for career growth with Cherry Republic!

Position Type: Full-Time or Part-Time (20-40 hours a week)
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 5/14/2021 (updated)

Cherry Republic’s Retail Ambassador helps to provide a quality customer service experience by assisting customers and providing overall support to Retail Management and staff. This role will be cross-trained to work in several customer-facing areas, including cashier, sales floor, and soda tasting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Retail Management as directed in accomplishing operational and customer service oriented tasks and responsibilities.
  • Enforcement of Cherry Republic customer service expectations through example.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policy and procedures.
  • Strong desire to provide quality customer service with a positive attitude.
  • Assist Retail Management as backup and shared ownership of the following duties:
    • Help with events in the store and throughout the company.
    • Cash handling & Point of Sale (POS) operations.
    • Continually work towards monitoring the appearance and cleanliness of Retail Store.
  • Apply practices from CR 101 training established by customer service guidelines.
  • Inform customers of daily specials, sales, Ship from Store etc. Look for upselling opportunities and upsell when possible.
  • Ensure that merchandise is clean and prepared for display.
  • Maintain floor inventory, the store should look full.
  • Ensure that promotions are accurate and merchandised to company standards.
  • Ability to perform Ship from Store.

Skills You Need

  • Excellent communicator and able to deliver superior customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Organized, team player who has a good understanding of the culture of Cherry Republic.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all cherry products sold in store.
  • Ability to sell to a customer's needs, as well as establish relationships with returning customers.
  • Self-motivated, multi-tasker and detail oriented.

Position Type: Part-Time (Seasonal)
Location:  Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Frankenmuth, Glen Arbor, Holland, Traverse City
Posted: 3/4/2021

Cherry Republic’s Dishwasher is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of dishes, tableware, glassware, pots, pans, and utensils though manual and machine cleaning methods. The Dishwasher is also expected to keep the dishwashing area clean and safe.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the availability of clean dishes by busing tables, washing dishes, pots, pans, and flatware, and restocking to its appropriate place in the Back of the House.
  • Preparing for peak periods and sequential shifts by cleaning and restocking cook stations.
  • Cleaning machines and appliances used in kitchen, such as coffee makers, pots, pans, mixers, etc.
  • Sweeping and mopping floors, special attention to items that are spilled or broken.
  • Taking out the trash and maintenance of all garbage receptacles.
  • Reporting kitchen accidents or violations of food safety codes and procedures.
  • Support all other areas within the Back of the House as needed.

Necessary Skills:

  • Exceptional time management skills.
  • Ability to keep up with the flow of incoming and outgoing service ware.
  • Attention to detail when washing and sanitizing kitchen items.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to comply with all food safety procedures.
  • Quick and able to adapt if called upon to complete additional tasks.
  • Positive attitude, desire to learn several positions within the kitchen.
  • TEAM player, willing to jump in when / where necessary.

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or G.E.D and 1 year kitchen experience preferred, or willingness to train & learn on the job required.

Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 3/4/2021

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