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Employment

Job Fair

Looking for a fun seasonal job?

Cherry Republic offers a great workplace, competitive wages, and awesome perks like 25% product discounts, flexible schedules, and a college savings program!

Be a Retail Cherry Ambassador at our Traverse City or Glen Arbor store, or join the crew at our Cherry Public House in Glen Arbor. You can apply online, in person in Traverse City or Glen Arbor, or at our upcoming Cherry Republic Job Fair.

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, April 15, 2021
Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686


Applicants can pull-up and park in one of the numbered spaces on the south side of the building. There will be a Cherry Ambassador present to greet you.

Sign-Up Now!

 


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!

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.

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Available Positions

 
Positions listed in order of date posted.

Cherry Republic’s Purchasing Accountant is responsible for: Corporate Credit Card management, AP data entry, indirect material purchasing coordination and oversight, fixed asset management, travel related purchasing and coordination, and continued personal and professional growth and development.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Orchestrates entry and accuracy of all Accounts Payable for the company.
  • Seeks approval or clarification on all questionable invoices relating to amount and classification.
  • Management of Corporate Credit Cards including but not limited to auditing purchases made & reviewing and correcting purchase entries into ERP system.
  • Review and approve all purchase orders for indirect materials and oversee and administer the indirect purchasing process.
  • Ensure all fixed asset purchases are recorded properly, documented, and prepared for auditing.
  • Administer and coordinate travel related purchases and needs.
  • Be self-motivated to continually pursue personal and professional growth through educational resources.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Necessary Skills:

  • Knowledge of all accounting principles.
  • Strong data entry skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proactive and a self-starter.
  • Proficient in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks effectively.
  • Methodical and able to think of alternate routes to problem solving.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable to various working environments.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in finance or accounting preferred.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 4/6/2021

Cherry Republic’s Production Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Production Manager with operations, by entering, releasing and maintaining product data and work orders, performing secondary operations, and helping with maintenance, and sanitation as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists Production Manager with daily operations of the plant including manufacturing to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Execution of processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.
  • Assists in monitoring of operations and the trigger of corrective actions. Work with the Production and Quality Manager to ensure corrections are documented and followed.
  • Inventory management of Plant supplies, as well as dry, refrigerated and freezer storage.
  • Collects and analyzes data to find places of waste. Continuous improvement projects and processes to eliminate waste.
  • Commits to plant safety procedures.
  • Develops systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
  • Works directly with the Logistics Team to pull and deliver materials to production rooms for completion of work orders.
  • Works directly with the Logistics Team to prepare license plates and schedule for the transfer of materials to the Distribution Center.
  • Works closely with all aspects of Production Team, including Quality, Maintenance and Sanitation as well as Team Captains.
  • Works to ensure all work orders for equipment repairs, and preventative maintenance are scheduled, and executed with little interruption in daily work.
  • Fills in for Maintenance and Sanitation staff, or assist when necessary.
  • Ensures COVID-19 protocol is followed and all safety measures are taken to protect staff and ability to produce safely and efficiently.

Necessary Skills:

  • 5+ years working in a manufacturing environment.
  • General Maintenance background and a desire to learn equipment change over, tear down, sanitation requirements.
  • Exposure to physical storage operations and the ability to maintain order within dry, refrigerated and frozen storage.
  • Proficient using ERP and data management systems.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management systems.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must stay organized and transparent with information.
  • Participate in cross training and continuous skill development.
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends and after-hours during peak times.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Empire
Posted: 3/17/2021

TThe Social Media & Creative Assistant is responsible for sharing Northern Michigan and the wonderful world of Cherry Republic across the globe! Specifically, this position is responsible for content creation and growth management of Cherry Republic’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and is the go-to for all CR photography and videography needs, including product, brand and lifestyle, and internal requests.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain multi-channel social media growth strategies.
  • Daily posting on the company’s corporate social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.
  • Build audiences & manage budget for ad campaigns.
  • Evaluate and analyze social metrics to maximize leads, traffic, trends, and sales.
  • Respond to customer inquiries utilizing the “CR 101” model.
  • Photography / videography as needed for daily social media posts, catalog, email, and website content, including product and lifestyle photos and videos.
  • Internal CR photography and videography.
  • Management of social media calendar in conjunction with omni-channel marketing calendar.
  • Management of social media calendar for retail stores.
  • Graphic design assistance with retail signage, photo resizing, label design, wearables, and other miscellaneous projects as needed.
  • Keep technology connections and efficiencies top-of-mind.
  • Collaborate with all team members in our marketing dept & various depts within the company.

Necessary Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with content management.
  • Photography and videography experience.
  • Ability to share a fun brand and beautiful area with written and visual communication.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and prioritize effectively.
  • Organized and highly collaborative.
  • Strong follow-up and follow through to ensure that all tasks are fully completed.
  • Detail and deadline oriented.
  • Technical competency.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Glen Arbor
Posted: 3/12/2021

We are looking for a full time Baker to work at our Empire Production facility to prepare our delicious Cherry pies, cakes, cookies and other wonderful desserts. If you have a passion for baking and would like to join the Cherry Republic Commercial Bakery team, please apply!

Qualifications:

  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, ever-changing team setting.
  • Keen sense of detail, and ability to keep on schedule with multiple manufacturing orders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain assigned work hours.
  • Must have sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of time.
  • Flexible job schedule.
  • Organized and transparent with work.
  • Lift 40lbs and stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to do physically demanding work.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Empire
Posted: 3/12/2021

Cherry Republic’s Fulfillment Manager is responsible for all areas of small package fulfillment to consumers, including the picking, packing, shipping and lead-time management of orders. Responsible for the day to day duties of the team to ensure quoted lead times are met.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Processes daily orders by creating pick tickets and inventory allocation tickets as needed.
  • Ensures orders are being filled and shipped timely and accurately.
  • Manages teams of Pickers, Packers and Shippers as direct reports daily.
  • Organize departmental training programs to help fulfillment staff improve their job skills.
  • Member of the Fulfillment Leadership Team with accountability to participate in weekly meetings.
  • Prevents product damage and shrinkage, accidents, and occupational hazards.
  • Effectively monitors flow of goods through the ERP system and warehouse physical storage.
  • Promotes a clean and safe work environment, including following all COVID protocol for safe staff measures.
  • Staffing and managing the fulfillment employees to include all permanent and seasonal staff.
  • Provides clear direction and general guidance to the department in the formulation and implementation of procedures, and ensures that these are translated and enforced into action to meet operational goals.
  • Develops and implements business process initiatives to optimize departmental operations in accordance with overall business objectives.
  • Prepares necessary SOP’s for fulfillment processes.
  • Helps analyze current operations and make recommendations on ways to improve.
  • Manages and provides data weekly reporting including packages out and labor values.
  • Compile and report out metrics as needed.
  • Assists in growing our customer base by providing excellent service.
  • Maintains the highest standards of customer service by immediately attending to and resolving customer issues with the customer service team.
  • Employs continuous improvement practices within Fulfillment.
  • Assists with and monitors inventory counts, including physical and cycle counts, lot coding and product rotation as required by Distribution and Supply Chain teams.

Necessary Skills:

  • 5+ years in leadership position in fulfillment operations.
  • Proven history of effective management skills.
  • Exposure to warehouse physical storage operations.
  • Proficient using ERP and data management systems.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management systems.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Participate in cross training and continuous skill development.
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends and after-hours during peak times.

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Empire
Posted: 3/4/2021

The role of the Customer Experience Manager is to organize, plan, and monitor Cherry Republic’s customer service departments to ensure optimized interaction between the company and its customers by developing and implementing strategies useful in improving customer relationship, dedication, and satisfaction.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Define and implement standards/procedures for ensuring optimal customer experience.
  • Manage continuous improvement goals for customer service, including projects with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Conduct surveys to gather information on customer opinion of rendered services.
  • Engage with all communications platforms (email, voicemail, social media, etc.) reaching out to customers to help resolve issues and provide quick response to inquiries.
  • Liaise with the production and creative departments to ensure delivery of high quality products and services.
  • Create and maintain strong feedback loops across the company to ensure timely reporting and sharing of customer service data.
  • Establish communication mediums through which customers can readily contact the company.
  • Oversee the restructuring of the organization into a customer-focused establishment.
  • Conduct research to discover new techniques necessary for improving customer experience.
  • Continuously assess the workings and value of our customer relationship management (CRM) tools in coordinating and monitoring customer experience operations, make recommendations as necessary.
  • Leverage CRM tools to enhance customer loyalty, as well as recommendations on steps necessary for improvement.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to improve on existing job knowledge.
  • Prepare and manage annual budgets in achieving set objectives and goals.
  • Assist General Managers/Merchandising Manager in overseeing the merchandising and delivery of high quality customer service to clients.
  • Organize projects and initiatives that enlighten company staff on the associated benefits/consequences of their decisions on customer experience and on company profits.

Core Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the hiring, orienting, and training of the organization’s customer service team, including Call Center/Corporate Sales managers, supervisors, and staff.
  • Supervise the activities of the customer service teams to ensure their interaction with customers reflect positively on the company.
  • Monitor the activities of the customer service teams to ensure compliance with acceptable standards of customer service.
  • Organize training programs for customer service representatives, supervisors, and managers in order to update their job knowledge and enhance their skills.

Necessary Skills:

  • Strong ability to adapt to various situations in a professional manner.
  • Well engaged with systems and data analysis.
  • Exceptional ability to self-start.
  • Proactively identify new projects and opportunities.
  • Strong project management skills for both short term and long term projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to problem-solving to ensure a win/win situation.
  • Ability to demonstrate coaching skills when relating to a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize projects while remaining organized.
  • Ability to contact the appropriate people for help and advice.
  • Respectful team player who demonstrates the Core Values of Cherry Republic.
  • Excellent follow-up to ensure tasks are completed and goals are met or exceeded.
  • Strong Lean thinking ability, including continuous improvement, RCA, 8D, and other tools.
  • Occasional availability during off hours/weekends/holidays when necessary (emergency and/or time sensitive situations.)

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, management studies, or in a related discipline. Prior experience (up to 5 years) in the field of customer service or marketing is also required.

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

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

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 team.

Must be experienced and able to do the following tasks:

  • 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.

Position Type: Full-Time (30-40 hours a week)
Location: Charlevoix, 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

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: 3/4/2021

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