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Job Locations US-IA-Norway
Now more than 40,000-member owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands — all while creating life-changing opportunities for our growers, employees and their families. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   Frontier Co-op is seeking an entry level to intermediate level, IT Help Desk - Tier 1 Support,  to join our IT Team in our Norway, Iowa location which is just 15 minutes south of Cedar Rapids near Fairfax.  We offer a wonderful benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K, GainSharing Bonus, Childcare onsite or Childcare reimbursement, 529 matching gifts program and many more.  Don't have transportation?  No problem, we offer a shuttle from two locations in Cedar Rapids.    SUMMARY  This role will provide tier one cloud app administration and support, server and desktop hardware, software and peripheral equipment support in an enterprise IT environment of more than 600 users and four locations. The End User Support Specialist will also be responsible for user account creation, configuration and management using documented procedures while prioritizing standardization, best practices, documentation, customer service excellence and a continual improvement approach to IT.  It will also be important to work closely with peer teams promoting collaboration and consistent service delivery while exercising all workflows as documented, maintaining company policies and contributing to the support of organizational objectives. This position will learn the skills to provide backup to network infrastructure, security and virtualization services. In addition they will participate in an on-call after hours rotation.     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Serve as first point of contact to respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone, chat or email and log all interactions into an ITIL structured service desk.  - Take ownership of each communication with the customer, ensuring follow up communication is made as needed to ensure complete resolution of issues  - Coordinating with in-person IT staff to provision and decommission laptops/desktops/servers, user and service accounts, mailboxes, application access and permissions in our cloud / on-premise hybrid environment  - Coordinating with in-person IT staff to support Windows operating systems, Microsoft applications, cloud applications and approved departmental software  - Support production floor technology and ensure high availability of systems by being responsive to requests, creating efficiencies in process and identifying technical solutions - Respond to after hour emergencies  - Participate in the On-call rotation  - Work with external vendors on meeting SLAs and providing expected service  - Other duties may be assigned  - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical  - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training  - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action  - In this role,  you will learn the skills needed to move to a Tier 2 Technical Support Role, which could include: - Support, configure and manage hand held devices, scanners and portable inventory hardware  - Develop & Maintain IT asset inventory, infrastructure library & documentation - Troubleshoot and resolve network communication, hardware, software, and connectivity issues for users  - Support the ERP system  SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.      QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE   Associates degree (A.A.) in Computer Science or related field from two-year college or university; and five years of working experience with two years of experience in networking concepts; or equivalent combination of education and experience  - Effective telephone and messaging skills to ascertain customer concerns, consider alternatives and provide customers guidance to solve their questions or issues  - Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and standalone application software and Windows operating systems  - Experience with Corporate IT SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, OneDrive and Sharepoint, Teams, Jira, Slack, etc. preferred  - Experience with Windows OS, Mac OS, Windows Server, Networking, Wireless technology preferred. - Ability and motivation to learn new technologies quickly   - Strong troubleshooting skills  - Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others  - Positive and friendly attitude  - Strong organization skills and ability to manage a constantly changing workload  - Excellent verbal and written English language skills, including solid presentation skills  - Ability to work independent of supervision  - Some local travel will be required   LANGUAGE SKILLS  Ability to read, analyze and interpret such items as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or simple governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, or procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions where a certain degree of tact and discretion is needed.     QUANTITATIVE SKILLS  - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume  - Ability to use such concepts in practical situations  - Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts and run reports     HIGHLY DESIRED OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES   Proficiency with Windows, specifically Windows XP, 7, Server 2008, Server 2012+ and Active Directory and Exchange 2013+ and Exchange Online  - Certifications are a Plus (A+, MCP, MCDST,CCNA, ITIL, PMI)  - Experience with creating and deploying desktop images and the setup of new computers using   - M365 technologies (Sharepoint, Teams, OneDrive, etc)  - ERP knowledge (especially Infor products)  - Experience with MDM  - Experience utilizing remote IT support tools  - Professional experience supporting desktop hardware, software and/or networks in a centrally managed enterprise environment  - Ability to work under pressure and maintain excellent customer relation skills  - Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously  - Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to work within team concept  - Ability to work with minimal supervision   - Ability to work overtime when required and travel occasionally  - Must be able to lift up to 50lbs     PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.     WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.    NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 
Req No.
2022-3367
Category
Information Technology
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY Performs all tasks involved in the production of Frontier’s products. Follows standard processes, and practices safe work habits to ensure that production is as efficient and safe as possible. Performs general tasks in the area such as boxing, filling, labeling, and cleaning. Communicates respectfully and honestly to others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Expected to be available to work in all areas of production or distribution and are expected to operate equipment on lines at least 50% of their hours worked. - Makes equipment adjustments as needed to ensure a quality finished product. Must be able to perform major production line changeovers without the help of maintenance staff. - Comes into contact with and handles powerful rare earth magnets. - Performs special packaging projects as scheduled. - Maintains equipment in accordance with SOP’s and preventative maintenance schedules, and is required to train others in performing the job effectively. - Works with production planning on a daily basis to help determine an efficient production schedule. - Cases and palletizes finished product for inventory. - Operates material handling, packaging, and processing equipment. - Samples product for quality control checks. - Visually inspects materials and supplies for defects; reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. - Completes necessary documentation, including worksheets and computerized tracking systems for each product. - Verifies product and supplies are accurate. - Disassembles, cleans, and reassembles machinery. - Uses and maintains familiarity with assembly, packaging, and measuring tools. - Works with other departments to resolve problems as they arise. - Works with Quality Assurance to monitor Statistical Process Controls and other quality related issues. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality. - Responsible for monitoring critical control points and reporting any non-conformances related to food safety and quality to supervisor. - Proactively communicates continual improvement suggestions. - Follows safety, sanitation, production, quality and food safety procedures. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be able to perform basic math.   LANGUAGE SKILLS   - Ability to read and comprehend moderately detailed instructions, short correspondence, or memos; including operating procedures or safety rules. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations with a limited group of people.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS   - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES   - Ability to train others in general manufacturing. - Attention to detail and ability to cooperate and work within a team concept - Ability to operate (or learn to operate) various types of machinery.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision and color vision - necessary to distinguish product quality and detect defects and debris in raw materials.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles or strong fumes, notably fumes from alcohol, the scooping or pouring of herbs and spices, and essential oils. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
Req No.
2022-3363
Category
Production
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.       SUMMARY Performs all tasks involved in the production of Frontier’s products. Follows standard processes, and practices safe work habits to ensure that production is as efficient and safe as possible. Performs general tasks in the area such as boxing, filling, labeling, and cleaning. Communicates respectfully and honestly to others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production . - Cases and palletizes finished product for inventory. - Assists with material handling, bottling, packaging, labeling, and blending equipment. - Completes necessary documentation, including worksheets and computerized tracking systems for each product. - Verifies product and supplies are accurate. - Uses and maintains familiarity with assembly, packaging, and measuring tools. - Performs special packaging projects as scheduled. - Works with other departments to resolve problems as they arise. - Samples product for quality control checks. - Visually inspects materials and supplies for defects; reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality. - Responsible for monitoring critical control points and reporting any non-conformances related to food safety and quality to supervisor. - Follows safety, sanitation, production, quality and food safety procedures. - Comes into contact with and handles powerful rare earth magnets. - Proactively communicates continuous improvement suggestions. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be able to perform basic math.   LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and comprehend moderately detailed instructions, short correspondence, or memos; including operating procedures or safety rules. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations with a limited group of people.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Ability to train others in general manufacturing. - Attention to detail and ability to cooperate and work within a team concept.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision and color vision - necessary to distinguish product quality and detect defects and debris in raw materials.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles or strong fumes, notably fumes from alcohol, the scooping or pouring of herbs and spices, and essential oils. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.    
Req No.
2022-3279
Category
Production
Job Locations US-Remote
Do you have a passion for Data and want to start in a position that provides you with growth & development opportunities?   Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?   If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.   We are currently seeking a Category Management Strategist to join our team and represent Frontier Co-op at a large designated retailer located in Austin, Texas. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   SUMMARY The Category Management Strategist role is responsible for driving category strategies with a designated retailer that result in market leading category growth and joint value creation. This person will serve as the primary category resource for multiple stakeholders at the customer’s headquarters. This person should be strategic as well as an expert in OMNI analytics, assortment discipline, business processes, and key shopper insights / category systems.   ESSENTIALDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Serve as Category Advisor on specified categories and departments. - Provide unbiased strategic and tactical recommendations to retailer based on category, market, and consumer insights to improve category performance. - Uncover business opportunities with deep-dive analytics using a variety of resources including, but not limited to: Nielsen ScanTrak and Home panel data. - Responsible for leading category insights and analytics to provide value-added reporting to customer on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. - Develop and propose growth plans for focus segments, regional opportunities, promotional effectiveness, and assortment planograms. - Utilize consumer decision trees, macro consumer insights and other shopper research to define & communicate category/shopper trends to drive category-optimizing insights. QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in business, marketing, statistics, business analytics or related field - 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred - Must have the ability to understand and interpret shopper and category insights research and develop strategies/learning plans - Strong understanding of syndicated data with the ability to leverage multiple external data resources and elevate team’s capabilities - Strong presentation skills and ability to tailor skills and presentation style to a variety of key decision makers.
Req No.
2022-3366
Category
Sales
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY Performs all tasks involved in the production of Frontier’s products. Follows standard processes, and practices safe work habits to ensure that production is as efficient and safe as possible. Performs general tasks in the area such as boxing, filling, labeling, and cleaning. Communicates respectfully and honestly to others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Expected to be available to work in all areas of production or distribution and are expected to operate equipment on lines at least 50% of their hours worked. - Makes equipment adjustments as needed to ensure a quality finished product. Must be able to perform major production line changeovers without the help of maintenance staff. - Comes into contact with and handles powerful rare earth magnets. - Performs special packaging projects as scheduled. - Maintains equipment in accordance with SOP’s and preventative maintenance schedules, and is required to train others in performing the job effectively. - Works with production planning on a daily basis to help determine an efficient production schedule. - Cases and palletizes finished product for inventory. - Operates material handling, packaging, and processing equipment. - Samples product for quality control checks. - Visually inspects materials and supplies for defects; reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. - Completes necessary documentation, including worksheets and computerized tracking systems for each product. - Verifies product and supplies are accurate. - Disassembles, cleans, and reassembles machinery. - Uses and maintains familiarity with assembly, packaging, and measuring tools. - Works with other departments to resolve problems as they arise. - Works with Quality Assurance to monitor Statistical Process Controls and other quality related issues. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality. - Responsible for monitoring critical control points and reporting any non-conformances related to food safety and quality to supervisor. - Proactively communicates continual improvement suggestions. - Follows safety, sanitation, production, quality and food safety procedures. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be able to perform basic math.   LANGUAGE SKILLS   - Ability to read and comprehend moderately detailed instructions, short correspondence, or memos; including operating procedures or safety rules. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations with a limited group of people.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS   - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES   - Ability to train others in general manufacturing. - Attention to detail and ability to cooperate and work within a team concept - Ability to operate (or learn to operate) various types of machinery.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision and color vision - necessary to distinguish product quality and detect defects and debris in raw materials.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles or strong fumes, notably fumes from alcohol, the scooping or pouring of herbs and spices, and essential oils. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
Req No.
2022-3329
Category
Production
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
Do you have a passion for Marketing & Brand Strategy and want to start in a position that provide you with growth & development opportunities?   Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?   If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.   We are currently seeking a Director of Strategy to join our team in Norway, Iowa. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   Works with brand team to organize and lead the effort to develop both short and long term brand strategies for the Essentials business unit.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Collaborate with VP of marketing and brand team to lead and facilitate the formulation and development of the Essentials business unit strategy to leverage the current businesses strengths while identifying key areas of focus and opportunity. - Analyze primary and secondary research (including Nielsen scan data) to identify trends and white space for the essentials business that can inform short term and long term priorities and product focus. - Work with sales and marketing teams to understand and identify key areas of opportunity for top retailers in brick and mortar and ecommerce to help inform brand and product winning strategies. - Identify and manage third party strategic partners to assist in development of a new vision for Essentials business unit. - Take the lead role in developing and executing all trade and consumer research to inform and test key strategic concepts and identify white space for the Essentials business unit. - As a member of the marketing team expanding the product line and retailer programs, this role will also include a variety of additional support responsibilities in everything from new product launches to retailer programs to consumer marketing on an as needed basis. - Work to identify opportunities for control brands and private label.   Qualifications   - MBA required with minimum 5-10 years CPG personal care brand management and/or sales experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. - Experience with the development and execution of quantitative and qualitative research.
Req No.
2022-3362
Category
Marketing
Job Locations US-IA-Urbana
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.   SUMMARY Responsible for ensuring compliance with government and third party standards and regulations. Maintains a current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards and other governmental and trade requirements. Ability to obtain HACCP, PCQI and Internal Auditing certifications.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Stays current with changes to regulations and standards, including Food and Drug Administration, Code of Federal Regulations, NSF International, organic and kosher regulations and standards, and other governmental and trade requirements. - Stays current with product labeling requirements for food, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products. - Submits compliance reports to regulatory organizations or assists with the coordination of responses with regulatory authorities. - Strong project management abilities. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet project deadlines. - Has a critical role in assuring product safety, quality and continuous improvement and assists with the development, implementation, review and maintenance of quality systems. - Performs internal audits on effectiveness of compliance policies. Ensures any non-conformities are addressed. - Works cooperatively and efficiently with other departments to meet the overall objectives of the company. - Provides information and support to quality control, purchasing, customer service, marketing, sales and other groups as needed. - Completes information requests, internal and customer. - Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making across the organization. - Assists manager in resolving day-to-day issues and remains flexible. - Lead, attend and/or assist internal, third party and co-pack qualification audits. - Lead and/or assist with engineering change notification requests. - Assist with one or more of the following: certification and project management, vendor certificate management, vendor approval management, Urbana facility support. (40-70% of time in one or more of the following specialized categories) Certification and project management: - Represents quality assurance on cross-functional teams. - Researches requirements of new product lines to ensure compliance. - Coordinates label review, certification submissions, and provides status updates to project teams. - Manages product certification and audit requirements. - Answers customer questions and provides intra-departmental support. Vendor certificate management: - Organizes and maintains vendor certificate calendar. - Communicate, track and trend vendor correspondence. - Provide regular status updates to purchasing and quality. Vendor approval management:   - Manages vendor qualification program. - Sets standards, tracks and trends vendor compliance. - Provides regular status updates to purchasing and quality. - Coordinates risk analysis of incoming ingredients or ingredient/vendor changes. - Assists with customer questions and provides intra-departmental support. Facility support: - Audits in-line quality checks. - Performs SOP/Process audits in Operations. - Performs plant inspections, testing, and sampling for quality assurance compliance. - Performs environmental testing/allergen swabbing. - Answers process-related questions for packaging and processing. - Placards non-conforming items and completes warehouse transfers. - Initiates Product Reject Forms. - Improves SOP’s, provides standard work and training input. - Has a critical role in assuring product quality and continuous improvement. - Performs general clerical duties such as filing, data entry and report writing. - Works independently while demonstrating excellent judgment, accuracy, and decision making with little oversight. Assists other quality assurance personnel when needed.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: -  Follows and ensures employee compliance with all company policies and procedures, including standard procedures for safety, quality, efficiency, as well as financial and customer business expectations. - Leads by example in work style and performance, as well as maintaining a positive and professional attitude. - Communicates respectfully and honestly with others. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and 2 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, and run reports.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently. - Good organizational skills, and attention to detail. - Ability to work within team concept. - Familiarity with Word, Excel and database software. - Maintain positive attitude and approach to personnel when addressing items that do not meet Frontier expectations. - Naturally inquisitive and comfortable asking questions. - Respectful and observant of others feelings. - Objective and not influenced by personal opinion; considers and represents facts. - Not easily intimidated by others, leads by example. - Patient and persistent, in spite of difficulty or opposition. - Good listening, writing and verbal communication skills   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision, necessary to evaluate products effectively. WORK ENVIRONMENT   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. the work environment is usually moderate.
Req No.
2022-3280
Category
Quality
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
We are currently seeking an Engineering Automation Technician to join our team. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   SUMMARY The Engineering Automation Technician contributes to the success of the organization by supporting manufacturing operations as a technician and controls system designer. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Engineering Automation Technician will be instrumental in the design, support and optimization of control systems and processes that are mission-critical to the continued growth and evolution of the organization.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Design, develop, install, and test manufacturing automation control systems - Provide timely and effective engineering support to all manufacturing operations for control system applications - Update, modify and continuously improve control systems - Provide expertise to support efficiency, quality, safety, and throughput improvements through optimization of control system functionality - Create and revise electrical drawings (electronic and print variants) - Troubleshooting processing, packaging, distribution, and warehousing equipment problems and participate in the formulation of solutions. - Ensure electrical and controls installations and operations are in accordance with relevant guidelines, codes, and safety requirements (NFPA 70,79 etc.) - Prepare documentation (e.g. RFQs, BOMs, control narratives, purchase orders, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information. - Assist in the qualification and procurement of hardware and software solutions - Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations necessary for control system design and solution qualification - Coordinate controls-oriented maintenance activities, as needed, with production departments to insure uninterrupted plant operations. - Coordinate and manage, as needed, support from outside contractors and equipment manufacturers. - Performs expert-level troubleshooting of controls systems and equipment. - Supports initiatives to increase output, standardization, and repeatability of designs and programs through developing and continuously improving engineering tools and work processes. - Actively engage in RCA events, CI activities and tracking of Machine Downtime. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties as assigned or required.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associates/Bachelor’s degree with an automation/controls or Electrical Engineering discipline and 3 years of related experience in specific industry preferred; or equivalent work experience in specific industry. Preferred candidate would have:  - Prior experience using project management software a plus. - Prior experience using Rockwell Automation programming software.
Req No.
2022-3327
Category
Operations
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded. We are currently seeking a Buyer to join our team in Norway, Iowa, located just 12 minutes southwest of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.SUMMARY Develops, implements, and oversees procurement efforts for company within their assigned category. Category can change based on leadership direction and can include, but not limited to, raw materials, chemicals, packaging, co-pack items, finished goods for resale, supplies, and capital equipment. Is responsible for tactical and strategic roles with reporting requirements. Office based role as per leadership direction.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Develops and implements commodities and purchasing strategies to ensure that purchases conform to internal approval requirements, pre-determined quality standards, required specifications and scope of projects or products. - Builds reliable sources of high quality, product differentiated purchases, competitively priced from approved suppliers. - Develops low risk supply chains including robust risk mitigation of key commodities to ensure continued supply even in challenging times. - Negotiates contracts and pricing while understanding the global marketplace of their category. - Aggressively pursues supply chain efficiency, supplier claims, rebates, rework cost mitigation and cost saving projects, while ensuring that all products continue to meet required minimum standards. - At minimum meets, expected to exceed, annual objective targets set by VP Global Procurement. - Tracks, reports, and supports targets, outcomes, and results, providing data on out of stocks, inventory positions and other required measures to inform leadership of company performance. - Creates and analyzes all data to make informed decisions on purchases, inventory levels, supply chain risk and receipt of goods to meet company requirements. - Maintains positive relationships with suppliers across their category, while understanding the competitive nature of the category and ensuring price competitiveness of suppliers. - Ensures purchasing documents are complete and terms and conditions of purchases are appropriate, understands supply chain costs and continues to negotiate for improved terms. -   - Develops systems and maintains proper inventory levels on raw materials, supplies, and finished goods for resale against company requirements, safety stock and ensuring no out of stocks. - Assures that department records are accurately maintained and kept up to date to ensure approval status of suppliers. - Travels domestically and internationally as needed to meet with suppliers and potential suppliers, attend trade shows and association meetings as per approval from VP Global Procurement. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety, quality, and continuous improvement. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. Other duties may be assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Takes responsibility for safety within department and actively assesses hazards in their department and finds solutions to those hazards. Reinforces a safety culture: leads by example, reminds employees to work safely, praises good behavior and safe practices, encourages suggestions, communicates consequences for unsafe acts, holds employees accountable, disciplines employees when warranted. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in purchasing, supply chain, business or engineering from four- year college or university; and 1+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, legal documents, and internal data. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles or memos using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as top management, boards of directors, associations, or the general public. QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to comprehend the most complex financial principles and possess very strong quantitative and analytical skill sets. Ability to use a computer to create highly customized spreadsheets and charts, run reports, and interpret data. Ability to analyze balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and the most detailed types of financial documents, and apply that information to communicate as well as make long-term, strategic decisions. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. - Needs to work well in all cultures and in different countries, able to pick up non spoken cues. - Needs to work well within a team environment. - Takes ownership of their role and responsibilities to meet the goals of the department and organization. - Strong analytical skills and organizational skills with strong excel skills, preferably with pivot table skills. - Proficiency with Microsoft office programs;familiaritywithotherbusinesssoftware. - Familiarity with Materials Resource Planning (MRP) process. - Knowledge of market conditions and sources of supply/services, procurement laws and regulations. - Ability to travel domestically and internationally. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS APICS certification and CPM preferred.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision. Taste, smell, and vision requirements address the need to distinguish type and quality of certain raw materials, including herbs and spices.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions while traveling. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Req No.
2022-3357
Category
Purchasing
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
  Do you have a passion for Marketing and want to start in a position that provide you with growth & development opportunities?   Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?   If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.   We are currently seeking a Marketing & Digital Media Specialist to join our team in Norway, Iowa. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   Assists in managing the brand from a business and marketing perspective to achieve short term and long-term category contribution, market share and sales growth in designated markets. Additionally, this person also manages the direction and execution of our social media strategy.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Leads development of branded content strategy for owned media and implements editorial calendars for the brand’s owned channels. Plays an active role in developing comprehensive strategies that use social media marketing techniques to increase brand visibility and community membership. - Manages social media platforms, campaigns and day-to-day activities, including community-outreach efforts and promotions. Designs editorial calendars and content to sustain the reader's curiosity and create buzz while aligning with brand objectives. - Collaborates closely with eCommerce team to develop and deliver community engagement and content tactics that drive awareness, consideration, purchase and loyalty across the shopper journey. - Performs analysis and general reporting on the business using internal and 3rd party data, identifying opportunities for improvement and growth. - Works directly with broader marketing and sales team to develop branding and marketing programs. - Works independently as well as cross-functionally to drive marketing project initiatives to achieve on-time deliverables. - Manages administrative details related to generation of Purchase Orders, budget tracking, samples shipments, etc. - Develops appropriate responses to consumers and media on behalf of the brand to support engagement. - Provides regular reporting and insights on community engagement activities and metrics, recommending ways to continuously optimize and improve engagement performance. - Initiates new community engagement and content marketing ideas, projects, process improvements and test-and-learn strategies. - Other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Marketing    QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in marketing, communications, business, or related field - 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience - Proven ability to successfully manage social communities across multiple platforms - Experience in managing complex projects and handling multiple, competing priorities - Experience reporting and providing analysis from campaigns - Excellent communication, organization and project management skills - Experience with social media management software, email automation software and content management systems  LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles, or memo using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as top management, boards of directors, or the general public.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to use a computer to create customized spreadsheets, charts and reports, presentations, and interpret data. Ability to analyze data and basic financial documents, and apply information to make decisions.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical, and creative skills. - Detail and results oriented. - Ability to lead cross-functional teams. - Ability to manage multiple projects. - Demonstrated potential for leadership. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Req No.
2022-3350
Category
Marketing
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY Performs all tasks involved in the production of Frontier’s products. Follows standard processes, and practices safe work habits to ensure that production is as efficient and safe as possible. Performs general tasks in the area such as boxing, filling, labeling, and cleaning. Communicates respectfully and honestly to others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Expected to be available to work in all areas of production or distribution and are expected to operate equipment on lines at least 50% of their hours worked. - Makes equipment adjustments as needed to ensure a quality finished product. Must be able to perform major production line changeovers without the help of maintenance staff. - Comes into contact with and handles powerful rare earth magnets. - Performs special packaging projects as scheduled. - Maintains equipment in accordance with SOP’s and preventative maintenance schedules, and is required to train others in performing the job effectively. - Works with production planning on a daily basis to help determine an efficient production schedule. - Cases and palletizes finished product for inventory. - Operates material handling, packaging, and processing equipment. - Samples product for quality control checks. - Visually inspects materials and supplies for defects; reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. - Completes necessary documentation, including worksheets and computerized tracking systems for each product. - Verifies product and supplies are accurate. - Disassembles, cleans, and reassembles machinery. - Uses and maintains familiarity with assembly, packaging, and measuring tools. - Works with other departments to resolve problems as they arise. - Works with Quality Assurance to monitor Statistical Process Controls and other quality related issues. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality. - Responsible for monitoring critical control points and reporting any non-conformances related to food safety and quality to supervisor. - Proactively communicates continual improvement suggestions. - Follows safety, sanitation, production, quality and food safety procedures. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be able to perform basic math.   LANGUAGE SKILLS   - Ability to read and comprehend moderately detailed instructions, short correspondence, or memos; including operating procedures or safety rules. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations with a limited group of people.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS   - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES   - Ability to train others in general manufacturing. - Attention to detail and ability to cooperate and work within a team concept - Ability to operate (or learn to operate) various types of machinery.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision and color vision - necessary to distinguish product quality and detect defects and debris in raw materials.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles or strong fumes, notably fumes from alcohol, the scooping or pouring of herbs and spices, and essential oils. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
Req No.
2022-3346
Category
Production
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.   We are currently seeking a 2nd Shift Quality Analyst to join our team in North Liberty, Iowa, located just 12 minutes south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability. SUMMARY   Performs on-site and audit-based evaluations in operations; audits compliance to SOP’s/standard work, operational processes, food safety rules and regulations, personnel practices, cGMP’s, etc. Improves SOP’s and provides standard work and training input.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   - Audits in-line quality checks. - Performs SOP/Process audits in Operations. - Performs plant inspections, testing, and sampling for quality assurance compliance. - Performs environmental testing/allergen swabbing. - Answers process-related questions for packaging and processing. - Placards non-conforming items and completes warehouse transfers in PRMS. - Initiates Product Reject Forms. - Improves SOP’s, provides standard work and training input. - Attends daily production meetings with quality updates. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety, quality and continuous improvement. - Performs general clerical duties such as filing, data entry and report writing. - Works independently while demonstrating excellent judgment, accuracy, and decision making with little oversight. Assists other quality assurance personnel when needed. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES   This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE   High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1-3 years of related experience.   LANGUAGE SKILLS   Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, and run reports.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently. - Understands and applies good laboratory practices. - Good organizational skills and attention to detail. - Ability to work within team concept. - Familiarity with Word, Excel, web based and database software. - Maintain positive attitude and approach to personnel when addressing items that do not meet Frontier expectations. - Naturally inquisitive and comfortable asking questions. - Respectful and observant of others feelings. - Objective and not influenced by personal opinion; considers and represents facts. - Not easily intimidated by others, leads by example. - Patient and persistent, in spite of difficulty or opposition. - Good listening, writing and verbal communication skills.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision, necessary to evaluate products effectively.   WORK ENVIRONMENT   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Req No.
2022-3333
Category
Quality
Job Locations US-Remote
Do you have a passion for Natural Sales and want to start in a position that provide you with growth & development opportunities?   Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?   If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.   We are currently seeking a Retail Sales Representative for the Northeast Region,  to join our team. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.   SUMMARY Achieves category and overall company sales goals by effectively managing a territory of independent retail stores with focus on natural channel customers. Work directly with Inside Sales, Brokers and Distributors.  This position would be responsible for Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland & southern Vermont and will require 60% travel.  Preferred candidates will live in one of the states listed.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Develops and maintains and executes for all 5 brands (Aura Cacia, Simply Organic, Frontier Pkg., Plant Boss, Frontier Bulk): appropriate shelf placement, price point, and merchandising activity of both new and existing products at retail and distributor level. - Meets profitable sales volumes regionally based on corporate business plan. - Develops and implements programs to meet budgeted goals. - Travels to stores every week (24 stores per month) to meet with brokers/retailers/distributors in assigned region. (Overnight stay one required) Include recap within 48 hours to include follow up opportunities.  - Attends trade shows regionally. - Develops and delivers sales presentations and business reviews to retail customers. - Trains and works directly with brokers to maximize sales. Directs broker activities in assigned territory. - Prepares various sales activity reports, including new distribution, current distribution, scheduled appointments, promotions, advertising, spending, action plans, travel calendar (90 days out), etc. - Proficient at deciphering SPINS/Nielsen data and various other data sources derived by retailers and wholesalers. - Analyze monthly SPINs data, “direct reporting” and retailer reports to help derive actionable follow ups for broker and self. - Meets with accounts to maintain relationships, negotiate and close deals. - Analyze and manage expenditures within established budgets. - Monitors and evaluates activities and products of competition. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Touchbase with leadership bi-weekly on 1 on 1 call - Process order requests through sales support for fixtures, labels, samples, etc.. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Other duties may be assigned.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles, or memos using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as the general public.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to comprehend basic production, financial or scientific principles. Ability to use a computer, tablet and or phone to create spreadsheets, charts and reports and analyze and apply information to make practical, day-to-day business decisions.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Excellent organizational and presentation skills. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. - Ability to work within team concept. - Proficiency with Microsoft Suites: Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, Power Point and OneNote programs; familiarity with other business software.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to travel by car/plane frequently with overnight stays required.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to travel by car/plane frequently with overnight stays frequently required. Travel estimated to be 60%.
Req No.
2022-3292
Category
Sales
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY   Prepares distributor orders by retrieving and organizing product case lots and readying pallets for shipment. May receive, sort, and deliver inbound and outbound mail and parcel post. Organizes and prepares various special orders for accurate and timely distribution, including in-house, sample and free fill orders. Operates AR Traffic station in distribution when needed.     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Identifies order needs from allocation report and enters data into computer system, determines availability of product and generates pull sheets. - Gathers items from warehouse manually, using carts and pallet jacks and sorts, scan cases of product. - Stacks cases onto pallets and shrink wraps pallet of goods for shipment. - Enters data into freight terminals and process proper paper work. - Creates invoices by entering order information into computer. - Transports finished pallets of inventory onto staging trailers and outbound freight carriers. - Works with Inventory Control Specialist to monitor inventory accuracy and document discrepancies. - Communicates with production to ensure required product availability. - Processes customs paperwork. - Operates A/R Traffic station. - Processes inbound and outbound USPS service for Norway plant. - Maintains and orders postal equipment and supplies, including adding credit to meter and recording data for financial purposes. - Sets up, operates, and maintains packing peanuts extruding system. - Follows safety rules and programs and actively participates in safety training as scheduled. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties as assigned.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED)   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple notices and instructions, including operating procedures and safety rules. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Basic computer skills and use of hand held scanner. - Ability to operate (or learn to operate) manual, electric pallet jacks and/or powered industrial trucks. - Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to work within a team concept   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The employee must be able to stack 30 pound cases up to 6 feet high for proper transport, and manipulate a 16 pound manual shrink wrap dispenser while walking. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and depth perception necessary to safely operate power transport equipment.     WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; vibration; and extreme cold or extreme heat while working near docking doors or in and out of trailers. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Req No.
2022-3331
Category
Distribution
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     Do you have a passion for Cost Accounting?   Do you want to work for a company that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and supports your passion for sustainability and natural products?   If so, then Frontier Co-op is for you. Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.   SUMMARY Controls and manages the organization’s manufacturing cost system, maintain bill of materials, development of new product costs, and providing timely and accurate financial information 1) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and 2) for manufacturing and inventory planning, control and decision-making.     ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Collaborate with various departments to understand processes to develop and maintain standard costs for all products. - Review the recording of manufacturing, labor, distribution and shipment transactions, work orders, bills of material, etc. for accuracy and reasonableness - Prepare and analyze monthly variances from standard cost including: - Direct labor analysis - Overhead & Departmental cost rates  - Material and purchase price variances - Produce, report and track weekly/monthly KPIs and assist in using these numbers to drive improvements. - Assist with reporting on cost savings initiatives related to product development and manufacturing efficiencies - Prepare financial reports and analysis related to new product launches compared to financial goals - Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward - Thorough understanding of inventory transactions and monthly reconciliation of sub ledger detail to general ledger - Development and implement policy and procedures in compliance with GAAP promoting a strong internal control environment - Assist with cycle count/physical inventories - Work in special projects as required - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to use such concepts in practical situations. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts and run reports.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Knowledge of manufacturing accounting, supply chain, product development, and information systems. - Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards - Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data and reconcile complex account - Strong ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities - Ability to collaborate and communicate with operations and production support personnel - Ability to work independently under minimal supervision - Detail oriented   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear.    WORK ENVIRONMENTS The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Req No.
2022-3323
Category
Accounting/Finance
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY   Responsible for overall cleanliness of designated offices and deep cleaning of all plant infrastructure and equipment on a daily basis.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Empties trash and recycling receptacles and cardboard and plastic wrap compactors. - Sorts and disposes of recyclable items in the recycling bin. - Sweeps, wet-mops and/or vacuums floors in cafeteria, childcare, gym, offices, and all warehousing areas. - Cleans bathrooms, including sinks, toilets and floors. - Restocks dispensers, toilet paper, paper towels and soap. - Carries out special cleaning projects as required; including stripping and waxing floors and carpet cleaning. - Cleans equipment and infrastructure using cleaning chemicals, foamers and allocators (Weekend) - Cleans and drives all rolling stock including pickers, forklifts, scissor lifts and pallet jacks. (Weekend) - Deep cleans floors using ride on floor scrubbers and hand mopping. (Weekend) - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES   This job has no supervisor responsibilities.     QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High School diploma or GED required.   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple notices and instructions, including operating procedures and safety rules. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Ability to work in a team environment   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; vibration; and extreme cold or extreme heat while working near docking doors.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Req No.
2022-3297
Category
Other
Job Locations US-IA-Norway
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.       SUMMARY Performs all tasks involved in the production of Frontier’s products. Follows standard processes, and practices safe work habits to ensure that production is as efficient and safe as possible. Performs general tasks in the area such as boxing, filling, labeling, and cleaning. Communicates respectfully and honestly to others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production . - Cases and palletizes finished product for inventory. - Assists with material handling, bottling, packaging, labeling, and blending equipment. - Completes necessary documentation, including worksheets and computerized tracking systems for each product. - Verifies product and supplies are accurate. - Uses and maintains familiarity with assembly, packaging, and measuring tools. - Performs special packaging projects as scheduled. - Works with other departments to resolve problems as they arise. - Samples product for quality control checks. - Visually inspects materials and supplies for defects; reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor. - Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality. - Responsible for monitoring critical control points and reporting any non-conformances related to food safety and quality to supervisor. - Follows safety, sanitation, production, quality and food safety procedures. - Comes into contact with and handles powerful rare earth magnets. - Proactively communicates continuous improvement suggestions. - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must be able to perform basic math.   LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and comprehend moderately detailed instructions, short correspondence, or memos; including operating procedures or safety rules. - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations with a limited group of people.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Ability to train others in general manufacturing. - Attention to detail and ability to cooperate and work within a team concept.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision and color vision - necessary to distinguish product quality and detect defects and debris in raw materials.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles or strong fumes, notably fumes from alcohol, the scooping or pouring of herbs and spices, and essential oils. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.    
Req No.
2022-3269
Category
Production
Job Locations US-IA-North Liberty
**When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.     SUMMARY Performs various maintenance functions on equipment, facility and grounds, including basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing upkeep and repair. Communicates respectfully and honestly with others.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Demonstrates knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing  best practices and code standards. . - Prioritize, performs, and improves preventative maintenance of manufacturing facility equipment. - Able to find mechanical/electrical defects and determines root cause of failure. - Able to perform electrical troubleshooting and repairs-both direct current and alternating current.  - Able to complete installation and fabrication projects on own or with a small group.  - Able to work well in groups and along with contractor to complete jobs. - Able to use manuals and other resources to research and locate equipment and parts to support production needs. - Requests parts and service if needed. - Operates power and hand tools, woodworking and metal equipment, forklift, welder, cutting torch, and multi-meter. - Maintains tools and machinery in good condition and uses all tools carefully and as instructed. - Must be able to utilize the Maintenance Management software. - Ability to support Vision systems and XRay (Norway) - Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical. - Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training. - Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action. - Other duties may be assigned.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Mechanical or industrial maintenance degree; and at least 1 year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple notices and instructions, including operating procedures and safety rules. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.   QUANTITATIVE SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs   OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and practices used in building, electrical and mechanical trades, and of related occupational hazards and safety precautions. - Attention to detail, good organizational and problem solving skills. - Ability to work independently and in teams. - Proven ability to systematically troubleshoot equipment issues, perform documented casual analysis and implement effective corrective actions. - Proven ability to maintain design integrity of OEM equipment while performing maintenance. - Demonstrate understanding of Equipment Reliability principles (80/20 rule) - Demonstrate the ability to continously improve PM effectiveness. - Demonstrate the ability to manage maintenance activities including prioritization, critical spare management and scheduling. - Demonstrate ability to provide status reports, support metric reporting and overall communications of maintenance activites.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.    
Req No.
2021-3176
Category
Other