Cacao Prieto

Single Origin Dominican, Organic Beans-to-Bar Chocolate

Cacao Prieto is always looking to grow. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to info@cacaoprieto.com.

Director of Operations

Looking for an Director of Operations to manage several product lines working with varying production quotas and deadlines within a fast paced environment. Must have experience on floor. 

Must be able to issue detailed reporting, increase the effectiveness of systems, play a significant role in long term planning and coordination, and act as a liaison between team members and outside contacts. 

Manage and organize regular meetings among team, drive disciplinary actions, be a self driven problem solver and be on the floor leading production and manufacturing. 

Must get hands dirty everyday and be ultimately responsible for deadlines and production quotas. 5-10 years management experience in a production environment and excellent communication skills a must. 

Director of Sales

Brooklyn based chocolate and spirits company in search of new Director of Spirit Sales. This role is responsible for building national brand and expanding national distribution; is the point person for all wholesale sales; the liaison for any distribution companies; schedules and manages tasting events as needed, both locally and nationally. 

Candidate will be traveling up to 50% of the year. This is a very get hands dirty position. Candidate will not have a team of people to delegate to, but will be a pound the pavement everyday position.

Candidate must: be able to work in fast paced environment; have strong organizational, planning, networking and relationship building skills; possess collaborative, cross-functional team skills, resourcefulness, ability to creatively solve problems, excellent communication and public speaking skills; be a self-starter, be punctual and reliable, be able to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed and have the ability to excel in an entrepreneurial environment.

Head Distiller

Up and coming 5 year old company is looking for a Head Distiller to take on whiskey and rum program. Distiller will work with CEO on new recipes for distillation, maceration or infusion. Distiller will be responsible for a continual schedule of weekly fermentations while balancing smaller batch productions. Must be able to make samples for final recipes, execute production of spirits, advise and report on costs per batch and bottle, and maintain detailed records of all moved, stored, and produced items.

Must be able to produce formula recipes up to TTB standards for new batches, maintain barrel map and inventory of small and large batch aging spirits, oversee inventory of aging warehouse and coordinate sales and office team to align with production quotas.

Head distiller will also be responsible for blending and testing new batches for bottling and monitor progress and flavor development of aging schedules. Head Distiller must ensure that all taxable information is accessible, clear and up to date and produce daily and weekly reports. Distiller must work in a season-exposed environment while maintaining the program, facility and machines that all may remain clean, functional, safe and on schedule. 

On site Mechanic needed 

Looking for a full time general factory mechanic to service antique and modern augmented machines. Candidate must be self motivated, diligent, canny, and able to take on multiple projects on various machines.

Bartender/Barbacks

We have an immediate opportunity for Bartenders/Mixologists and Barbacks to service Botanica bar located in Red Hook, Brooklyn a few blocks up from Fairway.

Weekday night and Weekend day and night shifts available. Willing to train enthusiastic and interested individuals.

Bar is right next door to a beans-to-bar chocolate factory and whiskey and rum distillery. Tremendous foot traffic during the the summer weeks and a line up of private events already scheduled throughout the season. 

Graphic Design Interns

Cacao Prieto Chocolate Factory and Widow Jane Distillery is looking for a graphic design intern to join their team part or full time. This is a wonderful opportunity for a beginning or mid level designer or student looking to get some experience in many areas of graphic design ranging from packaging to environmental to photography in digital and print mediums. 

This has a huge potential for growth for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is self motivated, eager to learn, and has a high level for attention to details. The ability to bring in your own laptop to work on is a must. The first two weeks are trial based and moving forward salary would be negotiable. Please send five examples of work in jpg or pdf format.

Tour Guide, Retail Sales 

A retail salesperson and tour guide to lead tours of our manufacturing facility on Saturdays and Sundays from 11pm-7pm.
Will be trained in the products and history you will be speaking about but prior Tour Guide knowledge is preferred

Prior knowledge about Whiskey, Rum, Distilling and single origin, organic Chocolate is a huge plus. Must be reliable, punctual, have a positive demeanor, and a clear speaking voice in order to garner the attention of groups. Patience and be able to answer questions on products and coordinate with office. 

May be called in to do private tours and retail during the week.

Personal Assistant/Office Admin

The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of high level personal assistant experience, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and will exercise judgment and discretion with confidential information. On a scale from 1 to 10, you must be a 12. Responsibilities include: making reservations; maintaining calendar; daily reporting; organizing international travel; scheduling appointments, and other creative and unique projects on top of daily errands and requests as needed. A candidate having a car is highly preferred as this position may require running errands and driving between Brooklyn and Upstate office. 

Must be able to run full schedule of CEO while juggling responsibilities of office administration, tracking shipments, following up on orders, being a team player helping where needed and taking directions well while always being a step ahead. 

Chocolatier's Assistant

An organic, medium scale bean-to-bar chocolate company is looking to fill a full-time Chocolatier's Packaging Assistant position. This position offer a unique opportunity for someone to learn the process of making chocolate from the bean on a large scale.

Packaging Assistant duties will include but not limited to wrapping bars, packaging orders for shipment, organizing and ordering packaging supplies, general clean up of the station, and assist the chocolatier where ever needed.

Previous kitchen experience or culinary training is requirement, culinary factory/production work a plus. Immediate job opportunity.The right candidate will be passionate about their craft and will be a dedicated employee with integrity!

Bottling Assistant

Full time opportunity to join production and manufacturing team in this hands-on position on our bottling line. Help in preparation of orders, packaging, assembly, labeling, and running and cleaning machines daily. Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds as we move product from one place to another, unload shipments, and store materials. 

Personal Chef

Full time opportunity to prepare small, fresh, healthy meals daily. Opportunity to run kitchen in expand into running kitchen in our bar seasonally. 

Videographer

Part or full time camera operators to capture manufacturing process daily. Must be comfortable in Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe After Effects for immediate post-production. Must take on small social media projects along with long term, full length feature cinematography. Please send reel.

In-house Accountant

Looking for full time in-house accountant. 

IT

Looking for technical expert to maintain internal servers, phone and internet, and security systems, install new wirings, program software, backup and maintain computers, and convert files. Large batch of records need to be reconfigured and archived, in some cases reformatted from analog to digital. 

Engineers

Looking for full time engineers to take on highly technical and creative construction, reconstruction, machinery and mechanical engineering work for new inventions and historical restoration.

Office Manager & Book Keeper

Local business in search of an Office Manager who is expert in Book Keeping.
Looking for someone who on a scale from 1 to 10, is a 12 in Quickbooks, organization, and multi-tasking. 

Must be:
-An Expert in Quickbooks 
-Highly organized and detail oriented 
-Manage all incoming and outgoing accounts, oversee calendars, answer emails & phones while taking on unique, fast paced projects.
-Create effective systems for state and regional taxes
-Communicate quickly and efficiently under pressure, make decisions, track and make orders 
-Do extensive product research and take on special products.