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Join the Big Island Candies team in crafting Hawaii’s finest gourmet cookies, chocolates and confections.

The Aloha spirit shines and thrives at Big Island Candies. Ideal candidates require a consistently upbeat, genuinely friendly nature “to help from the heart,” as well as a passion for making someone feel at home.

 

 

Accounting Clerk

Location:  

Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island) 

Big Island Candies is seeking an Accounting Clerk to provide accounting and clerical assistance to our Accounting department.

Essential duties include:

  • Perform daily accounting processes, including accounts receivable and accounts payable;
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of financial information;
  • Perform monthly analysis of revenue, expense, inventory and budget variances, and identify reasons for differences;
  • Prepare routine financial reports, as well as reports for operational review and decision making;
  • Assist with the completion and preparation of monthly financial reports.

Skills, qualifications and attributes include:

  • Associate degree or two years’ work experience in Accounting preferred;
  • Exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for details, accuracies and meeting deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment, and adapt to rapidly changing priorities;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to perform job functions;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; interact with others in a positive and professional manner to get the job done;
  • Must be able to practice a high level of confidentiality;
  • Be knowledgeable and proficient in using the Internet; email; Microsoft Word and Outlook, with advanced skills in Excel.
  • Ability to work variable hours, including evenings and weekends, when necessary.

Normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Will include evening and weekend work during inventory (monthly and annual), special projects, peak periods, holiday season, and to meet deadlines.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Submit your résumé – Hilo (Accounting Clerk)


Seasonal Workers

Location:

Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

Join the Big Island Candies team, and help make delicious holiday wishes come true!

Earn extra cash for the holidays, and qualify for product discounts!

Seasonal Positions Available:

• Factory                                            • Retail (CSRs: Bilingual [Japanese]; Cashier; Stock Clerk)       

• Sanitation                                        • Mail Order Operators (CSRs)

• Celebrations (Specialty Gifts)         • Mail Order Packers

Apply in person at:
American Job Center
427 Kilauea Avenue, Suite B-10
Hilo, HI 96720

Or you may: Submit your résumé – Hilo (Seasonal Workers)

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

 

Purchasing & Inventory Manager

Location: 

Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

UPDATED

Big Island Candies is seeking a Purchasing & Inventory Manager to lead, direct and oversee purchasing, inventory and warehouse functions, in accordance with Company guidelines, policies and procedures.

Essential duties include:

  • Make purchases necessary for the operation of the Company, and maintaining inventory of the items purchased;
  • Negotiate vendor terms and prices, and arrange deliveries using knowledge of schedule requirements;
  • Develop and adhere to systems to track inventory of necessary operating supplies, materials, raw materials and finished goods;
  • Assist in the development of purchasing and inventory management policies; carry out warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures, as well as devise methods to optimize inventory control procedures;
  • Ensure forecasts and purchase orders are effectively communicated to suppliers;
  • Coordinate between accounting, purchasing, warehouse and factory, regarding inventory control and reporting;
  • Foster and develop a strong team of warehouse personnel through recruitment, thorough and consistent on-boarding process, training, coaching, as well as addressing competency gaps with the team;
  • Supervise employees and be responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the department; carry out supervisory responsibilities, including but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; taking disciplinary and/or corrective action when needed; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance;
  • Be knowledgeable of purchase orders, receipts of goods, invoices and returns in accounting system; maintain purchasing and account records (inventory & vendor) in Excel spreadsheets, as well as other data entry into computer systems; analyze inventory flow and projections; research, verify and solve pricing discrepancies;
  • Be informed and stay current regarding market conditions, and communicate them to the team; prepare reports on raw-material costs.

Skills, qualifications, and attributes include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in purchasing, inventory, warehousing, supply chain and logistics management, preferably in food manufacturing operations, or a closely related field;
  • Possess the initiative, and good problem-solving skills, to identify, anticipate and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully;
  • Strong organizational skills to efficiently prioritize and plan work activities and time management;
  • Excellent professional communication skills, including the ability to express well-reasoned, independent thought; natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organization levels and with external contacts;
  • Be accurate, thorough and detail-oriented in monitoring your own work to ensure quality; apply feedback to improve performance;
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment, and adapt to changing priorities, for example, if work processes require changes to improve efficiency;
  • Must have supervisory experience, including but not limited to knowledge of employment laws;
  • Have the ability to practice a high level of confidentiality;
  • Proficient in using the Internet; Email; Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license; must be able to attain forklift certification, if one has not already been achieved.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Submit your résumé – Hilo (Purchasing & Inventory Manager)

 

Cashier Customer Service Representative (CSR)

Location: 

Ala Moana Store (Honolulu, Oahu)

Customer Service Counts

We have a position open for a Full-Time Cashier CSR in Retail. Requirements include ringing up customer purchases at the register, ensuring this final stage of the store experience is accurate, efficient, informative and engaging; convey friendly gratitude to all of our guests for taking the time to visit with us; create a memorable sense of warmth and sincerity to help inspire return customer visits.

Additional requirements include:

  • Go from “transaction” to “interaction”: As a Brand Ambassador, you could also be greeting guests, delivering an authentic “Aloha” and a smile; or assisting shoppers, for example answering questions about our products and services; or directing customers to other desired areas of the store; perhaps providing a sample of a delicious treat, never forgetting that genuine “Mahalo”;
  • Add to the experience: Help ensure our products and other items on shelves and displays remain superbly presented;
  • Be a good-cheer cashier: Exude a positive, personable disposition with a natural know-how to upsell and boost sales by interacting with customers; providing informative recommendations; offering product samples;
  • Divide time between multiple tasks: Lend a hand to other store-related activities as needed, so an adaptable/flexible nature is essential; display an enthusiastic openness to switch from one task to another, if necessary, in order to provide prompt, effective customer assistance.

Ala Moana Store hours are: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., subject to extended hours during the holidays and peak periods.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Include your daily (Sunday through Saturday) shift-availability information on your résumé.

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Cashier CSR)

 

Warehouse/Stock Clerk Customer Service Representative (CSR)

Location:

Ala Moana Store (Honolulu, Oahu)

UPDATED

Always On the Move

Position open for a Full-Time Warehouse/Stock Clerk CSR in Retail: requirements include loading, transporting and unloading boxes from warehouse to stock room to store shelves (must have ability to lift and move up to 55 lbs.); help keep our shelves and displays stocked, ensuring products and other items are neat and organized; display an enthusiastic openness to “change direction” from one task to another, if necessary, in order to provide positive, effective customer assistance.

Additional requirements include:

  • Deliver the customer service goods: As a Brand Ambassador, you could be fielding questions about products or directing customers to other desired areas of the store; perhaps providing a sample of a tasty treat, never forgetting that sincere smile and meaningful “Mahalo”;
  • Go from “lifting” to “uplifting”: Vibrant, personable disposition with a natural ability to upsell and boost sales by interacting with shoppers; providing informative recommendations; offering product samples; 
  • Reach above and beyond: Lend a hand to other store-related activities as needed, so an adaptable/flexible nature is a must.

Ala Moana Store hours are: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., subject to extended hours during the holidays and peak periods. 

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Include your daily (Sunday through Saturday) shift-availability information on your résumé.

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Warehouse/Stock Clerk CSR)

 

Bilingual Customer Service

Location: 

Ala Moana Store (Honolulu, Hawaii) 

UPDATED

Position open for a Bilingual Customer Service Team Member, requirements include fluency in Japanese to assist our Retail team, as well as ability to serve as an exceptional Brand Ambassador to all of our visitors—local, mainland and international alike. 

Additional requirements include: 

  • Extraordinary customer service skills, whereby you could be greeting guests with a smile; assisting others in the aisles; perhaps serving tasty treats with a side of pleasant conversation; ringing up purchases at the register, never forgetting that heartfelt “Mahalo”;
  • Lend a hand to other store-related activities as needed.

Ala Moana Store hours are: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., subject to extended hours during the holidays and peak periods.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews. 

Include your daily (Sunday through Saturday) shift-availability information on your résumé.

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Bilingual Customer Service)

 

 

 

 
 
Big Island Candies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Continuous recruitment until position is filled.
Serious inquiries only.