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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.

 

Maintenance Worker

Location:  

Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

NEW!

Big Island Candies is seeking an additional Maintenance Worker to perform a variety of jobs, including groundskeeping, as well as basic tasks in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and building maintenance.

Essential duties include:

  • Perform daily groundskeeping jobs, such as but not limited to, planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, and lawn mowing;
  • Trim hedges, and prune trees;
  • Apply herbicides and insecticides;
  • Monitor pest-control program;
  • Use various hand tools, for example, hammers, screwdrivers, shovels and picks;
  • Operate various power tools, for example, a table saw, chainsaw, leaf blower, lawn mower and power washer;
  • Perform general maintenance tasks, such as but not limited to, painting, muddling, re-lamping, AC filter changes, light ballast replacement, and flooring repairs;
  • Maintain adequate supply of cleaning materials/agents and equipment; submit order for supplies as needed;
  • Repair existing office and factory cabinets, desks and tables.

Skills, qualifications and attributes include:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Gardening methods and tools;
    • Equipment and materials used in groundskeeping, carpentry, and general building maintenance;
    • Trees, plants and shrubs native to Hawaii;
    • Herbicide and insecticide applications;
    • Basic math;
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and chemicals relevant to trade and duties;
    • Safe, proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Work safely, professionally and independently;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must be able to attain forklift certification, if one has not already been achieved.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Possible daily overtime and weekends, as well as change of work schedule, depending on operational needs and without notice. Hours subject to change during peak seasons.

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

Submit your résumé – Hilo (Maintenance Worker)

  

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 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)

  

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