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JOIN OUR TEAM

We are interested in employing people who are enthusiastic, hard working, energetic and passionate about good food. From time to time we require new people to join the Sabato team and will post details of positions available below.

To apply for any of the roles listed take the time to produce a cover letter that reflects who you are and why you want the position. Attach your CV and email it to danielle.argent@sabato.co.nz.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

 

Account Manager- Food Service and Distribution

 

We are looking for an outgoing and engaging Account Manager, who thrives on delivering exceptional customer service, to join our team based in Mt Eden.

As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for liaising with our food service and distribution customers- actively visiting and selling to them and prospecting for new business. You will report to and provide sales information as required to our National Sales and Marketing Manager.

The role is full time, working 8.00am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. However, the role will require occasional evening and weekend work. While you will be based in Auckland, some travel is required throughout the country as necessary to visit key accounts. We offer a great team atmosphere and working environment as well as generous staff discounts.

Your key responsibilities and tasks will include:

  • Working closely with the National Sales and Marketing Manager, our Account Managers and our Sales Administrators to maintain excellent working relationships with our food service and distribution customers
  • Prospecting for new business
  • Updating and maintaining the trade customer database
  • Reporting on accounts
  • Forecasting of customers’ product requirements and liaising with purchasers as to order quantities
  • Organising, participating and presenting at trade shows and industry events

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A passion, thorough knowledge and regular usage of gourmet food
  • Ideally previous work experience in a professional kitchen
  • Previous sales experience working with premium products
  • A desire to proactively drive sales, achieve and exceed targets
  • Excellent verbal and written English and communication skills
  • A strong work ethic and attention to detail, with the ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision
  • A full, clean driver's licence

If this sounds like you, take the time to produce a cover letter that reflects who you are and why you want this position and email it to danielle.argent@sabato.co.nz along with your CV. 

Applications close 4th March 2019.

 


 

Retail Store Assistant

We are currently seeking a passionate, food loving individual with retail experience. You will have a professional, mature approach and be able to relate to our diverse clientele, from chefs and food writers to members of the public who come to Sabato to indulge their interest and passion for fine food.

Being a motivated retail professional, you will have energy and warmth and be prepared to roll your sleeves up and work as part of a team building and promoting the quality experience that Sabato is known for.  It is essential you have a passion for fine food and customer service excellence. A  knowledge of European food through travel or other experiences would be a bonus!

Your key responsibilities and tasks would include:

  • Providing customers with an enjoyable, informative retail experience
  • Promoting and demonstrating key product lines in our retail store and occasionally at other retailers
  • Ensuring merchandising is of a high standard, products well stocked and the showroom is immaculately clean and tidy at all times
  • Stock management
  • Ensuring compliance with Food Safety, Health & Safety & Liquor License legislation

Your background, experience, and attributes will include:

  • Knowledge and regular usage of gourmet food
  • Previous sales and/or retail experience
  • A desire to drive sales, achieve and exceed set targets
  • Confident using MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal English and communication skills
  • A current Duty Manager certificate or LCQ is a bonus
  • A clean full licence is essential for this role as some travel is required
  • A current store safe pass is preferred

The role is full time, working Sunday to Thursday. The nature of the role requires some flexibility to be available evenings for events and other ad hoc requirements. We offer a great team atmosphere and working environment, and generous staff discounts.

If the thought of being surrounded by incredible food and working alongside like-minded foodies sounds like you, please email danielle.argent@sabato.co.nz with your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are the best person for this role. 

 


 

Food Services Assistant

 

Sabato is an innovative, specialist food business who import, distribute and retail food products of outstanding quality.

We are looking for a highly organised Food Services Assistant, with a passion for excellence and achievement, to join our team at our Mt Eden location. The role is full time, working 7.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. We offer a great team atmosphere and working environment, and generous staff discounts. 

Your key responsibilities and tasks would include:

  • Processing chilled inwards goods from Europe and NZ
  • Cheese cutting and deli meat slicing
  • Packing and labeling Sabato branded products
  • Quality control and stock rotation

Your background, experience, and attributes will include:

  • Previous experience working in a deli environment is preferred
  • Up to date understanding of Food Safety legislative requirements and OSH is preferred
  • A strong work ethic and attention to detail, with the ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • The ability to lift and shift heavy/bulky items regularly and repeatedly
  • Accuracy

Training

  • Full product and equipment training will be provided.

Must be eligible to work in New Zealand long term.

If this sounds like you, please email danielle.argent@sabato.co.nz with your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are the best person for this role. 
 
 

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

  • Hands-on operational management role – food industry experience strongly preferred
  • New Zealand owned and operated family business
  • Mt Eden location, with parking

 

Here’s a great opportunity to take on a broad role in a well-established business that is a leader in its field.  Reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations this position plays an integral part in the day to day running of our small, but complex business.  With 2 direct reports and a total team of 13, the role is responsible for managing the teams and functions of Warehousing & Distribution, Food Services (including Food Safety) and the Commercial Kitchen. The position also holds oversight of the facilities and IT functions which are supported by contractors.

 

Critical to the success of this role will be someone who is fully conversant with stock management in a detailed and complex operation and can overhaul and implement processes and systems that will support the business in the management of all stock movements.  You’ll be strongly numerical and fully conversant with MS Excel and preferably familiar with MYOB EXO or a similar business management and accounting software package.

 

The role will suit someone with high energy and enthusiasm that is used to being autonomous and leading their area with a strong sense of self-motivation and drive.  In a company our size it’s never ‘not my job’.  You will still need to roll your sleeves up to support the team at busy times, stepping in to some of the day to day when needed. 

The position is based at our Mt Eden premises and is a full-time permanent salaried role with working hours from Monday to Friday.  The nature of the role does require some flexibility to be available for call-outs and other ad hoc requirements.

We are passionate about fine food and love what we do, so if you’re like minded, this business will be right up your alley!

 

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Working closely with:
    • the Warehouse Manager to manage stock levels and development of the team to ensure maximum productivity
    • the Food Services team to ensure supplier relationships are maintained and products repackaged to Sabato specifications and in line with food safety standards
    • the Commercial Kitchen to ensure high quality product is produced in a timely way whilst fully complying with all food safety & health & safety requirements
    • Overseeing building and equipment maintenance, IT systems, security & communications
    • Working closely with Purchasing & Logistics to ensure we meet all delivery deadlines whilst managing costs

 

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A breadth of previous operational leadership experience in a similar sized business
  • Experience in food services/production strongly preferred
  • Excellent commercial acumen with strong planning & organisation skills
  • Experience in an operation with a large importing component
  • Leadership and management experience

 

If this sounds like you, along with your CV please send a personalised cover letter and in this please include why the position and company is of interest and what you would bring to the role. Applications close Sunday 20th January, but we look forward to seeing your application as soon as possible. Email Jo at jo.yearsley@sonata.co.nz.