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Farmers Market Driver - The Tomato Stall

Job Posted: 29 June 2022

Closing Date: 27th July
Job Start Date: Immediate

The Tomato Stall is an exciting and growing food brand specialising in the supply of ‘Isle of Wight Tomatoes’ and producing a wide range of award-winning tomato-based products.

Based on the Isle of Wight, the business has a direct weekly reach into London and across the South via farmers markets, specialist retailers, restaurants, and a supply network across the whole of the UK with customers including Hello Fresh, Gousto, Mindful Chef, Ocado, Wholefoods, Southern Coop, Amazon Fresh & Planet Organic.

For over ten years we have been inspiring and educating our customers, maintaining our artisanal roots whilst taking our product range into an ever-increasing marketplace. During the past 18 months the business has expanded rapidly through new routes to market and the launch of our direct-to-consumer online platform where we offer our customers farm fresh products direct to their door, with an ever-growing range of recipe kits, subscription offers and more.

We are a customer-centric business with taste, heritage, and togetherness at the heart of our brand.

Taste – Flavour is our infatuation. We grow only the finest varieties and pick them when they are perfectly ripe so you   can enjoy tomatoes as they should be.

Heritage – The Isle of Wight. With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, rich, fertile soil, stunning

scenery and friendly folk, it is the perfect place to call our home.

Togetherness - We believe that great food has the power to bring people together for a moment to savour amongst the busy pace of modern living.

A little about The Tomato Stall Team:

We are a small but knowledgeable and innovative team, most of whom have been part of our journey from the very start! Everyone in the organisation is accessible, friendly and a ready to give a helping hand should you need it.

Benefits include free produce each week, product of the month, discount for family and friends, employee benefits scheme including a cycle to work scheme, career development and progression, discounted ferry travel and working in a beautiful location within the Arreton Valley.

The diversity of the business gives us the opportunity to offer an exciting array of positions and experiences within a growing team. To enable the business to achieve the next exciting phase of growth we are looking for a

FARMERS MARKET DRIVER:

The Role:

As our Farmers Market Driver, you will be, promoting and selling the finest varieties of tomatoes, and tomato-based products at weekly farmers markets, building relationships and providing a high level of customer service.

This new role will suit someone who enjoys a hands-on approach, has excellent communication skills, and is confident with driving in London and surrounding areas.

In more detail:

  • Promote and sell the finest varieties of tomatoes, and tomato-based products at weekly farmers markets.
  • Collection of vehicle and stock, adherence to route and schedule.
  • Liaison with other traders and market organisers.
  • Unloading vehicle, set up, pack down, and trade market stall.
  • Merchandising and stock replenishment, customer services and product advice.
  • Process cash and card transactions.
  • Vehicle checks, basic maintenance, reporting necessary repairs.
  • Adherence to health & safety and hygiene standards.

Knowledge, skills & experience required:

  • Good customer service, communication skills and the desire to become an ambassador for the company.
  • Take initiative and the ability to work proactively.
  • Must be physically fit due to the nature of duties.
  • Hold a full driver’s licence.
  • Must be flexible with working hours.

This role will facilitate our Hampshire Market routes. Assignments can be a single market over and back in the same day and/or a Saturday and Sunday market with an overnight stay.

In addition to your hourly rate of pay, you will receive a weekly subsistence allowance. If an overnight stay is needed accommodation will be paid for.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV & short Cover Letter to [email protected] Your cover letter should include how you can see an opportunity to develop your career at The Tomato Stall and why you would be perfect for this role.  Please advise us on how we can best accommodate this when we reach out.

Salary:

£11 per hour

Working Week:

Standard working hours are approximately 12-25 hours a week Friday to Sunday. A degree of flexibility is required due to the nature of the business.

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The Tomato Stall

The Tomato Stall is an exciting, growing food brand specialising in the supply of ‘Isle of Wight Tomatoes’ and producing a wide range of award-winning tomato-based products.

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