Fresh All Natural Chocolates from Vermont

Employment at Lake Champlain Chocolates

Pine St

Want to Work at Lake Champlain Chocolates?

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Having found this page, you must love chocolate and be curious about what it’s like to work at a chocolate factory in Vermont. Well, in one word, sweet!

At Lake Champlain Chocolates you will find exciting challenges and opportunities within a fun atmosphere of mutual respect and teamwork. On a daily basis, we work together to:

  • Amaze our customers.
  • Value and encourage each other's excellence and well-being.
  • Care for our communities and environment.
  • Grow profitably through innovative leadership.

Each employee contributes to the quality and excellence of our product, workplace and community through collaboration, innovation, honesty, respect and enthusiasm.

If this is the kind of work environment you are looking for and believe you can make positive contributions, please consider applying.

We hire seasonally in late summer/early fall for manufacturing, packaging and shipping positions; late spring for retail positions. We accept applications throughout the year and keep them on file for six months should appropriate positions become available.

Benefits

In addition to excellent medical, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and 401K benefits, we offer paid days off for health & wellness, product tastings & educational workshops, seasonal celebrations, discounted ski passes and tickets to entertainment events. Oh yes - and chocolate!

Facilities

Our work environment consists of three retail stores located at 65 Church St, Burlington, 750 Pine Street, Burlington; and Rte 100, Waterbury Center, VT. Company headquarters and production facilities are located at 750 Pine Street, Burlington, VT. Our warehouse and shipping facilities are located at 290 Boyer Circle, Williston, VT.

Our Mission

At Lake Champlain Chocolates we blend fresh ingredients with fresh ideas, tempting our customers with luxurious chocolates and gifts.
By matching the quality of our people and our brand with the high quality of our chocolates, we continue to grow in new markets.
Our mission is to make chocolate lovers everywhere as fanatical about Lake Champlain Chocolates as we are.

Current Openings - Lake Champlain Chocolates

  • Retail Sales Associates & Tour Guides
  • Information Systems Manager

  • Retail Sales Associates & Tour Guides

    Seeking passionate chocolate lovers to join our dynamic retail team and help us to amaze our customers! Must enjoy working with the public and care about providing customers with an exceptional experience. Prior retail, barista and food service experience a plus. Interested in working at our flagship store on Pine Street? Must also enjoy public speaking and conducting daily tours. Year-round, full-time positions available. Ability to work weekends, holidays and extended summer hours, a must.


    Information Systems Manager

    As IS Manager, you will report directly to the CFO and be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of Lake Champlain Chocolates’ information systems. Primary responsibilities include owning, tracking, and resolving network and database related incidents and requests, performance tuning, backups, patching, and remediation of exposed vulnerabilities. You must have strong experience in database administration, troubleshooting, and resolving database integrity issues.

    This position requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. You must have at least 3 years experience administering SQL Databases, running a help desk, supporting ERP systems, and managing/mining data for business intelligence. Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Server 2008/2012 required.

    Requires a service oriented mentality, a high sense of ownership of problems and requests, a focus on managing and resolving issues, as well as initiating and performing changes on production systems.

    Duties to include:
    • Supervise staff of one, planning for appropriate development & delegation
    • Administration of various hardware & systems such as telecommunications, bar-coding, label printing, network printing, and workstation support.
    • Work in support of Business Intelligence
    • Effectively develop, test, recommend, and implement new IT systems and processes.
    • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with employees, suppliers, and outside contacts
    • Partner in management of reporting systems and develop policies and procedures in regards to security, backup schedules, restoration, optimization, and general development.
    • Diagnose and resolve internal connectivity problems.

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

    Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

    Knowledge of network operations and all related computer hardware and software including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Server 2008 and 2012.

    Database reporting with various tools such as Crystal Reports, user access control, security models, and backup processes

    Microsoft Office suite of products including Access

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to work independently

    Performance tuning, query/report optimization, and other related monitoring & troubleshooting

    PCI/DSS compliance standards & audits

    Experience working with Data-Center Hosting services

    Cube & Data Warehouse development

    Experience with data importing, exporting, web downloads, & other integration points

    ERP System experience (preferably Syspro)

    Written Documentation: Systems, processes, procedures

    Telecommunication experience with Vendors & administration:
    • Shoretel VOIP
    • Corporate cell phone plan

    OTHER EXPERIENCE A PLUS:

    Software: MS Exchange Server, Mail Order Manager, NCR Counterpoint Point, Kronos, Alchemy, and Budget Maestro

    Intranet, document management, workflow, help desk (Footprints or Spiceworks), and other collaboration tools (Slack or Basecamp)

    Network support functions

    PC hardware & software configuration

    Experience with Magento web applications

     

    To apply for any position: Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to: employment@lakechamplainchocolates.com. EEO

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