Ghirardelli Chocolate

Founded in 1852 by Domenico (Domingo) Girardelli

CEO: Marty Thompson

Marty began his Ghirardelli career in 2004 as Vice President of Sales. In this role he was responsible for 80 percent of the company’s revenue, which more than doubled during his tenure.

Marty Thompson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and is responsible for Ghirardelli’s day-to-day operations as well as the Company overall strategy and direction. Marty was appointed to this position in May, 2011.

Careers Available

Junior Graphic designer, senior financial analyst, Ice Cream shop management, production team leader and chocolatier are a few career choices that are available in the Ghirardelli company


Production Team Leader

This position is responsible for indirectly leading an assigned unionized production team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to on-the-job crewing, training, decision making and problem solving issues and situations that arise on the production line or with in the warehouse and ensuring reporting and appropriate paperwork is completed accurately and timely.

Must Haves:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to run reports and accurately complete appropriate & necessary paperwork
  • Previous experience working with automated machinery preferred
  • Ability to lead a group

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