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Job title: Wholesale Sales Rep and Operations Assistant
Organization: Chocosol Traders
Location: Toronto, Ontario (St. Clair W. near Dufferin)

Compensation: $2,284.33/month
Work hours: 4 days per week (30 hours per week), Available on weekends
Reports to: Wholesale Manager

About ChocoSol:

We are a growing business and social enterprise transforming cacao, the "food of the gods", into bean-to-bar and stone-ground, artisanal dark chocolate. Our organization has been building and evolving for over 15 years in Toronto. We source our ingredients directly from communities in southern Mexico, as well as ecological and social projects in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Canada.

Our wholesale program sells directly to over 250 grocery stores, cafes, and food markets within Ontario, as well as to several distributors within Canada. Wholesale represents the largest and fastest growing arm of the company. We are seeking an individual passionate about good, healthy, ecological, and social food systems to actively contribute to growing our wholesale program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Sales

  • Maintain relationships with key customers to meet/exceed sales objectives
  • Prospect, onboard and close sales of new wholesale clients
  • Coordinate and execute demos of products to support wholesale clients
  • Work with Wholesale Manager and General Manager on strategies to achieve sales objectives
  • Attend weekly sales meeting to identify long and short term goals and strategies

Operations & Communications

  • Monitor the wholesale e-mail account which includes such responsibilities as: conducting intake of new wholesale clients, responding to inquiries/order requests and coordinating wholesale orders for delivery, pickup, or shipping
  • Invoicing clients and following up with overdue payments
  • Updating the wholesale client list on ChocoSol’s website on a quarterly basis
  • Participating in upgrading POS system
  • Work closely with production team to understand production schedule and outputs to ensure ability to fulfill wholesale order requests in timely manner
  • Work on fulfilment of wholesale orders with focus on efficiency and accuracy

Skills & Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in sales with proven track record (Retail, telephone and/or B2B sales an asset)
  • Self motivated, driven individual with desire to succeed and continually improve role and systems
  • Strong organization skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and oral)
  • Post-Secondary education or equivalent work experience
  • Strong selling skills with the ability to understand changing customer needs and the ability to pivot accordingly
  • A passion for ecology, sustainability, and supporting local food systems
  • Comfortable with lifting up to 50lbs
  • Ability to travel outside of the GTA to continue development of regional sales
  • A valid driver's license

Additional Assets:

  • Ability to effectively utilize data from computer resources and software to draw conclusions and make decisions that will benefit the organization
  • Experience with Google Suite (Drive, Mail, Docs, and Sheets)
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French
  • Food Handling certificate

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to hiring@chocosoltraders.com by TBD. Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We receive many applications and cannot respond to all in-person, telephone, and e-mail follow-ups.

ChocoSol Traders is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor. ChocoSol is committed to working with and providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail Byron Koss at byron@chocosoltraders.com . We will make a determination on your request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 10 2020    ID: 55998