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Position: Food Hub Sales Coordinator
Organization: Fireweed Food Co-op
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Details: Full Time (35 hrs/ week) @ $17-20/hr May 1- Sept 30, 2021 (with opportunity for permanent position following)


Reporting to the Senior Marketing Coordinator and the Supplier Coordinator, the Sales Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to manage buyer relationships and generate sales for the Food Hub Project, with some administrative duties and a secondary focus on managing our other community projects.


This position has been created a seasonal position with the intention to dovetail into a permanent position with Fireweed if such a thing is mutually agreed by both parties. The permanent position is that of Senior Marketing Coordinator. Read more below the description.

Sales (50%)

  • Build personal and ongoing sales relationships with Food Hub buyers
  • Generate and pursue new sales leads
  • Coordinate between buyers and other staff to facilitate communication about buyer needs and supplier availability
  • Together with other staff, set and manage sales goals on an ongoing basis
  • Work with a CRM (customer relationship management) software to track sales communications
  • Help other food hub staff track sales data
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and create weekly reports on sales progress

Marketing (20%)

  • Create a weekly marketing sales flyer & manage contacts in Mailchimp
  • Work with other staff to assist in the development marketing materials, content and campaigns for Food Hub sales
  • Create social media posts
  • Manage listings in our product catalogues and update on a regular basis

Customer Service (5%)

  • Follow up with regular customers about satisfaction with their orders and review customer surveys weekly
  • Work with the Delivery Coordinator to ensure relevant communication about customer orders on delivery days

Administrative and Financial (15%)

  • Work closely other staff member(s) to develop a reporting process so the Board is always aware of issues as well as tasks being worked on and progress towards those tasks
  • Log sales and orders accurately and in a timely manner into the Food Hub sales system
  • Work with Senior staff to maintain accurate financial records for all transactions

Other duties as assigned (10%)

  • May include new project/activity development, collaborations with other organizations, grant writing, etc. as time allows and depending on your interest
  • We want you to have fun!

Required/ Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong entrepreneurial drive/ project management experience
  • Sales experience, or excellent people skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Financial or business experience
  • Post-secondary education relevant to the position preferred
  • Computer skills (basic software use, spreadsheets, social media, etc.)
  • Not required but highly preferred: Experience or knowledge of farming, food production or agriculture; foodservice, grocery industry; or Community food security work.


As mentioned above, this role has been created with the intention to lead into replacing our outgoing Senior Marketing Coordinator at the end of the summer. The Senior Marketing Coordinator is a permanent project management role at Fireweed.

All work at Fireweed Food Hub is dynamic, creative and challenging work-- and so a great candidate for this position would be someone with a lot of entrepreneurial drive and a personal passion for the values of the work, i.e., food systems and food justice. They must be a team player, collaborative, communicative, and willing to go the extra mile when it’s required. As the Food Hub is a project breaking ground in a new field, they must be comfortable with a lot of responsibility, and have the ability to structure and manage their own role as it evolves.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to build a career in business or community economic development, or even the farming or food service industries. The potential for on-the-job learning and growth is astronomical.

*Please note: this position (and its final hourly wage) are conditional upon confirmation of funding. Do not hesitate to ask us more about this prior to submitting your application.


To apply, please send your resume and a detailed cover letter to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 30 2021    ID: 59286