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LOCAL FOOD SALES & MARKETING

Position: Inside Sales Representative - Farm Fresh Food
Company: 100km Foods Inc.
Location: Toronto/GTA, Ontario
Type: Full-time

DESCRIPTION:

What would it feel like to sell something that is making a difference in the lives of everyone involved?

To sell farm-fresh, local food that Chefs and home cooks can really savour?

To support local farmers in accessing a growing market and an emerging economy?

To be part of building a great organizational culture, where people can be themselves and change the way business is done?

If that door opened in front of you, would you walk on through?

We hope so!

100km Foods

We’re 100km Foods, and we connect local farmers with urban markets. Through us, farmers get access to large, urban markets and urban people get access to delicious, farm-fresh food at local restaurants and now at home as well! It’s a win-win for all involved.

We deal fairly with farmers, allowing them to set their own prices, and we seek to treat all our employees, suppliers, clients, and community with a high standard of fairness and cooperation. That led us to become a certified B Corp (ever heard of that?).

Working with us, you’ll get to be a part of that purpose. You’ll work with great people who care about what they do, who bring a positive attitude to work, and who like to have fun. You’ll bring your whole self to work in a casual (no suits here!), friendly, and supportive environment.

Inside Sales Representative, Farm-Fresh Food

Since 2008 we have been a trusted partner and supplier to the best Chefs and restaurants in Southern Ontario, and in 2020 we added a new retail division to the business, allowing home diners to gain access to that same fresh, seasonal, top quality food from our network of 120+ farms and artisans in Ontario and Canada. We’re now looking for a sales team member to work on our Sales & Marketing team to serve both our Chef and home clients.

As our new Inside Sales Representative, you’ll be integral in helping home cooks discover the joys of eating seasonally. Increasingly, people want to support local and they want to feel good about where they make their purchases. You’ll be at the forefront of connecting those customers with the people and the land that grow their food, helping them to make food buying decisions that contribute to a greater mission.

As the hospitality industry reopens after the COVID pandemic, you’ll work alongside Chefs in an inspiring, collaborative, creative way. You’ll introduce them to products they might not otherwise think of, find ways of getting them new products they’re on the hunt for, and complete the sales process to make locally grown food competitive vs. imports. At the end of the day, you’ll know you are a part of a creative process that thrilled restaurant diners, and advanced a sustainable, community-supported local food economy.

Growing sales at 100km Foods means putting in place a reliable sales process, so that it’s easy for our Chef and retail customers to continue to put their trust in us. Sometimes that means getting on the phone, providing timely responses to customers, and working within our larger team to create solutions that continue to ensure customer service excellence. Putting people first, and living the 100km Foods vision and values; that’s how we succeed in growing the business.

The Practical Stuff

Let’s be real, we’re hiring an Inside Sales Representative in the middle of a very unusual time for our business, the hospitality industry, and the planet. Things will change somewhat rapidly over the next 12 months, and you’ll be the type of person who will enjoy riding those waves with us, and you’ll be flexible and excited to create business changes that will drive success in the “new normal”, post pandemic.

The growing season is just around the corner, making this a very exciting time to be in local food sales! This is a year-round position, as winter sees demand for hydroponically grown and stored produce, protein, and dry goods.

You’ll work Sunday through Thursday, and during the remaining lockdown our Sales & Marketing team will be working remotely. Until the hospitality industry reopens, the hours will be 10am-7pm, and no travel to customers or events will be required. We offer a $40,000 base salary to start, two weeks’ paid vacation, group health & wellness benefits, and above all, the opportunity to do meaningful work on a great team.

Qualifications

Above all, you have a desire to make a positive difference in the world. You’re bright and energetic, conscientious, driven to excellence, and love problem solving for customers. In addition, these qualifications will also help you to stand out:

  • Experience in sales, particularly front-line customer service,
  • Experience in the food industry selling to B2B and/or B2C,
  • Proficiency and a love for Excel,
  • Experience in SAP, or other ERP software,
  • A smartphone, remote access to reliable internet are must-have’s

How to Apply

Our online application will allow you to apply to this role as a complete candidate – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take about 10–15 minutes to complete. You can get a copy of your assessment when you’re done by logging into the application tool.

To access the application, please go to: https://www.fitzii.com/apply/54404?s=gw

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We will review applications as they are received and will only contact candidates that will proceed to the interview process. We thank you very much for your interest in 100km Foods.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 17 2021    ID: 58715