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 restaurant patrons can really savour?
To support real, 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!
We're 100km Foods (http://www.100kmfoods.com/) , and we connect local farmers with urban markets. Through us, farmers get access to large, urban markets and customers get access to delicious, farm-fresh food at local restaurants, hotels, and retailers. 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 of our employees, suppliers, clients, and community with a high standard of fairness and cooperation. That led us to become a certified B Corp (http://www.bcorporation.net/) (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.
Sales Specialist, Farm-Fresh Food
Thanks to growing business, we're looking for a dedicated sales person.
As our new sales specialist, your main goal will be to get more delicious, local, farm-fresh food in the kitchens of Toronto's most innovative and exciting chefs and restaurants.
We get great feedback from our chef and restaurant customers - they love what we offer and how we offer it. As our new sales specialist, your number one priority will be to continue offering our best customers more and a greater range of products. In other words, to grow sales in our existing accounts.
To succeed at this, you'll truly work alongside chefs in an inspiring, collaborative, creative way. You'll introduce chefs to products they might not otherwise think of, and you'll find ways of getting them new products they're on the hunt for. You'll talk to farmers about growing in-demand fruits and vegetables, and introduce restaurant workers to the people who grow the food they serve. At the end of the day, you'll go home knowing you were part of a creative process that thrilled diners and advanced a sustainable, community-supporting economy.
Growing sales also means putting in place reliable sales processes, so that it's easy for our chef and restaurant customers to keep placing orders. It also means new business development, but as with all our sales, new sales are about relationships. Putting people first and living the 100km Foods vision and values, that's how we succeed in growing the business.
The Practical Stuff
This is a great time to begin local food sales, as you'll become familiar with our hydroponic growers and year-round product offerings, including meat, cheese, fish, eggs and dairy. Once the spring season is upon us, we are introducing new products and producers weekly for you to showcase to chefs!
You'll work from home and travel around Toronto and neighbouring communities to get the job done (you will need access to a car). You'll work Monday to Friday, setting the hours you need to succeed, and reporting directly to your Sales Manager. We offer a base salary, commission, three weeks' paid vacation, group benefits, and above all, the chance to do meaningful work on a great team.
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.
If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact us with the "Need Help" button in the application.
We will review applications as they are received and really look forward to hearing from you.