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This job expired on December 07, 2018

Farmers Market/Brand Ambassador Hodo Foods

  • Date Posted October 08, 2018
  • Location Oakland, CA
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Founded in 2004 from simple origins, our company is a local fixture in the Bay Area food scene with a growing national presence. Our products can be found at Chipotle and Whole Foods nationwide, restaurants like Slanted Door, Burma Superstar, State Bird Provisions, and sweetgreen, companies like Google and Facebook, and stores like Safeway, Raley’s, and BiRite.

Hodo is growing, and maturing steadily, as we increase our brand presence beyond California and across the country. We have a small, motivated team of foodies, and food geeks, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. Job Description

We are looking for a Farmers Market/Brand Ambassador to support the Hodo Sales team as well as manage and operate our Saturday Farmers Market booth at the SF Ferry Plaza.

In this role, you would work with our Sales team in our Oakland office Tuesday-Friday, run our Farmers Market booth in San Francisco on Saturdays, as well as occasionally represent Hodo at brand demos and tasting events. 

Responsibilities

  • Being a brand ambassador for Hodo and its amazing range of delicious products
  • Demonstrating and promoting Hodo products at the Farmers Market, retail stores, and occasional special events – including set-up/transport/breakdown, engaging customers, continued process improvements, tracking sales/inventory, and data-keeping
  • Build rapport with Retail & Food service/Restaurant customers, store managers, Farmers market guests
  • Potential travel to accounts and customers around the Bay Area, from Sacramento/Santa Rosa (N), to Livermore/Modesto (E), and Santa Cruz (S)
  • Contact existing accounts by phone and in person to gather sales intelligence and data, and nurture customer relationships with store personnel

 
Compensation 

  • Full-time salary (weekly schedule Tuesday-Saturday)
  • Health, Dental, Vision plan (after 60 days)
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match (after 120 days)
  •  Monthly cellular/data plan subsidy
  • Use of a Hodo commercial vehicle for Farmers Market
  • Positive and supportive working environment and opportunity for advancement and growth
  • Access to high-quality Hodo products and trading privileges with other Farmers Market vendors

 
Requirements  

  • High energy, solution-oriented, fast learner, early riser
  • Ability to work Saturdays (for Farmers Market), Tuesday-Friday for Sales support, and occasional evenings for Special Events mid-week
  • Food safety-trained/certified (or complete certification within first 30 days of work)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and stand through a one-day 6-hour work shift (with required breaks)
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a reliable source of transportation
  • Pass all background checks and legal employment requirements
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Dropbox, GoogleDocs

Qualifications 

  • Prior retail sales, brand ambassador, and/or customer service experience desired
  • Excellent people and communication skills and comfort speaking in public
  • Reliable, punctual, and professional (in appearance, presentation, teamwork, body language, etc.)
  • Detail-oriented with numbers, paperwork, and customer information
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and demonstrated success working in small teams
  • Passion for and knowledge of food, especially organic/non-gmo, gluten-free, plant-based/vegan
Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $20.00 How to apply
This job expired on December 07, 2018
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