Regional Food Sales Lead Kitchen Sync Strategies
- Date Posted January 18, 2022
- Location WA
- Category Agriculture / Business
- Job type Part-Time
Kitchen Sync Strategies is a social enterprise consulting and brokerage company dedicated to supporting small producers. We launched in 2019, and we are driven by the belief that a smarter, healthier food economy is built around people being in relationship with their food and farmers. We work with buyers, suppliers, and supporters of local food.
Kitchen Sync believe there is immense, untapped potential in the institutional foodservice market channel, and through our work supporting small farms, food hubs, and food companies to scale their own operations and through our work brokering sales opportunities for these businesses, we have created systems that help bring large market access to suppliers who are otherwise left out of this multibillion dollar marketplace. We think the big guys have had it a little too good for far too long- and we're dedicated to shifting this system.
Time Commitment: 25-30 hours/weekLocation: Flexible, but based in Pacific NW (preference for Western WA)
Pay Rate: $22-$27/hr
The Regional Food Sales Lead (PNW) is responsible for increasing sales of local, sustainable, fair food from key clients of Kitchen Sync Strategies to institutions like K-12 schools, hospitals, and universities across the Northwest. The position will provide direct support to core members of the NW Food Hub Network and Kitchen Sync client food companies to cultivate, convert, and sustain institutional customer leads in the Western Washington, Eastern Washington, and Western Montana regions. We’re seeking an experienced, charismatic salesperson who understands the process of sales well and has a firm commitment to building a fairer, more sustainable food economy.
The RFSL will refine and expand Kitchen Sync’s sales strategy to bring more NWFHN food hub and client company products to institutions in Western WA (from Bellingham to Olympia along the I-5 corridor), Eastern WA (in the Spokane region and N. Idaho), and Western Montana (from Whitefish to Bozeman). This individual will be responsible for maintaining existing client relationships, establishing new institutional account leads, cultivating business opportunities with those leads, and engaging the right staff people at each target institution to increase sales of KSS client suppliers to that institution.
This individual will work very closely with Elliott Smith, our CEO, to adapt to emergent opportunities in the 3 target market segments (K-12 schools, healthcare, and higher education), and will be responsible for converting leads that generate revenues for our food hub and food company clients.
The RFSL is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with buyers, sustainability leaders, and food service leaders within institutions across the region, and they are expected to build and maintain accountability to KSS’ food hub and food company clients. While doing so. This is an outcome based position: the Associate is expected to generate sales opportunities for our producers and suppliers, and they will be compensated for hitting sales targets. They will also assist with the creation of marketing and promotional activities for KSS and will work with NW Food Hub Network and/or client food business accounts to achieve successful sales results. This position requires extensive work throughout the region, has flexible working location and hours, and has a strong focus on the Western Washington region. This position will report directly to the CEO.Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $22.00 - $27.00 Location job can be done remotely Application instructions