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Outreach Coordinator The Common Market Georgia

  • Date Posted May 16, 2017
  • Location Atlanta, GA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

The Common Market Georgia, a mission-driven distributor of local foods to the Atlanta Area, seeks a Customer Outreach Associate. Our mission is to strengthen regional farms while making the local bounty accessible to communities and the schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants, and retailers that serve them. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, results-driven and passionate about sustainable food, in addition to having the professionalism and experience to succeed in a demanding role that is critical to the success of the organization. This position requires an extremely organized individual who is able to work independently with a sense of urgency and great attention to detail €“ someone who is flexible, collaborative, and possesses excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Director and the rest of the outreach team to execute our sales strategy
  • Establishes, develops and fosters quality relationships with potential customers in Georgia
  • Take responsibility for different groups of customers. A sample portfolio could include Public Schools, Hospitals, and Private Schools.
  • Networks with current customers, trade groups, and institutional partners to identify new potential customers; schedules appointments and follows up with potential customers
  • Educates and advises potential customers on the benefits of incorporating food from local sustainable farms as part of a food service operation
  • Ensures proactive approach to maintain positive customer relations through ongoing communication, defining needs/expectations and working collaboratively with Common Market staff to find solutions to customers€™ needs
  • Coordinates with Common Market procurement, operations, trucking, finance, IT and communications staff to resolve customer problems and ensure high quality customer experience
  • Creates local food promotional tools, materials, and campaigns (ex. emails, newsletters, presentations, farmer profiles)
  • Collects data about customer preferences (surveys, focus groups, interviews etc.)
  • Regularly evaluates and makes suggestions about how to improve/adapt to ensure a better customer experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture and local food systems preferred
  • Strong preference for someone with experience in customer outreach, sales and relationship management
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word and Excel)

Baseline Requirements

  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, varies DOE, $35,000.00 - $38,000.00 How to apply
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