Inside Sales Representative, Farm-Fresh Food
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 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, and we connect local farmers with urban markets. Through us, farmers get access to large, urban markets and individuals 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 (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
Thanks to our growing business, we’re looking for a sales team member to work on our Sales & Marketing team.
As our new Inside Sales Representative, your main goal will be to get more delicious, local, farm-fresh food in the kitchens of Southern Ontario’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. Your number one priority will be to continue offering customers a greater range of products. In other words, to grow sales in our existing accounts and look for new opportunities to help customers get better access to fresh, local ingredients.
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 work with our Sales & Marketing team to complete the sales process and make locally grown food competitive vs. imports. 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 reminding chefs to choose our local options when placing their orders, so get ready to get on the phone! 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 be in local food sales, as the growing season is just around the corner (hurray!). But this is a year-round position, as winter sees demand for hydroponically grown and stored produce, proteins, dairy, cheese and dry goods.
You’ll work from Sunday to Thursday, with Sunday being a work-from-home day, and the remainder of the week you’ll work from the 100km Foods office. Some travel around Toronto and/or neighbouring communities for events or customer visits will be infrequent, but may be required to get the job done. Your hours will mirror chef’s hours: 2pm-10pm. We offer a $40,000 base salary to start, two weeks’ paid vacation, group benefits, and above all, the chance to do meaningful work on a great team.
Above all, you have a desire to make a positive difference in the world. In addition, these qualifications will help you stand out:
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 will only contact candidates that will proceed to the interview process. We thank you very much for your interest in 100km Foods.