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Sales Lead -- Pod Foods NYC

$45k – $120k
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Job Description

Pod Foods is a disruptive food-tech startup focused on the B2B food supply chain. We are based in San Francisco, with operations in Chicago, and expanding to New York. The founding team comes with years of experience. Our vision is to create a food distribution network driven by data and technology so that grocery stores will better meet their consumers’ preferences, replacing mass-market inventory with the products that consumers want.

We are seeking out a sales professional with experience in the grocery industry and knowledge of the problem we're solving to help us scale into regional and national chains. This work involves representing local food brands as well as Pod Foods, attending meetings with grocery executives, and selling the Pod Foods emerging brands concept into grocery stores.

We are looking for someone outgoing with strong relationship building skills, a strong understanding of the food industry (and the will to change it for the better!), and finally, the ability to lead within a growing team.

This is a great opportunity to be an early employee at a fast growing company with a rapidly increasing customer base and strong revenue growth. Beyond working with a positive and supportive team, you will also be able to have the opportunity to positively impact the way food is being produced, distributed and consumed, so that consumers can have access to better food and environmentally sustainable practices can thrive.

-Base salary plus commission depending on experience

Minimum Requirements:

-CRM experience or quick learner (Hubspot is our tool)
-Strong writing and speaking skills- good communication
-Ability to adapt and move fast with the growth of the company
-Hustler Attitude
-Reliability, trust, dependability, positive, patient, humble, and diligent
-Experience in the food industry

Preferred Qualifications:

-2+ years of sales work in a startup -- ideally a food startup
-Knowledge of the local food scene in New York and the greater tristate area
-Experience with grocery industry as a broker, distributor, retailer or food manufacturer a major plus.
-Knowledge of grocery nationwide and willingness to travel/grow into a Business Development role a major plus
-Background in customer service a major plus

Benefits & Perks:

-Ownership and equity in a quickly growing disruptive company
-Unlimited supply of Good Food from our customers
-Awesome, fun and energetic team!
-Fun office space

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