Midwest: Driftless Organics seeks Sales and Marketing Associate

9 Jul

Driftless Organics seeks a part-time Sales and Marketing Associate to grow their young Sunflower Oil enterprise.  This person will work directly with the grower to expand the market for this product through in-store demos, developing buyer relationships, and general product marketing.  Frequent travel within the Twin Cities, MN/Madison, WI market area will be required.  This is a 10-20 hours/week position that would begin immediately and last at least through May 2012, with potential for long-term employment.  Wage $12-15/hour commensurate with experience. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Adding new sunflower oil retail and commercial user sales accounts

Building and managing buyer relationships

Arranging and implementing in-store product sampling demonstrations

Increasing customer awareness of and enthusiasm for local sunflower oil

Developing marketing tools such as recipe cards or in-store promotions

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with marketing and sales

Experience working with and a passion for local foods

Self-motivated, team-oriented, creative and organized

Ability to work independently

Valid driver’s license

Personal phone (with usage compensation)

Access to internet/email

At least 1 year of related experience (required), 2-3 years of experience (preferred)

Availability to work some evenings and weekends

Driftless Organics:

Driftless Organics is a certified organic diversified farm in Southwest Wisconsin. Josh and Noah Engel and Mike Lind own and manage the farm.  High-quality vegetables, fruit, small grains, and sunflower oil are marketed through Community Supported Agriculture memberships, Dane County Farmers Market, and numerous area restaurants and retailers.  Driftless Organics Sunflower Oil has gained excellent reputation with numerous chefs and localvores for its flavor, nutrition, and versatility in the kitchen.  The Sunflower Oil is known as “The Olive Oil of Wisconsin.”

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by

July 31, 2011 to:

Josh Engel

50561 Cty B

Soldiers Grove WI 54655

josh.engel@driftlessorganics.com

*If emailing, in subject line please note: “Sunflower Sales Application”

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