Outreach Associate (Outside Sales — Full-Time) at Imperfect Produce
Chicago, IL, US
About Imperfect
 
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
 
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
 
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations in each of our cities: the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Austin and Baltimore.
 
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
 
 
About the Role:
Imperfect Produce is looking for reliable, energetic, and ambitious Outreach Associates to add to our Outreach Department! Your main objective: sign up new customers! As an Outreach Associate, you are our "boots on the ground" representative. You'll be responsible for acquiring new Imperfect subscribers in the field. If you have a passion for what we do, an engaging personality, and are hungry to make sales - we want you on our team!
 

Responsibilities:

    • Sign up new customers to try our produce delivery service
    • Host promotional tables at local events and in high-traffic areas (e.g. parks/city blocks)
    • Developing partnerships with local businesses and organizations to engage prospective customers
    • Drive personal vehicle to engagements within the Chicago area
    • Set your own schedule to meet monthly sales goals
    • Be a spectacular representative of our brand!

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 1+ year experience in customer facing sales role
    • Outgoing & Friendly - you're comfortable engaging with strangers
    • Resourceful & Ambitious - you can think on your feet; you're goal oriented and numbers driven
    • Highly Driven & Energetic - you're motivated to get out there and make it happen
    • Reliable & Punctual - always on it, always on time!
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste
    • Basic produce knowledge
    • Knowledge of sustainability and food waste is a plus
    • Personal transportation required

Details of the Position

    • Outside sales role with frequent travel within the Chicago area
    • Weekend event engagements required often
    • Compensation is salary plus commission, salary is pre-determined draw against commission
    • Commission is up to $24/customer acquisition
    • Full-time, exempt position reporting to the Head of Outreach
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401k, stock options, and a weekly Imperfect box!

Other Perks:

    • Set your own schedule!
    • Uncapped earning potential!
    • Free weekly box benefit!
    • Regular event sales opportunities
    • Help fight food waste & expand access to fresh food

Physical Requirements:

    • Potential exposure to all types of weather conditions
    • Frequent standing
    • Ability to push/pull/lift up to 50 pounds
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.