Outreach Associate 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 all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
 
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 is seeking a charismatic, resourceful, and mission-driven outreach associate to join our collaborative team. Our main objective: sign up new customers! As the local face of our organization, we pride ourselves as grassroots representatives. If you have a passion for what we do, an upbeat personality, and are hungry to make sales, we want you on our team!
 
Our Outreach Team goes above and beyond to align our passions and goals with events happening in our local markets. Some of our favorite moments span from producing events for SXSW in Austin to repping our brand at Outside Lands in San Francisco to running a fundraising campaign alongside Purple Asparagus in Chicago, one of our many community partners. From carrot tops to cabbage heads, our team wears many hats in our efforts to reduce food waste.

Responsibilities:

    • Research and propose mission-aligned community events to attend in the Greater DC Area
    • Set up attractive, branded displays using Imperfect booth materials
    • Connect individuals, groups, and organizations with the world of ugly produce
    • Sign up new customers at events and through dynamic partnerships
    • Serve as product knowledge experts and authentic representatives of our brand
    • Cultivate lasting partnerships with nonprofit, corporate, and community  entities
    • Set your own schedule to meet monthly sales goals

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
    • Excellent email etiquette
    • Experience with CRM software
    • Bilingual or foreign language proficiency is another plus!
    • Direct sales experience preferred

About You:

    • Outgoing & Friendly - strangers are friends you haven’t met yet!
    • Resourceful & Reliable - you think on your feet; You are responsive and on time to events
    • Highly Driven, Ambitious, & Energetic - you're motivated to get out there and make it happen; you're goal oriented and numbers driven
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all
    • Bonus points for food pun enthusiasts

Details of the Position:

    • Personal transportation required with mileage reimbursements offered
    • Salary is draw against commission
    • Bonus incentives provided for hitting sales goals
    • Flexible schedule
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401k, and a weekly Imperfect box!

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.