The Retail Sales Associate role will directly assist and contribute to the growth of retail sales at Ark Foods. This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up in the midst of explosive growth and work among a fun-loving, scrappy bunch. The role is ideal for someone who thinks analytically and strategically, but also welcomes creativity. Your primary focus will be on retail sales, though a familiarity with our farming and fresh cut operations is a must.
Support in account management of retail relationships
Oversee order management and entry
Analyze sales data and determine how to continue to drive growth with various retail partners, while building relationships at the store level
Handle inventory analysis of accounts that require vendor-managed inventory
Communicate internally between all departments
Ensures all current and soon-to-launch retailers are listed on our website so customers know where to find out products
Reports to Retail Sales Director
Skills & Experience
2-3 years experience working with retailers in the food industry
A general understanding of the U.S. grocery store landscape
Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
Ability to react quickly and work in a fast-paced work environment, while communicating effectively between teams
Working knowledge of Google Drive, Sheets, etc.
Strong penchant for organization
Please submit a resume and cover letter describing why you’d like to join our veggie-loving team!
DOE plus a company contribution towards healthcare and unlimited veggies
Why You Should Work With Us
Ark Foods is a modern-day farming company that creates simple, fresh, and exciting food. We’ve built a stellar team, based in Brooklyn, NY, that is equally passionate about growing vegetables (the ultimate food) and building a business that reimagines what it means to be an agriculture company.
Currently, we’re laser-focused on managing our own East Coast farms that grow imaginative produce like the Shishito Pepper or the Honeynut Squash, and creating our fresh and totally plant-based Veggie Bowls in an array of delightful flavors. And we’ve got big plans for the future.
Our ideal candidate will feel passionate about our core commitments:
● Vegetable experimentation: We love vegetables for their universal nature and creative potential. We’ll continue to dream up and grow unique vegetables varieties that you won’t find elsewhere – it’s part of our unconventional approach to food, and commitment to creativity in all we do.
● Total supply chain transparency. We own our entire ecosystem and directly employ our operational team members. This allows us to guarantee total food traceability and that all of our employees, from our HQ to our farms, are equally valued as part of the Ark Foods family.
● Accessibility. We absolutely love vegetables and believe everyone should have access to clean, healthy food. We’re committed to accessible price points, growing our nationwide availability, and developing initiatives that further this commitment.