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Field Representative - Minneapolis

About Wonderstate Coffee

For us, coffee is a source of wonder. Since 2005, Wonderstate has roasted earnest and extraordinary coffees that honor relationships and champion our collective future. Our coffees, and our values-lead approach, have caught on. As the 2010 Roast Magazine Roaster of the Year and five-time Good-Food award winner, our mission continues to expand with three cafes and strong customer relationships in grocery stores, coffee shops, and offices around the Upper-Midwest and all over the country.  Yet like the Driftless region we call home, we know you don’t have to be big to make an impact. From our industry-leading minimum price guarantee to farmers, to our 100% solar powered roastery, 5% Giving program, and embracing a healthy work-life balance for all staff, we’re working to do our part. 

We're seeking collaborative, curious, and kind people to join us and to build our collective future, together.

Position Overview

As a member of the Customer Experience team, this position is a key ambassador for Wonderstate Coffee in the Minneapolis market. The Field Representative will serve as a liaison with customers and is responsible for executing demos, handling in-store merchandising and other customer support, marketing and sales activities, and identifying opportunities for growth in the target market. This position is a full-time position based in Minneapolis and reports to the Director of Customer Experience.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Perform coffee demos at co-ops, grocery stores, cafes and other industry events per Wonderstate Coffee’s demo standards
    • Assist buyer in curating the optimal coffee lineup, assess coffee sets on a weekly basis at key accounts, verifying pricing and promotions 
    • Assist and inform buyer in product assortment, monitor product performance, verify pricing on and off promotion
    • Share Wonderstate Coffee’s passion, vision and culture with customers and consumers
    • Regular interactions with assigned customer list, including cafe, grocery and office accounts
    • Partner with Marketing & Customer Experience team on key customer service goals to grow sales and retain/grow existing customers 
    • Coordinate Minneapolis events calendar, and organize and attend events
    • Report back to the Customer Experience team in an efficient and timely manner in order to improve overall customer service effort
    • Build and maintain strong customer relationships based on service, quality and commitment to the customer
    • Partner with the Customer Experience Team to execute plans and achieve in-market goals
    • Update CRM with current partner information
    • Conduct regular travel to leads and existing customers 
    • Identify opportunities, pursue leads, and onboard new customers 
    • Give input into development of new products and effective in-store marketing materials
    • Exemplify the core values of Wonderstate Coffee
    • Other marketing and sales support activities, as directed

    Requirements and Desired Skills

    • Outstanding people skills and desire to engage people in the coffee experience
    • Excellent communication, time management and organization skills
    • Reliable and accountable while working independently with a flexible schedule
    • Previous experience with specialty coffee, organic foods and/or the cooperative and fair trade movements a plus
    • Ability to stand and perform demos for 3-hour shifts and light lifting of demo kits
    • Ability to drive to the roastery in Viroqua for quarterly staff meetings and other key meetings and trainings as required
    • Working knowledge of supermarket retailers, grocery wholesalers, distributors and their processes desired
    • Honor relationships within the team, gives and receives feedback respectfully, expresses gratitude to others, and actively contributes to a positive team environment
    • Passion for ethically sourced, organic, high quality coffee and food, and supporting farmer cooperatives

    Required Education and Experience

    • Experience in coffee and/or specialty food/beverage industry preferred
    • Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle 
    • Satisfactory driving record

    Hours, Wage & Location

      • Core schedule is Monday – Friday, with some weekend hours
      • Majority remote work with occasional travel to Roastery/Office in Viroqua
      • Physical demands include frequent driving
      • Starting salary is $35,000 annually, based on experience

      Other duties

      Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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        Wonderstate is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

         

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