Sales Development Representative

Groundwork Coffee

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About Us:

Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. From our humble roots as a rare book store and cafe back in 1990, Groundwork would go on to become one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, as well as the largest organic coffee roaster in Los Angeles. A truly local pioneer in fair trade and fairly traded coffee and tea sourcing, we remain committed to sustainable business practices, including maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community.

About You:

We are looking to hire an energetic, talented, and tenaciously customer-centric Sales Development Representative to join our growing team and jump-start their career. You’ll wear many hats and be exposed to various facets of the coffee business from sourcing and production to retail and wholesale distribution. If you love a great a cup of coffee (or tea), embody a positive attitude, and are enthusiastic about sales, then please apply today!

What You’ll Do:

  • Craft a phenomenal first impression to our prospects and customers by providing them with a best-in-class customer service experience
  • Cold call target prospects to demonstrate product features and benefits
  • Seek and initiate “upsell” opportunities to assigned accounts
  • Partner with assigned field sales representatives to maintain and increase business
  • Maintain active engagement with new and existing leads through creative follow-up communications designed to increase customer interest in Groundwork.
  • Work with experienced Account Managers to help develop and manage their pipeline
  • Crush weekly and monthly sales goals

What It Takes To Work Here:

  • Food service sales experience
  • Preferred experience in a coffee beverage company
  • Strong understanding of customers, customer service, and industry trends
  • Ability to complete individual goals, work both independently and within a team environment, and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, CRM Software and/or similar systems

Why Groundwork:

We strive to be the best place our employees have ever worked, and to produce the best coffee our customers have ever sipped. As a part of our team, you’ll be working with people who are down-to-earth, friendly, and passionate in a casual, caffeinated, and fun environment.

Groundwork Perks: *Benefits are offered to eligible employees and are subject to change.

  • Free Coffee to Take Home: 1 pound Bulk Coffee or ¼ Pound Loose Leaf Tea every week
  • Free Coffee in the Office: Nitro & Cold Brew on Tap, Espresso Machine, Brewed Batches, etc.
  • Employee Discount Program: Discounts on Food, Beverage, & Merchandise
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays
  • Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass
  • 401(k): To Invest in Your Future!

Groundwork is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

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