Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by Megan

FoodHub is hiring a Sales & Marketing Director

Job Description: FoodHub Sales and Marketing Director

Summary

The Sales & Marketing Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic and tactical sales and marketing plan that will result in achieving aggressive FoodHub membership goals. The Sales & Marketing Director is a key member of the FoodHub project team as well as the Ecotrust Food & Farms program team.

FoodHub

FoodHub is a new online marketplace and directory that makes it easy and efficient for regional food buyers and sellers to find each other, connect and do business. Launched in February 2010, FoodHub is quickly becoming the leading resource for regional food trade in the Pacific Northwest. FoodHub is a project of the nonprofit Ecotrust; more information is available online at food-hub.org and ecotrust.org/foodfarms.

Responsibilities

Duties are varied and will include, among others:

  • Develop and implement strategic and tactical sales and marketing plans; oversee all necessary activities to achieve membership goals.
  • In addition to responsibilities related to recruiting new members, oversee efforts designed to retain existing memberships from year to year.
  • Recruit, train and manage additional staff to help achieve membership goals, such as FoodHub Ambassadors and commissioned sales representatives.
  • Maintain and service existing key relationships and develop new strategic partnerships to further FoodHub’s goals.
  • Define and develop key messages and identify priority target audiences.
  • Working in partnership with creative staff, oversee creation of all marketing and outreach materials and maintain brand cohesion across multiple platforms.
  • Working in partnership with public relations staff, develop story concepts and generate earned media to support membership goals.
  • Serve as a key voice of FoodHub, contributing to FoodHub social media such as Facebook, Twitter, newsletters and FoodHub’s online “News” section
  • Act as one of several FoodHub spokespeople, delivering polished and professional presentations.
  • In collecting data on members, inquiries, conversions and website activity, review existing data collection systems, suggest and implement improvements. Provide timely and reliable sales reports, analyzing past performance and proposing adjustments as necessary.
  • Work in partnership with the FoodHub team to develop ideas for new services or features, market expansion and additional revenue generating opportunities.

Requirements

This position requires an experienced professional adept both at developing and executing sales and marketing plans. This is a hands-on position in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Requirements include:

  • Proven track record of designing and executing marketing campaigns and managing sales teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results on a limited budget and short time frame;
  • Experience promoting online programs and services;
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills;
  • Ten or more years experience in a marketing or sales position, preferably in food and agriculture or online environments;
  • A self-starter with strong initiative and ability to work independently as well as manage and motivate a team;
  • Results-oriented, hard working, long-term professional with a willingness to travel within the region and occasionally nationally.
  • Management experience with hiring/firing and supervising a small staff, budgeting, fundraising, writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills.

The position is full-time, based in Portland, Oregon. Salary is staggered and will increase as sales and marketing goals are achieved. Ecotrust offers an excellent benefits package including retirement plan match, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending account, life insurance and disability coverage.

To apply, complete the application on the Ecotrust website and forward with a cover letter and resume to: email with FoodHub Sales & Marketing Director in the subject line by June 30, 2010.

Phone inquiries are politely declined.

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