Thursday, April 17, 2014

We Are Hiring!!

Territory Sales Merchandiser for Steve’s PaleoGoods

Steve’s PaleoGoods (www.stevespaleogoods.com) is a food company that provides all-natural products focusing on the “Paleo” and gluten-free market.  Our products include beef jerky, grain-free granola bars and cereals,  dried fruits, as well as a full line of dressings and marinades. 
A percent of proceeds from our PaleoGoods go to support our 501c3 non-profit, Steve’s Club National Program (www.stevesclub.org) that provides fitness, nutrition, and mentorship to at-risk youth in cities across the country.  This is an integral part of what we do, and the growth of Steve’s PaleGoods allows us to continue to fund that mission.

Our Team: We’re a small team where each person directly contributes to the success and growth of the company.  Every team member is expected to think strategically, and also roll up their sleeves to implement those strategies.  In this fast-paced environment, the most successful team members are able to manage projects from start to finish, be proactive to improve operations, and continue to grow the brand.  A positive attitude and team approach is a must, especially when problem-solving and taking on new responsibilities. 

Title: Territory Sales Merchandiser – MidAtlantic & NorthEast Territory

Objective:  Your overall objective is to strengthen and grow the brand within assigned territory and markets, especially Whole Foods Market.  You will be responsible for extensive sales, merchandising, and grassroots marketing interaction in assigned accounts including demo support, promotional opportunities, and off shelf merchandising. 

Candidate Profile: 
  •        At least 2+ years experience in sales, retail, or account management.  Natural Products experience is a plus.
  •        Exceptional people skills
  •        Strong communication and organizational skills
  •        Strong Excel skills preferred
  •        Ability to work a flexible schedule
  •        Bachelor’s degree required
  •        CrossFit and Paleo a plus

Responsibilities:

Sales and Merchandising interaction with assigned accounts within the MidAtlantic & NorthEast Region. 
  •       Create strong relationships within Whole Foods (all stores in assigned regions)
  •        Grassroots, store level marketing including building bigger displays, gaining secondary product placement, networking within the store
  •        Merchandising current product space in optimal and prime shelf location
  •        Work with Grocery Team Leaders for turnover orders to increase sales through distributor
  •        Work towards 100% brand placement in every account
  •        Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot for field sales issues
  •        Promptly handle all retail inquiries with exceptional customer service
  •        Develop opportunities within the position to expand both customer business and company growth. 

Customer Relationship Management
  •        Be the primary point of contact for store level visits including grocery team leaders, buyers, demo specialists, etc.  Build very strong relationships within these accounts.
  •        Make sure all contacts have been personally communicated with at least 1x per month
  •        Weekly email or phone contact to all stores (1 contact per store per week)
  •       Visit stores in person
  •        Build a call route to be able to visit stores in an effective manner
  •       Whole Foods is priority but filling in stores with independent and co-op accounts as assigned by manager
  •        Build brand through customer relations

Demos & Events
  •        5-10 demos per month will be required
  •        Coordinate demos with store, ensure proper product is ordered and delivered
  •        Attend all area tradeshows and other events as planned by company
  •        Write up summary after each demo and event

Administrative
  •        Ability to run reports and monitor sales numbers
  •        Be able to pre-plan your week based on updated weekly movement numbers
  •        Maintain and update customer CRM at the end of each day with call notes and stores visited.
  •        Weekly and Monthly reports and check-in with your manager and team

Overall
  •        Passionate individual willing to drive the mission
  •        Positive attitude and general excitement for the brand
  •        Energy and hard work is a must! 

*The responsibilities listed reflect the current needs of the organization, but as a small company, these may change over time (but will be discussed).
Position:  This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk), field territory position.  Living in the center of Mid-Atlantic and NorthEast territories is preferred. 
Salary:  As a full-time position, the salary for this position will be $40,000 - $45,000/year, commensurate with experience.  Salary will be paid bi-weekly, subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law or the policies of the company.  Our employees are the key to our success, and we reward strong contributors.  Salary increases are merit-based, and can happen at any time during the year.  Annual performance and financial review are conducted in January.  Travel reimbursement is also included.
Benefits:  Health insurance included, 401k (eligible after 1 year), 10 days of paid vacation, flexible schedule, and casual work environment.
Reporting Relationship: The position will report to Jaime Cahalan, but feedback for the annual performance review will be given by the entire team.
Start Date:  ASAP

To Apply:  Please send resume and essay as to why you are the perfect fit for this position to admin@stevespaleogoods.com with the subject line “Territory Sales Merchandiser”.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Missing Out On Our Awesome Giveaways and Promotions?

Did you know that here at Steve's PaleoGoods, we do a weekly giveaway on our Facebook page?  Some of our lucky Facebook fans have been the recipients of all sorts of PaleoGoods, Paleo cookbooks and more!  

We also give first notice of sales and special promotions to our social media community.  BUT there's a chance that even if you already follow our social media channels, you may not be seeing our posts! And we definitely want to make sure you're getting all the PaleoLove we're sending your way.  So below, we've mapped out three easy steps you can take to ensure you're seeing all things Steve's PaleoGoods in your newsfeed.  We can't wait for you to see the amazing giveaways we have planned for April and May!  Seriously, you're not gonna want to miss it! :)




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PaleOMG's Raw No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cups

Our great friend, Juli, from PaleOMG used our NEW Cinnamon PaleoNutMeal to whip up these delicious Raw No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cups!  Chocolate cravings, you just got served.


Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

For the crust:
For the pudding:
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut cream (place in fridge overnight)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra coconut cream, to garnish (optional)


Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, place all crust ingredients into a bowl and mix together with hands or a spoon. Half the crust ingredients and place into two jars and press down. Place in refrigerator to settle.
  • Place all pudding ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth.
  • Once smooth, pour into jars with the crust and let refrigerate for up to an hour.
  • Garnish with any extra coconut cream that remains in the can or from another can. Eat up!

  • You can find the full recipe and instructions here: 

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Granola Krunch Chocolate Bark (Nut Free) with PaleoKrunch

    Check out this ah-mazing chocolate bark recipe our good friend Juli over at PaleOMG created using our Nut-Free PaleoKrunch Cereal!


    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 5-6

    Ingredients:
    Instructions:
    • Melt chocolate in a double boiler
    • Pour chocolate onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
    • Sprinkle the warm chocolate with krunch cereal, shredded coconut, and a bit of salt.
    • Place in freeze to freeze for over an hour.
    • Break into pieces and serve immediately.
    • Store in container in the freezer. Will keep for a multiple weeks.
    You can find the full recipe and instructions here:


    Friday, February 28, 2014

    Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Our great friend George from Civilized Caveman Cooking used our Dried Cranberries to make these delicious Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

    http://www.stevespaleogoods.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Fruit-Crans

    Prep Time: 15 Mins
    Cook Time: 45 Mins
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients
    You can find the full recipe and instructions here: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/entrees/pork/stuffed-sweet-potato/

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    We are Hiring!!!

    Packaging Specialist for Steve’s PaleoGoods

    Steve’s PaleoGoods (www.stevespaleogoods.com) is a food company that provides all-natural products focusing on the “Paleo” and gluten-free market. Our products include beef jerky, grain-free granola bars and cereals, as well as a full line of dressings and marinades.
    A percent of proceeds from our PaleoGoods go to support our 501c3 non-profit, Steve’s Club National Program (www.stevesclub.org) that provides fitness, nutrition, and mentorship to at-risk youth in cities across the country. This is an integral part of what we do, and the growth of Steve’s PaleGoods allows us to continue to fund that mission.

    Our Team: We’re a small team where each person directly contributes to the success and growth of the company. Every team member is expected to think strategically, and also roll up their sleeves to implement those strategies. In this fast-paced environment, the most successful team members are able to manage projects from start to finish, be proactive to improve operations, and continue to grow the brand. A positive attitude and team approach is a must, especially when problem-solving and taking on new responsibilities.

    Title: Packaging Specialist

    Objective: Your overall objective is to help “pick and pack” customer orders, and be an effective member of our packaging team.

    Candidate Profile:
    • Reliable and committed to going above and beyond.
    • Must be a good team player.
    • Good communicator, comfortable raising issues as soon as they arise.
    • Organization and attention to detail is a MUST.
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs safely, position requires being on your feet all day
    • Very fast-paced environment that requires flexibility and ability to adjust
    • Solving problems, being proactive, and taking initiative is expected.
    • Caring ambassador of the Steve’s PaleoGoods brand.
    • CrossFit and Paleo lifestyle a plus, but not required.
    Responsibilities:
    • Package products to be shipped
    • Stock shelves, replenish inventory
    • Organize packaging and stock rooms
    • Help unload shipments, cut down boxes
    • Print out UPS labels, manually create USPS labels
    • Label products, create gift baskets, and other small projects
    • Be part of the team and help with other tasks when necessary

    *The responsibilities listed reflect the current needs of the organization, but as a small company, these may change over time (but will be discussed).

    Hours/Position: This is a part-time position, starting at 10hrs/wk but with room to grow. Weekly schedule would be determined with the team. This will be based out of our Pennsauken, NJ office.
    Salary: As a part-time team member, compensation will be $12/hr. Salary will be paid bi-weekly, subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law or the policies of the company. Our employees are the key to our success, and we reward strong contributors. Salary increases are merit-based, and can happen at any time during the year. Annual performance and financial review are conducted in January.
    Benefits: Since this is a part-time position, health insurance and 401k are NOT included. This position does not include paid vacation days, sick days, or paid lunch/breaks. You would be eligible for a free CrossFit membership.
    Reporting Relationship: The position will report to Niki Nark, but feedback for the annual performance review will be given by the entire team.

    Start Date: ASAP
    To Apply: Please send your resume to info@stevespaleogoods.com with the subject line “Packaging Specialist.”