Managing Director, Farmers Market Coffee Enterprise
About the organization
We are a family of organizations who believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the possibility of a better life.
Our dedicated experts around the globe work together to bring life-saving aid and long-term hope to even the most fragile corners of the world and in the most challenging of circumstances. We connect disciplines, approaches and people because we know that the more collaboration we can efficiently achieve, the wider, more systemic impact we can create.
It’s belief and action, in harmony.
Evaluates the existing Farmers Market marketing and sales arrangements and conducts a landscape analysis of current market opportunities including an analysis of potential sales channels and strategic partnership models to inform business plan development and future marketing initiatives.
Develops a business plan to scale up LWR Farmers Market Coffee as a sustainable, profitable business that increases sales of Corus affiliated coffee producers and partnering enterprises and demonstrates expanded social impact (development outcomes) for much larger groups of producers.
Implements the business plan. This will include
ensuring ethical and impact-driven sourcing.
roasting and fulfillment initially outsourced in the US and ideally, in the case of Colombia, at the origin.
testing new marketing and sales approaches, building e-commerce and other sales channels, (I.e. direct-to-consumer eCommerce, grocery, and cafes). New channels should allow for the potential to incorporate in the future other smallholder-based food products
driving increased sales and managing margins and costs to ensure profitability
managing financial resources, including sourcing growth capital as needed and managing supplier payments
ensuring timely and accurate reporting (financial and operational)
Prepare and present an investment pitch to Ground Up Investing to finance the growth of Farmers Market as a stand-alone enterprise within the Corus family.
Experience in starting successful businesses.
Experience in the consumer goods marketing and sales sector.
Strong financial literacy, with the ability to understand and prepare financial statements (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, etc.)
Strong project development and management skills and experience
Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all stakeholders within and outside of the Corus family
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, etc.
Familiarity with the coffee supply chain helpful, but not mandatory
Self-starter with the ability to work remotely under limited oversight given Corus' current telework environment in response to COVID-19
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree plus 8-10 years of related experience, or equivalent combination
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