About The Position
WHO WE ARE:
Mommenpop makes California citrus aperitifs in Napa using fresh, local ingredients. Made with whole California citrus, organically-farmed grapes and select botanicals, our process involves only real foods - no added sugars, dyes, or preservatives here! The result is a bright, juicy, delicious beverage that we genuinely enjoy drinking ourselves and are excited to share with others.
We are a small team of creative thinkers who love food and drink culture. We’re passionate about our products and our brand. Being a small business with big ambitions means wearing a lot of hats, and having endless growth potential in our roles and contributions. We work hard, but also savor our time o, and believe strongly in work life balance.
We feel inspired every day about the products we make, the small farms we source from, and the wonderful customers who’ve joined our Mommenpop community. If you are a self starter willing to join this exciting ride and help us grow, we’d love to hear from you.
WHY WORK FOR US:
- As a small founder led business, you will be working directly with Samantha, our founder/winemaker.
- You will have a very talented in-house creative team to support trade marketing.
- We make a really cool product that we stand behind and think is delicious.
- We want everyone to feel as inspired about what we are doing as we do, so we encourage employees to spend time with production. This is especially fun during harvest and blending.
- This is especially fun during harvest and blending.
- We believe in work/life balance, you have to feel well to do well.
- There are no ceilings - we encourage you to grow out of your role and into new ones.
- We offer benefits including healthcare, flexible schedules, and paid parental leave.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Someone to help grow both our on-premise and o-premise account base, and (most importantly) support and educate these accounts. Our focus is retail, restaurant, boutique hotel, curated grocery, and cocktail bars. You will support these accounts through tasting events, sta training, cocktail ideation, and pop ups. This role will work directly with our California broker (Revel Wines), and will be a direct representative of our brand. So we want you to love it as much as we do. This is an opportunity to get in at the ground level with a company poised and excited for massive growth. You will be an indispensable team member contributing much to the success and spirit of the company. We are searching for someone passionate, hard-working, but also fun-loving and positive as we feel Mommenpop embodies this spirit and philosophy.
- Open new on- and off-premise accounts, i.e.boutique retail, restaurants, curated shops, online retailers, cocktail bars, hotels, catering, etc.
- Enhance the relationships with key on- and off-premise partners, industry influencers, and distributor sales teams.
- Drive new business in the on- and off-premise channels by focusing on increasing points of distribution and visibility ,gaining menu placements, leading staff trainings, and supporting our sales teams.
- Host tastings, events, happy hours, and pop-ups at accounts.
- Manage merchandising and POS.
- Drive sales with category specific trade programming, brand education, and activations.
- Be the market expert, identifying leading opportunities to excel brand awareness, build brand loyalty, and create new users.
- Plan, organize, manage logistics, and execute on event opportunities with savvy.
- Effectively and accurately manage your defined budget, including sampling, event, and account support spends.
- Provide market reporting, including weekly pre-plans, monthly sales recaps, wins, trainings, and trade marketing events.
- Work with our marketing manager to create content for social media and direct to consumer communications.
- 3+ years of sales experience
- A strong network of contacts in Los Angeles
- Great interpersonal skills
- Good sense of humor
- Organized and great at following up/through
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to contribute diverse thinking to the company
- Positive attitude and the ability to keep others inspired and excited