Job Openings



Thank you for you interest in working for World Centric!  We look for candidates who are:
 
Please read our vision, mission, and values.  They are the source of our culture and central to how we do business. 

We are currently hiring:

Mid-West Regional Sales Manager 

The Mid-West Regional Sales Manager is responsible for growing product sales in the Mid-West Region through distribution, broker management, and strategic end-user accounts.  Apart from working with distribution, strong experience in specific trade channels is a big plus - e.g. Colleges & Universites, QSR ( Quick Serve Restaurants) , B&I ( Business and Industry), Grocery Chains, Lodging etc. Ability to handle details, processes and be concise and thorough is required.  The candidate would be ideally located in Chicago or Minneapolis, or near a major Mid-West metropolitan area.  A passion and commitment to making a positive environmental and social change in the world is required.
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a sales strategy plan for the Mid- West region
    • Minnesota, Wisconsin areas
    • Illinois (particularly Chicago), Northern Indiana, Iowa, N&S Dakota
    • Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas
    • Texas (particularly Austin, Dallas, Houston) , Oklahoma
  • Grow product sales across multiple channels, identify and develop new end accounts and distribution points
  • Retain and grow existing accounts, maintaining excellent levels of communication and service
  • Recruit, manage and train brokers
  • Work with the internal supply chain team to ensure accurate forecasting in Netsuite System.
  • Use internal proceses/ERP system to enter leads, opportunities, forecasts, tasks and sales activities
  • Monitor and keep abreast on market conditions and events, customers issues and competitive intelligence
  • Attend events, trade-shows, and customer related meetings and give presentations
  • Work well with other World Centric Sales Managers & Internal Operational Teams
Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with demonstrated success in sales
  • Experience in the foodservice industry with distributors and working with end user accounts
  • Experience in disposables/packaging a plus
  • Proven broker sales management experience
  • Proven customer relationship & organizational skills with the ability to detailed, concise and thorough
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and sales skills
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and become knowledgeable of products in a short time
  • Experience with CRM, leads/sales management systems
  • Good Technical Computer Skills, Systems skills
 
Compensation 
Compensation is dependent on experience and will be a combination of base salary + bonus. 

To Apply
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to jobs-sales(at)worldcentric.org. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.   

Compost Pilot Project Associate/Paid Intern

We look for candidates who are:
  • Aware of, committed to, and passionate about creating social and environmental change to benefit people and planet – This is the heart of our organization.
  • Inspired by moving toward a flat organization – We are motivated by our individual roles in the company, not by a boss or the traditional hierarchy.
  • Adaptable and flexible – We believe that change is constant and embrace our evolution as a company. 
  • Action-oriented – We each thrive through peer collaboration and a strong sense of self-motivation. We don’t expect others to do our work for us.
  • Dedicated to excellence – We set high standards for team and individual performance and competency.
Please read our vision, mission, and values.  They are the source of our culture and central to how we do business. 
 
World Centric is seeking a qualified and self-motivated individual to research and develop a community-based composting pilot project in Petaluma, CA. As a leading producer of compostable foodservice products, our company is uniquely invested in the creation of sustainable, zero waste solutions to close the loop on compostable plastics and plant fiber products. We believe change starts at home, and so our initial focus is on addressing the composting infrastructure gaps that exist right here in our backyard. We’re looking for a knowledgeable, passionate person to work within our existing Compost Task Force and serve as a Project Associate. This is a hands-on opportunity that combines research, community organizing, and business plan development.
 
Pay is competitive and relocation is a possibility. This can be a full or part-time position, and the timeline is flexible based on the needs of the right applicant. Students seeking internship opportunities in business development, environmental studies, soil science, city and regional planning, resource recovery & waste management, etc. are encouraged to apply.  We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, ideally by June 1.
 
Project Objectives:
  • Research, design & take steps toward implementing a community-scale composting program in Petaluma, CA, that will process locally sourced organics and compostable products into compost and/or energy.
  • Collaborate with World Centric staff to promote the acceptance of certified compostable plastics in industrial composting facilities.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Compile existing research on compostable plastics, small-scale composting systems and anaerobic digesters (AD)
  • Research compostable plastics acceptance into the National Organic Program (NOP)
  • Identify local feedstocks, research potential infrastructure and propose implementation of community-appropriate system
  • Envision innovative waste hauling solutions (see Compost Peddlers in Austin, TX)
  • Explore uses/markets for compost or energy generated by the proposed system
  • Organize community events & outreach related to commercial food waste management
  • Develop & manage project budget
  • Report project updates & progress to Compost Task Force
 
Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with various composting & AD systems
  • Passion for community organizing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self motivated: able to take ownership of assignments, develop work plans and proactively seek feedback to ensure that objectives are met
  • Proven community organizing and project management experience
  •  Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects
  • Intellectual curiosity, persistence and creativity in problem solving
 
How To Apply
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to jobs-projects(a)worldcentric.org. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. 
 

Account Manager

We are currently seeking an Account Manager for full time employment in our Petaluma office. Account Management works in conjunction with Sales to provide exceptional service to customers through regular communication and follow up.  A large portion of the work is to guarantee the accurate and timely entry of customer orders while providing excellent customer service. 

 
Responsibilities
Qualifications & Experience
Compensation 
Compensation is depent upon experience.  World Centric offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance.

To Apply
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to jobs-acctmgrs(at)worldcentric.org. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. This is a full time position out of our Petaluma office with an ideal starting date of 8/1/15.


About World Centric
World Centric is an environmental and social enterprise working to reduce environmental degradation and economic injustice. We are one of the leading providers of 100% certified compostable food service products. Started as a non-profit in 2004, World Centric is now a California Benefit Corporation and as well a certified B-Corp. We partner with organizations whose programs not only offset our carbon emissions but also create regenerative ecosystems. Each year we donate a minimum 25% of pre-tax profits to help those suffering and in need by providing opportunities for economic development, food security, education, housing and basic health care. World Centric is looking for folks who are passionate about our mission and want to make a difference in the world!  Find out more at worldcentric.org.