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Careers at The Honest Kitchen

We have great career opportunities here at The Honest Kitchen (voted one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work in 2011, 2012201320142015, and 2016)!

If you'd like to submit your resume please send it to careers@thehonestkitchen.com

OPEN POSITIONS: 

Territory Sales Manager - Mid-Atlantic (PA, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC)

Position Summary

The Honest Kitchen (“THK”) is looking for bright, enthusiastic sales professionals to fill our open Territory Sales Manager (“TSM”) positions.  Our TSMs are the face of our brand to our independent pet retailers and are responsible for executing the strategic direction with these important customers.  This is a sales position with a focus on meeting and exceeding the Company’s sales goals.  It is also a relationship management position, helping our retail customers build their THK business and to get our superior product into the bowls of as many pets as possible.    

Scope of Position

Our TSMs perform a range of responsibilities.  Here are a few of the most important ones:

  • Setting up a table displaying product samples and literature in an orderly manner, in pet supply, natural specialty stores
  • Complete sales ownership and responsibility for the customers in the territory, with an expectation of continued, profitable growth.  These customers include a mix of larger pet chains as well as a host of independently-owned pet retailers. 
  • Develops local business plans for larger chains and accounts in the territory, to then be executed by the TSM, his/her THK support teams and the local distribution partners. 
  • Works collaboratively with area distributors and their representatives to service THK customers and grow their respective territories. 
  • Utilizes systems and analyzes store-level data to support sales plans and actions within territory.
  • Drives growth by securing new customers for THK in the territory, utilizing data available through distributors and THK to target likely new retailers. 
  • Ensures the highest level of customer service by actively managing day-to-day store requests, such as sample needs, literature, swag, and nutritional information. 
  • Maintains a positive and fun approach to the business, in keeping with THK and its brand in the pet marketplace. 
  • Executes store-, region- and national-level product launches and promotions flawlessly, driving mutual success to both the customer and THK.
  • Works closely with national strategic accounts manager on providing needed in-field support for larger retail accounts.
  • Operates comfortably within a systems framework that provides the organization detailed field information and tracking. 

Experience Required

  • An infectiously positive attitude that is excited to work within a rapidly-moving, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working in sales or business development, with a proven track record of exceeding individual or team sales targets.
  • BA or BS college degree.
  • Pet industry experience desired but not required (but you must love animals!).  Experience working with retail establishments highly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel regionally as well as to work some weekends when our customers most need us
  • Strong comfort level and experience with technology, specifically working with analytical and reporting tools.  Experience with sales force automation or CRM tools preferred. Must be proficient in standard office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

Benefits of Working for The Honest Kitchen

We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, incentive pay, employee benefits, and a car allowance.  We provide significant perks to our employees including fitness reimbursement and free pet food.  Finally, we offer a fun, team-oriented work environment where every day you can feel like you’re making a difference.  

 

Territory Sales Manager - Northeast (VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, MA, Upstate NY)

Position Summary

The Honest Kitchen (“THK”) is looking for bright, enthusiastic sales professionals to fill our open Territory Sales Manager (“TSM”) positions.  Our TSMs are the face of our brand to our independent pet retailers and are responsible for executing the strategic direction with these important customers.  This is a sales position with a focus on meeting and exceeding the Company’s sales goals.  It is also a relationship management position, helping our retail customers build their THK business and to get our superior product into the bowls of as many pets as possible.    

Scope of Position

Our TSMs perform a range of responsibilities.  Here are a few of the most important ones:

  • Setting up a table displaying product samples and literature in an orderly manner, in pet supply, natural specialty stores
  • Complete sales ownership and responsibility for the customers in the territory, with an expectation of continued, profitable growth.  These customers include a mix of larger pet chains as well as a host of independently-owned pet retailers. 
  • Develops local business plans for larger chains and accounts in the territory, to then be executed by the TSM, his/her THK support teams and the local distribution partners. 
  • Works collaboratively with area distributors and their representatives to service THK customers and grow their respective territories. 
  • Utilizes systems and analyzes store-level data to support sales plans and actions within territory.
  • Drives growth by securing new customers for THK in the territory, utilizing data available through distributors and THK to target likely new retailers. 
  • Ensures the highest level of customer service by actively managing day-to-day store requests, such as sample needs, literature, swag, and nutritional information. 
  • Maintains a positive and fun approach to the business, in keeping with THK and its brand in the pet marketplace. 
  • Executes store-, region- and national-level product launches and promotions flawlessly, driving mutual success to both the customer and THK.
  • Works closely with national strategic accounts manager on providing needed in-field support for larger retail accounts.
  • Operates comfortably within a systems framework that provides the organization detailed field information and tracking. 

Experience Required

  • An infectiously positive attitude that is excited to work within a rapidly-moving, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working in sales or business development, with a proven track record of exceeding individual or team sales targets.
  • BA or BS college degree.
  • Pet industry experience desired but not required (but you must love animals!).  Experience working with retail establishments highly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel regionally as well as to work some weekends when our customers most need us
  • Strong comfort level and experience with technology, specifically working with analytical and reporting tools.  Experience with sales force automation or CRM tools preferred. Must be proficient in standard office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

Benefits of Working for The Honest Kitchen

We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, incentive pay, employee benefits, and a car allowance.  We provide significant perks to our employees including fitness reimbursement and free pet food.  Finally, we offer a fun, team-oriented work environment where every day you can feel like you’re making a difference.  

 

Demo Rep – Los Angeles

Position Summary

The Honest Kitchen is seeking an Independent Contractor Demo Representative in the following metropolitan area: Los Angeles. These are independent contractor positions. The Demo Project entails using hands-on tactics to spread the word about our healthy, natural, dehydrated whole foods for dogs and cats through sampling and dialogue with interested parties. A training program is provided for independent contractors, to provide them with the knowledge needed to execute the project.

Scope of Position

The Independent Contractor Demo Rep will focus on the following requirements. Additional requests will be made to support the company as necessary.

  • Setting up a table displaying product samples and literature in an orderly manner, in pet supply, natural specialty stores
  • Participating in appropriate pet-centric community events, by operating a booth or sampling table
  • Initiating conversation with potential customers and introducing products to them
  • Interacting with potential customers, asking questions, listening to their needs, assisting them in choosing an appropriate diet
  • Blitzing local dog parks, dog beaches and other locations with samples and information to support local stores.
  • Must be available to work evenings & weekends (up to 8 hours each weekend day)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to bend, lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable working alone, and with others
  • Must be dependable and able to efficiently coordinate own schedule, and set up appointments with stores
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, to complete reports on progress
  • Prior experience in a position or event setting, interacting with the public is an advantage

If interested, please email ashley@thehonestkitchen.com to tell us why you'd like to be an independent demo contractor for us, the area you're interested in, and to request an application form.

 

Demo Reps – Boston, NYC, Philadelphia and Atlanta

Position Summary

The Honest Kitchen is seeking an Independent Contractor Demo Representative in the following metropolitan areas: Boston, NYC, Philadelphia and Atlanta. These are independent contractor positions. The Demo Project entails using hands-on tactics to spread the word about our healthy, natural, dehydrated whole foods for dogs and cats through sampling and dialogue with interested parties. A training program is provided for independent contractors, to provide them with the knowledge needed to execute the project.

Scope of Position

The Independent Contractor Demo Reps will focus on the following requirements. Additional requests will be made to support the company as necessary.

  • Setting up a table displaying product samples and literature in an orderly manner, in pet supply, natural specialty stores
  • Participating in appropriate pet-centric community events, by operating a booth or sampling table
  • Initiating conversation with potential customers and introducing products to them
  • Interacting with potential customers, asking questions, listening to their needs, assisting them in choosing an appropriate diet
  • Blitzing local dog parks, dog beaches and other locations with samples and information to support local stores.
  • Must be available to work evenings & weekends (up to 8 hours each weekend day)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to bend, lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable working alone, and with others
  • Must be dependable and able to efficiently coordinate own schedule, and set up appointments with stores
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, to complete reports on progress
  • Prior experience in a position or event setting, interacting with the public is an advantage

If interested, please email wendy@thehonestkitchen.com to tell us why you'd like to be an independent demo contractor for us, the area you're interested in, and to request an application form.

 

About The Honest Kitchen:

As a team of pet and animal lovers, we put our heart and soul into our work – making a line of dehydrated whole foods, treats and supplements for dogs and cats. We've been one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work for 5 straight years. We're an approved member of Green America, which places a high priority on sustainability, green business and fair-trade. We use 100% organic grains, hormone/ antibiotic-free meats and non-GMO produce. All ingredients are guaranteed 100% Human Food Grade.

Get a behind the scenes look at us on our Facebook Page.