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Field Marketing Representative

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Hiring Organization Kiva Confections
Post Name Field Marketing Representative
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 23 To USD 28 Per Hour
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States 60007
Kiva Confections (www.kivaconfections.com) is a world-class cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva’s line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, Lost Farms Gummies & Chews, and Camino Gummies.
Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and thoughtfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning, our goal has been to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science, we ensure a deliciously consistent experience.
We have high-reaching growth plans as the legal market and consumer adoption expand. Key growth initiatives include ambitious platform innovation, outstanding marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this spectacular growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

Job Summary

As a Field Marketing Representative (FMR) for Chicago, Illinois, you will be the face of the brand at various events in the field and in-store with key retail partners.
You will establish relationships with key strategic partners, provide sampling and product demonstrations to consumers and engage budtenders (BT) by way of education and sampling on KIVA products. In this role, you will largely be in charge of encouraging the growth of brand awareness and trials. FMRs will report to their local territory Market Manager.

This job is for you if…

  • Have a background in customer service and strong communication skills
  • You have an upbeat and bold spirit!
  • You’re a no-nonsense, fun, and have a “work hard, enjoy life” mentality
  • You’re organized and highly adaptable- have good communication on all channels (email, text, Slack, etc.)
  • You have a deep understanding of what it takes to complete a successful event
  • You’re Adaptable – able to multi-task efficiently and successfully prioritize business needs
  • You’re naturally outgoing and internally motivated in your personal and professional efforts
  • A relationship builder, you are excited by the opportunity to partner with our consumers and retail partners
  • Goal-oriented self-starter and able to take the initiative to achieve/exceed goals
  • You’re genuine in your desire to educate and advise consumers on KIVA products
  • You’re willing to regularly work early mornings, evenings, and weekends based on company needs.
  • You’re able to maintain a flexible schedule
  • You’re passionate about cannabis and cannabis education

As Kiva’s Field Marketing Representative, you will…

  • Represent all KIVA product lines across the entire portfolio
  • Conduct in-store demos, as assigned by your regional Market Manager and partnered distribution partner’s sales team
  • Create a unique patient experience within a modular footprint to increase brand awareness and build customer loyalty
  • Communicate facts regarding proper dosing, nutrition and key functions and benefits of cannabis, as well as how it relates to the Kiva products
  • Provide samples and gift branded swag to interested patients
  • Track all activity and consumer insights/feedback through digital recaps
  • Be the eyes and ears of KIVA from the field, reporting observations regarding retail accounts as well as competitor activity
  • Communicate success stories, key learnings, and other activities to your manager

Marketing Events:

  • Support Trade Marketing events (inside & outside of the retail environment) relevant to the brand and to the region (i.e. local festivals)
  • Participate in the execution of sampling initiatives, reaching patients where they live and play

Building & Maintaining Relationships:

  • Create harmonious relationships with our retail partners and their staff to cultivate a strong affinity for the Kiva brand

Budtender/Staff Trainings:

  • Conduct retail staff training (within accounts) on the Kiva brand portfolio

What we’re looking for…

  • 2 years of experience in events, promotions, media or consumer products marketing
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a customer service setting
  • Be 21+ years of age
  • The ability to positively engage the public, representing the brand in a highly positive manner
  • An understanding of both marketing & sales fundamentals
  • Sales experience and/or knowledge of the cannabis industry or CPG industry
  • A deep-rooted understanding of the relevant market and surrounding area
  • Be able to work autonomously and collaboratively

Work Environment

  • The ability to travel independently throughout your territory/state for demonstrations and other events is required
  • Ability to lift heavy items including tents, tables, and boxes up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to be in contact with and handle food products
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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