We're Hiring Fellow Food Lovers

Join the Food Family. Change the Food System.


Local Roots is changing the way New Yorkers buy, cook, and eat locally sourced food. Join our team and play a role in revolutionizing localized food networks. We believe in the power of community. That we can connect fellow New Yorkers and sustainable family farmers. That if we work together, we can heal our broken food system and create a healthier, more delicious, just and sustainable future for all of us. That together, we're unstoppable. We’re looking dynamic, hard-working team players to join the Local Roots team.

Local Food Buyer and Community Growth Associate

Are you passionate about local food and eager to wear multiple hats at a job? Join our team as a Local Food Buyer and Community Growth Associate for our online farmers market, The Harvest Club! This is an exciting opportunity for a young, eager individual in a dynamic role where you will manage sourcing high-quality farm ingredients and help grow our Harvest Club membership. We are looking for someone to grow with our company and contribute their own ideas to expanding our membership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and Buying: Negotiate and purchase top-quality local produce, meat, dairy and more for our online farmers market. You’ll also be finding new unique ingredients and crop plan with farmers.
  • Harvest Club Growth: Develop and execute innovative strategies to increase our Harvest Club membership, including community engagement and promotional activities, while working with a small budget.
  • Client Acquisition: Help acquire new institutional partners and corporate clients, building relationships to drive sales and event bookings.
  • Budget Management: Assist in maintaining and managing budgetary constraints to ensure cost-effective operations.
  • Creative Solutions: Bring your fresh perspective to proactively identify issues and develop innovative solutions to enhance our business operations.
  • Customer Engagement: Engage with potential clients and members at events, providing exceptional service and building lasting relationships

Qualifications:

  • Min 1 year of experience as a buyer or ordering food for a food establishment required
  • Degree in Business, Marketing, Agriculture, or a related field preferred
  • Highly proficient in local food, sustainable practices, vegetable varieties, meat cuts, and cooking at home required
  • Energetic and friendly personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail
  • Budget-conscious and able to prioritize tasks effectively
  • Thrives in positions where they wear multiple hats 
  • Creative thinker and proactive problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be extremely proficient in google docs. Experience with ChatGPT preferred
  • Innovative mindset with the ability to generate new ideas for growing the customer base and enhancing the Harvest Club
  • Finds pride in hard work
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.

If you are an enthusiastic individual passionate about local food, and eager to grow with our company, we want to hear from you! Apply now and join our team in revolutionizing the local food system in NYC.

This is a full time position and is on site at our Greenpoint HQ.
Send resumes to jobs@localroots.nyc by July 1, 2024 with subject title [Local Food Buyer and Community Growth Associate]

Local Food Delivery Driver

We are looking for a fellow food lover who wants to join our team as an essential part of bringing flavorful, local ingredients to fellow New Yorkers. 

The Role

  • Safely load, transport, and deliver boxes of perishable ingredients to residences across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
    Qualifications
  • Stay on schedule to ensure timely deliveries
  • Handle delicate ingredients carefully to maintain quality of products
  • Represent Local Roots NYC by being positive, kind, and respectful

Hours, Availability, and Compensation

  • The Local Roots warehouse is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  • This is a part-time position, 3-4 hours shifts, Tuesday-Thursday
  • Deliveries take place throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens
  • This position is paid hourly in addition to receiving a complimentary weekly share of organic vegetables
  • Driving or grocery experience preferred
  • Must have a proven clean driving record, valid driver's license, and access to a GPS device for navigation during work hours
  • The Local Roots delivery driver will drive the company van

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to camryn@localroots.nyc with Local Roots Delivery Driver Application [YOUR NAME]  in the subject line.

 

Warehouse Associate

See full job description here.

Local Roots is growing and we're looking for an experienced warehouse worker to play a critical role on our Operations team. In this capacity, you will aid with operations Monday through Friday by receiving, staging, and packing perishable, high quality ingredients.

This is a seasonal job in spring through fall, with the possibility of being extended throughout the year. 

Core Responsibilities Include

  • Maintain a clear and organized work station
  • Weigh and pack diverse range on ingredients, including fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and meat
  • Execute quality control and maintain the high standards of ingredients being distributed
  • Receive, weigh, stage, and palletize product accurately and efficiently
  • Execute FIFO on all inventory
  • Communicate clearly with Local Roots staff
  • Maintain efficient systems and complete tasks in a brisk manner

Qualifications

  • 6 months warehouse, kitchen, or farm experience
  • Self-starter, team player
  • Fast-paced worker who is always looking to find more efficient systems
  • Offers ideas to help the team and takes directions well
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • An open mind; a willingness and ability to accept feedback
  • Warehouse, grocery, or delivery experience
  • Great attention to detail — you won’t let any sad looking veggies be included in customers’ orders
  • The ability to routinely lift and carry 50lb boxes and stand all day
  • Punctual, extremely reliable
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    Hours and Availability

    This is a full-time position, 30-40 hours per week
    Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm
    Friday, 9am-3:30pm
    Paid hourly with additional produce perks and PTO



    To apply, email your resume to jobs@localroots.nyc with the subject: “Warehouse Associate - Your Name”. Please include a cover letter that details how your past experiences make you a great applicant for this position.

    Market Leader

    • Is passionate about local ingredients, seasonal produce, and home cooking
    • Is outgoing and friendly, who is able to clearly communicate announcements, information about each week’s share, answer questions to prospective members, and build rapport and relationships with the Local Roots community
    • Has a can-do positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit who’s able and willing to do whatever it takes (e.g. lifting boxes, signing up new members, making sales, problem solving, and multi-tasking)
    • Is extremely organized and detail-oriented
    • Can problem solve on-the-spot and respond to members kindly when addressing any issues.
    • Has a growth mindset and is able to receive and give feedback

    Core Responsibilities Include

    • Setup and breakdown the market site each week
    • Curate a beautiful market experience for our Local Roots members
    • Assist Local Roots members in picking up their groceries 
    • Distribute the correct quantity and variety of ingredients based on members’ specific orders
    • Engage with Local Roots members by sharing notes about the seasonal produce, creative cooking tips, recipe ideas, and what you learn about our farmers and purveyors.
    • Clearly explain the Local Roots brand to newbies and sell them on the weekly subscription service
    • Build community around local food in your neighborhood
    • Communicate with Local Roots team to share necessary feedback
    • Sell ingredients onsite to upsell members and increase weekly sales

    Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for seasonal ingredients, cooking, and community
  • Self-starter, team player, works well independently
  • Fast-paced worker who is always looking to find more efficient systems
  • Offers ideas to help the team and takes directions well
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • An open mind; a willingness and ability to accept feedback
  • Retail or customer-facing experience preferred
  • Great attention to detail — you won’t let any sad looking veggies be on display at the market
  • The ability to routinely lift and carry 50lb boxes and stand all day
  • Punctual, extremely reliable
  •  

    Hours and Availability

    • Minimum of one day a week
    • 2-4 hours per market to set-up, run the market, and clean-up 
    • Markets take place in Brooklyn and Manhattan, generally for a 2-hour timeframe between 2:30-7pm
    • Paid hourly with additional produce perks and PTO


    To apply, email your resume to jobs@localroots.nyc with the subject: “Market Leader - Your Name”. Please include a cover letter that details how your past experiences make you a great applicant for this position.


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