Localize Customer Relations Intern (paid,16 weeks) Internship in Toronto, ON


Branch Toronto ON CA

Customer Relations Intern (paid,16 weeks)
Toronto, ON

Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits (this does not apply if you are participating in the Employment Services component of Skills Link)….

Love food and people? We’re hiring a Customer Relations Intern (paid, 16 weeks)

Important – this is mandatory - For granting purposes: You are a post-secondary graduate (College or University) and under 30. You are unemployed or underemployed at the time of placement, Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee, legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits (this does not apply if you are participating in the Employment Services component of Skills Link). In need of assistance in order to overcome employment barriers.

About Us
Localize is an award-winning company that brings better information about where food has come from to shoppers. We provide our label service to over 250 grocery stores in Western Canada. We have offices in both Edmonton and
Toronto. Localize won the Fast Growth Grand Prize in 2014 at the Venture Prize awards in Alberta, a Good Deals Canada award in 2013 as best social business case, and our CEO – Meghan Dear was recently honored with a Star
Women in Grocery Award.

We’re a collaborative, easygoing, and motivated team. We make educated decisions quickly and know we can count on each other. We feel good about the work we’re doing every day, share in our successes, and learn from things that don’t go as planned. We are a tight-knit team that enjoy each other’s company and are really into local food and businesses.

About You
You’ll have an opportunity to be a part of an organization that has ambitious goals and you’ll play an important role as we expand Localize both in terms of the value we provide to consumers, grocers and food producers as well as further expand across Canada and into the US.

Do you want to work with an innovative and exciting team? Do you love to talk to food producers, learn about their stories and products? Are you interested in learning more about the complex world of food and adding to our pool
of creative people who are constantly coming up with new ideas? If so, you might be the perfect fit to help us translate the fascinating stories behind our food into create digital content that can influence shoppers purchasing
decisions and what grocery stores offer on their shelves!

The Job and Your Traits
This is a paid internship lasting 16 weeks, with the possibility of an extension for the right candidate.

  • People Person – You are a people person, are not afraid of giving an elevator pitch, and demonstrate strong verbal, written, and communication skills. You’ll be on the phone frequently, both to recruit and to engage food businessesinto our free program. You must not only be comfortable picking up the phone and talking to strangers, you should love it. Previous experience in sales, retail, customer service, is an asset.
  • Contact Management – You are excellent at planning, prioritizing and helping others (and yourself) stay organizedand keep things moving. You are comfortable managing 50 – 70 relationships at a time (through CRM software).
  • Love of Food, big picture and the details – You must love food, food producers, farmers, and generally like to talk about food. You can see the big picture of what Localize is doing and what we’re about and can easily translate this into day to day judgment around what details are collected from food producers and how. In short, you can see both the forest and the trees.
  • Design thinking – You’ll work with our dynamic vendor team to come up with new ideas that you would then test andimprove upon. You’ll gain significant experience in translating consumer values and grocery trends into new digital products for Localize and in translating food stories and data into enhancements for our digital platform.
  • Team player – You love working in a dynamic team of people and would work well with a group of people who are passionate about food and food systems change. You can also self-motivate and work well when you have your own chunk of work for which you are responsible.

Job Specs

  • The job will start November 9th and will be based in Toronto, Ontario.
  • This job will start out as a16 weekinternship supported through the YMCA with the potential to roll into a
  • permanent position with Localize.
  • Your work week will comprise 37.5 hours and your rate of pay is $16/hour.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis until our favorite candidate emerges. Please apply as soon as possible, and no later than November 2nd, 2015.

Email Julia Hendra at julia at ocalizeyourfood.com. Please include “Superstar” in the subject heading. Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. The final deadline for application is November 2nd, 2015 but please
don’t delay as we may hire ahead of that deadline. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $16.00 /hour

Local candidates only:

  • Toronto, ON

Required experience:

  • customer service: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Internship
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-10-23
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