Sales Operations Intern, Summer 2021

  • Apeel Sciences
  • Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Feb 18, 2021

Job Description

Company Background

Since 2012, founder James Rogers has been on a mission to tackle the global Food Waste Crisis with a goal of providing a more sustainable, equitable path forward for the global food system. Apeel is an edible protective layer that extends fruits’ and vegetables’ shelf-life. Apeel-covered fruits and vegetables spoil slower and require less refrigeration, and the plant-derived peel reduces the use of plastic and other products harmful to the planet. Apeel pulls material from the natural skins, peels, seeds, and pulp found on fruits and vegetables, to create the extra protective peel. The thin layer slows down water loss and oxidation, which can help keep those fruits and vegetables from browning and spoiling.

Company Culture

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.  Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world.

Our people are fundamental to our company’s success and continued growth. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!

About This Role

The Sales Operations team is responsible for managing all the processes, tools, and analytics that support and enable our Commercial Sales teams. We are seeking a motivated Sales Operations Intern who will help support and optimize our processes concerning pipeline management, sales forecasting, and long-term planning.  The program dates for summer 2021 are from June 14th - August 20th (10 weeks). To qualify for this program applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university and have at least one semester remaining following the internship program.  Additionally during the program dates interns must reside in a state where Apeel is registered to do business: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin.

What You’ll Do

  • Build dashboards, reports, and presentations that drive actionable insights
  • Create documentation for our current processes and identify areas for improvement
  • Support our forecasting processes through data management and analysis
  • Capture strategic information on the relationships between produce suppliers and buyers 
  • Partner with teams in Product, Operations, Finance, and Marketing to synthesize data from multiple sources and present a holistic view of the company
  • Support long-term planning efforts through analysis that enables strategic decision making

What You Bring 

  • Are currently pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely
  • Experience managing and analyzing data
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and with a strong ability to manage multiple priorities in parallel with each other
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Takes ownership to drive projects and assignments through to prompt and effective completion
  • Highly committed to collaborative teamwork
  • Nice-to-haves: experience using Salesforce.com and any BI Tool (e.g. Tableau, Sisense)

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Drawdown Solutions

Reduced Food Waste

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