The Spent Goods Company works with organizations to re-imagine food waste, reducing their expenses and carbon footprint while generating new revenue sources. Whether it’s to make corrugated cardboard from spent grains or transforming day old bread into beer by diverting organic waste from the landfill, we can help you to reduce your climate change impact.  Most recently, we have worked with craft breweries to transform their leftover barley grains (aka spent grains) into revenue generating food products that are sold as part of their menu to their customers.

We’re growing and we looking for passionate people to help us achieve our mission.

Our culture

  • We believe that there are efficient ways of achieving our goals, sometimes against the status quo
  • We take calculated risks
  • We need people who can work independently with minimal supervision
  • We start with ‘Why?’

1. Product Sales Representative

We find ourselves in uncertain times. Physical grocery stores are open, yet sampling of food / talking about our story, in-store, is not an option. However, localfood is trending and brand new food businesses are popping up looking for good bread, buns, pretzels and crackers.

This role goes beyond simply gathering email addresses / Instagram handles and sending enewsletters. You should be able to identify and engage with like-minded individuals and organizations.

  • Inspire fans of local #craftbeers and foodie influencers to try our signature Beer Bread
  • Engage sustainability advocates who are looking for #upcycled #circulareconomy #spentgrains #zerowaste #foodwaste #plantbased solutions
  • Reach out to #localfood advocates, chefs and bakers to incorporate our spent goods
  • Inspire our followers that together, we can reverse climate change by re-imagining food waste

Ideally you are:

  • A self-starter, comfortable working with minimal supervision
  • Familiar with the food and/or craft beer industry
  • Advocate for at least 2 of these: #upcycled #circulareconomy #spentgrains #zerowaste #foodwaste #plantbased
  • Great communicator – short and concise by email/DM and able to get the potential customer to answer when you call

This role can be performed remotely ideally you are familiar with Toronto landscape.

Compensation

As its based on experience, do let us know your ideal rate and/or provide a fixed quote once you’ve gathered requirements. If the role sounds ideal, we’d love to hear from you.

Email us with short cover letter telling us your why

2. Digital Community Manager

Engage fans based on their values such as vegan / climate change / good local food / Made in Toronto

  • By using visuals to tell our story that will help to attract our target demographic
  • Craft social media & email newsletters
  • Respond to DMs and promote ongoing discussions on the platforms
  • Track growth and make modifications as required to increase community engagement

Skills required

  • Good Storyteller – Great eye for visuals and able to write engaging content i.e., after viewing your content, fans are likely or share the content
  • Strong capacity handling/managing social media communication
  • Ability to research relevant topics for posts and responses especially relevant and funny reels! (it’s not as easy as you’d think 🙂
  • Self organized and able to follow work plan

What will you learn?

  • Storytelling based on values alignment
  • Work closely with Marketing manager who will set the goals of each marketing campaign and you as Community Manager will be responsible for execution, analyzing results and making recommendations for the next campaign

In addition to why you’d like to work with us, please include 2-3 links to existing websites/ social media posts you’ve built. If you feel you have the skills but don’t have ideal examples, we’d still love to hear from you.

Compensation

As its based on experience, do let us know your ideal rate and/or provide a fixed quote once you’ve gathered requirements. If the role sounds ideal, we’d love to hear from you.

Email us with short cover letter telling us your why