Kopali, a social enterprise and positive-impact chocolate brand, is seeking an MBA intern to work on supply chain, finance and operations. Prefer NYC but also open to Miami. Exciting opportunity for growth and high-level responsibilities – for the right candidate who is prepared to dive into this intense role and work on execution.
Work on: sourcing and purchasing ingredients and materials; planning and managing outsourced production, and demand and inventory; coordinating import/export and logistics; facilitating, analyzing and tracking sales, tradespends, and customer and product profitability; business-wide budgeting, financial modeling and accounting, specifically to prepare for future corporate transactions and capital structure changes; and organizational management.
Some opportunity may present itself to develop and explore social/environmental positive impact projects, but that will not be the main focus of the internship. Opportunity exists to combine this role with some projects in Sales & Marketing, although we will likely hire one MBA intern in Sales & Marketing, and one for this role.
Requires: exceptional strategic and systems thinking, as well as detail orientation; exceptional work ethic and energy; interest in committing to a highly entrepreneurial young and growing business; strong quantitative, Excel and accounting skills; prefer a bilingual English/Spanish candidate with strong verbal and written communication skills in both languages. Must be prepared to enjoy the challenge of operating with lean overhead, and be prepared to “get the job done” with a positive view of direct hands-on execution of a wide variety of tasks, with expectation of a 60-hour workweek alongside company leadership. Opportunity to play an instrumental role during this key phase of Kopali’s growth.
Position reports to Kopali President Jacqueline Holmes: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelineholmes; who runs Kopali in partnership with Kopali Cofounder/CEO Zak Zaidman: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zak-zaidman/3/78/ab2
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Kopali Chocolates – perfectly pure, irresistibly rich and luscious, crafted entirely at the point-of-origin. Certified organic and fair trade, Kopali’s chocolates are every bit as important as they are delicious. Motivated by a deep purpose and guided by a clear strategy, Kopali’s chocolate sweetness has already managed to reach, delight and inspire millions of fans while helping to support thousands of farmers who in turn care for ecosystems that support all life.
We are a small entrepreneurial team at an exciting moment of growth, preparing to scale in late 2013 with new products, and wider distribution than our current focus on premium grocery and lifestyle chains and independent outlets throughout the US. Our focus is on expansion/sales, capacity/systems building, and maximizing impact: how many retailers and shoppers and influencers and outlets can we reach, with your help?
Kopali Chocolates offer pure delight, with no refined sugars, oils, dairy, or anything artificial – and they are vegan and gluten‐free, as well as certified organic and fair trade. Presented in eye-catching, appealing, impulse-buy candy packaging, the Kopali look and feel combines an upscale, contemporary, sophisticated brand, with authentic commitment and connection to pure food, farmers and land, artisan production, and indigenous cultures.