Business Development

San Francisco /
Sales /
Local Kitchens helps the best local restaurants expand to new cities with our network of micro food halls. We are helping the $900bn restaurant industry go digital while bringing high-quality food options to families in every neighborhood. Today, we are operating in the SF Bay Area and rapidly expanding throughout 2021.  Our team was on the founding team at DoorDash and we are well-capitalized by tier 1 venture capital investors and angels like David Novak (CEO/Founder of Yum Brands), Tony Xu (CEO of Doordash), and Jack Dorsey (CEO of Square/Twitter). Read more about us in QSR Magazine, QSR Web, and in the SF Business Times

Local Kitchens is looking for a founding go-to-market team member to scale partnerships with local restaurant groups. You will close initial deals yourself to lead Local Kitchen’s expansion into a second geo, then write the playbook and build a sales & account management team. We have developed the strongest partner set in the industry through founder-led sales and referral; you will add structure and scale! This is a strategic role with P&L ownership - you will curate a book of elite local brands to drive growth through our guest-facing food hall experience, while working with partner chefs & owners to help them achieve their goals on our platform. The ideal candidate is a creative deal maker with a strong commercial mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

Mission:

    • Identify target accounts and nurture pipeline
    • Lead sales process; partner closely with Culinary
    • Evaluate partner fit 
    • Negotiate revenue share structure
    • Allocate partners to kitchens
    • Launch new markets
    • Nurture established markets and brand portfolio

Outcomes:

    • Win the best partner logos
    • Drive economics 
    • Develop a scalable process
    • Happy, successful partners
    • Ultimately: maximize partner sales and store economics

Competencies:

    • Experience with enterprise sales or business development; especially in marketplaces, payments/POS, demand gen/channel partnerships 
    • Passionate about helping local restaurant owners 
    • Smart / creative
    • Charismatic / high EQ
    • Commercial - understanding of business levers and P&L  
    • Organized / extremely detail-oriented
    • Strong culture fit (see below)
    • Willing to travel 20% throughout SF Bay Area and beyond

Culture:

    • Guest love: Local Kitchens exists to make guests happy. We start with “what would the guest want?” and work backwards. Support Center works to serve our kitchen teams, so that they can take care of our guests.
    • First principles thinking: We keep asking “why” like a 4-year old and never accept the status quo. We are truth seekers. We reason from fundamental truths in order to invent new ways to delight guests. 
    • Operate at the lowest level of detail: We solve problems at the lowest level of detail e.g. by going to the kitchen. We measure everything and win arguments with data. We don’t use sloppy thinking. 
    • Relentless: We outwork everyone, it’s our most controllable competitive advantage. We don’t get knocked down when things are tough. 
    • Drive for excellence: We are intrinsically motivated and strive to get 1% better every day. 
    • No job beneath you: We do whatever is needed to help the team win. We don’t understand the words “that’s not my job”. We always wash the dishes. 
    • Play with joy: We bring joy to work every day. We support each other with contagious energy and optimism. We choose to have fun even when it feels like a grind.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Local Food Group is being built by some of the best in the world including the first few employees at DoorDash and Momofuku. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world. We have set out to work as hard as humanly possible, to work as a team and to serve local communities with the best selection and the best employment opportunities. 

If you're someone who is looking for a career defining opportunity, someone who is willing to grind it out day after day, someone who has enthusiasm for guests and partners - we want to hear from you.