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Northern California Sales Representative

Runa, the maker of Clean Energy Drinks from the Amazonian guayusa leaf, is seeking a full-time Northern California Sales Representative. We are offering a competitive starting salary commensurate upon experience, and will include full benefits and all the tools necessary to do the job well.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and include an equity package as part of the offer.

Primary areas of responsibilities in North California: 

  • Manage relationships with grocery teams and buyers at existing and new accounts.
  • Pitch and open new accounts for our various product lines.
  • Work with existing brokers and distributors to support new placements and opportunities.
  • Negotiate shelf-placement and merchandize.
  • Execute demos and in-store tea-tastings to support retail accounts.
  • Coordinate promotional programs and sales support materials with accounts.
  • Research events and marketing opportunities that would propel the brand and the product in the region.
  • Report performance goals and communicate challenges to the Regional Sales Manager.


Our Expectations: 

The incumbent must be self-guided, proactive, people-oriented and extremely well organized. She or he will spend a significant portion of time in the field at accounts with distributors, other sales representatives and brokers. Two or more years of prior experience in the industry and/or a similar position is preferable. Literacy in sales is a necessity and experience with in-store grocery teams is greatly preferred.

Expected start date is flexible. If you seek a role in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company with a passion for working with ambitious goals, you are encouraged to apply. Extensive training will be provided.

Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please include your first and last name along with the job title in the subject line in order to be considered.

Part Time Demo Specialist

Brand Ambassadors Needed in the Following Cities Nationwide
NYC Metro (NJ, LI, CT & NYC); Philadelphia, PA ; Louisville, KY; Lexington KY; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Charlotte/Winston Salem, NC; Greensboro, NC; Asheville, NC; Wilmington, NC; Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Miami/Coral Gables, FL; Tampa, FL; Columbia, SC; Charleston, SC; Dallas, TX; St. Louis, MO; Bloomington, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Seattle, WA; Vancouver B.C (Canada); Corvallis, OR; East Bay San Francisco, CA; Arcata/Eureka, CA; San Diego, CA; Mountains of CO; Kansas.

Runa, an Amazonian beverage company and social enterprise base in Brooklyn, NY is in search of amazing, dynamic and outgoing people Nationwide to join our team. The Brand Ambassador works with our Sales and Marketing team to build the brand one store and one sample at a time. Your goal is to gain new users, build brand awareness and increase product sales by introducing consumers to Runa’s line of ready to drink bottled tea, energy drinks and boxed tea. In store demo sampling of Runa will introduce consumers to guayusa (an Amazonian superleaf) and educate them about the focused energy the balance of caffeine and antioxidants guayusa provides, all while creating a personal connection between the consumer and our brand.

Job Description:

  • Organization and hosting of in-store retail demos.
  • Coordination with store managers and demo coordinators on schedules, product levels and demo guidelines.
  • Create a unique customer experience to increase brand awareness and build customer loyalty.
  • Capture demo results by timely reporting all pertinent info into tracking systems.
  • Communication of success stories, key learnings and other activities to Demo Coordinator.


To be considered for this position you must: 

  • Have never-ending energy and enthusiasm.
  • Have a car or other readily available form of transport to get to demos.
  • Have a flexible schedule and be available most weekends.
  • Be able to engage a crowd with your wit and charm to enthusiastically communicate about our tea products.
  • Have “brand passion”.
  • Be a self-starter, punctual, reliable and professional.
  • Be available to work weekends.
  • Experience with consumer promotions and field events is highly preferred.
  • Remarkably outgoing personality — willing to talk to anyone at any time.
  • Enjoy face-to-face contact with consumers.
  • Passion and dedication to the brand.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Access to a smart phone or digital camera with the ability to take/upload photos as well as access to a computer with e-mail, a printer and working internet connection are necessary for this position.

E-mail [email protected] or for West Coast applications, [email protected] with a resume & video cover letter describing yourself and why you are a great fit for this position.
Competitive hourly compensation; dependent upon experience.

Be a College Ambassador for Runa!

We’re looking for enthusiastic students to join the Runa team and bring our brand to your campus community. It will be your job to manage events that exemplify Clean Energy and spread Runa awareness around your campus.

To Apply: 

If you’re interested in joining our team and repping Runa on your campus, follow these instructions to create and submit a video cover letter:

Please make a 2 to 3 minute video (no longer) responding to the following prompts:

  • Briefly introduce yourself (name, where you attend college, major)
  • Describe yourself and your personality (what makes you unique, how do other people describe your key traits and attributes)
  • Mention why you’re interested in working with Runa and what qualifies you to become an ambassador.


You can post it to YouTube – if you want to make it private, grant viewing permission to [email protected] and [email protected]. You can also use yousendit or Dropbox to share the video. Then, send the link and your resume to Corey and Helene.

We’re currently looking for Ambassadors at the following schools:

Naropa University
Colorado College
Front Range Community College
Regis University
Allegheny College
Cal Tech Pasadena
Castleton State
Champlain College
Hampshire College
Keene State
Mt. Holyoke
New School
Oregon State
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
Vermont Law School
Case Western Reserve University
American University
Mills College
University of San Diego