Outreach Associate

Imperfect Produce, Houston, TX

Fighting food waste and helping people eat better.

About Imperfect

Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.

We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!

We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!

About the Role:

Imperfect is seeking a charismatic, resourceful, and mission-driven outreach associate to join our collaborative team. Our main objective: sign up new customers! As the local face of our organization, we pride ourselves as grassroots representatives. If you have a passion for what we do, an upbeat personality, and are hungry to make sales, we want you on our team!

Our Outreach Team goes above and beyond to align our passions and goals with events happening in our local markets. Some of our favorite moments span from producing events for SXSW in Austin to repping our brand at Outside Lands in San Francisco to running a fundraising campaign alongside Purple Asparagus in Chicago, one of our many community partners. From carrot tops to cabbage heads, our team wears many hats in our efforts to reduce food waste.


  • Research and propose mission-aligned community events to attend in the Houston area
  • Set up attractive, branded displays using Imperfect booth materials
  • Connect individuals, groups, and organizations with the world of ugly produce
  • Sign up new customers at events and through dynamic partnerships
  • Serve as product knowledge experts and authentic representatives of our brand
  • Cultivate lasting partnerships with nonprofit, corporate, and community  entities
  • Set your own schedule to meet monthly sales goals

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bilingual proficiency (English + Spanish) is strongly preferred
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent email etiquette
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Direct sales experience preferred

About You:

  • Outgoing & Friendly - strangers are friends you haven’t met yet!
  • Resourceful & Reliable - you think on your feet; You are responsive and on time to events
  • Highly Driven, Ambitious, & Energetic - you're motivated to get out there and make it happen; you're goal oriented and numbers driven
  • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all
  • Bonus points for food pun enthusiasts

Details of the Position:

  • Personal transportation required with mileage reimbursements offered
  • Salary is draw against commission
  • Bonus incentives provided for hitting sales goals
  • Flexible schedule
  • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401k, and a $50 monthly credit towards your Imperfect box!

Physical Requirements:

  • Potential exposure to all types of weather conditions
  • Frequent standing
  • Ability to push/pull/lift up to 50 pounds

Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

About Imperfect Produce

WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT More than 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in America never make it off the farm because they aren’t perfect enough for grocery store standards. This results in billions of pounds of wasted produce every year. We’re talking about produce that is just as nutritious and delicious but looks a little different. With so many delicious fruits and vegetables going to waste, we decided we had to do something.

Imperfect fights food waste by finding a home for ‘ugly’ produce. We source it directly from farms and deliver it to customers’ doors for 30-50% less than grocery store prices. Our subscription produce box is affordable, convenient, customizable, healthy, and delicious. But Imperfect is bigger than just the box. By eating ‘ugly,’ you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest with less wasted land, fossil fuels, and water. You’re improving access to healthy food. You’re creating fulfilling careers for employees. With every bite into a misshapen apple or crooked carrot, you’re helping shape our world for the better.

In a world obsessed with perfection, we’re here to show the beauty in imperfection. We’re here to make a statement that our differences are what make us beautiful. We invite you to join our community and help us build a less wasteful world that’s as beautiful as it is delicious!

OUR HISTORY As a student at the University of Maryland, Ben Simon, our CEO, noticed that a lot of food was going to waste in the cafeteria. In response, he founded the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a nonprofit dedicated to preventing waste on college campuses. Since its founding, the FRN has expanded to over 180 colleges and universities around the country. During his work with the FRN, Ben Simon met cofounder Ben Chesler and together they scaled the organization nationwide. Ben and Ben met their third cofounder, Ron Clark, during a trip to California. Ron had spent decades working in the produce industry, most recently with the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB). At the CAFB, Ron developed the “Farm to Family” program that now sources 125 million pounds a year of ‘ugly’ produce to California food banks. Yet he realized that these quantities were still a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of pounds of ‘ugly’ produce that never left the farm. Ben, Ben, and Ron decided that together they could make an even bigger impact by sourcing ‘ugly’ produce directly from farms and delivering it at a discount to customers’ homes. They joined forces and founded Imperfect on August 8th 2015, with the vision of showing the world the beauty in imperfection.

Want to learn more about Imperfect Produce? Visit Imperfect Produce's website.