Square Roots

Kenosha, WI, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-17

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Customer Operations Specialist

About the company:

Square Roots is a leader in urban indoor farming. Its scalable farm-tech platform brings fresh, healthy food to urban areas year-round, while simultaneously training future generations of farmers. The company was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneurs Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk (WEF Social Entrepreneur of The Year 2017) and is headquartered in New York City.

About Square Roots

Square Roots is the technology leader in urban indoor farming. Its mission is to bring local, fresh, real food to people in cities around the world - setting new standards for transparency and responsibility while empowering the next generation of leaders in agriculture. 

Founded by serial entrepreneurs, Kimbal Musk and Tobias Peggs, its range of fresh produce is available in more than 200 retail locations around the country including Whole Foods Market, Fresh Thyme Market, SpartanNash, and FreshDirect. Square Roots’ strategic partnership with Gordon Food Service reinforces a larger shared ambition to build commercial scale, climate controlled indoor farms together across the continent - enabling local food at a global scale, year round. For more information, please visit www.squarerootsgrow.com.

About the Role

The Customer Operations Specialist is the critical bridge between the Sales, Farm Ops, and Logistics teams and is responsible for ensuring seamless customer service and operational execution to Square Roots customers. 

Regular responsibilities include calling accounts for weekly orders, ensuring farm supply meets customer demand by coordinating with farm teams and collaborating with the Logistics team to match delivery routes with orders. In conjunction with the Customer Operations Specialist will drive operational efficiency and customer service at a given campus so we can maximize order fulfillment and monetize demand as effectively as possible.

You will: 

  • Call/email/text customers to put in orders
  • Assure that farm supply meets customer demand
  • POC for DLAs while on route
  • Back-up support and fulfill deliveries if a team member is out
  • Onboard new customer accounts
  • Communicate with finance/accounting to ensure timely payment
  • Create invoices for customers
  • Collect customer feedback
  • Forecast & estimates for weekly sales

You have experience with:

  • At least 2 years of produce, grocery, or restaurant sales experience
  • Fulfillment Logistics and route planning experience 
  • Experience in forecasting and customer trends
  • CRM experience
  • A valid driver's license

You are:

  • Organized and precise
  • Love communicating with customers
  • Eager to jump in and help
  • Passionate about real, local food
  • Values-aligned
  • Great communicator
  • Team player

You'll love working at Square Roots because: 

  • We're here to change the food system. You'll have the opportunity to play a significant role in our work at the intersection of technology, farming, and the global food industry - and we're only just getting started. 
  • Our team is driven by a shared set of values. These keep us aligned and remind us how to show up every day in the face of growth and ambiguity. Whether you’re in the office or on the farms,  collaboration, respect, optimism, and humility are all embraced, and we seek to empower people at every step. Ask us about the rest!
  • Benefits and perks, of course. We're all here first and foremost to play our part in the mission, but medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible work-life culture, and lots of samples of the delicious food we grow certainly do not hurt.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

New employees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. The definition of fully vaccinated includes a booster for those that are eligible.

You are considered fully vaccinated if: 

  • You have received a full series of the vaccine recently (meaning 2 doses within 5 months for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose within 2 months for Johnson and Johnson). 
  • You received your full series over 5 months ago for Pfizer and Moderna or over 2 months ago for Johnson and Johnson, and have also received a booster shot. 

Proof of vaccination is required during the hiring process, and employees will be required to get booster shots as they become eligible to maintain their fully-vaccinated status.  

As federal guidance on booster shots evolves, the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ may change.  

In accordance with EEOC guidance, if you are not vaccinated or do not intend to be due to medical reasons or deeply held religious beliefs, you may make an accommodation request and Square Roots will make a reasonable effort to accommodate you, subject to the requirements of the role you are applying for. 

Failure to be fully vaccinated by start date without a documented accommodation will result in offer rescindment or termination.