Careers2019-05-15T19:37:22-07:00

KIKOKO
IS GROWING

Kikoko is growing and we’re looking for fabulous people!

We are a women-owned, cannabis-infused wellness products company based in the East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California. Our company is expanding at a rapid pace. We are four-and-a-half years old and so far, we’ve garnered major press and market share. We’re building a conscious company that encourages inclusivity, diversity and kindness. We are now looking for the right individuals to join our team. Here’s what we’ve got available right now.

Laboratory Technician I2019-10-09T21:01:40-07:00

TITLE: Laboratory Technician I

DEPARTMENT: R&D/Quality Assurance

LOCATION: East Bay (San Francisco Area), California

KIKOKO is California’s leading cannabis wellness company for women. We manufacture cannabis-infused herbal teas, mints and HoneyShots in Emeryville, CA. We have built a conscious company that values innovation, collaboration and a commitment to working for the greater good rather than the individual.

JOB BRIEF

Position exists to support the RD/Quality Assurance Department in its endeavor to sustain and grow the business at Kikoko through the development of technology, capabilities, a strategic New Product Innovation Program, and maintenance of a robust quality and regulatory system.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for making multiple phase batch-making (emulsions, liquids, powder, hard-boiled, chews & tablets for cannabis edibles) with current technology and new technology.
  • Responsible to maintain adherence to cGMP’s (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • Evaluate the chemical and physical characteristics of both incoming new and existing ingredients for such purposes as quality control of, processing of and/or use in product development of products.
  • Set up, adjust and operate laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Test products, compounds, or batches for defined metrics and contaminants.
  • Perform analyses and statistical comparisons of results to contribute to technical and product innovation.
  • Maintain, operate, and calibrate laboratory equipment, including necessary supplies.
  • Compile and analyze data from personal and team analyses.
  • Record test results on standardized forms and write test reports describing procedures used.
  • Maintain, clean and organize laboratory equipment and work space.
  • Prepare, label, and document samples for a variety of different purposes as directed.
  • Work with raw materials to create product batches to establish or modify formulations as required and/or directed by the Sr. Process Engineering Chemist to meet finished product specifications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a high school diploma or equivalent, with some post-high school education in the field. AA or BS in technical field (Chemistry, Engineering) and previous experience in a lab environment preferred.
  • Ability to solve practical problem and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Demonstrate ability to question, research, resolve and correct. Strong trouble-shooting ability.
  • Strong attention to detail, be meticulous in their work, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

TO APPLY

  • Click on the Submit an Application button and include “Laboratory Technician I” in the list of jobs for which you are applying.
  • Be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • Describe any related job experience, financial expectations, and why you are a fabulous fit for this job.
Senior Director of Sales2019-10-09T20:52:52-07:00

TITLE: Senior Director of Sales

LOCATION:  Emeryville, CA. Strong preference for Northern CA-based candidates.

KIKOKO is California’s leading cannabis wellness company for women. We manufacture cannabis-infused herbal teas, mints and HoneyShots in Emeryville, CA. We have built a conscious company that values innovation, collaboration and a commitment to working for the greater good rather than the individual.

JOB BRIEF:

KIKOKO is California’s leading cannabis wellness company for women. We are growing rapidly and seek an ethos-aligned, creative, fun, kind and brilliant leader for this role.

Kikoko culture values innovation, collaboration, little ego, and a commitment to working for the greater good rather than the individual. We are looking for someone with an upbeat demeanor and a pitch-in spirit. Someone who eschews office gossip in favor of frank, compassionate, and supportive communication. We are transparent and respectful, and we strive hard to maintain our inclusive, diverse and benevolent company atmosphere.

The Senior Director of Sales is a leadership role responsible for developing and executing Kikoko’s cannabis strategic sales plan, building and developing a best-in-class sales team across various channels, and optimizing sales processes and tools.

The role requires a successful sales leader with proven experience in a fast-growing, emerging category (cannabis industry experience strongly preferred). S/he will be responsible for driving rapid growth while wisely managing resources.

This key senior leader will collaborate closely with other leadership roles to develop and implement our business strategy to achieve rapid, sustainable growth.

This role includes sales pipeline planning, development of the annual market plan, and cross-functional leadership to ensure sales strategy execution and organizational alignment to these activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting directly to the co-CEO, this role will play a pivotal role in the growth and success of the business. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Develop and execute effective short- and long-term sales strategies and plans across our cannabis channel and partners, successfully balancing objectives, budget, and resources.
  • Build, develop and manage a stellar outreach team that meets or exceeds goals and represents Kikoko’s brand in the marketplace.
  • Drive growth through Kikoko’s distribution partners for the CA (dispensary) retail channel.
  • Work in collaboration with leadership to structure our Kikoko Ambassadors program.
  • Provide the outreach team with coaching, direction, and the authority needed to execute successfully on approved sales, marketing and educational initiatives, and be a leader in our chosen categories.
  • Continuously optimize sales processes and tools to drive efficiencies.
  • Work side by side with marketing to ensure the Kikoko brand is properly represented, campaigns are executed, and sales conversion goals are achieved.
  • Plan and lead regular business reviews with distributors (annual and quarterly business reviews) to ensure sales team accountability and effectiveness.
  • Drive Kikoko third-party distributor partnership through weekly communication and constant coordination.
  • Build strong partnerships and relationships internally and externally to achieve sustainable results.
  • Work across departments to ensure that the Kikoko brand is properly represented in all channels and markets, consistent with our values and brand proposition.
  • Proactively and effectively communicate with the executive team, team members, and customers to ensure clarity and alignment on plans and activities.
  • Serve as an ambassador and role model for Kikoko’s progressive, respectful, and positive culture, both on- and off-the-clock.
  • Establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism for self and the team.
  • Strong leader and coach who uplevels her/his peer group and team.
  • Experience wearing multiple hats and operating flexibly and effectively in unpredictable, high-growth startup environments.
  • Agile and creative leader who can maximize results in a resource-constrained, highly regulated environment.
  • Highly effective coach and manager with excellent communication and execution skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen, with a passion for translating data into actionable strategies.
  • Create channel budgets and demand forecasts, working closely with the Director of Operations and VP of Finance.
  • Exhibits emotional maturity with the ability to maintain calm under pressure and provide leadership for all kinds of personalities.
  • Skilled at driving process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, CRM, ERP, and forecasting and other project management tools.
  • Cannabis experience is preferred

REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive sales leadership experience with proven track record.
  • Master of Business Administration and/or a bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years sales leadership experience in a growth-oriented, innovative CPG category, preferably at the sales director or above level.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

TO APPLY

  • Click on the Submit an Application button and include “Senior Director of Sales” in the list of jobs for which you are applying.
  • Be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • Describe any related job experience, financial expectations, and why you are a fabulous fit for this job.
Experienced Freelance Web Designer2019-08-19T12:01:47-07:00

TITLE: Experienced Freelance Web Designer

COMPANY: KIKOKO, a cannabis wellness company

LOCATION: East Bay (San Francisco Area), California

KIKOKO is leading cannabis wellness for women. We manufacture cannabis-infused wellness products in Emeryville, CA. Our start-up is growing rapidly and garnering major press and market share. We are a design-forward, women-led company with a strong point of view.

We are immediately seeking an experienced freelance web designer to optimize our site for direct-to-consumer. No developer skills needed, just gorgeous, forward-thinking web design with a polished eye for clean typography and functionality. This is an off-site, project-based freelance position. Please review our current website and Instagram and tell us why you are the perfect fit to create a revenue-driven, beautiful site experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Taking direction from the Chief Design Officer, visually interpret marketing directives to renovate and improve site functionality so it is optimized for direct-to-consumer experience.
  • Follow established brand vision and voice while dynamically contributing to it
  • Work independently and collaboratively with other members of the marketing, creative and development team
  • Ability to take direction well, learn from analytics, and insightfully problem-solve
  • Create responsive layout files in Adobe Photoshop and generate assets

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • A kickass, web design professional with 5-9 years experience
  • Self-starter who can successfully function in an independent working environment
  • Excellent communication, time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Someone who is positive, collaborative, curious, current on the latest web trends — with a distinct attention to detail and the highest-quality standards

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must maintain independent working environment and latest hardware/software equipment

TO APPLY

  • Click on the Submit an Application button and include “Freelance Web Designer” in the list of jobs for which you are applying.
  • Add a portfolio link to the field labeled Tell us why you want to work in the cannabis industry and in your cover letter.
  • Be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • Describe any related job experience, financial expectations, and why you are a fabulous fit for this job.

Thank you for your interest in Kikoko Careers. We are not looking for new team members at the moment.