Looma Background

Looma exists to connect shoppers to the people and stories behind food & beverage products. Our first product, Loop™ At-Shelf Maker Stories, is a network of smart tablets in grocery stores that play short, human-centric films connecting producer to consumer. The data generated by Loop™ fuels our proprietary film production and optimization processes, forming a flywheel we believe will one day power the world’s most sophisticated platform for human-centric point-of-decision video.

Position Summary
Our goal for Loop™ is simple but audacious: we want it to be the best program our brand partners have ever participated in. Looma Area Managers play a critical role in bringing this to life, primarily by educating and winning over store employees to improve the in-store experience. Most store employees don’t know the impetus behind Looma, to connect shoppers to the people and stories behind their products, and therefore don’t support the program very well. Area Managers are responsible for resolving this by first educating store employees and then working with them to ensure our tablets are optimally located and well-merchandised. This is a highly relational role with lots of travel: we’re looking for someone passionate about our mission, motivated, and comfortable on the road.

    Responsibilities

    • Build and own relationships with store management within chains in St. Louis and surrounding regions
    • Promote Looma’s mission and value propositions at the store level
    • Work with store management to identify optimal in-store locations for Loop™ and ensure phenomenal merchandising execution
    • Partner with Looma’s Shopper Experience and Story Development departments to identify ways of improving the in-store experience for shoppers
    • Conduct occasional store audits and shopper survey
    • Occasional ad hoc maintenance

      Attributes

      • Passionate about Looma’s mission of connecting producer to consumer
      • Contagious warmth with the ability to win over nearly anyone
      • Relationally energized and excited to build relationships with hundreds of store employees
      • Quick to understand the nuances of store ops’ competing priorities and able to contextualize Looma’s requests
      • Comfortable with numbers and pattern recognition (e.g., understanding dashboard trends or A-B test mechanics) and able to recommend changes at the chain-wide level
      • Quick to understand and identify additional revenue opportunities
      • Eager to learn in a high-growth startup environment
      • Bonus: Experience with adult beverage and/or off-premise distribution, though not required

      Structure & Compensation

      Looma will provide a competitive compensation package consisting of base salary and stock options. All Looma compensation packages include cash / equity flexibility (i.e. you can opt for more equity and less cash or vice-versa).

      Benefits

      • Employee coverage for health, dental, and vision (gold plan)
      • Unlimited PTO (3-week minimum)
      • 12-week primary caregiver leave
      • Flexible office setting (office, flex, or WFH, with associated stipends)
      • $100/month craftsmanship stipend

      Looma’s Hiring Philosophy

      Looma believes culture is one of the strongest predictors of success for a startup. Strong contributors to Looma’s culture will exhibit the following characteristics:

      • Humility
      • Integrity
      • Wisdom
      • Emotional Intelligence
      • Grit
      • Joyfulness
      • Fun

      Diversity & Nondiscrimination

      Looma believes diversity is a fundamental good, and we are committed to promoting diversity both in our workplace and through the stories we tell. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, class or caste status, or any other protected class. Our global nondiscrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business.

      Keywords
      Adult Beverage, CPG, Retail, Distribution, Operations, Education, Account Management, Merchandising, In-Store Experience, Craft Beer, Wine, Startup, Venture Capital, Retail Tech, Adtech, Retail Media, Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Technology, St.Louis, Area Management