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  • STEELPORT Knife Co. Position Title: Sales Associate Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Company Background Welcome to STEELPORT, a dynamic start-up located in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in manufacturing American-forged carbon steel premium cutlery, delivering trusted performance and exceptional design. Our small team is dedicated to producing the most trusted kitchen knives available, combining premium materials and traditional forging techniques. Each knife is manufactured and sharpened by hand in Portland, Oregon. With a team of dedicated professionals and a passion for innovation, STEELPORT is quickly becoming a leader in the industry. Visit our website at STEELPORTknife.com to learn more about our company and products. Position Description: We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and driven entry-level sales person to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for sales, serving customers, and a desire to learn and grow within our company. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team and play a key role in the growth and success of STEELPORT. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
      • Building and maintaining relationships with retail clients.
      • Identifying and pursuing new sales opportunities.
      • Supporting and helping current retailers grow and best serve our mutual customers.
      • Representing the company at trade shows and events.
      • Working with Marketing team to define and deliver POS and retailer assets.
      • Achieving sales targets and goals.
    Requirement/Desired Skills:
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Proven sales experience, either through previous work experience or through extracurricular activities.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • Strong attention to detail.
      • A passion for the culinary arts and/or kitchen knives is a plus.
      • Willingness to travel occasionally for trade shows and events.
      • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
      • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
    Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected], and include the words “Sales Position” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Company: STEELPORT Knife Co. Location: Portland, Oregon Position Type: Part-Time, Hourly, On location About Us: Welcome to STEELPORT, a dynamic start-up located in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in manufacturing American-forged carbon steel premium kitchen cutlery, delivering trusted performance and exceptional design, handcrafted locally with all US-sourced materials. Our award-winning small team is dedicated to producing the most trusted kitchen knives available. Each knife is manufactured and sharpened by hand in Portland, Oregon. With a team of dedicated professionals and a passion for innovation, STEELPORT is quickly becoming a leader in the industry. Visit our website at STEELPORTknife.com to learn more about our company and products. Job Summary: As an Event Brand Ambassador, you will be the face of STEELPORT Knife Co. at local markets, trade shows, and retail pop-ups. Your primary responsibility will be to engage with potential customers and share our brand’s story and values. This is a great opportunity to channel your culinary and local maker passion for broader community visibility in a flexible part-time position.  Key Responsibilities:
    • Represent STEELPORT Knife Co. at assigned events and retail locations.
    • Set up and manage event booths and displays.
    • Demonstrate product features and benefits to potential customers.
    • Engage with the public, answer questions, and provide exceptional customer service.
    • Distribute promotional materials and collect customer information for follow-up.
    • Sell STEELPORT products to interested customers. 
    • Track and report on event metrics, including customer interactions and sales.
    • Collaborate with the Marketing Team to provide feedback and insights from events.
    • Identify and apply to quality future events to attend, with support of Marketing Team.
    Qualifications:
    • Passion for premium, locally handcrafted products is essential; Special interest in cooking and/or knife making specifically is a plus.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to engage and connect with diverse groups of people.
    • Strong presentation skills and confidence in public speaking.
    • Reliable transportation to travel to various event locations primarily in the greater Portland Metro area, with room to transport full booth setup.
    • Ability to lift 40 lb+ and physically able to fully set up the booth without assistance (at times including a 10’x10’ pop-up tent, 6’ folding tables, 10’ backdrop banner, etc.)
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
    Benefits:
    • Competitive hourly wage with opportunity for commission
    • Opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic company.
    • Employee discounts on STEELPORT Knife Co. products.
    • Hands-on experience in event marketing and brand representation.
    • Potential for growth within the company.
    How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a brief cover letter explaining why they would be a great fit for this role to [email protected] – Please include “Brand Ambassador Application” in the subject line.