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We're always interested in talking to motivated people who want to join our team. If you share our vision for a better world and have the passion to make positive change, you could be a great fit.

We look for candidates who are

  • Aware and committed - Passionate about creating social and environmental change to benefit people and planet. This is the heart of our organization.
  • Inspired by moving toward a flat organization – We are motivated by our individual roles in the company, not by a boss or the traditional hierarchy.
  • Adaptable and flexible – We believe that change is constant and embrace our evolution as a company.
  • Action-oriented – We each thrive through peer collaboration and a strong sense of self-motivation. We don’t expect others to do our work for us.
  • Dedicated to excellence – We set high standards for the team and individual performance and competency.

A company driven to do good

Creating positive change


Our every action has an impact on the well-being of our planet and our everyday decisions can help create a better world for all. World Centric certified compostable tableware, cutlery and food packaging provides eco-friendly alternatives to everyday consumption choices, which can help minimize social & economic inequalities, reduce the impact of our consumption on the environment and help create a better and sustainable world.

Giving back

World Centric started as a non-profit in 2004 and now is a California Benefit Corporation and a certified B-Corp. We offset all our carbon emissions and donate a minimum 25% of profits to environmentally and socially conscious organizations.

Making an impact


World Centric, as a leader in the compostables category, has a dynamic, fast-paced, high growth work environment and is looking for professionals who can thrive in such an environment. The culture and mission fit is very important for us and these requirements include a strong awareness, passion and commitment to social and environmental issues; a high degree of competence, motivation, and initiative; and adaptability and ability to collaborate with others.

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Account Manager

Reports to: Account Management Manager
Direct Reports: 0
Hours: 40/week
Location: Petaluma HQ


We are currently seeking an Account Manager for full time employment in our Petaluma office. Account Management works in conjunction with Sales to provide exceptional service to customers through regular communication and follow up. Large portion of the work is to guarantee the accurate and timely entry of customer orders while providing excellent customer service.


About the Position

Order Entry/Data Entry - 50%

  • Use and maintain CRM system (NetSuite) for placing customer orders, capturing customer interactions (phone and email), updating account information, setting up new accounts, etc.
  • Efficient and accurate data entry in ERP System (NetSuite).

Customer Support - 30%

  • Communicate with customers on items such as orders, returns, product issues, inventory levels, product availability and shipment tracking.
  • Efficiently resolve customer issues/problems, including order shortages, claims and invoicing.

Additional Responsibilities - 20%

  • Regularly communicate with Sales on customer needs and/or issues.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other teams including Customer Service, Supply Chain, Finance and Order Management.
  • Prepare shipping quotes and/or order estimates as requested, including product and shipping cost and inventory availability
  • Monitor inventory levels and identify possible out of stock situations.
  • Provide input from customers on product demand for procurement orders.


Qualifications

  • Order entry and order management experience.
  • Strong customer relationship and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Professional, tactful, and at ease interacting with large customer accounts and stakeholders
  • Extremely organized to efficiently work on and prioritize several accounts at once
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks, manage details, and work in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Excellent computer skills and capable of learning new software systems
  • 3+ yrs in Account Management working with medium to large accounts a plus
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally in English, Spanish is a plus
  • Experience with ERP/CRM, accounting, inventory, and/or order management systems. Experience with NetSuite a major plus


Compensation & Benefits

Compensation is dependent on experience. World Centric offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees. The benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, sick and vacation paid leave, wellness incentive program, paid holidays, 401(k) with Company contribution, and electric vehicle and alternative transportation incentive programs.


To Apply

Please send your experience and a brief cover letter exploring how your skill set and experience fits in with the position and why World Centric interests you. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. Please send information to jobs-acctmgrs@worldcentric.org. No phone calls, please.


Product Development Manager

Reports to: CEO
Direct Reports: 0
Hours: 40
Location: Petaluma HQ

World Centric is a 13 year old leading supplier of certified compostable disposable packaging based in Petaluma CA. The Company started as a non-profit in 2004 and now is a California Benefit Corporation and a certified B-Corp. It offsets all its carbon emissions and donates at least 25% of profits to environmentally and socially conscious organizations.

World Centric has over 250 different products and sells into retail and foodservice across the U.S. World Centric was founded in 2004 as a non-profit to raise awareness of how we are severely degrading the planet’s ecosystems and at the same time creating vast inequalities where billions of people are living without access to basic necessities of adequate food, water, health care, education, housing, sanitation etc. Now, as a for-profit we strive to create the most impact we can both socially and environmentally and envision a world where everyone’s basic needs can be met.

World Centric, as a leader in the compostables packaging, has a dynamic, fast-paced, high growth work environment and is looking for professionals who can thrive in such an environment. The culture and mission fit is very important for us and these requirements include a strong awareness, passion and commitment for social and environmental issues; a high degree of competence, motivation and initiative; and adaptability and ability to collaborate with others.



We are seeking a Product Development Manager to manage design and introduction of compostable food service products. This position is based at our headquarters in Petaluma, California.


Product Development

  • Manages and coordinates the company’s product development
  • Works with industrial designer and uses knowledge of injection molding, thermoforming and compression molding techniques to finalize product designs for food service disposables and other compostable packaging.
  • Ensures product designs meet requirements for aesthetics, usability and performance.
  • Works with external customers to execute designs, modifications, prototypes as per their requirements.
  • Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization and production issues.
  • Responsible for quoting pricing for new products based on manufacturing, material and other costs.
  • Works with suppliers for prototype tooling and final product tooling.
  • Responsible for product lifecycle management. Manages multiple development projects and ensures delivery on time and to quality specs.
  • Organizes, tracks and manages all documents, design files and communication from initial request/concept to final product delivery.
  • Tracks/updates new sku development from conception to purchasing hand off
    • Maintains lists of products proposed, in development and finalized.
    • Coordinates such lists with Marketing for photography, sell sheet and catalog creation
    • Establishes timelines and continually monitors product development process
    • Consistently communicates with suppliers to track design and development work-flow
    • Tracks all custom molded special order items, mold development progress, mold prototyping, and mold billing to customers.
  • Manages roll out of new products, including:
    • Working with marketing for spec sheets for new sku’s
    • Arranging shipping of new sku sales samples to sales reps
    • Using space modeling software to analyze product specs and propose most efficient packaging, box sizes, pallet and truckload maximizations.
  • Supports new product development or research as needed

Product Management

  • Responsible for identifying and recommending new product initiatives and related incentives in collaboration with regional sales managers, marketing, purchasing, and head of creative (CEO).
  • Researches and monitors existing client base and industry developments and identifies potential new product opportunities
  • Performs competitive analysis including pricing of competitors products not stocked and business potential for stocking.
  • Crafts business cases and product plans for new product concepts or features.


Required Skills

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in product design and management
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design/Engineering or related field
  • Understanding of injection molding, thermoforming, compression molding processes, capabilities and design constraints.
  • Experience with SolidWorks and ability to develop detailed drawings a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of product development processes and project management
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Familiar with logistics and production planning concepts
  • Broad range of computer skills—database, spreadsheet, and logistics software packages
  • Self-directed; ability to communicate findings, make recommendations, and facilitate change
  • Comfortable working with individuals at all organizational levels

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation dependent on experience
  • Open vacation/sick leave policy
  • 401K, health/dental/vision benefits
  • Work for company passionate about making a difference in the world.


To Apply

Please send your experience and a brief cover letter exploring how your skill set and experience fits in with the position and why World Centric interests you. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. Please send information to jobs-PD@worldcentric.org. No phone calls, please. Please do not forward a LinkedIn profile.