Careers

Compelling is growing! We’re always on the lookout for anyone interested in growing with us in a dynamic, fun, definitely non-corporate atmosphere regardless of your sex, age, orientation, or race.

Please email your resume, with the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line, to:
service@compelling.coffee

Compelling Coffee is a Los Angeles-based cafe supplier and coffee roaster. We offer sustainably sourced coffees and teas, the most-trusted cafe equipment on the market, comprehensive training, and dependable customer service as a wholesaler and soon to be retailer.

Compelling started in late-2011 as a web-based business. Our first offerings were exclusively rare coffees, which led us to explore our own sustainability as a business and our place in the market. In 2013, Compelling began selling to select wholesale partners. By the end of the year, we’d won a couple awards for roasting, and grew large enough to attract national interest. Today, Compelling works with partners across the US, from supermarket distributors to fine dining restaurants. Creating sustainable, quality relationships with our service partners is what we do, 24/7.

We have wholesale partners in need of technical support in the Greater Los Angeles area, and would love to work with a qualified, experienced technician to represent our brand. That’s where you come in.

Compelling is currently hiring for a Technical Specialist.

Technical Specialist – Greater Los Angeles area (Contract or Part-Time, Technical)

The associate is responsible for:
● Installing, maintaining, and repairing coffee and tea equipment.
● Travel to locations within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation is determined based on previous experience and certifications carried. Travel and time are both compensated at a generous hourly rate.
  • Free coffee and tea.

Requirements

  • A passion to further your education and knowledge of specialty coffee and hospitality.
    ● Strong verbal interpersonal communication skills.
    ● Organizational skills – follow up, scheduling, and attention to detail.
    ● Must have access to a car, with California insurance, and a data-enabled smartphone.
    ● A flexible schedule.
    ● Be self-directed when needed, but comfortable taking direction and asking questions.A strong candidate will have:
    ● Experience in specialty coffee and tea equipment maintenance and installation.
    ● Certifications from one or more of the following: La Marzocco, Bunn, Curtis, Fetco, or similar.

Contact us at service@compelling.coffee with your resume and a professional reference from a former supervisor to be considered.

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Regional Partner Development – Southern California (B2B SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)This position has been filled.
The Regional Partner Development associate is responsible for forming new Compelling partnerships with businesses from the San Diego to Central Valley area of California.

The associate is responsible for:
● Taking the initiative to build new sales channels, including partnerships with cafes, restaurants, and more.
● Maintaining a database of potential and closed sales in their territory.
● Following up with their established partners to make sure their needs are met at any given moment.
● Phone, web-based, and in-person sales meetings with prospects.

Requirements

  • A passion to further your education and knowledge of specialty coffee and hospitality.
    ● Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
    ● Must have access to a car, with California insurance, and a data-enabled smartphone.
    ● A flexible schedule.
    ● Be self-directed when needed, but comfortable taking direction and asking questions.
    ● Motivation to meet and exceed sales targets.
    ● Ability to take both wins and losses professionally.A strong candidate will have:
    ● Experience in specialty coffee sales and proven high-performance.
    ● Experience training baristas

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation is generous commission-based to start; experienced candidates are eligible for salary upon commencement. We expect the commission on this position to be equivalent to around $51,000/year.
    ● After 90 days, this full-time position will be eligible for to switch to a biweekly salary based on experience and current commission-based earnings, as well as full health insurance compensation. You are also free to choose to continue to receive commission for the duration of your employment if you wish.
  • Free coffee and tea.
  • Great experience.

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Barista – Greater Los Angeles area (RETAIL) This position has been filled.
We have a series of in-person demos coming up in the Greater Los Angeles area, and would love to work with a qualified barista to represent our brand. That’s where you come in.
Compelling is currently hiring for a Barista, with the possibility of promotion to a Shop Trainer position.

The associate is responsible for:
● Dialing-in and preparing coffee and tea drinks according to Compelling standards.
● Preparing drinks with efficient, professional standards.
● Travel to events within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Compensation and Benefits
● Compensation is an hourly rate based on experience, plus any tips or share of tips if working with an associate.
● Free coffee and tea.
Requirements

● A passion to further your education and knowledge of specialty coffee and hospitality.
● Strong verbal interpersonal communication skills.
● Organizational skills – follow up, scheduling, and attention to detail.
● Must have access to a car, with California insurance, and a data-enabled smartphone.
● A flexible schedule.
● Be self-directed when needed, but comfortable taking direction and asking questions.
● Social media competency.

A strong candidate will have:
● Experience in specialty coffee sales and proven high-performance.
● Experience training baristas in brewing coffee and tea, and making milk-based beverages.

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Roasting Production Manager – Los Angeles (LABOR) This position has been filled.
Posted: August 9th, 2015
The Production Manager is responsible for roasting our coffee to an exacting profile. Some experience is required, as is a humble attitude and willingness to grow as a roaster.
The Production Manager:
● Produces all packaging materials for daily shipments, including labeling of bags and boxes, ensuring all orders are filled, packed, and shipped in an accurate and efficient manner.
● Communicates with the Green Coffee Buyer regarding any inventory shortages, errors, safety concerns
● Perform Daily/weekly/monthly maintenance and cleaning of select production equipment

Requirements

● Relevant professional experience and strong references.
● Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
● Ability to stand or walk 8 hours per day
● Ability to lift up to 80 lbs many times throughout the day
● Be self-directed when needed, but comfortable taking direction and asking questions
● Communicate effectively with co-workers, vendors, customers

Compensation and Benefits

● Salary starts at $15/hr. After 90 days of full-time work, this full-time position will be eligible for benefits, TBD.