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Impact Intern - Sir Kensington's

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Impact Intern - Sir Kensington's

  • Responsibilities

    About Us –

    Please allow us to introduce ourselves

    Sir Kensington's is best known for making condiments with character. We work to bring integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food. Beginning in 2010, we realized that while food was evolving, condiments weren't. So, we decided to make them better, starting with ketchup. Since then, we launched a full portfolio of condiments and dressings, and gained a cult following. Now, you can find the food we make in hundreds of leading restaurants, thousands of leading retailers, and millions of meal kit boxes across the country. But we're just getting started, and we need your help.

    In April of 2017, Sir Kensington’s joined Unilever, the leading progressive global consumer products company. With them, we're part of a family of global brands helping to define the future of good food and good business. With access to Unilever's resources and expertise, we will continue to operate independently from our SoHo headquarters.

    About the Role –

    When you aren’t eating this is what you will do…

    Sir Kensington’s Impact arm serves to push forward its social and environmental responsibility initiatives and ensures they are integrated with its core business and its growth. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing food business that is building its impact strategy from the ground up. As an intern you will work side-by-side with the Impact Strategy Manager to build this department’s foundation. You will get to wear many hats, supporting cross-functional projects with other departments such as Supply Chain, Product, and Marketing, and experience working with our parent company Unilever, a multi-national global leader in sustainable business. Projects you will support may include:

    • Supporting the early stages of program development to begin executing on our newly formed business-wide sustainability strategy (to be completed in April 2019).
    • Informing impact initiatives and sourcing decisions through information seeking, research, and benchmarking.
    • Helping to build out our values-led sourcing framework and work towards traceability in our supply chain through supplier mapping, ingredient and certification research, and building business cases, such as for sustainable and ethical sourcing of categories such as spices.
    • Helping develop a growth strategy for Sir Kensington’s social impact program that will set us on a path to become advocacy leaders and develop strategic philanthropy programs.
    • Supporting improvement on our B Corp performance through materiality assessment and short-term and long-term goal and objective setting.
    • Finding opportunities to integrate our impact work with our social media and communications platforms. Assist in developing strategy and content to spread education and awareness to our followers and consumers.

    This role is based in New York City.

    Sir Kensington’s Mission and Values

    • Our Purpose:
      • We believe food is the most powerful human connector. To protect that superpower, we work to defend the dignity of food.
    • Our Mission:
      • We reimagine ordinary and overlooked food with fearless integrity and charm.

    Our Values:

    1. Our secret ingredient is people. We elevate the creative, analytical and entrepreneurial power of our team and partners to solve the biggest challenges.

    2 .  We act with honor, even when no one is looking. We do what is right and build genuine, lasting relationships based on honesty and trust.

    3 .  We put special sauce on everything. We look for the diamond in the rough. Infusing every product, experience, and relationship with magic.

    4 .  We think long term, yet act in short order. We are patient enough to make big things happen, yet get the job done now - even when the job to be done is not our job at all.

    Where We Impact:

    • Plate – Food is not a thing, it’s an experience. We create stand-out sensory experiences that connect people to each other, to nature, and to culture. Tasting Sir Kensington’s should remind you why you love food in the first place.
    • People – People make food great. We use food to create healthy connections for people– to each other and to better livelihoods. Whether it’s our own team, our stakeholders, or the original cultures whose food we honor, we treat people right.
    • Planet – The environment is a shared resource. We make good food possible by addressing the environmental addressing the environmental crisis, promoting animal welfare, and preserving biodiversity.
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  • Qualifications

    About You – Necessary ingredients

    Are you a doer? A problem solver? An explorer on a culinary journey? You’ll be in good company here and Sir Kensington himself would be delighted to have you aboard. We’re doing things differently, and we need your help. Here are the requirements of the role:

    • A current undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree related to sustainability, social impact, food systems, or similar field.
    • Knowledgeable about the social and environmental impacts of food value chains.
    • Experience working in and/or analyzing private sector sustainability/CSR initiatives with a critical and innovative approach.
    • Adaptability and comfort in working across projects of various subject matters and in collaboration with different departments.
    • A love and skill for information-gathering and synthesizing.
    • An independent worker, self-starter, and creative problem-solver.
    • Fluency with Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Drive.
    • Prior work experience a plus.
    • Love of food required!

    The Special Sauce – Figuratively speaking (though we also make special sauce) If you're looking for an entrepreneurial, fast-paced startup environment, you'll thrive at Sir Kensington's. But there's more to it than that. If you’re naturally curious and seek to contribute at a purpose-driven food company, you'll feel at home here. We extend Sir Kensington's ethos of "integrity and charm" into the way we work.

    Equal Opportunity Employment:

    As Sir Kensington’s first value states, our secret ingredient is people. We seek to recruit and include people with a diversity of abilities, backgrounds, and cultures to better serve our diverse community of customers, to create a more highly effective team, and to be a responsible business within society. - Mark and Scott, Co-founders of Sir Kensington’s

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law. As an equal opportunity employer, Sir Kensington's offers and encourages all applicants to provide personal information through this survey so that we may better serve our employees, customers, community, and civic representatives. Completion of this data is voluntary and will not affect your terms or conditions of employment.

  • Benefits
    • Opportunity to contribute at a fast growing and entrepreneurial company
    • All the condiments (with character) you can eat
    • A supportive environment which values profession development, personal responsibility, and candor
    • Benefits include monthly metro card, unlimited snacks, and more!
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
  • About Us
    Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.