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Pingree Detroit Employment Opportunities - 2024

Pingree Detroit is Hiring for the following positions:

Accepting applications on a rolling basis


(IMMEDIATE OPENING) Sales Associate & Impact Ambassador

We want to leverage and amplify your passion and personality to bring sustainable solutions into the hands (and on the feet) of people all across North America.

Do you want to be a future co–owner of our company and lead and grow our sales teams?   If so, Apply now to be Pingree Detroit's Sales Associate & Impact Ambassador

Pay: A blend of hourly with sliding scale commission on profits. Expect $16-$50+ hourly after commission.  

Benefits: Eligible to co-own our company after 1 year which correlates with 77% of profits of the company going to worker-owners. Insurance stipend, PTO, and Paid sick days for full-time. 

Reports to

Chief Marketing Officer & Co-founder @Jarret_Pingree 


Pingree Mfg L3C (Pingree Detroit) - founded in 2015, is a worker-owned design and sustainable manufacturing cooperative based in Detroit. Veterans and Detroiters on our team hand-craft sustainable, unique pieces made with upcycled leather, air bag material, and seat belts from the Detroit auto industry including the first sneakers ever made in Detroit, coasters, bags, dog leashes, and home goods recently featured on ABC World News Tonight. Relationships are our strongest currency and we are looking for passionate people who want to be part of our sales and marketing team to get our solutions into the hands of new and existing customers. On Saturdays and Sundays you’ll work at our pop-ups at Eastern Market, our store in Ferndale, or other locations across Michigan doing market research on new products and prototypes, building our newsletter subscribers, and meeting sales goals for the day.   

Must be available to work the majority of Friday's (1pm-7pm), Saturdays (7am-7pm) and Sundays (8am-4pm) and have reliable transportation.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Have passion for making neighborhoods stronger and more self sufficient
  2. Be on time and able to pick up, load merchandise, set up, maintain and breakdown each event while adhering visual standards per Pingree Detroit’s specification
  3. Your own transportation is required
  4. Be alert, approachable and authentic with prospective customers at in-person events
  5. Maintain proficient knowledge of all Pingree Detroit’s products, prices, and our history
  6. Record inventory, count cash bank before and after each event 
  7. Maintain professional attitude with sincerity and enthusiasm 
  8. Build relationships with customers 
  9. Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time 
  10. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs 
  11. Basic math skills required; ability to use a calculator. 
  12. Responsible for taking care of products. Bring back in the same condition as you received them. 
  13. Flexible availability 
  14. Attending weekly 20 min wins and goals calls with our CMO 

Sales Associates and Impact Ambassadors will Be:

Self-driven | Approachable | Mission first attitude | Passionate |  Trustworthy  | Clear communicator | Organized | Attentive | Persuasive | Punctual | Reliable  |Enthusiastic | Creative | Eager to learn

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift tables and/or move up to 10-30 pounds in tent weights and merchandise. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 


Travel is only required to and from workshop to event space. Drivers license and vehicle required. Mileage reimbursed at .59 cents/mile when transporting products from the workshop to and from events.  

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma.
  2. Retail/Sales experience preferred
  3. Marketing experience preferred 

AAP/EEO Statement

Note: Pingree Mfg. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with a strong commitment to a diverse workforce. We celebrate all abilities, beliefs, and backgrounds. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture, competitive compensation, fun work environment, and mission 1st attitude that focuses on developing each of our employees to be the best version of themselves. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Interested applicants may email their resume and cover letter to with the Subject Line: “Sales Associate & Impact Ambassador Application” and must also complete the following Application(Click Here). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 




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