About Us

Our Story: Launching Lunch!  

We know how packing lunch day in and out can become a dreaded chore. So a few years back we set out to create an innovative solution for making lunch packing actually enjoyable – for our kids and for ourselves.

We craved something that was all in one, but had separate compartments to keep foods neat and fresh. It needed to be easy to open and close, especially for little fingers. We wanted it to be durable enough to last for years to come, but flexible enough to stay fresh and current. And last but not least, it had to be easy to clean – making it dishwasher safe was a must. Meet PlanetBox – where packing lunch doesn’t need to be rocket science!

We made PlanetBox out of non-toxic materials because we wanted a truly safe choice for our family and yours. Stainless steel works for foods – it’s safe, non-toxic, non-leaching, recyclable, and doesn’t pick up yucky food odors or stains like plastic does. And using a reusable lunchbox means creating a lot less trash – which lets us sleep easier knowing we are doing our part to help the planet for future generations.

A funny thing happens when you design a good lunchbox – it actually does some of the thinking for you and helps you create better, healthier lunches! Let your PlanetBox serve as a guide for packing a healthy lunch. Did you forget to include some veggies? The empty compartment will remind you. Concerned about overeating at lunch? Rest assured that won’t happen because PlanetBox’s compartments were designed to hold sensible portions.  And now your morning routine just got a little easier – who doesn’t need that!? 

About the Founders: Caroline and Robert Miros are parents who combined their unique talents to create PlanetBox. Robert is an engineer who has designed consumer and medical products for the past 15 years. Caroline has worked extensively on children’s health education and environmental programs. They both share a passion for promoting the health of our children and our planet. And they both pack their fair share of lunches! They live in Northern California with their two daughters/product testers and a flock of chickens.


Careers:  PlanetBox is a product of 3rd Stone Design (www.3rdstonedesign.com), a product development firm specializing in consumer and medical products and devices that promote the health of people and the planet. Located in San Rafael, CA, we are a small but vibrant office full of people who work hard, are passionate about our mission, and enjoy a good cup of coffee. If you are interested in working with us, please send us an email.  Local applicants only please – sorry, telecommuting is not an option.

 

Current Position Opening: Sales Operations Manager

Position Profile: 

We are a product design, strategy and development firm that provides consulting services to the medical device, renewable energy and consumer goods industries. We also develop, contract the manufacture of, and sell our own lines of products for the worldwide market, including PlanetBox Lunchbox. This position will be working primarily with the PlanetBox team and will be responsible for spearheading PlanetBox’s sales goals. Please visit www.PlanetBox.com and 3rdStoneDesign.com for more information about our products and services.

The Sales Operations Manager is responsible for managing sales from order creation through customer delivery. The sales manager will work with the sales, marketing and the supply chain team to develop and implement an integrated sales strategy. The right person will be flexible and work to fill a variety of roles in order to ensure an awesome sales program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Develop an overall Sales Operations strategy that is customer-centric and achieves sales objectives

-Partner with Sales and Marketing leadership on business planning and strategy

-Work with new and existing customers to manage retail and bulk sales orders

-Manage and work to resolve customer service issues, from order placement to delivery

-Monitor returns process performance and collaborate with appropriate team members to drive improvements

-Build a big portfolio of brick and mortar retailers

-Manage sales sample distribution

-Learn the product and become one of the best spokespeople for our products on the planet!

Essential Skills:

-Superlative sales skills, including the ability to connect with customers and close the sale

-Must be personable and able to find creative and practical solutions in a fast paced environment

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Strong problem-solving, analytical and collaborative skills

-Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills; ability to work effectively under time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines

-Must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail

-Multi-task on projects with the ability to prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment

-Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite, social media and E-commerce platforms required

-Must be detail oriented with the ability to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision

 

Position Requirements / Qualifications:

 

-          Minimum of three years in a sales position

-          Experience with sales trend analysis and forecasting

-          Customer service experience - must be personable, a problem solver and quick thinker

-          Experience with E-Commerce platforms

-          Experience with wholesale orders and building wholesale relationships

-          Specialty and department store experience a plus

-          B.A./B.S in business or technical area desired

-          Successful track record of working with customers

-          Experience with wholesale orders, building and managing accounts

-          Creative thinking, sound judgment, organization, diplomacy, thoroughness, professionalism, humor and an uncanny desire to do great work.

-          Must possess a passion for promoting the health of people and the planet

 

Hours:            Full Time Position, 40+ hours per week

Benefits:        3 Weeks Paid Time Off + Major Holidays

                        Health Insurance

                        Friendly Co-Workers, Meaningful Work, and a job that you’ll want to come to!

 

Commensurate with Experience, Mix of Salary and Commission

 

Please email us a cover letter and resume to: kathryn@planetbox.com