The sweetest job opening ever: $78,000 a 12 months to style sweet whereas sitting in your sofa

Sweet Funhouse, an internet retailer of confectionery treats from chocolate bars to gummies and licorice, is hiring for a $78,000 a 12 months ($100,000 Canadian), work-from-home job as its Chief Sweet Officer.

Duties embrace: “leading candy board meetings, being the head taste tester … and all things fun.”

A number of thousand candidates have already utilized for the place, which was posted on LInkedIn in July, mentioned Chief Government Officer Jamal Hejazi. He famous that he is been shocked by the variety of “golden ticket” themed purposes and the frilly movies of total households providing to share the tasting duties and wage.

However Hejazi additionally sees the attraction. “Imagine your best memories around candy, and having that every day at work,” he mentioned.

Sweet Funhouse, based mostly outdoors of Toronto, is headed by a quartet of 20- and 30-something siblings who grew up within the space and whose dad and mom owned donut retailers and a neighborhood restaurant.

“My brother Mo, a candyhead, founded it in 2018 and my mother was employee no. 2,” mentioned Hejazi, including that he and a youthful sister and brother later joined the agency.

The household hoped to distinguish their firm from different extremely profitable on-line and brick-and-mortar rivals akin to Mars, Hershey and Amazon with a “weird” mixture of merchandise, no minimal orders — “we’ll sell one lollipop” — and a robust push on social media.

Gross sales in 2021, boosted considerably by the pandemic, had been “just under $15 million. I’m not kidding,” Hejazi mentioned.

The household retains a 90% possession stake.

The firm mentioned the Chief Sweet Officer place is open to candidates as younger as 5 years outdated — though parental permission would doubtless be required. Many dad and mom have filmed their little one filling out the appliance and posted it on-line.

The firm has 340,000 followers on Instagram and three million on Tik-Tok, together with a Kardashian, Hejazi mentioned, though he declined to specify which one.

Proper now, the corporate is prepping for Halloween, its largest gross sales interval final 12 months. “We have 40% of our stock in” thus far, Hejazi mentioned. Final week, sweet large Hersheys reported that it’s going to have issue assembly Halloween-related demand this 12 months.

Hejazi additionally famous that studies on social media claiming that the Chief Sweet Officer will probably be required to eat 3,500 items of sweet per thirty days are incorrect. (That quantity represents the totally different varieties the corporate shares.) “That would be 117 a day,” Hejazi mentioned. “That’s too many.”