Step aside, Willy Wonka: A Canadian confectionery company called Candy Funhouse is hiring a professional taste tester, with a salary of up to $100,000 a year.
Last week, the Mississauga, Ontario-based company released a Jobs for what he describes as the world’s leading confectionery executive. The successful candidate will be responsible for taste testing approximately 3,500 products each month, hosting company board meetings, and approving new candy inventory with their “CCO stamp of approval.” , according to the LinkedIn post.
That’s a lot of candy: about 113 pieces a day, or almost five times the daily recommended amount of sugar, according to dietary guidelines published by the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
Luckily, the listing says the chosen candidate will have “extended dental coverage.”
The job requirements are minimal: You must be at least 5 years old, live in North America and have an “obvious” love for sugar. The listing says parents can apply for their children and the CCO will undergo extensive palace training to certify their “golden taste buds” before they are tasked with selecting Candy Funhouse stock.
“Like the love of sweets – the position is not age-related,” the listing reads. “All you need is a passion for candy, pop culture and a sweet tooth.”
The CCO may work from home or in person in Newark, New Jersey or Toronto, Canada. They will have the option of working a regular 40-hour work week unless they are under 18, in which case the position will fit their schedule, Jamal Hejazi, CEO of Candy Funhouse, told CNBC. Make It.
The position does not have an expiration date. If a 5-year-old is selected, they could potentially hold the CCO title for life. Hejazi admits having a young leader at board meetings would be “a little chaotic”, but he sees an opportunity for creativity.
“We think a child’s unbiased opinion and creative imagination would be a huge asset to Candy Funhouse,” he says. “They were taking the idea for ideas, campaigns and inspiration for new projects.”
The job posting says applicants must be “born leaders” and have “the enthusiasm and desire to try confectionery products.” You don’t necessarily need taste test experience to submit a resume and cover letter, but an interest in the media is a bonus.
This media interest may have something to do with Candy Funhouse’s presence on TikTok: the company has 2.8 million followers on the platform, so the eventual CCO could be widely exposed on the networks. social. The company also seems currently recruiting for social media personalities, paid up to $24 per hour.
The CCO will be paid $100,000 in US or Canadian dollars, depending on where they live, according to Hejazi. The deadline to apply is August 31.