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Food General Manager

Kennewick, WA

Post Date: 06/14/2017 Job ID: 7678 Discipline: C-Suite Industry: Ingredients

Our client is a well-respected produce processor and supplier of a variety of high quality products experiencing explosive growth.  They are located in the beautiful and scenic Yakima Valley in heart of wine country in the state Washington.  

General Manager - WA (Pacific Northwest)

About the company

  • Successful and dramatically growing produce company with multiple facilities

  • Privately owned with well-established industry relationships committed to providing excellent customer service offering a variety of quality products to customers

About the role

  • Member of the Company's Senior Leadership Team providing leadership and oversite of all aspects of the division including day-to-day operations, quality, to include sales and marketing

  • Responsible for establishing / maintaining a positive, team oriented environment throughout the entire division

  • Responsible for cost standards for the products produced with an emphasis on costing/producing profitability

  • Partner with Sales & Marketing, develop and execute strategies that support and achieve divisional sales goals while staying involve in business development

  • Direct the unit's financial goals, objectives, and budgets while setting the overall  strategic direction of the division

  • Meet and collaborate with the Executive Board to develop the goals, priorities, and direction of the division

Background Profile

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 - 7+ years of management experience in food processing with produce or dried food ingredient, dry operations experience preferred  

  • Must be a "leader" with big picture leadership, going  above and beyond day to day operations with the ability to offer business development and increase sales

  • Strong knowledge of food processing production processes, quality and food safety

  • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects

  • Develop and execute a sales and marketing strategy that supports and achieves divisional sales goals  

About the community

  • Kennewick, WA  Metro Area

  • Washington wine country - popular Northwest tourist destination

  • Tri city area located near river with plenty of water activities

  • Small town charm

  • Listed on top 10 most secure places to live

Benefits and Compensation

  • Competitive compensation (base and bonus)

  • Company offers 100% paid medical coverage for employee and family

  • Opportunity to provide leadership and impact an aggressively growing company

Nancy Furgason
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Nancy brings unparalleled marketplace knowledge and food industry expertise gained from relationships built over 20 years of executive recruiting at Kinsa. An alum of MATC, she is regularly requested and acclaimed for her ability to identify and place top talent at Kinsa’s food and beverage processing company clients.

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