<![CDATA[Kinsa (div of ABR): jobboards]]> http://JOBS.KINSA.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Regulatory Manager - Food & Beverage]]>

Global Food & Beverage Ingredients manufacturer and distributor located in Chicago.

Background profile:

- Bachelor's degree in technical field, including Toxicology, Quality, Food Science, Chemistry or related.  Master's degree a plus.

- 7+ years of experience in Regulatory / Quality field.

- 4+ years in Food, Flavors, or Ingredients industry.  International experience preferred.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Seattle]]>

Our client, a casual dining restaurant, is looking for a General Manager with leadership and training experience to create a motivating, fast-paced and fun environment for a team of 40+ employees

About the Role

  • Extensive, hands-on training program is provided to help you be successful

  • Growth opportunities are available

  • Weekend availability is needed but no late nights

Background Profile

  • 3+ years managing a casual dining restaurant

  • Catering experience is a plus

  • Previous training role is desired

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Two weeks of vacation plus major holidays

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Offers and encourages a work/life balance

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Supervisor / Bakery Products]]>

Company

Our client, a local premium bread company to Milwaukee, WI is looking for a QA Supervisor to add to their team. This person will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining QA programs while directing the daily activities of a few direct reports.

Your role with the Company

Coordinates activities with management team to maintain organizational consistency

Coordinates and maintains the food safety program to assure compliance to food safety regulations, certifications, and customer requirements

Provides information and guidance to management regarding non-conformance (raw materials, work in progress, and finished products) customer complaints and production-related problems

Maintains, updates, and presents training for all co-workers: Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety, HACCP, Allergen Control Plans, Food Defense

Leads the development and implementation of quality and food safety systems and practices and requirements, in conjunction with management of other functional areas in the Company

Maintains documentation program customer and regulatory audits

Maintains, reviews, and approves product specifications and test procedures for customer, raw material, work in process, and final product approval

Completes customer requests for verification of product specifications and general information regarding GMP, Food Safety, HAACP, Allergens, Process Control, etc.

Provides excellent level of customer service to both internal and external customers

Works in accordance with all federal, state, and local safe production facility requirements.

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Engineering, Food Science, Microbiology, or Business Administration and 5-7 years related experience and/or training, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Certifications and/or training in GMPs, HACCP, Food Safety (PCQI preferred) and Allergen Management is required

Previous auditing and training experience is helpful

Community Information

Milwaukee, WI

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Senior Sales Manager - Meat Industry]]>

About the Company
- Well established company with great reputation
- Producer of wide variety of meat products

About the Role
- Provide leadership and direction to sales team
- Develop sales strategies and source new sales opportunities
- Expand relationships with key clients
- Work from corporate office with limited travel

About the Community
- Beaverton, Oregon area
- Benefits of large metro area, including national sports teams
- Beautiful area, with numerous outdoor recreation opportunities
- Relocation Supported

Background Profile
- Meat industry sales experience
- 5+ years of experience leading a sales team
- Experience with inside sales to grocery stores, restaurants, or distributors a plus

Benefits and Features
- Health, dental, vision insurance
- 401K
- Laptop, phone, and travel reimbursement

Senior Sales Executive
Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the meat/protein industry with proven sales experience, a demonstrated track record of leadership and over achieving sales quotas. The Senior Sales Executive will develop sales strategies, successfully source new sales opportunities, maintain and expand relationships with strategically important clients and close sales. He/She will be an integral member of the management team and will be tasked with enriching and enhancing a positive company culture. The position will be located at our headquarters in Carlton, Oregon. Limited travel within the Pacific Northwest will be required.
Duties:
: Develop and implement strategic sales plans to generate revenue and grow sales with new and existing accounts.
: Achieve sales and profit objectives successfully through individual and team sales efforts.
: Work in close coordination with management team to create and lead strategic direction.
: Provide support and develop sales strategies to attract new customers and ensure that existing customers receive excellent customer service.
: Maintain and expand relationships with strategically important clients.
: Prepare personalized sales proposals, presentations, and specific programs designed to ensure sales, service, and support of accounts are achieved.
: Recommend changes in pricing, products, services, and distribution by evaluating results and competitive trends developments.
: Provide leadership and support to the sales team.
: Provide subject matter expertise to customers and sales team.
: Establish and maintain customer relationships to grow profitable sales.
: Develop and execute program launches correlating with new customer acquisitions
: Perform daily sales activities, staying in touch with customers and anticipating their needs.
: Interface with Production and Distribution to ensure accurate order fulfillment.
Essential Skills:
: Previous experience leading and managing a sales team.
: Demonstrated record of sales success and overachievement.
: Developed knowledge of the industry.
: Motivated, adaptable and able to work with little direction.
: Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to adapt to change quickly.
: Self-starter, proactively looks for and suggests improvements.
: A student of selling, finds personal satisfaction in closing and building business.
: Demonstrated problem solving & negotiation skill.
: Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
: Ability to connect with customers, discuss all aspects of the product, and react in a timely manner to quickly-changing circumstances
: Maintain a professional/working image in self and work environment including vehicle.

Qualifications:
: 5-10 years' experience in the meat industry.
: Bachelor's degree in sales or closely related field with three years of relevant sales and industry experience; or equivalent combined education and on the job experience.
: Proven proficiency in the use of a personal computer accompanied by a strong aptitude for technical applications.
: Ability and willingness to travel overnight as needed.
: A valid driver's license and proven safe driving record.
: Ability to lift 50 pounds.

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Engineering Director]]>

Our client is a global leader in refrigerated food products.  Responsible for Plant Engineers, all capital projects, maintenance and manufacturing processes for several facilities.

About the Role

  • Manage all capital projects including designing production lines, new and existing equipment/infrastructure, new building construction

  • Manage maintenance and capital budgets to ensure competitive costs within the budget

  • Oversee Engineering Managers at several locations

  • Strong understanding of USDA/3A sanitary design principles, OSHA, EPA and all related regulations and best practices engineering principles

  • Travel up to 15%

Background Profile

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 7+ years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, Process or Project Engineer

  • Experience in USDA food manufacturing environment  

  • Strong leadership and visionary skills

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary + bonus structure

  • Full Benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sales Executive - Retail]]>

Job Description:
our client develops, manufactures, imports and manages a wide array of branded and private label products in the specialty food and beverage arena. We are seeking a professional salesperson to ambitiously expand revenue and profit growth.
Under general direction, this position develops and maintains key accounts and channels of trade to meet our client's sales goals, focuses on target markets and new product viability.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage, maintain and grow all sales channels, including key accounts & distributors.

  • Utilize and manage brokers as needed to best exploit and sell our product portfolio.

  • Participate in establishing accurate forecasts and sales budgets.

  • Create, design, implement and manage sales plans and promotional schedules for each channel of trade within budget parameters.

  • Create compelling sales presentations.

  • Create, implement and execute creative marketing plans to assist in establishing brand presence.

  • Meet or exceed sales projections, while staying on budget with both revenue and spending targets.

  • Search for new product opportunities while in the field.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in food industry sales.

  • The ability to manage a strategic plan and deliver on plan objectives is imperative.

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to "think on one's feet."

  • Self- starter with an enthusiastic sales personality.

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - Center of the Store/Retailers]]>

Company

Our client, a producer and packager of premium walnuts, is looking for a National Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible contacting large food retailers and club stores for sales opportunities.

Your role with the Company

Sales and Relationship Management

Develop strategies to identify, target and capitalize on sales opportunities

Understand customer needs, strategic priorities, organizational processes and logistics systems

Develop and maintain strong working knowledge of the competitive market environment to facilitate sales development efforts

Continuously network; travel to customers or food shows as needed

Reach agreement and influence contracting decisions

Prepare and submit tender/bid packages

Negotiate contract terms

Communication

Listen to customer to understand all needs

Oral and written communication to clearly convey messages to both customers and internal parties

Results Driven

Strong drive for results in markets, customers, volume and margin.

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in sales, marketing or business

5+ years sales experience in food or specialty ingredients sector

Experience with proven value selling approaches and techniques

Excellent communication and presentation skills, both in creation and execution.  

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

Community Information

Home Office

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sales Account Manager - Food Ingredients]]>

Natural ingredient manufacturer for confectionary, bakery, dairy, and snack food products based in the Willington, DE area.   

Background Profile:

- 5+ years of related sales experience with food ingredients, bakery and confectionery ingredients preferred.

- Bachelor's degree in marketing or food science preferred.

- Must live within commuting distance of office in Delaware.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[R&D Director, Baked Goods]]>

Our client is known around the world as a key player in the frozen food industry and the leading provider to the in-store bakery, food service, and retail marketplaces. They are one of the world's top family-owned food companies.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Oversight of a major Research and Development segment providing people/team leader

  • Leads new product development, product renovation, cost savings, startups, and technical sales support

  • Develop and communicate business plans to executive management

  • Ensure adequate resources (equipment, people, budgets, etc.) are available for department initiatives

  • Oversee and prioritize all R&D projects, programs, and activities

  • Engage regularly with both internal and external customers to understand priorities and ensure customer satisfaction

  • Assure effective best practices for R&D personnel and food safety at all times

Background Profile:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Food Science or related, MBA a plus

  • 10+ years of food industry experience

  • 5+ years of R&D team management experience

  • Experience with baked goods/dough ideal

  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits & Features:

  • Excellent base salary and bonus

  • Standard competitive benefits

  • Relocation assistance

  • Generous PTO package

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Marketing Manager - New Product Development - Foodservice]]>

About the Company
- Very well established and respected food manufacturer
- Especially well known for exceptional products in foodservice market
- Community based, family oriented company

About the Role
- Drive new product development process on a cross functional basis-concept through production scale-up
- Perform market research to identify new market opportunities
- Validate feasibility of potential new products
- Formalize Stage Gate development process
- Lead introduction of new concepts and products through entire Stage Gate process
- Evaluate product in market post launch

About the Community
- Eastern Pennsylvania
- Lower than average cost of living
- Beautiful centrally located area, convenient to major metropolitan areas
- Great place to raise a family

Background Profile
- Experience leading cross functional product development teams in the food and beverage industry
- Experience with syndicated data and market research
- Experience developing food/beverage products for the foodservice market
- Experience working with the Stage Gate product innovation process
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
- Ability to travel up to 25%, including internationally

Benefits and Features
- Competitive salary and bonus
- Outstanding insurance
- Full benefits

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Technical Services Manager - Confectionary]]>

Growing confectionary manufacturer based in Southeastern Wisconsin.  

Lead Food Safety and Quality Systems in addition to the management and development of new and/or improved products and processes.  Lead R&D projects from concept to commercialization.  

Background profile:

- 5+ years of leadership experience with Food Safety Programs, Quality Systems, New Product Development and Technical Operations support.

- Knowledge in Chocolate and Coating manufacturing.  

- SQF, HACCP, and PCQI Certified preferred.

- Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or related field.  

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Vice President of Marketing]]>

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The Vice President, Marketing will be focused on driving the day-to-day operations within the department, with a strong emphasis on strategic branding, community engagement, and driving store customer counts, development and execution of the weekly ad circular to millions of customers. Critical to this role is a focus on analytics, process and continuous improvement within the department.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

-Optimize all marketing activities

-Collaboratively help drive Marketing & Merchandising to share responsibility for developing and implementing innovative and best in class marketing plans for the business

-Create processes and systems across the department in order to gain efficiencies and effectiveness in the marketing organization

- Oversee and direct all aspects of media buying, including the negotiations, planning and implementation processes as well as all post-promotional analyses

-Explore and analyze new ideas, creative developments and media to gain alignment as to the marketing strategies

Experience desired:

-Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing is required; an MBA is a plus

-10 years or more of marketing experience in a customer-centric, high volume environment, with experience in retailing

-Experience in direct marketing, retail, and eCommerce required; experience in consumer goods and food service companies helpful

-Specific depth of experience in Digital marketing is required

-Experience managing a high volume of marketing projects of a high-speed retail environment

-Technical skills such as excel, Tableau and other BI tools is a plus

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

-Detail-oriented and operationally-focused

-Strong project planning, tracking & organizing skills

-Ability to perform deep quantitative analysis and modeling

-Working knowledge of the budget and tracking

Very good compensation package, benefits and relocation package

Travel - likely but limited regionally

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sr Financial Analyst - FP&A / Produce]]>

Company

Our client, a processor and packager of premium fresh cut produce, is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to add to their team. This person will be responsible for financial analyst for new product development.

Your role with the Company

Responsible for managing financial modeling for the business's bidding & new product development processes

Work directly with sales, marketing & operations to develop proforma P&Ls to provide guidance to the business team for decisions

Responsible for building proforma P&Ls with inputs from sales & operations

The candidate should have experience working with bills of materials, standard costs & performance drivers within manufacturing plants (labor efficiency, yield analysis, activity based costing, plant overhead analysis), preferably within a CGP/Food & Beverage manufacturing environment

Experience working with sales teams on customer profitability, margin requirements, commercialization costs & trade spend management

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field required (CPA preferred)

5 years' of process cost accounting in a multi-plant environment as a Financial Analyst

Experience with data warehouses, costing systems

Experience with ERP (JD Edwards)

Proficient with Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint required  

MS Access or other database management software a plus

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, finance, and product costing.

Ability to influence cross-functional team members

Perform financial analysis and cost analysis; prepare product development requests

Calculate target costs and update standard costs and prices

Work on yearly budget and communicate variances on a weekly/monthly basis

Analyze performance vs. standards & budget to achieve goals

Be the finance liaison to other cross functional departments

Community Information

Irwindale California Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[VP of Strategic Planning / Frozen Foods Category]]>

Company

Our client, a distributor of co-packed frozen/canned/dehydrated produce, is looking for a VP of Strategic Planning to add to their team. This person will be responsible for targeting retail grocery accounts to boost the overall presence in the grocery channel. This person will also be managing 3 individuals internationally.

Your Role with the Company

  • Identify the future global business opportunities for the company while managing the present business

  • Responsible for assisting the direction of the company's sales, marketing, manufacturing, and overall operations with the objective of increasing sales/market share and maximizing profit while ensuring safety and quality are not compromised

  • Work with President and Board of Directors to develop and implement annual operating plan and capital budget

  • Ensures adequate plans for the development of new business are in place

  • Present business plan(s) for review and approval by the Board and shareholders as appropriate Ongoing reporting to the Board to include but not limited to: providing regular financial reports with sales strategies, detailed analysis of new business opportunities for the company and accounts management reporting

  • Assess needs and opportunities for new products through research and feasibility analysis

  • Account Management of new and existing client base

  • Ensure detailed economic analysis of sales and costs are performed and that expenses are in line with approved budget

  • Manage P&L budget for business unit as required

  • Evaluate and determine appropriate strategies to grow the company's business, including establishing short and long terms objectives, setting strategic management goals, including the ongoing execution of systematic competitive analysis, proactive tactical market planning, and managing the company's relationship with clients, industry associations and vendors

  • Represent the company externally as a spokesperson at industry conferences and serve, as approved by the board, as company's voice to the public at large

  • Maintain constant contact with customers, vendors, regulatory personnel, and other business professionals

  • Establish appropriate reporting methods to ensure that staff carry out their respective duties

  • Maintain high employee morale and low turnover

  • Manage, coach and train leadership team to accomplish company goals and objectives

  • Ensure compliance with best manufacturing practices by developing and overseeing standard operating procedures throughout all aspects of business

Background Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or related field

  • 5+ years of sales experience in a food or beverage manufacturing/processing environment

  • 2+ years of food service knowledge, bulk/ industrial food sales experience

  • International experience a plus (Japan)

  • Experience managing other sales managers and product managers

  • Experience presenting sales forecasting vs actual activity

  • Progressive experience in leadership, administration, sales planning and execution of marketing/sales programs, with focus on brand positioning and business development

  • Demonstrates strong negotiation skills

  • Bi-lingual (Mandarin, Japanese, etc.) a plus

  • Ability to travel 15-20%

Community Information

Bellevue, WA

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[District Manager - Foodservice Management]]>

Our client, an international foodservice contract management company, is looking for a District Manager to oversee 9-12 locations in the southern US.  

About the Company

  • Uses state-of-the-art technology to bring quality and brand name products to each facility

  • Institutional customer management (schools, higher education, airlines, healthcare, etc.)

About the Role

  • Ability to lead a team in a high volume food production environment.  Strong training skills with an eye for quality and safety

  • Working with upper management on short and long term objectives and being able to implement them - both financially and operationally

  • Experience with purchasing, inventory, ordering, receiving, and cost control

  • Ensure all facilities meet nutritional guidelines, Department of Health standards, as well as contract standards

Background Profile

  • Management of multi-site locations is required

  • At least 5 years of experience in food service.  Contract management service is highly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen test

Benefits & Features

  • Company car

  • Work from home office with about 50% travel (higher initially) by car within region

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Manager of Asian Ethnic Retail Marketing]]>

Company

Leader and manufacturer in refrigerated and frozen food products, committed to providing high quality, all natural wholesome foods.  

Responsibilities

-         Create and provide marketing materials and reports for the team

-         Conduct marketing and business analysis, setting business direction

-         Work closely with sales and customers to determine product mix, placement, pricing along with promotion schedules and distribution, setting successful goals

-         Continually asses the competitive landscape, offer changes based on competition

Background Profile

-         10 years of experience in sales or customer service - with knowledge of Asian retail markets and culture, highly preferred

-         Bachelor's degree preferred

-         Must be bilingual in Korean with good communication and organizational skills

-         Able to provide leadership to team of 6 , knowledge of CRM systems

-         Knowledge of P&L's

Location

-         Orange County, CA ( Brea, Fullerton CA area)

-         Beautiful weather all year long

-         Historical location rich in culture and activities

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Director of Grower Relationships and Purchasing]]>

About the Company
- Well established provider of a wide variety of fresh produce
- Known for superior service, industry knowledge, and high quality products
- Committed to food safety throughout supply chain

About the Role
- Hands on, Strategic Leader
- Responsible for purchasing produce, materials, and select supplies
- Develop multiple sources by commodity
- Grower centric focus, with ability to communicate market conditions to Sales department
- Work directly with Sales department to manage margins and pricing options
- Manage a team of Inside Sales and Purchasing professionals

About the Community
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin area
- Relocation Supported
- Cost of living below US average

Background Profile
- Experience working with growers to purchase fresh fruit and vegetable commodity products
- Solid understanding of market trends
- Strategic mindset, with ability to time purchases to take advantage of changes in prices, availability, and unusual market conditions
- Ability to manage gross margins and volumes
- Ability to travel up to 20%

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base salary and bonus program
- 401K with company match
- Short term disability
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision program

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Supply Chain Director / COO - Meat]]>

Rapidly growing startup fresh Meat and Poultry processor located in the South Eastern Pennsylvania.  Expanding wholesale and retail business.   

New position created to take company to the next level!

Background profile:

- 7+ years of related supply chain experience, including sourcing of proteins, raw materials, pricing and inventory control in retail, wholesale or manufacturing environment.   

- Experience in the meat industry and knowledge of meat cuts.

- Logistics experience with livestock preferred.  

- Strong management, leadership skills and business acumen.

- Working knowledge of supply markets and forecasting demand including familiarity with procurement, logistics, and inventory management practices.

- Strong analytical skills, negotiation skills, problem solving, and organizational skills with a high attention to detail.

- Bachelor's Degree in related field, including but not limited to business, supply chain, food science, agriculture, animal science or equivalent work experience.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Director of Marketing & Communications]]>

Director of Marketing & Communications - Food and Beverage

Fast growing and expanding international food & beverage ingredient company based in the Chicago suburbs

About the Role

  • With the mindset of an entrepreneur, develop the digital marketing strategy for promoting the company brand using digital and social media, trade shows, websites and press releases

  • Manage a small, experienced marketing team

  • Lead the team on researching and analyzing market data and trends to predict and adapt to any changes in the food, beverage, and fragrance industry

  • Work with key customers, Sales, and R&D to target new flavors and fragrances

  • Partner with Sales and R&D to provide materials for customer presentations

Background Profile

  • Strong background in all forms of digital marketing and creating presentations

  • Experience in engagement marketing software, CMS experience a plus

  • B.A. in Marketing/Business or related field, MBA is preferred

  • Experience in people management is preferred

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary + bonus

  • Full benefits

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Category Manager, Grocery Products (Non Food)]]>

Our client, a regional grocery chain in southern California has an opening for a Category Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for Merchandising, Procurement, and Promotion.  Reporting to the Director of Procurement, this is a newly created position based in the Corporate Headquarters due to company growth.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Drive Sales and Margin for Non-Food products and Supplies

  • Develop Category Business Plans

  • Create Pricing Strategy

  • Create and track Promotional Strategy

  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing vendors

  • Develop Merchandising and Marketing Plans

  • Track and Maintain Product Inventories

  • Visit stores as needed

Background Profile:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent industry experience

  • Category Management experience in Grocery or closely related industry

  • Proven track record in Merchandising and Promotion

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels in an organization

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

Benefits & Features:

  • Attractive Salary / Bonus

  • Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • Relocation Available

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Corporate Director of Bakery - Supermarket]]>

Company

Our client, a regional grocery chain headquartered out of the Los Angeles area, is looking for a Director of Bakery to add to their team. This person will be responsible for all vendor management and bakery procurement, including: P&L, sourcing, negotiating and implementation for store level bakery department products adhering to gross profit objectives.

Your role with the Company

Ensure Bakery and Tortilleria Procurement and vendor management teams are communicated with daily

Conduct weekly regular analysis of department sales and margins

Manage, analyze, sales and volume for all items determining correct product assortment

Prepare merchandising plans, execute and ensure placement through communications within all stores

Good understanding of all equipment, tools and packaging used for both departments, as well as how the equipment is used, and being able to negotiate favorable acquisition costs

Understand all aspects of competitors in the market area, as it relates to these departments: selection, quality, margins, equipment and direction

Lead, guide, coach and continue to develop leaders of their team in planning, measuring and achieving the financial goals of the company, which includes full sales and margin responsibility

Spend quality time with direct reports to develop skills so that they deliver and exceed performance metrics in areas of safety, quality, customer, service, costs, inventory management and production

Work closely with the leaders to ensure there is a commitment to better understanding the competitive landscape to recognize and capitalize on opportunities

Partner with retail field operations to gain their "buy in" for programs, so they are embraced and executed effectively at the store level, including: personal development as well as continuous improvement

Review and recommend opportunities to improve department product production and execution to creatively and continuously enhance the customer experience

Assess current inventory, market conditions, availability, and promotional impact to forecast order quantities

Expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Understand operational metrics and reports on shrink and work to minimize any losses by implementing best practice programs and systems

Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships

Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Visit stores, as needed, to monitor programs, obtain store feedback and to assess overall implementation effectiveness

Promote and defend clean and safe work environments in all Bakery and Tortilleria departments

Ensure teams are practicing high standards of food and human safety and sanitation techniques

Support all aspects of safety in these departments

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field

10+ years of Sr. leadership in a baked goods supermarket environment including a strong understanding of the bakery/baked goods market

Experience sourcing and negotiating baked goods including tortilla products and ingredients

Experience implementing new programs and procurement strategies

Must be results driven

Bilingual Spanish/English necessary

Community Information

Los Angeles, CA Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Category Manager, Floral - Grocery]]>

Our client, a regional grocery chain in southern California has an opening for a Floral Category Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for Merchandising, Procurement, and Promotion.  Reporting to the Director of Produce, this is a newly created position based in the Corporate Headquarters due to company growth.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Drive Sales and Growth within the Floral product line

  • Develop weekly Advertising

  • Maintain Inventory, Gross Margins, and Warehouse Turns

  • Build relationships with Suppliers and Negotiate Costs

  • Analyze Price Trends

  • Develop in-store Ordering Programs

  • Visit stores on a regular basis to assure Floral Quality (Appeal, Freshness, Displays)

Background Profile:

  • Category Management experience in the Floral category required

  • Advertising/Promotional experience

  • Experience in Analyzing Costs and Price Trends

  • Procurement of Floral products

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

Benefits & Features:

  • Attractive Salary / Bonus

  • Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • Relocation Available

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quality Control Manager]]>

Our client delivers uncompromising quality and service to retail and foodservice customers and is seeking a Quality Control Manager - Austin, TX area.

About the role:

This role will be the #1 in command of the 2nd shift Quality team. This QC MANAGER that we are seeking plans, coordinates, and directs the quality control program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards

Required experience for this role:

-Maintain well-trained and productive Quality Control staff.

-Maintain a safe working environment for all individuals within the Quality Control facilities.

-Maintain the smooth operation of the Quality control lab, following established GMP's and HACCP procedures. Ensure compliance with the FDA regulations and applicable test methods.

-Promote a focus of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction in the quality control operations.

Requirements:

-Bachelor's degree, in chemistry, biology or microbiology highly preferred

-Minimum of 3 years of experience in the food industry and 5 years in supervision with increasing responsibilities is required.

-Meat or Food Processing

-Familiarity with USDA regulations, processes and procedures a must

-HACCP Certified

-BRC or SQF Practitioner

-Quality Control experience in a food processing environment

Great location in Texas!

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Food Quality Assurance Manager]]>

About the Company
- Well established food company
- Leading manufacturer of a variety of USDA retail grocery items

About the Role
- Provide leadership to quality assurance, plan, direct and lead all related activities  
- Ensure compliance with SQF, ensure food safety through use of GMP's and HACCP  
- Implementation of safety and security programs, policies and activities
- Develop, train and coach employees in Quality (promote career advancement) while fostering team environment.  Maintains process improvement programs (Lean) within department ensuring best in class quality production.

About the Community
- Denver, Colorado
- Attractive location with great living options either in vibrant downtown or surrounding surburbs

Background Profile

- Three - five years of Quality Assurance/Control experience in food manufacturing
- BS/BA in related field preferred
- SQF Practitioner & HACCP certification highly preferred
- Hands on and results driven
- Good communication skills, Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
- Ability to take ownership of quality  

Benefits and Features
- Competitive salary and bonus plan
- Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO
- 401K


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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sanitation Supervisor 3rd Shift]]>

About the Company


- Well established company
- Leading manufacturer of retail grocery items

About the role:

Food Equipment and Facility Sanitation supervisor will perform sanitation on equipment used for food related products. Scope of ability includes: inspect, clean, sanitize, and have ability to climb over and under equipment. Must be able to scrub, move water hoses and operate pressure washers. This is a job that uses a large quantity of water and has a variable schedule, sometimes requiring a split shift.

Description

-Oversee the day to day activities of the sanitation crew

-Meet standards to achieve and maintain customer satisfaction

-Oversee the retention and development of the production team

-Plan, direct, and coordinate the sanitation of the plant and all equipment and machinery

-Oversees and ensures accurate ratio of chemicals are used and proper usage of chemicals throughout the plant

-Supervises, directs and coordinates activities of all sanitation team members involved in the food manufacturing

-Maintain daily production boards including productivity, issues and enhancements

-Develop, train and coach associates engaged in Sanitation for future career advancement

-Trains new and existing associates on proper processes and procedures

-Creates, updates, and maintains Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures for all required cleaning activities. Ensures all production and packaging equipment is cleaned and sanitized according to defined procedures.

-Ensures daily pre-ops and all sanitation paperwork are completed correctly, reviewing signing off all cleaning schedules and controls. Works closely with QA to ensure sanitation compliance with the Environmental Monitoring Program.

-Communicates and assist in the resolution of any broken equipment, chemical spills or any other hazards within the production facility.

-Perform work procedures using Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP to ensure food safety

-Adheres to all safe quality food (SQF) requirements and standards in CMM. Including the proper handling of all produce according to SQF standards

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in a related discipline

-2-5 years of experience in Sanitation or Food manufacturing facility

-Bi-lingual (reading, writing and speaking) English and Spanish.

-Able to work under pressure in a very fast paced environment.

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Plant Director]]>

Our client, a leading innovator and manufacturer of dairy products, is looking to hire a Plant Director reporting directly to the VP of Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Manage the overall plant operations

o   Productivity

o   Continuous Improvement

o   Production Scheduling

o   Consumer Satisfaction

o   Cost Reductions

o   Sanitation

o   Technology and Capital Improvements

  • Support Managers including assisting in:

o   Hiring and Reviewing Performance

o   Determining training and development needs

o   Coaching

  • Provide leadership to improve health and safety

  • Enforce Quality Programs

  • Prepare and implement the annual budget

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, or related

  • Master's highly preferred

  • 10+ years of related experience

Benefits:

  • Full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, etc.

  • Relocation assistance available

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Senior Principal Scientist - Ingredients]]>

Lead key projects as well as strategy and bench top development of new sweeteners platform.

Mentor and develop colleagues.

Background Profile:

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in new ingredient development

  • Technical expert in organic chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, enzymatic biotransformation, and/or separation science

Preferred:

  • Experience in the development of sweetener ingredients

  • Hands on experience in use of enzymes for chemical transformations

  • Track record of new product development and optimization based on optimizing structure-activity relationships

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[General Manager]]>

About the Company

  • Successful and rapidly growing beverage processor

  • Recognized as an industry leader in their category

  • Family-owned company

About the Role

  • The General Manager will oversee production, manufacturing and overall operations for a two shift plant with less than 100 employees and also involved in configuration of a recent start up facility in western US

  • Provide leadership while maintaining safety, quality, profitability and efficiency of manufacturing operations

  • Work directly with upper management on critical initiatives

Background Profile

  • 10 years of progressive management experience in a food or beverage manufacturing plant

  • Experience needed in business management, product concept, corporate image creation and strategic planning

  • Experience in an SQF [safe quality food] certified food or beverage processing facility--achieving and maintaining SQF certifications--implementing HACCP techniques

  • Must have experience in high-speed / volume packaging

  • Implementation experience of a new ERP system is a plus

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Supply Chain Manager - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
- Rapidly growing food manufacturer
- State of the art facility

About the Role
- Responsible for Supply Chain strategic planning, procedures, and execution
- Manage warehousing function and team
- Perform production scheduling in a hands on manner
- Procure packaging materials

About the Community
- Beaverton, Oregon area
- Abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities supported by large park system and proximity to beaches
- Active music and performing arts scene
- Benefits of large metro area, including national sports teams
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field
- Relevant supply chain experience in the food industry
- Experience in a leadership role
- Experience with ERP programs
- SAP experience a plus
- APICS certification a plus
- Lean manufacturing experience a plus
- 3PL experience a plus
- Advanced Excel and PowerPoint Skills

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- 401K plan

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager - Baked Goods]]>

Company

Our client, a producer and innovator of premium baked goods like pies, biscuits, and different types of dough developed for quick serve and casual dining markets, is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager to add to their team this person will provide strategic direction, leadership and ownership of the Food Safety and Quality programs.  A self-motivated individual who possess and demonstrates characteristics that include a mindset of ownership and accountability. Cross-functional team leadership is a critical element of success and includes effective relationship development with Sanitation, Sales, Operations, Engineering, R&D, Finance, Customer Service, Logistics, Legal, and others departments across the organization.  

Your role with the Company

Provides Strategic direction, leadership and ownership of Food Safety and Quality System programs

Works cross-functionally with product development, customer service, sales and plant operations

Supporting food safety for new products, including leading studies to assess product stability, shelf-life and extended run validations

Participates and monitor EQ initiatives and ensures that employees feel wildly important, supporting and leading teams through change and growth

Research and qualify vendors through facilitation, training and vendor audit programs

Approve and monitor chosen suppliers of ingredients and packaging materials via vendor assurance and quality monitoring programs, including, but not limited to, sampling, testing and reporting on raw material quality

Establish, design and facilitate internal audits and monitor all in-process samples and finished products as per established quality methods

Manage complaint management program; this includes, but isn't limited to ensuring that all complaints are adequately documented, trend reports are prepared, corrective action initiated, and appropriate dialogue with the customer is completed

Maintain all necessary quality assurance records

Lead and prepare third-party audits and plant inspections with key customers

Act as a liaison with outside customers on quality system requirements and resolve product complaints and recalls

Manage equipment testing and calibration

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field

5+ years of Sr. quality leadership in a food and beverage manufacturing environment

Experience with FDA/USDA regulations necessary

Ready-to-Eat experience desirable

In-depth knowledge of fluid systems and CIP systems

Certifications Desired:

Six Sigma Certification

FSPCA Certified

CIP/Fluid Systems Certified

GMP Audit Certified

Micro Certified

Sensory Certified

Community Information

Tulsa, OK

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Food Scientist, Research & Development - Bakery]]>

Our client, a leading innovator and manufacturer of bakery products servicing the foodservice industry, is looking to hire a Sr. Food Scientist for their Tulsa, OK area facilities.  This position will report directly to the Director of R&D and function as a leader to a small team in Food Science / R&D.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Play a key role in R&D / New Product Development for bakery products

  • Plan and coordinate Research and Development projects

  • Evaluate results and provide recommendations to management

  • Lead cross-functional teams on large projects across multiple departments

  • Develop working relationships with existing and potential vendors

  • Explore opportunities for improvement of existing products

  • Participate in bench-top and plant testing activities

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, or related

  • Master's highly preferred

  • 7+ years of Research and Development experience in bakery / flour-based products

  • Experience in conducting production trials

  • Demonstrated ability in developing product specifications

  • Experience in interacting with vendors

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[HR Generalist - Michigan]]>

HR Generalist - Michigan

About the Company
- Successful, rapidly growing food/beverage manufacturer
- Recognized as an industry leader in their category
- Family-owned, entrepreneurial company

About the Role
- Administer employment (hiring and firing)

- Work with external HR consultant(s) to administer employee benefits, employment law, and policies in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations

- Assist Management in development and updates to employee handbook

- Lead employee relations and corporate employee appreciation events, etc. to create a great place to work

About the Community
- Grand Rapids, Holland Michigan area
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- 2-3 years experience in a HR Generalist role in a manufacturing environment
- Strong team building skills for employee relations and building a great culture to work in
- Recruitment skills

-VERY strong interpersonal skills

- Experience working for a family-owned business a plus

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- 401 K with match
- Insurance/medical benefits

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Quality Manager]]>

Our client, a premier provider of processing and packaging solutions to the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Quality Manager for their Knoxville, TN area facility.  This individual will lead quality management with the plant leadership team to deliver products that meet and exceed customer and plant/corporate standards.

Job Functions:

  • Manage the plant quality management system and food safety policies/procedures

  • Drive continuous improvement efforts

  • Lead the external customer audits, certifications, and any related quality/food safety visits

  • Focus on continuous improvement, and tracking plant quality metrics

  • Monitor HACCP, ISO, and food safety procedures

Required Background:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Food Science or related degree

  • 5+ years of quality management experience including demonstrated leadership skills

  • Experience implementing and managing food safety policies/procedures

  • FMEA and CCP highly preferred

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification highly preferred

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[President - Food Processing & Distribution]]>

About the Company
- Vertically integrated food processor and distributor
- Well established, privately owned company
- Known for high quality products

About the Role
- Develop and execute long range goals, strategies, and plans
- Ensure daily operations adequately managed and staffed
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement

About the Community
- Western Michigan
- Low cost of living
- Beautiful area with lakes and surrounding national forest
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Executive level experience with P&L oversight
- Experience with perishable or frozen food items
- Experience with ERP systems
- Lean manufacturing/six sigma background

Benefits and Features
- Salary range $140,000 to $180,000
- Bonus plan
- Company paid long and short term disability
- Company paid life insurance
- Attractive health insurance
- Company paid dental and vision insurance
- 401K with company match

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food and Beverage]]>

Production Manager - Food and Beverage

About the Company

Our client is a well-established food/beverage processor in South Carolina. Recent state of the art improvements to plant processing equipment and facility / production line expansion.

About the Role

  • Looking for a strong leader to drive excellent performance, be a strategic thinker, and oversee an established team

  • Develop annual operating plan for production

  • Responsible for profit and loss on production

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations

  • Ability to work flexible hours

About the Community

  • Small community, located near a college town

  • An hour and 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach

  • An hour and a half from Charlotte

Background Profile

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a high speed manufacturing environment, preferably CPG

  • Minimum of 2 years of management/supervisory experience

Benefits & Features

  • $70K - $75K base salary

  • Full benefits

  • Limited relocation assistance may be provided

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sales Executive, US]]>

Our client is a growing supplier of equipment to beverage processors that improves the onsite treatment of wastewater.  This leads to significant savings and improved environmental operations.  They are currently looking to hire a Sales Lead located on the West Coast.

Job Functions:

  • Drive sales growth across the product line for wastewater treatment

  • Collaborate with internal and external groups to build capabilities

  • Network with channel partners, potential customers, and influencers at industry events and meetings

  • Participate in internal sales meetings

  • Accurate sales forecasting

  • Manage an effective workload

  • Domestic and international travel

Required Background:

  • Understanding of the food and beverage industry

  • 3+ years of experience in industrial sales (food and beverage ideal)

  • Experience with wastewater treatment

  • High level of negotiation and communication skills

  • Strong ability to prepare written reports and presentations

  • Ability to negotiate deal structures and contracts

  • Proven business development ability B2B and B2C

  • Bachelors degree highly preferred

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Produce Buyer]]>

Company

Our client, a regional grocery chain in southern California has a new opening for a Produce Buyer to add to their team. This person will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring produce products for their regional stores.

Your role with the Company

-Maintain inventory and gross margin levels

-Negotiate contracts, terms, prices with suppliers

-Analyze price trends and assess their impact on future activities

-Reviews costs to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost while meeting quality standards, reliability of source, deliveries and urgency of need

-Interact as a team with sales, warehousing and distribution

-Attend store and buyers meetings to coordinate promotions

Background Profile

-BA/BS Degree preferred

-10+ years of Purchasing experience preferred in a wholesale environment

-Excellent knowledge of a variety of produce;

-Understanding of regulatory requirements (Prop 65, FDA, USDA)

-Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

-Excellent negotiation, listening, and verbal communication along with excellent writing and

computer skills

-Bilingual Spanish a plus

Community Information

Los Angeles, CA area.

Benefits & Features

-Attractive salary / Bonus

-Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

-Medical / Dental / Vision

-Great work life balance

-Relocation Available

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager]]>

About the Company

  • Successful and rapidly growing beverage processor

  • Recognized as an industry leader in their category

  • Family-owned company

About the Role

  • The Plant Manager will manage all production and packaging for a two shift plant operation with less than 100 employees

  • Primary responsibility will be to increase manufacturing output and on-time delivery

  • Work directly with upper management on critical initiatives

  • Work with supply chain transportation and warehousing, raw materials, packaging, and finished goods

Background Profile

  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a production environment with a manufacturing company in coffee roasting and packaging

  • Experience in an SQF [safe quality food] certified food or beverage processing facility--achieving and maintaining SQF certifications--implementing HACCP techniques

  • Must have experience in high-speed / volume packaging (not a small boutique roaster)

  • Use of ERP system (implementation experience a plus)

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Production/Plant Maintenance Manager]]>

Our client, an established Milwaukee manufacturing company is looking to hire a Production Manager to maintain all equipment and oversee daily production.

Job Functions:

  • Maintain and repair industrial equipment including conveyor systems

  • Manage daily operations/output

  • Maintain electrical motors and systems troubleshooting

  • Scheduling inbound and outbound logistics

  • Develop and maintain key vendor relationships

Required Background:

  • 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing/processing environment

  • Strong background in machinery repair and maintenance

  • Experience with electrical systems/motors

  • Knowledge/experience working with OSHA requirements

Benefits:

  • Base salary plus performance bonus

  • Profit sharing

  • Medical insurance

  • Paid vacation

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[1st Shift Food Sanitation Manager]]>

Our client is a premiere food processing company with multiple divisions, recently celebrated their 50th year anniversary, family owned and nationally recognized.  They are creating a new position interested in hiring a 1st shift Sanitation Manager for their new state of the art manufacturing facility!

Your role with Company:

- Provide leadership to sanitation crew, assuring compliance in/work closely with  safety, environmental and food safety

- Manages cleaning crew

- Maintain and update the master sanitation schedule and food safety plans

- Train team on SSOP's

- Knowledgeable of food manufacturing equipment

- Purchasing for department

- Work with outside vendors

- Assure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)

Background Profile:

- 3+ years of supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment

- 3+ years of sanitation experience in food manufacturing

- Knowledgeable of chemicals, cleaning systems and manufacturing equipment

- Hands on management

Community Information:

West Central Minnesota - Detroit Lakes area

Thriving community to raise a family with an abundant amount of outdoor activities, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, golf etc.

Many attractive amenities, restaurants and nearby schools

Benefits & Features:

Attractive salary

401K/Profit sharing

Paid holidays & vacation

Health/Dental/Vision

Life/Disability Insurance

Relocation assistance

And more!

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Maintenance Manager - Food]]>

You will be responsible for directing and leading the Maintenance Department and making sure procedures and standards are maintained. Implementing process improvements and reducing plant costs while adhering to codes and regulations are first and foremost.

Responsibilities include:

- Maintain and repair all mechanical equipment

- Maintain and repair all heating and cooling systems

- Perform tasks in electrical, ventilation and roofing

- Inspect building and equipment for needed repair / maintenance

- Perform all proactive preventive maintenance as scheduled

- Identify conditions needing major repair and recommend corrective action

- Available for ON CALL duty on nights and weekends to address emergencies

- Manage facility maintenance budget

- Develop and manage capital projects

- Be able to wire and troubleshoot power and control circuits

- Evaluate downtime situations for root cause and suggest/implement improvements

Education/Experience

-Bachelor's degree

-5 to 7 years' experience working in a seasonal packaging and/or manufacturing equipment

-Knowledge of procedures for welding operations, tool and die manufacture, machine shop operations, maintenance mechanical work, pipe fitting

-Extensive knowledge of maintenance techniques and repair procedures on general types of industrial equipment such as pumps, compressors, electric motors, fans, conveyor belts, air conditioning equipment, etc.

-Design and drafting skills for structural steel, piping, general fabrication and layout of equipment

-Knowledge of construction techniques

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Cheese Plant Manager]]>

About the Company
- Industry leader in their category
- Producer of high quality cheese products
- Successful company - well known and respected

Your Role
- Provide management oversight for production facility on a typical M-F work week
- Develop, monitor, and oversee operating budgets
- Drives company focus, manages positive culture promoting solid work ethic and an environment of trust and respect
- Designs strategies, and processes to support growth and profitability
- Develop and lead with a sense of urgency
- Provide leadership that coaches, mentors, motivates and develops staff
- Develop appropriate training and development programs for team

About the Community
- Los Angeles, CA
- Conveniently located relative to recreation and big city amenities
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree, Food Science preferred or similar field
- 10+ years of cheese related plant/management experience, able to communicate in Spanish a plus
- Strong leadership and team building experience to implement new ideas and change
- preferred experience in continual process improvement

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base and bonus
- offering typical benefits

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Maintenance Manager]]>

Our client is innovative and well respected in the beverage industry.  They are currently looking to hire a Maintenance Manager responsible for all activities related to the Maintenance Department.

Job Functions:

-Manage a team of Maintenance Supervisors and up to 20 Maintenance employees

-Support plant facilities and equipment maintenance

-Ensure the department complies with all company procedures and policies

-Proactively strive to improve processes and efficiencies

-Assist with the management of capital projects at the plant level

  

Required Background:

-Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or related highly preferred

-4+ years of management/supervisory experience in a maintenance capacity

-Project management experience

-Turnaround experience highly preferred

Benefits:

-Very attractive Compensation & Benefit package

-Relocation assistance

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0