<![CDATA[Kinsa (div of ABR): jobboards]]> http://JOBS.KINSA.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Vice President of Marketing]]>

Misson:  Our client is regional grocery chain located in California.  The mission for the Vice President of Marketing will be to oversee and direct all aspects of branding and promotional activities.  The Vice President of Marketing will have responsibility for the day to day operations including strategic branding and community engagement. There will be three direct reports to this role.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Six-figure compensation plus 20-25% bonus potential

-       Comprehensive benefit package

-       401k

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance

Expected Outcomes: (optional/if more than 3 to 4 lines are needed for Mission statement, move content here)

1.       Motivate and develop a high performing marketing team to gain efficiencies and effectiveness in the marketing organization.

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

3.       Provide operating support for the Chief Merchandising Officer

4.       Develop and implement innovative and best in class marketing plans

5.       Define, own and communicate the Brand Strategy and Vision

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       10 years or more of marketing in a high speed, high volume retain environment

-       Experience in direct marketing, retail, and eCommerce required in a leadership capacity

-       Demonstrated track record of managing a high volume of marketing programs

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

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Customer Service Manager]]>

Growing manufacturer based in the Milwaukee area.  

- Manage, develop, coach, and lead customer service staff.

- Ensure high-level service, volume, and profit objectives.

- Recommend and execute strategies for effective customer service.

- Work cross-functionally with variety of teams.

- Evaluate and manage team performance.

Background Profile:

- Bachelor's Degree preferred.

- 5+ years of related Customer Service experience.

- 3+ years of well-developed leadership experience.

- Experience working in a Food Manufacturing environment preferred.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Vice President of Operations]]>

Multi-plant food and beverage commodity ingredients manufacturer.  

Establish and implement strategic manufacturing and engineering plans to increase operations performance.

Background profile:

- 10-15+ years of related management experience in food & beverage ingredients or commodity processing industry.

- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field.  Master's preferred.

- Experience with collective bargaining agreements.

- Ability to manage diverse operations across multiple manufacturing locations.  

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of National Accounts - Foodservice]]>

About the Company

In business for over 25 years our client is a growing multi-plant bakery company with expertise in premium snacks sold nationally.  Currently seeking to add a Director of National Accounts to create long term strategy to succeed in the various Foodservice segments.   This role will be home-based and take the lead in establishing direct business with key accounts in the commercial foodservice sector and build a foodservice business from the very initial stages.

Your responsibilities include:

- Establishes and maintains multiple levels of relationships within each customer in order to identify needs and opportunities as well as to provide selling solutions

-  Develop a business plan for existing customers and strategic targeted new customers

-  Create broker strategy (national/regional/acct specific)

- Evaluate current pricing and program structure and refine as necessary

- Define what sales tools are necessary

- Leverage existing equity with hot beverage and premium snacking to create revenue

- Lead in developing new products to grow within Foodservice segments

-Maintains and grows current business levels and secure new sales opportunities

-Present the company's product line to new and existing clients in major markets in the foodservice sector of the food and beverage industry

-Will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing a broker /distributor network   

-Develop relationships with targeted accounts that fit the business strategy

Education/Experience required:

-Bachelors degree  

-10 years of combined experience in foodservice sales

- Experience building a foodservice business from the very initial stages

-Experience designing, revamping, implementing, and managing a broker network required

-7+ years' experience calling on National and Regional Food Service Chain Accounts directly, not through a broker. Casual, Fast Casual, QSR, Schools/Universities, Healthcare/Hospital, etc.

-Proven track record of results

-Strong relationship building skills

-Effective communication/comprehension skills - verbal and written

-Creative, aggressive, customer driven, and results oriented

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Dairy Production Manager]]>

Title:  Production Manager                                         Location: New England area

Misson:  Our client, a dairy producer in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Production Manager for their Northeast U.S. facility.  This individual will oversee management of all areas of manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

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Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive base salary

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Relocation Assistance available

Expected Outcomes:

  • Directs activities of the manufacturing facility to ensure customer orders are received, scheduled, and produced at the lowest cost possible to meet the customer's requirements while maintaining established safety and quality standards.

  • Analyze plant operations and key metrics to ensure that the facility maintains high quality and safety standards to continue to maintain our leadership position in the industry.

  • Responsible for expense management and control, including shrink, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS)

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.

  • Minimum of 4 years working in a dairy processing plant or similar manufacturing facility

  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Safety, and Workers Compensation experience preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Plant Manager]]>

Our Food Processing client has an opportunity for a Plant Manager to work in their state of the art facility and direct the day to day plant operations at their Kansas location.

In this role:

-Oversee Production, Quality, Safety, and Regulatory issues

-Maintain USDA, FDA and state regulations

-Budget and capital projects responsibility

-Utilize KPI's to improve plant efficiency and profitability

Education/Experience desired:

-Bachelor of Science degree in industry related discipline

-10+ years in a management role in a food processing environment, dairy preferred

-Knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodology

-Ability to use P&L results and KPI'S to improve plant performance

-Proven ability to build teams

Excellent benefit package

Relocation package available

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager - Natural Foods]]>

Title:  Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Misson:  Our client is a fast-growing, Chicago-based, natural food manufacturer.  The mission of the QA Manager is to ensure compliance of the food processing facilities to meet food safety and quality objectives for the bakery company's category-leading crackers, cookies and bakery mixes.  The Quality Manager will be responsible for audits, COA [certificate of analysis] and other document management, sensory panels and lab/sampling, and the supplier management program.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Competitive base salary plus 12% bonus potential

-         100% company paid employee health, dental, vision, STD benefits

-         401k plan

-         and more.

Expected Outcomes:

1.       Day-to-day leadership of the quality and food safety program

2.       Continuous improvement of quality processes

3.       Manage lab and product samples

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

-         Quality and Food Safety experience in food processing environment; bakery products preferred

-         Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related

-         Familiar with GFSI/SQF audits, SQF practitioner a plus

-         Ability to travel 20-40% to co-manufacturers for product and process inspection

-         Passion for healthy food and ingredients

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Contract, Potential Direct Hire]]>

Mission:  Our client is a fast growing Natural Food supplier based in Los Angeles, CA.  The mission for the Director of Operations is to oversee a team of 6 direct reports in charge of overall Operations including Quality Control, Production, Logistics, Purchasing, and related.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Six-figure compensation plus bonus potential

  • Contract to start with the potential to become a Direct Hire position

  • Will pay living expenses while on contract

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Drive Operations including Manufacturing, Quality Control, Warehousing, Logistics, Transportation, Purchasing, and Production Planning

  2. Working extensively with the ERP system (SAP)

  3. Manage relationships with Co-Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Logistics partners

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                             

  • 5+ years of Operations Management experience

  • Experience managing a team of 4+ direct reports

  • Contract Manufacturing experience

  • Experience in working with private labels (outside companies)

  • Bachelor's degree required, MA/MBA a plus

  • Natural/Organic food product experience ideal

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Development Food Scientist - Natural Foods]]>

Title:  Product Development Scientist

Location: Chicago, IL

Mission:  Our client is a fast-growing, Chicago-based, natural baked goods manufacturer.  The mission of the Product Development Scientist is to work with the R&D Manager to develop new products and improve recipes for their category-leading cracker, cookie and bakery mix product lines.  This Food Scientist will partner with others in the company to source and test new ingredients, expand product line and commercialize new products.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Competitive base salary plus 12% bonus potential

-         100% company paid employee health, dental, vision, STD benefits

-         401k plan

-         Other perks

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

-         Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related

-         Experience and/or education developing similar bakery products (cookies, crackers, mixes)

-         Gluten-Free recipe experience a plus!

-         Ability to travel 20-40% to implement new products in manufacturing

-         Passion for healthy food and ingredients

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Development Manager - Natural Foods]]>

Title:  Business Development Manager                                 Location: Remote

Misson:  Our client, a leading manufacturer in the snack food industry is looking for a business development manager to develop business within the natural food division.  This position can be home based with travel required 30%-40% of the time.  You will also have to travel to the home office in Rockford, IL. Once a quarter.

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Compensation/Benefits:                                                                            

  • Six-figure compensation plus bonus potential

  • Benefits include health, vacation, 401K etc.

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • No relocation required

Expected Outcomes:

  • Create sales actions for the Natural Channel in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Develop marketing plan for sales implementation.

  • Work with other departments to identify trends with the Natural Channel.

  • Manage Brokers of Natural Channel.

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Self- starter able to work independently with little supervision

  • Travel 30%-40% with occasional weekend work

  • Analytical thinker / Problem-solver / Fact Based selling

  • Assist with evaluation of brokers and distributor shows

  • Bachelor's degree required (business, marketing, etc.)

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Club Stores]]>

Title:  National Sales Manager - Club Stores         Location: Chicago Land Area

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

Attractive Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Short-term Disability

Long-term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement

401(k)

Paid Vacations and Holidays / Earn 3 weeks of vacation in year 1, accrued weekly, roll-over to following years, you don't lose it.

EAP Program

Corporate Office base position with limited travel at 10%

Mission:  Our client, a leading manufacturer of natural snack foods, is looking for a National Sales Manager to add to their team. While leading a team of two, this person will be involved with for club store sales initiatives, trade and promotional spending, and club store broker management on a national level.

Expected Outcomes:

Manage the Club Channel, both HQ and store level, and provide leadership and direction to Club Channel Business Development Managers

Management of trade spend (previous work with trade promotion software a plus but not required)

Work cross-functional in multiple departments to create "custom" club items for rotational business

Utilize syndicated data and analysis of same to determine sales strategy & tactics

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                

Bachelor's degree in Business or related sales field a MUST

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

Understanding of trade spending and promotions funding

Ability to analyze syndicated data

Direct supervision of internal staff AND broker management experience a MUST

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Channel Marketing Manager - Grocery]]>

Our client, a rapidly growing high quality baking manufacturer, is looking for a Sr. Marketing Manager to help drive sales in the Grocery Channel

About the Role

  • High profile position working with the B2B sales team on targeting supermarket channel

  • Successfully launch new products, sell stories and strategy development in the supermarket channel

  • Work with leadership on multi-year strategic marketing plans

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Background Profile

  • BS degree in Business, Marketing or related.  MS is preferred

  • 10+ years of experience in B2B marketing (lead generation, trade shows, digital marketing, website, email campaigns)

  • Proven experience in leading and working with cross functional teams

Benefits & Features

  • Salary range $110K to $130K plus 20% bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided including temporary housing

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager - SE Wisconsin]]>

Title: SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: SE Wisconsin

Mission: Our client is a natural, refrigerated, entrepreneurial food manufacturer based in SE Wisconsin. In response to double digit growth, The SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager position has been created to assume responsibility for leading and maintaining the corporate SQF Quality Management Program, and ensuring compliance with all Regulatory requirements, including Labeling. The SQF and Regulatory Affairs Manager will oversee one direct report, and will report to the Director of Quality.

Compensation/Benefits:


- Competitive base and bonus program
- 401k with company match
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Vacation and Holiday pay
- Relocation assistance. Position is commutable from the Chicago area.

Competencies/Culture:


- 5+ years of Regulatory and Quality experience within the food industry
- Experience with nutritional and label compliance/approval
- Experience leading Quality systems and programs in a large organization highly desired
- Experience with SQF, BRC, or ISO 22000 quality schemes
- Quality systems experience to include HACCP and FSMA
- Experience with both FDA and USDA regulations a plus
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
- Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field
- Ability to travel up to 10%

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[VP LEAN Operational Excellence - Fresh Foods]]>

Title:  Vice President, Lean Operational Excellence                                         

Location: Tampa, FL

Misson:  Our client is a prepared meals refrigerated food manufacturer based in Tampa, FL.  The mission for the VP of Lean Operational Excellence is to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing LEAN initiatives while directly overseeing successful culinary kitchen operations, meal preparation and packaging, and supply chain logistics.  The VP of Lean Operations will have full P&L accountability and responsibility for 5 direct reports and 60 team members indirectly.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Six-figure compensation plus bonus potential

-         Company contribution towards employee benefits

-         Significantly discounted meal purchase plan

-         Equity in the company

-         Relocation assistance

Expected Outcomes:

1.       Optimize employee development and staff planning for financial / P&L success in food processing culinary center.

2.       Oversee supply chain management from purchasing of fresh food ingredients to warehouse and logistics, including delivery to retail stores.

3.       Develop and facilitate Lean Manufacturing training for the organization including Kaizen, A3, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, 5S, Material Flow, Waste Elimination, etc.

4.       Participate in Hoshin process and other strategic development initiatives with the corporate leadership team-CEO, CFO, VP Retail Operations, VP Culinary Innovation, and Director of Product Marketing.

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

-         Operations leadership in food processing environment; fresh foods and/or produce, and small-batch processing a plus

-         LEAN process improvement in a hands-on leadership capacity

-         Analytical thinker / Problem-solver

-         Ability to work and lead in a 7 day/week operation with heavy work load Saturdays through Mondays

-         Bachelor's degree preferred (business, engineering, logistics, technology, etc.)

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[District Manager - Foodservice Management]]>

Location: Southern US (Arizona ideal, or Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee)

Mission:

Our client, an international foodservice contract management company, is looking for a District Manager with multi-site experience to oversee 9-12 locations (up to 10 employees in each location) in the Southern US.  The District Manager must have proven experience in improving quality/sanitation scores and overall performance in institutions (schools, higher education, correctional facilities, airlines, healthcare, etc.)

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Salary range based on experience approximately $90K to $110K

  • 15% target bonus

  • Company car

  • Remote home office

  • Travel 50% (will be higher initially while making introductions to staff)

Competencies/Culture:

  • Ability to lead a team in a high volume food production environment using state-of-the-art technology.

  • Strong employee training skills with an eye for quality and safety is needed.

  • Work with upper management on short and long term objectives and be 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

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

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

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Grocery Retail Specialist]]>

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Our client is a large grocery chain that is currently looking to add a Retail Specialist to their team. In this role you will primarily travel to grocery stores to support store personnel with planograms.

Role Responsibilities:

-Set up new stores or reset existing stores to make sure the design and layout meet requirements

-Direct the plans for equipment installation to meet store requirements

Skills needed for this role:

-Good problem-solving skills

-Good communication skills

-Prior Planograms experience    

-Able to give presentations one-on-one and in small group situations                   

Education/Experience:

3 - 5 years' experience in the food retail business is required. College degree is not required.

Benefits include a company car and expense card

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Director - Ingredients]]>

Global Food and Beverage Flavors manufacturer expanding worldwide.  

- Design and implement sales strategy in the US.  

- Manage high performing sales team.

- Plan and prepare annual sales budget.  

Background profile:

- 10+ years of related B2B ingredients and/or flavors sales experience.

- 5+ years of experience managing and leading successful sales teams.

- Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Business, or related.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Executive Chef]]>

About the company

Located north of downtown Chicago, the facility offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in senior care. Conveniently located near Chicago's major tourist sites but also near major highways for ease of travel.

About the role:

We are seeking an Executive Chef to oversee daily operations of the kitchen and ensure the highest quality food products and service. This position reports to the Dining Services Director and may be required to supervise other staff positions.

Responsibilities:

-Oversee breakfast, lunch and dinner for quality assurance of meal presentation and portion control.

-Prepare and coordinate all meals from standardized recipes as well as assisting in recipe development
-Meet with servers to review daily menu and coordinate prep for the following day's menu

-Ensure stock rooms, coolers and freezers are clean and rotated. All food must be labeled, dated and stored in accordance with local, state and county health department policies
-Assist in food ordering and inventory, maintaining the budget for daily food costs
-Assists in applying appropriate loss prevention procedures.
-Assists in hiring, training, scheduling, disciplining and termination of employees

-Maintain all kitchen equipment is in working order and kept clean at all times


Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

-Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-SERV-SAFE Certified or equivalent.
-Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates.

Kinsa welcomes referrals for all positions and we do offer a referral bonus if the candidate is hired through us!

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Beverage]]>

Our client is a well-respected dried 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 of Washington.  

About the Role

  • As a senior member of management, this position will be responsible for production planning, operations, shipping/receiving, and inventory management

  • Provide a mentoring environment to employees - lead by example!

  • Lead teams on audits and maintain a continuous improvement plan for all employees and operations

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

Background Profile

  • 5+ years of operations management experience in the beverage, food processing, or ingredient industry-current or prior juice experience is required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Understanding of production processes, safety and quality issues with food processing

  • Strong leadership and excellent communication and teamwork skills

Benefits & Features

  • Salary range $100K to $150K plus bonus

  • Opportunity to provide leadership and impact an aggressively growing company

  • Full benefits

  • Relo assistance will be provided

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Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Accounting & Finance - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
- Well established company with global parent company
- Multiple plants, known for producing quality food products
- Excellent industry reputation

About the Role
- Responsible for internal and external reporting to overseas parent company
- Manage direct reports
- Report directly to company President
- Opportunity for advancement!

About the Community
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Cost of living lower than US average
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Equivalent
- 10+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment
- Food Industry experience preferred
- Experience leading direct reports
- Previous experience in a Controller or CFO role preferred
- Experience with an ERP systems, such as SAP a plus
- Experience with a publicly traded company preferred
- Ability to travel overseas to parent company

Benefits and Features
- Competitive base and bonus plan
- Comprehensive benefits

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Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Plant Production Manager]]>

Our client, a successful and rapidly growing beverage processor, is looking for a Plant Production Manager.

About the Company

  • 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 packaging either powdered drinks, coffee, tea, sugar or similar product

  • 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

  • Use of ERP system (implementation experience a plus)

Benefits & Features

  • Salary range $70K to $90K plus bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Inside Sales - Meat]]>

About the Company

-Well established company with great reputation

-Producer of wide variety of meat products

In this role:

-Service existing accounts and establishing new accounts

-Resolve customer issues and concerns by investigating customer's inquiries

-Reviews inventory sheets daily to determine products availability

-Develops appropriate product sales strategies

Essential Skills and Experience:

-Previous experience selling meat directly or to retail

-Self-starter, able to work independently

- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

-Valid driver's license and proven safe driving record

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Lead / Supervisor]]>

Quality Supervisor - Juice Processing-  McAllen, Texas

About the Company:

Our client, Well established, vertically integrated grower, packer, processor, shipper, is looking to hire a Quality Supervisor for their McAllen, TX area.  This individual will provide their expertise, support & direction in the processing of new & existing juice and oil products.

About the Role:

  • Create and coordinate Quality Assurance activities

  • Leads activities for outside audits

  • Manage and oversee product development through

  • Implement continuous improvements to heighten quality processes

  • Administer safety policies to comply with regulatory agencies

Background Profile Desired:

  • BS degree in microbiology, food science or related area of study

  • 2+ years of food or beverage quality experience

  • Quality and food safety knowledge

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Proficient with computer and software use for reporting and record keeping

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary- $50K-$60K

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Operations Manager]]>

Operations Manager - Juice Processing

About the Company
- Well established, vertically integrated grower, packer, processor, shipper
- Family owned, growing company
- State of the art technology

About the Role
- Lead all plant operations and employees
- Develop short and long range goals
- Develop processes and systems to ensure operating standards followed
- Responsible for annual operating and capital budgets
- Plan and direct production activities and priorities
- Ensure sanitation, safety, and regulatory requirements met
- Recruit, train, and motivate staff

About the Community
- McAllen Texas metro area
- Low cost of living
- Mid-sized city with abundance of commercial and retail development
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Experience in a leadership role in a juice processing environment
- Experience with recruiting, training, and motivating plant employees
- Willingness to work in a seasonal plant operation with extended hours from October to May
- Spanish speaking a plus

Benefits and Features
- Competitive base and bonus program
- Medical insurance

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance and Regulatory Manager]]>

Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager - Newark, NJ

Our client, a leader in producing and selling vegetable oils and fat solution to the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager for their Newark, NJ facility.  This individual will oversee tasks and staff of the QA Lab and support group to assure audits, food safety and all regulatory matters.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for lab providing accurate and timely results for materials

  • Schedule staff and additional resources as needed

  • Troubleshoot quality issues

  • Maintain safety and regulatory requirements

Required Background:

  • Bachelors in Chemistry, Food Science, Biology or related degree

  • 3+ years of lab experience in a food, drug or chemical lab

  • Experience supervising in a lab environment

  • Good computer literacy

Compensation

  • $120K

  • Health Benefits

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sr. Channel Marketing Manager - Bakery Manufacturing]]>

Our client, a rapidly growing high quality baking manufacturer, is looking for a Sr. Marketing Manager to help drive sales and grow business

About the Role

  • High profile position working with the B2B sales team on targeting small to medium sized baking companies using marketing presentations to current and potential clients

  • Successfully launch new products, sell stories and strategy development for all manufacturing categories  

  • Work with leadership on multi-year strategic marketing plans

  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time

Background Profile

  • BS degree in Business, Marketing or related.  MBA is preferred

  • 10+ years of experience in B2B marketing (lead generation, trade shows, digital marketing, website, email campaigns)

  • Proven experience in leading and working with cross functional teams

Benefits & Features

  • Salary range $110K to $130K plus 20% bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided including temporary housing

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - Packaging]]>

  

Our client, a leading provider of packaging systems in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a National Account Sales Manager with a hunter mentality to achieve sales growth with large food & beverage customers.  

Job Functions:

-Seek out new opportunities with large Food & Beverage and CPG companies

-Develop strong customer contacts and account strategies to gain new business accounts

-Assess and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis

-Achieves sales objectives in designated CPG accounts  

-50% travel nationwide

Desired Background

-5+ years of experience selling to large Food & Beverage or CPG customers in a B2B environment

-Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent work experience

-Hunter mentality

-Formalized sales training

Attractive benefit package

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Application/Sales Engineer - Packaging Home Based]]>

Our client is a leading provider of packaging systems in the Food & Beverage and CPG industries.  They are currently looking to add an Application / Sales Engineer to their growing company.

Key Responsibilities include:

-Work closely with Sales and Marketing to provide technical solutions for customer

-Identify opportunities and assess needs of customer

-Perform application audits and design trials

-Identify opportunities for service and product improvements

-Perform analyses of cost and benefits of product

-Develop strong understanding of legal and regulatory requirements including food safety

Background Profile:

-Bachelor's in Engineering or similar

-3 years of experience in Packaging, Machinery, or Food processing industry

-Experience with customer trials

-Creative problem solving skills

-Team player, self-directed detail oriented

-Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

-50% travel

Benefits & Features:

-Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

-401(k)

-Paid Vacation and Holidays

-Tuition Reimbursement

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - IBC]]>

- National Accounts Manager (U.S.A.)

Our client, a leading provider of reusable plastic packaging systems in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a National Account Sales Manager with a hunter mentality to achieve sales growth with large food & beverage customers.  

Job Functions:

  • Wins new opportunities with large CPG companies

  • Hunts and penetrates large CPG companies at all levels to generate and advance IBC packaging conversion projects.  Develops and nurtures strong customer contacts and positive, productive, and professional relationships with multiple levels of customer management

  • Creates customer-specific action plans with key accountabilities and timing to drive customer trial and adoption

  • Achieves sales objectives in designated CPG accounts while meeting or exceeding expectations for profitability

Required Background

  • 5+ years of experience with Strategic or National Account Sales in a business to business sales environment

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent work experience required

  • Selling experience to large Food & Beverage customers

  • PC proficiency, including Excel and PowerPoint .  Experience managing sales process with CRM programs

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Application / Sales Engineer]]>

Our client is a leading provider of reusable plastic packaging systems offering a wide range of hand-held and bulk containers, pallets, and transport products.  They are currently looking to add an Application / Sales Engineer to their growing company.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert

  • Perform Customer Needs Assessment

  • Identify Opportunities for Service and Product Improvements

  • Provide Technical Consultation and Solution Development

  • Play a Key Role in Customer Development

  • Project Management

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or closely related

  • 3+ years of experience in Food Production, Machinery, or Packaging

  • Customer Facing / Sales Engineering experience

  • Strong Problem Solving or System Implementation experience

Benefits & Features:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Purchasing Director - Food]]>

Growing international Food & Beverage Ingredients manufacturer and distributor in the Chicago area.  

- Manage and mentor an experienced team of Purchasing professionals.

- Develop and manage inventory controls and manage product inventory flow and balance.  

- Develop and implement strategies to improve supply chain efficiencies.   

Background profile:

- 10+ years of related experience, food and beverage ingredients manufacturing and distribution preferred.

- Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field preferred.

- Strong leadership and performance management skills.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Manager]]>

Our client, an importer and distributor of products for the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Sales Manager for their Newark, NJ area facility.  Candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of all sales & marketing plans with the achievement of the sales targets, the enhancement of brand within the market and customers' satisfaction.

Job Functions:

-Present and sell company products and services to current and potential clients

-Identify new potential customers and engage in sales contact

-Prepare and present variety of reports and sales statistics

-Participate in company marketing events, seminars and trade shows

-Establish and maintain current and potential customer relationships

-Identify and resolve customer concerns and problems

Required Background:

-4+ years of sales experience, preferably to restaurants

-Experience managing brokers and distributors

-Travel 50% of the time

-Strong organizational skills  

Base + commission, car allowance, benefits

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 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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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Eastern Regional Sales Manager - Food Equipment]]>

Company

Our client, a food & beverage processing and packaging equipment manufacturer, is looking for a East Coast Regional Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for contacting food manufacturers on the East Coast to sell custom made food processing machines, equipment and services.

Your role with the Company

Responsible for promoting and generating sales of Custom Designed Automation Equipment

Work closely with other sales professionals to identify, qualify, and close system sales. Manage strategic partner relationships

Develop new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales of an organization's products and/or services

Identify business opportunities by identifying existing client needs. Build new relationships and generate new business

Maintain relationships with existing clients and evaluating on going equipment needs

Generate Sales:

Drive profitable sales growth across multiple equipment categories

Develop relationships with clients

Plan, coordinate, and schedule sales calls and technical meetings

Sales Planning:

Prepare for sales visits; develop general and client-specific sales strategies

Establish short and long term goals

Seek information regarding industry standards and new products to maintain competitive intelligence

Analyze customer's business for needs and selling opportunities

Equipment and Technology Sales:

Coordinate with other sales professionals to demonstrate and sell equipment and technology

Seek opportunities to discuss benefits and features of equipment and technology solutions based on customer needs

Communicate financial benefits of equipment purchases

Internal company processes:

Manage Sales process with internal organization to completion of project

Schedule client meetings with Application Engineering, Project Management, Engineering and Controls as needed

Customer Relations:

Manage all aspects of customer accounts from presentation of products and services to ongoing system projects

Hold client relationship meetings

Interpersonal Skills:

Establish and maintain productive, mutually beneficial relationships with customers, vendors and colleagues

Build trust and rapport in business relationships

Respond to difficult people and situations and deliver negative information while preserving relationships

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

Analyze a situation, identify and evaluate client concerns and escalate appropriately and take appropriate action

Make decisions and solve problems in a timely manner

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business or related Business field

5+ years of selling food/beverage processing equipment

Experience in consultative sales

Experience selling in a multi-state region (East Coast)

Ability to travel 5-% of the time

Community Information

Home Based Position

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
: Growing food manufacturer with global operations
: New, state of the art equipment

About the Role
: Lead production team of up to 100 employees
: Establish production policies, goals, and procedures
: Responsible for productivity, safety, cost, and morale
: Develop team through training and coaching

About the Community
: Portland Oregon metro area
: Relocation supported

Background Profile
: Food industry manufacturing experience
: 10+ years of relevant experience, with 5+ in a leadership role
: Production and safety training experience
: Lean and/or Six Sigma certification preferred
: Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
: Bachelor's degree preferred
: Experience with SQF or BRC quality schemes desired
: Ability to travel up to 10%

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

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Senior Flavorist - Savory]]>

Growing international flavors organization focused on US business.    

Strong team of certified flavor chemists.  Flexible and fun work environment.  

Background profile:

- Expertise in Savory / Meat Flavor development.  3+ years of related Savory Flavor development experience.

- Certified Flavorist strongly preferred.  

- Bachelor's degree in Food Science / Applied Science / Engineering or related.

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Executive Sales Manager - Fresh Meats]]>

About the Company
- Industry leading meat company
- Well established, with an outstanding reputation

About the Role
- Lead sales function
- Oversee, mentor, and motivate team of direct sales reports
- Establish sales objectives & project sales volume and profit for new and existing business
- Directly manage corporate accounts as well as develop new business
- Set pricing/margins based on yields

About the Community
- Philadelphia, PA area
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Experience selling fresh, case ready proteins for a food manufacturer
- Experience selling to both retail and foodservice customers
- Strong knowledge of yields/pricing
- Experience overseeing direct reports
- Experience working with distributors
- Ability to travel 25%

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- 401K
- Outstanding insurance

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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales Manager - Nutritional Ingredients]]>

Industry leader in high-quality nutritional ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers nationwide.   

New position due to company growth!

Manage company's nutritional ingredients portfolio in the Western Region. Identify new product needs with existing and new customers.  

Uncapped bonus!

Background Profile:

-- 5+ years of related sales experience with Ingredients. Ideally nutritional functional food and beverage ingredients in the Dietary Supplements industry.

-- Bachelor's degree.

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[VP Food Lab Operations - Chemistry]]>

Industry leading laboratory services corporation based in the Midwest.

Lead all Food Laboratory Operations within the Chemistry division.

Background Profile:

-- Master of Science in Chemistry or related field in Chemistry.  Ph.D. degree preferred.

-- Related food laboratory management experience; commercial lab preferred.

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Beverage Ingredients]]>

Our client is a leader in the industry providing quality food and beverage offerings to the North American Marketplace through quality, commitment, and superior customer service. They are looking to hire a National Sales Manager for their beverage segment. This newly created position will report to the Sr. Vice President of the Beverage Division of this growing company.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Develop and implement sales strategies for beverage ingredients

  • Manage the existing customer base and identify and approach new markets

  • Work with Purchasing Department and lead the bidding process by reviewing details to ensure commitments are achievable and secure supplier offers

  • Work with the Logistics Department to identify best shipping practices

  • Perform credit line checks for new customers

  • Attend trade shows

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Food Science, or related

  • 3+ years of experience selling ingredients in the food and beverage industry

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Benefits & Features:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability

  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy

  • Educational Assistance Program

  • Flexible Work Schedule

  • Many additional benefits

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[SW Regional Sales Manager - Ethnic Prepared Foods]]>

Company

Our client, a producer and distributor of premium ethnic prepared foods, is looking for SW Regional Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be contacting new and existing retail grocery clients for sales growth in their California and Arizona markets.

Your role with the Company

Sets customer objectives and monitors execution in key areas:

-  Collaboration to achieve effective promotional trade spending

-  Retail shelving conditions

-  Schematic objectives including new item execution

Utilize syndicated data to:

-  Analyze customer performance for effective promotional strategies

-  Work with sales team to compile effect customer presentations

Supports the customer sales team by communicating and collaborating on company:

-  Volume objectives

-  Trade spending guidelines

-  Customer deduction guidelines

-  Consumer marketing message

-  Customer sales proposition

Manages the region's financials:

-  Planning and execution of trade spend objectives

-  Achieving volume objectives

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business Sales or related field

5+ years of retail grocery sales experience

Ethnic prepared foods experience a plus

Community Information

Work from home opportunity

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[General Manager - Restaurant - San Francisco area]]>

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 20-25 employees.  Several locations are available in the San Francisco area.

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

  • Salary range $59K to $77K depending on location

  • Two weeks of vacation plus major holidays

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Offers and encourages a work/life balance

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Food Scientist - Baked Goods]]>

Our client is known around the world as a key player in the food industry, a leading provider to food service and retail marketplaces.

Food Scientist

About the Role:

  • Develop new product innovations and improve existing formulations

  • Select and test new food ingredients

  • Project leader on new product commercialization

  • Design and execute experiments [DOE], analyze and interpret data, make recommendations, coordinate resources, work with other disciplines

  • Use labs and food manufacturing equipment to prepare and test prototype products

  • Develop process specifications, train, and transfer knowledge to QA and Operations

  • Use state of the art, emerging technologies in product development and ingredient usage

  • Provide technical support for assigned food category as subject matter expert

Background Profile:

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

  • 4+ years of food industry R&D and product development experience

  • Experience with baked goods/dough ideal

  • Excellent communication skills required

Benefits & Features:

  • Excellent base salary plus bonus

  • Competitive healthcare benefits

  • Relocation assistance

  • Paid time off and holiday pay

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager/ Food & Beverage/ Northeast U.S.]]>

Plant Manager - Northeast U.S. area

About the Company:

Our client, a dairy producer in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Plant Manager for their Northeast U.S. facility.  This individual will oversee management of all areas of manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

About the Role:

  • Manage and direct plant operations for continuous improvement, production and maintenance

  • Assist senior staff in formulating and developing short and long term objectives, policies, programs and planning

  • Hire, develop, train and evaluate staff

  • Make recommendations and implementation changes to reduce cost and improve productivity

  • Maintain food quality and safety

Background Profile Desired:

  • BS degree in microbiology, food science or related field required

  • 10+ years in a plant management role

  • Black Belt certification or ability to obtain certification

  • Change Management experience

  • Problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership skills

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive base salary

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Advancement opportunities

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Seafood]]>

Company

Our client, an importer and distributor of premium seafood products, is looking for a National Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for implementing and executing strategies targeting the foodservice and retail channels.

Your role with the Company

Responsible for meeting annual case and dollar volume quotas and profit objectives for assigned market

Establish and execute an action plan to achieve quarterly/annual goals and objectives

Maintain current business and actively pursuing the development of new business

Development and implemental of sales plans for assigned customers

Manages and directs the activities of broker network (if applicable) to achieve goals and objectives

Responsible for the preparation of monthly sales analysis and forecasts

Management of trade program budget by negotiating programs for new business development as well as managing existing programs within the trade management system

Primary contact for customers on pricing and inventory needs

Present products and conduct cuttings to increase sales with current customers and establish new accounts

Work with other division team members in Purchasing, Import and Customer Service to achieve goals and objectives

Attend trade shows, conventions and business reviews as needed

Background Profile

BS in Business, Marketing or related field preferred

5+ years of seafood sales experience preferably to both foodservice and retail

Experience with fresh / frozen seafood, import/export, or similar business in the food industry

Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to identify and execute priorities within a multi-task business environment

Excellent oral and written communication with focus on establishing sales strategies

Advanced computer skills including MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and others.  Oracle experience a plus

Home based office with up to 50% travel requirement

Community Information

Home based position

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Senior Sales Executive - 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[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 0
<![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 0
<![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[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 marketing, sales and 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[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 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[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 0