<![CDATA[Kinsa (div of ABR): jobboards]]> http://JOBS.KINSA.COM/ en-us <![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 1
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager]]>

Small and growing Food Service / Deli Foods manufacturer based in Chicago  Flexible work hours.  Hiring immediately!   

Background Profile:

-- 5+ years of related QA experience in Food manufacturing.

-- Proven management and leadership skills.

-- Strong Food Safety audit experience.

-- BRC preferred.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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 highly preferred

  • 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[Production Manager - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
- Industry leading food manufacturer
- Well established
- Known for high quality products

About the Role
- Manage and oversee daily activities of production department
- Promote and maintain safety, efficiency, and quality standards
- Manage, train, and coach production staff
- Participate in major plant improvement projects

About the Community
- Seattle, Washington
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Production management experience in a food manufacturing environment
- Strong ability to coach and mentor staff
- Experience facilitating change
- ERP system experience helpful
- Continuous improvement/lean manufacturing background helpful

Job Title: Production Manager Reports To: Director of Operations
Department: Operations Work Schedule: Full-Time/40 hrs. per week
Direct Reports: Production Supervisor Backup Position: Production Supervisor
PPM Reference No.: 1484 FLSA Status: Exempt/Salaried

Purpose of the Position:

Manage and oversee the day to day activities of the production operations department. Promote and maintain safety, efficiency, and quality standards to provide our customers a superior and profitable product.

Essential Duties:

1. Determine and manage the production budget; control costs and effectively allocate and recommend resources
2. Manage, coach and provide assistance to production staff; motivate team members and act as a liaison between other department heads, ensuring optimal cooperation between departments
3. Plan, coordinate and control the manufacturing process, ensuring functionality and service, ensuring that all products are made to ship on schedule
4. Resolve production issues and maintain quality standards and output requirements
5. Communicate progress, project updates and departmental updates with the management team and production personnel
6. Assist with employee relations including investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations
7. Ensure compliance with all government regulations; Assist in enforcing compliance with HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices Policy, BRC standards, safety policies and company policies
8. Manage lot tracking and mass balance records
9. Review food safety and HACCP records
10. Participate in major improvement projects including purchasing plant machinery and equipment
11. Determine the plant operating schedule; participate in scheduling production in order to minimize allergen cross-contamination
12. Provide support and act as a liaison between production and sales
13. Oversee staffing and recruiting for production
14. Conduct performance reviews within company guidelines
15. Manage, assist and train employees as needed for higher efficiency to minimize waste & rework

Measurements of Performance:

: Promote and achieve continuous improvement and efficiencies in order to achieve minimum downtime
: Assist in the resolution of quality and safety issues with minimal impact on customer delivery times
: Model team player behavior and promote interdepartmental teamwork (attitude/communication/cooperation)
: Versatility and Judgment
: Skill level/understanding of the job
: Attendance/Dependability
: Self-Motivation and Initiative
: Productivity
: Quality of Work
: Planning and Budgeting
: Monitors and Evaluates Departmental Effectiveness
: Develop, Motivate and Mentor employees
: Leadership
: Managing Staff

Education/Experience/Special Skills/Certifications:

: High school diploma or GED
: Fluent in English for purposes of quality, safety and training
: Minimum 3 years supervisory experience
: Minimum 3 years manufacturing experience, preferably in food manufacturing
: Seafood HACCP Certification (Training) GMP'S / Safety programs / Lockout/Tagout / MSDS / Sanitation Standards and Chemicals/ ATP swab
: Knowledge of the Surimi industry
: Knowledge of USDA and FDA food safety regulations
: Knowledge of BRC, Sillikers, NFS Audit and other inspection programs
: Knowledge of MRP/ERP (JD Edwards) systems

Company Equipment:

Eligible for cell phone reimbursement, see the Expense Report Policy for more detail

Qualifications:

: Excellent oral and written communication skills
: Process manufacturing scheduling and inventory control
: Basic knowledge of MS Office
: Proven leadership and project management skills
: Ability to manage and organize multiple tasks while being complete and thorough in all interactions
: Ability to manage a team
: Familiarity with lock out tag out, electrical safety, HAZCOM, ammonia system, production systems

Annual Training Requirements:

1. Mission and Vision Statement
2. Allergens
3. HACCP
4. Food Defense/GMP's
5. Emergency Action Plan
6. Forklift / Pedestrian Safety
7. Anti-Harassment Training (Employee)

Physical Demands/Work Environment

: Moderate or heavy physical exertion required at times/ up to 100 pound lifting/pushing/pulling requirement (with assistance) (5%)
: Required to sit for long periods of time (70%).
: Must be able to talk and hear well enough to hold a conversation by phone and in person (75%).
: Required to use hands and fingers to frequently type information (75%).
: Vision ability needed to see computer monitor (75%).
: Must be able to concentrate in a work environment where the background noise level is usually moderate (100%).
: Work environment consistent of that found in an office environment as well as a production environment with working conditions such as heat/cold/wet/noise/vibration.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Western Region (Protein/Meat) Sales Manager]]>

Premier Innovative Protein (fresh and value-added) manufacturer, well respected!

Develop, sell and maintain fresh meat and value-added program customer base.  

Background Profile:

  • 10 -15 years of sales experience in the fresh protein (commodity) products.  

  • Value-added meat sales experience and proven experience with selling programs, preferred.

  • Exceptional sales experience demonstrated by developing and expanding new markets / customers           resulting in an increase in sales volume.  

  • Retail account experience.

  • Successful history of building relationships with customers and brokers.

  • Ability to immediately bring in new accounts from existing businesses.

Location - your own home office within the western region near major airport for easy travel.

Competitive compensation and extensive benefits!

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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 1
<![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 1
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager]]>

About the Company
- Leading privately owned food company with international operations
- Well established and respected

About the Role
- Oversee food quality and safety of protein products
- Coordinate with US and international technical counterparts
- Audit and approve suppliers
- Build relationships with customers
- Oversee direct reports

About the Community
-- Minneapolis metropolitan area
- Local candidate preferred

Background Profile
- Experience with proteins such as beef, pork, poultry, seafood, or dairy
- Experience supervising subordinates
- Ability to travel 30% in the US and Canada

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- Comprehensive benefits

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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 1
<![CDATA[Director of Sales - Ingredients]]>

Company

Our client, a growing producer of ingredients for the foods and beverage industry, is looking for a Director of Sales to add to their team. This person will be responsible for managing a small team while sustaining consistent sales growth with the company's overall goals.

Your role with the Company

Assure that company's sales and technical staff work with customers in establishing protocols, solving problems and addressing technical requirements

Oversee sales staff in their customer service responsibilities and performing this role personally for key accounts

Motivate, coach, and train the sales team to achieve company goals

Manage and achieve consistent growth in both revenue and gross margin for company

Responsible for employee development and sales team recruitment

Identify and develop prospective new customers and sell across multiple product lines

Travel to customer locations to make technical sales presentations about our products and services

Assist Marketing Department to plan and create strategy for national and regional trade shows

Develop sales metrics and suggest improvements

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts and recaps

Communicate customer feedback throughout the organization to generate ideas about new opportunities or products

Collaborate closely with other division on sales targets, strategy and approach to the market

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in business related field (desired but NOT necessary)

5 years outside business input sales experience with at least 5 years of experience managing a sales team

Experience in the food ingredients industry a plus

Juice Processing/Juice HACCP understanding is a plus

Strong relationship building, project management, projection/planning and organization skills.

Experience with freight and logistics is a major plus

Excellent functional computer skills with ability to multi-task

Understand Food Safety System schemes (HACCP, GFSI, FSSC 22000)

Understanding of fruit processing/handling and the relevant applications of company's products

Community Information

Chicago Land Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[QA Manager - Poultry Supplier Quality]]>

Company

Our client, a large quick serve restaurant, is looking for a Corporate QA Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for managing and assisting in the development of the company's QA programs regarding food safety, quality, sanitation, production, and animal welfare of multiple major products and other assigned minor products in accordance with the departmental plan of action.

Your role with the Company

Develops, updates, and implements the programs, procedures, and actions necessary to effectively monitor and maintain compliance with food safety and quality specifications of multiple major products and other assigned minor products.

Provides technical support to company's franchise and company store operations

Oversees the scheduling and conduction of audits of food processors to ensure attainment of the departmental plan of action and compliance with company specifications and standards concerning food safety, quality, sanitation, production, and animal welfare

Ensures completion of annual third party audits of assigned product suppliers

Responsible for cross-functional communication and assistance: Assists other departments (R&D, QSCC, Operations) with new / improved product development, second sourcing, and quality issues with assigned menu items

Coordinates and oversees laboratory testing and data management of assigned food products at external laboratories and suppliers to ensure the sampling / testing frequency and compliance standards outlined in the departmental plan of action are met. Manages specifications and lab evaluation procedures for assigned products

Develops solutions and provides recommendations to suppliers and/or company's QA personnel for corrective actions for deficiencies and/or areas of non-compliance related to assigned menu items

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree: Food Science, Meat Science, Microbiology or related field.

Experience in the poultry industry is a requisite

Knowledge of food science, HACCP, food processing technology, equipment, microbiology.

Minimum five years' work experience in food processing QA or operations

Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Must relocate

Community Information

Columbus, OH

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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 1
<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Warehouse & Distribution]]>

Our client, a leader in the provision of institutional food and supplies, currently has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Operations in Warehouse & Distribution.  This company is widely considered one of the U.S.' top processed commodity distributors.  This position is located east of Los Angeles.

Your Role with the Company:

  • Lead efficient customer focused distribution of food products in the Southwestern United States

  • Overall management of the Warehouse and Distribution operations (approximately 400 employees overall)

  • Drive overall cost reduction

  • Oversee and develop Warehouse and Transportation Managers (5-10)

  • Drive improvement in the areas of Quality, Training, Inventory, Team Professionalism, and related

  • Short-term and long-term negotiations

  • Maintain ideal staff levels and oversee employee morale, performance evaluations, and discipline

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of food and beverage Distribution/Warehouse experience

  • 5+ years of leadership experience

  • Strong understanding of Warehouse Management Systems

  • Experience in a union environment highly preferred

  • Valid driver's license

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Food Scientist - Meat]]>

Growing multi-site protein manufacturer located in the greater Oklahoma City area, OK.  

Implement procedures, ingredients and materials towards the production of new products and improvement of quality.  

Background Profile:

-- BS in Food Science or related field.

-- 2+ years of related experience in the Meat industry.  

-- Strong nutritional labeling experience.

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Tue, 14 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 1
<![CDATA[Executive Chef / Commissary Operations Manager]]>

Our client is a family owned and operated specialty market that develops and offers the best prepared and fresh foods on the Florida coast.  They currently have an excellent opportunity for an Executive Chef/Commissary Operations Manager to join their team.

Job Functions:

  • Manage the operations of a commissary built of up to 30 employees

  • Manage the Kitchen and Prepared Foods Department Managers at 2 retail markets

  • Develop and introduce trending food items and seasonal products

  • Guide the Kitchen and Prepared Foods Department Managers at the retail stores on proper handling and storage of food products

  • Work with Cooks on menu execution

  • Focus on improving efficiencies in the commissary and retail store food preparation areas

  • Full P&L responsibility ensuring the company achieves profit margins and sales targets

Required Background:

  • Management experience in a food preparation environment

  • Strong culinary background in an Executive Chef type role

  • Knowledge of food safety/HACCP

  • P&L and experience with accounting principles

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quality Control Manager]]>

Quality Control Manager - Ingredients

About the Company

  • Successful growing nutritional food ingredient company in the Food, Pharma and Industrial markets

  • Great company culture

  • Recipients of patents and innovation awards for R&D work

About the Role

  • In a food manufacturing environment, oversee QC sampling, testing, and inspection from raw materials to finished products

  • Liaison with outside laboratory services

  • Comply with all industry standards (cGMP, BRC, etc.) and provide support for all food safety, employee safety, and environmental initiatives

  • Manage 2 direct reports (supervisors) and 15 indirect reports (lab techs)

  • Review customer product specifications and ensure compliance with internal process / specifications

  • Process Corrective Action Reports and perform risk assessments

  • Liaison to Sales, Operations, Marketing and Technical services to provide quality support

Background Profile

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or other related science

  • 5-10 years of experience in Quality Control or Quality Assurance in a food production environment

  • 5 years of Supervisory or Management experience preferred

  • Ability to lead by example and train QC staff

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary + bonus

  • Full benefits

  • 401k with match

  • Generous PTO

  • Relocation assistance

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Maintenance & Engineering Manager - Chemical Ingredients]]>

Company

Our client, a leading international producer of specialty ingredient solutions that deliver far-reaching, versatile benefits for the food, health, nutrition and industrial markets, is looking for a Maintenance & Engineering Manager for their Salt Lake City plant. This person will be responsible for directing and coordinating activities of workers engaged in repair, maintenance and installation of machines, tools and equipment and in maintenance of building, grounds and utility systems. This person will also be involved with capital projects and expansion.

Your role with the Company

Oversee functions within the Maintenance & Engineering

Department Develops and implements process improvement projects to drive efficiency gains and improve quality

Leads, follows and enforces SOPs and GMPs

Develops and oversees preventative maintenance program

Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials

Coordinate with management, operations, and quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment

Prepare and monitor department budget

Direct day to day operations of maintenance and janitorial personnel through assigned supervisors

Coordinate purchases and services through suppliers and vendors

Coordinate maintenance with respective managers to minimize impact to process

Manage project load of Project & Process Engineers to ensure projects are completed on time and in scope

Promote development of subordinates through training, performance appraisal, consistent feedback; rewarding and disciplining, and addressing concerns and resolving problems

Follow all environmental, health and safety protocols

Provide support for all safety and environmental initiatives

Adheres to safety protocols ensuring 100% employee safe environment

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in engineering field (preferably Mechanical or Chemical)

5+ years of maintenance or engineering leadership experience in food, chemical or pharma manufacturing/processing environment

Working knowledge of SCMMS, MN, PDM, CMMS, RCM, TPM

Management/Supervisory experience a must

Experience with capital/expansion projects desired

Community Information

Salt Lake City, UT

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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 1
<![CDATA[Specialty Food Operations Manager]]>

Operations Manager

About the Company:

Our client is a fast growing high-end specialty food company offering gourmet European food products to the USA.  They are expanding their operations and soon to open their NJ plant.  They are looking to hire a "Hands On" Operations Manager to provide leadership to the plant.  A rare ground floor opportunity to provide leadership to the organization.

About the Role:

- Plan, direct/manage all plant operations ensuring a high quality products which are in compliance with company procedures and specifications

- Ensures food safety, quality standards and employee safety are top notch, provides training to production personnel, addressing and correcting any issues

- Staff scheduling based on production needs

- Work closely with the President to ensure production goals are met

- Ensure product is ready on time as scheduled, maintain inventory levels

- Monitor and analyze production KPI's

- Provide direction to various departments; QC, Maintenance, Shipping & Receiving

Background Profile:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent

- 5+ years of food industry management experience

- Progressive supervisory background with solid experience in Production and Quality Management in food industry - USDA experience

- Strong leadership ability to motivate the team

- Results driven with a high sense of integrity and solid work ethics

Benefits & Features

- Competitive salary plus bonus

- Health insurance, PTO & 401K

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Controller - Manufacturing Milwaukee Area]]>

Controller - Manufacturing

About the Company
- Industry leading manufacturer with solid reputation
- Rapidly growing, with plans for continued strong growth

About the Role
- Reporting directly to CFO, responsible for all aspects of controllership function
- Provide leadership in development of policies, systems, internal controls, and manufacturing and financial procedures
- Oversee direct reports
- Develop team to next level in growing, changing environment

About the Community
- SE Wisconsin, Milwaukee area

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or similar field
- Public accounting experience
- Experience working for a large manufacturer
- Preference to work for a mid-size manufacturer experiencing growth and change
- ERP system experience
- Experience managing team of direct reports

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- Strong healthcare plan
- 401K with company match

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Chief Technology Officer]]>

Company

Our client, a grocery home delivery company, is looking for a CTO to add to their team. This person will be responsible for managing all information technology including applications developments, open systems platforms, local and wide area networks, operating systems installation and support, data security and communications.

Your role with the Company

Develop and coordinate administrative functions including capital and expense budgets, hardware acquisitions and vendor negotiations

Monitor information technology performance and recommend continual improvements

Ensure a robust security and disaster recovery program for the company

Build and lead a high performing IT team

Supervise software testing, and information systems security and maintenance

Propose new and emerging technologies to support the necessary changes required to reach the company's business goals, needs, and objectives

Work with technology vendors to ensure business requirements are understood and translated for optimal technical solutions for the company

Server Side

These responsibilities relate to tasks and code written and executed on the server before the data is sent to the client's device

Maintain existing code base

Add improvements to the existing code to improve execution time and maintainability

Develop using object oriented methods; Migrate any old procedural methods to object oriented

Promptly fix bugs when they're found

Client Side

These responsibilities relate to the code and design of the site that the users and customers see

Create a unified design through the use of an HTML/CSS framework

Ensure the user interface is designed to easily drive customers towards purchasing

Ensure that employee workflow is smooth

Improve the UI when requests are made by team to improve their workflow

Fix any bugs that occur in the client side display or execution of code

Ensure the UI/UX is effective on mobile devices as well

Database

These responsibilities relate to the use and execution of code on the database

Use a development database to ensure all test code is executed in a safe environment

Ensure code is written to safely add and remove data from the database

Ensure database tables are designed and indexed to provide fast execution

Ensure the database is kept secure from intrusion

General

These responsibilities relate to the general use of software and execution of the job

Keep coding software up-to-date

Use git for version control and a history of changes made to the code

Use git branches to make major changes to the code for easy reversibility

Be able to navigate around a *-NIX environment to execute the occasional task on the server

Be aware of emerging trends and technologies that may improve the speed and execution of the job

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position specifically manages three full-time direct reports. This position oversees the day to day activities, including leading departmental staff meetings, providing guidance, mentoring, and a path for growth within the IT team.

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, Master's preferred

Expert knowledge of infrastructure, server and client products within enterprise network environments

Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in systems administration and support

Advanced knowledge of related hardware and software

Comprehensive knowledge of both information technology and business issues

Comprehensive knowledge and awareness of current information technology products, services, and solutions

Exceptional communication and customer service skills

Practical experience troubleshooting operating system performance problems

Ability to manage challenging technical issues by setting customer expectations, devising and implementing action plans and professionally communicating to all parties involved

Knowledge of Advanced Group Policy Management and Organizational Unit Structure

Ability to work under deadline pressures

Community Information

Spokane, WA 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, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager]]>

About the Company

Operating company of food processors.

About the Role

National Sales Manager will be responsible for developing and leading sales initiatives for all brands.

  • Lead the development & execution of strategic sales plans to grow business in multiple channels and deliver assigned revenue growth and operating profit.

  • Accountable for contributing to the due diligence process during acquisitions of new brands/companies.

  • Results oriented individual who will be an effective leader and professional representative of the company.  

  • Energetic, and confident sales manager, who is strategic, analytical, creative, flexible, hands on, good problem solver, team player, and thrives in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment.  

  • Sales Planning - market analysis, trade plans, budget development & oversight.

  • Establish and build effective relationships with sales team, brokers and retailers.

Background profile desired:

  • 10+ years of achievement in consumer package goods sales, preferably in growth or start-up companies.

  • 5+ years in management/leadership positions in food/CPG businesses

  • Driven, self-motivated and goal-orientated.

  • Great listening and problem solving skills with a dose of humility. As well as excellent written and oral communication.

  • Celebrate success, closing sales and building brands.

  • Food industry knowledge and passion with contacts and experience working with broker teams.

  • Willing to travel 50%+ (including nights and weekends)

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing

Location: This position is based onsite at the company in Denver, CO area.

Relocation assistance would be provided.

Compensation and Benefits:

Attractive base salary and bonus opportunity available as well as complete company benefits package.

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - Food Processing]]>

About the Role:

Oversee and manage production, quality control, procurement, inventory management, finance, sales and marketing for this food manufacturing company.

Executive leadership responsibility for every aspect of the company's operation; critical role in strategic planning to guide the future growth and development of the brand/company.

: Direct and control day-to-day operations to meet objectives related to raw product acquisition, production, quality, and recovery consistent with cost requirements.
: Answerable for all activities, including both field and plant operations.
: Function independently in achieving required results within Corporate policy and broad direction.
: Assure that production meets quality and recovery cost requirements by effectively directing plant operations.
: Assure that sufficient raw product meeting Company standards is received at favorable costs by overseeing field department activities.
: Assure a staff capable of satisfactory performance by developing and motivating key subordinates.
: Assure minimum accident frequency and severity by implementing a comprehensive safety program.
: Assure efficient plant operations by implementing appropriate operating policies and procedures.
: Assure plant budget goals are developed and met.
: Manage all departments of a food manufacturing facility, including full P&L responsibility.
: Hire and train staff as needed. Ensure effective utilization of human resources by training/mentoring direct reports, motivating consistent performance, appraising performance, recommending salary action and developing for potential promotion.

Background Profile Desired:
: 5 - 7 years of experience in food manufacturing in a leadership role, experience with FDA and/or USDA preferred (small to mid-size company).
: Experience in demand planning/production scheduling; make to inventory, and/or working with a MRP via an ERP software: Working knowledge of Quality Systems such as GMP, HACCP, 3rd party plant audits, FDA/USDA regulations, Vendor selection, and quality improvement methods.
: Working knowledge of Sales and Marketing (sales forecast, sku rationalization, new product development, primary sales channels, etc.).
: Team-player with excellent leadership, interpersonal, poise, and professionalism skills.
: Confident, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently with minimal direction.
: Must be able to analyze and successfully resolve problems in a timely manner.
: Ability to prioritize tasks.
: General knowledge at using various computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
: Bachelor's degree is required.

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - Meat Category]]>

Company

Our client, a producer of premium protein products, is currently looking for a Plant Manager to add to their team. Reporting to the VP of Supply Chain, this person will be responsible for the overall operations of a seasonal plant.

Your role with the Company

Oversee protein/meat production as well as packaging to fulfill catalog and e-commerce business needs

Provide leadership and support on quality, productivity, process improvement, and business planning

Oversee all fulfillment functions including packing, labeling, and shipping made-to-order and insertions

Process flow and productivity improvements to increase facility output and drive cost efficiency gains

Partner with Quality Assurance to manage all internal quality control processes

Help develop food safety initiatives

Oversee the staffing and training plans and partner with HR on team development and succession planning

Responsible for plant maintenance and facility activities

Implement internal safety efforts, safety training, and OSHA compliance

Lead development and execution of overall business manufacturing, storage and shipping, and packaging development and testing plans

Lead and participate in inventory procedures, controls, and month-end counts

Serve as a resource partner to external suppliers as needed for training and process review

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management or related business field

5+ years of Sr operations leadership experience in a food manufacturing/processing environment

Protein/meat processing experience desired
Production AND logistics experience preferred

Seasonal production background highly desired

Working knowledge of HACCP, USDA and OSHA regulations

Ability to work in noisy refrigerated environment

Community Information

Grand Rapids, MI Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Maintenance Manager - Food Industry]]>


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

About the Role
- Lead all aspects of the maintenance function
- Manage preventive maintenance system
- Train and develop a team of direct reports
- Report directly to plant General Manager

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

Background Profile
- Experience managing the maintenance function in a food manufacturing environment
- Experience with predictive/proactive maintenance
- Experience with CMMS software
- Experience with ammonia refrigeration
- Bilingual Spanish a plus
- Experience managing a budget helpful
- Experience with KPI's and continuous improvement initiatives a plus

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

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Area Segment Manager - Food & Beverage Equipment]]>

Our Fortune 500 client is seeking an Area Segment Manager in their Food and Beverage equipment division.  This home-based position will be based on the East Coast. In this role you will focus on business development and account management for robotics, power and mechanical products for the Food and Beverage manufacturing segments.

Responsibilities include:

-Identify key Food & Beverage clients that have high growth potential

-Secure commercial and product specification agreements with key national target Food and beverage accounts

-Communicate customer feedback to internal product marketing and other key teams  

Education/Experience

- B.S. in Business Administration, Engineering, or related preferred

-5+ years' experience selling into Food & Beverage industry

-5+ years of food and beverage related experience

-Industrial distribution experience preferred

-Proven ability to create new customer relationships

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

-Generous base salary

-Vehicle expense program

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Area Segment Manager - Food & Beverage Equipment]]>

Our Fortune 500 client is seeking an Area Segment Manager in their Food and Beverage equipment division.  This home-based position will be based in California. In this role you will focus on business development and account management for robotics, power and mechanical products for the Food and Beverage manufacturing segments.

Responsibilities include:

-Identify key Food & Beverage clients that have high growth potential

-Secure commercial and product specification agreements with key national target Food and beverage accounts

-Communicate customer feedback to internal product marketing and other key teams  

Education/Experience

- B.S. in Business Administration, Engineering, or related preferred

-5+ years' experience selling into Food & Beverage industry

-5+ years of food and beverage related experience

-Industrial distribution experience preferred

-Proven ability to create new customer relationships

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

-Generous base salary

-Vehicle expense program

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[HR Generalist - Champaign, IL]]>

General position highlights :

  • Day to day management of human resources operations

  • Recruiting, orientation, and training employees

  • Understanding of employee benefits

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience working with unions

Benefits:

  • Base salary plus bonus

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Paid holidays and vacation

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of National Retail Sales]]>

Director of National Retail Sales

About the Company

  • Retail sales in over 70 countries, leader in their category around the world

  • Sells exclusive, high quality, shelf-stable specialty food/beverage products

  • 4th generation family-owned company, in business over 65 years

  • Very involved in community development as well as worldwide charities

About the Role

  • Responsible for building the strategic road map and sales plan for acquiring customers and growing revenue in the US

  • Expert in Grocery/Supermarket category, able to forecast sales in the marketplace, both on a national scale and regionally

  • Identify valuable emerging markets and prioritize markets

  • Build and develop an effective sales team as well as brokers and distributors

  • Develop sales strategies for "getting on the shelf" and "off" the shelf

  • Work with Marketing team to implement marketing strategies and analyze trends and results

  • Provide accurate and regular sales reporting for senior leadership

  • Represent company at industry events, trade shows, expos and conferences

Background Profile

  • 5 to 10 years of retail / grocery sales management experience in the food or beverage industry

  • Demonstrated track record of success in sales of specialty brands or specialty products is required, ethnic or international specialty product markets a plus.

  • Experience developing sales plans/business plans for expansion

  • Experience leading/managing a direct sales force

  • Experience with retail brokers and distributors

  • Must be able to show successful sales growth at either Regional or National level

  • Bachelor's Degree is required in Business or related field

Benefits & Features

  • Prefer candidates to be located in the Mid-Atlantic region (VA, MD, DC) or NJ/NY metro area, flexibility to work from a home office

  • Competitive salary plus bonus/commissions

  • Full benefits including healthcare and 401k with match

  • Company paid holidays plus 3 weeks paid vacation

  • Family-owned company whose culture promotes a work / life balance

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Human Resources-Food Service]]>

About the Company
- Well established Chicago foodservice management company
- Highly regarded, with distinguished clients

About the Role
- Directly responsible for overall HR function
- Provide current best practices to the organization
- Position as employer of choice by employing innovative methods to attract talent
- Manages Training and People Development process for hourly and salaried employees
- Supervise HR staff
- Financial management of HR budget

About the Community
- Northern Chicago metro area
- Local candidate preferred

Background Profile
- Experience managing an HR department in a leadership role
- Knowledgeable of current best practices in areas of benefits, compensation, legal requirements, education development, employee relations, and attracting and retaining talent
- Experience developing and administering employee training and development programs

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation and benefit package

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[NY Metro Market Manager - Alcoholic Beverages]]>

Company

Our client, a producer of premium malt whiskey, is looking for a Market Manager for the New York area. This person will be responsible for working with their distributor network to engage local businesses to carry a variety of alcoholic beverages.

Your role with the Company

Achieve sales, merchandising and profit goals by helping distributors attain their sales volume and profit objective on our products

Assist distributors, sales representatives and accounts in attaining their sales and distribution objectives on our brands by working with them and providing training support on our product line

Maintain a key account list and develop personal relationships with key buyers/owners and managers

Assist assigned accounts in attaining their sales and profit objectives by wait staff trainings and promotions

Assist Regional Manager in distributor management meetings by providing well documented reports on the levels of distribution, display, and sales by the distributor

Conduct sales meetings to the distributor sales force

Monitor inventory and proper use of P.O.S. material

Follow through on all commitments made to distributor management, sales personnel, and the trade

Review monthly account performance

Promotional agency budget planning, forecasting and management

Identify market trends and opportunities, and develop respective action plan

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business Sales or related field

5+ years of beverage experience from a non-alcoholic or alcoholic supplier

Experience managing a distributor network

Territory management necessary

Community Information

Home Office in the NY Metro Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regulatory Affairs Manager - Ingredients Category]]>

Company

Our client, a producer and distributor of premium ingredients, is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to add to their team. This person will establish documented programs, processes and/or procedures to ensure both internal and external products, work-in-progress and finished product packaging/labeling designs conform to all applicable Federal, State and local regulatory requirement.

Your role with the Company

Helps to keep the approved ingredients vendor documentation within the Regulatory Document Management System, including associated hard copy specification, MSDS, nutritional, Kosher, and other requisite Regulatory files current as needed

Assists in developing tactical plans, policies, and procedures to ensure quality improvement efforts will meet or exceed internal and external customer needs and expectations

Enters, maintains and controls all raw material and finished product allergen information

Works closely with all personnel, internal or external, involved in the product design process and effectively communicates the regulatory status of a proposed product design to assure that the product is in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements

Works with the Tech Center by authorizing ingredient declarations for samples and finished products, supplying nutritional information when necessary, and offering consultation on various Regulatory concerns by interpreting Federal, State, and local regulation

Facilitates the exchange of technical information with customers, including nutritional database analysis and other documentation requests as needed

Applies and understanding of the corrective action, preventative action, document management, internal audit and the process improvement processes and their impact on the regulatory affairs of the company

Applies an understanding of the basic document control process as it applies to the company's documentation system and our certification

Manages certification processes from application for certification to the proper labeling of products requiring Kosher or Halal certification

Determines regulatory requirements for specific products, as well as coordinates all customer requests for technical information such as specification sheets, MSDS, allergen status, nutritional information, etc.

Completes and effectively communicates applicable NAFTA and Company allergen control requirements and the TTB formula submission process

Reviews and completes all regulatory stages of the product commercialization process as well as the product packaging design process for new or revised products

Collects, organizes and maintains all vendor raw material information required to become an approved ingredient within the Regulatory Document Management System, including specifications, MSDS, Kosher status, nutritional composition, allergen content and any other specific raw material data required

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in food safety or related field

3+ years of regulatory leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing/processing environment

Experience creating ingredient declarations and nutritional analysis profiles

Ability to work cross functionally with sales and R&D

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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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager, Value-Added Food Ingredients]]>

Our client, a fast growing ingredient company, is looking to hire an experienced sales professional to lead a national sales effort.  This National Sales Manager will be responsible for growing sales of natural value added ingredients.

Location: Home Office anywhere in the USA near major airport.

About the Role:

  • Build a national sales program from the ground up

  • Lead generation and new customer acquisition

  • Manage and grow existing accounts

  • Develop and grow trade show presence

  • Report weekly progress of lead generation and customer acquisition

  • Ability to manage a long sales cycle

Required Background:

  • 5+ years of outside (B2B) sales experience

  • Experience selling value added ingredients in the Food industry

  • Record of sales growth and new account development

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated, focused on reaching and exceeding goals

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Procurement Coordinator]]>

Key Functions:

Purchasing:

: Supporting the Corporate Purchasing Department  

: Managing and administrating inbound and outbound resources and goods, including the oversight of purchasing, inventory, warehousing and transportation activities

: Identifying and overseeing Raw Material and Packaging requirements to meet production requirements in SAP

: Manages raw material and packaging inventory levels, schedules and availability of selected item

: Closely monitor, report and escalate supplier risks to the management and central Purchasing Department. This includes generating reports and analyzing risk metrics for multiple vendors

: Review issues and queries related to Accounts Payable / Vendor Invoices

: Maintain Local Vendor Files

: Purchase MRO supplies (non-inventory, non-maintenance)

Production:

: Collects raw data from production floor

: Issues raw material and packaging by area in SAP

: Issue labor into SAP

: Work with Production Supervisors to resolve reporting discrepancies and issues

: Prepares daily production report

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience required:

: Procurement/Purchasing

: Hands-on in a fast-paced production facility

: Food Manufacturing (in a temperature controlled environment)

: Planning, assigning, and directing work

: Addressing complaints and resolving problems

Skills required:     

: Ability to work with cross-functionally with other departments

: Ability to proactively solve problems and deal with a variety of situations

: Ability to understand production usage, safety levels, lead times, timing of deliveries

: Must have excellent Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research experience

: SAP experience

: Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

: Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task different priorities

: Strong organizational and time management skills

: Willingness to work in a hands-on environment

If this role is not a good fit for you, would you be able to refer me to someone with a similar background that might consider a career move? We offer a referral bonus if a referral does get hired through us!

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Financial Analyst]]>

Financial Analyst - Food and Beverage

About the Company

In the foodservice industry, it's great to be a part of a culture that cares about people.  Yes, there's a sense of urgency, but it's enjoyable on a personal level for both employees and guests.  That's what our client is all about.  Consider joining the corporate Accounting team for this multi-unit restaurant chain that continues to expand across the US.

About the Role

  • Provide financial planning on all menu related items and all initiatives

  • Analyze ongoing performance and potential risks of menu items and communicate to team

  • Develop the predictive models for menu promotions and changes

  • Compare actual vs estimated performance of menu items and report any variances along with insights

  • Assist in the monthly financial close process

About the Community

  • Nashville is the largest city in the State of Tennessee and is the center for music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries

  • Rated by Forbes as #30 for best places for business and careers and #8 in job growth

Background Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Statistics

  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a sit down restaurant vs quick serve company

  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills

  • Solid mathematical skills and logical problem solving skills

  • Basic knowledge of industry/societal trends, consumer behaviors, and market economics

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary and bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[District Manager - Multi-Unit Restaurant [QSR]]]>

District Restaurant Manager [QSR]

Multiple Locations:

- Atlanta, GA

- Cleveland, OH

- Dallas, TX

- Indianapolis, IN

- St Louis, MO

- Orlando, FL

- Bloomington, IL

About the Role:
- As a multi-unit restaurant management professional, oversee 2 to 3 QSR [quick serve restaurant] locations within your assigned territory / city.

- In charge of overall restaurant operations, development of your management teams, and profitability of your locations in a 'customer comes first' environment.
- As a Restaurant District Manager the primary leadership goal will be to set a positive example for your management team and ensure that each restaurant within your district is running smoothly.

- Additionally, you will partner with your direct reports - Restaurant General Managers - to ensure the overall financial health, and consistent execution of brand standards for your restaurants while developing a bench of well-trained talent for each level within your organization.

- Engage in the hiring, coaching and direction of General Managers and Assistant Managers.
- Periodically conduct random inspections of restaurants in your territor.

- Conduct inventory and cash audits.
- Manage restaurant budgets (including labor and food costs) and their impact on your overall territory budget. Implementing necessary plans to meet financial and P&L goals.

Background Profile:
- High school diploma (Bachelor's degree a plus)
- Sharp and Professional is a MUST
- Minimum 5 years successful results as a multi-unit Restaurant Manager (specifically Quick Serve Restaurants or casual dining)
- Proven track record of building sales and increasing profits, as well as people development

- Leadership ability with a strong focus on service and hospitality
- Ability to demonstrate an ownership mentality, business maturity, and strong industry awareness
- Ability to utilize tactical and strategic judgment to achieve all key business measures

- Worked as a District or Regional Manager at restaurants like: Panera Bread, Whataburger, or Chick-Fil-A, etc. is a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:
- Competitive base salary

- Bonus incentives earned and paid out quarterly

- Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident and Critical Illness Insurance - available on first day of employment. Multiple plan levels available for Employee Only, Employee & Spouse, Employee and Child(ren) and Family.
- Group Basic Life Insurance and AD&D, Whole Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance and AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance - effective immediately on first day of employment.

- 401(k) Savings Plan - eligible to participate on the first day of the month following the month in which you are hired if age 21. Eligible for immediate company match.
- Paid Time Off
- Automobile Stipend - $500/month to use for maintenance and cost of vehicle + Gas card.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Senior Product Regulatory Specialist]]>

Product Regulatory & Labeling Specialist

About the Company

  • Growing company in the health and wellness market

  • Very customer focused and products reflect their values

  • Company promotes work/life balance

About the Role

  • Create and manages all product regulatory and labeling knowledge both domestically and internationally

  • Fluent in USDA, FDA and European regulations for Foods and Food Supplements

  • Execute and manage all regulatory and labeling processes for new product development and launches, quality improvements and new ingredient approvals.

Background Profile

  • Bachelor's degree required in Food Regulatory or related field

  • 5+ years working in biochemical, pharma or food manufacturing company

  • 2+ years of experience in regulatory and labeling functions for domestic and international markets

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory laws, food science, food manufacturing processes, QA principles, market research, health and human nutrition

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits package

  • Relocation assistance provided

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 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[Materials Manager - Frozen Food Manufacturing]]>

About the Company

Our well-established client specializes in high quality frozen food manufacturing for both Retail and Foodservice. They have multiple manufacturing facilities in NY and NJ.

About the Role:
: Responsible for receiving, warehousing and distribution operations.
: Managing staff and processes, for the safe operations of the receiving, warehousing and distribution departments.
: Organize and develop warehouse operations systems determining proper product handling and storage requirements.
: Responsibility for inventory control and levels.
: Ensure up to date compliance with federal/state and local warehousing, material handling and shipping requirements with current knowledge of legislation.  Establish and maintain security procedures and protocols safeguarding warehouse operations.

Background Profile:
: Bachelor's Degree.
: Local candidates preferred.
: 5-7+ years of experience in food manufacturing materials management with 5+ years of management level responsibilities.
: Experience setting and managing a departmental budget.
: Receiving, warehousing (freezer storage) and distribution food experience.
: Experience with controlling inventory levels.
: Monitors and maintains security procedures and protocols.

Benefits and Features:
: Competitive compensation
: Medical, Dental and Vision plans with 401K with company match

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Food Plant Manager]]>

About the Company
- Industry leader in their category
- Producer of high quality dairy 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 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
<![CDATA[Sr. Business Manager / Director - Food Industry]]>

Company

Our client, a distributor of co-packed frozen/canned/dehydrated produce, is looking for a Sr. Business Manager 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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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of National Accounts - Costco]]>

About the Company
- Rapidly growing manufacturer of well-known branded grocery products
- Category leader

About the Role
- Maintain existing and grow new business with Costco and BJ's
- Manage clients at headquarters and regional buying offices
- Develop business relationships with clients at multiple levels of contact
- Develop and execute sales and merchandising plans

About the Community
- Position can be located in your own home office anywhere in the US!

Background Profile
- Bachelor's Degree
- 10+ years of relevant experience
- Strong relationships with Costco headquarters and North American operating divisions
- Experience managing center of the store branded grocery food products
- Experience managing brokers a plus
- Experience with BJ's a plus
- Willingness to travel up to 50%

Benefits and Features
- Generous compensation package
- Car allowance
- Comprehensive health plans
- 401K with company match
- Generous paid holidays

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[General Manager - Logistics]]>

Company

Our client, a food & beverage warehousing and storage company in the San Bernardino, CA area is looking for a General Manager for their logistics division. This person will be responsible for managing the supply chain operation along with all supply chain personnel.

Your role with the Company

Manage Logistics Management and Transportation operations that are responsible for moving perishables, frozen, dry and liquid goods to our stores both regionally and across the USA using all modes of transportation

Ensure customer/vendor / carrier contract requirements are administered, enforced and maintained

Must manage budgets for all operations to include cost controls

Seek out innovative processes that utilize the talent of our people and create efficiency and world class customer service

Utilize information technology to determine trends, opportunities, savings and efficiency

Ensure all sites operates to the routines outlined in the site interaction matrix and standard operating procedures

Establish relationships both externally and internally that bring real value to the operations and those we serve

Provide leadership in product quality assurance relative to all aspects of transporting freight

Critically analyze the operations current transportation processes, comparing on-time KPI's for all store deliveries and non-store deliveries. Analyze and provide recommendations for improvement

Take an active leadership role in succession planning and staff retention

Communicate, administer and enforce state and company policies (i.e., accounting, operational, regulatory, and administrative)

Ensure all documentation and reports are processed in a timely manner and accurately

Ensure the carrier performance meets the customer expectations and all agreements

Negotiate terms and rates for shippers and carriers required to move cargo in the absence of carrier contracts or system

Will evaluate and measure employee performance and help develop their skills

Will provide optimum customer service and lead by example in all aspects of Manager job responsibilities

Will create a positive environment for employees to help maintain morale

Will participate in meetings and will be expected to work weekends, holidays, long hours when needed

Step in when necessary in the absence of key individuals in the logistics operations to keep operations running

On call 24/7 for emergencies, staffing concerns, etc.

Background Profile

Bachelor's in Business or related field

Knowledge of contracts

5 years' experience managing a transportation team, specializing in trucking operations & logistics, refrigerated , van, inter modal

5 years' experience working in an environment that utilizes 3rd party carriers

Experience with on-call response coverage including after-hours and weekends

Negotiating experience

Computer System Skills:

Experience working with a TMS (Transportation Management System), preferably Truck Mate, PC Miler, Fleetmatics, RoadNet.

Understanding of DOT regulations

Community Information

San Bernardino, 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, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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
<![CDATA[Agglomeration Supervisor]]>

Growing innovative food & beverage ingredients manufacturer located in desirable area of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

In-house expert for all agglomeration operations.  

Background profile:

- 5+ years of related experience with Agglomeration or Spray Dry manufacturing.

- Strong leadership skills.

- Technical degree in related field.   

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Manager - Dairy Cultures]]>

Industry leader in Dairy Cultures for Cheese products world-wide. Rapidly growing U.S. business and investing in future growth!

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

Background Profile:

-- Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Food Science or related. Master's preferred.

-- 7+ years of related experience in a commercial role, preferably with starter cultures.

-- Committed to helping customers make better cheese.

-- Strong technical project management skills.

-- Ability to travel 50%.  

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Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Manager Midwest - Dairy Ingredients]]>

Growing international dairy ingredients manufacturer headquartered in Europe.  Home office based in Milwaukee, WI.   

Develop promotion and sales of functional ingredients for the Cheese Industry in the Midwest and Western markets.  

Background Profile:

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

-- 5+ years of Technical Sales and/or trading experience in the Dairy Ingredients Industry.

-- Related experience with Italian Cheese producers would be ideal.  

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0