<![CDATA[Kinsa (div of ABR): jobboards]]> http://JOBS.KINSA.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Acute Care Foodservice Nutrition Services Director]]>

Our client is one of the most respected and trusted foodservice companies in the industry.  This growing family owned food company takes pride in their trusted reputation of offering high quality and fresh foods while staying true to their values and tradition.

Acute Care Nutrition Services Director - OH

About the Company

- Successful and evolving food service company touching many categories with their successful expertise

- Food service leader servicing clients and customers with healthy food choices for decades

- Exceptional growth and ability to retain business due to trusted relationships, core values and offering innovative food services

About the Role

- Provide leadership to the foodservice team related to storage, preparation and serving of food in acute healthcare settings

- Responsible for operational methods and procedures related to food and nutrition service ensuring compliance with Federal, State and County laws

- Ensure proper food and physical safety/sanitation

- Work closely with assigned account to maintain a strong professional relationship

About the Community

- Cincinnati, Ohio

- Lower Cost of Living - 10 % below nation's average with historic charm, while offering arts/cultural and entertainment

- Relocation supported

Background Profile

- 3 years of progressive management experience in the acute healthcare environment

- Basic understanding of diet principals and strong knowledge of food preparation/cooking methods

- Familiar with guest service principals related to food production and foodservice operations

- Supervisory, training  and scheduling skills required

Benefits and Features

- Competitive compensation

- Opportunity to work and impact rapidly growing innovative food service leader

- Many benefits; Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance and more!

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Food Plant Production Manager]]>

Our client is an innovative and fast growing food manufacturer who offers foods that are nutritious and delicious for consumers. Their natural food products are one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry and in high demand.  

Food Plant Production Manager - Los Angeles, CA

About the Company

- Successful and evolving food company in a hot niche

- Market leader in their category

- Promotes an innovative and collaborative work atmosphere - mission driven, promotes being a good steward of environment

About the Role

- An impact position with a growing food manufacturer - manage all food production activities of this Monday - Friday 2 shift operations while directly reporting to the COO

- Manage and build collaboration with team - creating a strong culture and bringing people together

- Provide and communicate plan of action for continuous improvement for growing company as they add square footage

About the Community

- San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles area

Background Profile

- 5+ years of production management experience in food processing environment - refrigerated food a plus and/or Ready to eat foods (mixed or cooked food experience)

- Bilingual in Spanish and English

- Experienced with GFSI food manufacturing environment

- Hands on Management style

Benefits and Features

- Competitive compensation

- Opportunity to work and impact rapidly growing innovative food manufacturer

- Excellent benefits

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Logistics]]>

About the Company

Our well-established client specializes in frozen breads, rolls and dough, supporting both Retail Bakeries and Foodservice Operators alike. They have multiple manufacturing facilities in NY and NJ.

About the Role:
: Maintain consistent quality including-packages in perfect condition, shipping on time, inbound inspections accurately followed, and a safety culture for employees.
: Managing staff and processes, for the safe operations of the shipping, receiving, and distribution departments.
: Organize efficient logistics for the warehouse portion of the facilities, evaluate process flow and propose changes for improvement.
: Work with finance department to prepare and manage departmental and capital expenditure budgets.
: Ensure that incoming raw materials and outgoing product meet strict food security and safety standards.

Background Profile:
: Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or related field required.
: Local candidates preferred.
: 5-7+ years of experience in logistics, supply chain or warehouse planning.
: Experience setting and managing a departmental budget.
: Experience with shipping and receiving.
: Experience with production scheduling.
: Transportation/trucking experience is a plus.

Benefits and Features:
: Strong six figure compensation package
: 401K with company match

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Retail Account Manager - Regional Sales]]>

About the Company:  Our client is a leader in their food category with manufacturing facilities across the US.

Industry: food / dairy / beverage

Location: Western PA/ Upstate NY - This home-office position could be located in Pittsburgh, PA; Buffalo, NY, or cities in-between.

About the Role - Regional Account Manager - Retail

Preferred candidates will have experience making HQ calls on such retailers as Giant Eagle, Wegman's, and Tops.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 8 years sales experience in consumer products / CPG / or food and beverage.

  • Ability to demonstrate solid sales track record in the region.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Excel and PowerPoint skills must be above average with ability to build strong presentations.

  • IRI and/or Nielsen knowledge.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Understands how to work in both a DSD and Warehouse environment.

  • Skilled in organization, time management, prioritization, and attention to detail.

  • Strong team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines.

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Sales & Business Development Director, Virtual/Home Office]]>

Our client, a producer of exceptional food products that continue to
be featured on five-star restaurant menus and in retailers nationwide, is looking to hire a National Sales & Business Development Manager due to significant growth.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an industry leader and develop a successful sales team.

Job Functions:

  • Build and develop both external and internal sales teams for HRI and Retail markets

  • Establish a nationwide broker network

  • Work with the Sr. Leadership team focusing on pricing and promotion strategies to increase growth in market share

  • Manage the annual sales budget including growth targets

  • Provide an exceptional level of customer service

Required Background/Skills:

  • 5+ years of food/beverage industry sales experience (Meat/Protein highly preferred)

  • Ability to work remotely while maintaining communication with corporate/business offices

  • Willingness to travel to client and prospect sites

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Processing Manager]]>

Our client, one of the biggest food and provisions wholesale suppliers in the Northeast, is looking to hire a Custom Order Processing Manager for their New Hampshire Headquarters.

Job Functions:

  • Supervise a team of 10+ processing employees

  • Perform training and orientation for new employees related to the processing facility and related production equipment

  • Ensure understanding of company policies as well as issues related to food safety, USDA, HACCP, operating procedures, and regulatory requirements.

  • Promote continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures

  • Review production needs and modify the production schedule as needed

  • Work with Buyers to ensure sufficient inventory levels

  • Report any product or production concerns to Quality Assurance

  • Function as a technical expert on sales calls

  • Lead facility tours for clients and strategic partners

Required Background/Skills:

  • 4+ years of supervisory experience in food processing

  • Experience in meat/protein processing

  • Management of a team of processing employees in a USDA regulated environment

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • Training in HACCP, Culinary Arts, Food Handling, or related highly preferred

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Foodservice Sales Executive - Chicago]]>

About the Company

Our client is an elite and well-established food service management company, with a strong commitment to excellent service, delicious food and gracious hospitality.  Their culture and providing customers with a great experience are both evident in their day-to-day work ethic.

About the Role

The Sales Executive proactively seeks and develops relationships with customers that lead to opportunities to provide food service solutions.

  • Understand and utilize a sales process to find and secure sales for the division.

  • Identify opportunities and build relationships providing for a full sales pipeline supports continuous and sustainable growth.

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written, allow the Sales Executive to create relationship with both internal and external customers securing new business, retaining old business and executing new business.

  • Act as an organized, resourceful, insightful, creative and proactive professional

  • Working with initiative, shows and garners the respect of the team, customers and the community.

  • Integrity and ethics are defined by high internal moral principles. A leader inside and outside the office and industry.

  • Design compelling custom solutions creating interest that creates and closes opportunities through food, beverage and service experiences.

  • Work with other team members contributing to marketing and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets.

  • Plan and execute food product tastings.

  • Field and pre-qualify sales leads; write and follow through on proposals/contracts.

  • Contribute to the financial success of the company through accountability to established profit margins on items sold.

  • Participate in promotional and networking opportunities to support the sales efforts, including site visits.

About the Community

  • Chicagoland area - local candidates only!

Background Profile Desired

  • Bachelor's of Business Administration, Sales, Marketing or Hospitality desired but not required

  • 4+ years of successful sales experience in Chicago

  • Willing to do 50% day travel in Chicago (including valid driver's license and car for personal transportation)

  • Excellent communication, people and networking skills

  • Possess strong sales and business acumen

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Food and beverage or Culinary background/training a plus

  • Budget responsibilities

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive compensation plus commission

  • Benefits include: medical plan, vision, dental, short-term and long-term disability, 401k

  • Career growth potential

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales Coordinator - Foodservice -]]>

About the Company

Since the 1980's, our client has been growing their successful food service business in the Chicago area. They offer delicious food options for multiple venues.  Their product has consistently received high marks for creative menu development, unique marketing and innovative merchandising.

About the Role  

We are seeking a Sales Coordinator with strong initiative to join their team.  The Sales Coordinator will assist the sales team by:

  • Providing support to existing accounts

  • Generating new business leads

  • Writing new business proposals

  • Entering new orders

  • Following up with customers

  • Tracking in CRM

  • Coordinating logistics and supplies

  • Managing accounts receivable

  • Participating in product tastings (Yum!)

We are seeking a Sales Coordinator that has aspirations to advance into a Sales leadership position within the company!    

About the Community

  • Chicagoland area - local candidates only

Background Profile

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Sales or Marketing desired, or Culinary training/degree

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in sales or related support role

  • Excellent communication, people and networking skills

  • Experience with a CRM (i.e. Salesforce) a plus

  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Willing and able to travel 10-15% in Chicago and suburbs

  • Ability to thrive and remain even-tempered in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

  • Team player, ready and willing to assist in projects or emergencies

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data

Benefits & Features

  • Base salary

  • Benefits include: medical plan, vision, dental, short-term and long-term disability, 401k

  • Career growth potential

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager - Produce Ingredients]]>


Our client, a food manufacturer of dehydrated produce products for the foodservice and retail industry, is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager for the Idaho plant. This person would be responsible for managing, planning and coordinating all QA and Food Safety programs and processes at the plant level. This position also provides technical assistance to production and sales. In addition to QA responsibilities this position also oversees all sanitation responsibilities.

Your role with the Company

Shuts processing line down if warranted by food safety, product quality or environmental conditions

Places product on HOLD that don't meet specifications

Escorts auditors and service providers during plant visits

Directs the facility food safety, quality and security programs and initiatives in accordance with corporate directives

Directs and coordinates all facility testing activities relative to product/packaging quality, environmental and product safety performed throughout the site, either directly or through subordinate leaders in accordance with corporate QA directives

Communicates technical information relating to the process, product, and packaging quality to

Monitors and provides feedback to Corporate Purchasing, QA, and R&D supplier specification conformance of materials (ingredient and primary packaging materials)

Responsible for local QA budget management

Directs all customer, regulatory and 3rd party audits and plant inspection processes

Investigates, identifies and provides assistance in resolving product and packaging quality issues

Recommends new or improved QA testing procedures and methods, data recording and statistical analysis of results to better monitor product compliance

Assures that product not meeting established specifications and/or requirements is restricted from shipment

Assists in responding to customer complaints and providing corrective actions and preventative measures at the plant level

Coordinates recall/product withdrawal at the Plant level

Background Profile

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

5+ years of quality assurance leadership position in a food or beverage manufacturing/processing facility

Experience with some kind of GFSI Schematic

Working knowledge of HACCP and FSMA

Community Information

Idaho Falls, ID Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Marketing]]>

About the Role
- Lead strategy for current and future foodservice brand business growth
- Lead and manage small marketing department and personnel
- Approach business units each in a unique way: 70% B to B and 30% B to C

Desired Background Profile
- Tenured experience in food service, restaurant, or grocery, retail marketing
- Experience in executing marketing for multiple brands/products at one time, balancing projects and priorities




- Base salary

- Management bonus program participation

- Group health insurance, dental and vision benefits

- 401k

(no relocation assistance provided)

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Supply Chain Manager]]>

About the Company
- Growing Milwaukee area food manufacturer
- Known for high quality products

About the Community
- Milwaukee area
- Local candidate preferred

About the Role
- Lead and mentor a small team of procurement analysts in supply chain planning, project analysis, material planning, contract negotiations, purchasing, and management of key suppliers.

- Work proactively with sales, marketing, finance, production, and procurement personnel to avoid order shortages and excess inventory, using MRP and other planning tools.

- Liaise with sales team to communicate potential customer service issues, and provide projected product availability dates for out-of-stock product.

- Liaise with transportation and warehousing groups as well as personnel at 3PL to resolve issues

- Develop functional understanding of warehousing capacity, procedures, and inbound/outbound planning processes to drive/enable warehouse capacity management and adherence to ship/arrival required dates

- Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial (AP) performance, and material shortage elimination.

- Negotiate and execute purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed to support the critical business needs.

- Drives usage of cost models to validate commodity strategies and to understand significant cost drivers.

Benefits and Features
- Competitive base compensation plus bonus potential
- Great healthcare plan
- 401K

Background Profile Preferred
- Strong leader with ability to develop direct reports and lead across departments

- Ability to manage numerous complex priorities with sound decision making

- Track record of delivering results.

- Food and/or meat production environment desired (10 years ideally)

- Knowledge and use of purchasing and supply chain software

- Bachelors degree preferred

- Outstanding interpersonal, influence and communication skills, both oral and written

- High degree of personal accountability and integrity

- Ability and willingness to provide hands-on support if/when necessary

- Competency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Thu, 18 May 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

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Assistant General Manager - Hotel]]>

About the Company

  • Upscale growing hotel group with locations in great cities across the US

  • Continued growth through building and acquisition

  • Commitment to associates working five days a week

  • Consistently recognized in industry for hospitality excellence


  • Lexington, KY

  • Cincinnati, OH

  • Pittsburgh, PA

  • Austin, TX

  • Cleveland, OH

  • And More!

About the Role

  • Looking for up-and-coming, career motivated, mobile candidates that want to run an upscale hotel  

  • This position reports to the General Manager and will direct and coordinate activities of the hotel including scheduling staff

  • Accountable for achieving budgeted revenue/profits while maintaining operational and service standards  

  • Supervise department heads

  • Serves as Manager-on-Duty as needed

Background Profile

  • 3-5 years' experience in hospitality food & beverage is required, titles including Assistant General Manager or Manager/Director of Food & Beverage ideal

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required along with initiative and a competitive drive to succeed

  • College degree is a plus

Benefits & Features

  • You will be groomed for an eventual General Manager position at one of their hotel locations across the country.  The company is expanding and looking for people that can fill many upcoming roles.

  • Attractive base compensation plus 20% target bonus potential

  • Full benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, etc.

  • 401k with 50% match up to 4% of salary

  • Full van-line relocation assistance will be provided

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Chief Engineer/Director of Facilities Maint]]>

Our client is a well-capitalized, newly formed company that will recycle post-consumer PET and manufacture high recycled PET (rPET) packaging for the food, beverage, and other consumer products industries. They are currently looking to hire a Chief Engineer/Director of Facilities Maintenance for their corporate headquarters. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a startup that has excellent potential.

Job Functions:

  • Develop, implement, and oversee all of the plant and equipment maintenance/repair activities

  • Seeking an impact player who is fully aligned with the company mission and  can grow with the company and impact a success story

  • Develop and track equipment maintenance regimens for production line and auxiliary equipment critical to the plant's operation

  • Engineering activities that are designed to enhance safety, product quality, and the performance of the operations


Required Background:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering highly preferred (Candidates with significant work experience will be considered that do not have a 4-year degree)

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • Manage and lead the team including optimal staffing levels, recruitment, training & development, evaluation, attendance, and addressing disciplinary issues

  • Project management skills related to upgrading existing equipment and in the expansion, oversight, and installation of new lines

  • PET recycling and polymer processing including converting manufacturing equipment

  • Ideal candidate will have experience in the manufacturing sector, preferably in packaging materials manufacturing and PET recycling

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Assistant General Manager]]>

Title: Assistant General Manager- Restaurants


Our client, a successful, growing restaurant chain is looking to add an Assistant General Manager to their team. The new role will have advancement potential!

Your Role:

-         Responsible for oversight of 8 cafe's in Milwaukee & Madison

-         Manage cafe, employee training and development and client/customer relationship.

Background Profile :

-         Corporate Restaurant Leadership Experience

-         Working with budgets, employees in a fast paced environment

Competitive Salary and Benefits with Growth Potential!

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Operations Manager-Food Industry]]>

About the Company
- Well established company with global presence
- New facility with state of the art equipment

About the Role
- Lead production in a multi-shift facility
- Ensure volume, cost, and quality standards are achieved
- Perform production planning in a batch process environment
- Hire, train, and evaluate production work force

About the Community
- Portland, Oregon area
- Abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities supported by large park system and nearby mountains
- Active music and performing arts scene
- Nationally known for local cuisine and breweries
- Benefits of large metro area, including national sports teams
- Widely acknowledged as a leading "green city"
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- 5+ years of experience managing a team in a Production role within the food processing industry
- Experience with production scheduling/planning in a batch process environment
- Lean manufacturing experience a plus
- Key Performance Indicator experience a plus
- Experience with BRC or SQF food quality systems
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
- ERP system experience a plus

Benefits and Features
- Competitive base salary
- Medical, Dental
- 401K

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of R&D]]>

Our client is a technology driven and an innovative company that specializes in custom powered mixes which touch many different segments of the food industry.

About the role:

  • Responsible for and to provide leadership to Product Development - an impact position company as they continue to grow

  • Assist in developing new innovative products and improve current ones.

  • Collaborate with customers, suppliers and vendors

  • Work closely with sales, operations and quality along with product trials, scale ups etc.

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry or similar field

  • 8-10 years of progressive experience in R&D and formulations with management of product development from concept through to commercialization

  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in powdered ingredients and/or dry mixes, flavors and sweeteners, with product specifications knowledge

  • Offer hands on leadership with good communication skills


Hingham, MA

  • 25 miles southeast of Boston

  • Plenty of cultural activities, seaside activities and good food

  • Offers safe location for raising children, offering good education

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Food Safety Director]]>

About the Company
- Well established, privately owned, growing food / produce company
- Worldwide operations

About the Role
- Develop and lead Food Safety programs
- Maintain food safety and quality standards
- Hands-on role in regular communication with farms and food packaging/processing facilities
- Write SOP's, Specification sheets, etc.
- Create Risk and Hazard Assessments
- Influence Procurement and Category Managers

About the Community

- Miami, Florida
- Relocation sign-on bonus possible

Background Profile
- 5+ years of food safety / QA experience
- Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)
- Able to develop/monitor HACCP program
- Knowledge of FSMA
- FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Programs) a plus
- Experienced with internal and external/3rd party audits
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Basic OSHA knowledge
- Product traceability a plus
- Social responsibility a plus
- Conformance to organic, non-GMO, global GAP requirements knowledge a plus

- Availability to travel

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Sales]]>

About the Company

Food manufacturing company located in New Jersey within the Philadelphia metro area

About the Role

: Lead all Sales activities, including: sales strategy, business development, and execution
: P&L Management
: Lead the Sales team (focus on retail, but also oversight of foodservice), including development and coaching of staff
: Manage broker network
: Achieve both aggressive top line revenue and bottom line profit goals

Background profile desired:
: Bachelor's degree in business field is required
: 8+ years of sales experience in consumer packaged goods / CPG and food industry, natural foods exposure a plus; frozen and refrigerated foods a plus
: Creative, high energy, effective problem solver and confident leader
: Willing to travel up to 50% of the time

Location: This position is based onsite at the company; no home office option.  Company is located in New Jersey within the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area.  

Relocation assistance would be provided.

Compensation and Benefits:

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

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager]]>

About the company

Our client is a small shelf-stable food processor, selling their products to grocery chains nationwide.  

About the role

Join the organization as National Account Sales Manager targeting large grocery chains like Kroger, Walmart, Safeway, etc. Currently in about 10% of retail markets nationwide. Looking to add shelf space for entire food product line.  

Home office / anywhere in U.S.

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Manager]]>

About the Company

Food manufacturer in New Jersey seeking a skilled Food Production Manager/Supervisor for a newly created leadership position in this food processing company.

About the Role

- Responsible for the production, operations, manufacturing, and administration of the food manufacturing plant reporting to the General Manager.

- Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced food production and processing facility.

- Looking for an excellent leader who can foster professionalism, teamwork and quality.

- Responsible for establishing financial and operational objectives/goals for the food processing plant.
- Plans overall food plant operations for best possible utilization of equipment and personnel with the objective of attaining optimum product quality and operating efficiencies.
- Maintains production records of all production and implements continuous improvement projects to ensure production efficiency and yield targets are attained.
- Maintains a clean and orderly plant that conforms to FDA, OSHA, SQF and HACCP standards.
- Develop and implement KPI's to support productivity and cost initiatives.
- Provides leadership, coaching, mentoring and training.

- Develops budget and manages plant within that budget.

Background profile desired:
- 5+ years of food manufacturing experience and 3+ years of supervisory level experience.
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- USDA, HACCP, FDA, SQF, and OSHA experience is required
- Thorough "hand's-on" knowledge of food processing/manufacturing conducted within the guidelines established by Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate effective process controls and procedures, i.e. techniques, to deliver required yield improvements and product quality/consistency
- Promote employee morale and motivate through positive communications and proactive problem solving to ensure efficient, stable and friendly work environment.
- Must be a results-driven self-starter, able to function independently, with the ability to work with and direct all employees on multiple shifts in a moderate to high-speed packaging facility.
- A working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems associated with food processing and food packaging equipment.
- Ability to implement plant productivity projects with the effective use of technology and processes, along with managing capital projects, with regards to plant expansion and upgrades..
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales Manager, Packaging]]>


Our client, a provider of packaging / containers for the food and beverage industry, is looking for a Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for selling packaging services to food/beverage manufacturing companies on a national scale.

Your role with the Company

Develop North American markets, primarily US but some Canada

Responsible for contacting CPG food processing/manufacturing companies regarding product storage and transport needs and opportunities

Plan, execute and manage sales strategies and activities

Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all company programs

Provide weekly feedback regarding sales progress

Establish and maintain strong business relationships with decision-makers

Use market knowledge to source and develop new accounts

Work cross-functionally with technical team

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in business or sales (not necessary)

5+ years' sales experience in the food and beverage manufacturing/processing environment (Industrial packaging a plus)

National sales experience packaging/juice/beverage industries desirable

Ability to travel 50% of the time

Community Information

Chicago Land Area

Or, remote from WA, CA or OR

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Manager of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement]]>


Our client, a producer of value added cooked meats, is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for setting the strategy for the procurement of all raw materials to meet and exceed our customers' requirements and needs while also ensuring alignment with the business objectives of the organization.

Your role with the Company

Drive planning, sourcing, negotiating, and procurement of raw materials (beef, pork and chicken) using market data and future forecasts to ensure buys are optimized, competitive and price advantageous

Use best procurement practices aimed at developing lowest total delivered costs

Work cross functionally on the purchasing of other materials; such as ingredients, plant supplies, packaging, film, etc. as needed or requested

Streamline the procure to pay process, optimize inventory levels, and minimize waste and write offs

Actively follow and analyze markets closely for short and long term micro and macro factors driving demand and supply in an effort to provide recommended solutions for supply of raw materials

Develop a comprehensive cost improvement program that minimizes purchase price variances while ensuring high quality and high service levels to attain an ongoing supply that meets and/or beats budgeted costs

Develop weekly market bulletins that provide timely and relevant pricing information, market news, raw material updates, and forecasts aimed at educating and providing our Sales and R&D with the information needed to support customer requests and product development

Align procurement plans against realistic demand to drive buying in economic order quantities to avoid supply disruption, minimize waste, outside storage costs, while maximizing cost efficiencies to be gained.

Ensure compliance with all applicable US, and global regulatory rules and regulations, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices

Background Profile

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

5+ years of hands on buyer experience, commodity purchasing, pricing and inventory control in a retail, wholesale or manufacturing environment

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

Ability to travel 35%

Community Information

Chicago Land Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Environmental, Health, & Safety - EH&S Specialist]]>

Our client, a leading privately held contract manufacturer with multiple facilities, is looking to hire an Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist.  This individual will be responsible for all EHS regulatory compliance for the company.

Job Functions:

  • Oversee training and development of programs focusing on safety within all plant facilities

  • Promote safety programs and encourage leadership participation in an effort to drive safety

  • Ensure compliance to all Federal, State, and Local EHS regulatory requirements

  • Perform safety audits for all sites

  • Coordinate safety meetings

  • Provide required reports / documents to regulatory agencies

  • Responsible for waste management in compliance with all applicable standards

Required Background/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety or related

  • 3+ years of safety experience or related training

  • 3+ years of safety experience related to chemicals or related training

  • Knowledge of FDA requirements

  • Project Management Experience

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Food Safety]]>

Our client, one of the most respected and trusted foodservice companies in the industry, is interested in hiring a Director of Safety in the Youngstown / Akron, OH area.

Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement, proactive safety programs company wide

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory authority requirements

  • Conduct safety audits and training at high profile accounts

  • Direct and monitor 3rd party programs

  • Responsible for company emergency preparedness programs and business continuity plans

  • Coordinate product alerts, warnings, holds, recalls, withdrawals, and related

Required Background/Skills:

  • B.S./B.A. Preferred

  • 4+ years of experience in foodservice safety required

  • Knowledge of foodservice industry rules and regulations

  • Experience with regulatory agencies at the Federal, State, and Local levels

  • ServSafe Training certification highly preferred

  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and presentation skills

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Chain Director of Sales-Beverage]]>

About the Company
- Well established company
- Top rated organization
- Known for outstanding customer service

About the Role
- Develop key accounts through team development
- Focus on food, convenience, drug, and mass merchandise chain accounts
- Responsible for promotional planning and market analysis
- Maintain preferred consideration for shelf space, brands, and local promotions
- Directly report to company President

About the Community
- Atlanta Georgia area
- Seeking local candidate

Background Profile
- Previous employment experience with a beverage distributor
- Strong leadership experience
- Ability to travel up to 10%
- Bachelor's degree preferred

Benefits and Features
- Competitive salary
- Quarterly and annual bonus plan
- Standard benefit package

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sanitation Manager, 3rd Shift]]>

Our client is a food processing company that develops meals focusing on the nutritional guidelines for seniors and patients.  They are currently interested in hiring a Sanitation Manager reporting directly to the VP of Technical Services for their facility outside of Des Moines, IA.

Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership in all areas of food safety, quality, sanitation, and compliance

  • Function as a liaison for regulatory personnel including onsite USDA/FSIS inspectors

  • Manages all Sanitation Supervisors and Technicians/Sanitors

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

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

Required Background:

  • 4+ years of supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment

  • 4+ years of experience in USDA/FSIS inspected post slaughter operations

  • Knowledge of HACCP and sanitation plan implementation experience

  • HACCP Certification preferred

  • Interest in working 3rd shift

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Human Resources Director]]>

Our client is a newly formed and well-funded sustainable packaging company seeking a Director of Human Resources to join their growing team in southern CA.

Position Summary

This role will manage the day-to-day human resources activities, execute the company's training, personnel development and hiring strategy.  We're seeking an impact player - who is fully aligned with our mission - who can grow alongside us and impact our success story. The HR Director will help to set our culture that will reward success, be inclusive, respectful of new ideas, diverse opinions and be a meritocracy where individuals will be promoted on the basis of their performance, ability to grow and contribute to our success.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the manufacturing sector - preferably in packaging manufacturing and/or PET recycling, be knowledgeable about California and Federal worker safety requirements. This role requires a hands-on leader, motivator, team builder and communicator.  Responsibilities include employee relations, policy creation and management, health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits, safety and security, worker's compensation, payroll, compensation, taxes, onboarding, terminations, training, human resource information systems, and legal compliance.

Position Requirements

-BS/BA in related discipline required, Master's degree a plus. SPHR/GPHR or similar is preferred.

-Highly motivated, self-starter with 10+ years related experience.  

-Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.

-Significant broad experience in HR, including larger, complex organizations with multiple locations domestically.

-Experience in the planning, execution and management of the hiring a large number of employees in a short period of time.

-Experience with Process Improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Organizational Excellence, Practical Process Improvement, etc.)

-Executive presence; Strong presentation skills

-Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills

-Ability to thrive in a rapid-paced and dynamic business environment

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Purchasing Assistant-]]>

The position of Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for ensuring production planning to purchasing materials to the coordination of the finished goods is achieved based on the needs of the customer and within the guidelines of the organization. The expectation of this position is to make decisions with the guidance of management based on forecast demands and our internal inventory.

Role Responsiblities


-Secures and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with vendors and suppliers, and recommends suppliers and/or vendors with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities

-Studies market prices and trends and manufacturing method of improvements

-Prepares inquiries regarding manufacturing of products and packaging; maintains records on each product produced


-Responsible for accurate entry, maintenance and submission of purchase order based on customer demand as well as stock replenishment

-Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records

-Prepares requisitions, purchase orders and other forms as directed; maintains accuracy while creating and verifying purchase information including proper product cost, and shipping instructions, etc.

-Works directly with freight forwarders while managing shipment schedule, flight delivery schedule, inventory levels, inventory receipts, physical inventory, product labeling and packaging requirements

-Builds relationships by negotiating rates and timelines with co-packer, blender, and other vendors

-Forecasts and reports the quantities' and amounts of the products required to be purchased

-Maintains supplier and pricing lists

Preferred Background

-Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

-Minimum 2-3 years in production and/or purchasing coordination

-Experience in food ingredient, value added ingredient, or nutraceutical ingredient a plus

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Account Executive - Ingredient Sales]]>

Global leader in flavor ingredients located in the Chicago area.

Newly created position due to growth!

Background profile:

-- 3+ years of related Sales experience with Food and Beverage Ingredients.

-- Bachelor's degree in Food Science or technical field preferred.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Manager - Restaurants / Cafes]]>

About the Company:
Great reputation in the Chicago land region, built over more than 30 years, as a top-notch food service management solutions provider and elite catering company. Commitment to excellent service, innovative cuisine and contemporary presentation has won them the admiration of clients and peers. Consistently provide delicious food and gracious hospitality.

Location: Chicago, IL (northern suburbs)

About the Role:

  • Strengthen financial acumen of General Managers through open book management, scoreboards, targeted mini-games, huddles and overall financial accountability of managers.

  • Develop relationships with key clients and strengthen overall operational performance within your division and company-wide.

  • Champion the culture of creating memorable experiences and serving food we love, because when we make people feel good, we feel good.

Position Expectations:

  • Responsible for overseeing 6+ cafes in the northern Chicago area

  • Accountable for financial performance of division and reporting on key operations measures.

  • Leadership and training responsibility through effective analysis, mentoring, and employee development.

  • Support of all regional RFP's.

Desired Background and Capabilities:

  • Strong leadership

  • Patient teaching in order to develop next level leaders through mentoring with respect, integrity and overall passion for the company's culture.

  • Superior financial acumen skills

  • 3 years experience in similar role in Food Service management of Restaurants, Hotels or Managed Service

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Buyer - Food Ingredients]]>

About the Role:

Responsible for assuring continuous supply and timely procurement of food ingredient items within the quality and quantity parameters established by the company.

- Global strategic sourcing of food ingredients and contract manufacturing capabilities.
- Identify, facilitate approval and integrate alternative products, suppliers and/or supply solutions to leverage lower total cost of ownership, lead-times, on-time deliveries, higher quality and stable supply options.
- Supplier management to assure consistent compliance with quality standards and specifications, shipping stipulations and on-time and complete deliveries.
- Develop and maintain ingredient supply strategies to compliment production and sales.
- Optimize inventory; minimize conditions leading to stagnant/obsolete and expired shelf life inventories.
- Develop and implement strategies to reduce financial, supply and quality risks.
- Proactive and to-the-point written and oral communication across the enterprise to keep all stakeholders informed of supply, cost and market-related risks.
- Maintain on-going knowledge of markets that impact assigned food categories; communicate current market dynamics, comparison to prior markets, forecast future market movements and their potential impact to the company.
- Maintain ethical business practices and communication.

Additional Responsibilities:
Acts as back up for Purchasing Manager- Ingredients, Senior Buyer - Ingredients, Buyer-Packaging, and Purchasing Ad/Min when absent.
Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Background:
- Bachelors degree plus 2 (two) years of purchasing experience preferred, or equivalent work experience.

- Strong computer skills.

- Strong oral, written communication and interpersonal skills needed for dealing effectively with outside vendors.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Manager]]>

Food processing company with a national presence serving wholesalers, retailers and foodservice distributors.

About the Role:
Opportunity to manage all aspects of the production process in this small food manufacturing facility.  Hands-on role yet lead a team of 12 employees.   
- Review production orders and schedules to ascertain product types, quantities, and specifications of food products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
- Plan food production operation schedules, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing fresh food products.
- Ensure production quality meets specifications.
- Review production reports and resolve operational, food manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
- Inspect equipment to ensure performance and optimum utilization.
- Develop or revise SOP's and observe food production workers to ensure compliance with standards.
- Follow GMP's at all times
- Adhere to the company's safety program

Background Profile desired:
- 1 to 2 years of production management experience in a food processing environment.

- Produce Pro software knowledge a plus.

- Spanish language proficiency preferred.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[General Manager - Restaurant / Cafe]]>

About the Role:

Complete oversight for one of the company's cafe locations. Manage cafe operations, employee training and development and client / customer relationships.

- Financial expertise in managing Food, Labor and Direct costs including budget development, forecasting and accountability.

- Continually measure customer satisfaction levels through feedback and resolve any issues immediately.

- Manage Chef and staff

- Oversee all menu items and hold Chef accountable for food cost controls including costs of all recipes for both the cafe and catering services.

- Manage all purchases and inventory levels.

- Work in conjunction with the Chef to roll out new culinary programs in conjunction with marketing and culinary strategies quarterly. Manage all menus, signage and marketing.

- Create and maintain nutritional program.

- Maintain high standards with customer service and exceeding client expectations.

Desired Background:

- 5+ years in food service management (restaurant manager or general manager experience)
- Excellent restaurant team leadership skills
- Experience managing restaurant budget including knowledge of P&L impact and basic accounting
- Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation
- Proficiency in professional business communications
- Ability to build relationships
- Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move or push goods on a hand cart/truck weighing a maximum of 150 lbs.
- Ability to stand and work continuously in confined spaces

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Sales Executive -Flavors/Specialty Food Ingredients]]>

About the Company

Our client is a supplier of premium specialty ingredients to the food & beverage industry, offering exceptional flavor and nutritional improvement.  They are looking for Senior Flavors Sales Executive to add to their team.  This individual will work with existing customers as well as identify sales opportunities.

Role with the Company

Define, recommend and implement annual sales strategies

Responsible for annual territory sales volume budget

Identify new markets, while increasing market shares of current and new accounts

Build and maintain strong business relationships with customers

Develop and train distributor/broker organizations

Background Profile desired

Bachelor's degree in business, food science or related field

4+ years of successful flavor/value added sales experience in the food and beverage industry - industrial/B2B sales

Strong sense of identifying (hunter mentality) new business opportunities and working in complex sales cycles


Community Information:

Home base (workout of your own home office) in northeastern region of the US, (NY, NJ, PA etc.)

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus / Other Benefits

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Purchasing - Foodservice]]>

About the Company
- Nationwide restaurant chain known for high quality products
- Recognized as a leader in their category
- Award winning company

About the Role
- Direct all sourcing and purchasing activities
- Manage vendor relationships
- Drive cost savings
- Lead and develop a team of direct reports

About the Community
- Denver, Colorado

Background Profile
- Experience leading a team
- Food commodity purchasing experience
- Multi-unit restaurant purchasing experience
- Foodservice distribution knowledge

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation package
- Full benefits

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Food Nutrition Product Sales Manager]]>

Sales Manager US - Nutritional Food Product

About the Role:

- Create and raise awareness on the benefits of special low protein products in renal failure with HCP's (Nephrologists and Dieticians) in the US.

- Register the company's low protein product line as "medical foods" in the US and check reimbursement eligibility.

- Introduce product to key target markets and grow sales from the ground up.

- Develop a complete product assortment and service offering tailored to the needs of people with renal failure.

- Build a strong local team to cover all essential roles of the business unit including Marketing, Sales, and Nutrition.

- Develop (together with the head of the business unit) a detailed strategic business plan for the US for the next 5 years.

Background Profile Desired:

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Contract Manufacturing Sales Manager - Food & Beverage]]>


Our client, a large provider of diverse supply chain solutions, is looking for a Contract Manufacturing Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for connecting clients to contract manufacturing companies in their network.

Your role with the Company

Responsible for management of entire sales cycle from prospecting through contract completion

Consistently generate leads via prospecting, networking, trade shows and referral efforts

Participate in marketing strategy development and implementation

Work as part of cross functional team responsible for on boarding new projects, maintaining strong customer relationships and manage customer ongoing needs

Focus to achieve optimum sales volume and margin results on all projects consistent with the Business Unit strategy and develop marketing plan and materials accordingly

Responsible for directing support staff to efficiently and effectively service their co-pack projects and customers

Communicate purchase/sales activity to Sr. Manager via reports, email, personal contact and co-packer/customer management systems (e.g. completion of timely travel reports, supplier/ customer entry notes, attendance at purchase/sales conference calls, etc)

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field or equivalent industry experience

Possess 3+ years sales/new business development experience in co-packing/contract manufacturing

Experience negotiating sales contracts

2+ years creating, implementing and evaluating strategic business unit marketing plans preferred

10% travel

Community Information

Minneapolis, MN Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation to MN Available

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![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.  

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Plant Manager]]>

Plant Manager, Dairy Industry

About the Company
- Leading dairy processor
- Manufacturer of exciting nutritional products for today's healthy lifestyles
- Growing, successful company
- State of the art facility

Your Role
- Provide management oversight for single production facility
- Develop, monitor, and oversee operating budgets
- Develop policies and procedures in accordance to environmental law, regulations, and internal systems
- Design and implement operations strategies, services, and programs
- Establish and implement short and long term goals
- Evaluate effectiveness of programs and projects
- Develop appropriate training and development programs for staff

About the Community
- SW Michigan
- Conveniently located relative to recreation and big city amenities
- Cost of living lower than national average
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering highly preferred
- 10+ years of related experience
- Strong leadership experience
- Maintenance and packaging background preferred

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base and bonus
- 401K with company match
- Health and Dental Benefits
- Company paid life insurance
- Vision, Short and Long Term Disability and Voluntary Life Insurance Offerings

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Vice President & General Manager - Culinary Accessories (Virtual Office Opportunity)]]>

Our client, a leader in culinary accessories, is interested in hiring a Vice President & General Manager for one of their growing divisions. This is a great opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset to take ownership of a division with exceptional growth potential.  This position can be based out of any major city in the United States working out of a home office.  Travel is targeted at 50%.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the division's sales and profitability, and owner of the brand experience and complete integrated sales and marketing strategy/execution

  • Development of the Sales team and annual strategy

  • Management of marketing and sales engagements in the culinary/foodservice industry on a national level

  • Strategic planning for all PR initiatives

  • Working with Product Development

  • Working with the Marketing & Communications team including direct marketing, advertising, website/social media, and related

  • Plan and oversee annual budgets and programs

Required Background:

  • 4+ years of experience in the culinary industry having developed active relationships with key decision makers

  • Experience in managing individuals in multiple departments including Sales & Business Development

  • Major account sales and marketing experience including connecting with end-users

  • Operations management experience including P&L responsibility

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • B2B and B2C experience preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree highly preferred

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Account Manager - Savory Ingredients (East Coast)]]>

About the Company

Our client, a producer of premium specialty ingredients for the food & beverage industry, is looking for an Account Manager to add to their team this person will be leading new product development, product modifications and new product launches from early stages for their clients. This person will be managing both regional and global accounts.

Role with the Company

Define and implement a strategic account plan

Translate into Financial profitability and goals both strategically and tactically and be accountable for top line profit

Lead contract negotiations with the respective account(s) and ensure the conclusion of sales contracts

Build sustainable cross layer networks in the defined accounts by both direct engagement and by positioning key stakeholders to the right level in the account to speed up development and brick wall running business

Background Profile desired

Bachelor's degree in sales, marketing or related field

3+ years of account management experience in the food and beverage industry

Strong examples of identifying new business opportunities, negotiation skills, creation and maintenance of close customer relationships and organization & discipline related to sales processes are required

Community Information:

Hour west of NY

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Maintenance Manager - Food]]>

New leadership position with growing Food manufacturer based in Wisconsin.       

Lead and manage maintenance team in an efficient multi-shift operation.                                                  

Background profile:

-- 10+ years of related hands-on Maintenance experience in Food manufacturing.

-- Strong leadership and supervisory skills, including outside contractors.

-- Experience with extrusion ideal.  

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1