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

Growing cocoa manufacturer expanding business in US.

New home office sales position due to growth in the Chicago / Midwest Region.

Develop regional sales plan by identifying and analyzing new customers opportunities.

Background profile:

- 3+ years of sales experience in cocoa powder or related ingredients for the bakery, dairy, and confectionery industry.

- Active client base in the Chicago area.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Key Account Manager, Foodservice Sales - Coffee]]>

Title: Key Account Manager   Location:  San Diego or Los Angeles, CA area

Mission: Our client, a producer and distributor of premium coffee, is looking for a Foodservice Key Account Manager to add to their team. This person will  establish, grow and manage a portfolio of large key accounts in the multi-unit restaurant, coffee shop, foodservice channel.  The Key Account Manager will develop and maintain long term relationships while maximizing sales opportunities with multiple decision makers in the buying process.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                       

Attractive salary and bonus opportunity

Ability to work from a home office

Complete medical, dental, optical PPO/HMO choice plan

Company car and expenses

Vacation time and paid holidays

Retirement plan including attractive 401k plan

Expected Outcomes:

Develop accounts in the food service channel

Develop annual sales business plan for fiscal year

CRM tracking, sales reporting

Accurate, up-to-date competition analysis

Work closely with marketing and customer service teams

Sales presentations

Competencies/Culture:         

5+ years of multi-unit foodservice sales in coffee or espresso

Ability to travel locally

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Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Accounting Manager]]>

Title:  Accounting Manager                                         Location: NW Texas

Mission:  Our client, a leading producer of value added dairy ingredients, butters and creams is looking for an Accounting Manager to manage many of the day-to-day accounting and finance functions, including general ledger, inventory, fixed asset accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable and assist the controller as needed.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive compensation

  • Health Insurance

  • Relocation Assistance

Expected Outcomes:

  • Monitor Lab Operations and Production Runs.

  • Manage and direct the following accounting and finance functions for the company:

a.       General ledger

b.      Inventories

c.       Fixed asset accounting

d.      Accounts payable

e.      Accounts receivable

Supervise financial staff

4.       Mentor, coach, teach, develop and assist the financial staff

5.       Assist the Controller in a number of areas, including:

a.       Financial reporting

b.      Financial analysis

c.       Budgeting

d.      Forecasting

e.      Cash management

f.        Periodic reporting such as bank borrowing base reports, USDA market administrator reports, etc.

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Bachelor's or master's degree with a major in accounting or finance

  • CPA certification

  • Minimum of 5 years of overall progressive experience in accounting and financial management

  • Experience working in an accounting role in a plant environment is preferred

  • Accounting experience in general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, internal controls, and financial reporting and analysis

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Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Sales Manager - Seafood - West coast]]>

Title:  Regional Sales Manager - Seafood - West Coast                              Location: California

Mission:  Our client is a leader in the industry providing quality food and beverage products to the North American Marketplace through quality, commitment, and superior customer service.  The mission for the Regional Sales Manager - Seafood is to create, implement and execute sales strategies in the seafood category.  The Regional Sales Manager - Seafood will report to the Vice President of Sales - West coast.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ 70K - 95K base compensation plus % bonus potential

-       401k

-       Excellent benefit package

-       $700/mo car allowance, phone, travel expenses, laptop

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

Expected Outcomes:

1.       Achieve quotas and goals through strategic sales plan

2.       Manage and direct broker network within region

3.       Maintain current accounts and develop new business

4.       Develop and implement sales plans

5.       Prepare monthly sales analysis and forecasts

6.       Manage trade program budget

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       5-7 years of foodservice sales experience, seafood import/export preferred

-       Foodservice distributor experience required

-       Self-starter able to multi-task

-       Proven success achieving or surpassing sales quotas

-       Bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing

-       Up to 50% travel

New opportunity to join a growing food distributor known for long employee tenure and excellent benefits!

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Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
- Well established food manufacturer
- Producer of shelf stable food products
- Great reputation!

About the Role
- Directly manage team of Production Supervisors
- Responsible for employee retention and training
- Ensure production schedules met and high quality products are produced

About the Community
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Cost of living lower than national average
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Prior Production Supervisor, Operations Manager, or Production Manager level experience
- Background in a large scale food manufacturing environment
- Ability to manage and coordinate work schedules in a 24/7 operation
- Bachelor's degree a plus

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation plan, including bonus opportunity
- Company contribution towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401K
- Paid holidays and vacation
- Relocation assistance

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Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Warehouse Manager - Food Manufacturing]]>

About the Company
: Well established food manufacturer
: Producer of shelf stable products

About the Role
: Manage incoming raw materials and outgoing finished food products
: Directly manage team of Warehouse Supervisors and personnel

About the Community
: Louisville, Kentucky
: Cost of living lower than national average
: Relocation supported

Background Profile
: Prior Warehouse Management experience in a food manufacturing environment
: Ability to oversee warehouse operations, product selection and delivery in a 24/7 environment
: Bachelor's degree a plus

Benefits and Features
: Competitive compensation plan, including bonus opportunity
: Company contribution towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401K
: Paid holidays and vacation
: Relocation assistance

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Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Sales & Broker Manager - East]]>

Title:  Regional Sales Manager - East                                   Location: Home based on east coast

Mission:  Our client is an industry leading private label manufacture of premium organic and natural shelf stable products.  The Regional Sales Manager - East is a newly created role due to growth and a great opportunity to join a growing segment of the food industry. The role will cover the East coast from New England to the Southeastern states and will manage a broker network.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $75K base salary with a 20 % bonus potential

-       Excellent benefit package

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Mileage and phone reimbursement, laptop

Desired Outcome:

1.       Work with VP of Sales to gain new distribution and market share in the Grocery,  Mass and Natural channels

2.       Leverage broker to promote sales growth for new and existing item launches

3.       Coordinate brand and product training with broker reps

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       First and foremost a hunter mentality, not looking for a farmer

-       5+ years of retail sales experience managing a broker

-       Private label/Branded sales experience

-       Working knowledge and understanding of Nielsen/IRI syndicated data

-       Bachelor's degree preferred

-       Strong interpersonal skills

Must be able to travel up to 50%

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Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Sales & Broker Manager - West]]>

Title:  Regional Sales Manager - West                                 Location: Home based on west coast

Mission:  Our client is an industry leading private label manufacture of premium organic and natural shelf stable products.  The Regional Sales Manager - West is a newly created role due to growth and a great opportunity to join a growing segment of the food industry. The role will cover the West coast from the Pacific Northwest to the Southwestern states and will manage a broker network.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $75K base salary with a 20 % bonus potential

-       Excellent benefit package

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Mileage and phone reimbursement, laptop

Desired Outcome:

1.       Work with VP of Sales to gain new distribution and market share in the Grocery,  Mass and Natural channels

2.       Leverage broker to promote sales growth for new and existing item launches

3.       Coordinate brand and product training with broker reps

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       First and foremost a hunter mentality, not looking for a farmer

-       5+ years of retail sales experience managing a broker

-       Private label/Branded sales experience

-       Working knowledge and understanding of Nielsen/IRI syndicated data

-       Bachelor's degree preferred

-       Strong interpersonal skills

Must be able to travel up to 50%

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Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[West Region Sales Representative, Club Store - NoCal/SoCal]]>

Mission:

Our client, a successful, rapidly growing beverage processor, is looking for a Sales Rep in Northern California or Southern California to sell to Club Stores in the Western Region.  This position will successfully develop and execute sales and business plans and develop business relationships with clients at multiple levels of contact.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base salary plus bonus and commission

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Position is located in your home office preferably in Northern California or Southern California

  • Mileage reimbursement provided

Competencies/Culture:

  • 3-5 years of sales experience with retail/club store channel - Costco preferred

  • Strong sales and customer service experience with CPG food or beverage products

  • Able to successfully work independently, self-sufficient and self-motivated

  • Ability to travel 50%

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, not required

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Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage]]>

Title:  Sr. Vice President of Food & Beverage                                   Location: Washington DC (possibility to be remote)

Mission:  Our client is a well-respected leader in hotel management committed to delivering excellence and excellent service to customers.  The Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage oversees food and beverage leaders and provides operation oversight and support to all their hotels and resorts properties.  The Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage will have responsibility for directly overseeing culinary training, menu development for new build full service hotels and signature restaurant concepts.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ 250K base plus based bonus potential

-       Excellent benefit package

In this role:

1.       Lead and manage kitchen design, operating supplies and equipment

2.       Recruit and train culinary talent

3.       Signature Restaurant Concept Development and Execution

4.       Menu development

5.       Product specification

6.       Lead Culinary Management Training Program

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Minimum of 10 years of food and beverage experience in the hospitality industry at the corporate level

-       Direct experience with third party hospitality management group

-       High end hotel and restaurant opening/pre-opening

-       Must be available to work a flexible schedule.

-       Excellent time management and problem resolution skills

-       Thorough knowledge of Human Resource practices and procedures

-       Ability to effectively deal with guest and employee concerns in a friendly and positive manner

-       Excellent communication skills

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Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[R&D Product Development Manager]]>

Our client, a fast growing refrigerated and frozen food company, is looking for an experienced R&D Manager with 7-10 years of experience to lead product development and commercialization of these products.    

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Salary range $85K to $120K plus bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Local candidates only

Expectations:

  • Create product samples and work with customers on trial runs

  • Evaluate and approve any new ingredients as well as establishing the manufacturing process for the product

  • Ability to communicate and work with other departments as well as customers

  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred

  • Project Management experience is a plus

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Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Manager]]>

Title:  Production Manager                         

Location: New Jersey (near Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE)

Mission:  Our client is a leader in their baking industry niche.  The Production Manager will work closely with the current Bakery Plant Manager and specifically plan for staff, work schedules and production in order to maximize productivity and ensure volume, cost and quality is met and on budget.  Will lead production team employees, train supervisors, and have the potential of future succession into the Plant Manager role.

Compensation/Benefits:  Offering competitive salary around $100,000 (+ or - depending on experience).  

(No relocation assistance provided.  Prefer residents of NJ, DE, PA to express interest!)

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Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[QC Lab Manager]]>

Title:  QC Lab Manager                                  Location: West Texas

Mission:  Our client, a high-quality producer of value-added dairy ingredients, dry-milk powder, butter and cream is looking for a Quality Control Lab Manager to direct and coordinate work activities of lab supervisors and technicians.  This role reports to the Quality Systems Manager in a brand new food production plant.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                            

  • Competitive compensation

  • Health Insurance

  • Relocation Assistance

Expected Outcomes:

  • Monitor Lab Operations and Production Runs.

  • Keep accurate records and document control practices.

  • Train QC personnel for compliance and QC standards.

  • Plan ahead for future growth opportunities.

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in biology and/or chemistry or equivalent

  • Direct Dairy Quality Lab Production experience of 3-5 years

  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and methods in a dairy industry setting

  • Familiarity with dairy manufacturing and microbiology

  • Analytical ability and problem solving skills

  • Working knowledge of fundamental quantitative analysis and statistical methods

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Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Beverage Category Manager]]>

Title: Beverage Category Manager - Retail

Location: Los Angeles, California Area

Mission: Our client is a growing food retailer based in the Los Angeles area with stores located in the Western US. The mission for the Beverage Category Manager is to put in place the best assortment of products in all company stores while minimizing cost. The Beverage Category Manager will identify consumer opportunities, negotiate vendor contracts, develop pricing strategy, manage the product development process, develop store schematics, partner with Merchandising on advertising and promotions, and analyze SKU performance.

Compensation/Benefits:

- Competitive base with attractive bonus plan
- Company contribution towards employee benefits
- 401k with company match
- Medical, dental, vision, short term disability and life insurance
- Vacation, Sick Days and Holiday pay
- Modern company campus with common rooms, table games, tv's, work out area, and showers
- Free food and drinks

Competencies/Culture:

- Retail beverage category management experience in packaged beverages
- Minimal travel

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Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Category Manager - Poultry/Protein]]>

Our client, a growing distributor/broker, is looking for an energetic Category Manager with experience with center of plate poultry products.  

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary plus generous bonus

  • No direct reports

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance

Expectations:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement/Purchasing

  • Current relationships with food manufacturers

  • Develop plans to increase sales by conducting market research

  • Work with Sales and Procurement in making presentations to suppliers

  • Participate in trade shows in addition to managing the promotions used (displays, signage, print and digital)

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Engineering Project Manager]]>

Title:  Engineering Project Manager                                        Location: New England area

Misson:  Our client, a dairy producer in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Production Manager for their Northeast U.S. facility.  This individual will be responsible for all capital projects at their 2 facilities including budgets and ensure they are completed on time.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive base salary

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Relocation Assistance available

Expected Outcomes:

  • Ensures Project plans are aligned with all Safety and Permit regulations as defined by the respective governing bodies - i.e. OSHA.

  • Determines the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project and provide economic analysis with financing department for projects.

  • Writes reports on the project for Management and for any 3rd Party Funding sources

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or dairy technology

  • PMP certificate or equivalent

  • Minimum of 4 years working in a food manufacturing facility utilizing Engineering and Project Management skills

  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quality Control Supervisor - Food]]>

Growing national Food manufacturer and distributor.  New state-of-the art facility located in Reno, NV.  

Newly created position to take company to the next level. Top Quality role at the facility.

   

Background profile:

- 3+ years of related QC/QA experience in Food manufacturing and/or lab operations.

- Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or other related scientific area of study.

- Quality compliance and audit experience, including FSMA, HACCP, and BRC.

- Sensory analysis experience, seasonings and spices ideal.

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager - Natural Foods]]>

Title:  Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

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

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Competitive base salary plus 12% bonus potential

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

-         401k plan

-         and more.

Expected Outcomes:

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

2.       Continuous improvement of quality processes

3.       Manage lab and product samples

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

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

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

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

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

-         Passion for healthy food and ingredients

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Club Stores]]>

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

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

Attractive Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Short-term Disability

Long-term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement

401(k)

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

EAP Program

Corporate Office base position with limited travel at 10%

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

Expected Outcomes:

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

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

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

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

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                

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

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

Understanding of trade spending and promotions funding

Ability to analyze syndicated data

Direct supervision of internal staff AND broker management experience a MUST

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager - SE Wisconsin]]>

Title: SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: SE Wisconsin

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

Compensation/Benefits:


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

Competencies/Culture:


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

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quality Lead / Supervisor]]>

Quality Supervisor - Juice Processing

Location: McAllen, Texas

About the Company:

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

About the Role:

  • Create and coordinate Quality Assurance activities

  • Leads activities for outside audits

  • Manage and oversee product development through

  • Implement continuous improvements to heighten quality processes

  • Administer safety policies to comply with regulatory agencies

Background Profile Desired:

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

  • 2+ years of food or beverage quality experience

  • Quality and food safety knowledge

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

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

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary- $50K-$60K

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Procurement Manager - Protein/Perishables]]>

Procurement Manager - Protein/Perishables - Austin, TX area

Our client, a manufacturer of frozen entrees and side dishes located in southern Texas, is seeking a self-motivated Procurement Manager in a fast paced environment to lead a team in purchasing quality ingredients.  Communication skills with all levels of employees (C-suite to production floor) is required.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Family oriented culture

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

Expectations

  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing perishable foods - proteins ideal

  • Build, strengthen and maintain existing and new vendor relationships

  • Manage the buying process for a variety of ingredients as well as packaging

  • Work with Sales team to provide documentation on product details, purchase orders, etc.

  • Coordinate with multiple departments (Operations, Shipping and Receiving, Warehouse, etc.) on a daily basis

  • LEAN principles knowledge is a plus

  • Proven negotiating, analytical and problem solving skills is required

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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Sales Manager - West Coast - Shelf Stable]]>

Company

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

Your role with the Company

Sets customer objectives and monitors execution

Utilize syndicated data to analyze effective promotional strategies

Work cross-functionally with Marketing to support trade spending and customer deduction guidelines

Manage broker network

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business Sales or related field

5+ years of retail grocery sales experience, Center of Store required

Broker management experience

Problem solver with discretionary decision making skills

Community Information

Work from home opportunity

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Seafood]]>

Company

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

Your role with the Company

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

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

Maintain current business and actively pursuing the development of new business

Development and implemental of sales plans for assigned customers

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

Responsible for the preparation of monthly sales analysis and forecasts

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

Primary contact for customers on pricing and inventory needs

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

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

Attend trade shows, conventions and business reviews as needed

Background Profile

BS in Business, Marketing or related field preferred

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

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

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

Excellent oral and written communication with focus on establishing sales strategies

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

Home based office with up to 50% travel requirement

Community Information

Home based position

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - Center of the Store/Retailers]]>

Company

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

Your role with the Company

Sales and Relationship Management

Develop strategies to identify, target and capitalize on sales opportunities

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

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

Continuously network; travel to customers or food shows as needed

Reach agreement and influence contracting decisions

Prepare and submit tender/bid packages

Negotiate contract terms

Communication

Listen to customer to understand all needs

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

Results Driven

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

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in sales, marketing or business

5+ years sales experience in food or specialty ingredients sector

Experience with proven value selling approaches and techniques

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

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

Community Information

Home Office

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[R&D Director, Baked Goods]]>

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

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

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

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

  • Develop and communicate business plans to executive management

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

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

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

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

Background Profile:

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

  • 10+ years of food industry experience

  • 5+ years of R&D team management experience

  • Experience with baked goods/dough ideal

  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits & Features:

  • Excellent base salary and bonus

  • Standard competitive benefits

  • Relocation assistance

  • Generous PTO package

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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Technical Services Manager - Confectionary]]>

Growing confectionary manufacturer based in Southeastern Wisconsin.  

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

Background profile:

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

- Knowledge in Chocolate and Coating manufacturing.  

- SQF, HACCP, and PCQI Certified preferred.

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

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1