<![CDATA[Kinsa (div of ABR): jobboards]]> http://JOBS.KINSA.COM/ en-us <![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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Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Financial Accountant]]>

Our client, a manufacturer of crackers and snacks is looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to help support the company's accounting activities.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Financial Accountant will responsible for supporting the Company's accounting activities. The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for day to day accounting operations for financial reporting, accounting practices, tax compliance and reporting and the maintenance of fiscal records.

Essential Duties and Requirements include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plans, organizes, implements and maintains the accounting activities of the Company in accordance with GAAP and FASB pronouncements, internal controls and Company policies and procedures.
Maintains complete financial records for the Company.
Provides leadership, mentoring and coaching to assigned staff that assures attraction, development and retention of a highly skilled and motivated team.
Establish operating procedures consistent with the Company's broad policies and objectives and ensure their execution. Implement ongoing improvements in operating efficiencies and internal controls.
Maintains a strong working knowledge of GAAP and IFRS, federal, state and local tax regulations. Manage the Company's compliance with tax laws and reporting requirements, including the annual filing of federal and state tax returns; periodic filing of state sales and use tax returns, and other states as applicable; miscellaneous tax related filings.
Support the monthly close process including the preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual journal entries, financial statements, and internal reports, including the monthly reporting package.
Oversee the monthly and quarterly reviews and reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts including accounts receivable, payables, accruals and reserves.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
Responsible for promoting food safety and employee safety throughout the organization.
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for supervising clerical finance personnel.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Required: Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with accounting emphasis is required. MBA, CPA, or CMA a plus. Must have 5 plus years of experience, previous supervisory responsibility a plus. Must have strong knowledge of GAAP and FASB pronouncements. Requires strong Microsoft Office Skills. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software such as SAP or Oracle a plus.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Resort Manager]]>

Mission:  Our client, a privately-owned real estate investment firm with multiple luxurious developments offering resort-style facilities throughout the U.S., is looking for a Resort Manager for a new ultra-luxury retreat.  This is a stunning property with a wide variety of attractive amenities.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                            

  • $85K+ base salary plus bonus potential

  • Opportunity to manage an outstanding new facility

  • Relocation assistance available

Expected Outcomes:

  • Management and training of resort staff

  • Create an outstanding guest experience

  • Oversee hospitality, maintenance, housekeeping, and landscaping

  • Assure the resort is run cost effectively within budget

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • 5+ years of experience in a well-recognized world class resort or 5 star hotel

  • Strong understanding of maintenance and housekeeping

  • Food & Beverage expertise

  • Hospitality management experience

  • Financial management

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Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Project Engineer - Mechanical - Dry Food Products]]>

Title: Project Engineer / Mechanical / Dry Foods     Location: Philadelphia, PA Area

Mission:       

Our client, a fast growing producer of premium all natural pet products, is searching for a Project Engineer to ad to this team. This person will be providing technical expertise, project management, driving results across capital execution and existing site assets and productivity improvements while ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                

Attractive 6 figure salary

Corporate Target Bonus 10% of Base - paid annually

Plant Incentive Plan (PIP) 6 % of Base - paid quarterly

Equity Award 6% of Base Salary

Expected Outcomes:

Project Management for capital projects, equipment upgrades and expansions in a single food processing environment

Partners with Operations, R&D, Quality and Maintenance to proactively ensure products are manufactured right the first time to meet the business objectives related to safety, quality and cost

Identify equipment needs to support implementation of new processes and products

Support the Maintenance Team in day-to-day activities and trouble shooting

Advise and assist in effecting design changes to facilitate installation, improve equipment efficiency and/or reduce cost of operation

Competencies/Culture:                                                              

BS Engineering, Mechanical preferred

3+ years of Mechanical Engineering Project Management experience in a food processing environment

Experience with TQM, TMP, LEAN and OEE initiatives

Working knowledge of GFSI schematics

Experience with Office, AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT

Knowledge of plant operations from a technical and mechanical perspective including food processing and packaging and utility systems such as boiler operations, compressed air, ventilation, hot water, cold water, steam distribution, heat exchangers and refrigeration systems (ammonia)

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Marketing Account Executive]]>

Marketing Account Executive

General Summary:      

The Account Executive will work directly with the Client Services Director and the client to develop and implement the marketing strategies for a major account.  This individual will lead the emotional connection and relationship building towards guests with available marketing and social media resources.  

Function:

                             

Plans and implements sales, marketing and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Essential Duties:                      

- Manages the creative development and production of all marketing campaigns and initiatives

- Interface with leadership team and reports on marketing activity/budget to ensure ongoing alignment with business objectives and hitting yearly company sales and profit budgets

- Lead development, management and measurement of digital strategies including websites and website optimization tactics, social media platforms, blogs, multimedia advertising and loyalty programs - all business lines

- Provide coordinating, set up and presentation support for company and industry events.

- Establish methodology and process for business research efforts, industry benchmarking and competitor analysis.

- Collaborate with relevant internal departments and market research firms to leverage creative concept development

- Identify, leverage and drive communication platforms/technologies that minimize cost and maximize efficiencies/effectiveness.

- Collaborate with support functions and corporate departments to improve process, materials, procurement and methodologies

Education/ experience:        

Bachelors Degree in Sales, Marketing or Business preferred with a minimum of five years related experience with progressive managerial responsibilities.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of New Business Development]]>

Title:  Director of New Business Development                                                    Location: Any Major U.S. City

Mission:  Our client is a leading provider of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions across a wide range of food & beverage markets.  The mission of the Director of Business Development will be to develop and secure new business opportunities while managing the activities of a small Regional Business Development team.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Six figure base salary plus 30%+ bonus potential

  • Full employee benefits

  • Laptop, travel expenses, mileage reimbursement

  • Ability to work remote

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Bachelor's degree is required, MBA is a plus

  • 5+ years of Director level sales experience

  • B2B sales and experience with contract negotiations

  • Experience with protein/poultry related products required

  • Ability to travel 50%

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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Mon, 21 May 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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Fri, 18 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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Fri, 18 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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Thu, 17 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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Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Supply Chain]]>

Title:  Director of Supply Chain                               Location: New York

Mission:  Our client is a manufacturer of healthy baked products based in New York.  The mission for the Director of Supply Chain is to oversee the inventory strategies, drive accountability and mentor the staff.  The Director of Supply Chain will have 15 direct reports and will report to the Vice President of Supply Chain.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

-       Excellent benefit package

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance

Expected Outcomes:

1.       Facilitate best in class

2.       Mentor staff

3.       Optimize plant schedules

4.       Achieve optimized inventory levels and customer service fill rates

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       10 years of experience in Supply Chain leadership roles in a Food or CPG company

-       Proven ability to implement software systems

-       Strong leadership capacity to influence and drive team engagement

-       Experience managing a large number of SKU's at multiple locations

-       Bachelor's degree in applicable field, MBA preferred

-       APICS certification preferred

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Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - Food Manufacturing]]>

About the Company
- Major food manufacturer with branded and private label products
- Well established
- Known for high quality products

About the Role
- Ensure volume, cost, budget, and quality standards met in 24/7 operation
- Full P&L responsibility
- Oversee team of direct reports, with responsibility for hundreds of indirect reports in a multi-cultural, union environment

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

Background Profile
- Prior Plant Manager level experience with a large scale food manufacturer
- Ability to positively impact employee relations and retention
- Ability to lead in a 24-hour, 7 day a week operation
- Stable employment history
- Bachelor's degree a plus

Benefits and Features
- Significant 6-figure compensation plus 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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Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Tue, 15 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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Mon, 14 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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Mon, 14 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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Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Marketing Manager - Food/Beverage - Chicago suburbs]]>

Mission:

Our client, an innovative leader and growing manufacturer of natural food products, is looking to hire a Sr. Marketing Manager to join their Marketing team. The company is in a hot niche and growing at double-digit rates!  It produces its own high-demand gourmet products and co-manufactures for several top food companies and health food grocery chains.  

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Culture is people-friendly with a strong work ethic

Competencies/Culture:

  • At least 10 years of marketing experience in CPG Marketing (food or non-food)

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing, MBA a plus

  • Well versed in digital marketing

  • Identify vendors and promotions and develop new branding materials

  • No direct reports so must be willing to get your hands dirty

  • Entrepreneurial spirit is necessary

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Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Chemical Engineer]]>

CHEMICAL ENGINEER - CA

Responsibilities
: Installation and Certification of HPLC, GC-MS and LC-MS systems.
: Obtain or develop and execute IQ/OQ/PQ documentation for validation of analytical systems.
: Routine troubleshooting and service.
: Perform preventative maintenance and repair in house and onsite.
: Assist in the training of other technicians.
: Regularly scheduled out of town travel required up to 20% of the time.
: Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
: Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field and three years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
: Strong analytical thinker with an electromechanical inclination with experience in an ISO accredited laboratory.
: Microsoft Word and Excel skills (Experienced in writing SOPs is a plus).

Desired Characteristics
: Strong understanding of the validation process with excellent documentation skills.
: Working understanding of FDA regulations, GMPs, GDPs, and PPEs.
: Experience with calibration, service or repair of other laboratory instrumentation.
: Must be a highly flexible and motivated team player committed to working in a quality environment.

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Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Cost Accountant]]>

COST ACCOUNTANT - CA

The inventory cost account will design and implement information systems and controls to give management a clear view of factory operational costs and current inventory levels. These systems and controls should be implemented utilizing and integrating the company's accounting software (QuickBooks) and ERP (Wherefour).

As a member of the finance and accounting team, the candidate will work with the back office to determine the nature and depth of the information that is needed. The project will also necessitate the candidate working with the production and warehouse teams in order to ensure that factory levels controls are implemented, ensuring that management can trust that information reported is accurate and consistent.

Responsibilities
: Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis.
: Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, and work with finance team to understand informational objectives
: Prepare collateral reporting to ensure Wherefour pushing all necessary information to QuickBooks in an efficient manner
: Work with production team to implement necessary controls to achieve informational objectives
: Work with accounting team Audit production team's current Wherefour processes
: Design and document SOPs for production team's future usage of Wherefour
: Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others
: Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management
: Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
: Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls
: Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts by customer type by division
: Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability

Qualifications
: 1 year experience in food production and/or food safety knowledge, a plus but not required.

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Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Senior Project Manager]]>

Title:  Senior Project Manager                                   Location: Remote based

Mission:  Our client is a leader in providing design, fabrication, parts and service solutions to the Food Processing, Packaging and Manufacturing industries.  This individual will be responsible for a capital project based in Iowa for at least 1 year. This is not a contract role but a full-time position with full benefits.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive base salary + year-end bonus

  • Excellent Benefits package

  • Paid time off

  • Travel expenses, computer, cell phone

Expected Outcomes:

  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously

  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives

  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities

Competencies/Culture:                                                                

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related degree

  • Previous leadership experience on a 10-20M project

  • Know how to manage load schedules so materials get to site on time

  • Know how to read an AutoCAD blueprint

  • 30-50% travel

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Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager - Food Production]]>

Our client, a fast growing food manufacturing company, is looking for a Plant Manager with experience at several plants or facility management.  The plant manager will be responsible for both departmental budgets and capital budgets ranging in size from $500K to $1M+

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relo assistance may be provided

Expectations:

  • 7-10 years of plant management experience in a food manufacturing facility, with a strong background in BRC, HCCP, Six Sigma and familiar with ICC regs

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering or Business

  • Experience with sanitation and chemical controls for food processing is a must

  • Multilingual is a plus

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Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Wed, 09 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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Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Kombucha Brewmaster, International Contract Opportunity]]>

Mission:  We are looking for a Kombucha Fermentation Specialist / Brewmaster with industrial kombucha brewing experience and expertise to assist our client with improving the production process in their existing kombucha plant in Africa including:
: Creating mother SCUBY
: Yeast and bacteria selection and control for stable under-alcohol & over-alcohol brewing
: Recipe development and scaling, including flavoring
: Brewhouse layout, equipment use and scheduling
: Establishing quality guidelines

Competencies:
: great understanding of the fermentation process for kombucha

: passion for making high quality products for a diverse audience
: must have experience brewing kombucha at a commercial level
: available for a short-term consultant or as a long term contractor or employee

: available to travel internationally (to Africa)

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Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[HR Manager]]>

Title: Human Resources Manager

Location: NJ [New Jersey] - Greater Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE area

Mission: Join our client, with over 35 years of experience manufacturing innovative nutritional foods, as Human Resource Manager in this food processing manufacturing plant. The HR Manager will be an HR Generalist with leadership of employee relations and handbook, KPI's, compensation, payroll and benefits administration. As Plant HR Manager, will conduct plant recruitment and interviewing, extending offers, new-employee orientations while monitoring career progression and organization charts.

Competencies/Culture:                

: Seeking BS degree and 5 years of supervisory HR experience with strong business acumen, great communication skills, consultative ability, global and cultural awareness.  SHRM a plus.

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Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Vice President of Finance]]>

Title:  Vice President Finance                                    

Location: San Francisco, CA

Mission:  Our client is a start-up company in an emerging sector of the food industry experiencing huge growth. Corporate headquarters is in the San Francisco Bay area, with food manufacturing in southern California.  We are seeking a VP of Finance to oversee all financial aspects of this business unit.

Compensation/Benefits:  Offering competitive six-figure salary plus stock options

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Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Quality Assurance Manager]]>

Title:  QA Manager                                          Location: Southeast

Mission:  Our client, a premier manufacturer and provider of a full line of chicken products to the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Quality Assurance Manager.  This opportunity is located in the Carolinas.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive compensation plus bonus potential

  • Benefits include health, vacation, 401K etc.

  • Relocation Assistance

Expected Outcomes:

  • Develop and maintain GMP, HACCP, SQF systems

  • Hire, train, monitor employees in the QA department

  • Perform accurate documentation and reports of stability studies

  • Assure safe, quality products are produced immediately

  • Establish product specifications and quality attributes

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Quality Assurance Management: 3-5 years

  • GMP, HACCP and SQF in perishable food processing: 5 years

  • Required education: Bachelor's

  • Privately Owned

  • Must have experience with poultry

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Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Certified Flavorist]]>

Our client, a growing food and beverage ingredients manufacturer, is looking for a Certified Flavorist, through the Society of Flavor Chemists, to develop and duplicate sweet flavors.  This position will be working with foods, beverages, all-natural products, organic flavors, and more.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Full health benefits paid for by the company

  • 401(k) with match

  • Generous vacation

  • Relocation assistance is provided

Expectations

  • Must be a Certified Flavorist through the Society of Flavor Chemists

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with food and beverage flavors (sweet)

  • Strong applications and flavors experience

  • Mentoring/Managing experience

  • Collaborate with salespeople and customers on their needs

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Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Plant Operations Manager]]>

Mission: Our client, a fast growing beverage company, is looking for an experienced LEAN Operations Manager for their facility in southern NJ.  This hands on Plant Operations Manager will oversee a 24/7 state-of-the-art facility and report to the Plant Manager.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relo assistance may be provided

Expectations:

  • 7-10 years of management experience with at least 5 years of direct responsibility of operations or maintenance in a high speed environment

  • Knowledge of CMMS and Preventative Maintenance and Production Operations

  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred

  • Knowledge of GMP and experience with GSFI/SQF a plus.  Must understand OSHA/FDA/UDSA/EPA requirements

  • Background in beverages (fruit juices, drinks, sauces) is highly preferred.  Food products may be considered.

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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Head of Operations - Organic Food]]>

Title: Head of Operations                   Location: Los Angeles, CA Area

Mission: Our client, a vertically integrated producer of premium organic food products, is looking for a Sr. head of Operations to join their team. This person will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, including: business operations, budgeting, financial management, production & packaging, plant KPIs, quality assurance & regulatory compliance, logistics & maintenance functions.                                                           

Compensation/Benefits:

  • $ Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

  • Retirement Benefits

  • Paid Holidays / Vacation Time

  • Desirable Los Angeles, CA area location

Expected Outcomes:

  • Overall management of production operations and supply chain

  • Employee accountability/development utilizing appropriate KPI's and other goal setting strategies

  • Develop and facilitate continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing principles

  • Work with sales and marketing to grow existing eCommerce & foodservice business

  • Drive business growth through process and excellence

Competencies/Culture:                                                                     

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 + years of Plant Operations Leadership in a food and/or beverage manufacturing/processing environment

  • GMP experience and SQF audit exposure

  • Organic foods a plus

  • Understanding of eCommerce

  • Experience with logistics and warehousing

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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales Director - Colors]]>

Global ingredients manufacturer growing colors business in US food & beverage space.

Newly created position!  

- Grow sales in specialty color ingredients industry.

- Establish and build relationships with customers in the food and nutrition space while growing sales and new business in color ingredients.

- Target strategic and high-profile customers, including private label and contract manufacturers.

Background profile:

- 5-7+ years of Technical Sales experience with colors or food/vegetable powders or related.

- BS or MS degree.

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager]]>

Title:  Plant Manager                                                     Location: Parsippany, New Jersey

Mission:  Our client is a manufacturer of a variety of food products including shelf stable, frozen and baked goods based in Parsippany, NJ.  The Plant Manager will have responsibility for the daily plant Operations including Quality, Supply Chain, and Safety. There will be nine direct reports for this role.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                                           

-       $130K base salary plus 15% bonus potential

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance available

Responsibilities include:

-       Lead plant operations teams to achieve KPI's on a company-wide basis

-       Identify capital requirement to drive continuous improvement opportunities

-       Ensure plant operations meet production schedules and deadlines

-       Work cross-functionally with Supply Chain, Safety, and Quality teams to align programs

Competencies/Experience:                                                                                                                                    

-       10 years of supervisory/management leadership in food processing environment; Baked/Frozen experience a plus

-       Proven ability to accomplish positive results under time pressures

-       Project Management experience

-       SAP or MRP advanced knowledge

-       Experience successfully leading a team to maintain a positive work environment

-       Bachelor's degree in Operations, Engineering or Food Technology

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Wed, 25 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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Wed, 25 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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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Foodservice Sales]]>

Director of Foodservice Sales                                       

Location: Home-based role

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

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Six-figure compensation plus 20% bonus potential

-       401k

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

Expected Outcomes:

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

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

-       Lead in developing new products to grow within Foodservice segments

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

5.       Define what sales tools are necessary

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-  Experience building a foodservice business from the very initial stages

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

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

-   10 years of combined experience in foodservice sales

-   Strong relationship building skills

-    Creative, aggressive, customer driven, and results oriented

-    Bachelor's degree

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Development Food Scientist - Natural Foods]]>

Title:  Product Development Scientist

Location: Chicago, IL

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

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Competitive base salary plus 12% bonus potential

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

-         401k plan

-         Other perks

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

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

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

-         Gluten-Free recipe experience a plus!

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

-         Passion for healthy food and ingredients

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Club Stores]]>

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

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

Attractive Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Short-term Disability

Long-term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement

401(k)

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

EAP Program

Corporate Office base position with limited travel at 10%

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

Expected Outcomes:

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

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

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

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

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                

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

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

Understanding of trade spending and promotions funding

Ability to analyze syndicated data

Direct supervision of internal staff AND broker management experience a MUST

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager - SE Wisconsin]]>

Title: SQF & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: SE Wisconsin

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

Compensation/Benefits:


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

Competencies/Culture:


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

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[District Manager - Foodservice Management]]>

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

Mission:

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

Compensation/Benefits:

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

  • 15% target bonus

  • Company car

  • Remote home office

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

Competencies/Culture:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

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

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Grocery Retail Specialist]]>

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

Role Responsibilities:

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

-Direct the plans for equipment installation to meet store requirements

Skills needed for this role:

-Good problem-solving skills

-Good communication skills

-Prior Planograms experience    

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

Education/Experience:

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

Benefits include a company car and expense card

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Plant Production Manager]]>

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

About the Company

  • Recognized as an industry leader in their category

  • Family-owned company

About the Role

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

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

  • Work directly with upper management on critical initiatives

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

Background Profile

  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a production environment with a manufacturing company in packaging either powdered drinks, coffee, tea, sugar or similar product

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

  • Must have experience in high-speed / volume packaging

  • Use of ERP system (implementation experience a plus)

Benefits & Features

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

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

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

About the Company

-Well established company with great reputation

-Producer of wide variety of meat products

In this role:

-Service existing accounts and establishing new accounts

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

-Reviews inventory sheets daily to determine products availability

-Develops appropriate product sales strategies

Essential Skills and Experience:

-Previous experience selling meat directly or to retail

-Self-starter, able to work independently

- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

-Valid driver's license and proven safe driving record

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

Quality Supervisor - Juice Processing

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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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Application/Sales Engineer - Packaging Home Based]]>

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

Key Responsibilities include:

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

-Identify opportunities and assess needs of customer

-Perform application audits and design trials

-Identify opportunities for service and product improvements

-Perform analyses of cost and benefits of product

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

Background Profile:

-Bachelor's in Engineering or similar

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

-Experience with customer trials

-Creative problem solving skills

-Team player, self-directed detail oriented

-Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

-50% travel

Benefits & Features:

-Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

-401(k)

-Paid Vacation and Holidays

-Tuition Reimbursement

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

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

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert

  • Perform Customer Needs Assessment

  • Identify Opportunities for Service and Product Improvements

  • Provide Technical Consultation and Solution Development

  • Play a Key Role in Customer Development

  • Project Management

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or closely related

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

  • Customer Facing / Sales Engineering experience

  • Strong Problem Solving or System Implementation experience

Benefits & Features:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Eastern Regional Sales Manager - Food Equipment]]>

Company

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

Your role with the Company

Responsible for promoting and generating sales of Custom Designed Automation Equipment

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

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

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

Maintain relationships with existing clients and evaluating on going equipment needs

Generate Sales:

Drive profitable sales growth across multiple equipment categories

Develop relationships with clients

Plan, coordinate, and schedule sales calls and technical meetings

Sales Planning:

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

Establish short and long term goals

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

Analyze customer's business for needs and selling opportunities

Equipment and Technology Sales:

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

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

Communicate financial benefits of equipment purchases

Internal company processes:

Manage Sales process with internal organization to completion of project

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

Customer Relations:

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

Hold client relationship meetings

Interpersonal Skills:

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

Build trust and rapport in business relationships

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

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

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

Make decisions and solve problems in a timely manner

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business or related Business field

5+ years of selling food/beverage processing equipment

Experience in consultative sales

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

Ability to travel 5-% of the time

Community Information

Home Based Position

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Senior Flavorist - Savory]]>

Growing international flavors organization focused on US business.    

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

Background profile:

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

- Certified Flavorist strongly preferred.  

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

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Manager - Nutritional Ingredients]]>

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

New position due to company growth!

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

Uncapped bonus!

Background Profile:

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

-- Bachelor's degree.

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

Industry leading laboratory services corporation based in the Midwest.

Lead all Food Laboratory Operations within the Chemistry division.

Background Profile:

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

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

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[General Manager - Restaurant - San Francisco area]]>

Our client, a casual dining restaurant, is looking for a General Manager with leadership and training experience to create a motivating, fast-paced and fun environment for a team of 20-25 employees.  Several locations are available in the San Francisco area.

About the Role

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

  • Growth opportunities are available

  • Weekend availability is needed but no late nights

Background Profile

  • 3+ years managing a casual dining restaurant

  • Catering experience is a plus

  • Previous training role is desired

Benefits & Features

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

  • Two weeks of vacation plus major holidays

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Offers and encourages a work/life balance

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Food Scientist - Baked Goods]]>

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

Food Scientist

About the Role:

  • Develop new product innovations and improve existing formulations

  • Select and test new food ingredients

  • Project leader on new product commercialization

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

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

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

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

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

Background Profile:

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

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

  • Experience with baked goods/dough ideal

  • Excellent communication skills required

Benefits & Features:

  • Excellent base salary plus bonus

  • Competitive healthcare benefits

  • Relocation assistance

  • Paid time off and holiday pay

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

Company

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

Your role with the Company

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

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

Maintain current business and actively pursuing the development of new business

Development and implemental of sales plans for assigned customers

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

Responsible for the preparation of monthly sales analysis and forecasts

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

Primary contact for customers on pricing and inventory needs

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

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

Attend trade shows, conventions and business reviews as needed

Background Profile

BS in Business, Marketing or related field preferred

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

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

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

Excellent oral and written communication with focus on establishing sales strategies

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

Home based office with up to 50% travel requirement

Community Information

Home based position

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Sales Executive - Meat Industry]]>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - Center of the Store/Retailers]]>

Company

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

Your role with the Company

Sales and Relationship Management

Develop strategies to identify, target and capitalize on sales opportunities

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

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

Continuously network; travel to customers or food shows as needed

Reach agreement and influence contracting decisions

Prepare and submit tender/bid packages

Negotiate contract terms

Communication

Listen to customer to understand all needs

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

Results Driven

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

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in sales, marketing or business

5+ years sales experience in food or specialty ingredients sector

Experience with proven value selling approaches and techniques

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

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

Community Information

Home Office

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

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

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

Background Profile:

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

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

- Must live within commuting distance of office in Delaware.

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

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

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

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

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

  • Develop and communicate business plans to executive management

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

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

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

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

Background Profile:

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

  • 10+ years of food industry experience

  • 5+ years of R&D team management experience

  • Experience with baked goods/dough ideal

  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits & Features:

  • Excellent base salary and bonus

  • Standard competitive benefits

  • Relocation assistance

  • Generous PTO package

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Technical Services Manager - Confectionary]]>

Growing confectionary manufacturer based in Southeastern Wisconsin.  

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

Background profile:

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

- Knowledge in Chocolate and Coating manufacturing.  

- SQF, HACCP, and PCQI Certified preferred.

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

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Food Scientist, Research & Development - Bakery]]>

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

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

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

  • Plan and coordinate Research and Development projects

  • Evaluate results and provide recommendations to management

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

  • Develop working relationships with existing and potential vendors

  • Explore opportunities for improvement of existing products

  • Participate in bench-top and plant testing activities

Background Profile:

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

  • Master's highly preferred

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

  • Experience in conducting production trials

  • Demonstrated ability in developing product specifications

  • Experience in interacting with vendors

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0