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

Title:  Operations Manager - Grocery                                  Location: Los Angeles, CA

Mission:  Our client is a growing new age Convenient store based in the Los Angeles area where neighbors meet each other as well as the business professionals in the community.  The mission for the Operations Manager - Grocery is to travel between their two locations (one to be completed by end of September) and oversee the operations of both.  The Operations Manager - Grocery will have the two Store Managers as direct reports.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ 50K - 75K depending on experience

-       Medical insurance

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance

-       Potential equity in the future

Responsibilities

1.       Directs all employees to provide exceptional customer service and leads by example

2.       Give direction on selling products and merchandise

3.       Monitor product inventory levels and processes to ensure the proper quantity and quality of food and non-food items

4.       Comply with and reinforce all food safety, sanitation and safety regulations/guidelines/procedures and programs according to company, local, state and federal health code regulations

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Minimum of 3 - 8 years of management experience in retail, restaurant, grocery, or other service industry with responsibility for driving sales and controlling expenses

-       Good communication skills

-       Sound judgement and decision-making skills

-       Ability to travel up to 10 %

-       High School diploma

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Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[VP of Finance/CFO - Food]]>

Title:  Vice President of Finance/CFO                                  Location: Naperville, IL

Mission:  Our client provides a variety of packaging to retail, restaurants, and food service customers.  The mission for the Vice President of Finance/CFO will be responsible for all the accounting activities at all their food manufacturing plants in the Chicago area. The VP of Finance/CFO will report directly to the CEO and will have four direct reports and four indirect reports.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Low six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

-       401k

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance

-       Health Savings Account

Role Responsibilities:

1.       Oversee the Accounting operations, policies and procedures

2.       Prepare financial statements and manage the annual budget and forecasts for all facilities

3.       Provide financial analyses for capital investments, contract negotiations and pricing decisions

4.       Develop and maintain cash flow for all facilities

5.       Oversee the ERP and EDI systems

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Hands-on leader to get directly involved when necessary

-       Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, Master's preferred

-       10 years in an Accounting role

-       5 years as a CFO or Controller, preferably at a $100MM + privately held food or packaging manufacturing company

-       Working knowledge of Great Plains software

-       CPA preferred

-       Travel local up to 20%

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Flavorist - Food/Beverage]]>

Mission:  Our client is a fast growing food and beverage ingredients manufacturer working with all-natural products, organic flavors and more.  They are looking for a flavorist with experience in sweet flavors to work with clients on their needs.  Bring your flavor wheel and come join this exciting team to create some sweet flavors!

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Full health benefits paid for by the company

  • 401(k) with match

  • Generous vacation

  • Relocation assistance is provided

Competencies/Culture:

  • Develop and duplicate flavors for food and beverage applications

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

  • Strong applications and flavors experience required

  • Mentoring/Managing experience is needed

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Warehouse and Distribution Manager - Food]]>

Growing multi-plant natural foods manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia.  

- Strategically plan and manage logistics, including product import, receiving, product distribution, warehouse and transportation for three facilities in the business platform.

- Develop supply chain in new business channels.

- Coordinate with Production and Sales teams to manage product and material inventories effectively.

- Manage company's DSD trucks.

- Supervise, coach and train warehouse employees and drivers.

  

Background profile:

- 5+ years' successful warehouse and distribution management experience in the food industry.

- Experience managing imported food products, 3PL, company's fleet maintenance program and ERP, preferred.

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

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Regional Sales Manager - Ingredients/Spices - Foodservice]]>

Mission:          

Our client, a producer and distributor of premium ingredients/spices, is looking for a Regional Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for contacting foodservice companies to increase bottom line. This person will also manage distribution channels and establish a broker network.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                       

Competitive base Salary with commission

Car allowance vehicle expenses paid

Medical Insurance and 401K plan

Lap top computer and cell phone

All travel expenses are paid

Expected Outcomes:

Set up broker network

Set up distribution

Sales foodservice channel targeting large chain restaurants

Competencies/Culture:                                                                     

Bachelor's degree desired (not required)

5+ years of foodservice sales experience in a food processing environment (preferably in the ingredients, seasonings or spices category)

Experience working with foodservice broker network

Experience setting up distribution channels

Experience selling to multi-unit foodservice accounts

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Deli/Bakery]]>

Mission:   Our client is a rapidly growing Supermarket based in the Milwaukee, WI area looking for a Director of Deli and Bakery.  The Director will be managing the purchasing and merchandising operations of deli and bakery and traveling to stores to train educate and be a resource for Store Managers and Department Managers.    

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Six figure base with 15% bonus potential

  • Company contribution towards employee benefits

  • 401(k) plan with match

  • Generous Vacation and Holiday Pay

  • Local candidates only

Competencies/Culture:

  • No degree required

  • Minimum of five years of experience in purchasing/category management for deli and/or bakery in a supermarket/ convenience store.

  • Strong knowledge of trends and competition and make recommendations for new and innovative solutions

  • Management experience required and a good understanding of financials

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Unit Manager - Snack Food]]>

Growing multi-plant food manufacturer based in the Chicago area.  

Newly created position due to expansion of new snack food division!  

Background profile:

- 5+ years of related production / general management experience in snack food / bakery manufacturing.

- Experience with process upgrades and implementation of process upgrades.

- Continuous improvement and development of a continuous improvement culture.

- Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[R&D Manager]]>

Title:  R&D Manager                                       Location: Rutherford, New Jersey area

Mission:  Our client a seller and producer of plant extracts to the food industry for flavoring, coloring, or preservative purposes is looking for a R&D Manager. Responsibilities will include managing a nutrition team in the USA for USA and Latin American markets and will report to the global director.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Excellent pay and a great comprehensive benefits package

  • Vacation and holiday pay

  • Retirement plan

  • Bonus potential

Expected Outcomes:

  • Conduct periodic safety and health walk-through inspections of all workplace facilities

  • Develop new products, herbal and botanical extracts, powder and formulations in line with the Nutrition Business Unit strategy

  • Assess current and emerging technologies to identify candidate products for development. to : create new products, as well as improve and expand existing product lines of botanicals

  • Managing & Lead a team of 3 chemists, botanist and technicians, who work on the technical aspects of product development through the investigation, planning, execution, evaluating and reporting on new product / process development, improvement and troubleshooting projects

  • Build and maintain strong communication with the Industrial, Purchasing, Regulatory, Analytical, Quality Assurance and Quality Control departments to ensure scalability, robustness and safety of the products developed

  • Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues

Background Profile:

  • Master's degree in Science (chemistry or chemical engineering preferred)

  • 5+ years hands-on industrial R&D experience (herbal or nutraceutical or chemical industry strongly preferred)

  • The ability and interest to conduct hands-on work on plant-based ingredients in laboratory and cooperate with pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments

  • Detail oriented individual who can partner with technical departments (QC, QA), production / purchasing and Sales Department

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[General Manager - Meat]]>

Title:  General Manager                             Location: San Antonio, Texas area

Mission:  Our client is a leading producer of premium meat products based in the south central Texas.  The General Manager will oversee the production facility at the company headquarters in beautiful Texas Hill country.  The General Manager will have responsibility for day to day business operations including P&L, Budget and Capital Plans.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Six-figure compensation plus % profit sharing/bonus potential

-       Company paid health insurance including eligible dependents

-       401k

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance

Responsibilities:

1.       Oversee production activities including staffing and scheduling

2.       Coordinate financial/budget activities to fund operations and increase efficiency

3.       Recruit, hire and mentor new talent

4.       Financial / P&L success

5.       Prioritize operational goals and objectives to meet company goals

6.       Become an active, contributing member of the local community

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Experience in a managerial role in a USDA food manufacturing environment

-       Bachelor's degree in Business, Food Science, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and  experience

-       Experience with Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, etc.

-       Strong ability to influence staff, provide leadership in a team environment

-       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-       E-commerce experience highly desired

-       Bilingual (Spanish) highly desired

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Vice President of Sales]]>

Mission:  Our client, a seller and producer of plant extracts to the food industry for flavoring, coloring, or preservative purposes, is looking for a Vice President of Sales.  The VP will be managing a team of 6-7 sales managers and a $50M+ sales region in addition to being a strategic leader for the North American region.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with generous bonus

  • Company car or car allowance

  • 401(k)

  • Vacation and Holiday pay

Competencies/Culture:

  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in sales, including technical and/or marketing roles

  • Strategic leader in all sales and collaborate with regional and global teams to grow market sectors

  • Proven experience in leading successful sales teams

  • Domestic travel up to 40%, with international travel on occasion.

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering, MBA is a plus

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Engineering Manager - Food Manufacturing]]>

Mission:  Our client is a leading supplier of one of the hottest food trends.  They are growing rapidly, and looking to add an Engineering Manager in their San Francisco area operations.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                     

  • Very competitive base salary plus incentives

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

Expected Outcomes:                                                                  

  • Project management and accurate cost estimates with implementation timelines

  • Design, engineer, and specify equipment systems

  • Manage all assigned capital projects to completion

  • Work with outside consulting engineers and design-build firms

  • Provide equipment layout diagrams

Competencies:                                                                       

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

  • Established engineering experience in the food processing industry

  • Knowledge of plant operations and lean principals

  • Expertise in food processing plant design

  • Understanding of HACCP/GMP

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Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Food Manufacturing Engineer]]>

Mission:  Our client is a leading supplier of one of the hottest food trends.  They are growing rapidly, and looking to add a Manufacturing Engineer in their San Francisco area operations.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                       

  • Very competitive base salary plus incentives

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

Expected Outcomes:                                                                 

  • Process engineering and guidance to select proper equipment and lead projects in support of growth expansion in the area of mixing and blending

  • Project management, scopes of work, RFQs, and cost estimates including estimated timelines

  • Design, engineer, and specify equipment systems

  • Planning for all assigned capital projects

  • Provide layouts of equipment and/or process flow

Competencies:                                                                       

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, or related

  • 2+ years of engineering experience in the food processing industry

  • Experience with CAD tools and process flow diagrams

  • Understanding of HACCP/GMP

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Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Safety Manager]]>

Title:  Safety Manager                                   Location: Austin, TX area

Mission:  Our client is a manufacturer and distributor of beef, pork and poultry products and is looking for a Safety Manager to join their team. The Safety Manager will provide site safety leadership and ensure facility compliance with corporate safety standards.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         Excellent pay and a great comprehensive benefits package

-         Vacation and holiday pay

-         Medical, Dental and Life insurance

-         Prospect of performance-based compensation

Expected Outcomes:

-         Conduct periodic safety and health walk-through inspections of all workplace facilities

-         Implement safety directives and improve safety performance

-         Conduct accident/injury investigations and illness exposure monitoring

-         Develop and implement all Safety programs

Background Profile

-         Minimum of 3 years in food manufacturing facility

-     Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA)

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[New Product Development Manager-Dietary Supplement]]>

Title: New Product Development Manager, Dietary Supplements

Location: Phoenix, Arizona Area.

Our client is an innovative, fast paced, nutrition based company offering awesome benefits located in the Phoenix, Arizona area. They're recognized both as a top place to work, as well as a rapidly growing organization! If working in an exciting environment valuing trust, openness, and empowerment, where your creativity and passion for healthy products and active lifestyles is nurtured and valued, this is your dream job!

Mission: The mission for the New Product Development Manager is to work with and help generate innovative product concepts which support a healthy lifestyle, with a focus on dietary supplements and nutritional foods. Draw on your management experience to mentor and develop the technical skills of direct reports. You'll have responsibility for the feasibility stage of product development, and will help see your products through to commercialization.

Compensation/Benefits:
: Competitive base salary, plus quarterly profit sharing bonuses!
: 100% company paid employee health, dental, and vision premiums!
: Significant contribution towards family insurance premiums!
: Relocation assistance

Competencies/Culture:
: Product development experience in the dietary supplement industry
: Dietary supplement experience with FDA 21 CFR Parts 110, 111
: Experience with a direct seller network marketer strongly preferred
: Experience motivating and developing direct reports in an empathetic manner
: Experience with the Stage Gate product development process
: Strong verbal and written communication skills
: History of solid employment tenure
: BS in Food Science, Nutrition, or a related field
: Ability to travel up to 20%

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Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Plant Operations]]>

Title: Director of Plant Operations

Location: Okoboji, Iowa Area
Live in a popular tourist destination
Beautiful, family friendly community

Mission: Our client is an agricultural based food manufacturer located in the Okoboji, Iowa area. They've been in business more than 40 years, invest heavily in new technology, and are expanding operations! The mission for the Director of Plant Operations is to provide strong leadership to a team of Production, Quality, Maintenance, and Logistics Managers. The Director of Plant Operations will have P&L and budgetary responsibility for a 24/7 operation employing more than 100 people.

Compensation/Benefits:
: Competitive base salary with bonus potential
: Company contribution towards employee benefits
: 401k
: Vacation and Holiday pay
: Relocation assistance

Competencies/Culture:
: Strong leadership experience at the Plant Manager or Plant Operations Director levels
: Food industry experience. Agricultural based background preferred.
: Ability to work in a 24/7 environment
: Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[QA Manager - Frozen/Refrigerated Seafood]]>

Title: QA Manager - Frozen/Refrigerated Seafood                   Location: Seattle, WA            

Mission: Our client, a producer of premium frozen & refrigerated seafood products, is looking for a QA Manager to add to their Seattle, WA team. This person will  maintain and drive Food Safety and Quality objectives for the company's secondary processing activities.         

Compensation/Benefits:                                                       

Competitive manager level salary with additional bonus opportunity

PTO and Holiday Pay

401k Eligibility

Medical/Dental Vision

Laptop/Tablet

Cell reimbursement

Expected Outcomes:

Implement and manage all necessary food safety and quality programs as required by company policy and applicable regulations

Manage company product quality program including defining and monitoring quality KPI's to maintain product consistency throughout the product cycle

Oversee interface with Regulatory agencies (USDC, MSC, WSDA, GFSI)

Responsible for label review and hold program maintenance

Manage customer and consumer complaints  

Communicate and interface with production, sales and purchasing on all quality issues

Competencies/Culture:                                                                     

Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field

5+ years of quality leadership experience in a food or beverage processing environment

Hands on experience working with regulatory bodies (FDA, USDA, USDC, NSF, GFSI)

HACCP training/certification preferred

SQF implementation/maintenance experience

Experience managing a team

Working knowledge of seafood regulatory preferred

Experience with allergens

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Human Resources Manager]]>

Our client, a fast growing beverage company, is looking for an HR Manager with 5-10 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources.  You will be working with management on developing and integrating HR processes for the plant.  Strong employee relations experience with all levels will be needed.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • $85-$90K plus bonus

  • Full benefits

  • Relo assistance may be provided

Expectations:

  • 5-10 years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Will be managing HR admin

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Regional Sales Manager]]>

Title:  Regional Sales Manager                     Location: East Coast - Home based

Mission:  Our client is a manufacturer of ethnic frozen pasta products based in Philadelphia.  The mission for the Regional Sales Manager is to sell to retail, grocery, foodservice and ethnic markets and will report to the Vice President.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $65K-75K base salary plus commission

-       Laptop, phone and travel expenses

-       Health, life, and dental insurance offered

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

Expected Outcomes:

1.       Hunter sales mentality to promote company, brand and product lines

2.       Sell products to retail, grocery, foodservice, hospitality and ethnic markets

3.       Weekly sales reporting

4.       Work with existing accounts as well as develop new customers

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       3+ years' experience selling food products

-       Road warrior - up to 70% travel

-       Excellent communication skills

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![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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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Food Safety & Hygiene Manager]]>

Title:  Food Safety/Hygiene Manager                                    

Location: Queens, NY

Mission:  Our client, a gourmet entertainment company that offers airline catering and international event catering is looking for a Food & Safety and Hygiene Manager.  Be part of an energetic team, creating gourmet food products served to thousands of passengers daily, on some of the world's best international airlines flying out of JFK, by managing quality control functions and personnel for their fresh food production, labeling and distribution facility.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

-         A renowned, international company, continually expanding, offering a stable workplace with great career opportunities

-         Excellent pay and a great comprehensive benefits package

-         Vacation and holiday pay

-         Retirement plan

-         Prospect of performance-based compensation

-         Cafeteria on site, free of charge

-         A diverse, international and dynamic work environment

-         Support for continuous professional development

Expected Outcomes:

-         Assist in the overall implementation of standardized food safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (federal, state/provincial, and local).

-         Assist in establishing tools and reporting metrics for Key Food Safety Performance Indicators (KPIs) to execute the recall process with suppliers and customers to ensure execution of recalls and completion of related documentation.

-         Manage the Food Safety team and ensure that processes needed for the FSMS [Food Safety Modernization Act] are established, implemented, and maintained.

Background Profile

-     BS in Food Science or Science related degree

-     6+ years of work experience in food safety/ food manufacturing

-     Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail

-     Experience in a SQF, BRC, or ISO certified facility strongly preferred

-     Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills a must

-     Capable to work independently as well as in a team environment

-     Dedication and attention to detail with regards to customer service

-     Solution seeker and effective decision maker

-     Proficient computer skills (particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

-     Flexibility to work on different shifts - days, night, weekends, holidays

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales /Operations Manager]]>

Home Office - Northeast Territory (MA, RI, CT, NH)

Mission:  Our client is a growing privately held food manufacturer based in New Jersey.  The bilingual Sales Manager will have responsibility for $18M in annual sales and manage a team of sales reps and field supervisors as well as managing warehouses in 2 neighboring states.  Travel will be 80% to 90%.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary with bonus

  • Car allowance plus expenses

  • 401k

  • Vacation and Holiday pay

  • Prefer local candidates in MA, RI, NH and CT

Expected Outcomes:

  • Fluent in or a good understanding of Spanish is required

  • Ideally 5-7 years of sales experience in the food industry managing a minimum of $5M in annual sales

  • Develop training and mentoring for sales reps and merchandisers

  • Preferred experience in selling to grocery chains, independents and wholesalers

  • Understanding of the Latino food market

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Operations Manager - Food packaging]]>

Title:  Senior Operations Manager                                       Location: Chicago, Il

Mission:  Our client provides a variety of packaging to retail, restaurants, and food service customers.  The mission for the Senior Operations Manager will be responsible for the planning, directing, and coordinating of manufacturing processes.  The Senior Operations Manager will report to the Director of Operations and will have approximately 22 direct reports.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Low six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

-       Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance

-       Health Savings Account

-       401k

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

Responsibilities:

1.       Oversee plant operations, maintenance, inventory management, safety and quality assurance processes

2.       Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods

3.       Ensure OSHA, SQF and HACCP standards are met

4.       Develop and implement KPI's to optimize inventory

5.       Lead staff by coaching, developing, and delegating

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Bachelor's degree or minimum of 10 years operations experience in a food or packaging manufacturing facility

-       Minimum of 5 years in a management role within food or packaging industry

-       Successfully manage multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, address problems and stay within      budget

-       Basic or fluent Spanish communication skills helpful

-       LEVEL of leadership capacity

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Foodservice Regional Sales Manager - East Coast]]>

Title:  Regional Sales Manager - Foodservice                               Location: East Coast - home based

Mission:  Our client is a large distributor of some the world's finest meat products based on the East Coast.  The mission for the Regional Sales Manager will be responsible for establishing relationships with existing and new distributors, restaurants and develop new accounts in the foodservice sector.   The Regional Sales Manager will report to the Vice President of Foodservice Sales.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $70K plus 25% discretionary bonus potential

-       Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance

-       Phone, laptop, and travel expenses

-       401k - Company match 15% of employee contributions

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Tuition reimbursement

-       Flexible Spending Accounts

Responsibilities

1.       Promote products restaurants and chain accounts

2.       Create and design marketing materials accounts for customers

3.       Promote company brand and products to Foodservice Distributors  

4.       Attend food/trade shows and customer events

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Must be a Road Warrior - Extensive travel throughout the USA, likely be 40 weeks/year with at least one overnight stay

-       Meat sales experience to restaurants

-       Bachelor's degree preferred

-       Must be able to pass a drug test upon hire

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[R&D Manager - Specialty Bakery Ingredients]]>

Mission:  Our client is a leading supplier of food stabilizers for the bakery industry.  They are currently interested in hiring a R&D Manager for Specialty Bakery Ingredients.  This is an excellent opportunity to build hand-on experience in a high growth industry.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Competitive base salary

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

Expected Outcomes:                                                                                            

  • Provide leadership to a growing set of Research & Development projects related to bakery operations

  • Lead a team on technology professionals

  • Direct R&D programs

  • Oversee food safety systems and QC

Competencies:                                                                                 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or related

  • 5+ years of experience in baking or ingredients

  • Experience managing R&D projects

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Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Cheese / Dairy]]>

Title: Site Director                        Location:  Nampa, ID        

Mission: The Site Director is responsible for the financial results of the Nampa production site. Activities will focus on maximizing product quality, production yield, and control of expenses; as defined in the budget. This person will also be involved with warehousing/supply chain.         

Compensation/Benefits:                                                

Excellent 6 figure salary with additional bonus opportunity

Car allowance

401k contribution + additional company match

Relocation assistance

Expected Outcomes:

Financial control of the site including warehousing and supply chain

Direction of QA/QC, Human Resources, Accounting, Purchasing, EHS to ensure support roles are maintained

Product quality and production output are maintain affectively

Department managers are well informed about company objectives

Competencies/Culture:                                                              

Bachelor's Degree in Dairy Manufacturing required.

7+ years' industrial experience, including line management experience

Prior food manufacturing experience

Project implementation / Engineering

Experience in financial measurement of plant performance

Expertise in the following areas: Accounting, Management, Quality, Health & Safety, and knowledge of regulatory codes and regulations in the food industry is preferred

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Procurement Manager - Food Industry]]>

Title: Sr. Procurement Manager Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area

Mission: Our client is a rapidly growing, fast paced food manufacturer based just south of Milwaukee. They offer a fun culture with opportunity for personal growth. The mission for the Senior Procurement Manager is to plan and control all raw material and indirect procurement activities as well as implement initiatives to realize cost savings. The Sr. Procurement Manager will have responsibility for an annual spend of $35+ million dollars, and initially, one direct report.

Compensation/Benefits:

- Competitive base salary plus bonus potential
- Strong healthcare plan
- 401k with company match
- Company-funded Life, A&D Insurance, and Short-Term Disability plans
- Vacation time, plus generous paid holiday schedule
- Relocation supported

Competencies/Culture:

- 10+ years of leadership experience in a purchasing role, including the development of direct reports
- Strong contract negotiation skills
- Experience purchasing raw ingredients/commodities within the food industry
- Project management experience
- Track record of demonstrated cost savings
- ERP experience
- Ability to travel up to 15%
- Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Manager Quality Assurance]]>

Title:  QA Manager                                          Location: Minnesota

- Misson:  Our client, a leading international private label food processor, well established, privately held, with focus on quality, supplier of frozen and canned vegetables to retail, foodservice, and industrial sectors is looking to hire a Quality Assurance Manager.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                            

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Health and Dental Care

  • Prescription Drug Card

  • 401K Plan

  • Profit Sharing Plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Educational Assistance

  • Full relocation

Expected Outcomes:

  • Manage quality control functions and personnel for labeling/distribution facility, and a production facility

  • Ensure all Federal, State, and Local laws, as well as corporate Foods Policy procedures related to quality and food safety followed at all times

  • Maintain all quality control programs, procedures, documentation, and statistical records

  • Assist in FDA, USDA, State, Third Party, internal, and customer audits and inspections

Community Information

  • 11 Facilities throughout MN & WI

Background Profile

  • BS Food Science or Science related degree

  • Plant based Food Quality Experience required

  • Canned or frozen vegetable experience a plus

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Applications R&D Manager - Beverage]]>

Mission:  Our client is a fast growing, global leader in high-quality flavor ingredients located in the Chicago area.  The Application R&D Manager will create new beverage flavors based on client needs as well as bringing new flavors to clients.  The Application R&D Manager will travel both domestically and internationally to support the sales & marketing team.  

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                                                                               

  • Competitive base plus bonus

  • 100% paid premiums for employees

  • 401k with match

  • Generous vacation and Holiday pay

  • Relocation assistance provided

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                                                 

  • 3-5 years of beverage flavor industry experience

  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or related

  • Creative skills and good sensory analysis required

  • Experience with managing a team both directly and indirectly

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[E-commerce Manager]]>

Title:  Ecommerce Manager                                    Location: Philadelphia, PA area

Mission:  Our client is a distributor of protein products to retail, hospitality, and retail markets domestically and internationally.   The mission for the Ecommerce Manager is to oversee the digital marketing programs to generate internet sales. The Ecommerce Manager will have direct responsibility for managing a team of 8-10 web designers and marketers.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                      

-       $ Six-figure compensation plus % bonus potential

-       Vacation and Holiday pay

-       Relocation assistance

Responsibilities:

1.       Oversee all online marketing activities

2.       Create and maintain an online business plan

3.       Develop marketing programs

4.       Search Engine Optimization

Competencies/Culture:                                                                         

-       Bachelor's degree in Digital Marketing or related field

-       3 - 5 years ecommerce experience with a food company

-       Management experience overseeing a team

-       In depth understanding of web design and analytic software

-       Knowledge of Bulk Editing, Bid Management, Multi-Attribution modeling, Google adwords

-       Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, IDesign, etc.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Supervisor, 2nd Shift]]>

About the Company
-     Well-established bakery manufacturer
-     Privately held
-     Products sold nationwide

About the Role
-     Lead team of production employees on 2nd shift
-     Good work/life balance
-     Develop and motivate direct reports in a diverse environment

About the Community
-     Racine, Wisconsin area
-     Relocation assistance

Background Profile
-     Experience leading a team in a food manufacturing setting
-     Bilingual/Spanish skills preferred

Benefits and Features
-     Competitive base, plus bonus potential
-     Health, dental, and vision benefits

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Sales Analyst, Beverage Sales]]>

Mission:  Our client is a fast growing Food and Beverage establishment based in Los Angeles, CA.  The mission for the Sales Analyst is to work with sales team to identify new accounts and territories to increase sales as well as identifying new business trends and opportunities.   

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • $60K - $65K

  • Medical, dental, vision

  • 401k and Profit Sharing

  • Flexible hours

  • 2 weeks of vacation to start

  • Local Los Angeles candidates only

Competencies/Culture:                                                                                                

  • Analyze sales and operations data to evaluate current and future sales goals

  • Assist sales team with developing forecasts and sales quotas in addition to providing weekly and monthly reports for managers

  • Experience in the beverage industry including farm/vineyard/produce

  • Experience with product distribution (on-premise/foodservice/restaurant/off-premise/retail)

  • Must be computer savvy and detail oriented to drill down to the numbers and be able to communicate it to management and sales teams.

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Tue, 10 Jul 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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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Application Engineer]]>

Mission:

Our client is a leader in providing design, fabrication, parts and service solutions to the Food Processing, Packaging and Manufacturing industries.  We are looking for an Application Engineer with 3+ years of experience to design the initial concept, layout and estimate the custom automation system.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Relocation assistance

  • Affordable cost of living

Expectations:

  • Work with both sales and internal engineering to meet customer requirements and provide solutions and scope on projects

  • Use AutoCAD to design conceptual layouts

  • Create all documentation for engineering including drawings, elevation, data sheets, and project specs.

  • Will assist sales on client visits as a technical resource and project review

Competencies:

  • B.S. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in Automation Industry (A.S. degree in Technology Engineering with five years of experience will be considered as well)

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects

  • Experience with metal fabrication or PLC equipment is a plus

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is required - Solidworks 3D experience is a plus

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Corporate Controller]]>

Mission:  Our client sells fresh and processed foods for the retail and foodservice industries.  They employ approximately 400 individuals across 3 facilities.  They are interested in hiring a Corporate Controller to oversee all Accounting and Financial functions for all 3 plants.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                                             

  • Six figure base salary

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, 401K, and vacation

  • Relocation assistance available

Expected Outcomes:                                                                                            

  • Management of the monthly close and reporting, annual budgeting, cash management, cost accounting, and related

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation (work with an outside CPA firm)

  • Review monthly accounting close process

  • Preparation of monthly financial statements

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations

  • Manage a small accounting team

Competencies:                                                                                 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related

  • 10+ years of accounting experience

  • 3+ years of team management experience

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Director of Quality]]>

Director of Quality - Eau Claire, WI

Our client is a family-owned large manufacturer of shelf-stable products for the retail, food service, private label, and industrial markets.  Currently seeking a Director of Quality to join their team in their state of the art plant and provide leadership to the Quality team of 10.

Your responsibilities in this role include:

  • Oversee the daily operations in Quality systems, product safety and regulatory compliance

  • Develop, implement and revise quality policies and procedures to ensure BRC compliance

  • Conduct and lead third party and internal audits including GMP, CCP, BRC and QSM programs

  • Review deviations and prepares corrective action reports

  • Organize and conduct plant wide training for GMPs, Allergens, Food Security, Chemical, Kosher and CCP specific training

  • Coordinates and ensures the smooth progress of the analytical samples through the laboratory

  • Determines efficient testing and inspection points.  Determines testing requirements with regard to potential quality problems from ingredient sources, all preparation phases, filling and packaging phases

  • Inspect lab equipment to check for defects and make recommendations for repair

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, microbiology, bacteriology, biology, chemistry or closely related field

  • Two to five years of management/supervisory experience in quality control or laboratory for a food processing company

  • Proven leadership skills

  • HACCP Certification

  • GFSI Certification preferred

Attractive salary, bonus opportunity and a full benefits package that includes medical and dental

coverage, 401(k) with Company match, life insurance, paid time off and much more.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food Manufacturing]]>

Title: Production Manager Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area

Mission: Our client is a well-established, family owned food manufacturer with a new plant in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. They're known for high quality bakery products, which are sold nationwide. The mission for the Production Manager is to lead and motivate the production team in a non-union environment. The position involves production scheduling, and an active production floor presence for communication with regular and temporary employees.

Compensation/Benefits:
- Competitive base salary
- Discretionary bonus
- Company contribution towards employee benefits
- Relocation assistance

Competencies/Culture:
- Food industry experience
- Proven ability to perform production scheduling
- Experience in a Spanish speaking environment preferred
- Strong communicator, able to build relationships with employees

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Human Resources Manager - Food Manufacturing]]>

Growing multi-plant healthy nutritional foods manufacturer based in Philadelphia, PA.  Manufacturing locations in US and Canada.  

Newly created position due to growth!  Reports to CFO.

Background profile:

- 5+ years of related managerial experience in Human Resources, ideally with multiple and international manufacturing operations.

- Food manufacturing experience highly preferred.

- Proven experience in recruiting, benefits and compensation, training, organizational structures, and project/program management.

- Fluent in English; with ability to speak an additional language, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) or Spanish preferred.  

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[R&D Director, Grain based Foods]]>

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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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Tobacco Category Manager]]>

Title:  Tobacco Category Manager - Convenience Stores

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 Tobacco Category Manager is to put in place the best assortment of cigarettes, E-cigs and other tobacco products in all company stores while minimizing cost.  The Tobacco Category Manager will work with vendors and management to identify consumer opportunities, negotiate vendor contracts, develop pricing strategy, manage the new product introduction process, develop store schematics, partner with Merchandising on advertising and promotions, and analyze SKU performance.   

Compensation/Benefits:

-     Competitive six-figure 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:

-     Tobacco category management experience in retail or convenience store environment (exposure to PDI software a plus!)

-     Minimal travel; most of the time spent at the modern corporate office

-     Company operates in a culture of high-performance, pride (personal and team), with care and respect for the individual.  

Talk to Kinsa about joining this great environment to grow in your next career move!

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Fri, 01 Jun 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 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 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 0
<![CDATA[Sales Account Manager - Food Ingredients]]>

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

Background Profile:

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

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

- Must live within commuting distance of office in Delaware.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0