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

Our client is a regional grocery chain that has a new opportunity due to growth for a Category Manager to join their team. This role will be responsible for the Non-Food Supplies and Ingredients.   


-Secure the best pricing for product costs, quality and service

-Seek out and develop new vendor partners and product sources

-Analyze volume, sales & margin for all items in the department

-Create a detailed pricing strategy

-Drive sales and margins to meet budgets

-Design schematics

-Develop and implement promotional strategies

-Track and Maintain Product Inventories

-Occasional travel and overnight stays

Background Desired:

-Bachelor's Degree or equivalent industry experience

-Category Management experience in Supermarket preferred

Benefits & Features:

Attractive Salary + Bonus

Full benefit package

Relocation package

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food Industry]]>

About the Company
: Growing food manufacturer with global operations
: New, state of the art equipment

About the Role
: Lead production team of up to 100 employees
: Establish production policies, goals, and procedures
: Responsible for productivity, safety, cost, and morale
: Develop team through training and coaching

About the Community
: Portland Oregon metro area
: Relocation supported

Background Profile
: Food industry manufacturing experience
: 10+ years of relevant experience, with 5+ in a leadership role
: Production and safety training experience
: Lean and/or Six Sigma certification preferred
: Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
: Bachelor's degree preferred
: Experience with SQF or BRC quality schemes desired
: Ability to travel up to 10%

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

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Procurement Manager]]>

Our client, a manufacturer of frozen entrees and side dishes located in southern Texas, is seeking a Procurement Manager to lead the team in purchasing quality ingredients.

About the Role

  • 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

About Austin, TX

  • Great employment opportunities - economy is on the rise!

  • Great education

  • Low cost of living, high quality lifestyle

  • Foodie Friendly!

  • Music, festivals, and great nightlife

Background Profile

  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing perishable foods

  • LEAN principles knowledge is a plus

  • Proven negotiating, analytical and problem solving skills is required

  • Self-motivated in a fast paced environment

Benefits & Features

  • Family oriented culture

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![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.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Project Engineer - Food]]>

Global, innovative health and nutrition foods manufacturer in the Milwaukee, WI area.    

Manage capital investments while driving reliability, innovation, and continuous improvement.  

Background profile:

- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or related.  

- 6+ years' related experience with industrial food manufacturing.  

- Strong Capital project management experience.  

- Biotechnology experience ideal.


Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Executive Sales Manager - Fresh Meats]]>

About the Company
- Industry leading meat company
- Well established, with an outstanding reputation

About the Role
- Lead sales function
- Oversee, mentor, and motivate team of direct sales reports
- Establish sales objectives & project sales volume and profit for new and existing business
- Directly manage corporate accounts as well as develop new business
- Set pricing/margins based on yields

About the Community
- Philadelphia, PA area
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Experience selling fresh, case ready proteins for a food manufacturer
- Experience selling to both retail and foodservice customers
- Strong knowledge of yields/pricing
- Experience overseeing direct reports
- Experience working with distributors
- Ability to travel 25%

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- 401K
- Outstanding insurance

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Corporate Account Sales Manager - Foodservice]]>

Sales Manager - National Accounts (U.S.A.)

Our client, a leading supplier of cooked meats for the food & industry, is looking to hire a Corporate National Account Sales Manager to manage the sales relationship for accounts within a national restaurant chain.  

Job Functions:

  • Develop sales strategies based on analysis of current market trends in foodservice & restaurant

  • Cultivate long term selling process with key National Account

  • Develop new opportunities while establishing and enhancing long term relationships with corporate personnel at account

  • Establish key relationships to meet business goals

  • Understand sales performance and production metrics

Required Background:

  • 5+ years of experience with Strategic or National Account Sales to Foodservice & Restaurants

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Strong working knowledge within the meat industry preferred (cooked meats a plus)

  • Excellent communication skills

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Assistant Quality Manager - Food Industry]]>

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

About the Role
- Ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate, customer, and 3rd party audit requirements
- Assist with on-going development and improvement of quality system
- Train all employees in quality related procedures
- Ensure accurate product labeling and compliance
- Manage facility HACCP program
- Oversee and develop Quality Control Technicians
- Implement solutions to quality issues

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

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related discipline
- 5+ years of food industry quality experience
- Expertise in BRC or SQF quality schemes
- Supervisory experience a plus
- Proficiency in MS Office applications

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

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[NW Regional Sales Manager - Lab Services]]>


Our client, a lab services company specializing in the food & beverage industry, is looking for a NW Regional Sales Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for targeting food or beverage manufacturing/processing companies to sell lab services and technical solutions.

Your role with the Company

Leads the management team responsible for business development in the NW Region

Partners with the Baking and Food Safety functions at headquarters to develop and execute effective sales plans

Leverages expertise in business to business marketing to analyze different business segments that would lead to the design and execution of an effective target marketing strategy

Partners with Client Services function to ensure that company is providing exemplary client and industry customer service support for food safety and baking/food technology clients in the Americas

Leverages industry network and key customer relationship to grow PAC NW Region portfolio of services and education

Demonstrates an in depth understanding of company's product portfolio and strong understanding of how products can meet critical industry needs  

Responsible for planning and managing the function's cost center

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related food science field

8+ years of technical sales experience to the food and beverage industry

Industrial sales experience a must

Knowledge of laboratory operations

Community Information

Work from home

Benefits & Features

Compensation depending on level of experience in industry

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Vice President, Operational Excellence - Prepared Foods Retail & Home Delivery]]>


Our client, a premium healthy fresh prepared foods company selling via retail grocery and home delivery, is looking for a VP of Operational Excellence to add to their team. report to the CEO, have direct oversight and accountability of Culinary Center Operations through their departmental management level support. This individual will partner with the organization on continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives.

Your role with the Company

Take over full leadership of Culinary Operations, with 5 direct reports

Optimize the people development plan of the culinary center including the financial responsibility of the P&L and the optimal staffing to ensure a best in class, fiscally viable production center

Oversee supply chain management as a function of cost management

Organize and facilitate kaizen / rapid improvement events

Develop metrics and return on investment (ROI) before recommending projects to determine business expectations

Analyze realization of measurements upon completion

Develops and train others on Lean Manufacturing tools including Kaizen, A3, Value Stream

Mapping, Problem Solving, 5S, Material Flow, Waste Elimination etc.

Lead and facilitate training in LEAN principles for the organization

Develop standard process improvement tools for departments to utilize in process improvement efforts

Consult with the organization, including the other executives in the organization including the

CEO, CFO, VP of Retail Operations and VP of Culinary Innovation and Director of Product

Marketing on operational excellence approaches

Work with the team to develop KTM (Key Task Management) process controls as well as develop glass walls for continuous measurement of the effort

Continually focused on reducing wasted inventory, unevenness and re-work within the organization from the culinary center to retail stores to our home office

Partner with key business stakeholders to identify opportunities, present ideas, make recommendations and act based upon analysis to further business goals

Participate and development of Hoshin process and participation in other strategic development initiatives

Continue to stay up to date on LEAN principles and management by partnering with LEI and other LEAN learning in the most optimal way

Background Profile

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Logistics, or related field

5 years of operations leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing/processing environment

Experience with organization and change management

Experience managing multiple projects with multiple deadlines

MUST have  LEAN or Process Improvement Implementation experience in a multi-site environment

Experience with analytics, retail demand planning and/or manufacturing

Community Information

Tampa Bay, FL

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sales Promotion Coordinator - Ethnic Foods]]>


Our client, a producer and distributor of premium ethnic prepared foods, is looking for a Sales Promotion Coordinator to add to their team. This person will be responsible for updating and maintaining promotional planners, contracts and Trade Promotions software entries (i.e. Trade Pro, IRI, etc), collecting and coordinating information between RSMs and brokers, reviewing plans for accuracy, participating in meetings with Regional Sales Managers and Brokers.

Your role with the Company

Maintains planners, financials and contracts so that they are accurate and timely.  Reviews all submitted plans, participates in planner review with Regional Sales Managers.  

Advises Regional Sales Managers when planners have been verified and ready to be approved

Commits plans (Trade Pro) in various software programs

Updates planners on an on-going basis

Updates various reports to provide to the RSMs

Calculates quarterly rebate programs based on sales for various customers and for other similar programs

May alter a committed plan or enter an end date of plan to facilitate broker's corrections, or in certain cases may submit the plan instead of other parties

Participates in quarterly internal audits with brokers to compare items in Trade Pro against the planner and the contract

Assists TMP team in resolving deductions that require special attention. Works with BAA's to research and resolve

May travel for business visits with brokers, RSMs

Background Profile

5 years' experience in a similar capacity in a food broker, food distribution, grocery or CPG environment.  

Experienced with Trade Promotions Planning

Able to travel up to 30%.

Excellent Communication Skills written and oral.

Able to teach and communicate effectively with brokers, Regional Sales managers, and all levels of the company across department as needed

Excellent analytical and problem-solving  skills, attention to detail

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Beverage Ingredients]]>

Our client is a leader in the industry providing quality food and beverage offerings to the North American Marketplace through quality, commitment, and superior customer service. They are looking to hire a National Sales Manager for their beverage segment. This newly created position will report to the Sr. Vice President of the Beverage Division of this growing company.

Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Develop and implement sales strategies for beverage ingredients

  • Manage the existing customer base and identify and approach new markets

  • Work with Purchasing Department and lead the bidding process by reviewing details to ensure commitments are achievable and secure supplier offers

  • Work with the Logistics Department to identify best shipping practices

  • Perform credit line checks for new customers

  • Attend trade shows

Background Profile:

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

  • 3+ years of experience selling ingredients in the food and beverage industry

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Benefits & Features:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability

  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy

  • Educational Assistance Program

  • Flexible Work Schedule

  • Many additional benefits

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[SW Regional Sales Manager - Ethnic Prepared Foods]]>


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 in key areas:

-  Collaboration to achieve effective promotional trade spending

-  Retail shelving conditions

-  Schematic objectives including new item execution

Utilize syndicated data to:

-  Analyze customer performance for effective promotional strategies

-  Work with sales team to compile effect customer presentations

Supports the customer sales team by communicating and collaborating on company:

-  Volume objectives

-  Trade spending guidelines

-  Customer deduction guidelines

-  Consumer marketing message

-  Customer sales proposition

Manages the region's financials:

-  Planning and execution of trade spend objectives

-  Achieving volume objectives

Background Profile

Bachelor's degree in Business Sales or related field

5+ years of retail grocery sales experience

Ethnic prepared foods experience a plus

Community Information

Work from home opportunity

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Fri, 02 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

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![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

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Plant Manager/ Food & Beverage/ Northeast U.S.]]>

Plant Manager - Northeast U.S. area

About the Company:

Our client, a dairy producer in the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Plant Manager for their Northeast U.S. facility.  This individual will oversee management of all areas of manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

About the Role:

  • Manage and direct plant operations for continuous improvement, production and maintenance

  • Assist senior staff in formulating and developing short and long term objectives, policies, programs and planning

  • Hire, develop, train and evaluate staff

  • Make recommendations and implementation changes to reduce cost and improve productivity

  • Maintain food quality and safety

Background Profile Desired:

  • BS degree in microbiology, food science or related field required

  • 10+ years in a plant management role

  • Black Belt certification or ability to obtain certification

  • Change Management experience

  • Problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership skills

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive base salary

  • Benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Advancement opportunities

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[National Sales Manager - Seafood]]>


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

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Purchasing Manager - Seafood]]>

Our client, a well-respected international distributor, is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their Purchasing team. This role is responsible for the international sourcing, negotiating and researching new supply sources.

About the Role

  • Identify and screen suppliers and alternative supply sources

  • Build strong relationships with vendors and suppliers

  • Obtain quotes from existing and new suppliers

  • Work with sales team to provide documentation on product details, offers, costing sheets, etc.

Background Profile

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Marketing or Finance is preferred.  

  • Equivalent training and experience also considered

  • 5-7 years of experience in international procurement and sourcing, Seafood products preferred

  • Current international sourcing relationships

  • Strong negotiation skills and strategic thinking is required

  • Self-starter with proven ability to work with cross functional teams

Benefits & Features

  • Occasional international travel

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Director Service/Training Product Dev., Food Ind.]]>

About the Company
- Global provider of third party services to the food industry
- Well established and respected

About the Role
- Strategically lead build out of service/training offerings based on market and customer demands
- Oversee product and service development from ideation through launch
- Work cross functionally within organization while coordinating with outside vendors when necessary
- Utilize market research and consumer insights to identify potential new product offerings
- Develop business case to support new projects
- Lead and mentor direct reports who provide project management assistance

About the Community
- Position will be based in your home office, preferably in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, or Denver, but potentially open to other locations

Background Profile
- Experience in a product development role focused on service related offerings within the food industry
- Experience leading projects utilizing a formal project management methodology, such as Stage Gate
- Experience with market research and consumer insights
- Ability to travel 10-20%

Benefits and Features
- Competitive base salary
- Bonus eligible
- 401 K
- Comprehensive benefits

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Regulatory Manager - Food & Beverage]]>

Global Food & Beverage Ingredients manufacturer and distributor located in Chicago.

Background profile:

- Bachelor's degree in technical field, including Toxicology, Quality, Food Science, Chemistry or related.  Master's degree a plus.

- 7+ years of experience in Regulatory / Quality field.

- 4+ years in Food, Flavors, or Ingredients industry.  International experience preferred.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Seattle]]>

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 40+ employees

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

  • Competitive salary

  • Two weeks of vacation plus major holidays

  • Insurance benefits are provided

  • Offers and encourages a work/life balance

Thu, 15 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.
: 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.

: 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.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Engineering Director]]>

Our client is a global leader in refrigerated food products.  Responsible for Plant Engineers, all capital projects, maintenance and manufacturing processes for several facilities.

About the Role

  • Manage all capital projects including designing production lines, new and existing equipment/infrastructure, new building construction

  • Manage maintenance and capital budgets to ensure competitive costs within the budget

  • Oversee Engineering Managers at several locations

  • Strong understanding of USDA/3A sanitary design principles, OSHA, EPA and all related regulations and best practices engineering principles

  • Travel up to 15%

Background Profile

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 7+ years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, Process or Project Engineer

  • Experience in USDA food manufacturing environment  

  • Strong leadership and visionary skills

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary + bonus structure

  • Full Benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sales Executive - Retail]]>

Job Description:
our client develops, manufactures, imports and manages a wide array of branded and private label products in the specialty food and beverage arena. We are seeking a professional salesperson to ambitiously expand revenue and profit growth.
Under general direction, this position develops and maintains key accounts and channels of trade to meet our client's sales goals, focuses on target markets and new product viability.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage, maintain and grow all sales channels, including key accounts & distributors.

  • Utilize and manage brokers as needed to best exploit and sell our product portfolio.

  • Participate in establishing accurate forecasts and sales budgets.

  • Create, design, implement and manage sales plans and promotional schedules for each channel of trade within budget parameters.

  • Create compelling sales presentations.

  • Create, implement and execute creative marketing plans to assist in establishing brand presence.

  • Meet or exceed sales projections, while staying on budget with both revenue and spending targets.

  • Search for new product opportunities while in the field.


  • Experience in food industry sales.

  • The ability to manage a strategic plan and deliver on plan objectives is imperative.

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to "think on one's feet."

  • Self- starter with an enthusiastic sales personality.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[National Account Manager - Center of the Store/Retailers]]>


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


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

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 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.

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

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.  

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Vice President of Marketing]]>

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The Vice President, Marketing will be focused on driving the day-to-day operations within the department, with a strong emphasis on strategic branding, community engagement, and driving store customer counts, development and execution of the weekly ad circular to millions of customers. Critical to this role is a focus on analytics, process and continuous improvement within the department.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

-Optimize all marketing activities

-Collaboratively help drive Marketing & Merchandising to share responsibility for developing and implementing innovative and best in class marketing plans for the business

-Create processes and systems across the department in order to gain efficiencies and effectiveness in the marketing organization

- Oversee and direct all aspects of media buying, including the negotiations, planning and implementation processes as well as all post-promotional analyses

-Explore and analyze new ideas, creative developments and media to gain alignment as to the marketing strategies

Experience desired:

-Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing is required; an MBA is a plus

-10 years or more of marketing experience in a customer-centric, high volume environment, with experience in retailing

-Experience in direct marketing, retail, and eCommerce required; experience in consumer goods and food service companies helpful

-Specific depth of experience in Digital marketing is required

-Experience managing a high volume of marketing projects of a high-speed retail environment

-Technical skills such as excel, Tableau and other BI tools is a plus

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

-Detail-oriented and operationally-focused

-Strong project planning, tracking & organizing skills

-Ability to perform deep quantitative analysis and modeling

-Working knowledge of the budget and tracking

Very good compensation package, benefits and relocation package

Travel - likely but limited regionally

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[VP of Strategic Planning / Frozen Foods Category]]>


Our client, a distributor of co-packed frozen/canned/dehydrated produce, is looking for a VP of Strategic Planning to add to their team. This person will be responsible for targeting retail grocery accounts to boost the overall presence in the grocery channel. This person will also be managing 3 individuals internationally.

Your Role with the Company

  • Identify the future global business opportunities for the company while managing the present business

  • Responsible for assisting the direction of the company's sales, marketing, manufacturing, and overall operations with the objective of increasing sales/market share and maximizing profit while ensuring safety and quality are not compromised

  • Work with President and Board of Directors to develop and implement annual operating plan and capital budget

  • Ensures adequate plans for the development of new business are in place

  • Present business plan(s) for review and approval by the Board and shareholders as appropriate Ongoing reporting to the Board to include but not limited to: providing regular financial reports with sales strategies, detailed analysis of new business opportunities for the company and accounts management reporting

  • Assess needs and opportunities for new products through research and feasibility analysis

  • Account Management of new and existing client base

  • Ensure detailed economic analysis of sales and costs are performed and that expenses are in line with approved budget

  • Manage P&L budget for business unit as required

  • Evaluate and determine appropriate strategies to grow the company's business, including establishing short and long terms objectives, setting strategic management goals, including the ongoing execution of systematic competitive analysis, proactive tactical market planning, and managing the company's relationship with clients, industry associations and vendors

  • Represent the company externally as a spokesperson at industry conferences and serve, as approved by the board, as company's voice to the public at large

  • Maintain constant contact with customers, vendors, regulatory personnel, and other business professionals

  • Establish appropriate reporting methods to ensure that staff carry out their respective duties

  • Maintain high employee morale and low turnover

  • Manage, coach and train leadership team to accomplish company goals and objectives

  • Ensure compliance with best manufacturing practices by developing and overseeing standard operating procedures throughout all aspects of business

Background Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or related field

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

  • 2+ years of food service knowledge, bulk/ industrial food sales experience

  • International experience a plus (Japan)

  • Experience managing other sales managers and product managers

  • Experience presenting sales forecasting vs actual activity

  • Progressive experience in leadership, administration, sales planning and execution of marketing/sales programs, with focus on brand positioning and business development

  • Demonstrates strong negotiation skills

  • Bi-lingual (Mandarin, Japanese, etc.) a plus

  • Ability to travel 15-20%

Community Information

Bellevue, WA

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[District Manager - Foodservice Management]]>

Our client, an international foodservice contract management company, is looking for a District Manager to oversee 9-12 locations in the southern US.  

About the Company

  • Uses state-of-the-art technology to bring quality and brand name products to each facility

  • Institutional customer management (schools, higher education, airlines, healthcare, etc.)

About the Role

  • Ability to lead a team in a high volume food production environment.  Strong training skills with an eye for quality and safety

  • Working with upper management on short and long term objectives and being 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

Background Profile

  • Management of multi-site locations is required

  • At least 5 years of experience in food service.  Contract management service is highly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

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

Benefits & Features

  • Company car

  • Work from home office with about 50% travel (higher initially) by car within region

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Manager of Asian Ethnic Retail Marketing]]>


Leader and manufacturer in refrigerated and frozen food products, committed to providing high quality, all natural wholesome foods.  


-         Create and provide marketing materials and reports for the team

-         Conduct marketing and business analysis, setting business direction

-         Work closely with sales and customers to determine product mix, placement, pricing along with promotion schedules and distribution, setting successful goals

-         Continually asses the competitive landscape, offer changes based on competition

Background Profile

-         10 years of experience in marketing, sales and customer service - with knowledge of Asian retail markets and culture, highly preferred

-         Bachelor's degree preferred

-         Must be bilingual in Korean with good communication and organizational skills

-         Able to provide leadership to team of 6 , knowledge of CRM systems

-         Knowledge of P&L's


-         Orange County, CA ( Brea, Fullerton CA area)

-         Beautiful weather all year long

-         Historical location rich in culture and activities

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Director of Grower Relationships and Purchasing]]>

About the Company
- Well established provider of a wide variety of fresh produce
- Known for superior service, industry knowledge, and high quality products
- Committed to food safety throughout supply chain

About the Role
- Hands on, Strategic Leader
- Responsible for purchasing produce, materials, and select supplies
- Develop multiple sources by commodity
- Grower centric focus, with ability to communicate market conditions to Sales department
- Work directly with Sales department to manage margins and pricing options
- Manage a team of Inside Sales and Purchasing professionals

About the Community
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin area
- Relocation Supported
- Cost of living below US average

Background Profile
- Experience working with growers to purchase fresh fruit and vegetable commodity products
- Solid understanding of market trends
- Strategic mindset, with ability to time purchases to take advantage of changes in prices, availability, and unusual market conditions
- Ability to manage gross margins and volumes
- Ability to travel up to 20%

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base salary and bonus program
- 401K with company match
- Short term disability
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision program

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Director of Marketing & Communications]]>

Director of Marketing & Communications - Food and Beverage

Fast growing and expanding international food & beverage ingredient company based in the Chicago suburbs

About the Role

  • With the mindset of an entrepreneur, develop the digital marketing strategy for promoting the company brand using digital and social media, trade shows, websites and press releases

  • Manage a small, experienced marketing team

  • Lead the team on researching and analyzing market data and trends to predict and adapt to any changes in the food, beverage, and fragrance industry

  • Work with key customers, Sales, and R&D to target new flavors and fragrances

  • Partner with Sales and R&D to provide materials for customer presentations

Background Profile

  • Strong background in all forms of digital marketing and creating presentations

  • Experience in engagement marketing software, CMS experience a plus

  • B.A. in Marketing/Business or related field, MBA is preferred

  • Experience in people management is preferred

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary + bonus

  • Full benefits

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Senior Principal Scientist - Ingredients]]>

Lead key projects as well as strategy and bench top development of new sweeteners platform.

Mentor and develop colleagues.

Background Profile:

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in new ingredient development

  • Technical expert in organic chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, enzymatic biotransformation, and/or separation science


  • Experience in the development of sweetener ingredients

  • Hands on experience in use of enzymes for chemical transformations

  • Track record of new product development and optimization based on optimizing structure-activity relationships

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[General Manager]]>

About the Company

  • Successful and rapidly growing beverage processor

  • Recognized as an industry leader in their category

  • Family-owned company

About the Role

  • The General Manager will oversee production, manufacturing and overall operations for a two shift plant with less than 100 employees and also involved in configuration of a recent start up facility in western US

  • Provide leadership while maintaining safety, quality, profitability and efficiency of manufacturing operations

  • Work directly with upper management on critical initiatives

Background Profile

  • 10 years of progressive management experience in a food or beverage manufacturing plant

  • Experience needed in business management, product concept, corporate image creation and strategic planning

  • 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

  • Implementation experience of a new ERP system is a plus

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![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


  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relocation assistance available

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[HR Generalist - Michigan]]>

HR Generalist - Michigan

About the Company
- Successful, rapidly growing food/beverage manufacturer
- Recognized as an industry leader in their category
- Family-owned, entrepreneurial company

About the Role
- Administer employment (hiring and firing)

- Work with external HR consultant(s) to administer employee benefits, employment law, and policies in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations

- Assist Management in development and updates to employee handbook

- Lead employee relations and corporate employee appreciation events, etc. to create a great place to work

About the Community
- Grand Rapids, Holland Michigan area
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- 2-3 years experience in a HR Generalist role in a manufacturing environment
- Strong team building skills for employee relations and building a great culture to work in
- Recruitment skills

-VERY strong interpersonal skills

- Experience working for a family-owned business a plus

Benefits and Features
- Competitive compensation
- 401 K with match
- Insurance/medical benefits

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Quality Manager]]>

Our client, a premier provider of processing and packaging solutions to the food & beverage industry, is looking to hire a Quality Manager for their Knoxville, TN area facility.  This individual will lead quality management with the plant leadership team to deliver products that meet and exceed customer and plant/corporate standards.

Job Functions:

  • Manage the plant quality management system and food safety policies/procedures

  • Drive continuous improvement efforts

  • Lead the external customer audits, certifications, and any related quality/food safety visits

  • Focus on continuous improvement, and tracking plant quality metrics

  • Monitor HACCP, ISO, and food safety procedures

Required Background:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Food Science or related degree

  • 5+ years of quality management experience including demonstrated leadership skills

  • Experience implementing and managing food safety policies/procedures

  • FMEA and CCP highly preferred

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification highly preferred

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[President - Food Processing & Distribution]]>

About the Company
- Vertically integrated food processor and distributor
- Well established, privately owned company
- Known for high quality products

About the Role
- Develop and execute long range goals, strategies, and plans
- Ensure daily operations adequately managed and staffed
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement

About the Community
- Western Michigan
- Low cost of living
- Beautiful area with lakes and surrounding national forest
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Executive level experience with P&L oversight
- Experience with perishable or frozen food items
- Experience with ERP systems
- Lean manufacturing/six sigma background

Benefits and Features
- Salary range $140,000 to $180,000
- Bonus plan
- Company paid long and short term disability
- Company paid life insurance
- Attractive health insurance
- Company paid dental and vision insurance
- 401K with company match

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Production Manager - Food and Beverage]]>

Production Manager - Food and Beverage

About the Company

Our client is a well-established food/beverage processor in South Carolina. Recent state of the art improvements to plant processing equipment and facility / production line expansion.

About the Role

  • Looking for a strong leader to drive excellent performance, be a strategic thinker, and oversee an established team

  • Develop annual operating plan for production

  • Responsible for profit and loss on production

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations

  • Ability to work flexible hours

About the Community

  • Small community, located near a college town

  • An hour and 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach

  • An hour and a half from Charlotte

Background Profile

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a high speed manufacturing environment, preferably CPG

  • Minimum of 2 years of management/supervisory experience

Benefits & Features

  • $70K - $75K base salary

  • Full benefits

  • Limited relocation assistance may be provided

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Sales Executive, US]]>

Our client is a growing supplier of equipment to beverage processors that improves the onsite treatment of wastewater.  This leads to significant savings and improved environmental operations.  They are currently looking to hire a Sales Lead located on the West Coast.

Job Functions:

  • Drive sales growth across the product line for wastewater treatment

  • Collaborate with internal and external groups to build capabilities

  • Network with channel partners, potential customers, and influencers at industry events and meetings

  • Participate in internal sales meetings

  • Accurate sales forecasting

  • Manage an effective workload

  • Domestic and international travel

Required Background:

  • Understanding of the food and beverage industry

  • 3+ years of experience in industrial sales (food and beverage ideal)

  • Experience with wastewater treatment

  • High level of negotiation and communication skills

  • Strong ability to prepare written reports and presentations

  • Ability to negotiate deal structures and contracts

  • Proven business development ability B2B and B2C

  • Bachelors degree highly preferred

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Produce Buyer]]>


Our client, a regional grocery chain in southern California has a new opening for a Produce Buyer to add to their team. This person will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring produce products for their regional stores.

Your role with the Company

-Maintain inventory and gross margin levels

-Negotiate contracts, terms, prices with suppliers

-Analyze price trends and assess their impact on future activities

-Reviews costs to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost while meeting quality standards, reliability of source, deliveries and urgency of need

-Interact as a team with sales, warehousing and distribution

-Attend store and buyers meetings to coordinate promotions

Background Profile

-BA/BS Degree preferred

-10+ years of Purchasing experience preferred in a wholesale environment

-Excellent knowledge of a variety of produce;

-Understanding of regulatory requirements (Prop 65, FDA, USDA)

-Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

-Excellent negotiation, listening, and verbal communication along with excellent writing and

computer skills

-Bilingual Spanish a plus

Community Information

Los Angeles, CA area.

Benefits & Features

-Attractive salary / Bonus

-Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

-Medical / Dental / Vision

-Great work life balance

-Relocation Available

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Plant Manager]]>

About the Company

  • Successful and rapidly growing beverage processor

  • Recognized as an industry leader in their category

  • Family-owned company

About the Role

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

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

  • Work directly with upper management on critical initiatives

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

Background Profile

  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a production environment with a manufacturing company in coffee roasting and packaging

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

  • Must have experience in high-speed / volume packaging (not a small boutique roaster)

  • Use of ERP system (implementation experience a plus)

Benefits & Features

  • Competitive salary

  • Full benefits

  • Relocation assistance provided

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[Production/Plant Maintenance Manager]]>

Our client, an established Milwaukee manufacturing company is looking to hire a Production Manager to maintain all equipment and oversee daily production.

Job Functions:

  • Maintain and repair industrial equipment including conveyor systems

  • Manage daily operations/output

  • Maintain electrical motors and systems troubleshooting

  • Scheduling inbound and outbound logistics

  • Develop and maintain key vendor relationships

Required Background:

  • 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing/processing environment

  • Strong background in machinery repair and maintenance

  • Experience with electrical systems/motors

  • Knowledge/experience working with OSHA requirements


  • Base salary plus performance bonus

  • Profit sharing

  • Medical insurance

  • Paid vacation

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 0
<![CDATA[1st Shift Food Sanitation Manager]]>

Our client is a premiere food processing company with multiple divisions, recently celebrated their 50th year anniversary, family owned and nationally recognized.  They are creating a new position interested in hiring a 1st shift Sanitation Manager for their new state of the art manufacturing facility!

Your role with Company:

- Provide leadership to sanitation crew, assuring compliance in/work closely with  safety, environmental and food safety

- Manages cleaning crew

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

- Train team on SSOP's

- Knowledgeable of food manufacturing equipment

- Purchasing for department

- Work with outside vendors

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

Background Profile:

- 3+ years of supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment

- 3+ years of sanitation experience in food manufacturing

- Knowledgeable of chemicals, cleaning systems and manufacturing equipment

- Hands on management

Community Information:

West Central Minnesota - Detroit Lakes area

Thriving community to raise a family with an abundant amount of outdoor activities, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, golf etc.

Many attractive amenities, restaurants and nearby schools

Benefits & Features:

Attractive salary

401K/Profit sharing

Paid holidays & vacation


Life/Disability Insurance

Relocation assistance

And more!

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Maintenance Manager - Food]]>

You will be responsible for directing and leading the Maintenance Department and making sure procedures and standards are maintained. Implementing process improvements and reducing plant costs while adhering to codes and regulations are first and foremost.

Responsibilities include:

- Maintain and repair all mechanical equipment

- Maintain and repair all heating and cooling systems

- Perform tasks in electrical, ventilation and roofing

- Inspect building and equipment for needed repair / maintenance

- Perform all proactive preventive maintenance as scheduled

- Identify conditions needing major repair and recommend corrective action

- Available for ON CALL duty on nights and weekends to address emergencies

- Manage facility maintenance budget

- Develop and manage capital projects

- Be able to wire and troubleshoot power and control circuits

- Evaluate downtime situations for root cause and suggest/implement improvements


-Bachelor's degree

-5 to 7 years' experience working in a seasonal packaging and/or manufacturing equipment

-Knowledge of procedures for welding operations, tool and die manufacture, machine shop operations, maintenance mechanical work, pipe fitting

-Extensive knowledge of maintenance techniques and repair procedures on general types of industrial equipment such as pumps, compressors, electric motors, fans, conveyor belts, air conditioning equipment, etc.

-Design and drafting skills for structural steel, piping, general fabrication and layout of equipment

-Knowledge of construction techniques

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0
<![CDATA[Cheese Plant Manager]]>

About the Company
- Industry leader in their category
- Producer of high quality cheese products
- Successful company - well known and respected

Your Role
- Provide management oversight for production facility on a typical M-F work week
- Develop, monitor, and oversee operating budgets
- Drives company focus, manages positive culture promoting solid work ethic and an environment of trust and respect
- Designs strategies, and processes to support growth and profitability
- Develop and lead with a sense of urgency
- Provide leadership that coaches, mentors, motivates and develops staff
- Develop appropriate training and development programs for team

About the Community
- Los Angeles, CA
- Conveniently located relative to recreation and big city amenities
- Relocation supported

Background Profile
- Bachelor's degree, Food Science preferred or similar field
- 10+ years of cheese related plant/management experience, able to communicate in Spanish a plus
- Strong leadership and team building experience to implement new ideas and change
- preferred experience in continual process improvement

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base and bonus
- offering typical benefits

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 0