Current Search Assignments

REGIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER (field sales) – Dry Grocery Manufacturer

This field sales opportunity requires an extensive history of working with and managing retail grocery food brokers and calling on retail grocery headquarters.  Food broker management is the key.  Ideal candidate will have a history of working for a dry grocery manufacturer.  Work from home office – significant travel (4 days per week).  Long-term opportunity with a successful, well respected company.

R&D MANAGER

There are 2 components to this job.
1) contributing extensive baking mix formulation technical expertise – this is a HANDS-ON POSITION.
2) coordination of the R&D Department – collaborates with others in providing overall leadership for all product development and improvements.
This person will be a key member of a small team involved in product development and improvement. Retail grocery is a large part of this job, but another major part of this exciting career opportunity will be working on and contributing to the company’s continued movement into food service and institutional markets. Job requires 10+ years of related experience in dry food product development.

This is a long-term opportunity with a profitable, growing, people-oriented, privately-held company. Relocation assistance is provided.
collaborates on product development/improvement – leveraging emerging science/technology in order to meet growth/quality/cost

BUSINESS (SALES) ANALYST

The Business (Sales) Analyst is an information, Grocery, Foodservice and Institutional expert. Provides analytical support, business reviews, and business development recommendations to profitably grow our Retail, Foodservice and Institutional volume, share and brand equity with strategic customers. For Retail, interprets customer and category information in such a way that will allow the Company to identify and understand national and market trends, consumer purchasing dynamics, customer business results and opportunities for growth. For the Foodservice / Institutional channels, will help identify Segment and Customer opportunities for our products as well as provide information on our competition.

This person will be familiar with methods of mining data from customer and in-house data sources, and will efficiently and accurately present data to help guide short-term and long-term planning in actionable form for others. Much data is available, but narrowing the amount of information shared with Company personnel will be crucial if recipients are expected to process and use it effectively. The person in this position must understand the relationship and relevance of data to the Grocery and Foodservice industry and the company Foodservice selling process.

Requires a combination of university-level degrees and/or career experiences equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Market Analysis, or other related field.
Must have extensive knowledge of the Grocery industry as well as major Grocery, Dollar and Mass customers.
Must have proven knowledge of category management methods including using IRI and Nielsen data, fact based selling, analytical skills, computer proficiency, and experience with merchandising planning.
Must have advanced skills in Excel including Pivot Tables and some formulas. Advanced skill in PowerPoint is also needed.
Should have familiarity with other customer-unique database systems.
Experience using the Internet to find useful information on Foodservice / Institutional bids and other information.

FOOD SAFETY & AUDIT MANAGER

This person will be responsible for leading and managing the Food Safety program at Chelsea Milling Company. This position involves conduction audits of vendors and suppliers to verify compliance with company requirements and expectations. He/she will verify that the food safety program is comprehensive, and make changes as required, and promote food safety awareness and a culture of commitment to food safety. Responsibilities include providing guidance of the FSSC 22000 standards and FSMA regulations, reviewing 3rd party audit reports (i.e. GFSI), conduction Food Safety Training, and managing the internal Food Safety Audit Program. Requires extensive experience performing external (vendor and supplier) audits.

OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

This person will act as a focal point on 2nd shift to explain and support the company’s values, principles and ideals. The OSS Rep will ensure that communication, behaviors, and decisions are consistent with company values, culture, behavior standards and policies/procedures. He/she will collaborate with management to ensure good communication and consistency. This position will serve all operations employees as a resource providing information, training, and problem analysis/resolution in support of daily manufacturing and distribution activities. He/she will respond to leadership and employee requests for information, research and analyze employee-related problems, act as a confidential coach/counselor/mentor, and assess the need for/develop/edit/coordinate/lead education programs.

The right person for this exciting career opportunity will have a Human Resources background, and be a consummate communicator/facilitator and a patient/compassionate mediator. Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources is preferred. He/she will need strong skills in influencing individuals/groups, as well as excellent written communication skills. Strong organization skills and a very high energy level are also required. The right person will need to be a strong listener.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES – PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO – TOM PARR @ tparr@hollandsearch.com

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