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 FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

Food Technologist
The Food Technologist works with others to develop new products and improve existing products designed to meet the needs of consumers and customers. He/she will have a strong basic understanding of ingredient functionality and have the ability to formulate new products based on that knowledge. This person understands and highlights the cause and effect of product/ingredient/process changes and identifies effective solutions. He/she will conduct pilot plant testing, evaluation, troubleshooting, and cost reduction feasibility testing to assure continued cost, quality and marketplace competitiveness. He/she will work toward reducing variability and ensuring reproducibility of high-quality, high-value products.

This position requires:

• Four-year college degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Cereal Chemistry, Food Engineering, or related field.
• 3+ years of related experience (R&D) in a food manufacturing environment.
• Related experience in dry mix product development preferred.

FOODSERVICE BUSINESS MANAGER

Supports the steady growth of the Company’s Foodservice business to ensure the maximization of volume and profit for the Company. The Foodservice Sales Regional Business Manager will work closely with others at Chelsea Milling Company to identify, pursue, and grow emerging Food Service distribution opportunities. Strong relationship-building skills are imperative for this position. This person should bring an understanding of the different Foodservice distribution segments, and the unique market dynamics and decision-making criteria of each of those segments.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The minimum qualifications for this position include:
• BA/BS degree in Business, Marketing, a related field or equivalent business experience required
• Minimum of 8 – 10 years progressive sales experience, to include account management.
• A proven track record of new account development.
• Must have a strong base in development and maintenance of customer relations.
• Must demonstrate the ability to prepare and articulate customized sales presentations with strong value proposition to key chain customers.
• The ability to communicate and interact with senior level customers.
• Must be capable of effectively interpreting and using multiple information sources to develop strategy and tactics.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and applications. (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Must have experience with trade management systems; proven fiscal responsibility
• Exceptional organizational, communication, and time management skills
• Local and National travel up to 60% of the time.

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

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