Blending Category Manager
Date: February 1, 2019
Our Oakville facility specializes in the development, commercialization and production of high quality and functional food ingredient dry blends, sold across a variety of market segments.
The Blending Category Manager role at Quadra’s manufacturing facility is a blend of “marketing” and “procurement” functions and includes the following responsibilities:
- Responsible for the ongoing market development and sustained profitable growth of the blending business.
- Central role in working very closely with the company’s salesforce and the Blending Support team, to ensure that customer requirements are met and exceeded, while being commercially responsible.
- Internal champion of the blending business.
- Responsible, with the support of the Blending Support team, to ensure that appropriate inventory levels of raw materials and finished blends are in place.
- Build strong ties and relationships with the salesforce on the basis of trust, credibility and collaboration.
- Directly responsible for the negotiation and contracting of select key ingredients.
- Over time, become the market expert within the product category.
- Directly manage the members of the Blending Support team, providing support, guidance and coaching.
Oversee the procurement of general raw materials, scheduling of the blends, as well as costing/pricing.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years previous experience in food ingredient product management (Business to Business)
- Proven experience analyzing markets and developing marketing plans
- Minimum 5 years previous experience as a sales professional is an asset
- Commercial experience within a manufacturing business
- Post-secondary education in Food Science or Business-Related field
- Proven business acumen
- A willingness to travel overnight, up to 30% of the time
- Proven advanced computer skills
- Accustom to a fast-paced environment
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to manage and influence others
Quadra is a Platinum member of the Best Managed Companies in Canada and provides a competitive benefits package, including incentive and pension plans, a company vehicle, etc.
Subject: Blending Category Manager
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