Rich Products Corporation Culinary Manager (Woodbridge, Ontario) Job in Woodbridge, Canada

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy. Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Culinary Manager will provide culinary leadership, innovation, and support to their assigned account sin the Food Service, In-Store Bakery, Industrial industry.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

Support FSD & ISB strategic plan objectives:

  • Support channel strategy in partnership with sales teams

  • Execute in partnership with sales team Market plan objectives

  • Be a first adopter and expert of all New Product Development (NPD)

Product portfolio expertise and training:

  • Establish best practices demonstrating portfolio advantages

  • Setting level plan for sales team training - products

  • Commitment to ongoing education and personal enrichment

  • Local Culinary association(s) participation and networking

  • Expert at Back of House (BOH) systems and best practices

  • Expert at menu design and management (sufficient to consult with operator business)

Base business solidification and growth:

  • Exceed growth of base business channel as indicated in the market plan

  • Extend tangible “Rich Experience” value to customer base

  • Drive culinary innovation to expand current/existing portfolio

Sales prospecting and white space imperatives:

  • Animate portfolio potential to prospective customers as indicated in the sales market plan

  • Penetrate new markets and segments

  • Consider bundling with other Rich’s assets and B2B opportunities when building menu solutions

Sales leader and team support:

  • Support sales team as primary culinary experts in customer Ideations and professional product presentations.

  • Provide exceptional product sampling and demonstration support at all planned trade shows and industry events.

  • Plan, develop and provide training on targeted products for National and Regional accounts in the Food Service and In-Store Bakery industry.

  • Educate and train sales teams on all leverageable portfolio Features and Benefits

  • Work with sales teams driving portfolio solution diagnostics with target customers

  • Drive “The Rich Experience” to targeted operator base

  • Support FSD and ISB target specialty segments

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Formal Culinary degree or culinary credentials

  • Strong understanding of culinary arts

  • Strong understanding of menu application and concepts

  • Recognizes and implements industry tends

  • Understands product development processes at MFG level

  • Minimum (3) years experience in Food Industry

  • Solid written and verbal communications skills to include strong presentation skills

  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Develop expert understanding of portfolio

  • Chef experience / Kitchen manager preferred.

  • Exceptionally self-disciplined and organized

  • Out of Province travel approximately 65% annually.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs (i.e.; product samples cases, etc.)

  • Ability to stand for 6 or more hours during the work day (i.e.; trade shows, product demonstrations, etc.)

  • Ability to travel up to 75%

Rich Products Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Rich Products Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Date: Mon, 21 11 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Location: Woodbridge,CAN

Company: Rich Products Corporation

Job ID: 7261