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Associate Commercialization Manager

Location: 

Arlington, TN, US, 38002

Req ID:  25681
Segment:  Operations

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Do you thrive on new and exciting projects?  Are you highly organized and a strong communicator?

Do you love working in a fast paced environment where innovations are being brought to life?  

Lastly, but most importantly...do you love food?

If you are nodding your head, this may be your next role...

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Serves as a member of the plant’s Steering Team and works with team to provide a safe and efficient operation of the plant within the guidelines established by Rich Products and all governmental laws and regulations to include all food safety programs and auditing processes
  • Acts as a point of contact for Operations, Quality, Engineering and R&D 
  • Participates in weekly New Product Development and PMP project team meetings as assigned
  • Works with Plant Manager to coordinate overall resource supply and demand for projects
  • Communicates project updates to plant team on a weekly basis; seeks input and assistance from plant Operations, QA, Maintenance and Engineering as needed
  • Coordinates pre-trial plant work for Tier 1 projects including systems work (Optiva, QAD, SCADA, SAP), scheduling, materials acquisition, Associate support and internal pre-trial meetings
  • Coordinates plant trial execution for projects, including plant trial supervision, internal resource support, data collection, process capability analyses, sample collection and product disposition
  • Coordinates post-trial plant work for projects, including systems work (Optiva, QAD, SCADA, SAP), development of SOP’s, Associate training and tracking/report-out of financials
  • Supports and organizes project work as required, up to plant trial scheduling/coordination
  • Participates in weekly Project Discussion meetings
  • Assists with trial work at other Non-Dairy facilities as needed
  • Shares responsible for driving Continuous Improvement projects (Lean, Process Improvement Teams, Associate Technical Training, etc.) within the plant as they contribute to the achievement of plant metrics
  • Prepare and communicate post trial reports that cover the trials to Plant Personnel, Global Procurement, Marketing, R & D, and other groups at the Corporate Level
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Solid understanding of a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment and CMMS.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and Associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield). 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Proficient using MS Office, some MRP(QAD) software and ERP(SAP) for communication, calculation and presentation.  SCADA, CMMS, and MMI understanding and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in TQM and Associate Involvement programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in Project Management procedures.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written; High volume of phone calls, conference calls, face-to-face meeting, e-mail, etc will be required.

 

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Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

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