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CARDINAL MEAT SPECIALISTS IS A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR 50 YEARS, SPECIALIZING IN GROUND AND FULLY COOKED MEAT PRODUCTS.  TENETS OF INNOVATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH CUSTOMERS, HAVE LED TO NUMEROUS FIRSTS IN THE MEAT INDUSTRY IN THE AREAS OF FOOD SAFETY, FORMING AND TECHNOLOGY DESIGN IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET. OUR FOCUS ON QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY CANADA'S PREMIER RESTAURANTS, GROCERY AND RETAIL CHAINS, AND INDEPENDENT OPERATORS. CARDINAL MEATS IS TRULY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A POSITIVE AND REWARDING WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ITS EMPLOYEES WITH TRAINING, RECOGNITION, AND SPECIAL EVENTS.



NEW POSITION - Segment Lead

The role of Segment Lead is a newly created role to manage Cardinal’s growth across common Protein Production Platforms with dedicated cross functional subject matter experts. The purpose of the role is to maximize capacity utilization, optimized to allow our Customers to win with branded Cardinal products and/or Customer Private Label products with their target shoppers or guests.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES
The role of the Segment Lead is to fuel growth and profitability thru product innovation, increasing consumer awareness and loyalty across our brands. At a high, strategic level, the mandate would be to:

  •  Identify and exploit growth opportunities across categories within the Segment’s Production Platform in collaboration with each of the customer teams

  • Develop in-depth understanding of current and future consumer/guest, customer/ food service needs and desires to fuel the innovation pipeline

  • Manage the critical paths to implement the innovation pipeline by leading and collaborating with cross functional subject matter experts, of whom some are fully or partially dedicated

  • Create and develop 0 to 3 year out plans with metrics on the basis of tonnage (lbs) and contribution (P&L) which maximize the segment’s platform capacity across core customers and markets

  • Effectively leverage scale in marketing and consumer research with consistent metrics, common processes and a motivated partner network (via Marketing Services)

  • Effectively communicate marketing insights and best practices across other functions and segments (via Marketing Services)

Ensure the company has a healthy portfolio of compelling, differentiated and competitive brands. Marketing would be accountable to define and “own” Branding, Logos, Packaging and Brand Standards for the company’s brands (via Marketing Services)


IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
Functional Requirements:

  • 7 years of Marketing experience with multi category responsibility

  • Innovation Experience: experienced in mining data for insights, framing up opportunities and collaborating cross functionally to bring product news to market, managing risk to a acceptable level using a stage gate process

  • CPG Trained: experienced with Branding, Portfolio Management, Packaging Design

  • Food: Ideally has Food & Beverage/Restaurant experience.

  • Having had a cross functional assignment outside of Marketing would be a plus as would be an experience where the candidate managed significant change

  • University degree – ideally in Marketing or Business Administration

 Ability to interact with all levels of co-workers, management and external contacts


Additional:
The ideal candidate will:

  • Live our Core Values everyday

  • Report to the Business Development Office


TO APPLY
Please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@cardinalmeats.com
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

NEW POSITION - Customer Service Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Seeking an experienced Customer Service Supervisor to manage Customer Service and Order Processing to support the company’s goals and growth.


SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Customer Service and Order Processing Management

  • Customer service processes and practices

  • Customer Service KPI’s

  • Sales reports

  • Manage Sales & Marketing Special Projects

  • CSB Customer Data Base Accuracy

  • ECC Net Program Management

  • Manage Shortage Prevention Process

  • Customer Health Checks

  • AR Deduction Verification Authorization

  • PMP processes and practices

  • Cross training Staff Members

  • Cross Training Within Sales Department

  • Trains backup support for coverages during incumbent’s planned and unplanned absences

    o Order Processing Coordinator – AR deductions verification, returns and transfers

    o Operations Controller – Customer Services KPIs

  • Continuous improvement in company policies and procedures

  • Coverage for planned and unplanned absences which could compromise our policies, procedures and programs

    o Order Processing Coordinator functions, including US export documentation

    Act within the company philosophy

     

     IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 years’ supervisory experience

  • Post secondary education in a business related field or 1-2 years experience in a customer service related role.

  • Prior experience working with EDI order systems.

  • General knowledge of retail and food service industries.

  • Experience in an accounting-related field.

  • Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Bilingualism an asset.

  • Proven ability to take initiative and manage changing priorities.

TO APPLY
Please send detailed resume to careers@cardinalmeats.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

NEW POSITION - Junior Buyer/Planner

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, this position is responsible for efficient and best cost sourcing of materials (packaging, spice, sauce, meat and sundries), negotiating contracts, planning and obtaining the highest level of product quality and competitive pricing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyzes inventory to ensure proper stock levels and lead times are established and monitored to achieve service objectives. Monitor material usage to ensure availability for production.

  • Issues purchase orders, forecast and delivery plans to suppliers

  • Ensures on-time delivery of material and expedites material as requested

  • Proactively identifies potential supply chain disruptions and resolves discrepancies

  • Ensures efficiency of order fulfillment

  • Supports and acts as the backup for the Expeditor in daily activities

  • Work with Scheduling within the ERP system

  • Negotiates Supply Contracts for materials and services Accountable for managing annual buys for Ingredients and Packaging

  • Work with the Sales and Operations teams (expeditors) at both facilities to ensure the planned supplies for the short and long term schedule

  • Identify and implement Cost Saving Opportunities

  • SQF and HACCP accountabilities

  • Accountable for seeking continuous improvement to our programs and procedures

  • Accountable for ensuring there is coverage for planned and unplanned absences which could compromise our policies, procedures and programs

  • The duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative but not all inclusive


    SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education – Business, Supply Chain or related field.

  • Additional Supply Chain certification preferred

  • 2+ years relevant Buying and Planning experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Must have excellent Interpersonal Skills to work in a fast paced team environment with a high sense of urgency

  • Experience with an ERP System required, proficient in MS Office

  • Comprehends impact of business decisions based on industry knowledge of raw materials, packaging and finished goods

  • Proficient communications, interpersonal and organizational skills

TO APPLY
Please send detailed resume to careers@cardinalmeats.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.