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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 - Controller

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to the CFO, this position is responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of all aspects of the Accounting Department, internal control systems and Payroll.

RESPONSIBILITIES


• Leads, evaluates, integrates and supports process improvements, including consideration of the accounting and PO systems, in the end-to-end operating and capital expenditure cycle.

• Oversees day-to-day function of the Finance Department, including A/R, A/P, Payroll, general ledger, fixed asset management, term debt status, creditor notes, contribution margins, reporting system, system for control and reporting of accruals, promotions, marketing expenses, freight expenses, working capital forecast model.

• Implements and maintains documentation of the process flows with respect to all related procedures and systems

• Monitors and provides advice to management to minimize risk resulting from poor financial process/system controls

• Monthly reporting including cash flow forecast, profit and loss statement, statement of changes of financial position, balance sheet, commissions report, bank reconciliation report, inventory reconciliation report

• Prepares financial reports required by senior management and government agencies

• Mentors and ensures successful training, development, hiring and leadership of staff

• Develops accounting and control policies, procedures, guidelines and standards

• Provides advice and guidance on accounting matters relating to financial systems, record keeping, and analysis and reporting

• Oversees capital accounting policies and procedures

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:


• Financials
     o All general accounting functions procedures & controls within operating limits
     o Security over company assets, cash, inventories, receivables, equipment, financial data
     o Year-end audit
     o Reporting of Bank & creditor requirements, bank covenants & compliance with all financial government filings & regulations

• Departmental Profiles/PMP reviews

• Development and training of staff

• Trains backup support for coverages during incumbent’s planned and unplanned absences
     o Operations Controller: Reporting of Bank & creditor requirements, bank covenants & compliance with all financial government filings & regulations
     o CFO: Cash disbursement procedures

• Continuous improvement in company policies and procedures

• Coverage for planned and unplanned absences which could compromise our policies, procedures and programs
     o Operations Controller: Develops Plant Production Statistics, trend analysis, Plant Cost Statistics, Labour Statistics, variance analysis,
        performance statistics and related reporting
     o Manager-Credits and Collections: Credit procedures, terms and conditions, practices
     o Reference checks
     o Sub-ledger of customer accounts (including daily posting of sales and cash receipts)
     o Payroll Administrator: Payroll and benefits administration, New hire enrollments, Employee personnel files, payroll journal entries,
        payroll account reconciliations

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in business, commerce or finance

  • Professional accounting designation -- CA, CGA, CMA

  • 5+ years financial analysis, budgeting and strategic planning experience

  • Demonstrated sense of urgency in completing tasks

  • Experience with an ERP System

  • Experience and knowledge in documenting, establishing and maintaining sound financial internal controls

  • Experience and knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting and similar financial analysis

  • Experience managing an Accounting Department

  • Knowledge of Provincial financial regulations

  • Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • 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.