Senior Category Manager / Packaging Solutions (Arkansas or Relocation) – Food Processing (Primarily Meat)


(This is a candidate, not a position)
Highly driven, performance-focused professional with experience leading teams, high-level negotiations, and supplier relationship management in the meat processing Industry.  Attained peak results delivering high-level customer satisfaction and exceeding financial expectations.  Versatile procurement executive with broad category management experience including packaging, food ingredients, chemicals, MRO, plastics, steel, and capital equipment sourcing.  A hands-on Leader who motivates, trains, and provides guidance to teams to ensure consistent global results well beyond expectations.

Candidate Highlights:
•    Managed Procurement Team for 8 Meat Processing and Distribution Facilities.
•    Increased sales and profit margins in our sliced meats business through partnership with Cargill’s top customers and key Suppliers to create an innovative go-to-market packaging solution.
•    Sourcing of Packaging, Food Ingredients, Capital Equipment, Chemicals, and MRO.
•    Created Collaborative Environment through teamwork to leverage, develop and implement Preferred Supplier Agreements.
•    Leveraged Supplier Performance by directing Supplier Recognition Program based upon Customer Innovations, High Performance, and Exceptional Service.

Education: Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management
Location: This candidate resides in AR but is open to relocation depending the state


Contact The Recruiter


Rob Navarro

Rob has 17 years of agency recruiting experience. He joined the Kinsa Group in 2012, where he has thrived as a search recruiter, developing relationships with clients and candidates across the food processing industry on a national scale. With nearly 26 thousand food & beverage connections, Rob has developed a network of Operations, Sales, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, and more to serve the needs of clients in all categories of food processing including: meat/poultry, beverage, bakery, ingredients, snacks, confectionery, to just name a few.

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