Senior Category Manager / Packaging Solutions (Arkansas – Open to Relo) – 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 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 14 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 9 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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