DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain
REPORTS TO: Director, Assembly & Operations
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Hickory Farms, Inc. is a mission and values driven enterprise and is one of North America’s leading specialty food and gift purveyors. The Company was founded in 1951 in the pastoral farm country of Northwest Ohio. Hickory Farms products are a hallmark gift for those who appreciate rich and savory foods. Based in Toledo, OH Hickory Farms brings the best of Midwest values to consumers in North America and the U.S. Armed Forces all over the world. Customers can find Hickory Farms’ savory sausages, favorite cheeses and other gourmet foods online, in catalogs, in leading mass merchants, supermarkets and approximately 750 retail shopping centers throughout the holiday season.
QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Hickory Farms believes customer satisfaction and quality are key value drivers which have enabled it to earn EBITDA margins well ahead of the industry. In 2011 its reformulated Signature Summer Sausage earned the Gold Medal from The American Masters of Taste for product Superiority. In 2014, Hickory Farms’ Holiday Market locations received a consumer satisfaction index of 90 from Foresee Results, putting the Company at the Vanguard of the nation’s leading retailers.
The Product Manager is responsible for developing and implementing an effective product strategy to include ensuring in-demand products are developed and sourced at competitive costs, then priced and forecasted appropriately to achieve the organization’s gross margin and sales objectives. Additionally responsible for ensuring forecasted units are in-stock during required fiscal periods and all products achieve brand requirements and quality standards.
Reports to: Director, Product Management
Internal Relationships: Marketing, Supply Chain and Assembly, Retail, Direct Response, Wholesale, Finance
CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS
Focus on growth and results-oriented. The successful candidate has demonstrated personal accountability for delivering stability to an organization while building efficient, “best-of-class” support teams. They will possess a “pioneer” mentality and are willing to wear multiple hats to get results.
Outstanding communications skills. The successful candidate will interact with both frequent and focused dialogue with all members of the senior leadership team; enjoy strong negotiating skills; and be open and candid with peers, subordinates and partners.
A high-energy, team-oriented leader. The successful candidate will have a passion for leading a highly professional team and will instill a strong sense of team spirit with peers and subordinates. This person will lead by example and instill confidence in his/ her staff. We aspire to find an executive with a “fire in the belly” who enjoys rolling up his/ her sleeves, leading from the frontlines, while working in a team-centric environment.
Interested candidates please submit cover letter with salary requirements to:
Resumes may be faxed or e-mailed (as Microsoft Word or PDF attachment)
Hickory Farms, Inc.
Human Resource Dept.