We are dedicated to providing our employees the tools they need for long-term growth and success. As a result, our employees demonstrate tremendous loyalty to our company and to our mission of delivering consistently high levels of service to our customers.

Because of our employee loyalty, nearly all of our job openings are for new positions, based on the growth of our company.

International Food Products seeks and values employees of all backgrounds. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

International Food Products is part of The International Companies’ group of privately owned companies. Visit The International Companies to learn about opportunities at our sister companies or apply now.

 

Available Positions

Category Buyer, Oils, PFP Starch
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EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-exempt
FACILITY:   Fenton
REPORTS TO: Category Manager, Oils, Starch, Liquid Sweeteners

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The International Companies is comprised of three unique operating groups: a feed ingredient manufacturing firm, a value added food ingredient system manufacturer, and a food ingredient trading/distribution firm. The acquisition of raw materials for each of these businesses plays a critical strategic role in the growth, competitiveness and profitability of each group. The category buyer role is designed to facilitate the cost competitive, reliability, and quality driven requirements for specific distributed and consumed raw materials.

 

International Ingredient Corporation: IIC competes for raw materials. Access to scarce raw materials is central to IIC’s growth opportunities and profitability.  As such, IIC has developed relationships, strategies, and provides service to potential vendors that bring scarce raw materials under management.

 

International Food Products: IFP is a complex trading, distribution and value added manufacturer of food ingredients and systems selling food ingredients and fine chemicals in a highly competitive marketplace. For IFP’s largest and growing product categories; Sugar, Oils, Flour, Corn Sweeteners, Starches, Chemicals, competitiveness and growth are dependent on superior market relationships and knowledge, and informed trading or risk taking. For the legacy Dairy House manufacturing business, the primary source of growth and profitability is the development of unique ingredient systems. However, access to critical raw materials such as cocoa, and price control of many fine ingredients are vital to quality, availability and margin preservation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Have full responsibility for the purchase of raw materials and distributed goods related to PFP starch, Dakota Blenders, Peanut Butter, Tomato Products, Salt and Vinegar.

 

 

  • Serve as a back-up for the fine ingredient category manager and flour category manager for the purchase of raw materials and distributed goods related to Chemical/Fine Ingredients for manufacturing, Flour, and Oats, Flavors, Packaging, and Vitamins as assigned.

 

Support the Oils, Starch & Liq. Sweetener category manager with daily execution of a variety of tasks including:

 

  • The purchase of various starches.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager with various assigned tasks related to measuring and reporting on risk position related to the oils business.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager for daily execution of oils sales transactions, oils pricings with sales force, customers and vendors.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager for daily management of oil and other contract balances.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager and salesforce to pursue new oils sales opportunities.

 

  • Update freight and product differentials and work closely with logistics group in the efficient movement of oils and the acquisition of assigned raw materials and products.

 

  • Achieve Goals and Objectives for volume and Margin on distributed products within the assigned areas of responsibility.

 

  • Achieve targeted competitive costs and budgeted costs for assigned areas of responsibility for consumed raw materials.

 

  • Support product innovation by supporting R&D and Quality in the identification and sourcing of new raw materials.

 

  • Travel with sales force as needed to support sales of distributed products in assigned areas of responsibility.

 

  • Travel to vendors and attend industry functions relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.

 

  • Share market information with internal stakeholders, sales team and customers as needed.

 

  • Actively support and participate in budgeting process.

 

  • Perform a variety of tasks related to maintaining pricing practices

 

  • Proactively communicate distributed product availability and price issues to sales and customer service in areas of responsibility.

 

  • Support documentation requirements for various products.

 

  • Audit and analyze daily and weekly invoice and margins reports for cost & price accuracy

 

  • Perform related tasks as assigned and cross-category purchasing related duties as required.

 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL

The category buyer is a skilled and knowledgeable buyer of various food ingredients, is able to develop and maintain excellent industry relationships and has an excellent grasp of market factors, technical product knowledge, logistics, and quality requirements.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES       

None

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

  • Lift 50 lbs –
  • Carry 50 lbs –
  • Bend/Stoop –
  • Climb/Work at Heights –
  • Reach above Shoulder level –
  • Push/Pull –
  • Squat/Crouch – Occasionally

      

REQUIRED TRAINING & EDUCATION

 

TRAVEL

  • 0 – 50% per year
Category Buyer, Sweeteners
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EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-exempt
FACILITY:   Fenton                 
REPORTS TO: Category Manager, Sugar

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The International Companies is comprised of three unique operating groups: a feed ingredient manufacturing firm, a value added food ingredient system manufacturer, and a food ingredient trading/distribution firm. The acquisition of raw materials for each of these businesses plays a critical strategic role in the growth, competitiveness and profitability of each group. The category buyer role is designed to facilitate the cost competitive, reliability, and quality driven requirements for specific distributed and consumed raw materials.

 

International Ingredient Corporation: IIC competes for raw materials. Access to scarce raw materials is central to IIC’s growth opportunities and profitability.  As such, IIC has developed relationships, strategies, and provides service to potential vendors that bring scarce raw materials under management.

 

International Food Products: IFP is a complex trading, distribution and value added manufacturer of food ingredients and systems selling food ingredients and fine ingredients in a highly competitive marketplace. For IFP’s largest and growing product categories; Sugar, Oils, Flour, Corn Sweeteners, Starches, Chemicals, competitiveness and growth are dependent on superior market relationships and knowledge, and informed trading or risk taking. For the legacy Dairy House manufacturing business, the primary source of growth and profitability is the development of unique ingredient systems. However, access to critical raw materials such as cocoa, and price control of many fine ingredients are vital to quality, availability and margin preservation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Have full responsibility for the purchase of raw materials and distributed goods related to dextrose, liq. corn sweeteners, packaged liq. corn sweeteners.

 

  • Have full responsibility for the purchase of raw materials and distributed goods related to eggs & egg powder, honey, molasses, malt powder, mustard and pancake syrup.

 

  • Serve as a back-up for the fine ingredient category manager and flour category manager for the purchase of raw materials and distributed goods related to Chemical/Fine Ingredients for manufacturing, Flour, and Oats, Flavors, Packaging, and Vitamins as assigned.

 

Support the Sugar category manager with daily execution of a variety of tasks including:

 

  • Develop relationships with vendors, verify quality requirements, and source key (sugar) raw materials and distributed goods at market competitive values.

 

  • Become expert in the sugar business and markets. Actively participant in trade events and develop expertise in associated trade policies and regulations.

 

  • Become responsible for the purchase of specific sugars, from specific sugar vendors as determined by the sugar category manager along with other ingredients or raw materials as assigned.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager and sales team to competitively source and win business for the distribution of sugar products.

 

  • Assist in the management of contracts, positions, and volume and contract assignments.

 

  • Perform a variety of tasks related to our pricing practices.

 

  • Work closely with Category Manager with various assigned tasks related to measuring and reporting on ownership and risk positions related to the sugar business.

 

  • Work closely with logistics group on the most cost effective routing of sugar ownership to our customers and through our distribution system.

 

  • Help achieve category Goals and Objectives for volume and margin on distributed products.

 

  • Achieve targeted competitive costs and budgeted costs for assigned areas of responsibility for consumed sugar raw materials.

 

  • Work with Vice President of Purchasing and IIC business unit to source distressed sugars for use in animal feed.

 

  • Execute tasks associated with the sugar re-export program. Explore opportunity to seek credits on sugar containing products consumed in feed ingredient manufacturing business.

 

  • In cooperation with the Vice President of sales travel with sales force as needed to learn about our sugar sales efforts and eventually support the sale force in their sales efforts.

 

  • Travel to vendors and attend industry functions relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.

 

  • Share market information with internal stakeholders, sales team and customers as appropriate.

 

  • Actively support and participate in budgeting process.

 

  • Proactively communicate distributed product availability and price issues to sales and customer service.

 

  • Support documentation requirements for various products.

 

  • Audit and analyze daily and weekly invoice and margins reports for cost & price accuracy.

 

  • Perform related tasks as assigned, cross-category purchasing related duties as required.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL

The category buyer is a skilled and knowledgeable buyer of various food ingredients, is able to develop and maintain excellent industry relationships and has an excellent grasp of market factors, technical product knowledge, logistics, and quality requirements.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES       

None

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

  • Lift 50 lbs –
  • Carry 50 lbs –
  • Bend/Stoop –
  • Climb/Work at Heights –
  • Reach above Shoulder level –
  • Push/Pull –
  • Squat/Crouch – Occasionally

      

REQUIRED TRAINING & EDUCATION

 

TRAVEL

  • 0 – 50% per year
Corporate Regulatory Manager
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Responsibilities

  • Manages the collection, organization, and distribution of information related to regulatory functions.
  • Oversees the generation and distribution of reports to customers.
  • Oversees the maintenance of all vendor compliance records and reviews records from suppliers assuring their compliance with federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Oversees accuracy of product data sheets for all 11 (human, pet food and animal food) production facilities.
  • Oversees and approves all pet food and animal food labels.
  • Works with appropriate functional area to ensure that regulatory programs are effectively implemented and maintained in compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Responsible for new ingredient approvals for pet food and animal food facilities per FSMA requirements.
  • Will take part in internal plant audits and supplier audits assuring their compliance with corporate and federal regulations.
  • Review and report monthly on pest control for all 12 facilities.
  • Act as a liaison between plant and corporate teams regarding regulatory issues.
  • Will serve as backup to the Document Specialist.
  • 20-30% travel

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science preferre
  • Experience in pet food labeling and regulations; export experience is essentia
  • GFSI trained; SQF Practitioner preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience with government regulations such as
    • FSMA as well as knowledge of food safety programs; cGMP’s, HACCP, HARPC.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively translate ideas, concepts and information
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Computer skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a regulatory environment for Human, Pet or Animal Food.

Excellent benefits and competitive pay, are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

If you feel you meet the above qualifications please Apply Online including your salary expectations.

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