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Category Manager – Cocoa & High Intensity Sweeteners

Would you like to work for a company with a “family” atmosphere and where you the employee are still the greatest asset to the company?

Come be a part of an extraordinary team that is International Food Products Corporation! Excellent benefits and competitive pay are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

Who We Are:

Located in Fenton, Missouri, it is a family-owned company in business for 47 years. IFPC is a growing, highly ethical, quality ingredient company for the feed industries.

Why join the team:

  • When you work at IFPC, you are family.
  • Hybrid work model
  • Career Advancement
  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Disability
  • 401k with a Matching component
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, sick, 9 paid holidays.
  • Quarterly Rewards Program with the opportunity to win prizes.

The acquisition and management of raw materials for IFPC plays a critical strategic role in the growth, competitiveness, and profitability of the firm. The category manager role is designed to embrace the strategic demands of these activities and drive the growth, competitiveness, and profitability of critical categories.

Responsibilities Include:

  • This role primarily supports the IFPC business unit.
  • Develop a strategy for Cocoa & HIS (High-Intensity Sweeteners) categories, in cooperation with business leads, category managers, sales managers, Director of Procurement
  • Achieve Goals and Objectives for CWTs, Margin, and strategic competitive positioning.
  • Work closely with other Category Managers in developing strategies to achieve competitive market positioning and advantage in the marketplace.
  • Develop privileged, strategic relationships with manufacturers, both globally and domestically.
  • Travel internationally for facility audits with key partnerships and/or vendors.
  • Travel with sales force, attend industry functions, and communicate market opinions.
  • Work with sales and the Director of Procurement to establish pricing authority and responsibilities best suited to each material/market situation.
  • Develop vendor and industry relationships that provide TIC with special or privileged access to strategic relationships, market information, buying opportunities, and business growth opportunities.
  • Build relationships and stay abreast of producer and market technology trends that may impact TIC’s competitiveness and provide new competitive opportunities.
  • Manage category-specific risk positions.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategic business growth initiatives that may include capital projects, acquisitions, and cooperative ventures.
  • Work with resources in the purchasing COE to provide time-sensitive market and pricing information.
  • Actively support the sales force and marketing efforts by participating in monthly webinars, helping with the monthly newsletter, providing daily market emails as needed, and participating in monthly teleconferences with the sales force.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional skills in negotiation, influencing, analyzing problems and decisions, and taking initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite programs
  • Understanding of procurement, logistics, inventory management
  • Strategy development skills with the ability to manage short-term goals to meet long-term initiatives.
  • Interpersonal skills to build rapport, network, and maintain effective business relationships within and outside the company
  • International business experience & relative product knowledge are strongly preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • 4-year degree in business, agriculture, or other related field
  • 3-7 years of relevant professional experience

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you feel you meet the above qualifications, please send your resume including your salary expectations to careers@ifpc.com!

To apply, please email us your resume. Apply Now

Ube Cosmic Cookie

Nutrition Facts

servings per container
Serving size
(10g)
Amount per serving

Calories

35

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.5g

2%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 5mg

2%

Sodium 40mg

2%

Total Carbohydrate 5g

2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 3g Added Sugars
6%

Protein 0g

Vitamin D 0mcg
0%
Calcium 11mg
0%
Iron 0mg
0%
Potassium 6mg
0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Blue Moon Milk

Nutrition Facts

servings per container
Serving size
(236g)
Amount per serving

Calories

200

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g

9%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%

Sodium 95mg

4%

Total Carbohydrate 27g

10%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Total Sugars 27g
Includes 16g Added Sugars
32%

Protein 7g

Vitamin D 3mcg
15%
Calcium 250mg
20%
Iron 0mg
0%
Potassium 291mg
6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.