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Category Manager – Corn Sweeteners

Would you like to work for a company that still has 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 The International Companies! The International Companies include International Food Products Corporation, International Ingredient Corporation, Greenfield Solutions, International Transport Inc., and TSL Transportation. Excellent benefits and competitive pay are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

Who We are:

Located in Fenton, Missouri, is a family-owned company in business for 47 years. TIC is a growing, highly ethical, quality ingredient company for the food, beverage, and dairy industries.

Why join the team:

  • When you work at TIC, you are family.
  • Hybrid work model
  • Training and Development
  • 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.

We are currently looking for a Category Manager for Corn Sweeteners for International Food Products Corporation. The position is located within the Fenton area.

Responsibilities Include:

  • This role primarily supports the IFPC business unit
  • Develop a strategy for bulk and packaged corn sweeteners in cooperation with business leads, category managers, sales managers, Director of Procurement
  • Achieve Goals and Objectives for CWTs, Margin, & 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
  • Travel with sales force, attend industry functions and communicate market opinions
  • Work closely with operations leadership and our liquid put-through stations to maximize throughput and market opportunities
  • 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, 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
  • Buy, sell, and trade the category commodity to ensure continuity of supply and quality
  • 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 sale force


  • 4-year degree in business, agriculture, or other related field and 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
  • 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

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 apply, please email us your resume. Apply Now