From time to time, Crescent Foods is seeking new associates in a variety of positions. 

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com

Current open positions at Crescent Foods:

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Assist in all aspects of Marketing Department operations, including support, development and distribution of marketing and sales materials and managing, developing and driving Crescent Foods media communications activity. This candidate should possess strong proper grammar usage, proofreading abilities, copywriting abilities, be detail and deadline oriented, and a team player, along with being creative and pro-active.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT ARE LIMITED TO:

  • Assist in the implementation of marketing programs through advertising, direct mail, trade shows, sales, manuals, website, social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities
  • Copywriting of press releases, ad copy, etc.
  • Proofreading all marketing material
  • Maintain schedules, deadlines and appointments for Marketing Department
  • Execute research projects on target markets, geographic and demographic
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Handle requests for samples and literature as well as sponsorship requests
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete on a timely basis
  • Communicate effectively with internal staff (sales) and external support vendors
  • Assist in the management and update of website
  • Organize marketing materials and information for marketing meetings
  • Assist with development of product catalog, photography archives and ads
  • Maintain advertising files, correspondences, press releases, magazine advertising, etc.
  • Participate in marketing events such as trade shows, conventions, conferences, etc
  • Occasional travel maybe required on weekends, evenings and/or business days
  • Pre-scheduled weekend events when business dictates.
  • Chicago and out of town locations when business dictates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates should possess:

  • College degree and equivalent experience, marketing experience required
  • Strong proofreading, grammar, and copywriting skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Need a strong appreciation of the importance of completing tasks on deadline
  • Professional level of organization
  • Prefer knowledge in any of the following: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat

Production Control Manager

Turn our  production chaos into order and make our deliveries predictable! Help us to scale our growth without making more chaos.! We need someone who can help us with our SAP Business One system and our physical plant to make our deliveries more reliable and our plant more efficient. .

Processing meat—especially chicken—is like no other production challenge you’ve seen. The supply is uncertain, the weight and quality are variable, and because it’s a fresh product, you can’t hold any inventory to make up for shortages. Yet our customers still need us to deliver our products to them with accurate weights and quantities every day. You know that with the right people, processes, and data in your ERP, a good sales forecasts can turn into filled orders every day, no sweat.

Do you thrive in: :

A fast-paced work environment with new and different challenges every day? A family atmosphere where your voice matters.

A growing a small business where you can see the results of your efforts making a difference.

A manufacturing  environment powered by a professional   ERP system (SAP Business One)

We’re looking to you to  improved efficiency and throughput without reducing quality

The strict guidelines of a safe fresh food operation.

If so  we offer:

    • $55,000 – $75,000 (depending on experience)
    • Competitive benefits package
    • Positive, high-performing work environment
    • Personal company culture

Crescent Foods is the leading supplier of 100% vegetarian fed, antibiotic free, humanely raised Halal poultry. We supply the largest grocers in the country (as well as food service and prepared food companies). Throughout our history we have committed ourselves to supplying the highest quality products to very discerning customers.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Financial Controller – Fresh Food Production Chicago, IL 60632

As a Financial Controller with Crescent Foods you will be leading the financial analysis and reporting that support the decision-making processes that will fuel our operational and financial growth. By maintaining accurate and timely financial reports and the SAP Business One systems that support them, you will create the dashboards and feedback that will enable our team to make sound business decisions in all areas. Your efforts to maintain good relationships with vendors, customers and banks will maintain the liquidity that we need to fund our continued growth.
Crescent Foods is the leading supplier of 100% vegetarian fed, antibiotic free, humanly raised Halal poultry. We supply the largest grocers in the country (as well as food service and prepared food companies). Throughout our history we have committed ourselves to supplying the highest quality products to very discerning customers. This commitment has led to rapid growth and investment in our manufacturing systems; now it’s time to invest in the processes to go with them.

ADDITIONALLY IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

  • Lead the management team in creating appropriate financial reporting and processes needed to ensure accurate recording, reporting and communication.
  • Develop a more complete and accurate implementation of SAP Business One to insure that all inventory, income and expense numbers are accurate and timely. With the addition of our real-time scanning equipment our systems should be capable of up-to-the-minute reporting!
  • Monitor and manage A/R, and A/P to maintain appropriate liquidity for company operations. Manage our customer receivables, and our available financing facilities to support our continued growth.
  • Develop an ongoing cost accounting process that sets and evaluates standard costs and reviews variances regularly.
  • Partner with sales, marketing, and operations to evaluate, understand new customers and product line opportunities. Develop financial plans and necessary financing to support these initiatives.
  • Prepare, analyze and synthesize financial results for our leadership team so that we can make more informed decisions.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting policies, and principles are being implemented, in order to comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain proper internal controls.
  • Partner with external CPA to complete required tax filings.

    YOU WILL EXCEL IN THIS ROLE IF:

  • You understand the systems as well as you do the numbers. Of course financial executives are fluent in understanding the numbers that drive the business. You will excel if you are equally fluent with SAP Business One so that you can see not just the numbers but know how they get there. Understanding not just the numbers, but how we can use them to make better decisions and change team member behavior.
  • You can talk in the language of our business without using accounting jargon.  Your understanding of the manufacturing operations environment (e.g., activity costing, lot controls, and safety) and knowledge of how to drive business results enables to you to be a partner with the leadership team. You are effective at balancing priorities that impact the business with the need to respect the accounting functions.
  • You are a focused on building a platform for growth. Crescent Foods is primed for growth. Our systems may work fine for the business we have today, but may need to change completely as we get to our next stage of growth. You can see not just where we are, but where we need to be and you are focused on getting the whole team to see it with you.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Job Title: Field Sales Representative

Department: Food Supply Chain

Reports To: Marketing and Sales Director

Location: Dallas

Strong relationship with: Logistics

Last revision date: 06/01/2017 Overtime maybe necessary if business conditions make scheduling necessary

General Summary

This role is a competitive field sales representative to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. This outside sales position is responsible for promoting Crescent Foods products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs. The successful candidate will play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing and negotiating with clients, generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing sales of products. This position will require 50% travel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive new business revenue aggressively while ensuring strong profitability while penetrating existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory
  • Excellent rapport and relationship builder over the long-term selling cycle
  • Identify necessary support resources to successfully close new business
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities; strong time management skills
  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts, conventions, company meetings, etc.
  • Consistently exceed sales quotas
  • High energy, positive attitude and excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Communicate effectively across the company both horizontally and vertically
  • Prepare sales presentations and proposals as needed.
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to acquire appropriate deals and pricing for potential customers.
  • Provide weekly update to Sales Management Team.
  • Meeting Sales quota targets
  • Selling into assigned regions: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Texas
  • Preparing for sales calls, including coordination of the team selling effort
  • Direct follow-up and managing on-going follow up with prospects
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence
  • Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company account stratification goals.
  • Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs.
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete on a timely basis
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Need a strong appreciation of the importance of completing tasks on deadline
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, analytical ability and professional demeanor
  • Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups
  • Knowledge of marketing and sales principles, product lines, ordering procedures and credit terms
  • Familiarization with customer service activities, inter-departmental communications and general finance concepts
  • Ability to manage end to end initiatives through challenging deadlines
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to service multiple customers simultaneously

Education and Experience

  • College degree and equivalent experience, marketing/sales experience required
  • 3 – 5 years of prior foodservice sales, successfully growing sales, B2B experience, restaurant management or culinary background
  • Prefer knowledge in any of the following: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, PPT, & SAP

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. .

– Valid driver’s license with a “clean” driving record (including: no single DUI in the last 3 years and no multiple DUIs within the last 7 years)

– Current automobile insurance with the following limits of liability: Bodily injury – $100,000 each person and $300,000 each accident; property damage – $100,000 is required

– While performing the duties of this job, it’s mandatory for the employee to drive for 50% on this job and in different weather and climates.

– While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

– The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

– The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35pounds.

– Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

No relocation will be provided –

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested