Food and Beverage Executive Search in CBD (Cannabidiol)

Bristol Associates’ Food & Beverage Manufacturing division is a leader in placing top candidates in executive positions in food industry jobs nationwide. Our practice recruits for Retail including consumer packaged foods within grocery, club, mass merchandise, drug and specialty channels. In addition, we also specialize in Foodservice and Industrial Ingredients. 


Examples of Positions Placed

Our Food & Beverage Division has placed successful candidates in a variety of positions for CBD related companies, including Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Sales, and QA/QC Manager.

Below is a sampling of positions placed.

Vice President of Operations

Our client is one of the largest vertically integrated hemp producers in the county and produces cannabinoid isolates and distillates. The Vice President of Operations will complete the buildout of a new Las Vegas finished products production facility. The placed candidate is tasked with driving continuous improvement of quoting, customer service, purchasing and production process flow. 

Vice President of Engineering

We placed a Vice President of Engineering position in Oregon who is in charge of overseeing and managing engineering related activities. The position ensures that the standards of the company’s procedures and methods are met and maintained.

Vice President of Sales

We placed a Sales Manager in the Los Angeles area that will establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current and prospective customers to generate new business and maintain current business for the company. He/she will manage a team of salespeople, as well as selling themselves. Maintaining a robust sales funnel is crucial.

QA/QC Manager

We placed a QA/QC Manager in Oregon for a CBD company who will maintain and support procedures to ensure the compliance of all products and packaging. He/she will supervise QC staff and gather and maintain data for raw materials and production batches, ensuring GMP and customer compliance. They will also perform and monitor product stability studies, as well as prepare accurate, complete documentation in a timely manner, as necessary.

Qualities of a Great Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing food and beverage executives, we know what makes a great one. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Demonstrated passion for one’s function, the marketplace, and the company’s product
  • Experience with analysis of complex problems and deductive reasoning
  • Innate ability to motivate people
  • Understands the importance of meeting commitments

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