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Food and Beverage Executive Search in Marketing
Bristol Associates’ Food & Beverage Manufacturing division is a leader in placing top candidates in marketing 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. Our practice is led by Director David Alford.
We have completed searches for a wide array of industry clients including:
- Amy’s Kitchen
- Odwalla Juices (Coca-Cola)
- Ready Pac Produce
- Monster Beverage Co.
- POM Wonderful
- Rich Foods
- Natural Balance (Big Heart Pet Products)
- Unilever–Best Foods
Examples of Positions Placed
Our Food and Beverage Division has placed successful candidates in a variety of marketing positions including Vice President of Marketing, Director of Marketing, and Brand Manager.
Below is a sampling of positions placed.
Vice President of Marketing
The candidate planed and executed all business development and marketing programs and consumer research projects for a major brand frozen Mexican food business. In addition, they planned and executed consumer events that generate consumer and trade interest, and developed a proprietary approach to measure consumption across all sales outlets.
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
The candidate manages strategic development, PR plans, and annual General Market marketing for a high-profile division of a Fortune 50 CPG Food company. In addition, the candidate is responsible for improving brand awareness and communication by interfacing closely with field sales organizations to discuss marketing opportunities and capitalize on grass-roots promotional efforts.
The placed candidate is responsible for the development and execution of a specialty foodservice distributor’s annual marketing plan. They develop and maintain vendor relationships. In addition, they are also directly responsible for implementing multiple sales promotions, marketing campaigns, operator communication and events.
Qualities of a Great Marketing Executive
With over 50 years of experience placing food and beverage executives, we know what makes a great Marketing executive. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:
- Outstanding communication and analytical skills
- Ability to coordinate with creative staff in developing effective marketing material
- Proven track record of collaboration with colleagues both inside and outside of the marketing department