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President

Kouzina Foods LLC Chicago ,IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, 401k
Job Description

KOUZINA FOODS LLC is seeking a highly experienced President to lead our private equity backed Chicago-based Mediterranean food manufacturer, importer and marketer through its initial phase of growth.

Based in Chicago, Kouzina Foods was formed in 2019 to develop several brands of imported and domestically produced fillo-dough based Mediterranean specialties.  The partners in Kouzina Foods are highly experienced and innovative manufacturers, marketers and investors with considerable experience in each of the product lines on an international basis. The Kouzina Foods product lines have been developed primarily for US mass market, club and grocery retail channels but are also available for foodservice markets.

The Role:

The new President will provide leadership and hands-on day to day responsibility for building sales volume and brand penetration of each product line. The role will be highly entrepreneurial and will require an individual with excellent existing contacts in the trade and considerable experience in each of the targeted channels and key customers. An ideal candidate will have proven general management skills and experience in the sale and marketing of Mediterranean or other ethnic specialty foods including imported and frozen foods.

The opportunity includes a base salary commensurate with experience, bonus based on achieving annual budget and an equity stake in the company.

Qualifications and skills:

· Prior proven success in leading a sales-oriented retail food products division or company

-Successful sales and marketing experience in the national specialty foods market including mass market, grocery and club

· Customer facing leadership skills with significant new product and channel success

· Entrepreneurial, hands-on, collaborative and committed to the success of the team

· Proven skills in developing and implementing an aggressive growth plan

· A seeker of opportunity with a willingness to live and travel from Chicago

· Strategic minded with the education and intelligence to lead a strong team

· Unquestioned integrity and total commitment to quality in all things

Company Description
KOUZINA FOODS LLC
Based in Chicago, Kouzina Foods was formed in 2019 to develop several brands of imported and domestically produced fillo-dough based Mediterranean specialties.

The partners in Kouzina Foods are highly experienced and innovative manufacturers, marketers and investors with considerable experience in each of the product lines on an international basis. The Kouzina Foods product lines have been developed primarily for US mass market, club and grocery retail channels but are also available for foodservice markets.

Kouzina Foods LLC

Why Work Here?

Significant growth and equity opportunity for a motivated sale & marketing food professional

KOUZINA FOODS LLC Based in Chicago, Kouzina Foods was formed in 2019 to develop several brands of imported and domestically produced fillo-dough based Mediterranean specialties. The partners in Kouzina Foods are highly experienced and innovative manufacturers, marketers and investors with considerable experience in each of the product lines on an international basis. The Kouzina Foods product lines have been developed primarily for US mass market, club and grocery retail channels but are also available for foodservice markets.

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