Food Service Bid Manager

Harper Associates Chelsea , MI 48118

Posted 5 days ago

Join one of the nation's most successful food service manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by the Chelsea Milling Company, better known as Jiffy Mix, to identify a star Food Service Sales Manager to help grow the restaurant / food service division as a Bid Manager.


  • Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years
  • A foundation built on honesty and integrity
  • Exceptional salary and health benefits
  • Profit-sharing bonuses
  • Great work/life balance
  • Health and wellness programs


  • Utilize market research and networking to identify opportunities
  • Execute food service bid process by providing bid pricing to all food service distributor and direct customers
  • Use CRM tool and other computer software to maintain client base
  • Collaborate with others on pricing decisions and strategies
  • Execute purchase agreements
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience
  • 5+ years prior Foodservice sales, in a role with bid coordination responsibilities
  • Experience using a CRM system to manage work flow
  • Demonstrated solid analytical skills (data entry, business math, statistics) and data analysis experience strongly preferred
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated success in nurturing and developing Food Service business
  • Demonstrated success in integrating cross-functional communication, establishing a network of key industry and market resources, and successfully using effective planning and organizing tools and methods (including computer software tools)
  • Should be able to collect high-level and detailed market and competitive intelligence information
  • Will involve travel, as needed for business development
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term home with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

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Kevin Swanquist

Executive Recruiter

Harper Associates

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