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Business Relations Manager

Company: Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc.
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we've been producing delicious products for our customers across the country! To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you're passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us! We value each of our employee's total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more! POSITION SUMMARY
The Business Relations Manager, Food and Beverage at Lassonde North America will champion innovation and relationship management for Lassonde Industries. This managerial position will be a member of the new North America (NA) Innovation Center of Excellence, a centralized role for all NA innovative initiatives across Lassonde's portfolio that aligns to the corporate mission, vision, and strategy. As a member of the Innovation CoE, the individual will promote a culture of innovation, build strong relationships with internal and external clients, seek out new opportunities, be an advisor, and share a passion for new ways of thinking that will influence change. This role reports to the VP of Innovation for North America. Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Innovation CoE business planning priorities, project milestones, goals, and budgets.
  • Point of contact for Innovation CoE BU support requests.
  • Assist in the prioritization of Innovation CoE projects and leads monthly/quarterly project status meetings with key divisional leads.
  • Oversee resources and NA budgets for Innovation CoE Team.
  • Partner with Innovation & Insights Manager to deliver training resources to promote a culture of innovation that encourages and supports experimentation and new ideas and ways of thinking.
  • Lead annual Performance Scorecard Process.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with internal teams, identifying opportunities for support, collaboration & business growth, and continuously initiating best ways of working.
  • Identify and implement best-in-class practices for innovation management, business processes, creation of universal templates, tools, and training materials.
  • Lead Global Marketing, R&D and Procurement Meetings to ensure efficient networking, information sharing, and pipeline management across all divisions. Manage all meeting preparations, inclusive of agenda, information gathering, building presentation materials, and leading meetings.
  • Support all Innovation Summits and ideation events.
  • Document and share best-in-class practices.
  • Manage all new vendor set-up, invoices and docusign. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business/Marketing.
  • 3-5 years' experience in the food & beverage or related industry with a focus on marketing, innovation, business management & project management. Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders to enhance innovative thinking.
    • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and present to all management levels.
    • Agile flexibility to respond to change, accept ambiguity, and adapt to new situations quickly.
    • Proactively partner with peers and cross-functional teams locally and remotely to maximize impact.
    • Passion for high performance and results orientation.
    • Curiosity to constantly learn how to do the same things new and differently.
    • Detail oriented with excellent project management and presentation skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting, driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field. FREQUENT: sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials. OCCASIONAL: squatting, kneeling, reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20 - 35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet. This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position. Other duties as assigned are part of every job description. The conditions herein 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 to perform the essential job functions.

      Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

      This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc., Cherry Hill , Business Relations Manager, Executive , Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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