From time to time, Crescent Foods is seeking new associates in a variety of positions. 

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com

Current open positions at Crescent Foods:

Marketing Coordinator at Crescent Foods Hinsdale, IL 60523

About the Job

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Assist in all aspects of Marketing Department operations, including support, development and distribution of marketing and sales materials.  This candidate should possess strong proper grammar usage, proofreading abilities, copy-writing abilities, be detail and deadline oriented, and a team player, along with being creative and pro-active.

RESPONSIBILITIES  INCLUDE, BUT NOT ARE LIMITED TO:

  • Assist in the implementation of marketing programs through magazine advertising, direct mail, trade shows, sales, manuals, website, social media etc.
  • Copywriting of press releases, ad copy, etc.
  • Proofreading all marketing material
  • Maintain schedules, deadlines and appointments for Marketing Department
  • Execute research projects on target markets, geographic and demographic  
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Handle requests for samples and literature as well as sponsorship requests  
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete on a timely basis
  • Communicate effectively with internal staff (sales) and external support vendors
  • Assist in the management and update of website
  • Organize marketing materials and information for marketing meetings
  • Assist with development of product catalog, photography archives and ads  
  • Maintain advertising files, correspondences, press releases, magazine advertising, etc. Participate in marketing events such as trade shows, conventions, conferences, etc   Occasional travel maybe required on weekends, evenings and/or business days.
  • Pre-scheduled weekend events when business dictates.
  • Chicago and out of town locations when business dictates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates should possess:

  • College degree and equivalent experience, marketing experience required
  • Strong proofreading, grammar, and copywriting skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Need a strong appreciation of the importance of completing tasks on deadline
  • Professional level of organization
  • Prefer knowledge in any of the following:  PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Marketing & Sales Intern

Job Title: Marketing & Sales Intern

Internship Summary:

Crescent Foods is seeking an intern who is eager to learn about marketing with a consumer packaged goods brand. Crescent Foods is an innovative company with a 20+ years history.

The intern would be a creative, organized team member with exceptional verbal and written communication skills who is eager to gain practical experience in the food industry. This is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, committed and motivated individual seeking to learn more about our business and the integral impact you can have within a company recognized as a leader. Our ideal intern would be someone who wants to get their feet wet in the food industry, while getting incredible hands on experience in learning what it takes to operate, market, and sell a high-end product.

The internship is focused on, but not limited to the area, of special events, with opportunities to assist with event logistics, database management, mailings, social media marketing and sponsorships.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reside in Chicagoland area
  • Understanding and affinity for food.
  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.
  • Research into potential opportunities/partnerships (upcoming events, sponsorships, happenings, etc.).
  • Assist at events when available
  • Assist in the creation of forms for marketing use.
  • Writing sales and marketing communications
  • Managing a CRM (Customer Relationship Manager)
  • Market research
  • Contribute to and regularly update Crescent Foods blog
  • One major project for internship quarterly period
  • Meet deadlines, proofread for accuracy and responding to inquiries on a timely basis
  • Creativity in communication, good writer, Funny/witty, outside-of-box thinker
  • Prompt, punctual and adaptive.
  • Deadline and detail oriented on projects.
  • Coursework emphasis in marketing, communications, or related field strongly preferred.

Position Qualifications:

Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college or university.

Position is paid and may result in a fulltime/permanent position.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com

Production Control Manager

Turn our  production chaos into order and make our deliveries predictable! Help us to scale our growth without making more chaos.! We need someone who can help us with our SAP Business One system and our physical plant to make our deliveries more reliable and our plant more efficient. .

Processing meat—especially chicken—is like no other production challenge you’ve seen. The supply is uncertain, the weight and quality are variable, and because it’s a fresh product, you can’t hold any inventory to make up for shortages. Yet our customers still need us to deliver our products to them with accurate weights and quantities every day. You know that with the right people, processes, and data in your ERP, a good sales forecasts can turn into filled orders every day, no sweat.

Do you thrive in: :

A fast-paced work environment with new and different challenges every day? A family atmosphere where your voice matters.

A growing a small business where you can see the results of your efforts making a difference.

A manufacturing  environment powered by a professional   ERP system (SAP Business One)

We’re looking to you to  improved efficiency and throughput without reducing quality

The strict guidelines of a safe fresh food operation.

If so  we offer:

    • $55,000 – $75,000 (depending on experience)
    • Competitive benefits package
    • Positive, high-performing work environment
    • Personal company culture

Crescent Foods is the leading supplier of 100% vegetarian fed, antibiotic free, humanely raised Halal poultry. We supply the largest grocers in the country (as well as food service and prepared food companies). Throughout our history we have committed ourselves to supplying the highest quality products to very discerning customers.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Office Manager

SUMMARY:

The Office Manager is responsible organizing and coordinating office operations, admin support and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

SCOPE:

The Office Manager reports to the Director of Sales & Marketing and is responsible for providing Office Management services to the office. This includes maintaining office services and efficiency, managing office logistics and schedules, admin support to CEO and maintaining office records.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Must be highly punctual, reliable, and responsible.
    • Must provide admin support to CEO, managing schedule, reminders, voicemails, meetings, etc.
    • Maintain office area, clean and free from clutter, monitor cleaning staff.
    • Operate telephone system, route calls, take messages, answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, customers and visitors, greet guests and refer them to appropriate staff members.
    • Assist various departments in miscellaneous tasks, but not limited to, light correspondence; English, grammar and skilled writing required, customer service, light bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
    • Maintain office staff calendar to coordinate work flow, schedule lunch breaks, appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements.
    • Maintain professional relationship and communication with each department to ensure coordination of work flow.
    • Manage hospitality for office guests, clients and vendors.
    • Sign for and distribute UPS/FedEx, inbound/outbound mail, sorting and package receiving.
    • Pay all utilities online or ensure Accounting receives all bills and deliver rent check monthly, trouble shooting assignments, and miscellaneous errands outside office.
    • Office supplies management and budgeting for two offices.
    • May be required to work occasional, partial Saturdays, within advance notice, depending on business needs.
    • May be required to work occasional events, sponsorships, Expos, etc.
    • Support Marketing Team on projects as assigned.
    • Answer all inquires incoming to Communications email in timely manner.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Financial Controller – Fresh Food Production Chicago, IL 60632

As a Financial Controller with Crescent Foods you will be leading the financial analysis and reporting that support the decision-making processes that will fuel our operational and financial growth. By maintaining accurate and timely financial reports and the SAP Business One systems that support them, you will create the dashboards and feedback that will enable our team to make sound business decisions in all areas. Your efforts to maintain good relationships with vendors, customers and banks will maintain the liquidity that we need to fund our continued growth.
Crescent Foods is the leading supplier of 100% vegetarian fed, antibiotic free, humanly raised Halal poultry. We supply the largest grocers in the country (as well as food service and prepared food companies). Throughout our history we have committed ourselves to supplying the highest quality products to very discerning customers. This commitment has led to rapid growth and investment in our manufacturing systems; now it’s time to invest in the processes to go with them.

ADDITIONALLY IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

  • Lead the management team in creating appropriate financial reporting and processes needed to ensure accurate recording, reporting and communication.
  • Develop a more complete and accurate implementation of SAP Business One to insure that all inventory, income and expense numbers are accurate and timely. With the addition of our real-time scanning equipment our systems should be capable of up-to-the-minute reporting!
  • Monitor and manage A/R, and A/P to maintain appropriate liquidity for company operations. Manage our customer receivables, and our available financing facilities to support our continued growth.
  • Develop an ongoing cost accounting process that sets and evaluates standard costs and reviews variances regularly.
  • Partner with sales, marketing, and operations to evaluate, understand new customers and product line opportunities. Develop financial plans and necessary financing to support these initiatives.
  • Prepare, analyze and synthesize financial results for our leadership team so that we can make more informed decisions.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting policies, and principles are being implemented, in order to comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain proper internal controls.
  • Partner with external CPA to complete required tax filings.

    YOU WILL EXCEL IN THIS ROLE IF:

  • You understand the systems as well as you do the numbers. Of course financial executives are fluent in understanding the numbers that drive the business. You will excel if you are equally fluent with SAP Business One so that you can see not just the numbers but know how they get there. Understanding not just the numbers, but how we can use them to make better decisions and change team member behavior.
  • You can talk in the language of our business without using accounting jargon.  Your understanding of the manufacturing operations environment (e.g., activity costing, lot controls, and safety) and knowledge of how to drive business results enables to you to be a partner with the leadership team. You are effective at balancing priorities that impact the business with the need to respect the accounting functions.
  • You are a focused on building a platform for growth. Crescent Foods is primed for growth. Our systems may work fine for the business we have today, but may need to change completely as we get to our next stage of growth. You can see not just where we are, but where we need to be and you are focused on getting the whole team to see it with you.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Job Title: Sales Customer Service Representative

SUMMARY: This role is defined as the voice of Crescent Foods, on the front line in promoting and selling its products in an extremely competitive Halal Industry. Providing superior Customer Service to all accounts. Additionally, to prove to highly discerning customers and consumers that Crescent Foods products are 100% Zabiha Halal and to relate all the product features and benefits. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

        • Processing A/R invoices
        • Field Sales visits on an as needed basis to assigned accounts
        • Following up on assigned sales leads
        • Managing online customers
        • Growing relationships and rapport with all customers to promote retention and loyalty
        • Using add-on sales strategies with existing and new customers
        • Introducing new products to customers
        • Calling to expedite weekly payments
        • Resolving customer complaints and customer service issues efficiently
        • Assisting in managing all local and out-of-state customer order shipment and logistics.
        • Handling customer and consumer inquiries about Crescent Foods products
        • Designing sales strategies specific to each customer
        • Utilizing multiple language skills to communicate with both ethnic and mainstream customers and thus build stronger relationships
        • Cold calling leads to start creating new business opportunities
        • Attending Crescent Foods sponsored events to have face-to-face interaction with customers and consumers.
        • Will require working at trades shows and conventions to help at exhibit booths outside the regular assigned work week hours
        • Travel will be required to attend shows and events
        • Working on Sales projects in teams.
        • Working with Production, Logistics, Dock Management and IT Departments
        • Customer retention efforts and tasks
        • Promoting efficiency by taking orders before their delivery day to allow the production staff more time to prepare orders
        • Meeting order deadlines by 9:30am daily
        • Working on reactivating inactive accounts

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Providing support to marketing department when needed
        • Proposing new marketing ideas and opportunities
        • Proposing on new branding strategies
        • Creating marketing materials to promote the company and new products

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

        • Good sales skills
        • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
        • High energy
        • Self-motivated
        • Team-oriented
        • Ability to think on own feet
        • Effective follow up and management of tasks
        • Good networking skills
        • Developing proficiency in product knowledge and benefits
        • Good multi-tasking skills
        • Ability to work in various working environment

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested

Job Title: Field Sales Representative

Department: Food Supply Chain

Reports To: Marketing and Sales Director

Location: Dallas

Strong relationship with: Logistics

Last revision date: 06/01/2017 Overtime maybe necessary if business conditions make scheduling necessary

General Summary

This role is a competitive field sales representative to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. This outside sales position is responsible for promoting Crescent Foods products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs. The successful candidate will play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing and negotiating with clients, generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing sales of products. This position will require 50% travel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive new business revenue aggressively while ensuring strong profitability while penetrating existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory
  • Excellent rapport and relationship builder over the long-term selling cycle
  • Identify necessary support resources to successfully close new business
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities; strong time management skills
  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts, conventions, company meetings, etc.
  • Consistently exceed sales quotas
  • High energy, positive attitude and excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Communicate effectively across the company both horizontally and vertically
  • Prepare sales presentations and proposals as needed.
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to acquire appropriate deals and pricing for potential customers.
  • Provide weekly update to Sales Management Team.
  • Meeting Sales quota targets
  • Selling into assigned regions: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Texas
  • Preparing for sales calls, including coordination of the team selling effort
  • Direct follow-up and managing on-going follow up with prospects
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence
  • Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company account stratification goals.
  • Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs.
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete on a timely basis
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Need a strong appreciation of the importance of completing tasks on deadline
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, analytical ability and professional demeanor
  • Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups
  • Knowledge of marketing and sales principles, product lines, ordering procedures and credit terms
  • Familiarization with customer service activities, inter-departmental communications and general finance concepts
  • Ability to manage end to end initiatives through challenging deadlines
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to service multiple customers simultaneously

Education and Experience

  • College degree and equivalent experience, marketing/sales experience required
  • 3 – 5 years of prior foodservice sales, successfully growing sales, B2B experience, restaurant management or culinary background
  • Prefer knowledge in any of the following: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, PPT, & SAP

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

– The physical demands described here 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions. .

– Valid driver’s license with a “clean” driving record (including: no single DUI in the last 3 years and no multiple DUIs within the last 7 years)

– Current automobile insurance with the following limits of liability: Bodily injury – $100,000 each person and $300,000 each accident; property damage – $100,000 is required

– While performing the duties of this job, it’s mandatory for the employee to drive for 50% on this job and in different weather and climates.

– While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

– The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

– The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35pounds.

– Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

No relocation will be provided –

Send your resume to careers@crescentfoods.com References requested