SQFI Business Development and Sales Manager – Remote 342 views0 applications

Are you action
oriented, passionate about the food industry, and love communicating the
mission of your organization and the value it can bring to your customers? Do
you enjoy networking, driving brand awareness, and building trusted
relationships with your industry contacts and sharing knowledge? If so, then you
should consider applying for our SQFI Business Development and Sales
Manager, North America
position.

Who are we and
why is this role important?

FMI is a dynamic national trade association located in Arlington, Virginia just a few Metro stops away from Washington, D.C.  We work with and on behalf of the entire food retail industry to advance a safer, healthier, and more efficient consumer food supply chain.  The reach and impact of our work is extensive, ultimately touching the lives of over 100 million households in the United States and representing an $800 billion industry with nearly 6 million employees.  



The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of FMI, established and
manages the globally recognized foods safety standards for the internationally
benchmarked and accredited SQF food safety certification program covering all
aspects of the food supply chain. SQF certification ensure the safe production,
processing, and distribution of ingredients, food, feed, and food packaging
materials around the world. Since 1995, our mission has been to deliver
consistent, globally-recognized food safety based on sound scientific
principles and the highest quality standards applied across all industry sectors.

The person in this role will play a vital role in meeting business development and sales goals through digital marketing strategies, sales and promotional outreach.

What will you do in this role?

Working directly with the Vice President, SQFI Business
Development & Strategy, you will get the opportunity to drive the entire
business development and sales process to result in profitable growth for SQFI.
You will also utilize your business analysis expertise to cultivate new
stakeholder relationships and align department goals and objectives with customer
needs. This multi-faceted role allows for frequent collaboration with strategic
partners, the SQFI Marketing and Business Operations teams, as well as the
opportunity to expand your skillset, network and learn all about the ever-changing
food industry. You will also get the opportunity to travel roughly 25% of the
time to customer meetings, trade shows, and FMI events, up to 40% travel at
times is possible. This is truly a position with variety!

Who will excel in this role?

You’ll be successful in this role if you are a
critical thinker with three to five years of relevant experience in the food
industry in operations or supply chain management, business development,
marketing or sales and a college degree in food science, business, marketing or
another related field. You should be a team player, who is flexible, patient, self-directed
with strong communication skills. Previous experience working within the testing,
inspection and certification (TIC) industry is a plus.

What benefits do we offer to our team?

We are committed to our employees and have
structured our benefits package to be competitive and affordable.  We offer an array of benefits including a
choice of three medical plans, two dental plans, vision plan, 401(k) options, flexible
spending plans, 11 paid holidays, and the option to work summer hours where
you’ll work half days every Friday during the summer.  You’ll also have a chance to join the
Employee Volunteer Group, who plans various in-person and virtual group
volunteer opportunities or join our health and wellness group to interact with
your colleagues. We also seek a healthy work-life balance for our staff and
offer remote and hybrid work schedules for most of our positions. This position can be performed completely remote.

Why Apply?

Our work is
meaningful and makes an impact directly on the community you live and work in,
even as remote team member. We have a team of hard-working professionals who
are committed to supporting the industry that provides safe meals for the
world.  If you want to work with a fun team in a flexible environment that
encourages personal and professional growth, please visit our website at  www.fmi.org/careers/ to apply.  

FMI has a mandatory vaccine requirement for
all employees.

 

FMI is an equal opportunity employer

 

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FMI is a dynamic national trade association located in Crystal City, Virginia just a few Metro stops away from Washington, D.C.  We work with and on behalf of the entire food retail industry to advance a safer, healthier, and more efficient consumer food supply chain.  The reach and impact of our work is extensive, ultimately touching the lives of over 100 million households in the United States and representing an $800 billion industry with nearly 6 million employees.

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