Founded Regional Food Broker
Created a Midwest Food Broker to assist Regional and Upstart companies develop their respective Brands in the Midwest utilizing skills and relationships from past positions. Currently managing 9 Principles from Account Management to retail support while assisting in the building of Middle Eastern Brands in Metro Detroit.
- Partnering with Tropical Passage Beverages to develop new line of drinks within the single serve and multi serve categories, developing the Go To Market Strategy and building licensing - co-pack network Nationally.
- Added 18 SKU's to Nash Finch GMS to broaden their Dollar Program in the East and Central US. Developing RTD pallet program on Pajedas Corn Chips at Nash Finch to all stores with Dollar sections
- Creating Distribution Network for Mystic Harvest and Pajedas Chips to cover accounts not handled by Nash Finch in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
- Created a Middle Eastern section within the Kroger Michigan Division to service those consumers
- Creating Private Label Drinks in local Wholesalers and Distributors in Michigan and Indiana
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Retail/foodservice Food Broker
- Co-Founded and built a full service retail brokerage firm for US mfgs to enter Mexico
- Made headquarter calls at Wal Mart Mexico, Soriana, Chedraui, Comericial Mexicana and HEB Mexico
- Built distributor relationships for three distribution channels: grocery/specialty, frozen, and produce
- Pioneered value added non fresh items in the produce dept. in Mexico, Brazil & Colombia
- Manage a retail sales force of 20 people
- Expanded TBI's business into Brazil and Colombia - selling T. Marzetti Co. produce and specialty brands
- Developed and maintain distributor relationship in Brazil/Colombia for produce and specialty brands
- Developed the non food distribution channel with Candle Lite candles in Brazil, Mexico & Colombia
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Payroll Manager (food Broker)
- Processed multi-state payroll for approximately 300 employees, including expenses for all sales reps.
- Assisted Director of Finance with special projects (tracking turnover, streamlining auto allowances, etc.)
- Generated reports for Director of Human Resources regarding 401K, profit sharing, etc.
- Processed verifications of employment.
- Processed paperwork for new hires, terminations, direct deposits and miscellaneous deductions.
- Processed year-end bonus and auto fringe benefit payroll run.
- Assisted employees via telephone and email regarding payroll discrepancies.
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