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CIFT

Since 1995, CIFT has provided a unique blend of business solutions, innovation and technical expertise to the food processing, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.  These services are designed to enhance the economic performance of the industries and create new jobs. At this current time we have several openings to join our team both full-time and part-time.  Please visit our website for details and a direct link to upload your resume.   http://ciftinnovation.org/about/career-opportunities/

Operations and Business Development Manager – Full-time

Manage the marketing and unique program activities of CIFT. This position encompasses a broad range of activities for the financial benefits of CIFT, encompassing project management to business development. Work closely with team members to ensure company standards and client expectations are met. Ensure that communication between departments and support functions is ongoing and utilized to support a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Duties would include but not limited to the following:

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of CIFT’s agricultural programs along with marketing and communications division.
  • Serve as project manager to programs fundable by USDA Rural Development, Ohio Development Services Agency and other grants awarded to CIFT.
  • Build, retain, and manage strong relationships with CIFT contacts along with development of new projects and identifying new prospects.
  • Enhance the agribusiness program to deliver services and gain metrics.
  • Play an instrumental role in growing our business and pursue additional funding streams to support initiatives.
  • Assist in coordinating and monitoring CIFT demonstration projects including urban agricultural efforts.
  • Possess a strong understanding of our products and services and proactively identify new opportunities to strengthen offerings to generate revenue.
  • Potential to deliver a service related to supply chain, sustainability, or similar industry initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required with experience in business development, marketing, and sales.
  • Ability to manage multiple staff and projects.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Accurate, organized, willing to follow recommended procedures.
  • Must have the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

This a full-time position is in our Toledo office and will require some travel within Ohio.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.  Apply with link below and please send writing sample and cover letter along with your resume.


 

Industry Engagement Specialist – Full-time

Successfully manage and improve relationships with CIFT members, associates and economic development contacts along with monitoring outreach efforts. Must work to understand the unique perspective of the target audience, and their wants, needs, and priorities. Sales of our food and non-food services through delivery of presentations and direct outreach.

Successfully manage and improve relationships with CIFT members, associates and economic development contacts along with monitoring outreach efforts. Must work to understand the unique perspective of the target audience, and their wants, needs, and priorities. Sales of our food and non-food services through delivery of presentations and direct outreach.

Duties would include but not limited to the following:

  • Relationships with CIFT associates
  • Sales of CIFT services
  • Presentations to industry groups
  • Monitoring of information outreach efforts
  • Management of credential project with Ohio Department of Education
  • Coordinate newsletters

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred emphasis within marketing, communications, public relations or sales
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient computer skills and knowledge of a variety of software programs.
  • Comprehension of basic technical and food/agricultural subjects for agricultural, food processing, and/or other agri-business companies and entities
  • Accurate, organized, willing to follow recommended procedures.
  • Must have the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

This is a full time position in our Toledo office which will requires some travel.  Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience. Apply with link below and please send writing sample and cover letter along with your resume.


 

Project Manager, Manufacturing Engineer – Full-time

Deliver on services specifically designed to provide solutions to manufacturers and assist with selling multiple technology based projects. Provide technical assistance to manufacturers by offering Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) capabilities, communicate with companies daily, and generate reports.

Duties would include but not limited to the following:

  • Deliver on projects involving equipment design, equipment identification, and production/plant layout, for food operations.
  • Provide services, project reporting and ensuring project completion on a timely basis and within budget.
  • Develop and manage automation projects for manufacturing clients.
  • Provide input towards predictive maintenance programming based on industry knowledge.
  • Develop and manage projects related to energy assessments.
  • Assist with identifying sales opportunities to increase revenues.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in Engineering along with technical experience in manufacturing of at least five (5) years.  Business development experience would be beneficial.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient computer skills and knowledge of a variety of software and design programs.
  • Accurate, organized, willing to follow recommended procedures.
  • Must have the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

This a full-time position is in our Toledo office and will require some travel within Ohio.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.  Apply with link below and please send writing sample and cover letter along with your resume.


 

Marketing and Communications Assistant Part-time

Assists with Marketing and Communications activities for the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and its programs.  Writing and creative communications skills are important, as is the knowledge of art design and graphics, and the processes to assist in the production of marketing materials, both printed and electronic.

Duties would include but not limited to the following:

  • Focus on all social media platforms
  • Manage website information and updates
  • Marketing, promotional, and communication efforts
  • Creation of video libraries used to promote services and projects
  • Assistance and delivery of webinars
  • Development, assistance, and delivery of event coordination and planning.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred emphasis within marketing, communications, or public relations.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferred computer skills in office suite, database, graphics design, and the Internet.
  • Comprehension of basic technical and food/agricultural subjects
  • Accurate, organized, willing to follow recommended procedures.
  • Must have the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

This part-time position will be in our Toledo office which requires office hours and is not a work from home position. Wages are competitive with experience/degree.   Apply with link below and please send writing sample and cover letter along with your resume.


Abbott

SENIOR ENGINEER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D) – ABBOTT NUTRITION – COLUMBUS, OH

For more information, please visit:

https://www.jobs.abbott/us/en/job/30911157/Senior-Engineer-Research-Development-R-D-Abbott-Nutrition-Columbus-OH