Parabel is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.
Parabel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The Company's policies regarding recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training and all other personnel matters are free from discriminatory practices.
Posting Date : 13/09/2018
Position: Technical Service Manager
Reports to: VP – Sales
Location: Parabel – Vero Office / Fellsmere
The Technical Service Manager supports food application projects (internal and external), leads strategic prototype development and delivers technical support to global customers. While serving as a key voice of the company in food application discussions, the TSM will deliver best-in-class prototypes and scientific support to customers across multiple market segments, including nutraceuticals, RTD beverages, healthy snacks and non-dairy products.
To maintain premium pricing on technical ingredient solutions and position the Company as a long-term nutrition partner, the TSM must be skilled in providing technical guidance (across multiple food industry market segments) and in deploying resources in support of team-based, collaborative selling. The position must have the technical acumen to identify and lead nutrition and food science research and partnership opportunities with the Company’s strategic accounts. These partnerships will include customer-driven projects, flavor system creation and understanding, prototype development with 3rd parties and research endeavors with universities and product development firms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To support sales and global go-to-market activities, work with sales team to support and target customers in designated market segments and execute prototype and applications research plan to help shorten the sales cycle and deliver proof of concept finished products. Additional projects will include identifying co-manufacturing partners to make prototypes; flavor system optimization; collaborating with universities for food applications research and sensory evaluations; partnering with key product development firms for networking and specific project development. Measurements of Performance:
Skillfully and professionally communicate technical information about Company’s products to targeted customers. Communicate internally specific and general information as it pertains to overall prospect and customer needs. Measurements of Performance:
Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the food ingredient market and the competitive environment to facilitate sales efforts and to keep other Company staff informed of changes and developments in the market. Measurements of Performance:
Maintain a productive and effective relationship with all members of the Company staff as well as relevant distributors, consultants and affiliates, to ensure clear and rapid flow of information and customer and prospect satisfaction. Measurements of Performance:
Manage administrative activities in a timely and cost efficient manner as it relates to travel, expense reports, general report writing, and other matters. Measurements of Performance:
Posting Date : 06/09/2018
Position: Cost Accountant
Reports to: Controller
Location: Farm 1 - Fellsmere, FL
The cost accountant completes gross margin analyses for Parabel’s products, inventory and its overall value. This includes calculating and setting the standard cost for each of Parabel’s farmed products and assuring effective controls for inventory flow and management. This position requires excellent computer skills as it utilizes complicated formulas, software, databases to evaluate product costs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand by customer type
Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward
Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development such as production, purchasing, import/export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/export IT, receiving, shipping, and other.
Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls
Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts by customer type by division
Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others
Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management
Work in special projects as required
Posting Date : 24/01/2018
Position: Assistant Farm Manager
Reports to: Farm Manager
Location: Fellsmere, Florida
The Assistant Farm Manager position directs and manages all day-to-day activities of the company's crop production and farming operations. This position provides management support to the Farm Manager providing solutions and continuous improvement suggestions for the overall efficiency of the company’s site operations. The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Farm Manager may change periodically, and he/she may be required to perform or be assigned additional work within his/her capacity, from time to time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for growing safe, quality food.
Provide direction and oversight to field technicians for efficient execution of all farming functions.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to Agricultural practices and institutional facility care.
Knowledge of all OSHA regulations and Safety practices protocols and requirements associated with facility and Agricultural practices
Mechanical knowledge required for equipment repairs.
Working knowledge of chemicals related to standard farming practices and procedures related to Agricultural practices.
Daily visual inspection of the Crop Growth Areas (CGA’s) and farming system which includes all mechanical systems in place to support the plant’s health and growth.
Researching and proving support to Farm Manager to assist in forming the departmental strategies; formed in collaboration with the research and development growth teams, other company departments and senior management.
Implementing specific targets for key areas to focus on including but not limited to; new growth techniques, fertilizer applications, new fertilizer formulations to optimize growth, profitability, and efficiency goals.
Presenting departmental needs to Farm Manager to give clear analysis on department performance.
Overseeing all operations to ensure SOPs, policies and best practice methods are strictly followed.
Update documentation as the operation evolves to reach goals quicker.
Analyze and evaluate historical data and data collected by field members constantly to ensure threats to crop are identified quickly. Uses data collected from the field and personnel experience to identify weaknesses and strengths in the system in order to make decisions to strengthen the growth system or improve efficiency and identifying conflicts against set parameters.
Implementing conflict resolution strategies.
Liaising with Farm Manager and HR Team to maintain a work force to perform field tasks and gather quality and efficient data.
Training employees on machines and operating equipment and ensuring all requirements and needs for the staff are met.
Dealing with internal departmental conflicts and disputes, discussing best course of action and resolution.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agri-Business, Agronomy, Biology, Plant Crop Science or related field.
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience managing farm production systems and supervising farm crews.
Working knowledge of general food regulations and food safety fundamentals.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Experience in managing, delegating responsibilities, working with and evaluating employees.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Excellent leadership and analytical skills.
Strong emphasis on teamwork and relationship building.
Ability to be flexible while balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the interest of Company goals.
Lean and continuous improvements experience preferred.
Mechanical, electrical and agricultural aptitude.
Ability to read and understand technical documents, company policies and procedures and implement appropriately.
Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills including read and write the English language.
Produce work in a timely, budgeted, scheduled and profitable manner for the Company.
Apply safety procedures and principles on a daily basis and protect yourself and others from injury.
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