The food industry continues to boom despite environmental and economic setbacks.

Among some of the trends shaping the industry include the continued rise of e-commerce fueled in part by the pandemic’s influence on in-store shopping, the increase in environmentally-driven purchases with Gen Z and Millennials leading this charge, and, of course, continued investment in wellness and ingredient transparency.

“The big takeaway is that specialty food has produced consistent growth every year through good (economic stability) and bad (pandemic, high inflation). People care about their food choices, younger generations are increasingly engaged consumers, and share of grocery spending that goes to specialty food rises every year,” Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Association’s Vice President, Resource Development, said in a release

So what does that mean for the job market? And what roles should food industry professionals be eyeing to build their careers? 

According to ForceBrands’ 2024 Food and Non-Alc Beverage Salary Report, the industry’s hottest roles include Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operations Officers, SVPs of Sales, and Heads of Marketing.

Interested in a career within the food consumer brand market? We’ve scouted some great food industry jobs for experienced professionals to help propel your career. Whether you have an existing role within the food industry or are trying to enter the food world for the first time, we’ve handpicked some available opportunities from our specialized food division.

Explore these great food jobs for experienced professionals:

Alliance Sales and Marketing | Territory Sales Manager (Raleigh, NC)

The Territory Sales Manager is responsible for increasing the market share of the brands we represent by developing and maintaining relationships with key retailers. The high-visibility position involves presenting our client’s products at retail stores from Eastern North Carolina, Tennessee to Southern Virginia. APPLY NOW

PROVA Inc. | Vice President of Sales, North America (Remote)

The Director of Sales will lead our North American sales team. This role will be responsible for creating and executing sales strategies, developing and managing the sales budget, and leading the sales team to meet and exceed sales goals. Inherent in the role is a close working relationship with our headquarters management in Paris, France. APPLY NOW

Chex Finer Foods | Key Account Manager, The Fresh Market (Greensboro, NC)

The Key Account Manager will manage the overall distributor relationship as the primary point of contact. They will lead the planning, development, and implementation of sales and marketing plans and programs to increase sales for the account. This role requires fostering and nurturing relationships as a trusted advisor with the TFM team and proactively delivering a best-in-class customer experience. APPLY NOW

Spudsy | Director of Sales (Remote)

The Director of Sales will oversee and expand natural and conventional business, maintaining relationships with partners, and meeting revenue and profit targets. Responsibilities include implementing sales fundamentals, collaborating with brokers of key account plans, managing customer sales budgets, and identifying new opportunities. This position entails executing trade programs, coordinating field marketing initiatives, and utilizing data sources to evaluate and capitalize on sale opportunities. APPLY NOW

C.A. Fortune & Company | Account Manager (Chicago, IL)

This Account Manager role will connect our brands with the independent market in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, including accounts like Tony’s, Pete’s, Angelo Caputo’s, Strack & Van Til, and Berkot’s. Your management of relationships and business acumen will elevate our brands’ presence in a critical market. APPLY NOW

Siete Family Foods | Director of Logistics and Customer Operations (Austin, TX)

Our ideal Director of Logistics and Customer Operations would agree with this definition and may even contribute the following specs: heading warehouse operations and order fulfillment for eCommerce and retail distribution, championing and leading your team to success, and optimizing freight strategy. Additional jokes about pallets (palettes, and paletes) are a bonus. If this sounds like you, our family would love to chat with you! APPLY NOW

ByHeart | Releasing Service Manager (Portland, OR)

The Releasing Services Manager leads the Releasing function of the Quality Department and is responsible for managing Master Batch Records Review, Product Release, Ingredient Release, and coordination with third-party laboratories and contract partners. This role is a hands-on, highly interactive role in a fast-paced, ever-changing production environment. APPLY NOW

Explore more great food opportunities here.

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