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Silver Hills Director, Business Development in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Silver Hills started in 1989 with a mission to Empower, Educate, and Inspire People to Live Healthier Lives. We believe investing in your own health is the greatest gift you can give someone because when you are healthy, you will have more to share.

Joining our family means being part of a quickly growing community that is truly committed to delivering healthy, great tasting products that are made with care. The Silver Hills team gives you the opportunity to grow and contribute to a healthy and sustainable vision. If you are excited by the idea of sharing your passion for healthy and delicious food with like-minded individuals and bringing great tasting products to consumers across North America and beyond, we want to hear from you!

Silver Hills, manufacturer and marketer of Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery, Little Northern Bakehouse, and One Degree Organic Foods is looking for a Director, Business Development to join the team.

Who are we looking for...

Reporting to the Chief Customer Officer, our new Director, Business Development will play a crucial role in the long-term growth and profitability of Silver Hills. This role will lead the development, oversight, execution, and tracking of strategic business plans for the Canadian and US business (including Retail, Private Label, and Food Service).

This is a very exciting time for the Sales team as we continue to grow and expand! In this role, you will collaborate with Marketing, Finance, and Field Sales to develop sound trade-marketing and sales strategies and ensure priorities and objectives are aligned across all brands and branches of the Sales organization. You will have the opportunity to develop and lead our Business Development team that owns meaningful reporting, solid category management-based sales materials, annual planning and forecasting processes, as well as supports new item launches and influences future product innovation and retailer/market expansion. It will be critical not to lose sight of the big picture as we continue to evolve and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. There will be many opportunities to leave your footprint and grow your career!

Here is who you are?

Drive & Motivation

  • You are passionate about healthy living and values which align with Silver Hills

  • You are motivated by challenges and willing to give your 100% to achieve outstanding results

  • You would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment where ?change? is the only constant

  • You want to leave your footprint and help grow an amazing team

Character & Abilities

  • You are an influential leader who can think outside the box

  • You have a business mind with entrepreneurial, innovative DNA

  • You are able to influence and drive change to achieve the strategic vision

  • You have a strong bias for action with the ability to achieve results

  • You are an exceptional communicator, who can build meaningful relationships and inspire action

  • You are a strategic and critical thinker with a proven record of creating new opportunities and exceeding business goals

Knowledge & Skills

  • You have trade marketing and system knowledge skills

  • You have a solid business development background

  • You have analytical lifting power and project management skills

  • You have a strong familiarity with syndicated data and strategic data capabilities

  • You have exceptional communication, relationship building, and negotiation skills

  • You have highly proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office


  • You have a relevant Undergraduate Degree

  • You have 7+ years in manufacturer CPG experience

  • You have 3+ years of Category Management experience

  • You have people management experience (3 or more direct reports)


  • Familiarity with Mac

Things you will do?

  • Proactively bring forth opportunities and ideas to maximize volume, profitability, and overall efficiency

  • Assist in developing Sales & Marketing plans, objectives, key priorities and initiatives

  • Cultivate strong cross-functional relationships that will drive growth and profitability

  • Expand actionable reporting that can be used throughout the organization for key business decisions

  • Develop and maintain category management-based sales materials for all branches of the Field Sales Team in Canada and the US ? Natural, Retail, Private Label, and Food Service

  • Implement and own the Sales planning process that includes TPM system maintenance and input process, analysis for forecasting and trade budgeting, deduction management and plan reconciliation

  • Develop and lead people on our Business Development team and drive culture within the BDT/Sales group

  • Manage the Customer Service / Order Entry process and team

Other ?

  • Ability to travel internationally on occasion

Why join us?

We offer our team members many benefits to help them achieve their goals and support our company culture:

  • Opportunities for career growth and development

  • Competitive Healthcare Benefits Package

  • Profit Sharing and RRSP Matching

  • Free delicious and healthy bread

  • Fresh organic fruit delivered weekly

  • Fitness incentive fund to help you thrive

  • Friendly and supportive work environment and an ambitious team

  • Discounts at our retail store with a great selection of healthy organic products

  • Company social events focused around health, great tasting food and getting together as a team

How to apply

If you are interested in a position that will be a contributing part of something very new and exciting, please apply on our career page (https://silverhillsbakery.ca/careers/). This role will close on May 28, 2019. Want to learn more about our mission and products? Please check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Silver Hills is an inclusive employer and a firm believer of equal opportunity! We will make sure to provide accommodations requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. Therefore, we encourage all qualifying candidates to apply and we look forward to reviewing your application!