Assistant Customer Business Development Manager - Contract one year

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario
Date Posted: 07-27-2017
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.


Working as a member of the CBCL Fresh Customer Business Development team, the incumbent will support and co-manage all aspects of daily, weekly and period business objectives. This individual will provide analytical, task and project support to the Customer Business Development team in all aspects of serving the customer while working to grow profitable volume in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Act as a liaison between CBCL and the customer with regard to confirmation of features, (temporary rebate form), Management of Invoices, and other related tasks
  • Provide analytical & strategic support to Customer Business Team, including but not limited to: pricing & feature activity analysis, key performance indicator tracking / dashboards, customer reporting, marketing initiative benchmarking
  • Other ad duties and special projects, as required
  • Participate in cross functional initiatives to ensure adherence to core sales processes, recommend and implement process improvements when identified  
  • Seen as a go-to support person for all aspects of the business for two customer sales teams
  • Understanding of customer strategy aiding in analysis & fact-based recommendations that drive unit and sales volume growth
  • Able to work and influence cross-functionally to drive external focus within the CBCL Fresh organization
  • Own and lead customer presentations as assigned by the Business Development teams 

  • University Degree – Business education preferred 
  • Exceptional Analytical Skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • Flexible and accommodating to urgent customer demands
  • Ability to influence people, and hold people accountable
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Strong Business Acumen, and able to deal maturely with all levels, both internally and externally
  • Customer exposure and experience is a plus
  • Intermediate or Advanced user of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Experience with AC Nielsen and/or Oracle is a plus
  • Team Player
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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