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Food Chain Outreach Coordinator

 

Overview

A professional working in food chain outreach is responsible for strategizing collaborative relationships with food companies (retail, foodservice, and stakeholder organizations) to secure positions of choice and access within animal production.

 

food chain outreach coordinator

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Position products and platforms with targeted accounts
  • Apply knowledge of retail and food service industries to develop and implement a market access strategy
  • Implement strategic account management processes within food chain accounts
  • Build advocacy among influencer groups and food chain trade associations
  • Cultivate strong relationships with retailers and foodservice companies
  • Assist in development of strategies, tactics, and outcomes with marketing teams
  • Coordinate business processes across sales teams to ensure alignment and goals
  • Assess market conditions that may impact business practices and relations
  • Assist in budgeting

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in agribusiness or business is most preferred accompanied by experience in the food industry.

 

To pursue a career as a Food Chain Outreach Coordinator:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business and computer courses, accounting, and mathematics.

 

Typical Employers:

Food chain outreach coordinators typically work for large food companies that sell and position their own products to major retailers.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook

The future outlook for a food chain outreach coordinator will be good over the next five years. 

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Supply Chain Management Association
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Western Association of Food Chains