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Business Development

Simply Fresh Seafoods Inc.

This is a Contract position in Clarks Harbour, NS posted May 16, 2019.

Business Development Director Clark’s Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada Simply Fresh Seafoods Inc.

has been a supplier of seafood throughout the world for over 4 generations.

We are a small family-run business that now specializes in Lobster (live and processed), Sushi
– Grade Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, and Halibut.

We are expanding our vision based on recent world developments to take advantage of emerging markets and certain key customer expansions.

Simply Fresh Seafoods Inc.

is currently recruiting for a Business Development Director to carry out this vision.

This is a permanent, full-time position that will be based in Clark’s Harbour, N.S.

· “Bachelors and Masters in business management, finance, business administration, or a related field is required
· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior role within foodservice/seafood industry (preferably experience working in Europe or Asia)
· Minimum 5 years’ experience working with Live Lobster markets in Europe and Asia, primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia
· Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a reasonable manner
· Ability to develop relationships and communicate across different cultures and business styles.

· Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
· Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills
· Willingness to live in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia
· Complete fluency in English, including professional written and verbal communication skills
· Research and analytical experience as related to logistics solutions and international market price comparisons with a focus in the seafood and restaurant industry
· Demonstrated ability to implement cost savings in business models
· A minimum of 5 years of experience with business planning and forecasting
· A minimum of 5 years of experience working at a senior level in large project management
· A minimum of 5 years of experience in seafood supply chain management, merchandising, and procurement at an international level, including expertise managing supply chain logistics from North America to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and experience developing procurement models that result in cost savings
· A minimum of 5 years of experience in a strategic business and business development role in the seafood sector, with demonstrated track record in establishing business relationships and securing deals with international partners, Primarily in Europe and Asia
· Ability to understand the lobster fisherman’s mentality and how it relates to the customers
· Willingness to travel frequently internationally (Europe and Asia, among others) Key Responsibilities:
· Develop sales of Live lobsters and fish in Europe (UK, Spain, Italy) and Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan)
· Develop a deep understanding of the Simply Fresh Seafood strategic plan, business model for international development of the company in Europe and Asia Meet or exceed business development unit KPIs and execute growth plans to achieve net income objectives Possess the strategic business perspective to anticipate (and take advantage of) key marketplace trends
· Work on development of lobster-based value-added products according to trends of European and Asian markets
· Work with Air forwarders and logistic companies in order to provide and develop best logistic services for international costumers
· Develop an almost family like relationship with key customers getting to know their wants and needs even before they require it.

What we Offer: -$ 115 000 CAD salary per annum
– Healthcare program (Blue cross)
– Bonuses TBC -Vehicle for travel or equivalent compensation To Apply for this Career Opportunity: Please submit an up-to-date resume of past experience and education and bring it to the attention of: Peter Swim We appreciate your interest in Simply Fresh Seafoods Inc.

Please note that only candidates who meet the requirements of the role will be contacted Where to find us : 109 Boundary St.

Clark’s Harbour, NS B0W 1P0