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DVP, Customer Development


Miami, FL, US, 33101

Job Type:  Sales

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a strategy to grow long term business, achieve assigned revenue and EBITDA goals.
  • Lead the team in new business development through prospecting activities.
  • Collaborate with Senior Management team to develop and implement plan to meet and exceed annual budget.
  • Proven track record and ability to work closely with R&D, Finance & Operations, Marketing and Commercialization teams to develop and commercialization product.
  • Reinvigorate large QSR relationships and ensure customer satisfaction for business growth.
  • Support operational processes (demand planning, scheduling, inventory control, logistics) in order to effectively execute based on customer needs
  • Able to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and challenging environment
  • Prioritize business/customer development objectives to deliver maximum growth that is aligned with Aspire Bakeries strategic direction.
  • Develop relationships w/ largest customer partners and lead internal team to achieve goals. Build strategic plan and relationships for positioning Aspire in a leadership and category planning role.
  • Lead, develop & participate in presentations, negotiations, customer development meetings, and trade shows with key external & internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction stays high, develop lasting relationships with existing customers, and create new relationships.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop Aspire’s strategies, as well as providing input in developing innovative new foods.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 8-10 years min. of sales experience in a senior sales role, on a national/international basis.
  • College/University degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Proven track record of exceptional analytic capabilities. Ability to spot and successfully react to trends, patterns and opportunities.
  • Focused, with the leadership and experience to deliver consistent and unwavering messages.
  • Process oriented with a maniacal focus on results
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation, & relationship building abilities.
  • Strategic, resourceful, & creative individual who is a proven hands-on sales leader that thrives in a team environment.
  • Able to regularly transition between high-level, strategic work and detailed, tactical work.
  • Advanced software skills with common business applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Available and flexible for business travel (up to 50% )
  • General understanding of food/beverage/other CPG environments






Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.