Business Development Assistant / Project Manager

  • McLane Global
  • Houston, Texas
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

The Company

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, McLane Global has a growing network of offices and food-grade logistics facilities in California and Utah, as well as top international markets including the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and beyond. We also have our own pasta and mac & cheese packaging facility in Casselton, North Dakota. McLane Global leads the industry with top brands, products, and services through four key divisions: International Sales, U.S. Sales and Manufacturing, Logistics and Transportation, and McLane Hunger Solutions.

Job Description

The McLane Global U.S. Sales and Manufacturing Division is looking for a great Business Development Assistant/Project Manager who is interested in growing into a Sales and Business Development role.

Role Responsibilities

- Learn and understand McLane Global's U.S. Sales & Manufacturing Division which is focused on retail, foodservice, ship chandler, and B2B co-packing

- Assist with all aspects of the sales cycle as needed

- Conduct regular store checks at retail customers and create market intelligence reports for sales team

- Heavy use of excel to build cost matrixes for a wide variety of products

- Participate in detailed label proofing to identify corrections needed

- Careful packaging and tracking of samples with multiple custom formulations

- All other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

- Grocery/Food & Beverage business experience strongly preferred

- Strong Microsoft Excel Skills to build cost matrixes and provide landed costs to sales team

- Ability to collaborate with sales, procurement, marketing, and quality assurance teams to quickly and successfully launch new products from concept to production

- Confident and comfortable using multiple software platforms including retailers own brand systems

- Detail oriented and highly organized

- Great memory

- Comfortable with ambiguity and able to navigate uncertainty with a positive "can-do" attitude

- Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously

- Experience with bids and contracts is a plus

- Experience with major USA retailer software platforms is a big plus

- Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

- Advanced Excel skills required.

- Intermediate to advanced skills in Dynamics AX and PowerPoint preferred

- Able to read, write and speak English fluently. Additional languages are a plus


- All offers are contingent upon passing a background check and drug screening

- No company visa sponsorships

- No phone call or walk in inquiries for this position, apply online to be considered

Please submit a clean and easy to modify solution the following in Microsoft Excel with your resume and cover letter:

- A major retailer has asked us to bid on their private label mac & cheese business. We need to provide them with delivered quotations in full truckloads to 3 distribution centers.

- What is our delivered cost per master case and per unit delivered to their DC's?

Here is the data for this exercise:

- Product Information

- Product: Macaroni & Cheese

- Units per master case: 24

- Net Weight per unit: 7.25oz

- Weight of pasta per unit: 166 grams

- Weight of cheese pouch per unit: 40 grams

- Master cases per truckload: 3276

- Master cases per pallet: 117

- Pallets per full truckload: 28

- Pallets per half truckload: 14

- Full truckload shipping costs by destination

- Houston, Texas: $4000

- Los Angeles, California: $5100

- Jersey City, New Jersey: $5300

- Component costs

- Pasta: $0.40 per lb

- Cheese: $2.00 per lb

- Packaging/Retail Box: $0.07 per unit

- Packaging/Master Case: $0.35 per master case

- Cost of each pallet: $10

- Cost of stretch-wrap per pallet: $3