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Lauren Sangster

Marketing Manager, Innovation

Canada-Nova Scotia-Halifax


Job Description

Clearwater Seafoods is one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated seafood companies with over 1,900 employees in offices, plants and vessels across the globe. The Canadian company operates from ocean-to-plate, owning its own fishing licenses, vessels and processing facilities, while also providing delivery to its customers worldwide. Clearwater is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety and diversity of premium wild-caught seafood, including scallops, lobster, langoustine, clams, whelk, coldwater shrimp and crabs.

As a leading harvester, processor and marketer of sustainably-sourced seafood, Clearwater supplies its products to wholesalers, retailers and foodservice distributors throughout the world. Selling its products globally under the Clearwater, Macduff and various private label brands.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in its science, innovative technology and management approaches to support sustainability and grow its wild seafood resource. This commitment has established Clearwater as a global leader in sustainable seafood excellence.

On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a Marketing Manager, Innovation to join their team of dedicated professionals.

Reporting to the Director of Innovation, and working in close collaboration with Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing and Sales, this position is responsible for leading Innovation from idea generation through launch.  Clearwater’s market centric growth strategy encompasses the need to drive fewer, bigger and better initiatives beyond value-added.  Strategic focus encompasses reaching new customers through new channels, growth in new regions, creating solutions through new species and solving for consumer needs through value-added solutions. Major responsibilities include: Project management; Stage-Gate process and cross-functional Innovation Team management; Analysis of business development opportunities and requests for proposals, and reporting on key metrics.  Essentially this role leads, challenges and energizes all members of the cross-functional teams to drive growth and execute with excellence.

As the ideal candidate, you have a post-secondary degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing, or a related discipline, and a minimum of 8+ years’ experience in Marketing and Innovation. Experience in premium and perishable foods is preferred. You have strong experience in team leadership, innovation project management, and Stage-Gate process. You have proven excellence in communication and collaboration, and have a strong background in building both internal and external relationships. You have the ability to operate both on the strategic and tactical levels within an organization, and are viewed as a “hands-on” individual who leads by example. 

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For more information contact Lauren Sangster, Recruitment Specialist at (902) 421-1141 or

Scott McGaw, Senior Consultant at (902) 422-4601. 

Meridia, a Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette company, is Atlantic Canada’s leading contingency recruitment firm that is focused on providing high quality, fast turnaround recruitment for professional and technical positions.

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Lauren Sangster
Lauren Sangster
Posting Date: 14-Jun-2017Marketing/Advertising/PR Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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