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Career Story: President Of A Food Additives Manufacturing Company

President Of A Food Additives Manufacturing Company

Job Title: President

Type of Company: Fortune 500 food ingredients manufacturer. We make flavorings, colors, seasonings, extracts, enhancers, ink jet colors and aroma chemicals.

Education: MA

Previous Experience: I held a number of positions in manufacturing, research and marketing before I moved to general management.

Job Tasks: I'm a hands-on executive who knows the business from experience. I delegate authority and responsibility to competent managers who work with people capable of producing our various products. Each member of our organization embraces their job as "theirs". Our managers are "helpers" who assist in accomplishing the work. I assist the managers to accomplish their tasks. I keep our board informed and prepare reports and formal requests, budgets, etc. as required. Our people also participate in community activities, which include sponsoring and promoting events, sitting on committees, organizing functions, speaking at engagements, and organizing tours of facilities. We push decision-making down the ladder as far as possible. Our products are of the highest quality and safety because our people care and take pride in their performance.

When we extract flavors and colors from natural sources such as yeast, vegetables, and spices, processes are consistent and we expect 100% acceptance. Blends are matched to insure flavor and color consistency batch to batch. Chemical processes that produce flavors and colors are controlled and all resulting products are certified before customer use. Many of our products require subjective judgments by trained specialists, such as perfumers, tasters, and food scientists who use the latest technology and instrumentation to reach their decisions. In many cases our customers rely on our quality control and certification rather than duplicating similar testing in their own laboratories.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is seeing people reach their potential, surpassing their own expectations, and improving themselves and our company.

The worst part of my job is dealing with labor unions who promote mediocrity and keep our people from moving on and accomplishing new goals, and union leaders who focus on equal pay for poor performance and limit payments to those who accomplish more.

Job Tips: Learn the business and listen to the people who are doing the work. Enable them to accomplish, lead by doing, and manage as a helper. Recognize that you are in the "people business" and their well-being is the key to your own success.

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