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Careers That Matter
When you join Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF), you’re joining a company that’s more than a place to earn a living. It’s a place to grow, advance and create a meaningful career; it’s a place to support your community, make friends and make a difference.
Meet a few of the people who’ve advanced their careers and found great satisfaction working at BRF.
Catherine joined Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF) in 1997 out of high school as a general laborer. She spent two years working in production before transferring to quality assurance (QA). She was the first Microbiological Technician at BRF and went on to help build a program to support the supplier approval process. After advancing to a supervisory role in QA, Catherine was tapped to lead the company’s sensory department. In her current role as Sensory Specialist, she has been instrumental in expanding her department’s capabilities, focusing primarily on quality metrics and improving new product development and innovation.
BRF’s supportive culture and leadership have helped me learn more about what interested me from a career standpoint and gave me the opportunities to explore my talents. Leading my own department is a dream come true.
Jenn’s experience with Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF) began long before she was hired as an Assistant Production Operator in 2001. From the age of 8, she attended company picnics with her father, a Senior Maintenance Mechanic at BRF. Years later, when Jenn became an employee, she found the company’s culture to be very supportive of her career goals and educational aspirations. Holding positions in both production and supply chain, Jenn has been promoted multiple times and taken advantage of BRF’s tuition assistance program.
BRF as a company has grown a lot since I first started working here, but one thing has never changed—how the company treats its employees and how the employees treat each other. I like working here because I like what I do, who I work with and what the company stands for.
Melissa’s career at Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF) began in 2008 when she was hired as a Customer Service Supervisor. Within a few years, she had taken advantage of the company’s tuition assistance program to complete her masters in management, as well as earn her Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification. Later, after the company created a formal LSS training program with Rochester Institute of Technology, Melissa added a Black Belt certification to her impressive resume. Now a Commercialization Project Manager, she’s had the opportunity to spearhead various internal projects that have increased efficiency, communication and transparency across the organization.
BRF is a company that is very supportive of continuing education. With a culture that likes to promote from within, there are so many opportunities to expand your horizon and push yourself to new heights.
Eric began working for Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF) within months of graduating from college. Although he held a degree in agricultural economics, he joined the company as a Customer Service Representative to get his foot in the door, gain some work experience and learn the food business. Less than a year later, Eric put his degree into practice when he transitioned into the procurement department as a Junior Buyer. In 2015, he was promoted to a Commodity Buyer forecasting raw materials. Recently certified as a Black Belt in LSS, Eric has led a project to help improve BRF’s process for sourcing ingredient alternatives.
Finding your first job after college can be tough. Manage your expectations. Don’t worry about landing the perfect job right away. BRF was a great place for me to get in with a good company and work my way up.
Brian joined Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF) in 2002 as an entry-level Assistant Production Operator. Since then, he has been promoted six times and moved up within the ranks of production from an individual contributor to supervisory roles. His openness to new experiences, willingness to continually learn new skills and commitment to the organization are key factors that have contributed to his success.
BRF is a place where hard work and determination are not only rewarded but celebrated.
Marty started as a Production Line Temp more than 30 years ago. His longevity enables him to intimately understand how activities in one department affect and influence other departments. Marty has held a variety of roles over the years, but found his true calling working in supply chain management. He enjoys the challenge of material traceability and today, as a Materials Supervisor, is responsible across both New York manufacturing facilities for 100% of the traceability of all materials from their raw state to finished products.
Baldwin Richardson Foods is a place where you can turn a job into a career. If you like challenges, this is a great place to work. You never know what each day will bring except that there’s always an opportunity to challenge yourself.