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Account Representative

Are you a sales professional seeking an opportunity represent a manufacturer and distributor of 21st Century products? Does bringing new products to market excite you? Do you have experience in regional / national business-to-business sales and account management? If this sounds like you, Kanak Naturals has an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Kanak Naturals is seeking an Account Executive for our sustainable dining products group based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is a fast-paced sales opportunity for someone who can engage with regional and national clients in the dining / restaurant, entertainment, and sporting venue segments.

In this role, you will be introducing potential clients to Kanak Naturals’ line of compostable paper/fiber-based straws, serving trays, and other green/sustainable dining products. This role requires that the Account Executive be based at our Fort Wayne location.

Job responsibilities and expectations:

  • Excellent personal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A successful track record in business-to-business sales
  • Experience representing alternatives to currently-used products – the ability to articulate product features and the benefit of incorporating them into a client’s business model(s)
  • Have a positive team attitude
  • Ability to travel as needed – both domestic and internationally

Experience and requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years successful business-to-business sales experience
  • A background selling products to the food service, food container, restaurant, or hospitality/event center industries is desired
  • Strong product sales ability / capable of mastering technical product details and presenting new concepts to prospects in established industries
  • A four-year degree is a plus, but applicable experience will be considered in lieu of education
  • Must be located in NE Indiana, or be willing to relocate to that location

Kanak Naturals is a premier resource for single use dinnerware. That is why we make packaging and foodservice products from renewable materials that are just as strong and durable – and don’t cost more. www.kanaknaturals.com

We are looking for diverse and dynamic people who are excited to be a part of a different kind of company. At Kanak, we know that our growth is supported by an environment where team members can leverage their strengths, be creative, and learn and grow from each other. If you like a fast-paced atmosphere where each day is different, working at Kanak may be your dream job.

Driver – Local Haul

Do you love driving a truck but hate the nights spent away from home? You might flourish in our open position for a local / area Truck Driver. We’re looking for a safe, courteous driver who values a predictable schedule. Our company makes safety our number one priority, which is reflected in our impeccable safety record.

Serving clients throughout the Midwest, Kontinental Logistics is a privately-owned part of the Kanak family of businesses. Our drivers deliver products to our regional clients, returning home daily.

Duties in this role include:

  • Practice safe driving habits / highway courtesy at all times
  • Check vehicle to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting goods.
  • Check all load-related documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Load or unload trucks or help others with loading or unloading, using special loading-related equipment or other equipment as necessary.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.

Qualified candidates for this opportunity will have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years-experience driving tractor-trailer rig
  • Hold a current Class A license
  • Clean driving record

Kanak Naturals is a premier resource for single use dinnerware. That is why we make packaging and foodservice products from renewable materials that are just as strong and durable – and don’t cost more. www.kanaknaturals.com

Kanak Exports is a premier resource for engineered laminates We are suppliers to clients in multiple industries including construction, hospitality, and recreational vehicle industries. Learn more about us at our website: www.kanakexports.com

We are looking for diverse and dynamic people who are excited to be a part of a different kind of company. At Kanak, we know that our growth is supported by an environment where team members can leverage their strengths, be creative, and learn and grow from each other. If you like a fast-paced atmosphere where each day is different, Kanak may be your dream job.

Purchasing Agent / Buyer

Are you an experienced purchasing professional looking for a great new opportunity? Are you able to work closely with operations to assure that they have the right materials at the right time and at the best price? Do you understand the difference between low raw materials prices and the cost of inferior materials on overall productivity? If this sounds like you, Kanak Naturals / Kanak Exports has an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Kanak, distributors and manufacturers of compostable dinnerware, restaurant furnishings, cabinetry, and other items, has an opportunity available for an experienced Purchasing Agent / Buyer.

In this role you will have the following responsibilities:

· Conduct market research – find sources for materials and products.

· Build and maintain relationships with vendors

· Negotiate with potential vendors to establish best price per item

· Coordinate deliveries to meet operations needs

Qualified candidates will have the following skills and experience:

· Interest in the sourcing of and purchasing of industrial products

· Able to handle multiple projects

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills

· Good negotiation skills

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kanak is highly motivated, inspired, and innovative. We have been privileged to enjoy continued growth, allowing us to staff exceptional talent which has perpetuated our innovation and expansion. We have an amazing trajectory and the sky is the limit.

We are looking for diverse and dynamic people who are excited to be a part of a different kind of company. At Kanak, we know that our growth is supported by an environment where team members can leverage their strengths, be creative, and learn and grow from each other. If you like a fast-paced atmosphere where each day is different, Kanak may be your dream job!

Please forward resumes and cover letter when applying