Taylor McNerney (nee Harris), Marketing Manager

Company – Griffith Foods

Years worked in current role – 2

Years of experience in the industry  8

In 300 characters or less, describe your job – 

As Marketing Manager for Griffith Foods, I get to work with our Sales, Culinary and R&D Teams, to help bring the best ideas and products to our customers. No day is ever the same! I work with an amazing team of passionate and dedicated people all striving to “create better together”.

Name the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job –

  1. Team Player
  2. Strategic Thinker
  3. Creativity

Why did you decide to pursue a career in the food industry – 

I have always loved food! Cooking it, eating it, learning about new trends and sharing this passion with others. I was looking for a career that would allow me to combine this love of food, with my interest in marketing and business development. After joining the food industry, I really started to understand the opportunities that a career is food could bring. It’s a diverse industry, with so many people that share a passion in bringing the best food possible to consumers.

Top 3 advice tips for students and new grads coming into the industry – 

  1. It doesn’t matter where you get your start. Sometimes this means taking a lower level position than you feel you deserve. Get in, then your hard work and intelligence will get you to the next level.
  2. Love what you do and the people you work with. Life is too long to dread Mondays.
  3. Never stop learning. Always think about the next degree, or certification, that will keep you relevant and set you apart from your peers.

Tell us why your FoodJobRocks? – 

It’s all about the people. Not only amazing people within Griffith, but we have amazing customers too. Each one has their own unique challenges, as well as opportunities to help shape the future of food in Canada.

Favourite Quote – 

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” – Helen Keller

 

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