Dawn Foods - Boston Digital Innovation Hub Company Overview
In September 2019, Dawn Foods established its Digital Innovation Hub in Boston’s Back Bay to take advantage of the strong B2B commerce ecosystem in Boston and the impressive digital talent pool. Dawn’s Hub leadership team includes seasoned veterans from Boston companies such as Blueport Commerce, Keurig, and TripAdvisor. The company plans to rapidly grow a lean team in the Boston Hub that has a strong mandate to capture the digital opportunity in the foodservice space.
Dawn’s goal: to inspire bakery success every day. To do this, the company is undergoing a digital transformation to enhance its capabilities and offerings – designed to help customers grow and drive their business forward. Boston is the center of this transformation and home to its new Digital Innovation Hub, which is leading the efforts and developing digital solutions for Dawn’s bakery customers.
Jobs at Dawn Foods - Boston Digital Innovation Hub
As CEO of Dawn Foods, Carrie has led Dawn to become one of the world’s premier bakery companies. She is intensely proud of Dawn’s legacy, yet focused on Dawn’s next horizon of international growth in a sustainable and profitable manner. Having started her career in medical sales, Carrie came to appreciate the true value of understanding your products completely and being able to effectively communicate their benefits to customers. This served her well upon entering Dawn in a sales role in the Florida market. She has held various cross-functional roles with progressively increasing responsibility, including CIO, where she oversaw the implementation of the company’s first global ERP system, and President of International, where she successfully led a turnaround. Carrie has introduced significant organizational change at Dawn Foods, including global strategic planning processes and change management best practices. A keen advocate of the Dawn Difference, she is a firm believer that the company’s culture spans geographic and social boundaries. Carrie loves to interact with Dawn’s customers as often as possible and, like she did as a child, enjoys taking her daughter on bakery visits.
As CFO, Karl is the steward of Dawn’s financial health, leveraging his decades of knowledge and international experience to ensure a secure future for the company. Karl leads the financing/accounting, audit, accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit and collections teams. Karl works across regions and functions to improve Dawn’s global management of our capital resources, with the goal of driving efficiencies and improved processes. In his 15 years with Dawn, he has held various financial and commercial leadership roles, most notably being heavily involved in the development and significant growth of our international business. He brings extensive international experience with Dawn and in previous roles with publicly listed companies in the agri-food sector. Karl is married with three children.
As President of LATAM, Emilio is responsible for leading the business for the Latin American region. He views his primary opportunity as pursuing regional growth and doing it with the right profitability to achieve the company’s strategic growth plan. Emilio manages more than 600 team members focused on all the functions of the Dawn Foods business and servicing a wide variety of customers. Emilio has been at Dawn Foods for one year. Prior to joining Dawn, he was with Cargill for 11 years as the President of Cargill Mexico.
Chief Transformation Officer
After a successful career at Barilla where she managed the brand for the growing pasta business in the U.S., Angie joined Dawn Foods to strategically guide North American marketing. Now, as Chief Transformation Officer, Angie is taking her cross-channel and category expertise in North America and applying it to innovation and marketing best practices globally. Angie is passionate about the central role Dawn’s products play in consumers' sweetest moments every day, believes in the importance of gaining a deep understanding of customer needs, and wants to ensure we are delivering the products and services that matter.
Chief Digital Officer
Bob Howland recently joined Dawn Foods as a member of the Dawn Leadership Team in the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer. With over 20 years of digital experience, Bob has been a pioneer in driving transformational solutions throughout his career. Bob will leverage his leadership, insights and expertise to implement Dawn Food’s long term digital vision, strategy and ecommerce business so that we can continue our tradition of innovation to support our customers around the world.
Before joining Dawn, Bob was Executive Vice President and General Manager at Blueport Commerce, the leading SaaS Cloud ecommerce platform for furniture, used by the largest retailers in North America to run their omnichannel business. Prior to Blueport, Bob has held executive management positions at various companies with the focus on implementing digital solutions. Bob is married and has 2 daughters.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Jason Lioy is Dawn's Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for developing our global Team Members for long-term success. Jason helps to build Dawn's culture into one that attracts, motivates, and retains talented employees. An HR leader at Dawn since 2014, Jason's previous roles included global HR leadership and development experience. He was promoted to CHRO from within Dawn because of his leadership style and work ethic. Jason is married with two sons.
“The culture of Dawn is a unique and special attribute that is felt and seen throughout our facilities, and it resonates with customers in their interactions with our Team Members. The Circle of Excellence guides us in what we do. As we move our operations and workforce forward, our history and culture will continue to differentiate us.”
Chief Corporate Affairs
With more than 35 years of experience in food distribution, Eric leverages his operational and leadership expertise to drive continued, profitable growth in the Dawn Bakery Distribution business. Passionate about delivering positive customer journeys, he focuses on putting the customer experience at the forefront of distribution. He is excited about the continued evolution the bakery industry is experiencing and the broad availability of baked goods in the marketplace. He is committed to positioning Dawn to serve the bakery market, in all its global channels — new and old. From his roots leading his family’s distribution business in New Jersey, he has been with Dawn since 1990. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and family. They have two grown sons.
Chief Product Officer
Chief Legal Officer
As Dawn’s first in-house counsel, Scott enjoys providing innovative and creative business solutions that appropriately balance risk with opportunities for growth. Scott is committed to building a best-in-class legal team to ensure that Dawn’s history of excellence in governance continues now and into the future. With more than 30 years of experience with several Fortune 500 CPG and food manufacturers, Scott is excited by the entrepreneurial opportunities at Dawn Foods.
President, Europe & AMEAP
As President of Dawn Foods Europe and AMEAP (Africa, Middle East and Asian Pacific), Steven’s role is to drive strategic and profitable growth in this region by building strong customer relationships through Dawn’s relevant product portfolio, services, strong innovation and value added concepts — helping to fulfill the mission of growing the Dawn brand globally. Steven joined Dawn in 2014 as vice president of Western Europe. Prior to joining Dawn, Steven spent most of his career with Unilever, where he held positions in International Marketing and International Sales, as well as senior leadership roles. The larger part of his career he worked outside the Netherlands.
Our people are our brand. They innovate, they demand quality and they build real relationships with our customers that stand the test of time. If you have your own personal recipe for success, check out our opportunities. Team Dawn may be right for you.
Opportunities, Rewards and Really Good Donuts All Come Together at Team Dawn
We have a fun family culture that values teamwork, genuine innovation and the desire to grow. Dawn is a rapidly growing global leader in the baking industry. We’ve doubled net sales over the past 10 years, climbing to almost $2 billion a year. Today, we have over 50 facilities located in the U.S., Canada, Latin American, Europe and AMEAP.
What makes this possible? Our 4,500 motivated, caring people who produce amazing products that exceed customer expectations every day. We reward success with comprehensive benefit packages, training and financial incentives that let our Team Members know they’re valued and the most important part of our company.
Dawn is proud to employ the top talent in the baking industry, and we reward our people with comprehensive health and well-being coverage, competitive compensation packages, and award-winning benefit offerings. We also help protect our Team Members’ future financial health with a generous 401(k) matching program that provide additional retirement funds and many tools and resources on financial wellness.
Dawn also encourages professional growth through tuition assistance and educational programs, and we are always searching for ways to improve our industry-leading services and benefits.
Make Today the Day
Are you ready for a career that helps you grow and rewards your hard work and smart thinking? Check out our opportunities around the globe to find the fit that’s right for you.
Our values drive our culture, and Dawn Foods works to create a culture of global growth, diversity, service to others, continuous learning and fun.
We are ENERGIZED by the creativity, INSPIRATION and DEDICATION we witness in our customers and in each other. We strive to infuse that passion into ALL THAT WE DO, from working as teams to give our customers our best, to partnering with our customers to help them move their businesses forward. It’s the spark that sets us apart
Our word is OUR PROMISE and it’s been that way for nearly 100 years. No matter how large we become, we are COMMITTED to being an organization of INTEGRITY and ACCOUNTABILITY for all we say and do. We know that lasting TRUST comes from being true to our words and our choices, and we are accountable to everyone we work with. Building trust with every opportunity.
Our success comes from nurturing LONG LASTING PARTNERSHIPS. We are committed to COLLABORATION and working with each other and our customers so that we all grow and improve. We listen, learn and approach each encounter as an opportunity to work together. Our partners feel VALUED AND HEARD.
We are proud of OUR ROOTS and will always remember our start as a small bakery business. It’s that humble beginning that helps the Dawn family connect to our customers and understand their goals, struggles and ambitions. And while we will always strive to INNOVATE AND GROW, we remember that our family roots drive our PROGRESS TOWARD A BRIGHT FUTURE. We started humbly; as bakers at sunrise.
We believe in our people and in the power of POSITIVITY for a better tomorrow. In business, there will always be challenges, but if we choose to address each situation with grace and careful consideration, we are CONFIDENT that positive outcomes will be our result. At Dawn Foods, we have an innate desire to continue to better ourselves, to make the experience our partners have with us smarter, richer and more enjoyable. Our end goal is HAPPINESS – for us, our customers, and their consumers.