Name: Brian Zimmer
Title: Supply Network Planner, Donuts, Icings & Fillings, and Cakes
Number of Years with Rich’s: 13
Location: Rich’s World Headquarters, Buffalo, N.Y.
Favorite Product: On Top® Whipped Topping, and not just because it’s one of Rich’s most-successful products, but also because it was one of the first products I planned for when I started. Not to mention it has a large volume and the forecast accuracy was 99% this past year. Talk about a dream product to plan for!
Fondest Memory of Your Time at Rich’s: It’s impossible to name just one. I’ve had countless memorable experiences with fellow associates over the past 13 years. From coming up with solutions to meet our customers’ needs to spending time together at department outings, I’ve had the privilege of interacting and sharing laughs with a lot of different associates. Plus, how many people can say they’ve shot a vice president of the company while playing laser tag? Probably not many, but I can!
What “Innovate” Means to You: Most people immediately think of new, amazing products developed by R&D, but, to me, innovation is ingrained in the jobs we do every single day. Whether you create a spreadsheet that helps prioritize tasks and maximize time, or you come up with an idea in a team meeting to help meet a deadline, it’s innovative. At Rich’s, we are constantly innovating in every department, to satisfy our customers and keep us ahead of the competition.