Sanderson Farms Promotes Ward to Marketing Product Specialist
LAUREL, Miss. – July 6, 2016 – Brittany Ward has been promoted to Marketing Product Specialist at Sanderson Farms’ corporate office. Ward’s promotion is part of the company’s expansion to marketing functions in an effort to continue to support the third largest poultry producer’s growing customer base.
As a Marketing Product Specialist, Ward will be responsible for managing activities concerning products produced by Sanderson Farms, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will work closely with the company’s sales team in developing point-of-sales material, sales presentations and proposals, as well as coordinating with the customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams to ensure Sanderson Farms’ products and packaging are consistent with customer needs.
Ward began her career with Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee in 2008 and has held various positions since then, including Sales Secretary and, most recently, Marketing Coordinator. As Marketing Coordinator, Ward provided support regarding product labeling to the company’s customer service and shipping departments. She also coordinated the company’s labeling program, which ensures product labels and packaging are compliant with USDA regulations and consistent with customer needs.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi, Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, as well as a Master of Science degree in Public Relations. During her tenure at MSU, Ward served as a student member of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
Ward currently resides in Laurel, Mississippi, where she is an active volunteer with United Way. Ward is also a former member of Jones County Young Professionals.
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 12,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 16 different communities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that they do. Not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.