“The current position at Campbell’s Foodservice was a new venture for me about 10 years ago. Prior to Campbell’s my work had been in food service operations in both hospitals and long term care/retirement sector as well as clinical nutrition. Initially the position was a sales role managing the healthcare team as well as national healthcare accounts, and then progressed about 6 years ago to Marketing… My goal was always to do some type of role as dietitian working in business and industry. My recommendation to dietitians beginning their career is to be open minded to the wide diversity of opportunities that are out there in this field, and to follow your passion. Initially, my main interest was in clinical nutrition both in university and internship. Over the years, I shifted my focus more to administrative and consulting types of work, and ultimately to business and industry, but all of these experiences helped to build the opportunities that I have today.”
Susan Owens is Brand Manager on the Campbell’s Foodservice team responsible for brand management of healthcare related product categories and leads the national healthcare strategy. She joined Campbell’s in 2007 as a Business Development Manager, Healthcare. As a Registered Dietitian, she brings over 25 years of varied experience to this role within healthcare operations and clinical nutrition in both the senior living and acute care sectors. She has been an active member of various dietetic committees including the Dietitians of Canada Long term care Action group. Susan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and dietetic internship from North York General Hospital.
If you would like to hear more from Susan and get a chance to network with her in person come to our Dietitians of Canada Business and Industry Network ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY on September 22, 2016 in TRS, Cara Commons. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/evening-of-networking-with-food-nutrition-professionals-tickets-27583070707