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Supply Chain Logistics Director

Job Title
Supply Chain Logistics Director
Job ID

Supply Chain Director

Position Summary

The Supply Chain Logistics Director is the first team member being hired for this function. This role is with a unique food tech company in Manhattan.  This position will own the supply chain function in a hands-on role, so the ideal candidate will need to be a true “Jack-of-all-trades”.  This start-up role will help define the ERP system implementation and set the foundation for the organization’s supply chain.  Must be a team player, a confident self-starter, one who is extremely curious and draws energy by an organization in rapid growth mode.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages and owns Inventory/Supply Chain/Logistics function.
  • Assesses current SAP system for needs. Researches and selects new ERP system if needed.
  • Responsible for ERP system implementation and rollout.
  • Audits and tracks vendor costs & activities.
  • Coordinates with R&D on quality/cost assessment for new ingredient/raw material suppliers/vendors.
  • Coordinates with R&D for all ingredient raw material purchases and payments.
  • Manages the Co-packer relationship from a Production Planning, Warehousing and Shipping to end user’s standpoint. 
  • Builds/maintains relationships with storage and freight vendors, while being the key point of contact to resolve issues.
  • Monitors & tenders all shipments.
  • Receives all PODs. Works with finance to issue payments to suppliers/Vendors.
  • Manages & analyzes all KPIs and service metrics that are related to Supplier vendors, production capacity, freight, storage, and warehouse capacity.
  • Be proactive & anticipatory by recommending actions to deal with market conditions that affect costs and potential projects.
  • Ensures the highest and most effective customer service with on time delivery.
  • Be proactive about temperature control, related to delivery


Your Background

  • 5 -10+ years’ experience in a hands-on Supply Chain or Logistics role.
  • 5-10+ years’ experience working in a food manufacturing environment coordinating/managing logistics OR supply chain
  • Past history of managing co-packers is ideal
  • Must be sound in managing the financial aspect of this function
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Must be able to commute to Manhattan on a daily week day basis
  • Willingness and motivation to work in a fast-paced start- up environment.

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