Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain

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Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain
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Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain

Position Summary:

We are working with a plant-based company in the Pacific Northwest that is looking for a high-level operations and supply chain person!  This is with a high growth company in the dairy free plant-based industry. The Senior Director is a newly created role that will have a lot of autonomy to build supply chain and operations systems to promote growth. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high quality, stable yet flexible manufacturing capability to support rapid growth and geographic expansion.
  • Responsible for overseeing all third-party co-packing operations and identifying and negotiating with additional co-packers.
  • Manage partnerships with existing & contract manufacturer relationships, to maintain excellence in service levels and product quality while finding new & efficient ways to lower costs
  • Oversee to varying degrees, procurement, inbound logistics, production planning, packaging, quality control, processing, warehousing and outbound logistics and manage all technical activities associated with new product and packaging development and introduction.
  • Establish best practices for supply chain management, procurement and production scheduling
  • Integrate ecommerce, distributor and direct sales channels through EDI and other connections
  • Create Dashboards and information systems to help manage inventory and COGS
  • Use forecast to determine in-stock levels and plan production as needed. Write purchase orders and procure all materials for scheduled production runs.
  • Coordinate and manage warehouses & shipments to different customer warehouses. Monitor warehouse finished product inventory to fulfil sales orders and maintain sufficient product shelf life
  • Work to implement supply chain reporting
  • Analyzing, managing & reporting all service metrics and KPIs related to freight and storage and warehouse capacity
  • Work cross functionally with all necessary team members 
  • Search for improvement opportunities in all areas of supply chain, warehousing and transportation
  • Find cost effective ways for distribution – work with 3rd party agencies
  • Collaborate when needed with external agencies and other vendor parties
  • Manage COGS / BOM and forecast goals for cost reduction through volume and procurement purchases
  • Responsible for maintaining the ERP and ensuring inventory and BOM accuracy.
  • Interface with sales, marketing and finance to ensure strategies meet demand and take a hands-on approach to executing the strategy and addressing real-time problems and opportunities.
  • Create and implement inventory forecasting models, based on sales projections, distribution metrics and historical revenue

Job Requirements:
  • 10+ years of experience in a CPG food manufacturing environment in operations/supply chain/logistics
  • 5+ years of experience in refrigerated supply chain required, with dairy manufacturing strongly preferred, preferably in the cheese or yogurt industry
  • Proven background with streamlining the supply chain, logistics, fulfillment of a complex system with co-manufacturers
  • Strong communication skills: able to liaise with confidence and influence co-packers, wholesaler executives, Brokers, Finance Team, and Executive Team.
  • Experience at a fast-growing food and beverage startup is ideal
  • Strong multi-tasker, able to self-direct and redirect when needed
  • Entrepreneurially minded, will need to be able to think on your feet




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