Job Description: Leader, Supply (Supply Chain Manager)
Better Nutritionals, LLC, a premium gummy manufacturer providing innovative pectin-based nutritional gummy products that are created to improve the quality of our customers’ lives; is seeking to add a leader to our team as our company accelerates on an exciting growth curve.
We are seeking an exceptional leadership candidate, with a balanced approach to achieving high-quality results, delivering on business and customer commitments while partnering with all other business functions to execute with excellence passion.
This leader, a position more traditionally called: Supply Chain Manager, will have overall responsibility for:
o Inventory Management
o Warehouse Operations
o Operations Reporting
o Production Scheduling
o Work Order Operations
o Managing product-to-customer operations.
This leadership candidate will have effective experience in the food and beverage industry. This leader must understand how to operate efficiently and effectively in a regulated environment. Command of the areas of purchasing, contracts, bids, distribution and storage, MRO, Kanban systems and related are foundational to the role. Specifically, experience with NetSuite ERP, is a very big plus for the candidate.
The scope of the role, in the context of people, will be responsible for the warehouse team, manufacturing reporting team, and growing supply chain operations with the business. BN’s business operations must be lean and efficient, executing with excellence, and delivering on the goals for providing our customers with the highest quality nutritional gummies in the industry On Time, In Full. Understanding and managing the cost of operations will be requisite for achieving business objectives. Establishing performance metrics that both motivate our team and provide insight to the leadership team will be expected.
Requirements for a qualified candidate:
As a small but rapidly growing firm, any leader in this organization must be committed to demonstrating the ability to “jump in” and do what is necessary to achieve the BN standards and deliver to our customers, while possessing the maturity to know when to step back, assess, and lead their organization.
o Significant experience in: manufacturing, planning, supply chain, distribution and ERP in the food and beverage industry is key.
o The equivalent of 7+ years of increasing responsibility in the area of supply chain or its foundational disciplines is expected.
o A bachelor-level degree in business, supply chain, or related. Higher-level degrees a plus.
o Supply Chain certifications are also viewed as a big plus for candidates. (e.g. APICS or CSCP).
o A strong background in planning multi-shift production operations will be extremely helpful in this role.
o Experience in vendor selection, bidding, partnering with QA for vendor qualification and a basic understanding of regulatory requirements that apply to the SC role are expected.
o Experience using, setting user requirements and/or implementing an ERP at a business, especially if that business if food or nutritionals, is very desirable for the candidate.
o Knowledge of effective inventory management techniques is core to the candidate executing the role with optimal financial performance.
o Clear, concise communication skills: Listening, speaking and writing, will be an asset to a strong candidate. The role requires clear written and verbal communication skills, which will augment the strong emphasis on leadership in the role. All good leaders must have good listening skills.
o Spreadsheet and reporting skills are also desirable for the candidate to command.
o Experience in working closely with customers, suppliers, integrating customer requirements evolving in a customer-centric business are core to the role.
o Fluency in both English and Spanish are very desirable.
Requirements for working with the BN team:
Better Nutritionals creates and manufactures products that improve the quality of lives of children and adults. Our products are premium products that demand performance to a higher level.
Better Nutritionals is grounded in these four values:
o Our Customer & Growth
o Food Safety & Compliance
o Operational Excellence
o Enriching our People
The employees of Better Nutritionals must embrace these four pillars of value, with passion. The work we do makes a difference. Better Nutritionals is a leader in its space, because of its people.
Other Work-Related Expectations:
40+ hour, 5-day work week, with work schedules requiring some weekend work and off-shift work coverage.
This is primarily an office-based role, however being present in the warehouse and other areas of plant operations will be needed. There are requirements to be in the direct manufacturing and warehouse locations. Warehousing and Manufacturing can expose an employee to high- temperature equipment, kettles, piping and noise.
The target salary for this role is approximately $75,000/year.
Manufacturing and offices for Better Nutritionals, LLC are located in Gardena, CA.