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Supply Chain Manager



New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Job:

Helaina is seeking a Supply Chain Manager to help us build and oversee the proper functioning of Helaina’s supply chain function. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in supply chain for food, ingredients, or supplements, is deeply organized, and excels in a fast-paced environment.

What You’ll Do:

  • Execute supply chain day-to-day operations.
  • Collaborate with the team to establish performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain.
  • Report on CMO and manufacturing performance.
  • Collaborate with sales, the COO, and the CFO to forecast product demand.
  • Maintain up to date shipping documentation.
  • Prepare production plans in coordination with R&D.
  • Create and implement a process for tracking COGS; monitor COGS and report to Finance.
  • Help build an inventory tracking system to scale with production.
  • Work with freight forwarders to achieve the successful import of product.
  • Own end to end logistics.
  • Negotiate prices for raw material and delivery with suppliers, vendors, and/or shipping companies.
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identify and qualify new suppliers in collaboration with other departments.
  • Build a post-sales logistics infrastructure and process; provide end-to-end post-sales support in partnership with sales including client onboarding and order fulfillment.
  • Spearhead the set up third party warehousing and shipping capabilities for commercial scale as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

About You:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in logistics or supply chain management
  • You have 10+ years practical experience working in a food, supplement, or ingredient supply chain or logistics focused role.
  • You have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have excellent negotiation skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.
  • You are highly organized, analytical, process oriented and detail oriented.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • You are able to work collaboratively with other functional areas including manufacturing, QA/QC, sales, marketing and finance.
  • You have working knowledge of dangerous goods regulations including U.S. DOT, ICAO/IATA and IMDG.
  • You have experience implementing an ERP system.
  • You have experience working in the supply chain within the food industry.
  • CPSM, CSCP, and/or SCPro certification a plus.