FAQ

Supply Chain Manager

Posted by: | Posted on: August 8, 2022

How does the role fit?

The Supply Chain Manager (or SCM or “Coordinator” for short) plays a key role interfacing amongst our food brand clientele and their suppliers. The SCM helps maintain client relationships by coordinating regular activities and projects that keep the manufacturing operations running smoothly. The SCM is a critical member of our staff interacting with everyone and keeping everyone working together. As a coordinator, the role does not manage any direct reports, but does oversee warehouse activities. As a key member of our Services team, the SCM reports directly to the company President.

How would I contribute?

  • Manage Clients from forecasting through invoicing to make sure that the company and Client have exactly what they need to collaborate
  • Manage the on-boarding of new clients, new products, and product changes by shepherding Clients through our Roosting process for product commercialization and Hatching process for development.
  • Interact with ingredient and packaging suppliers to find and certify new ingredients and packaging.
  • Coordinate 3rd party certifications such as Non-GMO Project, GFCO, et al. that elevate public perception of our products.
  • Help Client convert orders and forecasts into material plans for Purchasing to execute.
  • Work through and to improve our Client Service processes to address special and ordinary requests
  • Perform monthly and ad-hoc billing
  • Assist in client acquisition by evaluating submissions from applicant brands.
  • Work with the entire Staff to see that our tasks and orders are completed on-time and in the most professional manner.

How would I be rewarded?

As a key contributor in a growing company, you will get to see your ideas and efforts brought to life. You will have influence over your work and impact on those around you that larger companies cannot afford. Your role will grow as you grow. For those looking to make a difference, The Kitchen Coop offers a compensation package including competitive pay, bonuses, healthcare reimbursement, profit sharing, and paid time off.

Job Qualifications:

         Education:    Bachelors degree required. Master’s degree is desirable, but not required.

         Experience:  Minimum two-year experience in an outwardly facing, professional position.  Minimum of 2 years in a purchasing or supply chain role interacting with outside vendors and logistics companies. Experience in project management is strongly preferred. Food industry experience is not required but strongly preferred.

Compensation:  For the mid-level individual ideally suited to this role, salary will be $60-70k.  For a more senior person, interested in a leadership track position, the possibilities exist for profit sharing and other mechanisms to fairly compensate a key contributor.

Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate professionally and knowledgeably with a wide range of people.
  • Enjoyment teaching in plain terms the challenges of the supply chain and how planning and preparation cost less than outages; how consolidation and redundancy of suppliers affect performance.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task and get it all done on time.
  • Ability to work as a team member or individually with minimal supervision guided by written procedures and oral instructions.  Interest in making improvements and updating procedures as needed.
  • Comfort with MS Office, especially Excel, as some spreadsheet work is handy to calculate demand for purchasing.
  • Experience with QuickBooks is a plus.
  • Experience with Wrike is a huge plus.

Introduce yourself to be considered for the Client & Supplier Coordinator

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and compensation expectations through this online form.

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