Hampton Creek is hiring a

Vendor Manager

San Francisco, United States
Full-Time

ROLE
We are looking for a senior operations team member to help us fill out a world-class operations team. Our goal is to ultimately set the standard for how healthy food products will be manufactured. The right person will need to have a proven track record of performing successfully in an unstructured, and fast-paced environment. The right person will need to have deep operations experience, vendor management, production planning, product management, warehouse and logistics.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage one or more contract manufacturers (Co-Packers) or warehouses:
o Primary contact point for Hampton Creek.
o Co-Packer management:
• First line of support for the Co-Packers / warehouses with Hampton Creek.
• Facilitates needs of our internal teams - Culinary, R&D, QA, Partnership, etc.
• Gets ingredient samples for our culinary bench work.
• Coordinate pilot product runs for Co-Packers.
• Coordinate samples for potential customers.
• Communicate Co-Packer forecasting, planning and delivery deadlines.
o Warehouse management:
• Communicates warehouse forecasting.
• Sets warehouse availability dates.
• Work with transportation manager to arrange timely deliveries.
• Help Partnerships/Sales team with special, high priority deliveries.
• Inventory management for raw ingredients, packaging and finished goods.
o Help select vendors, develop both short and long term strategies.
• Be willing to travel 25% - 40% of the time.
• Develop cost reduction strategies without sacrificing product quality or damaging product experience for our customers.
• Manage KPIs for Co-Packers / warehousing.
• Work hand in hand with QA to implement quality standards and track results.

ATTRIBUTES
• "Roll up your sleeves” and all hands on deck attitude.
• Extremely detail-oriented and an effective decision-maker.
• Proven leadership – ability to have your vendor(s) / warehouse(s) organized and efficient.
• Assist in recruiting and effectively building out the team.
• Experience with Inventory Management systems.
• Experience in supply chain management and/or logistics management.
• Demonstrated experience leading projects and implementing process improvements.
• Problem-solve and prioritize the needs of our customers.
• Strong negotiation skills with vendors and suppliers.
• Thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
• Your colleagues use the following words to describe you: gritty, smart, possess a sense of humor, has common sense and knows how to get stuff done.