Kodiak Cakes - Vice President of Operations

Job Title: Vice President of Operations
Company: Kodiak Cakes
Location: Park City, UT, 84098
Industry Sectors: Food Company
Date Posted: 10/7/2016

This new position on our team will oversee our product production and supply chain. It will manage co-packer relationships, identify new co-packer opportunities as we expand, ensure the quality of our products, and enable key ingredient sourcing opportunities to unlock innovation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with co-packers to manage production, quality, inventory, service levels, capital investment, and cost productivity 
  • Scout new co-packer relationships when needed
  • Coordinate sales forecasting with production forecasting
  • Closely monitor ingredient and finished goods inventory levels to ensure high quality customer service 
  • Optimize logistics and shipping processes and costs

We need someone with close familiarity with manufacturing production and supply chain operations within the food CPG industry.

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8-12+ years in operations and supply chain, primarily in food CPG
  • Experience managing plant and/or co-packer relationships
  • Passion for executing superior work and creating high quality products
  • Strong ability to manage multiple long-term and short-term projects
  • Urgent bias for action to get things done
  • Strong people skills and able to effectively manage conflict in a conciliatory way 
  • Strong fit for the Kodiak Cakes brand culture of active, outdoor lifestyle
  • Committed advocate of natural and organic foods

Preferred:

  • Natural foods industry experience
  • Experience with issue and crisis management 
  • Ensure supply for our high quality ingredients and forge new supplier relationships 
  • Monitor product quality and resolve issues
  • Build and develop a robust, internal operations team