VP/Director of Operations

Biena Foods

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Biena is looking for an experienced VP/Director of Operations that will help drive the brand to the next level and play an important role on Biena’s Executive Management Team.  This role is for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.  The ideal candidate has experience with commercializing and overseeing production of natural food products in fast-growing categories.  Experience with snacks is a plus.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the end-to-end supply chain from procurement to production, warehousing and shipment of finished snacks.  Build strong relationships with operations partners, including manufacturing partner(s) and key suppliers.
  • Oversee all production and inventory management processes, including raw material procurement.  Improve processes over time as necessary
  • Build and implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control protocols to ensure that every Biena product in the marketplace meets our quality promise
  • Ownership of the brand’s cost-of-goods in order to maximize profit margins and meet key business goals
  • Negotiate manufacturing contracts with a deep understanding of key pressure points for both sides
  • Manage the Operations Forecast and the Sales & Operations Planning process in order to ensure that supply meets demand and that the brand does not experience stock outs
  • Commercialize innovative new products after they pass the R&D stage, including finding and developing new manufacturing partners.  Requires knowledge of new products planning process

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 7+ years experience working in Operations for a single-product line or more complex food business or company
    • Experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environments
      • Experience managing contract-manufacturing partners
      • Superior communication and collaboration skills
      • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and adept with large amounts of data

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Biena is redefining how Americans snack with it’s award-winning line of Roasted Chickpeas.  Launched in 2012, Biena has grown quickly and been recognized as a “Best New Snack” by Shape Magazine, Cooking Light Magazine, Gourmet Retailer and more.  With bold, tasty flavors such as Honey Roasted and Rockin’ Ranch, Biena is a healthy alternative to standard snacks.  Biena Snacks are packed with protein and fiber, good fats and is naturally gluten free.  Biena is distributed in 8,000+ locations nationally including Target, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Stop & Shop, CVS and more.