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OVERVIEW: This is a rare opportunity to join the “ground floor” of a dynamic entrepreneurial venture led by seasoned professionals who have launched and scaled national, iconic brands. We’re a team of business and sales savvy professionals who are passionate about creating, nurturing and growing category-defining brands. We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes operations to take charge of the production, logistics and procurement of our newest fast-paced growth brand. Join our team in creating and forging a bold, new adult beverage category!
Manage Co-Packing relationship for adult beverage to insure production runs are consistent, to specification and to budget.
Perform and coordinate all raw material purchasing for the product and insure all raw inventory is readily available for Co-Packer on date of production run.
Develop strong relationships with vendors to consistently push for highest quality, lowest cost and just in time inventory.
Work cross functionally with Sales to insure demand planning and production load are well balanced.
Develop thorough understanding of distribution network and coordinate all logistics to distributors.
Work cross functionally with accounting to insure adequate internal controls are in place for purchase and inventory function.
Responsible for all raw and finished goods inventory balances to insure adequate stock levels are kept at all times.
Be willing to travel to insure procurement of quality materials and finished goods to specifications.
Ability to scale operations either through existing co-packing relationships or by doing the necessary due diligence to uncover other co-packing opportunities.
Fulfill all regulatory compliance issues related to the production of adult beverages and insure timely filings.
Manage all relationships with FG warehousing and transportation.
Report to the Board of the Company
Solid understanding of production protocols, QA/QC, logistics and procurement
Prior experience (5+ years) in the CPG industry or adult beverage industry preferred
Solid understanding of budget development and management
Strong cost accounting familiarity as it relates to the bill of materials
Must be entrepreneurial in nature
Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action
Pro-active and anticipatory. Recognizing opportunities and/or problems well before they happen.
Solution oriented. Must have the ability to recommend solutions for situations
Analytical – ability to “crunch numbers” to deliver optimal solutions in an explainable format
Excellent relationship building skills. Must be able to get along with a variety of people in varied positions.
Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives on tight deadlines.
Ability and willingness to respond to after hours calls for critical issues and provide weekend coverage as needed
Sense of urgency
Sense of humor required