Supply Chain Manager

Operations · Eugene, Oregon
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive, DOE

Are you here to change the world by building brands that inspire a movement? What’s your purpose in life? Do you find yourself thinking about how to make an impact in our food and agricultural system so that it’s naturally sustainable for future generations?

 

Our company: At Bliss, we’re a group of purpose-driven brand builders, environmental stewards, and passionate pioneers who will stop at nothing until our purpose to flip the food system through sustainable measures is realized. For over 16 years we’ve built our brand on delicious, organic frozen treats that do as much good for the world as they do for our taste buds! That’s right, get ready to unleash your inner child because we love our earth as much as we love our ice cream!

 

Our culture: To be a part of our team, you have to know a few things about us first: Kindness, respect, inclusivity, open-mindedness, laughter, and a deep appreciation for our earth and sustainability are at the heart of our culture. We do things the right way or we don’t do them. Environmental and social impact are the core essence of how we live our day-to-day. We are looking for teammates who will not only live our mission and fuel our passion in each other to make a positive difference each day, but also be a trailblazer to lead the charge for a better tomorrow.  

 

Coconut Bliss is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Coconut Bliss believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

 

The Role:

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for creating and developing strong working relationships with people both inside and outside of Coconut Bliss to support effective sourcing of ingredients and packaging that meet all requirements; negotiate favorable contracts; ensure timely purchase orders and on-time deliveries; tracks ingredient and packaging shrinkage based on raw material and finished goods inventory. In addition, this role performs related analysis, data tracking and research to facilitate meeting company objectives and goals.

 

What you’ll need:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and our hiring processes are centered on assessing candidates based on diverse lived experiences. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure of whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, contact us at Jobs@CoconutBliss.com to discuss your application.

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree preferably in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and/or Applied Science, or two additional years of directly relevant experience, ideally sourcing ingredients, is required
  • Experience – Three years minimum experience in a similar role is required, five+ years preferred
    • Required:
      • Experience managing supplier relationships and contracts
      • Experience working in inventory management systems or ERPs
      • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Excel
      • Beginner proficiency with QuickBooks or relevant equivalent
    • Preferred:
      • Experience sourcing food ingredients and packaging, has established network
      • Knowledge of organic, fair trade and other certifications, and sustainable packaging options
    • Ideal candidates will be skilled in the following areas: teamwork, organizational skills, communication, adaptability, logic & problem-solving, critical thinking/analyzing, kaizen (continuous improvement) and leadership.
    • Alignment – Passionate about natural, organic and local foods; willing (or excited!) to actively contribute to furthering the mission and vision of Bliss Unlimited
    • Schedule is generally 40 hours per week during regular business hours
    • Travel: Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; may travel up to 5 times a year, by auto and/or plane, to visit suppliers
    • Physical: The majority of the Supply Chain Manager duties are performed sitting or standing at a desk, using a computer and phone, and other office equipment in a typical office environment or at the employee’s home office
      • When visiting suppliers, manufacturers and copackers, environment is often loud with cold temperatures and has strict requirements regarding clothing, shoes, jewelry and personal protective equipment; must be able to safely comply with all company and regulatory rules and guidelines while in these environments

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to the extent possible and appropriate in the event of ADA qualifying disability.


What you’ll do:

  • Maintains/creates positive working relationships with long term/new suppliers
  • Sources and secures ingredients and packaging that meet all requirements
  • Negotiates contracts with new and existing suppliers and manages RFP processes
  • Works with QA Manager to onboard new suppliers
  • Manages ingredient, packaging and component purchase orders, including monitoring raw materials inventory and production, placing orders, tracking receipt, tracking production and shipment, tracking orders against contracted quantities, all in a timely manner and in justified volumes
  • Collaborates with the Production Planner and Copack facilities on ingredient and packaging forecasts, orders and shipping schedules
  • Maintains timely flow of communication with suppliers and logistics teams, both internal and external
  • Performs cost analysis for contracting and meeting internal goals
  • Performs market research and stays informed on trends related to supply chain and sustainable packaging
  • Tracks supply chain sustainability metrics, working with suppliers to collect greenhouse gas emissions data, waste data, water usage data, and toxic waste data in the supply chain


(The above lists are meant to provide a broad overview.  A detailed job description will be provided during the interview process.)

 

What you’ll get:

Coconut Bliss pays fair and living wages for all positions, and provides excellent benefits including medical, vision and dental insurance, a wellness reimbursement bonus, paid holidays, a generous paid time off benefit, a 401k with company match and several perks including all the Coconut Bliss you can eat!  We also have an amazing team that like to work hard and play often together, and a wonderful work environment.  More details about compensation and benefits will be provided during the interview process. 

 

If you have a passion for organic food and sustainability, if you are excited to work with a growing company who values integrity, people + planet, excellence, transparency and joy, and if you want to change the world for the better, we welcome you to submit a cover letter and resume. Apply at: https://coconutbliss.bamboohr.com/jobs

 

Location: Remote or Bliss Unlimited Headquarters in Eugene, OR

Timeline: Open until filled, application review begins 1/10/2022.

 
***If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact Jobs@CoconutBliss.com to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. 

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  • Location
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Competitive, DOE