Senior Supply Chain Manager

Job Number
GB#6169
Job Title
Senior Supply Chain Manager
Salary Range
DOE – base salary + bonus
Benefits
Extended health and dental, flex days, vacation negotiable, computer and phone provided
Category
Production & Operations Jobs
Industry
Agriculture
Location
Langley - BC
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Our client is a successful manufacturer of organic plant products sold to commercial clients and retailers across the world. We are looking for a very senior Supply Chain Manager to join their team. They work in the organic space where relationship management with suppliers is pivotal. This individual will manage a supply chain team, build strong partnerships with vendors, source materials, work cross-functionally across teams, track KPIs, review supply chain models and make improvements, and ensure products are secured at reasonable costs. This is a strategic position within the organization.

We are looking for a unique person to join our client’s team. Ideally, this person has experience with sourcing organic raw commodities. We are looking for an individual with 5+ years of supply chain management experience or experience in a similar production/operations role where the position is focused on managing relationships with suppliers. He or she should have related experience in the following areas: fertilization, agriculture, feed operations, aquaculture, pet food, or supplements.

This is a chance to work for a solid organization that offers a supportive environment and career advancement opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Director of Operations, secures organic raw materials at reasonable costs
  • Leverages industry knowledge to build relationships and secure commodities on time
  • Works collaboratively with production planners and logistics to ensure orders are received on time
  • Creates and maintains supplier agreements
  • Looks for areas of improvement and cost savings in all supply activities
  • Fosters strong partnerships with vendors
  • Identifies primary and secondary suppliers
  • Sources new materials
  • Evaluates suppliers based on quality, price, and shipping times
  • Works cross-functionally across teams (including production, operation, and sales teams)
  • Monitors and tracks KPIs
  • Generate monthly reports
  • Evaluates supply chain procedures and makes strategic changes to improve processes
  • Manages a team of direct reports, fostering communication and positivity
  • Investigates costing and commodity availability for new products
  • Stays up-to-date on supply chain practices and trends

Qualifications:

  • Supply chain management designation or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of supply chain management experience OR production/operations experience with a vendor management component
  • Experience sourcing raw materials related to fertilizers, agricultural products, feedstuffs, aquaculture, pet food manufacturing or supplements
  • Detail-oriented, strategic-minded leader
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing/production processes
  • Sophisticated experience in purchasing, planning, and logistics
  • Experience sourcing organic products is a major asset

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Jessica Miles

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