Supply Chain Director – Co-Manufacturing

Michael Page
January 13, 2021
Chicago, IL
Job Type


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The Supply Chain Director - Co-Manufacturing will report to the COO and work closely with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders to lead the identification and execution of operating partnerships. This role will leverage analysis to create long-term business opportunities and strategies and help execute on commercial deployment plans inclusive of manufacturing and value-capture tactics to achieve revenue/profit goals.

Client Details

My client is a CPG start up in downtown Chicago with sales dramatically increasing month by month. With a fearless growth strategy and rapid expansion to other markets including healthcare- our client manufactures a niche product and aims to be "The next Peloton".


The Supply Chain Director - Co-Manufacturing will:

  • Seek out best-in-class strategic manufacturing partners to ensure product delivery to market.
  • Develop process to manage materials and inventories inclusive of IT systems and internal/ external flows to forecast.
  • Lead and maintain a professional relationship with external business partners and internal technical organization.
  • Establish and maintain contract manufacturing relationships.
  • Act as the key point of contact for the supplier on contract adherence, production qualifications, supply issues and KPIs.
  • Partner with internal and external quality control teams to conduct root cause analysis of issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement cost savings projects with vendors; establish measurements techniques to identify savings and manage the process of realizing these savings per agreement(s).
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure that contract manufacturers comply with contract provisions and meet all worker safety, food safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with vendors and the internal Quality Assurance team to analyze manufacturability of new products, recommend changes that will facilitate efficient manufacturing and lower costs.
  • Develop processes to ensure that products can be commercially reproduced.
  • Prospect redundant and overflow capacity and provide recommendations to plan for unexpected sales growth or an unforeseen constraint to supply.
  • Build operational and execution-oriented plans to deliver on key priorities, including: revenue goals, growing/ processing strategies, market development approaches, product/sales tactics, margin attainment and commercial reporting.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and achievement of annual operating plan.
  • Support cross functional teams (internal/external) in the development and financial modeling of category capital projects.


The Supply Chain Director - Co-Manufacturing will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable discipline; MBA preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and stakeholder management.
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers globally
  • Track record of producing business-driving growth programs from concept to execution.

Job Offer

The target compensation for the Supply Chain Director - Co-Manufacturing is between $105,000-125,000 base salary + bonus commensurate with candidate experience.

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