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Scope Recruitment 28/05/2019
Position: Location: Sector:
Director of Operations
San Francisco, CA Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Food & Beverage

COMPANY 

Ample Foods Inc. produces Ample, an optimized powder meal for convenience that provides vitamin and mineral need on a daily basis. They currently offer 3 formulas – Ample (original), Ample V (vegan), and Ample K (keto). They currently sell direct to consumers through their website. Experiencing quick growth and an even stronger growth trajectory, they are expanding their team.


To learn more about Ample Foods and visit their website, click here.

 

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a Director of Operations to drive the supply chain and manufacturing for our CPG health food startup. Ample is on a mission to make good nutrition so simple that everyone can lead a healthier, more productive life. We create satisfying, drinkable meals made from nutritious ingredients for busy, health-conscious people. This is a broad, robust role, and thus requires a strong foundation in food manufacturing and supply chain – including knowledge of working with contract manufacturers, vendor partners, business processes, shipping/fulfillment, demand planning, and analytics. The right candidate must be a strong troubleshooter who can enhance business processes for scalability but be flexible enough to embrace the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and enjoy discovering effective ways to optimize the business and add value. The role is an opportunity to help build a global food brand, setting the standard for what it means to be a sustainable, scientifically valid, and transparent food company health food company.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own strategic projects and initiatives – you will help determine the landscape, research alternative options and advocate for direction that will help optimize the company operationally and financially
  • Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation
  • Help manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors, including our contract manufacturer
  • Responsible for owning and guiding team toward optimizing manufacturing and shipping/fulfillment KPIs
  • Work with food scientist team to ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations
  • Work with finance and marketing to plan production volumes for new and existing products, balancing cash flow management and customer demand
  • Assist with supply chain management and improving forecast accuracy
  • Assist in risk assessment and mitigation activities
  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
  • Work with logistics and fulfillment and supply chain to launch products in new channels such as retail
  • Assist with managing contract manufacturer with managing procurement processes, coordinating material and resource allocation

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Ability to troubleshoot and drive strong outcomes
  • 5+ years of manufacturing/CPG/supply chain experience, combining breadth with depth.
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • Familiarity with Google Sheets, excel, and various business software
  • BSc/BA
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Experience in food and/or ecommerce company a big plus
  • Knowledge and experience with diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, contract manufacturing, etc.)

PERKS

  • Unlimited Ample + office snacks.
  • Full insurance benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • Monthly stipend towards personal health and wellness.
  • Fun office environment with passionate and committed colleagues.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Flexible work schedule – up to 1 day or two half days per week remote.

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