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Director of Co-Manufacturing

Company: Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Department: Supply Chain Reports To: Chief Supply Chain OfficerSummaryIn this key new role for Traditional Medicinals, the Director of Co-Manufacturing will be responsible for all planning, scheduling, and materials based on demand forecasts. The Director of Co-Manufacturing will be the face of TM and manage and negotiate all existing and any new co-packer contracts and relationships. This involves 5-7 3rd party co-packers to ensure TM's quality standards and processes are followed. The Director of Co-Manufacturing role will coordinate production processes and staff in third-party manufacturing facilities based in the United States and Canada. This position will play a crucial role on TM's Innovation Team and must-attend industry trade shows for the latest and future trends. The ideal candidate will need to have strong skills in manufacturing, communication, technical and food safety understanding, problem-solving skills, and be willing to travel 40%.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage current and future relevant co-manufacturers and co-packers to meet the production needs of TM's current and new product opportunities.
  • Prepare and present new projects, plans, and opportunities to all levels of management.
  • Evaluate contract manufacturers' qualifications, equipment capabilities, and needs.
  • Able to negotiate contracts and effectively layout terms and conditions in conjunction with procurement to management and corporate counsel.
  • As the face of TM, ethically represent the Company and be compliant with the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Work with production scheduling to flex capacity at multiple manufacturing facilities across the United States and Canada.
  • Confirm reception of bulk ingredients, packaging, and other materials.
  • Confirming quality control requirements are in place for production in conjunction with TM Quality Assurance.
  • Confirm pre-production and post-production, and project-specific requirements are being carried out.
  • Work with the logistics team to ensure inbound and outbound freight occurs as scheduled.
  • Prepare metrics, production briefs, and de-briefs to communicate target goals and analyze productivity results.
  • Maintain and develop positive relationships with management and staff at each facility.
  • Exercise good judgment in problem-solving and quality concerns.
  • Document processes and procedures which standardize and support Company and regulatory information requirements.
  • Drive the Company's continuous improvement efforts for its outside manufacturing and processing operations
  • Other duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements:
    • 8+ years' experience in the food and beverage or packing industry with increasing responsibility overseeing production operations is required.
    • Experience in a manufacturing setup, production needs, and line operations.
    • Strong understanding of weights and measures, conversion factors, freight, and logistics.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Strong public speaking skills, favorable phone presence.
    • Strong skills in time management, prioritizing tasks and being efficient
    • Be able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Be self-directed/self-motivated.
    • Have a strong sense of job ownership coupled with a solid team orientation.
    • Be adept at complex problem-solving. Demonstrate innovation and creative thinking.
    • Be highly resourceful. Be relationship-based. Be organized and take an attention to detail approach.
    • Must maintain a high standard of personal and corporate integrity and work ethics.
    • Experience in a co-packing facility or plant management is a plus.
    • Must be able to establish a partnership across functional areas within TM: Manufacturing, Quality, Demand Planning, Production Scheduling, Transportation, Inventory, Sourcing/Procurement, Marketing, R&D, and external contacts (co-packers and suppliers).
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate and lead in a high-growth environment and manage ambiguity.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive and deploy best practices processes for the function.
    • Experience in dealing with highly volatile supply chains, preferably agricultural commodities.Education Required:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field (Engineering, Business, Manufacturing). MBA preferred.Personal Traits:
        • Strong motivational and leadership skills.
        • Strong financial acumen.
        • Understand how to be strategic while getting things done. Strong analytical skills.
        • Resourceful and self-sufficient - understand how to execute with the resources of a company this size.
        • Proactive in attitude and action but gets buy-in from key stakeholders and people.
        • Have a demonstrated acumen for trying new things and managing change in terms of pace, the need for balance, communication, and relationship building.
        • Appreciative and respectful of the history and how changes impact people.
        • Approachable.
        • Data-driven decision-maker.
        • Ability to analyze business problems from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
        • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
        • Ability to think innovatively.
        • A passion for advancing customer and supplier expectations.
        • Passionate believer of visual metrics and focused KPIs.
        • Exceptionally well organized and accurate with details.
        • Ability to drive organizational improvement through goal setting and management of KPIs.
        • Highly creative and out-of-the-box thinking.Travel Requirements
          • Ability to travel up to 40%, both domestically and internationally.Physical/Mental Requirements
            • Ability to meet minimum physical requirements to work in a manufacturing environment, including but not limited to: the ability to sit, stand for two or more hours at a time, the ability to operate a computer and office equipment, and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds throughout the dayWork Environment:
              • Employee works in a busy administrative office with moderate noise as well as visiting other offices, warehouses, production environments and external partner sites.
              • This position is based in Rohnert Park, CA. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 pm. This is a hybrid position.Pay range $150,000 - $173,000

Keywords: Traditional Medicinals, Inc., Rohnert Park , Director of Co-Manufacturing, Executive , Rohnert Park, California

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