October 5, 2020

Supply Chain Manager

HOPE Foods

Who We Are:
Hope is a beautiful thing. We’re not talking about our hummus, although we love that too. We’re talking real hope—that optimistic sense of desire and expectation. We named our company Hope Foods because we believe in the possibility for better products to meet people’s hope for food they can love and trust.

The seeds of our company were sown at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market, where our Spicy Avocado hummus, a favorite with our friends, became a local favorite as well. Our goal soon became to spread this amazing experience of fresh hummus to a wider audience, using cold pressure (instead of heat) to keep the product fresh – just like at the Farmer’s market.

Today, our products are found across the country, in grocery and specialty stores of all shapes and sizes, with a wide selection of fresh hummus and guacamole that feature fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and the same level of passion we’ve been pouring into our products since day one. And we have a tremendous following of loyal fans to whom we will be forever grateful. We still make our products in small batches in the heart of Colorado, just a few miles from that original farmer’s market.

Our hope today? That you’ll join us in our mission to spread good things.

What You Will Do:
Following HOPE Foods procedures & policies, combined with Supply Chain Best Practices; using effective purchasing & inventory tracking tools, and liaising closely with other HOPE Foods depts. while maintaining effective vendor relationships, the Supply Chain Manager is responsible for effective completion of all essential duties within the HOPE Foods LLC Supply Chain dept. including; developing raw material, packaging and ingredients specifications, sourcing of raw materials, ingredients, packaging and other inventory items, price control, and risk mitigation in order to prevent supply chain or process interruptions. In addition to managing the strategic and tactical efforts of the Supply Chain dept. this position maintains an active support role in various cross functional teams within HOPE Foods, while ensuring that HOPE Food’s customers both external & internal are continuously receiving quality products & service, while maintaining a safe, effective, and harmonious work environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work independently to provide quality service.
Understand, follow, and enforce all HOPE Foods policies, procedures, and protocols.
Responsible for food safety, food quality & food security
Develop a Strategic Supply Chain Plan:
Develop a long-term procurement plan and cost management strategy in line with the company’s vision & plan.
Using annual sales, finance & operations plans, develop an annual procurement budget.
Continuously evaluate and improve cost of goods.
Develop analytics for key supply chain metrics.
Liaise with HOPE Foods Marketing & Sales Depts. Quality Systems dept. Engineering, and R&D dept. to develop and maintain standard specifications for all raw materials, ingredients, and packaging, Include packing, shipping, and label requirements.
Establish & Negotiate reliable Sources and Contracts. Establish the budget process, track variances, and manage consolidated reporting for the team
Issue, manage & track Purchase Orders to maintain appropriate inventory levels and to ensure uninterrupted supply chain.
Establish and maintain positive vendor relationships.
Using accurate internal & external data, monitor and react to changing inventory levels and vendor actions to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain. Effectively communicate projected interruptions to dept. heads, highlighting the impact and recommended actions.
Foster a climate of urgency, accuracy, and timeliness.

Who You Are:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty / responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience such as professional supply chain certification.
5 years’ previous experience in senior Supply Chain Management in a food manufacturing environment with demonstrated experience with and knowledge of supply planning, budgeting, sourcing, contracting, purchasing and inventory management.
Demonstrated ability to interpret data and effectively communicate information is required.
Demonstrated leadership experience through progressively more complex roles.
Demonstrated hands-on “Lean Manufacturing” experience.
Advanced computer skills required, with demonstrated knowledge of & expertise in Microsoft programs.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and be able to verbally communicate, understand, and write in the English language.

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