Supply Chain Manager

Ancient Nutrition

Ancient Nutrition

Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: US/CAN

Status: FT

Reports to: Director of Supply Chain

Hiring Timeframe: End of July 2024

At Ancient Nutrition, we have a clear goal: harness history’s most powerful superfoods to help fill the gaps in the everyday diet. But who we are goes beyond supplements. We embrace our responsibility to the planet by leading the revolution of regenerative agriculture. We’re dedicated to forward-thinking methods that foster richer soil, cleaner air, and ultimately – healthier ingredients.

Through regenerative methods, we can create supplements with the power to transform your health. We can change the way we grow food. And together, we can save the world with superfoods.

Ancient Nutrition is seeking a motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable Supply Chain Manager to drive on-time delivery through strategic planning. The Supply Chain Manager must be capable of fostering strong relationships with suppliers and manufacturers. The successful candidate will perform strategic procurement and purchasing activities across multiple channels, search for best-in-class suppliers/partners, and continuously look for cost-savings opportunities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Primary point of contact for suppliers
  • Work with comans to investigate supply challenges to keep production on track
  • Forecast raw material and packaging needs to key partners
  • Manage supplier contracts
  • Categorize and identify single-source materials and work on strategies to mitigate risk
  • Identify cost savings opportunities; provide analysis and work with PD, Quality and CoMans to execute changes as they are approved.
  • Manage RFQ’s with suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Maintain pricing database for raw materials, packaging and finished goods
  • Collaborate with Product Development on pricing and new ingredient sourcing
  • Drive continuous process and system improvements within Ancient’s purchasing process as well as with their suppliers
  • Collaborate with suppliers, contract manufacturers, and inventory control to ensure goals are met
  • Report to upper management on raw material issues
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify potential supply chain disruptions
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Perform other duties as necessary

What We're Looking For:

We need a self-starter that can understand and connect the dots at a higher level but who can also dig into the details. They need to be able to foster strong relationships with our suppliers, but not shy away from holding them accountable, in a professional manner. We also need someone who is genuinely interested in this industry and seeks to keep up to date on ingredient trends and market situations.

Experience Required:

  • 4+ years of experience as buyer or analyst
  • Experience in Food or Dietary Supplements Industry is a tremendous asset
  • CPG experience preferred
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Great networking ability
  • Solid judgment along with decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • BS degree in supply chain management or business administration

Core Values

  • Run to win the race – do everything with excellence
  • Committed to constant growth – refine and improve self and work daily
  • Take ownership – take initiative
  • Be a purpose driven leader/team player – be reliable and responsible
  • Play as a team- have fun and have each other’s back, be committed to our mission to transform lives and relentlessly care for those in need.


Work is about what you do, not where you do it. Ancient Nutrition has many team members located near Nashville, TN but we are a fully remote company and are able to hire from across the US and Canada. Ancient Nutrition is a laid back, but fast-paced place to be. We work hard because we love what we’re building. No one breathes down your neck. We hire great people who don't need to be micromanaged.

We offer health insurance benefits, basic life insurance and access to affordable vision, dental and disability insurance. Unlimited Paid Time Off is a given for salary employees and a generous amount of paid time off accrual for hourly employees, both paid maternity and paternity leave are offered.

We are passionate about living healthy lives and offer free Ancient Nutrition products.

If you feel this role is meant for you, write us a killer cover letter telling us why you are the best fit, and why you want to work with us! We really do read them!