Manager, Material Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing

Weee!

Weee!

Operations
Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About Weee!

Weee! is the largest and fastest-growing ethnic e-grocer in the United States, operating in one of the largest underserved categories in retail with affordable access to exciting ethnic food. By partnering with local suppliers, redesigning the value chain and leveraging social buying, Weee! is reshaping the grocery business entirely. You can read more about us on Business Insider, Reuters and TechCrunch.

Weee! is headquartered in Fremont, CA, and is currently available coast to coast with exceptional growth (5x YoY) across geographies, categories and ethnicities. We have raised $800M+ in funding to date from leading investors including Softbank Vision Funds, DST, Blackstone, Tiger Global, Lightspeed Ventures, Goodwater Capital, XVC and iFly. The opportunity now is to join a rocketship as we prepare for the next stage of growth, and an eventual public listing.

About the Role

The Manager, Material Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing leads the packaging development and sourcing teams and creates and ensures execution of the enterprise packaging strategy. This role will drive operational excellence from the team and our suppliers. This role will set the strategic direction for the packaging organization that aligns with Weee’s strategic priorities and Annual Operating Plan and is responsible for the department’s annual spend. The Manager, Material Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing will lead, coach, and develop Packaging and Strategic Sourcing Specialists. This role will deliver value for the company through the ideation and execution of innovation and strategic sourcing projects that reduce & control cost, improve quality, drive efficiency, and contribute to positive environmental impact. This role will also serve as a technical resource to support the execution of various packaging material development and capital installation projects.

Responsibilities:

Overall

  • Leverage deep industry experience, knowledge of relevant industry trends and Weee’s strategic priorities to develop the vision and strategy for the packaging organization.
  • Evolve and own the packaging strategy, including market evaluation, supplier fit assessment, risk analysis and mitigation, and innovation opportunities.
  • Cultivate a culture of collaboration both internally within the packaging team as well as with cross-functional teams and supplier partners.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), regularly measure performance to target and course correct as needed.
  • Manage a team of Packaging and Strategic Sourcing Specialists.

Material Supply Chain Packaging Development & Innovation

  • Provide strategic direction and technical leadership.
  • Develop and deliver innovative packaging solutions that contribute cost savings, increase efficiency and/or safety and position the packaging organization for future-readiness.
  • Build & maintain influential relationships with Operations, Process Engineering, Food Safety, and Suppliers to ensure highly collaborative and successful project management.
  • Drive sustainable packaging solutions.

Strategic Sourcing

  • Accountable for successful execution of the Strategic Sourcing process including market research, contract review, RFQ generation, negotiation, and presentation of recommendations to Senior Leadership.
  • Lead the Supplier Relationship Management program including mutually beneficial goal setting, quarterly Business Review Meetings with suppliers, and regular performance management.
  • Leverage strong financial acumen in management of our annual spend – create budget, track spend and cost savings, and scenario plan.
  • Oversee and maintain optimal inventory levels in the warehouse through effective inventory planning, inventory replenishment, and working with vendors to ensure optimal delivery performance.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Packaging Engineering or other engineering disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and industry experience, or business, supply chain or other relevant fields
  • 6+ years of packaging engineering and/or sourcing experience in a food manufacturing and/or CPG enterprise, having multi-plant responsibility
  • 6+ years experience in a management role with demonstrated career progression
  • Exceptional at building & leading high performing teams
  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge.
  • High proficiency with SQL and Advanced Excel.
  • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leads with a continuous improvement mindset, constantly engaging and challenging team, partners, and suppliers for opportunities to improve
  • Excellent project management skills with experience leading teams in execution of complex and multi-disciplinary projects

Benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance package, including medical, dental, and vision. PPO/HMO packages
  • 401k, 4% company match
  • Equity and Bonus
  • Vacation, sick and holiday time off
  • Monthly mobile stipend
  • Monthly Weee! Points credits

Compensation Range

  • The US base salary range for this full-time position is $115,000 - $145,000
  • This role may be eligible to discretionary bonus, incentives and benefits
  • Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location

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